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Wallabies 18 V All Blacks 18 Fuck this shit! Where can I get a hair shirt a whip to engage in a bit of flagellation while watching the rugby.

It would not be so bad but a summer of cricket looms.God help me.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 10/20/12 at 2:04pm
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I'd recommend a Swaine Adeney Brigg whip, if you want the approval of SF.

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yes i unstitched the pockets haha :P

 

Michael, supposedly herringbone.

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I was wondering whether my front 2 pockets were just for show, or whether I have to pull the stitching apart.......

 

Have you just orded your first Elite suit?

 



haven't ordered yet, just sorting a few things out first...will be ordering sometime next week methinks

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yes i unstitched the pockets haha :P

 

Michael, supposedly herringbone.

 

Thanks Oil!

 

Herringbone are almost all Egyptian cotton. I just realised that you can get a lot of CT shirts in Egyptian cotton, so I am definitely going to buy some from there. 4 for 100 pounds or 2 for 80 pounds, that is seriously good value. One day I will work up to O&J shirts.

 

Dartagnan Red recommended I go with CT for good starting shirts.

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Oh, and $30 flat fee. So i dropped of three pairs :D

All I need now for the perfect orgasm is to know that they restocked their 3-sixteens....but that won't happen T_T

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can anyone recommend somewhere to get some shoe care stuff?

 

I've been reading the guides on thehangerproject about sapphire stuff and their packs look good.....unfortunately, shipping to Australia is over $60, so I'm very reluctant to purchase from them.

 

Any places that have reasonable shipping to Aus and a big selection?

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What kind of cotton do you guys like your shirts in?

I am a big fan of Egyptian cotton right now. So smooth and durable at the same time.

Which stores would you recommend for the Egyptian cotton shirts? Rhodes and Beckett or Val Parks, here in Sydney?

Also, for the uninitiated, what are some classic checks on working out the quality of construction in the shirt?

I have worked for Rhodes and Beckett and the company I work for at the moment sells Egyptian Cotton exclusively for shirting. There's no discernable difference between an Egyptian Cotton 2X100-120's fabric and a regular strain of cotton in a 2X100-120's, given they are the same weave.

You should be looking for single-needle stitched seams, collars that are to your preference, and above all, superior fit. Most of us end up going the online MTM route, because as pretty high-end OTR shirts like your Borrelli's and Finamore's are, they will look bad if they don't fit you well.
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can anyone recommend somewhere to get some shoe care stuff?

I've been reading the guides on thehangerproject about sapphire stuff and their packs look good.....unfortunately, shipping to Australia is over $60, so I'm very reluctant to purchase from them.

Any places that have reasonable shipping to Aus and a big selection?

Kirby at the Hanger Project has posted a few times that he's willing to be flexible about shipping, send him an email. Most of us have been either eating the shipping, or getting a group order together from Valmour. Before I acquired Saphir products I was using Angelus Wax, and it's good stuff, better than Kiwi at least.
Edited by Naka - 10/20/12 at 6:39pm
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Having resisted it for a long time, I also recommend just going straight to MTM for your dress shirts when you start out. In the long run, it's a much better option. I found that every OTR shirt in my large neck size fitted like a tent. So every shirt had to have sleeves shortened and darts put in or side seams taken in - a significant cost.

Wish I hadn't waisted money on R&B shirts et al when I was starting my CBD wardrobe.

Casual shirts I still go OTR since the fit isn't as crucial.

If I was starting again, I'd get maybe 3 CT or similar shirts to see me through a few weeks then stick to MTM.
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Originally Posted by ZirconiumZephyr View Post

can anyone recommend somewhere to get some shoe care stuff?

 

I've been reading the guides on thehangerproject about sapphire stuff and their packs look good.....unfortunately, shipping to Australia is over $60, so I'm very reluctant to purchase from them.

 

Any places that have reasonable shipping to Aus and a big selection?

 

There are a few places you could try:

 

http://valmour.fr/

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/saphir-price-asc

http://www.riderbootshop.com/categories/Shoe-Care-Products/

 

I've purchased from all of these places in the past and would say nothing but things about each of them.

post #19406 of 58003
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post

 

There are a few places you could try:

 

http://valmour.fr/

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/saphir-price-asc

http://www.riderbootshop.com/categories/Shoe-Care-Products/

 

I've purchased from all of these places in the past and would say nothing but things about each of them.

 

Any particular kind of things? wink.gif

post #19407 of 58003
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Having resisted it for a long time, I also recommend just going straight to MTM for your dress shirts when you start out. In the long run, it's a much better option. I found that every OTR shirt in my large neck size fitted like a tent. So every shirt had to have sleeves shortened and darts put in or side seams taken in - a significant cost.
Wish I hadn't waisted money on R&B shirts et al when I was starting my CBD wardrobe.
Casual shirts I still go OTR since the fit isn't as crucial.
If I was starting again, I'd get maybe 3 CT or similar shirts to see me through a few weeks then stick to MTM.

 

This is strange. A few days ago people were saying, 'never MTM for your first few suits' but now MTM for your shirts. When I get my next MTM shirt I will take a few pics and get your feedback.

 

Also, what makes you think you wasted money on your R&B shirts? They are quality shirts! Aside from maybe the fit factor?

 

I am pretty cautious with my shirts, because come summer it isn't the jacket that I will be wearing, it will shirts 99% of the time!

 

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I have worked for Rhodes and Beckett and the company I work for at the moment sells Egyptian Cotton exclusively for shirting. There's no discernable difference between an Egyptian Cotton 2X100-120's fabric and a regular strain of cotton in a 2X100-120's, given they are the same weave.
You should be looking for single-needle stitched seams, collars that are to your preference, and above all, superior fit. Most of us end up going the online MTM route, because as pretty high-end OTR shirts like your Borrelli's and Finamore's are, they will look bad if they don't fit you well.
 

 

Naka, would you happen to know when R&B usually hold their sales? If they are in Myer, would you think they share the same sale cycle as Myer?

 

Interesting point about 2x100 being very similar in regular cotton and Egyptian cotton. Perhaps there aren't many regular cotton shirts that do a 2x100, only Egyptian?

 

What company are you currently working for and do you think the shirts are good value? What did you think about R&B shirts?

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Go into and R&B and ask if you can be put on their mailing list to be notified of upcoming sales.

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^^ There are a lot more measurements you need for a suit = a lot more things can go wrong. Also they are far more expensive.

Getting your fit dialled with an MTM provider shouldn't be more than $100-$200 at the most.

I say that I wasted money on the R&B shirts as I probably spent $80 on each plus $40 alterations - could've had two perfectly fitting MTM shirts for that price.

They just don't fit me that well due to the need to get a large neck size. I'm sure they work just fine for some people.

Also having tried an unfused collar, I find the stiff R&B collars quite uncomfortable in comparison.

My three almost new R&B shirts are in a garbage bag right now waiting for me to drop them at the salvos....
post #19410 of 58003

Does anyone have experience with the Carmina "Simpson" last, re fit etc? Sydneysiders was the MJ Bale Laneway Sale good? Cheers

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