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post #19996 of 53816
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


A well-dressed thief man once told me that the best place to find horn buttons is the pockets of expensive jackets in David Jones..
I laughed, and then he said, 'I'm not joking..'

hhaha

 

if its MOP shirt buttons, we are using the Prestige Buttons for our upcoming Buttoniere's. They have incredible nacre and lustre

post #19997 of 53816
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Was it that long ago? That's rather depressing!
Yes, mine is the one with the silk melton, with purple, blue and red stripes. It would have made an awful tie, but it gives quite a nice effect under the collar.

That's the one. Yes, April 2008. It was called the Glendale or Glengale Weave Herringbone Osaka Jacket. Sold for $645. In all my time there, my favourite jacket they ever made.
post #19998 of 53816

Evening Gents,

I'm currently looking at picking up 2 sports jackets for my collection. What style, brands, colours should l be be looking at, for complete versatility. My budget is middle of the range so no Kiton or Isaia folks smile.gif

Further what sort of pants do you recommend for going out in the evenings with the Mrs? Also colours?

Any thoughts would be appreciated....

post #19999 of 53816

^ Um some rather broad questions there.  

post #20000 of 53816
Sounds like you are putting together an outfit from scratch ie nothing to base from.

For versatility I'd go a 2 button navy cotton jacket. See my look book for what my navy jacket looks like. Mine is mtm P Johnson.

Then from there you can choose shirt and pants.

If again you want to stay versatile I'd suggest a nice white shirt. You cannot go wrong with a good white shirt.

Then for pants you can wear pretty much anything. Denim either light or dark, chinos either classic or bright coloured (see our chinos) or grey flannel trousers (more an autumn/winter item)

Then based on your pants colour and style you can choose your shoes.

I have a bunch of brown shoes in various shades and styles that I depend on

Hope that helps.
post #20001 of 53816
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Evening Gents,
I'm currently looking at picking up 2 sports jackets for my collection. What style, brands, colours should l be be looking at, for complete versatility. My budget is middle of the range so no Kiton or Isaia folks smile.gif
Further what sort of pants do you recommend for going out in the evenings with the Mrs? Also colours?
Any thoughts would be appreciated....

Broad question but I think Romp has some good ideas for you. I would add that, apart from a navy jacket, a grey one can be quite versatile and tends to look better with denim than a navy jacket (MO only). Also, lightweight wool might be more versatile than cotton depending on when and for what you plan to wear them.

Herringbone, MJ Bale are probably your best bets for smart sportscoats and blazers. Decent quality for the price, especially if you get there at sale time. Think around $500-$650 full price, though if I were you I'd by a grey suit and a blue suit for $1k and make sure I can mix and match the pants/jackets on each. Country Road or Zara might also be worth a look from time to time but generally quality is not as good and the styles can be a bit too fashiony for my liking anyway.

As for pants, that one's a bit harder. Certainly invest in some decent denim (Glue store have a good range though I'm sure some of the younger members here could point you to other good shops for jeans). I've heard good things about Howard Yount; Panta are superb quality but a bit on the pricey side. Colours: grey, dark brown and neutrals.
post #20002 of 53816
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Evening Gents,
I'm currently looking at picking up 2 sports jackets for my collection. What style, brands, colours should l be be looking at, for complete versatility. My budget is middle of the range so no Kiton or Isaia folks smile.gif
Further what sort of pants do you recommend for going out in the evenings with the Mrs? Also colours?
Any thoughts would be appreciated....

Another option would be Antony Squires I picked up a Glen Plaid sports coat which was on sale down from $700 odd to $300 at a DJ sale and I have looked in at their stores and seen some good summer weight sports coats in the same price range.

