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post #856 of 3528
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Chaps, what ties with this? Have always loved the simplicity of the pattern but apart from solids and grenadines struggle to match things.

Depends how dark/defined the lines are.

If dark and well defined it becomes to a large extent a "country" shirt to wear with a tweed sport coat and wool knit tie - or similar - like a Tattersall.

If a faint line that is indistinguishable unless up close then its just like any other shirt depending on the ground colour.
post #857 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


This is from the Market St store or online?

 

Correct, Market St store.

 

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I went with one of the TM lewin umbrellas and just in time too, started raining on day back from store. They are indeed made by Fox, but I suspect by fox's shenzhen division... Better quality then a chemist umbrella but probably not amazingly so.
 
You're probably right, the majority likely to be made outside of England.  Can't expect everything to be made in England for $70, however the umbrella has been pretty solid to date.
 
As much as I'd like to try the real deal $350 jobs, the chance of it getting pilfered at a restaurant/bar is likely to be high.
post #858 of 3528
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Chaps, what ties with this? Have always loved the simplicity of the pattern but apart from solids and grenadines struggle to match things.

big polka, camo
post #859 of 3528
Any tips for getting a pen mark off a tie?

post #860 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Any tips for getting a pen mark off a tie?


Buy new tie?

I'm sure fxh has a solution.
post #861 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Any tips for getting a pen mark off a tie?


Just colour in the rest of the white stripes with the same pen, solid blue ties are more minimalist anyway.
post #862 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Any tips for getting a pen mark off a tie?

Depends. What is it - biro, felt tip or ink?

In order of ease and non destructive outcomes

  1. Wear it and pretend the mark just happened an hour ago
  2. Get biro and draw stick figure or carton in same colour - when people look say "Ahh kids"
  3. Texta in that stripe same colour as rest of tie
  4. Throw tie away
  5. Go to dry cleaner and ask them to SPOT CLEAN ONLY and DO NOT IRON TIE
  6. Go to dry cleaner and ask then to clean whole tie and DO NOT IRON TIE
  7. Get some dry cleaning fluid and cotton bud and get spot stain off yourself.
  8. Make paste of Napisan/Oxy clean and rub gently into stain leave for a few hours. Rinse WHOLE TIE in bath of warm water by gently swishing back and forth making sure ALL the tie is equally wet. Wrap tie gently in folded towel to dry. Do not wring out.
post #863 of 3528
doh. I realised I just completely worn down the pants of my charcoal suit.

where can I get a good for value off the rack half canvas suit in HK and how am I going to use my orphaned jackrt. Its such a waste to chuck out a full canvassed hand sewn suit. Its super 120 plain dark charcoal with peak lapels and roped shoulders.
post #864 of 3528
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

doh. I realised I just completely worn down the pants of my charcoal suit.

where can I get a good for value off the rack half canvas suit in HK and how am I going to use my orphaned jackrt. Its such a waste to chuck out a full canvassed hand sewn suit. Its super 120 plain dark charcoal with peak lapels and roped shoulders.

 

Do you mean that the trousers have worn out in the "fork" (ie the crotch, where the legs meet)?

 

If so, you can often have them repaired by finding similar fabric and having two "v" shaped sections inserted where the original fabric has worn away. Given that you're in HK, with a huge amount of tailors, you should hopefully be able to find some very similar fabric somewhere!

post #865 of 3528
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Do you mean that the trousers have worn out in the "fork" (ie the crotch, where the legs meet)?

If so, you can often have them repaired by finding similar fabric and having two "v" shaped sections inserted where the original fabric has worn away. Given that you're in HK, with a huge amount of tailors, you should hopefully be able to find some very similar fabric somewhere!
yeah the crotch area. already patched one side at home. now the other side is gone.
post #866 of 3528
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post


yeah the crotch area. already patched one side at home. now the other side is gone.

 

 

Really, as long as you can find fabric that matches pretty well, you should be able to have them repaired and to keep on repairing them a few more times. Given the location of the fabric patches, it doesn't even have to be an absolutely precise match, particularly as the fabric is dark.

post #867 of 3528

Generally, I like Joe Ha's outfits.

 

However, this is definitely not The Finery Company's finest hour:

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDRkF34QAUT/

 

post #868 of 3528
blahman
As JM has said - its a very common operation inserting the 2 x Vs.

It doesn't have to be a perfect match of material either.

You just might be lucky enough to have enough excess material under your cuff opening to do it anyway. If you have cuffed your trousers you will have enough material by de cuffing.

You shouldn't be letting it go until you have blown it out - get repairs before it gets that far - its like getting a huge hole going right through your shoe sole before you get a repair.

Also work out why it is happening - Is it because you are an Olympic weightlifter with huge thighs?

Get a tailor to sew a proper Crutch Saddle inside all your trousers if its a likleyhood it will occur again. This will generally be Bemberg and it will protect your trousers by providing another loose layer and also be slippery so things won't catch and wear as much.
post #869 of 3528
blah with another crotch blow out.
post #870 of 3528
Wahoo! Just had a grovelling Aus Post courrier begging forgives and expressing a thousand pardons on my doorstep branding my parcel. Win!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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