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post #16291 of 54865
Have you ever wondered how many crazy details can be packed into a single bespoke item of clothing?

On the weekend, the patron saint of cheap clothing (St Vincent) smiled down upon me and delivered the plus non ultra of sports coats. Okay, so it doesn't actually fit me (yet), but check this out..
  • Bespoke by Gieves and Hawkes - so, beautiful hand-sewn button holes etc
  • Black and white houndstooth with a blue overcheck
  • Dark grey leather-weave buttons
  • Dove grey suede elbow patches
  • Bellow back
  • Bellow front pockets
  • Throat latch
  • A diguised mini pocket in front of the breast pocket (never seen this before - is it a kind of ticket pocket? Or is it to hold the arms of your glasses when the sit them in the breast pocket?)

Cool - aye?
post #16292 of 54865
Sounds spectacular. Well done.
post #16293 of 54865
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

Have you ever wondered how many crazy details can be packed into a single bespoke item of clothing?
On the weekend, the patron saint of cheap clothing (St Vincent) smiled down upon me and delivered the plus non ultra of sports coats. Okay, so it doesn't actually fit me (yet), but check this out..
  • Bespoke by Gieves and Hawkes - so, beautiful hand-sewn button holes etc
  • Black and white houndstooth with a blue overcheck
  • Dark grey leather-weave buttons
  • Dove grey suede elbow patches
  • Bellow back
  • Bellow front pockets
  • Throat latch
  • A diguised mini pocket in front of the breast pocket (never seen this before - is it a kind of ticket pocket? Or is it to hold the arms of your glasses when the sit them in the breast pocket?)
Cool - aye?

 

Please post pics. This sounds great!

post #16294 of 54865
Pics - will atke some proper shots on the weekend.
post #16295 of 54865
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

Pics - will atke some proper shots on the weekend.

You will need green rubber / wellington boots, old cord pants, horse blanket shirt, flat tweed cap and a shot gun and partridge
post #16296 of 54865
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

You will need green rubber / wellington boots, old cord pants, horse blanket shirt, flat tweed cap and a shot gun and partridge

Don't forget the pear tree.
post #16297 of 54865
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Wearing linen suits to the office, yay or nay?
I do, but my office is very informal.
post #16298 of 54865

First MTM shirt arrived yesterday from moderntailor.com, white cotton with rounded french cuffs and monogrammed initials on left cuff (is this a style faux pas?) with the following measurements:

 

 

Neck 16.5 inches
Chest 44.0 inches
Waist 35.5 inches
Hips 39.0 inches
Shoulder 20.0 inches
Left Sleeve Length 27.5 inches
Right Sleeve Length 27.5 inches
Left Wrist 7.5 inches
Right Wrist 7.5 inches
Bicep 14.0 inches
Shirt Length 31.0 inches
Armhole 22.0 inches
Back Average
Shoulder Average
Stomach Slight
Body Athletic
Your Height 73.0 inches
Your Weight 88.0 kg

 

Sleeve is probably .5 inches too long, but other than that, fit is amazing.  First time I've ever owned a shirt that fit ok around the shoulders/chest/neck but wasn't ridiculously billowy around the waist.  Will post fit pics when I can.  Will go for button cuffs in future I think, but it's pretty standard to wear FCs amongst the legal fraternity here.  Have also ordered a light blue oxford (o437a) and blue stripe (T322) button downs in the same fit.

 

Also the parts arrived for my full grain leather belt (guide from that thread on reddit and http://www.primermagazine.com/2012/learn/how-to-make-a-90-belt-for-only-23).  Will post pics of me putting it together over the weekend.

post #16299 of 54865
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

I do, but my office is very informal.

We discussed this a few pages back but I would say in most suit & tie professions in Australia linen (&even cotton) would raise a few eyebrows. If what you're looking for is breathability in summer, you could maybe get away with a linen blend that doesn't wrinkle quite so much... or a loose weave hopsack wool/unlined as I recommended earlier.
post #16300 of 54865
For Canberrans Ken Cook has a sale on at present some stylish flannelette button down casual shirts, none in my size damn it but worth a look if your in Civic. Reasonable markdowns on a few other items.
post #16301 of 54865
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Wearing linen suits to the office, yay or nay?

It depends on the day // the amount of meetings for mine... Also heavier cloths are going to have less of a problem here too due to wrinkle size.

If the answer is no serious meetings then sure, remembering that you're effectively just wearing the pants 95% of the time at this point.
post #16302 of 54865
Got some TM Lewin sweaters in the mail the other day... and sadly I think my quest to find a slim fit v neck sweater will have to continue.

The quality on these seems nice but the fit is just not how I would like it. A bit loose in the chest and body, and too long in the sleeves. All of these issues are fixable but a more major issue is that the V Neck is lower and looser than I'd like.

So I think they will be getting sent back tomorrow.

Any other suggestions? Kind of running out of time for something to be delivered from O/S and then get some use out of it this winter.

I was thinking J.Crew, Uniqlo via proxy, RL or perhaps just forgetting the overseas buy and grabbing a $150 from Herringbone locally. By the time I get the others shipped here they'll probably be almost $100 each anyway...

*edit*

20% off at Collins Place HB store tomorrow night, tempting... I kind of want to pick up a knit I like now so I get some use out of it this winter, what's the fit/quality like?
post #16303 of 54865
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Got some TM Lewin sweaters in the mail the other day... and sadly I think my quest to find a slim fit v neck sweater will have to continue.

The quality on these seems nice but the fit is just not how I would like it. A bit loose in the chest and body, and too long in the sleeves. All of these issues are fixable but a more major issue is that the V Neck is lower and looser than I'd like.

So I think they will be getting sent back tomorrow.

Any other suggestions? Kind of running out of time for something to be delivered from O/S and then get some use out of it this winter.

I was thinking J.Crew, Uniqlo via proxy, RL or perhaps just forgetting the overseas buy and grabbing a $150 from Herringbone locally. By the time I get the others shipped here they'll probably be almost $100 each anyway...

*edit*

20% off at Collins Place HB store tomorrow night, tempting... I kind of want to pick up a knit I like now so I get some use out of it this winter, what's the fit/quality like?

 

I'd try Uniqlo, or maybe grab some Country Road on sale?

 

In regards to pricing, I used a free proxy on SuFu and landed them here for ~40 each.

post #16304 of 54865
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

I'd try Uniqlo, or maybe grab some Country Road on sale?

 

In regards to pricing, I used a free proxy on SuFu and landed them here for ~40 each.

I got a bunch of Uniqlo merino jumpers to wear over shirts and they wouldn't have been more than $40. I got mine through the UK though. Luxury of having an ex-pat for a father! biggrin.gif

post #16305 of 54865
This guy? http://www.styleforum.net/t/304673/free-uniqlo-uk-webstore-proxy Looks solid

Hows the quality and fit with their knits?

*looks like Country Road have finally update their website: http://www.countryroad.com.au/shop/man/clothing/knitwear/MKN458S436/V-Neck-Knit.html
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