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post #19411 of 55938
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

^^ 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....

^Lachyzee you have an unhealthy obsession with Luxire :P Jk. I would too if I had perfect measurements!

P.S.

Whatever happened to our childish banter Dusty? Lemme see your 'actual' dusty ol' brogues :)

post #19412 of 55938
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Whatever happened to our childish banter Dusty? Lemme see your 'actual' dusty ol' brogues :)

 

Here you go Bunny Boy icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #19413 of 55938
Bought some APC new standards today. They are bloody crispy and stiff.

I sized down two sizes and could do the button up just.

Got home and wore them around the house for 3 hours and the waist band is now slightly loose! If i sized down anymore they wouldnt have buttoned up and i dint think id get everything in.. *sigh*

i really want to try some 3sixteens but havent found them in a shop In oz yet
post #19414 of 55938
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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's this ebay shop. Haven't used it myself but the prices seem OK.

post #19415 of 55938
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Bought some APC new standards today. They are bloody crispy and stiff.
I sized down two sizes and could do the button up just.
Got home and wore them around the house for 3 hours and the waist band is now slightly loose! If i sized down anymore they wouldnt have buttoned up and i dint think id get everything in.. *sigh*
i really want to try some 3sixteens but havent found them in a shop In oz yet

Gerry - there you go - {wink}
post #19416 of 55938
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Bought some APC new standards today. They are bloody crispy and stiff.
I sized down two sizes and could do the button up just.
Got home and wore them around the house for 3 hours and the waist band is now slightly loose! If i sized down anymore they wouldnt have buttoned up and i dint think id get everything in.. *sigh*
i really want to try some 3sixteens but havent found them in a shop In oz yet

What size are you? I can give you a fit guide if you like
post #19417 of 55938
re Cotton Shirts Luxury/ expensive etc. Quick and dirty Version.

Cotton grows on a plant. (Don't laugh-there was a time when people in the old world thought it was from small sheep)

Like wool cotton can be graded on length of fibres*.
iirc there are only 4 basic types of categories in the plant taxonomy. Naturally there is also GM cotton - which as I understand forms the bulk of Australian grown cotton.

Usually in "luxury" shirting three main types are referred to: Sea Island, Pima and Egyptian.

The names refer to where they were originally from.

*Sea Island and Egyptian iirc are the longest and softest.

Both are now grown extensively, as you might expect, outside the original Caribbean and The Nile region, although there is some argument that the original climates produce a superior product..

It may come as a surprise to some of youse that the terms are now loosely used and may be more of a figment of some marketers imagination than an accurate reference to source and / or quality.

That is, these days, to put it gently, the fluff from my belly button may be just as much "Egyptian or Sea Island" cotton as your expensive shirt.
post #19418 of 55938

Can anyone recommend a brand available in Australia (preferably Brisbane) for some nice fitted casual button ups? To wear with denim or shorts. Thanks guys

Jordon

post #19419 of 55938
Based on the facts - you might have a guess where your "Egyptian" or "Sea Island " cotton comes from. Might just be Cubbie Station.

World’s Top 10 Cotton Producers in 2011
China 33.0 million bales
India 27.0 million bales
United States 18.0 million bales
Pakistan 10.3 million bales
Brazil 9.3 million bales
Uzbekistan 4.6 million bales
Australia 4.2 million bales
Turkey 2.8 million bales
Turkmenistan 1.6 million bales
Greece 1.4 million bales

• China is the world’s largest cotton producer AND the world’s largest consumer of fibre, with a share of around 25% of global cotton production in 2009/10 (Source: Bremen Cotton Exchange 2010)
• In 2010 developing countries such as China and India accounted for a 51% share of end use cotton consumption (source: ICAC 2011)
• In 2010/11 the worlds main cotton exporters were the USA, India, Uzbekistan and Australia (Source: ICAC, 2011)
• In 2010/11 the major importers of cotton were China, Bangladesh and Turkey (Source: ICAC, 2011)
• In 2008/09 average world cotton yield reached 770 kilograms per hectare, down 23 kilograms from 2007/08 (source: Bremen Cotton Exchange 2010)
• Australia’s cotton growers produce yields two and a half times the global average. In 2009-10 Australia recorded cotton lint yields of 1.857 tonnes of cotton per hectare.
post #19420 of 55938
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post


What size are you? I can give you a fit guide if you like

Im normally a 34 waist on pants. Sized down to 32 on the new standards. The 31 would have hospitalised me with the sheet-metal like stiffness of the 12oz APC denim...

 

I have fat legs so skinny jeans look stupid on me so I need a slim/tapered jean (although most "slim" jeans are calf-huggers for my pistons)

post #19421 of 55938
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

re Cotton Shirts Luxury/ expensive etc. Quick and dirty Version.
Cotton grows on a plant. (Don't laugh-there was a time when people in the old world thought it was from small sheep)
Like wool cotton can be graded on length of fibres*.
iirc there are only 4 basic types of categories in the plant taxonomy. Naturally there is also GM cotton - which as I understand forms the bulk of Australian grown cotton.
Usually in "luxury" shirting three main types are referred to: Sea Island, Pima and Egyptian.
The names refer to where they were originally from.
*Sea Island and Egyptian iirc are the longest and softest.
Both are now grown extensively, as you might expect, outside the original Caribbean and The Nile region, although there is some argument that the original climates produce a superior product..
It may come as a surprise to some of youse that the terms are now loosely used and may be more of a figment of some marketers imagination than an accurate reference to source and / or quality.
That is, these days, to put it gently, the fluff from my belly button may be just as much "Egyptian or Sea Island" cotton as your expensive shirt.

 

+1 - what i tried saying without the articulation

post #19422 of 55938
You sound similar to me Rob. I went with 32" on my acne and after a few wears now they fit perfect.

I could do the button up when I bought they simply enough, but they were certainly snug.

Knowing that they would stretch out a size at least I am glad I sized down. I'm normally a 33-34.

Actually the Ksubi jeans I bought a few months back are 34" and now they're quite loose.
post #19423 of 55938
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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?

I got mine from the link below, I asked for the prices in Euro as the exchange rate was better +you get 19% VAT taken off and the postage was less than that.

 

http://www.shoecare-shop.eu/shoecare/saphirmedaille.html

post #19424 of 55938
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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

Can anyone recommend a brand available in Australia (preferably Brisbane) for some nice fitted casual button ups? To wear with denim or shorts. Thanks guys


Jordon

I've bought a few things from Pistols at Dawn, in Wintergarden. It's the RTW arm of the Cloakroom.
post #19425 of 55938
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

It may come as a surprise to some of youse that the terms are now loosely used and may be more of a figment of some marketers imagination than an accurate reference to source and / or quality.
That is, these days, to put it gently, the fluff from my belly button may be just as much "Egyptian or Sea Island" cotton as your expensive shirt.

 

Doesn't the ACCC check to make sure it is Egyptian Cotton? So the consumer like me isn't getting done over?

 

So in all likelihood, R&B shirts are probably milled and dyed in China? I am telling you. Egyptian cotton feels different!

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