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post #17686 of 51908
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


Another option is Luxire. There's a lot of buzz about these guys (www.luxire.com) on the forums and on their affiliate thread. They look to have some great fabrics and the quality is apparently top notch. I haven't bought any shirts yet but I've asked them a bunch of questions and their customer service has been awesome. Plus their fabrics are mostly $60 and free shipping for $100+, which is actually cheaper than MT. I would say have a look at their thread and if you like what you see, give them a burl.

Have placed an order with these guys and I'm expecting it on Monday or Tuesday. I will do a full report then if you like. Not that I know too much about shirting! I will say that so far the customer service has been exemplary. They have not kept to their 5 day promise, though, but I understand they are back ordered by about 3 or 4 days at the moment - an issue that should be resolved soon. Proof will be in the pudding though.

*edit I'll also have some fabric swatches to pass around if anyone is interested.

^will consider a phone pocket next time cheers Naka.

Then again maybe a 20% slimmer iPhone 5 will solve all the world's problems satisfied.gif
post #17687 of 51908
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Then again maybe a 20% slimmer iPhone 5 will solve all the world's problems satisfied.gif

I'm honestly looking forward to the iphone 5 because of that.

On shirting; I've been using tailorstore and have been quite happy with the results. I'm still tweaking things (collar sizes/softness and trying to nail down a cuff width and sleeve length. I've got a couple more shirts arriving in a few weeks with 2 different collar styles so then I'll have 3 different button down options to compare.
post #17688 of 51908
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

The jacket was fine when I took delivery of it but a mid-year trip to Japan added a few kilos and a few cm to my midriff. I really need to cut back on those mid-morning iced coffees...
Anyway, venturing back into the lion's den, here's a photo from yesterday afternoon. I'm wearing a pair of MTO trousers, in what I suppose would be a small-scale, gun club check, with a pair of u-throat Loakes on the Capital last.

Trip mid-year to Japan is still okay.  Try a trip in winter to Japan.  I guarantee a few kilos added, easily.

 

Nice outfit. 

post #17689 of 51908
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Trip mid-year to Japan is still okay.  Try a trip in winter to Japan.  I guarantee a few kilos added, easily.

Nice outfit. 

We usually do go in winter and, yes, it's only too easy to put on weight with good, home-cooked Japanese food. This was the first summer trip in seven years and the weather was glorious. The shopping at Uniqlo was also very good - I picked up several rather preppy polo shirts with button-down collars that I'm looking to wearing during the Australian summer.
post #17690 of 51908
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Trip mid-year to Japan is still okay.  Try a trip in winter to Japan.  I guarantee a few kilos added, easily.

Nice outfit. 

All dat oden and udon.
post #17691 of 51908
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Epic:

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Those epic type ones have the holes in them to enable placement of little rubber grommet thingos of various sizes to stretch shoes at precise points. I'm not sure if the epics are designed for that - I haven't looked at site - but others similar come with the grommet things.

I've often thought having a pair would be a handy thing for stretching shoes for bumpy feet and toes.

Maybe one set in each city for sharing around. Perhaps blahman can organise it and he could deliver them between people on a push bike with a basket on the handle bars.
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Journeyman

Good to see you outside court.

They have net access in remand?
You out on bail, suspended sentence or mistrial?
post #17693 of 51908
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

We usually do go in winter and, yes, it's only too easy to put on weight with good, home-cooked Japanese food. This was the first summer trip in seven years and the weather was glorious. The shopping at Uniqlo was also very good - I picked up several rather preppy polo shirts with button-down collars that I'm looking to wearing during the Australian summer.

Looks like we are off there in April or May. Luckily got a friend in Tokyo who does english well and his father has a big house we can stay in Uonuma.

Did you manage to check out Tailor Caid and any VANS shops?

Whats the weather like in those months? Any public holidays to avoid etc?
post #17694 of 51908
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Journeyman
Good to see you outside court.
They have net access in remand?
You out on bail, suspended sentence or mistrial?

 

no billed by the looks of it.

post #17695 of 51908
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Looks like we are off there in April or May. Luckily got a friend in Tokyo who does english well and his father has a big house we can stay in Uonuma.
Did you manage to check out Tailor Caid and any VANS shops?
Whats the weather like in those months? Any public holidays to avoid etc?

The weather is usually fantastic - beautiful warm, clear, spring weather. I was in Tokyo in April some years back and it was beautiful - a pair of chino pants and a polo shirt and you'll generally be fine.

You'll probably be a couple of weeks too late to see the cherry blossoms, but depending on how cool early spring is, you might be in luck.

The end of April and the first week of May is "Golden Week" - a set of about five public holidays in seven days. Many Japanese people take the opportunity to head out on holidays or to go back to visit family in the countryside. As a result, the bullet trains can be very crowded and accommodation is at a premium during that time (if you are staying somewhere other than your friend's place). I suspect that it would be very difficult to find accommodation in Kyoto, Nara or various popular holidays places at that time, for example.

If you are interested, I can send you a PM with my thoughts on things to do in Tokyo, Kyoto and so on. I'm sure that your friend will have plenty of suggestions, but it would nonetheless serve as food for thought.
post #17696 of 51908
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


If you are interested, I can send you a PM with my thoughts on things to do in Tokyo, Kyoto and so on. I'm sure that your friend will have plenty of suggestions, but it would nonetheless serve as food for thought.

Heading over to Japan in Jan for some snowboarding then R&R in TYO so I would appreciate any suggestions as well - put it in the main thread please biggrin.gif
post #17697 of 51908
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

no billed by the looks of it.

I deny everything!
post #17698 of 51908
All that MT talk reminds me that I actually need new shirts now as ever since hitting the gym as well as going on runs, my body shape has changed. My chest has grown (not because I'm lactating) and especially my shoulders where I've gone from looking for 16.5" shirts to 17" to now 17.5" measurements. Also giving me excuse to shop for a new suit. Not good.
post #17699 of 51908
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Have placed an order with these guys and I'm expecting it on Monday or Tuesday. I will do a full report then if you like. Not that I know too much about shirting! I will say that so far the customer service has been exemplary. They have not kept to their 5 day promise, though, but I understand they are back ordered by about 3 or 4 days at the moment - an issue that should be resolved soon. Proof will be in the pudding though.
*edit I'll also have some fabric swatches to pass around if anyone is interested.
^will consider a phone pocket next time cheers Naka.
Then again maybe a 20% slimmer iPhone 5 will solve all the world's problems satisfied.gif

A report on your Luxire experience would be great, thanks Lachy.
post #17700 of 51908
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

All that MT talk reminds me that I actually need new shirts now as ever since hitting the gym as well as going on runs, my body shape has changed. My chest has grown (not because I'm lactating) and especially my shoulders where I've gone from looking for 16.5" shirts to 17" to now 17.5" measurements. Also giving me excuse to shop for a new suit. Not good.

The standard forum defence is " I have an athletic build" - can mean anybloodything.

Aside from putting on weight the parameters of body shape are, except for minor variations at the edges,mainly pre determined by bone structure and genetics.
All the gym work, steroids and wishing and hoping wont make you into Arnie S if the basics aren't already in place.
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