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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I am very serious about opshops - most good shops will have excellent clothes brushes- stiff bristles - some with bone handles etc for a few $ - often in a zip up case with other things like nail clippers, shoe horn etc

Oh I don't doubt it, I just wish I had the time and inclination to go op shop trawling. If only they had websites...

^^A bit tongue in cheek, but if I ran an inner city vinnies I'd certainly think about taking a photo and writing a quick description each day of some of the top quality arrivals and chucking them on a tumblr somewhere...
post #16667 of 51861
The CBD opshops - Salvos, Brotherhood are over the top with prices and try to select for what they see as a CBD audience - they are possibly accurate and dont frequent clothing forums - generally atrocious stuff.

I just do a 5 min run through on an opshop I'm driving past or come across in my travels.
post #16668 of 51861
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Oh I don't doubt it, I just wish I had the time and inclination to go op shop trawling. If only they had websites...
^^A bit tongue in cheek, but if I ran an inner city vinnies I'd certainly think about taking a photo and writing a quick description each day of some of the top quality arrivals and chucking them on a tumblr somewhere...

I'll send your CV on as a volunteer to Vinnies
post #16669 of 51861
So I know every couple of pages there is a call out for a good hairdresser in [insert capital city here], but I might try again with another shot for Melbourne.

I have been growing my hair out of late, and while I would like to keep growing it out, it’s getting quite wavy and curly and might need some shape added. I suspect that I will need a hairdresser who knows how to manage curls (surprisingly most can’t deal with them and just cut them back).
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post #16671 of 51861
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Men give up caring about the way they look when they reach 37 - and just start dressing like Jeremy Clarkson, according to a new study.

The worrying findings also reveal 59 per cent of women prevent their partner buying certain clothes in an attempt to rescue their man’s fashion sense.

What’s more, a staggering 37 per cent of women even admit to buying all their other half’s clothes.

More::

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2189365/Men-stop-caring-clothes-hit-37-thats-turn-Jeremy-Clarkson.html
post #16672 of 51861
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Gentlemen. After hours of searching over the past few days I have come up trumps. I am in need of a blue blazer. I'd prefer something unlined, as I have no need for formal wear, and something with texture. I've strayed away from many suitable options in the past due to the current "shiny" nature of most suiting cloths in my price range. 

Hard - you might check out Gazman or especially a Gazman "factory" outlet if theres one around - they sometimes have ok stuff not too expensive. Might be betetr for your purpsoes to look for a cotton/chino jacket.

That Suit Supply stuff looks silly short for that kind of jacket.

It appears we are going through a year or so of every off the rack jacket being too short, with even conservative brands going slightly bum freezer - (and some tighter) this will make it even harder than it has been to get a decent OTR/RTW jacket. Perhaps buying a long?
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Gentlemen. After hours of searching over the past few days I have come up trumps. I am in need of a blue blazer. I'd prefer something unlined, as I have no need for formal wear, and something with texture. I've strayed away from many suitable options in the past due to the current "shiny" nature of most suiting cloths in my price range. 

If you can be bothered helping me in my quest, this is what I was thinking so far:

I have a 37 inch chest, but with 38ish shoulders. A 38, or equivalent, is preferable.
Dark blue. Somewhere between navy and mid blue. Navy, for me, is too dark to wear as much as I'd like, and I'd also like to stay away from something too far into 'blogger blue'.
Unlined is preferable. I like the comfort as well as the informality. 
Linen or a linen blend is fine. I'm wanting it for the near future, and may be able to pick something up next end of season from UK/US sales.
Something that will come close to covering my ass. What's gone wrong in the world that jackets cant go past the waist these days?
A price somewhere around 250 would be nice. I'm still trying to live on a student budget. Much more than that and it ventures into the realm of where I figure I might as well get something made MTM.

I know that's a long list, but I'm grateful for any help anyone wants to provide. If you'll excuse me, I need a drink.

I'm not sure 'coming up trumps' means what you think it means?

Anyhoo, what about Uniqlo. I'm sure blahman or someone else could advise you on sizing.
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I'm not sure 'coming up trumps' means what you think it means?
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Hahahaha
post #16675 of 51861
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

I hate companies like suit supply. They never stock 36S for some bloody reason - 38S, 36R, why gives?!!

 

because they don't do kids sizes? lol8[1].gif

 

yeh my colleage had same issue - 36S would have been perfect.

 

after reviewing the sales on my site it looks like i should have stocked more smalls and probably add "extra-small" and not even bother with X-Large in future 

post #16676 of 51861
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Gentlemen. After hours of searching over the past few days I have come up trumps. I am in need of a blue blazer. I'd prefer something unlined, as I have no need for formal wear, and something with texture. I've strayed away from many suitable options in the past due to the current "shiny" nature of most suiting cloths in my price range. 

If you can be bothered helping me in my quest, this is what I was thinking so far:

I have a 37 inch chest, but with 38ish shoulders. A 38, or equivalent, is preferable.
Dark blue. Somewhere between navy and mid blue. Navy, for me, is too dark to wear as much as I'd like, and I'd also like to stay away from something too far into 'blogger blue'.
Unlined is preferable. I like the comfort as well as the informality. 
Linen or a linen blend is fine. I'm wanting it for the near future, and may be able to pick something up next end of season from UK/US sales.
Something that will come close to covering my ass. What's gone wrong in the world that jackets cant go past the waist these days?
A price somewhere around 250 would be nice. I'm still trying to live on a student budget. Much more than that and it ventures into the realm of where I figure I might as well get something made MTM.

I know that's a long list, but I'm grateful for any help anyone wants to provide. If you'll excuse me, I need a drink.

I'm not sure 'coming up trumps' means what you think it means?

Anyhoo, what about Uniqlo. I'm sure blahman or someone else could advise you on sizing.

You're very right. Just had a check and it's the complete opposite. shog[1].gif

 

Had a check of Uniqlo. They don't seem to offer much in the way of not-navy, unfortunately. 

post #16677 of 51861
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

You're very right. Just had a check and it's the complete opposite. shog%5B1%5D.gif

Had a check of Uniqlo. They don't seem to offer much in the way of not-navy, unfortunately. 

Clearly you've never played bridge/500 smile.gif

Really, the simplest thing would be for you to decide navy is ok after all. What was your logic for not wanting a navy jacket again?
post #16678 of 51861
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

You're very right. Just had a check and it's the complete opposite. shog%5B1%5D.gif

Had a check of Uniqlo. They don't seem to offer much in the way of not-navy, unfortunately. 

Clearly you've never played bridge/500 smile.gif

Really, the simplest thing would be for you to decide navy is ok after all. What was your logic for not wanting a navy jacket again?

 

I'm not entirely sure. I tend to find the more traditional navy colour a bit close to black for my liking, I suppose. 

post #16679 of 51861
^^ I get that, but particularly given your limited budget, that's a lot of trouble you're causing yourself just to get a slightly lighter shade of the same colour :/
post #16680 of 51861
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

^^ I get that, but particularly given your limited budget, that's a lot of trouble you're causing yourself just to get a slightly lighter shade of the same colour :/

Oh I very much agree. I've bought things I've not been completely happy with before, and they just end up sitting in my wardrobe unworn. I suppose it's trying to avoid that here which is making me stick to my colour choice so soundly.

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