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I got my Owen and James red chambray shirt today. As I was opening the packaging, I looked in and thought to myself "I didn't order a white cotton shirt. ROB?!?!?!?". That's when I realised O&J send out their shirts in very nice cotton bags shog[1].gif

 

In any case, this is a very well made shirt and I'm looking forward to putting this to good use over the coming months. I put a little more detail up on my blog: http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/35170937474/arrived-today-i-finally-got-around-to-ordering

 

 

 

 

The handwritten note was also a very nice touch. fing02[1].gif Great job, Rob and Cam!

 

If you haven't taken advantage of the sale, do consider it - I'm glad I did!

 

 

 

Gerry thanks for the kind words and im very glad that you liked the shirt! I had to read your post twice as I thought you were saying I sent you the wrong shirt!! We like to put all our products into a garment bag first to protect them in the post:)

 

Sold out most sizing now. Restocking some styles and getting popovers in very soon .. oh and ive added a blue dress shirt plain blue shirt for those that have been enquiring!

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whoever was looking for white irish linen i noted that pjohnson has some back in stock

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Ethan’s writing is very influential. When something is written clearly and in a simple manner it can be convincing. Considering he owns his own shop I can see why he is telling us not to chase the bargain J. I am sure he gets annoyed being constantly asked when the next Armoury sale is on. I can tell Rob is tired of me asking when the next O&J sale is on.

I can enjoy his interpretation of luxury and value. I had never considered value in the way he has. I had always considered value as the differential between the quality and the price paid for that quality. If the quality is exceptional, and the price is low, then in essence, you have found great value. However, his perspective is comes from a completely different place. Value is the extra you pay to get what is good – value is bought, not given.

I think both perspectives have their merits. In a pragmatic world a pragmatic approach is needed. You don’t buy clothes from Politix, because you think the construction, fabric and style is terrible quality – for the price paid. If that is not a measure of value, then what is? A few pages back when I was talking about Loake 1880s, someone said, “they are a great shoe for that price range” – this is value to me: quality at fair value.

I like your nonchalant attitude to clothing, an attitude I would like to adopt myself.

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am trying a second hand P Johnson cotton jacket on tomorrow. If it fits I will take it. If not, I will walk over to Herringbone and try their two cotton jackets. If none of those are a go, I will try Sports Craft et al. I like the Boglioli jackets Pink Socks, but they are outside of my price range at this stage.

Value is all in your perception. Many men (by which I mean the vast majority) would think that paying $250 for a pair of shoes is not good value, when they can buy shoes that do the same damn thing for $80 from the Myer sales. Because someone has told you that Loake shoes are good quality, you are now prepared to pay $250 for them and think you are ahead - but only because you value certain characteristics in your shoes (Goodyear welting, better quality leather), and perceive that as "better" than a pair of Indian made, glued sole shoes.

Other people don't have the same set of values for shoes or jackets or any number of things. For most people a jacket is just an extra layer to keep the cold out. They don't care about surgeon's cuffs or hand sewn buttonholes. The fact that you are prepared to pay a certain amount for these things is a reflection on you, not the article itself. Any given item may have a million values placed upon it by a million individuals (or one individual a million times), but it's still the same item.
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Just received both my WH Taylor poplin white shirt for work which is a slim fit, yes slim fit and my build is like a 'slender' open side flanker. On advice went for size larger with an 18 inch collar fit is very similar to H&K but with out the absurd price they now charge.

And my Owen and James OCBD arrived as well, can see I will get a fair bit of casual wear out of it and that it should soften up with repeated washings. Nice one Rob.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am trying a second hand P Johnson cotton jacket on tomorrow. If it fits I will take it. If not, I will walk over to Herringbone and try their two cotton jackets. If none of those are a go, I will try Sports Craft et al. I like the Boglioli jackets Pink Socks, but they are outside of my price range at this stage.

Sounds like a good idea MS. If you do decide to look at Boglioli etc I am pretty sure you can find something on sale at yoox or farfetch within your price range and it will be better than something you could get here at similar price.

This was my original post with the links -
http://www.styleforum.net/t/88856/australian-members/9950_50#post_5182308

and I got my most recent one here for under $300 delivered (after doing a search for promo code and finding a free delivery one) - http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/sale/men/boglioli/items.aspx
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Gerry thanks for the kind words and im very glad that you liked the shirt! I had to read your post twice as I thought you were saying I sent you the wrong shirt!! We like to put all our products into a garment bag first to protect them in the post:)

 

Sold out most sizing now. Restocking some styles and getting popovers in very soon .. oh and ive added a blue dress shirt plain blue shirt for those that have been enquiring!

 

smile.gif Don't worry, Rob - if you'd sent the wrong shirt, I wouldn't be posting here first.

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On an entirely different topic, CNN, NBC, CBS and Fox have all called the election for Obama.

Even though it appears that Romney will win the popular vote, Obama is estimated as having 250 electoral college votes at present, as opposed to Romney's 206, with 270 EC votes needed to win the election.

The ABC's live election feed is here.
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During his second term, maybe these dinosaurs spouting the legitimate rape line should take a sex education course... nest.gif

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I went into the Canali store in Sydney today – a lot of nice jackets, ties, and shirts. I was looking for a new suit but I was just browsing. That didn't really seem to work too well on the sales people there.

 

They're friendly, I suppose, but a little pushy.

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During his second term, maybe these dinosaurs spouting the legitimate rape line should take a sex education course... nest.gif

 

I think you'll find the women were asking for it. Dressing like prostitutes and having sex out of wedlock [/sarcasm]

 

In other news, took delivery of my first pair of shell cordovan shoes yesterday. Will be interesting to see how they break in, but first impressions are great.

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That's just not funny. This thread should be above that type of "humour".
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I think you'll find the women were asking for it. Dressing like prostitutes and having sex out of wedlock [/sarcasm]

 

In other news, took delivery of my first pair of shell cordovan shoes yesterday. Will be interesting to see how they break in, but first impressions are great.

What are they?

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In other news, took delivery of my first pair of shell cordovan shoes yesterday. Will be interesting to see how they break in, but first impressions are great.

What are they?

Alden for J.Crew #8 chukkas

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I am trying a second hand P Johnson cotton jacket on tomorrow. If it fits I will take it. If not, I will walk over to Herringbone and try their two cotton jackets. If none of those are a go, I will try Sports Craft et al. I like the Boglioli jackets Pink Socks, but they are outside of my price range at this stage.

I've got the current season Sportscraft unlined cotton jacket in navy. Got it on sale plus a few vouchers which made it an ok deal.  At $299 full retail I don't think it's a good deal.  I dislike the amount of padding on the shoulder (just personal preference) and the armholes are unsurprisingly a bit low IMO.  But I like the fact it's unlined, is otherwise inoffensive and was easier than buying online. Instant gratification FTW...

 

 

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