Unlined linen would be a good option for the Queensland humidity with that I would just go blue very versatile in terms of chinos and jeans.
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Segueing from the discussion on herringbone patterned odd garments, any thoughts on these brown nailhead odd trousers by HY?:



http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/nailhead-wool-pants-brown-1

Other option would be the VBC Super 120s Flannel (http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/vbc-super-120s-flannel-pants-brown-1), which look beautiful, but is Super 120s wool flannel (270g / 9.5oz) too hot/heavy to get much wear during a Melbourne Summer? I think it might actually be ok...?
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Would defo go the nail head for summer. Both nice but.
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Thanks Gents for putting me on the right path with your suggestions despite my vague requests.  My formal and streetwear are sufficent it's just the inbetween, that needs work - good casual?(can't think of the description). So l was pretty stuck in that regard, the advice on jacket, pants is gold.

 

Unlined linen 'Linen for Summer" would be ideal especially when the humidity kicks in, which makes styling a challenge.   

With some luck l will be looking like a D Grade version of Romp smile.gif

 

Another happy customer thanks ASF!

 

Cheers

post #20006 of 53816
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Thanks Gents for putting me on the right path with your suggestions despite my vague requests.  My formal and streetwear are sufficent it's just the inbetween, that needs work - good casual?(can't think of the description). So l was pretty stuck in that regard, the advice on jacket, pants is gold.

Unlined linen 'Linen for Summer" would be ideal especially when the humidity kicks in, which makes styling a challenge.   
With some luck l will be looking like a D Grade version of Romp smile.gif

Another happy customer thanks ASF!

Cheers

If you can try them on somewhere Boglioli are great for this (I have three and love them, including one grey POW linen). I have done a post previously of places to find online at good prices.
post #20007 of 53816
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Experienced members, I need some help. 
I want to take a full dive and revamp my wardrobe casually too. 
What do you guys wear in summer? what staples can you recommend for a wardrobe?
I'm thinking:
- RMW Craftsman (brown) (currently own)
- RMW 1 1/2" leather belt (brown) (currently own)
- x2 sports blazers (navy + light grey) - I was thinking either country road or having them made up locally
- RMW graziers (white + light blue)
- Levi 501s (currently own)
- RMW moleskins
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Oli2012, that sounds good. The only thing missing is one or two pairs of chinos and maybe another pair of casual shoes like these kangaroo chukkas: http://www.portphillipshop.com.au/B456K__Kingsvale_Boot__Made_To_Order_RMW.html

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post


I'm quite partial to a bunch of white button down shirts. They match with most things and a variation of materials gives nice variety through the seasons (cotton/linen/etc). With summer coming up I'd almost say stay off the blazers until the end of season then pick up some wool stuff from overseas, but it's what you're partial to. Country Road should be coming up to and end of season sale for some of it soon, which I don't mind, but I know aren't a favourite for a lot of people here. Chinos are a good alternative to jeans for warmer weather, albeit not everyones cup of tea. If you wear 501's you might find a lot of chino's cut very slim, so fair warning there. Probably a pair of boat shoes would be a good opposite to your chelsea boots, or some similarly casual shoes.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

It depends what you mean by "casual". It can be interpreted in a number of ways. Casual for a mate's BBQ is different to casual for a Friday in your office. You'd wear shorts to one, but probably not the other.
So who else wears shorts to the office here?
PS Oli - moleskins are a tad warm for an Aussie summer I reckon. Gerry's suggestion of chinos is a good one for the warmer months. But do let us know what type of casual you had in mind.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Good point. I'm still at uni so you can skip the office, just anywhere you can make appearances where a suit is too formal and a t shirt too slobbish - pubs, bars, dates, lunches, wine touring etc
Oh, and an agrarian theme tongue.gif
Chinos are a bit scary given my thunder thighs but i'll give them a go!

Nothing wrong with any of the suggestions - although I 'd suggest perhaps looking at sticking with the RM look. I'm not sure where you are or what you do but it sounds like you are in the country and already comfortable with the RM look.

My main problem with the RM look is that its a bit hard. I think you'd need to give a bit of thought to how to soften it up.

Suede footwear will soften things up a bit, shoes are a softer look than boots. Chukkas can be a softer look than both. Brown softer for leather shoes than black. Oxford cloth makes a softer looking shirt than most other weaves except perhaps linen.

I lent my RM catalogue to someone so I cant look - but they do a have a big range of stuff, including chino type stuff and cotton sport jackets. Their shirts are good if expensive and again can look a bit hard. I think you could get a softer look if you spend a bit of time thinking about it.

