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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.


It was more an expression, I would be pretty darn content if I earned enough to have a closet full of P Johnson. There's some guys on the WAYWRN thread that just seem to buy the most expensive they can afford, and guys like Charlie's Wardrobe kill them.

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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.

Dwta, if you were to put together a best of SF how many of them would be wearing mainly bespoke? shoes more expensive than ae/ loake? Ties that cost atleast hober-ish prices? ect.

eta: Am I the only one that doesn't get Mashburn?
Edited by Plestor - 4/14/12 at 11:40pm
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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.

Thanks CD, might have to see if the city store has any. Do you recall anything about the styles/fabrics?
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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...

I buy them on eBay of course. Getting harder though as the years go on. I have quite a collection. I sell some (regretfully sometimes) if they don't fit or are too good to pass up or the collection gets unmanageable (from the wife's POV). What is your US size? If I see anything I'll PM you.
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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.

Thanks CD, might have to see if the city store has any. Do you recall anything about the styles/fabrics?

I think they were Super 130s wool, all SB. IIRC there was a recent (2012) navy pinstripe and an older style (2009?) grey pinstripe.
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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'..)


Just started watching it now. Which was the video you referred to when we discussed tasseled loafers?

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Here you go
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Very nice!!

 

 

 

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Get thee behind me Satan 

 

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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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I buy them on eBay of course. Getting harder though as the years go on. I have quite a collection. I sell some (regretfully sometimes) if they don't fit or are too good to pass up or the collection gets unmanageable (from the wife's POV). What is your US size? If I see anything I'll PM you.

PM sent.
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It's on my "to buy" list, so yeah, I like it
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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.


It was more an expression, I would be pretty darn content if I earned enough to have a closet full of P Johnson. There's some guys on the WAYWRN thread that just seem to buy the most expensive they can afford, and guys like Charlie's Wardrobe kill them.

Thanks for the kind words mate, I too am on a limited budget at the moment especially since starting the business most of my money goes there, plus getting married next year too is eating up some cash. But it is possible to buy great pieces on B & S and eBay etc and look just as good as some of the bespoke crowd. I've got 2 Nwt Caruso coats off b&s for under $250 each and the herringbone flannel pow suit I posted last week was the eBay bargain of the year, bought for 245 and worn only a handful of times. Only thing I don't skimp on is shoes now, and I'm pretty much buying only Carmina but I wouldn't mind giving the meermin shoes a go too. Although I don't think it's all that hard to dress better than most of the guys in waywrn, just follow the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid), easy!

Cheers
Jason
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Thanks for the kind words mate, I too am on a limited budget at the moment especially since starting the business most of my money goes there, plus getting married next year too is eating up some cash. But it is possible to buy great pieces on B & S and eBay etc and look just as good as some of the bespoke crowd. I've got 2 Nwt Caruso coats off b&s for under $250 each and the herringbone flannel pow suit I posted last week was the eBay bargain of the year, bought for 245 and worn only a handful of times. Only thing I don't skimp on is shoes now, and I'm pretty much buying only Carmina but I wouldn't mind giving the meermin shoes a go too. Although I don't think it's all that hard to dress better than most of the guys in waywrn, just follow the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid), easy!
Cheers
Jason


Thought that POW suit was great. How do you rate Carmina compared to C&J?

Also, I don't think you could confuse me any more; Charlie's wardrobe runs an outfit called Henry Carter neckware and signs off Jason...

Cut us some slack Jack.

 

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Thanks for the kind words mate, I too am on a limited budget at the moment especially since starting the business most of my money goes there, plus getting married next year too is eating up some cash. But it is possible to buy great pieces on B & S and eBay etc and look just as good as some of the bespoke crowd. I've got 2 Nwt Caruso coats off b&s for under $250 each and the herringbone flannel pow suit I posted last week was the eBay bargain of the year, bought for 245 and worn only a handful of times. Only thing I don't skimp on is shoes now, and I'm pretty much buying only Carmina but I wouldn't mind giving the meermin shoes a go too. Although I don't think it's all that hard to dress better than most of the guys in waywrn, just follow the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid), easy!
Cheers
Jason


Thought that POW suit was great. How do you rate Carmina compared to C&J?

Also, I don't think you could confuse me any more; Charlie's wardrobe runs an outfit called Henry Carter neckware and signs off Jason...

Cut us some slack Jack.

 

I rate them far above the bench grade C&J but haven't worn the hand grade. They certainly are nice shoes.

And yeah sorry for the confusion. Ok here goes, my name is Jason, Charlie is my middle name and Henry Carter, was my grandfathers name. He was, despite living in rural NSW (Parkes) always very well turned out so the business name is a tribute to his memory in a way. Hope that clears things up.
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I rate them far above the bench grade C&J but haven't worn the hand grade. They certainly are nice shoes.


Hi Jason,

 

Could you please give a little more detail as to why you rate them that much higher than C&J bench grade? Just trying to learn here.

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G'day Gerry,

A couple of reasons, firstly I think the lasts are more elegant and Carmina have mastered the art of making a number of sleeker lasts without them being overly elongated unlike say the 348 last. Leather quality is very good and they take a shine very easily with minimal creasing plus closed channel soles are a plus as well. Mostly, and this is subjective of course they just fit me a lot better. I think for $400-500 roughly they are a very very good shoe.
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