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post #14266 of 48619
I was thinking that too. The sleeves should be where your shirt sleeves are and the shirt sleeves an extra 1cm or so lower. You could always let the sleeves down but be careful doing that as you will have a visible line where it's let down on the cotton.
post #14267 of 48619
i have actually never seen a khaki suit at the RL stores in Sydney. I wonder where they stock it...
post #14268 of 48619
Dammit Ari, the first Friday over 30 next summer you get out there and rock that suit, ok! You're young, you're in IT and have a khaki Polo suit and the world can go to hell.
post #14269 of 48619
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Ah right, yes I agree on this totally. Sorry I thought you were using Toby's post to convey that same opinion, my apologies.
Being a business owner, I don't like the idea of anyone going out of business that's worked hard to build something up. I do remember when Country Road was all Australian Made too, though I must admit I think their styling is a lot better these days now they have gone off shore whereas FJ's was the opposite, better when it was Australian made.

If memory serves me correct CR started to slide in about 94 when they started to out source their manufacturing initially to Fiji, they still made some clothes locally but they were shipped off to the US for sale and not available here. They also started to dramatically change the cut of a lot of trousers around then. I remember their pleated chinos stone coloured and a great fit, they also did some very nice fitting and comfortable linen pleated trousers. Then when I went to buy another pair of Chinos in 95 the cut had changed dramatically to a flat front. As for CR and their current styling the last item I bought off them was wool cashmere jumper in 06. Most of what they have is, well put it this way at my age I don't want to look like a twenty something.

As it is unless you get MTM or bespoke you cant buy pleated trousers OTR here at present. Or least I haven't found an outlet that sells them and even BB have changed the cut on their 1818 Madison Gabardine in the past year or so, now with a lower rise according to talk on AAAC.
post #14270 of 48619
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Dammit Ari, the first Friday over 30 next summer you get out there and rock that suit, ok! You're young, you're in IT and have a khaki Polo suit and the world can go to hell.

Exactly!
post #14271 of 48619
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

It's definitely a suit for spring/summer. I probably don't think it is appropriate for business wear though, so reserved strictly for dinners/drinks/parties etc
I picked up this from Polo (50% off sale now) for $500, full suit but only showing the jacket. Fits great, just not sure if i should keep it, given that it is somewhat loud for Australian menswear.
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I'd honestly sell it. It doesn't fit very well. The lapels are bowing out. The sleeves are too short. And you don't appear to be comfortable with the colour.
post #14272 of 48619
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Yeah, unfortunately he needed to take business lessons from him. The cycling market has been booming in recent years and he's still managed to screw up. It's a shame. I liked going into the QV store they had.

the real question is why were they about to open a new store if they were in such financial trouble?
post #14273 of 48619
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the real question is why were they about to open a new store if they were in such financial trouble?

Sounds dodgy, doesn't it.
post #14274 of 48619
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Originally Posted by xiaoli View Post

i have actually never seen a khaki suit at the RL stores in Sydney. I wonder where they stock it...
I have seen that suit in Myer – (Elizabeth st) late last year and early this year. I work in city ….so a lot of lunch time adventures !!!
Fit isn’t that bad. But the sleeves are a bit too short.
post #14275 of 48619
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I'd honestly sell it. It doesn't fit very well. The lapels are bowing out. The sleeves are too short. And you don't appear to be comfortable with the colour.

What size is it and how much would you sell it for biggrin.gif
post #14276 of 48619
Time to check out RL store for khaki suit. Been eyeing that khaki suit on the mannequin in Myer Bourke St store for a year. Sz36, my size, but couldn't get myself to pull the trigger. Now it's gone and I miss it. Price was fluctuating between reg price and $750. If it is now $500 it might convince me just enough to drop my cash down.

Still almost 2 months left of my 6month no purchase commitment though...
post #14277 of 48619
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

As it is unless you get MTM or bespoke you cant buy pleated trousers OTR here at present. Or least I haven't found an outlet that sells them and even BB have changed the cut on their 1818 Madison Gabardine in the past year or so, now with a lower rise according to talk on AAAC.

Funny you say that, pleated trousers were FJ's big strength when I was there. That had about 4 different cuts and probably 20-30 different fabrics from gaberdine, cav twill to some really great flannels in all sorts of colours and weights. All made in australia out of Australian wool for about $140-$150. There seems to be a renaissance on pleats here on Style forum too. Maybe they were just far too ahead of the trend cycle (like 10 years ahead). Probably not though!
post #14278 of 48619
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Originally Posted by xiaoli View Post

What size is it and how much would you sell it for biggrin.gif

I'll but it for $300 since its second hand now biggrin.gif
post #14279 of 48619
Appreciate everyone's opinion on this matter! Overall, given my doubts, and my limited opportunity to wear, it will be returned. Lucky for me, myer has a very liberal returns policy.

xiaoli, i will just return it to the myer city store, pitt st. happy to meet you there if you want.

the size is 40R. there are a couple of 42R and one 38R i believe in store. it is $518. You can meet me at the store when i return it if you want haha.

On the other hand i did buy a blue blazer from RL too... both the suit and the blazer are made in italy, possibly by corneliani?


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post #14280 of 48619
interesting... i will be taking a walk around the city tonight and have a look if they have others to try on.

what size was yours?
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