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Originally Posted by quar View Post

New AndyTom loafers.
Arrived today. Excellent quality. As good as Tod's probably, but hard to tell as my Tod's are all years old and beaten to hell. Excellent value regardless in my opinion. I would like to see some grained calf leathers in the future.
 

 

What Rolex is that Quar?

post #19352 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Gilmour View Post

 

Michael when you say suits do you have more that one from Elite and what tailoring did you go for ??

 

I am still waiting for mine to arrive, I am not complaining as I know it is going to take a while as I went for Royalty & Rockstar tailoring.

 

Seems like both Rob and I did the 'Back to Work Special'. The more Aussie members giving Elite a spin the better!

 

I placed my order on Monday 10th of September - I had been measured before that.

 

The tailoring selected was fully canvassed but still machine stitched - including the armholes.

 

The first suit was to be a grey. The original fabric selected was out of stock, I was notified on the 18th of September and this fabric was selected in its place:

 

http://s1138.photobucket.com/albums/n522/Elitesuits/English%20Stripes/?action=view&current=S925.jpg

 

The fabric is milled in England and dyed in China. The Chinese gave it a S180 rating. It is super fine - it creases like Cotton. I wouldn't even be confident in saying it is 100% Merino Wool, but perhaps it is.

 

It took me a full 2 weeks to get it pressed, tailored and seek advice from many users on this forum (thanks to you all).

 

The next suit is definitely 100% Merino wool, milled and dyed in Australia, charcoal with a S120 rating. That order was placed earlier this week.

 

Michael

 

P.S Did you notice that the original measurement form didn't have a measurement for jacket waist!?

 

I could post pictures up, but they aren't good. Prof B, Charlie, Wraith have all seen different versions.

post #19353 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


- cashmere ones will DEFINITELY be coming for next A/W
 

 

Excellent! I'm after one in gray for next A/W.

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Hey guys; I tried on the Barbour Bedale today a Chadstone (melb) and I found that the '38' fit me the best (usually wear '40.' The jacket was $500! So I had an ebay session looking for one and after a bit of research I found that there are differences in sizing between models (as there is an older and newer model) but I found a couple which I am willing to buy and was wondering whoever the Barbour owner on this thread is (gerry?) 'Do you think jumping in with the sizing is wise' (dw if you dont know :P)

 

Option 1: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-BARBOUR-OF-SOUTH-SHIELDS-BEDALE-WAX-COTTON-JACKET-BLUE-38-97CM-/150894334424?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Sports_Clothing_LE&hash=item232200d1d8

 

Option 2: http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUNNING-VINTAGE-2-ROYAL-CREST-RARE-BARBOUR-BEDALE-WAX-JACKET-BLUE-38-97CM-/160882690798?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Sports_Clothing_LE&hash=item25755b0aee

 

Thanks

post #19355 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Excellent! I'm after one in gray for next A/W.

Now that's called planning ahead smile.gif
post #19356 of 55224
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Originally Posted by quar View Post

New AndyTom loafers.
Arrived today. Excellent quality. As good as Tod's probably, but hard to tell as my Tod's are all years old and beaten to hell. Excellent value regardless in my opinion. I would like to see some grained calf leathers in the future.
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Glad you like them.

 

Im sitting down with Andy this weekend to go through all the leather swatches. Grained Calf is definitely high on my priority list :) Ill post a photo of the swatches I end up picking

 

We sold out of all the popular Camo loafers on O&J really fast so im going to pull the trigger on the dark green camo next time I think.

post #19357 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

What's the difference between Irish and Italian linen? Is Irish just heavier or are the major difference? Looking at getting a linen MTM suit and can't decide on which fabric swatches I want to test.

Just quickly

Italian linen is thinner/ lighter and creases more - Irish Linen has longer threads and thicker and creases a bit less or at least differently .

Theres a bit more to it - if you want more.

Also these days many of these terms are used loosely as marketing tools and may not reflect origins , accuracy or reality.

Basically Irish is better.
post #19358 of 55224
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey guys; I tried on the Barbour Bedale today a Chadstone (melb) and I found that the '38' fit me the best (usually wear '40.' The jacket was $500! So I had an ebay session looking for one and after a bit of research I found that there are differences in sizing between models (as there is an older and newer model) but I found a couple which I am willing to buy and was wondering whoever the Barbour owner on this thread is (gerry?) 'Do you think jumping in with the sizing is wise' (dw if you dont know :P)

Option 1: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-BARBOUR-OF-SOUTH-SHIELDS-BEDALE-WAX-COTTON-JACKET-BLUE-38-97CM-/150894334424?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Sports_Clothing_LE&hash=item232200d1d8

Option 2: http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUNNING-VINTAGE-2-ROYAL-CREST-RARE-BARBOUR-BEDALE-WAX-JACKET-BLUE-38-97CM-/160882690798?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Sports_Clothing_LE&hash=item25755b0aee

Thanks

bunny - baby - I'm usually diplomatic - but - I've never understood the appeal of Barbours.

If you "like that sort of thing" why not go Drizabone - even then if you aren't on a farm why?
post #19359 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


- cashmere ones will DEFINITELY be coming for next A/W
 

 

Excellent! I'm after one in gray for next A/W.


Me too!

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post #19360 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Excellent! I'm after one in gray for next A/W.

Nice guy Gerry and I obviously share the same good taste in ties. I am after grey cashmere too. Drakes have a nice one but would love to see what Henry Carter will
offer.
post #19361 of 55224
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Just quickly
Italian linen is thinner/ lighter and creases more - Irish Linen has longer threads and thicker and creases a bit less or at least differently .
Theres a bit more to it - if you want more.
Also these days many of these terms are used loosely as marketing tools and may not reflect origins , accuracy or reality.
Basically Irish is better.

Irish linen ftw. Experience is only some pocket squares but they have a ncie hand
post #19362 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Nice guy Gerry and I obviously share the same good taste in ties. I am after grey cashmere too. Drakes have a nice one but would love to see what Henry Carter will
offer.

Just make sure your cashmere ties are silk lined otherwise they have no movement under the collar
post #19363 of 55224
I'll prob do about 4 colours in the cashmere all going well. A grey, navy, burgundy and perhaps a very dark forest green but open to suggestions. And Rob, yep they all have the silk band around the collar that essential for all knit ties IMO whether silk, cotton or cashmere.
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Knits are now up on the site and all the usual bum flufferies are over on my afilliate thread including the Pantherella special.
post #19365 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Knits are now up on the site and all the usual bum flufferies are over on my afilliate thread including the Pantherella special.

Got mine. Orange knit - they look great Jason.
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