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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Diet to get to the size you want and train to get to the shape you want. If you don't want to add the fat then watch how much you eat. If you can't go for a run, at least you can control how much food goes in your mouth.

Yes, this is def. what I will need to do until I can get back to exercise. A little boring and requires some self control (oh no!).

A little catch up on a few things discussed over last few days...

thebrownman - I lost a decent chuck of weight early last year (about 20kgs). Originally suffered through, then got a few decent things that could be altered altered, then sold or donated a lot of clothes and basically started again, which in a way was good as I could use the lessons learnt from making the mistakes over the years (your point about making mistakes and learning what works for you is so true). Slowly rebuilding a classic and versatile wardrobe, and once I got to a weight I was happy with I got myself as P Johnson number (MTM is good as apart from anything else having spent that much on a piece of clothing you are determined to stay in shape to wear it).

My advice for now, if you are still changing shape, is to get one suit altered as best as can be and just accept that it can will only serve you for a while and will prob. not be able to be sold on (thinking for your job and lifestyle you prob only need one good suit). Then once you are happy go for the P Johnson (or other MTM) number you really want. In the meantime if you need a little menswear purchase brighten up your week, shoes, pocket square, ties (though you prob have little use for them), socks or watches are the way to go. Good luck with it.

Mr Sy - in terms of sportscoats, I have said it before and I will say it again, if you can figure out your size, Boglioli is a good choice (if you do a search on this forum or my posts you should find place to get them within your price range and hear more on my views, I have 3 and am very happy with them). In the same vein re LBM 1911, Lardini and Piombo, but you may have to take the risk with sizing (though I believe places like Yoox and farfetch have good (and poss. free) returns policies).

PoP and fxh - great to read your views and discussions on monks, in particular black ones with double straps. I am still making up my mind and value your opinions. Realistically though most people will care less so I (obviously) need to please myself (and am having a bit of a relove of my black shoes at the moment) and hope that I do not end up in an important meeting with PoP/fhxh type chap judging me(!) if I get black double monk shoes. Really enjoy your in depth analysis. Am meeting Mr Nice Guy Nelson next week to look at a couple of his monks and get a better idea of what I want.

And to whoever asked where I box, I go to a place in Prahran, though only training, not fighting (however might consider that in the new year).

#apologies for fxh length post
#rambling in pink socks
post #20522 of 57889
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

wrong
3 & 5/16ths

Lol yes that 1/16th is ultra noticeable smile.gif

Just note that all our shirts are cut by hand so you will get slight variance
post #20523 of 57889
Anyone know where I can get button sets for suits in Australia of various kinds of horn and bone for a reasonable price?
post #20524 of 57889
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Anyone know where I can get button sets for suits in Australia of various kinds of horn and bone for a reasonable price?

brownman knows where to adam and eve them.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

brownman knows where to adam and eve them.

I do not know what this means.
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Just note that all our shirts are cut by hand so you will get slight variance

Oh, the horror!
post #20527 of 57889
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I do not know what this means.

Was it not you who said he knew someone who used to procure buttons from inside the pockets of nice suits in David Jones?

Must have been someone else.
post #20528 of 57889
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Was it not you who said he knew someone who used to procure buttons from inside the pockets of nice suits in David Jones?
Must have been someone else.

No, that was me. I can't name names, but this button thief may be on Style Forum from time to time...
post #20529 of 57889
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Anyone looking for something dapper to wear to work or a new suit for the races - I've dropped the price on a couple of Herringbone items.
1. Osaka cut fully canvassed navy stripe suit, size 42R (waist 36, trousers come unhemmed) - BNWT


$575, please PM me with any questions. Retail price was $1395.
Also, Herringbone "Finlay" Charcoal suit jacket (40R) - $300 (Brand New With Tags), Trousers can be bought separately at Herringbone stores.

Guys, if anyone is interested - dropping prices again on the above (SPOILER). These items no longer fit me and are now at borderline ridiculous prices. Both are NEW with tags. If they're your size - I'd be considering either.

1. $550 down from $1395.
2. $280 down from $645.

Please get in touch via PM if you need more info smile.gif
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


I do not know what this means.

 

Adam and Eve = thieve

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What sort of horn/bone are suit buttons usually made of? how can you recognise them as opposed to a well coloured plastic?

post #20532 of 57889
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Adam and Eve = thieve

Go up the apple and pears, oh my bloody strawberry tart's going again!

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Latest PJohnson EDM ('Live Like Lapo') gave me a good chuckle biggrin.gif
post #20534 of 57889
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Adam and Eve = thieve

Thank you, Gerry smile.gif
post #20535 of 57889
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Adam and Eve = thieve
??

Tea Leaf or more australian - "They call him Hydraulic Jack"
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