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post #11986 of 58046
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Originally Posted by The Upright Man View Post

Hey everyone, just wanted to post a pic of a sport coat made courtesy of Deer Style in Brisbane. It was my first MTM jacket and I'm extremely pleased with the result. The fabric is super 120 wool from the John Hardy chatsworth book (104845).



The colour is pretty washed out in that photo - it's actually more of a tan and olive gunclub with a faint blue over-check.



This one is closer to the real colour but was taken before a few minor alterations.

Let me know what you think.

That's the unlined number yes? It looks even bettter on you than it did on the hanger... I'd probably go a touch more room through the skirt but I'm likely alone in that choice. I don't suppose you have non front pictures?
post #11987 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Very nice, PS! I didn't realise you got the camel coloured chukka - thought you'd gotten the dark brown for some reason. Those look great and I'm glad you're enjoying them!

The tie arrived yesterday so I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I think it looks beautiful but it's something that you'd want to tone down with other parts of the outfit. I really like it.

GN, these are the Dark Brown version, they have come up a little lighter in the photographs (as I said poor quality) though they are a little lighter than I expected, they look like this http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Chukka-Darkbrown-D

rather than

http://www.crockettandjones.com/Product/Chukka-Snuff-D

Either way, I am very happy with them.

Hope the tie works out. Let us know.
post #11988 of 58046

The definitely came out a lot lighter in the photo then. They're a good looking boot, Let me know how you go with the hunt for pink ones - I'm after some in purple.

post #11989 of 58046

Hey Guys!

I'm Carlo

I am Western Sydney based.

 

Kinda new to all this sartorial talk.

go easy on the new guy :D

 

I've recently graduated from uni and my wardrobe (band shirts, skate shoes, baggy jeans) and currently looking for a job.

I recently purchased second hand AE shoes from ebay and have been trying to start a blazer/sport jacket collection.(had them taken in on the sides as well)

Why is it so expensive here to be stylish? I still dont know my size for Loake shoes since DJ doesnt have my size.

 

I'm in awe at how impeccable the style is of some of the members on here.  I hope to learn a thing or two.

 


Edited by cavdb - 4/13/12 at 7:22am
post #11990 of 58046
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Originally Posted by The Upright Man View Post

Hey everyone, just wanted to post a pic of a sport coat made courtesy of Deer Style in Brisbane. It was my first MTM jacket and I'm extremely pleased with the result. The fabric is super 120 wool from the John Hardy chatsworth book (104845).


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The colour is pretty washed out in that photo - it's actually more of a tan and olive gunclub with a faint blue over-check.

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This one is closer to the real colour but was taken before a few minor alterations.

Let me know what you think.

Nice coat and pattern matching as well. You do have some front balance issues most evident in the top photo however,, which is causing the fronts (or quarters if you will) to close. Basically the front balance is too short and needs to come down a bit which would open up the fronts. Still nice though don't get me wrong, just thought you would like some technical feedback.
post #11991 of 58046
To all the new Aussie members:

Welcome to SF!

Anytime you get sick of the BS and snark elsewhere (esp. the WAWRN threads), feel free to pop in and hang out here.

Other useful tips:

1) FXH adores the sockless look.

2) Blahman is skirt-chaser numero uno.

3) Charlie's Wardrobe is the man to go to for sweet accessories.

4) Pink Socks has a kick-ar se blog.

5) We have quite a few shoe czars in this thread.

6) You're lucky if you're located in Melbourne because the Victorians meet up quite a bit.

7) I spend too freakin much and rue the day I ever found SF!!! (kidding... actually, no, not really)

CEP
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Cheers CEP,

 

I'm pretty familiar with many of you guys, as I said I'm a hell of a lurker.

Just purchased some Loake 1880s and Herring Readings. I wanted to try and support some local guys in Joseph's shoes in the Strand, but they were selling Loake 202s in suede at basically twice the price on Herring shoes and Pediwear, which is just ridiculous. I should mention I'm hardly a baller, 20 years old working full time and part time uni. Some of my more extravagant purchases are two Polo suits which I think are pretty much unmatched for their price point ($650-800 on sale). I'll probably look to P Johnson next time round. I thrift a bit, as I find it exceedingly satisfying compared to normal purchases. I kind of regret finding SF though, as dressing like most people my age would be significantly cheaper. I find myself an extravagantly rich man in a poor man's body. Anyone else think like this?

post #11993 of 58046

I can totally relate to this.

do you know any good places to thrift?


