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post #21511 of 54818
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

It just depends how your fat was distributed. Mine was mostly around my stomach so when I lost around 20kg, I went from a size 40 to a size 38. My shoulder circumference went down by 2 inches but my waist went from 38" to 30".

Seems you've built the proportions of an Adonis, Gerry! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #21512 of 54818
Thanks for the tassel loafers link, Pink Socks.

I just received an email from Leather Soul advising that they have an 8-10 month wait time for Alden tassel loafers! Going to be buying from elsewhere it seems.
post #21513 of 54818
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Originally Posted by cgo View Post

it is quite surprising that Hayel did not warn you about downsizing by that much. I've gone to Hayel for so many years and the very first lesson he taught me was to buy suit with the right shoulder fit....everything else is adjustable. Perhaps you were giving him the impression that you are very keen to keep the jacket and downsize?

 

Yes, I did. I paid $2.5k for a Tux that even Cutler was complementing me on and only got to wear it once. Goddamn shame. 

 

And just for the record, unlike Shane over at Rochefort, I actually like Hayel and his son - they do good work (expensive but good). 

 

In the end, the tux fit very well except one problem - it did not sit flat across the chest (see picture below). Hayel said it was due to the canvassing rolling up, and nothing could be done about it. I might take it to Bijan on O'Connell street just to get a second opinion. I am $3k in, might as well see if I can finish it. 

 

 

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post #21514 of 54818
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Originally Posted by cgo View Post


That long? I was hoping Ralph to take over sooner....the choice of stuff here even in Sydney is really crap. Why only Collin St have the RLBL suiting range for example


Hey, I am in Sydney and I order my RLBL suits through the QVB store in the city. You need to know what you want, and they will transfer it from the Collin St store. You are still entitled to the 14 day refund / 30 day exchange policy if it is no good. 

post #21515 of 54818
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Originally Posted by John Appleseed View Post


Hey, I am in Sydney and I order my RLBL suits through the QVB store in the city. You need to know what you want, and they will transfer it from the Collin St store. You are still entitled to the 14 day refund / 30 day exchange policy if it is no good. 

Thanks

Yeah I am aware that we can do that but i'd rather see the item and all the lines available here. Just scored a short cargo pants today from their 50% off RLBL sale at Chatswood.

Hayel might be more expensive but he certainly is worth every cent. I dont think i've got any garment that he has not touched one way or another. RLBL is the closest OTR clothing for me but I would need a 36S for the jacket to fit perfectly. AUstralia only have regular and not Shorts so I had to once ordered a 36S Navy suit from the US online store and forwarded through those forwarding companies. All my other 36R suits were shorten by Hayel
post #21516 of 54818
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Originally Posted by cgo View Post


RLBL is the closest OTR clothing for me but I would need a 36S for the jacket to fit perfectly. AUstralia only have regular and not Shorts so I had to once ordered a 36S Navy suit from the US online store and forwarded through those forwarding companies. All my other 36R suits were shorten by Hayel

How short do you have to be to get a 36S instead of an R?

 

Surely the difference is marginal?

post #21517 of 54818
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

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Originally Posted by cgo View Post


RLBL is the closest OTR clothing for me but I would need a 36S for the jacket to fit perfectly. AUstralia only have regular and not Shorts so I had to once ordered a 36S Navy suit from the US online store and forwarded through those forwarding companies. All my other 36R suits were shorten by Hayel

How short do you have to be to get a 36S instead of an R?

 

Surely the difference is marginal?

 

It's not entirely height related. Many people wear a long or short when they are average height due to their body proportions. 

 

My understanding is that jackets, traditionally, are meant to cover your seat. I can imagine 2 inches or so either way would make a large impact.

post #21518 of 54818
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

How short do you have to be to get a 36S instead of an R?

Surely the difference is marginal?

I am 177cm tall however i like my jacket to be about 28.5" boc. While people would say traditionally the back flap should cover the bum area completely, I like it just a tad higher. Sleeve length also perfect for me (not that it is too much of an issue to get 36R shorten on the sleeve)
post #21519 of 54818
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Originally Posted by ZirconiumZephyr View Post

just received some Kent Wang polos for summer, easily the nicest I've ever worn :D

 

Shipping is very reasonable and quick also.

Good work ZZ.  WHat is the sizing like?  True to size you think?

post #21520 of 54818
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Originally Posted by ZirconiumZephyr View Post

just received some Kent Wang polos for summer, easily the nicest I've ever worn :D

 

Shipping is very reasonable and quick also.

 

I assume you have tried PRL when you made the first comment?

post #21521 of 54818
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Originally Posted by John Appleseed View Post

In the end, the tux fit very well except one problem - it did not sit flat across the chest (see picture below). Hayel said it was due to the canvassing rolling up, and nothing could be done about it. I might take it to Bijan on O'Connell street just to get a second opinion. I am $3k in, might as well see if I can finish it. 

 

you're in good hands with Bijan. he knows what he's doing.

post #21522 of 54818
does anyone know where you can get actual drop 8 suits. RLBL are now 7.
without doing MTM - I struggle to find a suit with 40 chest and 32 waist.
post #21523 of 54818
MJ Bale do separates for about 60% of their suits. You need to go in-store, though, as far as I know.
post #21524 of 54818
Some Versace collection is drop 8 if I recall correctly.
post #21525 of 54818
Seeing as the weather is heating up one's thoughts turn to a large G'n'T on the porch as the sun declines in the west and Kind of Blue drifts into the evening.

So Bombay Saphire yes very nice, Hendricks even better so should one add Martin Miller to the freezer?

The Hendricks has an exceptional and unique taste, so is the Martin Miller in the same league? Haven't been in a bar in Canberra that serves it so no idea.
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