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http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/fashion/article/bringing-some-beggar-man-bucks

you heard it here first
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Not a very versatile jacket. Not saying you shouldn't buy it but beware the cotton/linen fabric makes it a summer only proposition. The creasing in the fabric means it won't go with a pair of grey flannel pants, if that's the look your're after. It's already starting to crease in the arms after being worn by the model...
You could get away with it as weekend wear with a pair of cotton chinos and an open necked shirt in summer but I'd advise you against wearing it as a "city" jacket, or pairing it with warmer fabrics in general.

Can always go with a pair of jeans and rugged boots and a thin jumper or cardigan.
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Originally Posted by Deapht View Post

any thoughts on this as an odd jacket? 
http://www.mrporter.com/product/178112

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Its ok depending what you are after. I like the slightly swelled edges, patch pockets and unlined.

First up its around $330aud. I dunno what postage is.

With linen /cotton its a summer/spring jacket tending toward casual.

I don't know what your monitor shows you but to me there too much grey in the colour - not light blue enough to be attractive and not navy enough to be dressier.

Might work as a casual suit if you got the matching pants. And wearing as a suit the short jacket length might be ameliorated.

To me the biggest problem is length. Its always hard to tell on models because clothes are pinned, and generally arranged to look good. But this looks to be somewhere between 3"- 5" too short. The jacket hem seems to only reach to well above his wrists. If you take thumb knuckle as a rough guide to length depending on you preferences then its a real bum freezer. Even if you like shorter jackets - its a bum freezer.

For that $$ you could do better.
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Heres blahman in the matching shorts.

365365
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Heres blahman in the matching shorts.
365365
Shorts are too long. Blahman would pair it with stubbies.
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Anyone have a link to the mirror shine technique mentioned a few weeks ago? Christian from Herringbones one? Can't find it. Thanks
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Anyone have a link to the mirror shine technique mentioned a few weeks ago? Christian from Herringbones one? Can't find it. Thanks

Its basically spit, or for the squeamish modern boys- water, and a small bit of polish and lots of elbow grease. Rubbing in circles with finger in rag.

Search spit polish, bulling or parade ground polish.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Anyone have a link to the mirror shine technique mentioned a few weeks ago? Christian from Herringbones one? Can't find it. Thanks

Go off this post by Charlie

http://charlieswardrobe.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/no-bull-advanced-shoe-polishing-101.html

Bulling, or spit shining is not for those short of patience. It takes time, effort, technique and a fair bit of elbow grease. You should never do the whole shoe, just the toes and heels if you must, though I do just the toes. From go to whoa, the whole process will take a couple of hours for 1 pair of shoes. Best to sit back with a glass of scotch or red and embrace it. In fact I'm doing a pair in between writing this.

To break it down
- Take the laces and shoe trees out
- Give them a condition with a good quality leather conditioner first (saphir if your a real polish snob)
- Do a base polish with a horsehair brush first to give a good all over general shine.
- Spit (real spit) works much better in my opinion than both water and champagne.
- You need to do about 4-5 coats min. of bulling to get a really good shine
- You'll mess it up the first few times so don't stress
- Between wears, give them a quick brush to remove scuffs. I do this when I take them off at the end of the day.

For actual technique, I can't recommend the following link enough. I had read many different ways to do it and this was the first that really worked for me.

http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000200.html
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Go off this post by Charlie
http://charlieswardrobe.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/no-bull-advanced-shoe-polishing-101.html
Bulling, or spit shining is not for those short of patience. It takes time, effort, technique and a fair bit of elbow grease. You should never do the whole shoe, just the toes and heels if you must, though I do just the toes. From go to whoa, the whole process will take a couple of hours for 1 pair of shoes. Best to sit back with a glass of scotch or red and embrace it. In fact I'm doing a pair in between writing this.
To break it down
- Take the laces and shoe trees out
- Give them a condition with a good quality leather conditioner first (saphir if your a real polish snob)
- Do a base polish with a horsehair brush first to give a good all over general shine.
- Spit (real spit) works much better in my opinion than both water and champagne.
- You need to do about 4-5 coats min. of bulling to get a really good shine
- You'll mess it up the first few times so don't stress
- Between wears, give them a quick brush to remove scuffs. I do this when I take them off at the end of the day.
For actual technique, I can't recommend the following link enough. I had read many different ways to do it and this was the first that really worked for me.
http://www.cadetstuff.org/archives/000200.html

Jesus that's a golden oldie.
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Originally Posted by Strangways View Post

Hi Charlie, Has there been any progress on getting enough interest in another run of the members' ties? They look terrific. Cheers mate!

We have 3 interested so far, but still need 3 more to do another run. If it was a stock fabric it would be a piece of cake.
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Interesting. Can see the mutual benefit. HB potentially get people under 60 into the store at non-sale times and BMT get CBD exposure.
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hey oz people! I'm going to melbourne in august. can someone let me know where to get lanvin, apc, common projects at CBD ?
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On the subject of loafers, does anyone have an opinion on suede vs calf?

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/2282.php
http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/2281.php
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Interesting. Can see the mutual benefit. HB potentially get people under 60 into the store at non-sale times and BMT get CBD exposure.

its a shame that beggar man thiefs offering are a bit in the 'budget' end english shoe makers. while loake is not entirely out of place in HBs, those cheaper grensons are. hopefully this gives them the justification to stock a few more higher end makes/lines. the stores that are doing C&J at competitive prices arent specialty shoe stores, so i think there is a gap there.
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Originally Posted by Serenity View Post

hey oz people! I'm going to melbourne in august. can someone let me know where to get lanvin, apc, common projects at CBD ?

you read too many blogs, but incu do apc jeans. i think harrolds do lanvin. i think the chiodo store does common projects. youd probably want to visit cose plus and cose inpanema (or whatever the variation of the name is now) by the sounds of it.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

On the subject of loafers, does anyone have an opinion on suede vs calf?
http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/2282.php
http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/2281.php

suede
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