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Hi gents, any advice on top shelf quality m65 jacket. Also a quick review of my recently acquired Barbour heritage liddesdale jacket. Heritage line is slim fit. There is a great amount of waist suppression. Best to take your normal size. I went down a size to an xs. Luckily it still fits quite good, even over a suit. Mine looks very fitted. Downside of a fitted jacket is no further room on shoulder and armholes . It is easy to wear over suit and don't scream for attention(blacked out snap buttons also helps).And best part is keeps you warm during cold mornings. I am surprised how quickly it became an essential item of my wardrobe. I would suggest you go for a navy ; as it's more versatile and formal option. There are 2 version of this jacket Classic and heritage. Classic is very boxy and you must drop a size. It is very light weight and I can easily pack it inside my briefcase (Folson 247). It's shower and wind proof - but not waterproof. Great jacket to throw over a suit on a rainy day if you are also carrying an umbrella.Pictures will follow soon. Anyone planning to buy a jacket this winter to wear casually and also over tailored clothing; consider this seriously. Bang per bucks- great value. I picked mine for $170 aud including shipping from end during the recent sale. Xs measurements- s17", chest 40.5", l29" and sleeves 26".
post #1472 of 3546
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hey, i'm heading to sydney soon and have a few quick questions.
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3. if anyone can suggest a decent italian restaurant in the CBD where i can make a booking for dinner it'd be appreciated. happy to pay up to $200 for 2 (neither myself or my partner drink, so wine etc isn't a consideration). nothing too stuffy because i'll probably be wearing jeans and vans or something.
Head down to Otto at Woolloomooloo on the wharf.

http://ottoristorante.com.au/menu/

Close enough to the CBD.

Nowadays I think it's a safe enough bet that you won't see Lawsie there to risk it.
post #1473 of 3546
Fratelli Fresh in Bridge St. Personally I prefer Walsh Bay food is consistently good.
post #1474 of 3546
my favourite Italian is at Pastizzi in Newtown. about 10 mins from cbd depending on how horrendous King st is.
post #1475 of 3546
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Hi gents, any advice on top shelf quality m65 jacket. Also a quick review of my recently acquired Barbour heritage liddesdale jacket. Heritage line is slim fit. There is a great amount of waist suppression. Best to take your normal size. I went down a size to an xs. Luckily it still fits quite good, even over a suit. Mine looks very fitted. Downside of a fitted jacket is no further room on shoulder and armholes . It is easy to wear over suit and don't scream for attention(blacked out snap buttons also helps).And best part is keeps you warm during cold mornings. I am surprised how quickly it became an essential item of my wardrobe. I would suggest you go for a navy ; as it's more versatile and formal option. There are 2 version of this jacket Classic and heritage. Classic is very boxy and you must drop a size. It is very light weight and I can easily pack it inside my briefcase (Folson 247). It's shower and wind proof - but not waterproof. Great jacket to throw over a suit on a rainy day if you are also carrying an umbrella.Pictures will follow soon. Anyone planning to buy a jacket this winter to wear casually and also over tailored clothing; consider this seriously. Bang per bucks- great value. I picked mine for $170 aud including shipping from end during the recent sale. Xs measurements- s17", chest 40.5", l29" and sleeves 26".

Aspesi?
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Head down to Otto at Woolloomooloo on the wharf.

http://ottoristorante.com.au/menu/

Close enough to the CBD.

Nowadays I think it's a safe enough bet that you won't see Lawsie there to risk it.

Excellent suggestion. If you want to get out of the CBD, and enjoy fantastic Italian food, suggest any of the restos in Haberfield.
post #1477 of 3546
Pasticeria Papa in haberfield bake a mean ricotta cheesecake 😎
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Pendelino in the Strand Arcade would be my go to option for upmarket Italian in the CBD. Has a very intimate vibe as well.

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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Hi gents, any advice on top shelf quality m65 jacket. Also a quick review of my recently acquired Barbour heritage liddesdale jacket. Heritage line is slim fit. There is a great amount of waist suppression. Best to take your normal size. I went down a size to an xs. Luckily it still fits quite good, even over a suit. Mine looks very fitted. Downside of a fitted jacket is no further room on shoulder and armholes . It is easy to wear over suit and don't scream for attention(blacked out snap buttons also helps).And best part is keeps you warm during cold mornings. I am surprised how quickly it became an essential item of my wardrobe. I would suggest you go for a navy ; as it's more versatile and formal option. There are 2 version of this jacket Classic and heritage. Classic is very boxy and you must drop a size. It is very light weight and I can easily pack it inside my briefcase (Folson 247). It's shower and wind proof - but not waterproof. Great jacket to throw over a suit on a rainy day if you are also carrying an umbrella.Pictures will follow soon. Anyone planning to buy a jacket this winter to wear casually and also over tailored clothing; consider this seriously. Bang per bucks- great value. I picked mine for $170 aud including shipping from end during the recent sale. Xs measurements- s17", chest 40.5", l29" and sleeves 26".

 

I have a Paul Smith M65 which I quite enjoy as a light layering piece. Not to start the the urban huntsman argument again but pic below.

 

Second that on the Liddesdale - Amazed at the lightness.

 

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Urban huntsman.

post #1481 of 3546
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Originally Posted by conqueror View Post

hey, i'm heading to sydney soon and have a few quick questions.

1. is there anywhere in the CBD where i can try on trickers and churchs other than double monk + henry buck? what are their selections (and pricing) usually like?
2. any CBD stores to pick up a nice tie or two? i'm not sure if kazuna, oscar hunt etc have ready-made ones to purchase? 'nice' to me for a tie is less than $120ish, so drakes etc is probably too much for my blood.
3. if anyone can suggest a decent italian restaurant in the CBD where i can make a booking for dinner it'd be appreciated. happy to pay up to $200 for 2 (neither myself or my partner drink, so wine etc isn't a consideration). nothing too stuffy because i'll probably be wearing jeans and vans or something.

thanks to everyone in advance.

 

Not from syd but just general advice but fairly sure david jones stock church's if your just looking to try them on. In terms of range though your not gonna get a wide variety.
 

post #1482 of 3546
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Not from syd but just general advice but fairly sure david jones stock church's if your just looking to try them on. In terms of range though your not gonna get a wide variety.
 

I haven't looked in a couple of years but last time I looked at the price of Church's in Sydney, I got sticker shock. There's a serious markup vs ordering them online! Worth, perhaps, trying on in DJ for size then ordering from one of the UK merchants?

post #1483 of 3546
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PSA: Kazuna in Sydney now do flush toe taps for $35. Edit: on shoes purchased through Kaz. 
That's good news, I might finally take the plunge with him. Looks like he's put his prices up lately unfortunately.

Last time I asked he checked with his maker in Japan who seemed a bit put out at the request.
post #1484 of 3546
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That's good news, I might finally take the plunge with him. Looks like he's put his prices up lately unfortunately.

Last time I asked he checked with his maker in Japan who seemed a bit put out at the request.


How do Kaz's shows compare to popular StyFo brands - Carmina, Vass, Alden etc?

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Might try and drop in this afternoon for a look if I get time. From the maker's website the lasts aren't as elegant as Carmina and Vass. From what I've read about this place people seem to get a good fit and the quality is also good, but have yet to see it for myself.

I see from Kaz's website that he's using Baxter and Black for doing the toe plates. Tempted to contact B&B directly to get some of my existing shoes done.
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