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post #12016 of 55952

On Friday night I was down at the Workshop bar and they a) had cider on tap and b) served proper pints. Happy days! We should meet up there at some point.

 

Last night, I saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which I thoroughly enjoyed but what was interesting was observing the way the characters (Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup) dressed - nicely cut jackets and trousers with side adjusters as well as pocket squares. It's funny seeing things through different eyes once you've been exposed to this place!

 

Looking forward to seeing the discourse on the costumes in The Avengers (John Steed and Emma Peel, not Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, etc.!), The Prisoner and The Man from UNCLE. I've been enjoying watching Wooster and Jeeves on youtube. Nice clothes!

post #12017 of 55952
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Without wishing to challenge Gerry Nelson as the undisputed shoe king, I thought I'd pop up the list of my shoes. Currently getting quite a few glares from the wife - perhaps I have too many?
Black Shoes
A. Testoni wholecuts
Santoni FAM monks
Bally Split toe
Zee oxford captoe (MTM)
Tods penny loafers
Brown Shoes
C&J Audley dk brown
Loake Hilton semi-brogue medium brown
Loake Chester wingtips tan
Zee wingtips (MTM) dk brown
A. Testoni loafers dk brown
Allen Edmonds Hillcrest tan
Santoni suede brogues dk brown
C&J Kent suede loafers chocolate
Burgundy shoes
Santoni FAM wingtip monks
Edward Green suede wingtips
Alfred Sargent Holt derby
Boots
RM Williams chestnut
Loake Kempton tan
Herring Clare brogue boots dk brown
I also have a pair of chestnut C&J Westbournes on order.
Sadly, when I look at the list I just want more. Better black dress shoes, oxblood, cherry, double monks, so many things yet to try ...

Believe me you have not even started.
post #12018 of 55952
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Can you post a photo of the EG burgundy suede wingtips? They sound pretty sweet!

Here you go

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Out of curiosity, what do you usually wear with the black loafers?

I don't get much use out of those actually. Mostly I've worn them with jeans, but I don't think It works very well. They are probably close to getting the axe.

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By the way, have you thought about getting any shell cordovan shoes? Oxblood shell cordovan double monks could check off the few remaining boxes to be filled

Get thee behind me Satan devil.gif
post #12019 of 55952
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

The clothes on Get Smart have always been fantastic. Mainly a USA take on UK 60s. Sometimes Max looks a bit odd but always natty. Max usually wears double vented jackets, an oddity in USA until relatively recently.
In contrast the Chief wears wonderful classic Ivy look stuff, relaxed natural shoulders, grey tweed herringbone jackets with collar latch, I wish I had some of chiefs jackets. He also has the classic Brooke's button down with a nice roll and suitable rep ties in a narrow width. We unfortunately don't see much of chiefs trousers and shoes and socks, but I always imagine he is wearing flat front narrow pants, perhaps not as slim as Maxs, and pairing them with Bass Weejuns, slim ons, occasional tassel or mostly Florshiem Imperials Long wings with pebble grain and alternating and black pair with a dark brown pair.
99 of course is simply divine. She is soooo skinny she can wear anything well and agin like Max her outfits are a USA interpretation of European and UK fashion of the 60s. Always well done. Nothing sloppy, nothing too tight, and lots of fun with colours. She always looks great even though in real life she was 10 years older than Max.
Max really does have great suits, pants and jackets. Even his shirts and ties are good but of course he is limited in shoes due to the practicality of accommodating the shoe phone. Most of his jackets have lots of interesting detail, such as flaps on all three front pockets or something different without looking too try hard hipster or look at me faux dandy.
My critiscm, and clearly this is looking back with hindsight over the nearly 50 years since its inception, is that I'd wear Maxs clothes altered a bit to be less tight, I'd let most of his trousers down one half or one whole inch, I'd have deeper vents in the suits, slightly wider lapels, slightly longer jackets and wider ties.
I'd wear Chiefs jackets right now.
The series is great to catch on TV, even better to get DVD and avoid the stupid adverts.
Worthwhile watching to see a variety of costumes each episode, notice the fine tailoring and fit and to ponder why good tailored clothes of today came to be so unadventurous and bland.

Grey, black, grey, black, grey, black, navy, black, grey, black, grey, black, grey. Standard solid, worsted, S120 fare. amirite? I stand out so much just by turning up to the office in a brown suit.