 

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Cheers CEP,

 

I'm pretty familiar with many of you guys, as I said I'm a hell of a lurker.

Just purchased some Loake 1880s and Herring Readings. I wanted to try and support some local guys in Joseph's shoes in the Strand, but they were selling Loake 202s in suede at basically twice the price on Herring shoes and Pediwear, which is just ridiculous. I should mention I'm hardly a baller, 20 years old working full time and part time uni. Some of my more extravagant purchases are two Polo suits which I think are pretty much unmatched for their price point ($650-800 on sale). I'll probably look to P Johnson next time round. I thrift a bit, as I find it exceedingly satisfying compared to normal purchases. I kind of regret finding SF though, as dressing like most people my age would be significantly cheaper. I find myself an extravagantly rich man in a poor man's body. Anyone else think like this?



 

post #11994 of 58046
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Cheers CEP,

I'm pretty familiar with many of you guys, as I said I'm a hell of a lurker.
Just purchased some Loake 1880s and Herring Readings. I wanted to try and support some local guys in Joseph's shoes in the Strand, but they were selling Loake 202s in suede at basically twice the price on Herring shoes and Pediwear, which is just ridiculous. I should mention I'm hardly a baller, 20 years old working full time and part time uni. Some of my more extravagant purchases are two Polo suits which I think are pretty much unmatched for their price point ($650-800 on sale). I'll probably look to P Johnson next time round. I thrift a bit, as I find it exceedingly satisfying compared to normal purchases. I kind of regret finding SF though, as dressing like most people my age would be significantly cheaper. I find myself an extravagantly rich man in a poor man's body. Anyone else think like this?

Are you me?
post #11995 of 58046


 

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Originally Posted by cavdb View Post

I can totally relate to this.

do you know any good places to thrift?


Haha I knew I wasn't alone. I have found plenty of nice stuff at Vinnies and salvos, including a zegna unlined sportcoat (slightly too big), zegna navy blazer (slightly too small). Favourite find was a christian dior double breasted navy jacket, gold buttons. Had it taken in and wore it to a costume party, haven't had the balls to wear it normally. Haven't yet been brave enough to buy jackets on eBay, but there's a few nice second hand tie sellers that I've been successful with.

 

post #11996 of 58046

Damn I heart this thread! Couldn't agree with the consensus more.

post #11997 of 58046

I think if you go in with the expectation that you won't find something 9 out of 10 times you'll be fine. I managed to get a Chester Barrie sportscoat at the Salvos which was my biggest find to date. I've heard of someone finding Drakes ties as well.

post #11998 of 58046
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Gents,

I'm a very long time lurker. I've been stealing your tips, pics and links for too long now and I've finally signed up in order to selfishly ask you a question.
Where the heck can I get a soft looking pair of grey trousers in Sydney that is relatively affordable (less than $200)? Closest thing I've found were flannel types in RL, but these were like wearing an oven.

Thanks again for all your help in the past, unbeknownst to you,

I get mine from Brooks Brothers due to the fact that I can't buy pleated trousers off the rack here. I find that I usually order a size larger than what I would buy here eg for a 38 go 40. But the same holds true for English corduroy as well.
post #11999 of 58046

A very happy Indian New Year to all who celebrate. According to tradition, "Children burst crackers, people wear new clothes and prepare special dishes" so I wore a new (to me) secondhand chambray shirt that I just got off eBay smile.gif

 

On another note, I had something very important happening today and felt a little anxious and excited when I woke up at 5 and couldn't get back to sleep. After ironing a few shirts and polishing a few shoes, I felt much more at peace.

 

There's something very calming about the process.

 

Anyone else have a similar experience?

post #12000 of 58046
anyone else been watching Get Smart on a Saturday afternoon lately? Always been a great show, but I'm watching it with a new appreciation for their clothes - they wear some great stuff.
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