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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post


Nothing but good things is what I meant, you language nazi, you.

 

I know smile.gif It just reminds me of a very non-committal reference I once read: "Of all the employees I had, he was one of them".


I see what you did there.

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

I just read somewhere that they stretch 1.5 to 2inches in the waist after a month frown.gif should of sized down 4 inches instead of 2 inches bwhaha

I think going down to 30" would have been a mistake. Let alone how could you have done them up smile.gif
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There was no need to edit your post.

 

It is true that the 2 x 100 grade would have several variations within it. The question is whether the variations are big.

 

Luxire looks like it is a step above CT. Probably one of the best MTM shirting sites I would imagine.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

It might be Egyptian cotton. It might not. Depends what you mean by Egyptian cotton.
Is it cotton grown in Egypt and Gossypium herbaceum, which I understand is true Egyptian cotton?
Or is it Gossypium herbaceum but not grown in Egypt?
Or is it any old cotton but grown in Egypt?
Or is it any old cotton grown any old where but long and "nice" feeling?
How can you tell?
Basically - its short hand marketing for nice expensive cotton.
A bit like - Theres more Wagyu Beef sold in Australia than is produced - even if you ate each beast three times over and cooked its moo as well.
Just as there are a squillion types of ranking of quality of "Genuine Australian Merino Fine wool". Theres even Geelong Wool.

The Angus beef burgers at McDonalds.. Enough said
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I think going down to 30" would have been a mistake. Let alone how could you have done them up smile.gif

 

agreed.

 

i have the petite standards which are pretty slim. i'm a 32 waist, sized down to 30. i slept in them wearing another pair of trousers beneath. now they're more a size 31.5 (thighs stretched a tiny bit, but waist definitely stretched by 1.5 sizes). any smaller and you'd have to get all your shirts taken in  rotflmao.gif

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I read somewhere that APC denim had changed to TTS, so I didn't size down two when I bought my Petit Standards ffffuuuu.gif

I'll have to try to sell them off, they are NWOT, tagged size 30 but measure as a 32.
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Hey guys

 

Ordered a couple of suits online from MJ Bale. However, they really don't have the length I need (I'm 6'4" and 110 kg. I know, I was dreaming) so they have to go back. I am a big fan of the soft shoulder though, and I can't really find anything that's soft that do long sizes.

 

Can anyone recommend elsewhere for a RTW suit, or am I going to have to go MTM to get what I need?

 

I'm new here so if I've posted this in the wrong spot, or it could be better posted elsewhere, mea culpa.

 

Cheers

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

The ACCC was sarcasm gone wrong over the internet. I think you are a right jmills - I am probably just partial to a 2x100 shirt.

I got it -but then I'm particularly attuned to a bit of a wink, nod and snark over the net.

If you go an buy sheets - theres Egyptian cotton, hankies, t shirts. Basically I take it that most well known high end shirt materials makers will probably be using Egyptian cotton. Will the mass marketers with online sites, catalogues etc be using it - maybe - maybe not? Others will use it to describe their best or most luxurious material.

The origin of the cotton probably isn't as important as the ply , weave and other matters.
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I sized down to 28 for my last pair of APC NCs (30 normally), could just get the buttons done up.

Threw some water on the waistband and other tight areas then went for a vigorous 4km cycle on my single speed, painful, but they stretched out no dramas.
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Im generally a 33 and my sizes are as follows
3sixteens Slim tapered 32
Acne Moc Raw 32
N&F Weird 32
Julius Red Twill 33
Nudies 32
APC New Standard 32
Dior MIJ 31
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Originally Posted by Redacre View Post

Hey guys

Ordered a couple of suits online from MJ Bale. However, they really don't have the length I need (I'm 6'4" and 110 kg. I know, I was dreaming) so they have to go back. I am a big fan of the soft shoulder though, and I can't really find anything that's soft that do long sizes.

Can anyone recommend elsewhere for a RTW suit, or am I going to have to go MTM to get what I need?

I'm new here so if I've posted this in the wrong spot, or it could be better posted elsewhere, mea culpa.

Cheers

At 6'4, I think MTM will stand you in better stead than trying to find an RTW that fits. You'll likely enjoy the experience more, too smile.gif
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At 6'4, I think MTM will stand you in better stead than trying to find an RTW that fits. You'll likely enjoy the experience more, too smile.gif

Thought so. I'm a bit wary of the online MTM sites though, heard a few horror stories. Am I being unnecessarily cautious?
$1500 is my upper limit, any ideas? I have read (from unreliable internet sources) that P Johnson starts around this mark.
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Originally Posted by Redacre View Post

Thought so. I'm a bit wary of the online MTM sites though, heard a few horror stories. Am I being unnecessarily cautious?
$1500 is my upper limit, any ideas? I have read (from unreliable internet sources) that P Johnson starts around this mark.

For $1500 you can get P Johnson. I picked up my latest a week or so ago and it was $1400.

Highly recommended.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

For some reason my 'quote' function isn't working. This brings us back to what someone said earlier. Would there be a difference in fabric labelled 2/100 ply egyptian cotton and 2/100 ply cotton. Someone mentioned earlier that there wouldn't be a discernable difference. I wonder if that is true.


I spent a while typing up a response about "Egyptian cotton" shirting last night, only for it to disappear when I tried to post it and I now see that fxh, Plestor and others have chimed in with thoughts in the meantime.

Essentially, I agree with what has already been said - just because a shirt is supposedly made from Egyptian cotton does not mean that the cotton was grown in Egypt, nor that it is any more special than other cotton shirts.

Nor is a shirt made from 2 x 100s cloth guaranteed to be good, just as a suit made from "Super 180s" cloth is not necessarily going to be a great suit - even amongst cloth of the same thread count, there are variations in quality, heft and general feel. This is at least partially due to the weave of the cloth - is the shirt made from a twill, from a poplin, from a pinpoint oxford, a royal oxford, a plain oxford or some other weave?

Also, just like "Super" numbers and suit fabric, just because a shirting fabric has a higher number, doesn't mean that it is a better choice. Higher thread count numbers can sometimes mean that a fabric is too sheer, too prone to crumpling, and difficult to iron, just like a suit fabric with a high "Super" number can crease and crumple badly, and wear out quickly as it is fragile.

Ultimately, pretty much any cloth from a reputable shirting cloth manufacturer such as Acorn, Albini, Sic TESS, Grandi & Rubinelli or Thomas Mason will be good, and it then depends on your own preferences as to whether you prefer a shirt made from poplin, twill or so on.

With regard to Rhodes & Beckett, please don't get caught up in their backstory about two English adventurers who decided to set up a shirtmaking operation in Egypt in the 1800s, as it is an absolute load of cobblers. When the then-Harrolds Shirts turned in Rhodes & Beckett a few years back, they came up with a faux-backstory that suited their operation as (apparently) their shirts were made in Egypt. Rather amusingly, they then changed production to China a year or two later and when a friend of mine enquired as to why, he was told that it was because Chinese suppliers were more reliable than Egyptian suppliers.
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