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post #20716 of 54745
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Thanks for all your recommendations for the watch; I think I'll go with the Hamilton will Kop sometime before Christmas; where do you guys for straps (preferred bricks and mortar).

 

At least you have done some research.

 

Back in high school I wanted a watch. That weekend I walked into the city and blew $1,600 on a Tag Heuer. From the limited conversations I have had with watch collectors, they are like the Hugo Boss of suits - fused and the brand name is half the price.

post #20717 of 54745
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

The only fault I can really find is that they tend to default to a too tight fit - but then again that seems to be what people want.
And I'm sure they'd adapt if it wasn't your preference.
The much mentioned and occasionally lamented, Mista G Wong was never too tight and too short with white ankles from what I recall.
 

Some people would say that Guido's jackets from Johnson are bordering on 'tight' across the waist. When I went through their entire tumblr, tight across the waist was a common theme.

post #20718 of 54745
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Some people would say that Guido's jackets from Johnson are bordering on 'tight' across the waist. When I went through their entire tumblr, tight across the waist was a common theme.

Probably americans ... Graemes suits were not too tight in the waist
post #20719 of 54745
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

Your answer is the answer to all of SF's problems.
Go Bespoke.

I'm not sure thats true. Many a time bespoke is the cause of all of SFs problems.

The term "local lady" suggest to me a seamstress, highly talented perhaps, but not a Men's Tailor familiar with all the odd obsessions and fashions us males indulge in.

Now I may be being terribly unfair. Some women tailors or seamstresses have a wonderful eye for mens clothes.

I know sometimes I seek, subtly and unobtrusively, to see my tailors talented, seamstress, wife attend for some issues as she is more understanding and accommodating to some of my foibles.

Sadly with bespoke the client may get to reign. Many photographed online disasters are of client making.

Or just as disastrously the tailor may not be clued up to all things. Keep in mind , very few professionals in clothes read clothes forums. They either don't need to or don't care or both.

The advantage of higher end MTM like PJs is that they have a model and template - a look - you can see it in images - you can see it on people and see if it is what you want. The template has been thrashed out - so within its limited parameters its safe. Not perfect but at least tried and tested - a specific target clients with a specific look. Not a bad thing at all.

I was poking a little fun at the Forvm's tendency to scream "GO Bespoke!" at people asking about fit issues and getting ther perfect fit etc.

I do appreciate your post though. I believe another advantage P Johnson has, is that Patrick has a very deep understanding of pattern manipulation and how that translates to the actual garment.
Pictures of bespoke disasters are a guilty pleasure of mine.
post #20720 of 54745
Kent Wang released this not long ago, he says it's on par with $1200 watches, and seems to be generally a pretty trustworthy fellow:

http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/bauhaus-watch.html



Seems like a reasonable value option...
post #20721 of 54745
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Kent Wang released this not long ago, he says it's on par with $1200 watches, and seems to be generally a pretty trustworthy fellow:
http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/bauhaus-watch.html

Seems like a reasonable value option...

He dum dum, 'no numerals' there's a 4 right there.

P.S.

Sorry I'm derping out tonight I got let off work early and have just lazed around doing nothing...I should go to sleep T_T

