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post #20356 of 57160
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

I think spare pants is worth it
The pants on my very first pjohnson kit are starting to show wear so i should have done two pants.
Ive got 6 suits in rotation but some get worn more than others

 

How long ago, and how often do you wear that first suit?

post #20357 of 57160
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Sorry to repost this but I'd really like some replies to this.

Thanks

Um, I did mate. Check back a few pages. Here it is again for your convenience...

 

"I'd go with the second one. A second hand Barbour will always be a little unique and the patina will resemble its history which is what I love. First one looks like it hasn't been waxed properly and cared for. And the last one..just looks odd and too shiny. 

 

Bear in mind you should be looking to wash down (cold water only of course) and rewax any second hand Barbour you pick up. A bit of elbow grease, so to speak. :)

 

Edit: looks like the second one has a tear in the sleeve. The first one with a bit of waxing could up come quite alright. "

post #20358 of 57160
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

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Originally Posted by Gilmour View Post

Can I suggest looking in the buying and selling section or are you looking for new shoes ??

 

I recently bought a pair C&J Harvard Shell Loafers ( no tassels though ) for just under your budget and had been worn ounce.

 

I'm not partial, happy with either new or near new, as long as they have certain spec's: Loafer w/ Tassels, Dark brown leather, Sleek, elongated last with chisled toe, around $400. Cheaper would be nice.

 

Gerry recommended these http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3640203 which l'm very interested in.

 

What about a pair of the Marlow C&J for RL loafers? Cordovan rather than calf, but dark brown, tassels, and I'd be surprised if you couldn't find a new or near new pair on the B&S very shortly because of the private sale going on atm.

 

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1812818&cp=1760781.1898623&ab=ln_men_cs2_shoes&parentPage=family

post #20359 of 57160

Thanks for all the feedback gentlemen, this has put me on the right track with excellent considerations. I appreciate the wealth of knowledge shared, takes time and experience to acquire such specialisation. Cheers db

post #20360 of 57160
Any world tailor tours coming to Sydney anytime soon?
Now that i think about that an online calender that
displays all tailor tour dates for major cities would be handy
post #20361 of 57160
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Thinking of a pair of either the Herrings or the Church http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/search-results.php?sizeid=11&fitid=3&styleid=3&colourid=5 from what I have been informed the Herrings are made by Church and are on the same 73 last.
So is this correct?

Geoff - the Herrings on the page you linked to are made by Loake on the 026 last to higher end (think 1880) specification.

FYI the Church's 73 last can be a hard one to fit (probably why it's being discontinued). It runs both narrow and shallow, but at the same time manages to look wide (sort of like a reverse TARDIS/Ford Landau effect - low internal volume high external displacement).
post #20362 of 57160
I bought a pair of Carmina string loafers on Uetam last in size 8 (with limewood shoe trees) from The Armoury but it is a bit too snug across my right instep. Will be sending it back for a refund minus restocking fee on Monday afternoon so happy to pass it along to anyone interested at the discounted price.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/321757/aussies-bnib-carmina-uetam-string-loafer-8-limewood-shoe-trees

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post #20363 of 57160
I recall some gents on here have mentioned that they use No Sweat successfully, I was wondering if they have any tips? I tried it last week for the first time, and despite heeding the warnings and cleaning and drying the skin as much as I possibly could it still stung quite a lot and irritated a few patches of skin for quite a few days after.

I assume this isn't par for the course, so is there some trick to getting the skin dry enough for this not to happen, or am I perhaps just unusually sensitive to the stuff? Any suggestions welcome.
post #20364 of 57160
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

I recall some gents on here have mentioned that they use No Sweat successfully, I was wondering if they have any tips? I tried it last week for the first time, and despite heeding the warnings and cleaning and drying the skin as much as I possibly could it still stung quite a lot and irritated a few patches of skin for quite a few days after.
I assume this isn't par for the course, so is there some trick to getting the skin dry enough for this not to happen, or am I perhaps just unusually sensitive to the stuff? Any suggestions welcome.

Bit of a damp issue smile.gif

I first used the product some 8 years ago, when you first apply it absolutely canes, for that very reason alone I stopped using it. I ended up reading somewhere(cannot find info to back my claim) is that its pretty bad for you as it completely blocks your pores up and more. Tough decisions to make especially as it's warming up up.

post #20365 of 57160
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

I assume this isn't par for the course, so is there some trick to getting the skin dry enough for this not to happen, or am I perhaps just unusually sensitive to the stuff? Any suggestions welcome.

 

I used something similar to that as a teenager for quite a while, and I'm pretty sure skin irritation is just par for the course, sorry...

post #20366 of 57160
^^ No it's not.

I have used a similar product for over three years now with no issues. I used to sweat severely, and now I barely sweat at all and never have unsightly damp patches or browned underarms on shirts.

When you first start using the product, make sure your underarms are completely dry before applying it (use a hairdryer or something to be sure). Apply it reasonably sparingly too, 2 sprays perhaps.

I would do this for 3-4 days in a row (stop for a few days if it's irritating you). Each morning make sure to wash it off thoroughly with soap.

After that I would (and do) only use it once every 3-4 days if that. It's all that is necessary. I don't even bother making sure my underarms are completely dry any more come to think of it.

I also highly recommend switching to an aluminum free deodorant like Redken. This made a big difference for me in terms of no longer getting irritated and dry skin. Once you're using an overnight anti-persiprant, you don't need the aluminium deodorant for the daytime.
post #20367 of 57160
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

I recall some gents on here have mentioned that they use No Sweat successfully, I was wondering if they have any tips? I tried it last week for the first time, and despite heeding the warnings and cleaning and drying the skin as much as I possibly could it still stung quite a lot and irritated a few patches of skin for quite a few days after.
I assume this isn't par for the course, so is there some trick to getting the skin dry enough for this not to happen, or am I perhaps just unusually sensitive to the stuff? Any suggestions welcome.

Mate, if that doesn't work, try Driclor. I am as sceptical about products (especially pharmacy products) as anyone, but that stuff is the only thing I have ever tried that works.

post #20368 of 57160

If you shave your underarms, will that prevent sweating in that area?

post #20369 of 57160
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Mate, if that doesn't work, try Driclor.

Nosweat/Odaban/Driclor are all exactly the same. Nosweat contains very slightly less aluminium chloride than the other two.
post #20370 of 57160
Lazy question for a lazy Sunday afternoon: I have the following shoes, what should my next pair be?

-Dark brown captoe oxfords
-Suede double monks
-Tan pebble grain chukkas
-Dark suede chukkas
-Black longwings (rarely worn)
-Tan bluchers (cheap beaters)

Note that I don't wear suits at all at the moment (just jacket, odd trou and tie), and plan to only rarely in the future, and that I don't really like black shoes. I'm also starting to wear more casual jackets on Fridays and weekends.

I'm thinking dark brown calf bluchers? I was considering burgundy or dark brown longwings, but not sure how much I would wear such a 'heavy' shoe in the summer, so maybe this should be next year's purchase. Was also considering dark brown calf or suede loafers, but after not fitting into a pair of C&J Sydney in my size the other day due to my high insteps, I'm leery of ordering a pair online...
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