Was actually going to get the entire Get Smart collection on DVD last year. It was on sale and going for a great price. Unfortunately, I completely forgot about it.
post #12020 of 55952

Does anyone here have any experience with MJ Bale suiting?

For my next suit purchase I’m looking for a navy notch lapel, as I have a charcoal peak already.

post #12021 of 55952
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post

What are these and where can I get 'em?

I just did a random googling on what I think I might get if I am to buy a pair of tassels.
But since you asked I did a little bit of digging and found that they are made by the French (surprise, surprise).
They are Caulaincourts, retails for about 300Euros from their Paris store. I think they only have 1 store.

They seem to make a lot of FU shoes (who wears eggplant shoes?!). I guess being obnoxious is part n parcel of being French laugh.gif
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I think I might be 1/32 French or something.
post #12022 of 55952
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post

What are these and where can I get 'em?

I just did a random googling on what I think I might get if I am to buy a pair of tassels.
But since you asked I did a little bit of digging and found that they are made by the French (surprise, surprise).
They are Caulaincourts, retails for about 300Euros from their Paris store. I think they only have 1 store.

They seem to make a lot of FU shoes (who wears eggplant shoes?!). I guess being obnoxious is part n parcel of being French laugh.gif
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I think I might be 1/32 French or something.

Another FU French brand is Septieme Largeur, for around the same price or less. They apply custom polishes and patina for an additional fee. Some of their oxfords are available with a lickable fiddleback waist, and wooden pegging. I was thinking about picking up a pair, but I'm wary of leather quality. There's a thread about them floating around somewhere.
post #12023 of 55952
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

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?

That's the one.

Unfortunately, I don't have any non front photos at the moment. When I next wear it I'll try to remember to get some.

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

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.

Thanks for the feedback. I do appreciate it.

I also noticed that the quarters weren't as open as I would have liked. My problem is that because I'm quite short I obviously opted for a length on the shortish side too. Also, after the first fitting an extra bit of waist suppression was added which, I imagine, in turn shortened the front - further adding to the closing of the quarters. As I said, it was my first MTM jacket so these are things I'll be sure to take into account for the next one!
post #12024 of 55952
Naka

http://www.styleforum.net/t/276703/septieme-largeur-discussion-thread/0_100

http://depiedencap.eu/spip.php?article147

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The Upright man

This may be fixable on this jacket. I need more pictures to confirm.

eta: The main issue is the skew of the fabric. If the fabric was strait, you can actually get the sweep recut in brisbane. Deer has has this done for me in the past.
post #12025 of 55952
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Cheers CEP,

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?

Extravagantly rich in style is not always expensive round here if you keep up the thrifting habits and pay attention to a lot of the guys hereabouts who know fashion.
post #12026 of 55952

I was just reading it, has definitely put me off! I'll need to see Deer to get my handwelted fix soon...
post #12027 of 55952
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Extravagantly rich in style is not always expensive round here if you keep up the thrifting habits and pay attention to a lot of the guys hereabouts who know fashion.

Completely off topic Meister, but may I ask where you find all of those magnificent vintage shoes? I believe we aren't the same size, so I won't be competing with you for them devil.gif
I have been fiending for a pair of spades and spectators for a long time...
post #12028 of 55952
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Extravagantly rich in style is not always expensive round here if you keep up the thrifting habits and pay attention to a lot of the guys hereabouts who know fashion.

Completely off topic Meister, but may I ask where you find all of those magnificent vintage shoes? I believe we aren't the same size, so I won't be competing with you for them devil.gif
I have been fiending for a pair of spades and spectators for a long time...
Carreducker has a howto on spades so you may be able to get them through Deer.
Edited by Plestor - 4/14/12 at 11:13pm
post #12029 of 55952
For those interested, a talk by Sid Mashburn from September last year:

http://vimeo.com/31489321

I've just started watching it, so can't comment on it as yet, but I'll enjoy discussing it others later (Gerry, Pink Socks, Appolyon, I'm looking at 'y'all'..)
post #12030 of 55952
Browsing through DJ's Chaddy today, I noted that they had some Herringbone suits for $360. Nowt in my size; they had 36, 38, and 44. I think they are Osaka block IIRC.
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