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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

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.

Pics or it didn't happen
post #20567 of 55199
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

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.

Pics or it didn't happen

Not tonight honey, I have a headache. 

 

I did get those Meermin pictures up for you over in the Meermin thread, though.

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I know, you've been good to me. Speaking of which, those Meermins are burgundy, right? And a leather sole?
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I know, you've been good to me. Speaking of which, those Meermins are burgundy, right? And a leather sole?

 

Yeah. Meermin seems to have two shades of 'marron'. One which is brown the other burgundy. Sole is danite, actually. 

post #20570 of 55199
Here are my outfits for the past couple of days.

Tuesday:


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- Herringbone Sydney charcoal suit;
- Borrelli light blue shirt;
- Drake's silk print tie;
- Kent Wang pocket square;
- Vanda lapel flower;
- Pantherella socks;
- Crockett & Jones Audley shoes.
post #20571 of 55199
...and Wednesday (today), continuing my week of Borrelli shirts:


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- Navy, herringbone weave suit by Herringbone Sydney (on the now defunct New York block);
- White Borrelli shirt;
- Blue, six fold neat silk print tie by Bulgari;
- Kent Wang pocket square;
- Country Road socks (just about the only good thing still sold by CR); and
- Black C&J Audleys.
post #20572 of 55199
Looking good, JR.

Ah the NY Block. I have a few of those as well smile.gif
post #20573 of 55199
Has Prince Charles' get up at Melbourne Cup been discussed here?

His DB looked great.
post #20574 of 55199
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Looking good, JR.

 

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Hey journeyman,

I'd like some sizing advise for sports coats as my body type is similar to your's (bigger-manicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif) , what brand gives you the best OTR fit so only minimal money is spent on tailoring?

Having trouble getting something that fits in the shoulders and is not super tight.

 

Thanks

P.S. Looking sharp as a tac :)

post #20576 of 55199
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I think that $350 for an odd jacket is excellent value, if it fits well. Herringbone's jackets are quite well made and I've got four or five of them.
Depending on your personal preferences (and I don't want to turn you into someone who is obsessive about such details), you might want to check the lapel buttonhole on the Herringbone odd jackets because, in the past, some of the cotton jackets had "keyhole" lapel buttonholes, rather than straight cut buttonholes. Some people don't mind that at all, but I have a strong preference for straight cut lapel buttonholes.
Another option is to go into your local Polo Ralph Lauren store and try on some of their Polo made-in-Italy suits or jackets (which are made by Corneliani) and then see what you can find on eBay, as you can typically get new-with-tags (NWT) Polo clothing on eBay for 25-50% of what it retails for here.

 

Good to hear you endorse the Herringbone sports coat. If you bought it, and it fell apart, or you felt that it didn't live up to its expectation, I would have liked to have known. Seeing as it didn't do anything of those things, it sounds good. Dartagnan Red is quite a fan of the Corneliani Ralph Lauren jackets/suits. There are none on ebay at the moment.

 

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


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

 

Pink Socks, I read through your earlier posts. The ones where you felt guilty as all hell using Henry Bucks as a sizing station. I did for my shoes, so don't feel guilty at all. There are plenty of wealthy people out there that don't have time to read up on style and brands, but they want a place where they know they can go to get great quality clothing, knowing full well that it is marked up. Henry Bucks serves its purpose.

 

A lot of Boglioli jackets are 3 buttoned - very short lapels. I think I am still coming around to this style. I will keep the name at the back of my head. The quality looks incredible.

 

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey journeyman,

I'd like some sizing advise for sports coats as my body type is similar to your's (bigger-manicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif) , what brand gives you the best OTR fit so only minimal money is spent on tailoring?

Having trouble getting something that fits in the shoulders and is not super tight.

 

Thanks

P.S. Looking sharp as a tac :)

 

TehBunny, have you tried Bone and Bale - as Rob alluded to? I found out that they have quite a lot of jackets in-stores that they don't have online. So even though both companies look sparse online, they aren't in-store.

 

I am going to Herringbone Macquarie Place to try on the Metro cotton jacket, tomorrow morning. Then, I will go to Myers to try on this P Johnson jacket, then I will walk down to the Herringbone Warehouse where they have about 4-5 different cotton jackets in my size. They are last seasons jackets, but they are probably worth checking out - $200-$500 a jacket. MJ Bale has no jackets on sale (sports coats), they are all upwards of $400. So I will check out 3 places and work out which one I prefer. If I get time I will pop in and check out the Ralph Lauren jackets JM mentioned.

post #20577 of 55199
You are spending a lot of time analysing whether $350 is money well spent or not.
post #20578 of 55199
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

 

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Good to hear you endorse the Herringbone sports coat. If you bought it, and it fell apart, or you felt that it didn't live up to its expectation, I would have liked to have known. Seeing as it didn't do anything of those things, it sounds good. Dartagnan Red is quite a fan of the Corneliani Ralph Lauren jackets/suits. There are none on ebay at the moment.

 

 

Pink Socks, I read through your earlier posts. The ones where you felt guilty as all hell using Henry Bucks as a sizing station. I did for my shoes, so don't feel guilty at all. There are plenty of wealthy people out there that don't have time to read up on style and brands, but they want a place where they know they can go to get great quality clothing, knowing full well that it is marked up. Henry Bucks serves its purpose.

 

A lot of Boglioli jackets are 3 buttoned - very short lapels. I think I am still coming around to this style. I will keep the na

 

 

 

 

 

TehBunny, have you tried Bone and Bale - as Rob alluded to? I found out that they have quite a lot of jackets in-stores that they don't have online. So even though both companies look sparse online, they aren't in-store.

 

 

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I am going to Herringbone Macquarie Place to try on the Metro cotton jacket, tomorrow morning. Then, I will go to Myers to try on this P Johnson jacket, then I will walk down to the Herringbone Warehouse where they have about 4-5 different cotton jackets in my size. They are last seasons jackets, but they are probably worth checking out - $200-$500 a jacket. MJ Bale has no jackets on sale (sports coats), they are all upwards of $400. So I will check out 3 places and work out which one I prefer. If I get time I will pop in and check out the Ralph Lauren jackets JM mentioned.me at the back of my head. The quality looks incredible.

 

I'm from Melbourne though T_T

post #20579 of 55199
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

You are spending a lot of time analysing whether $350 is money well spent or not.

 

Especially over something you can just go and look at and try on.

post #20580 of 55199
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey journeyman,

I'd like some sizing advise for sports coats as my body type is similar to your's (bigger-manicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif) , what brand gives you the best OTR fit so only minimal money is spent on tailoring?

Having trouble getting something that fits in the shoulders and is not super tight.

 

Thanks

P.S. Looking sharp as a tac :)

 

skimping on tailoring is a big no no in my books.

 

i've just spent $80 getting the sleeves lengthened and having the sides taken in slightly on a navy sportscoat. money well spent, irrespective of the price of the jacket. if it improves the fit, it's priceless. you gotta pay to play. there's a book you should read that will hopefully inspire you - Glenn O'Brien's How To Be A Man. 

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