post #20722 of 54745

That's not a numeral, that's a complication! wink.gif

post #20723 of 54745
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Michael, I'm glad that the P. Johnson jacket fits you well. It's typically possible to bring up the bottom hem of a jacket by an inch (or two, depending on pocket placement), but no more than that otherwise the jacket will look unbalanced.
It's interesting to have a recap of some "SF history".
I assume that you've looked at Phat Guido's "Most Exerent" blog? It's not as interesting (for me, at least) as it used to be as now it's mostly "cawfee" shots and pics of Italian bikes and cycling shoes, rather than tailored clothing. However, Graeme has a great eye and he's taken some excellent photographs over the years. I do find that he belabours the "I'm not part of the online circle jerk" point a bit too much at times as, whilst Graeme clearly thinks that he's original and that he has his own style (and he has made some quite harsh posts about people who dressed similarly to him or who sourced things from the same tailors), you can see virtually identical looks in the pages of Men's Ex, Leon and other Japanese men's clothing magazines. I also find that he sometimes belabours the "just wear it without care" schtick a bit too much at times, too, because evidently Graeme did care a great deal about how he looked in jackets and suits I think that he did put a great deal of thought into how best to combine items together.
I really like Ethan's blog, Rugged Old Salt. Ethan has a gift for photography and clearly devotes a lot of effort to framing and composing his photos. He's taken some lovely photos of buildings, people and nature as well as clothing and I enjoy his more philosophical musings, too. Another thing that I like about Ethan's blog is that the content is original, unlike a lot of Tumblr blogs which are mostly reposts of mid-century modern furniture, girls on bikes, girls wearing glasses, girls wearing glasses whilst on bikes, girls sitting on mid-century modern furniture, food, and the occasional bit of clothing. devil.gif
In addition to my previous post and to fxh's post, I'd also say that, as well as trying on lots of things to see how they feel and to see how they fit you, don't rush out and buy lots of stuff at first. Start out slowly, even though there might be great temptation to buy lots of things (particularly given the prices you see on eBay!). This is because, rather than (for example) looking at a Herringbone or Polo Ralph Lauren catalogue and thinking, "That's my kind of look!", it's best to take your time, and develop your own style. Your perceptions of what looks good will change over time and, unless you have a large discretionary budget to spend on clothing, you won't want to be replacing most of your wardrobe every year or two (unlike Phat Guido).
Take your time, get a feel for what you like, for what looks good, for what fits you well and what colours suit you, and then start spending money on items that will, hopefully, last you for a while and that will stand the test of time. That's my view, in any case, although others may differ!

goddamn this is the truth
post #20724 of 54745
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

He dum dum, 'no numerals' there's a 4 right there.
P.S.
Sorry I'm derping out tonight I got let off work early and have just lazed around doing nothing...I should go to sleep T_T

TehBunny, your ability to 'derp out' (whatever that means) is pretty solid. I remember last time you did it - I LOL'd. Thank you for visiting the forum late while derping out biggrin.gif
post #20725 of 54745

Welcome to Melbourne.

Good to hear that you have been at American Tailor :)

I have been there 3 months ago and they have great shoes like CJ, GG, Carmina and etc!

Recommand to visit at Henry Buks to catch the Church's!

post #20726 of 54745

Welcome to Melbourne.

Good to hear that you have been at American Tailor :)

I have been there 3 months ago and they have great shoes like CJ, GG, Carmina and etc!

Recommand to visit at Henry Buks to catch the Church's!

post #20727 of 54745
Not sure if this will help or hinder people.

Re: Query about sizing on Church's Last 73
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Thank you for your email.

We at Herring shoes find that many customers go up half a size in the 73 range.

A reply to my email to Herring Shoes regarding sizing on Churchs Last 73. I did tell them I have two in size UK 9.5 G UK on other lasts (173 and 130) that fit very well so now I am weighing up on a new pair of black brogues in 10 UK.

Might push the monks buy back a few weeks and get them in brown or suede (depending on a couple of things) but could be a sensible option (and would be taking the sage advice of PoP and fxh in regards to what black shoes to get)....life is good when I can concern myself (and bore others) with such trivial matters.
post #20728 of 54745
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Latest acquisition. Dark grey suede Tournament Lows from Common Projects.
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Very nice.
post #20729 of 54745
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

thebrownman - that casio looks great - are they hard to come by?

far from it, just don't go through US border security with one on biggrin.gif:D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casio_F91W
post #20730 of 54745
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

bunny - best watch all rounder is a white face Timex weekender or similar with a nato band - says = simple - unobtrusive - smart not flashy - business like - ready to go - do the deal - no pretension - trustworthy - amazon - $30 or so

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