My experience is that what RM calls moleskin is a fair bit different from what the english call moleskin. The UK moleskin is terrible hot even in our winter whereas in my experience RM moleskin is more akin to a slightly thicker twill. I might be wrong and it might depend on the model trouser.

I'd disagree slightly with joiji - re white shirts for smart casual - sure you'll need some but again they are a bit hard and a light blue is a more versatile and softer item.

Suede RM chukkas instead of leather craftsman. They have a nice chukka that looks great in Kangaroo - softer looking than normal leather.

I like the RM look at times - its distinctively Australian without being daggy if done well. It does have the unfortunate connotation at times of squatter/private school boy at play but with a bit of work you can avoid that - unless thats what you are aiming for.

I'd suggest looking at RM catalogue - not just your local shop - and seeing if you can use their stuff to put together softer look - they have a vast range of different jeans and fits and shirts etc.
post #20008 of 53816
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Nothing wrong with any of the suggestions - although I 'd suggest perhaps looking at sticking with the RM look. I'm not sure where you are or what you do but it sounds like you are in the country and already comfortable with the RM look.
My main problem with the RM look is that its a bit hard. I think you'd need to give a bit of thought to how to soften it up.
Suede footwear will soften things up a bit, shoes are a softer look than boots. Chukkas can be a softer look than both. Brown softer for leather shoes than black. Oxford cloth makes a softer looking shirt than most other weaves except perhaps linen.
I lent my RM catalogue to someone so I cant look - but they do a have a big range of stuff, including chino type stuff and cotton sport jackets. Their shirts are good if expensive and again can look a bit hard. I think you could get a softer look if you spend a bit of time thinking about it.
My experience is that what RM calls moleskin is a fair bit different from what the english call moleskin. The UK moleskin is terrible hot even in our winter whereas in my experience RM moleskin is more akin to a slightly thicker twill. I might be wrong and it might depend on the model trouser.
I'd disagree slightly with joiji - re white shirts for smart casual - sure you'll need some but again they are a bit hard and a light blue is a more versatile and softer item.
Suede RM chukkas instead of leather craftsman. They have a nice chukka that looks great in Kangaroo - softer looking than normal leather.
I like the RM look at times - its distinctively Australian without being daggy if done well. It does have the unfortunate connotation at times of squatter/private school boy at play but with a bit of work you can avoid that - unless thats what you are aiming for.
I'd suggest looking at RM catalogue - not just your local shop - and seeing if you can use their stuff to put together softer look - they have a vast range of different jeans and fits and shirts etc.

Good advice fxh. The suede craftsmans (craftsmen?) are nice boots too. You don't really want to be getting around in Meerkat double monks if your kicking around the country, you might get some funny looks (you'll get them anywhere west of Glebe truth be told)...

On RM moleskin - you are right, they are a harder fabric compared to trad moleskins (soft, slightly furry), almost somewhere between cotton and canvas - thick twill as you say. Still, my experience is because of that thickness it can be a tad warm for summer (in much the same way fitted denim jeans are). A pair of neutral slim fit chinos will be cooler but still smart (not too soft though - what the English would probably call "drill pants").

Minus the cravat, Matt Preston tends to wear the "soft RM look" quite a bit. You could certainly dress worse; many do.
post #20009 of 53816
Speaking of RM Williams, bought my first pair of white jeans this weekend. Not much choice around, the Gant Rugger ones were almost transparent, but RMW had a nice pair in a decent cut (Polo model). Need to get the shortened as they are far too long at the moment. Then I just need the weather and balls to rock some white denim...thinking I might go to the polo at Werribee Mansion in a couple weeks, could be the place for them.

As an aside I was pleased to see these were "Made in Australia" (possibly all RMW products are, I hope so, just was unaware).
post #20010 of 53816
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


If you can try them on somewhere Boglioli are great for this (I have three and love them, including one grey POW linen). I have done a post previously of places to find online at good prices.

Thanks PS, l perused their goods and they look great!

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