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post #21736 of 48604

Hey guys I'm in the market for a new wallet. I want a nice slim and stylish wallet. Colour could be Black, Brown, Blue (Navyish). I would like one with an ID slot but I guess it's not necessary but it is preferred, coin purse wouldn't matter if it does or doesn't have one. I have 8 cards total that I use 2 of these are ID cards and the others are just important ones. I don't want to be spending too much, all suggestions are welcome :)

Thanks,
Jordon

post #21737 of 48604
There is a huge discussion on wallets about 20 pages back.
post #21738 of 48604

Sorry haha didn't see it :) I'll go check it out now. Thanks

post #21739 of 48604
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

There is a huge discussion on wallets about 20 pages back.

+1 - have a read and hopefully it'll be helpful smile.gif
post #21740 of 48604
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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

Hey guys I'm in the market for a new wallet. I want a nice slim and stylish wallet. Colour could be Black, Brown, Blue (Navyish). I would like one with an ID slot but I guess it's not necessary but it is preferred, coin purse wouldn't matter if it does or doesn't have one. I have 8 cards total that I use 2 of these are ID cards and the others are just important ones. I don't want to be spending too much, all suggestions are welcome :)

Thanks,
Jordon

 

EDIT: I was being harsh, sorry. I will think of some ways to help guys like you get access to the information you want in an easier way.


Edited by DartagnanRed - 11/20/12 at 2:10am
post #21741 of 48604
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

Oh Michael, I think we would be twins. 38/62 is all me. You're probably slimmer than me, seeing as how you posted about Tennis, though!

 

I'm going down the Luxire road once I come back from the UK. Getting a shirt made up in the Row, and will use that as my basis for future measurements. 

 

My tailor is brilliant. She can do one our turn arounds, and she's cheap as chips and does a stellar job. Used to make suits, but basic alterations makes more money, and is easier, so that';s all she does now. But yes, it's a little frustrating not being able to get OTR that fits perfectly. But it's the same with suits - I always have to get the sleeves taken up, and the pants hemmed. It's just all part of it, I guess. I donno, it's a little frustrating, but I've kinda accepted that unless I buy only bespoke/MTM it's a fact of life. 

 

Like I said, the frustration will be less once I go MTM, which I assume you are too - so it's now only suits and pants that will need tailoring! ;)

Yep, we must be similar. Slightly shorter arms means that we get gunned down on shirts that are tailored more towards the longer armed spectrum.

 

MJ Bale shirts for their 37 neck is 64.5cm. This is max 2cm too big in sleeve length for me. The 37cm neck is also too tight, it gives the choking sensation. The 38cm neck is just about right, but that comes in at a hefty 65cm sleeve length. R&B and Herringbone measure from the neck to the end of the sleeve, which I think is completely stupid, so we can't compare those. They would be very similar to MJ Bale sizing.

 

Having a think about it, HC might be just a smidge short at 62cm, maybe I am a 63, but it will certainly be a very small margin. I am surprised he described his shirts as 'plenty in the sleeves'. I ain't that skinny - 73cm around the waist (belly button). It does mean I usually have to get shirts taken in. However, I don't really like that 'tight chest and waist' look. HC shirts are also the tightest I have seen yet (from measurements provided).

 

Very smart idea with your Saville Row shirt. IMO, that will definitely be the best option in the long run. We are the same, take the sleeves and pants up, sometimes the fabric at the back. Chest and shoulders are perfect. MTM all the way.


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 11/20/12 at 2:04am
post #21742 of 48604
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

Hey guys I'm in the market for a new wallet. I want a nice slim and stylish wallet. Colour could be Black, Brown, Blue (Navyish). I would like one with an ID slot but I guess it's not necessary but it is preferred, coin purse wouldn't matter if it does or doesn't have one. I have 8 cards total that I use 2 of these are ID cards and the others are just important ones. I don't want to be spending too much, all suggestions are welcome :)

Thanks,
Jordon

 

Mate seriously? It's like ten pages back. Again, I'm sorry to pick on guys like you, but please try to keep ridiculously open ended questions to a minimum. You want a wallet in black, brown or blue??? I'm not basing this off this one post, your post history reveals a few such questions. There is a googleplex of existing information contained on this site, and it will do you much good to read it. Not simply so as not to frustrate people, but more so because this is the best way to learn. Personal taste in such items is developed through thousands of hours of research (not necessarily with age), not by asking guys on the internet to recommend things.

 

Apologies if I am being too blunt, but as someone who lurked here just absorbing information written by hundreds of people across many threads for the good part of two years before joining, this irks me somewhat.

 

Not sure you're entirely qualified to cast the first stone.

post #21743 of 48604
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Yep, we must be similar. Slightly shorter arms means that we get gunned down on shirts that are tailored more towards the longer armed spectrum.

 

MJ Bale shirts for their 37 neck is 64.5cm. This is max 2cm too big in sleeve length for me. The 37cm neck is also too tight, it gives the choking sensation. The 38cm neck is just about right, but that comes in at a hefty 65cm sleeve length. R&B and Herringbone measure from the neck to the end of the sleeve, which I think is completely stupid, so we can't compare those. They would be very similar to MJ Bale sizing.

 

Having a think about it, HC might be just a smidge short at 62cm, maybe I am a 63, but it will certainly be a very small margin. I am surprised he described his shirts as 'plenty in the sleeves'. I ain't that skinny - 73cm around the waist (belly button). It does mean I usually have to get shirts taken in. However, I don't really like that 'tight chest and waist' look. HC shirts are also the tightest I have seen yet (from measurements provided).

 

Very smart idea with your Saville Row shirt. IMO, that will definitely be the best option in the long run. We are the same, take the sleeves and pants up, sometimes the fabric at the back. Chest and shoulders are perfect. MTM all the way.

Ha, MJ Bale I went with a 38 Slim and a 39 Super Slim. The difference in the latter was (aside from sleeve length) slightly looser collar - the extra slim cut was offset by going up a size larger. Seeing as how the sleeves were going to have to be shortened anyway - an extra cm wasn't going to change anything. HC looks to be the best, for an OTR arm length. 

 

If you can get MTM done in person, just for one shirt, and then make all future shirts off that, I think you'll come out laughing. Unless you have an excellently fitting shirt currently, to take measurements off. I trust you'll go down the Luxire path before me, so if you can post pictures and info as you go, that'd be wonderful!

post #21744 of 48604
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post

 

Not sure you're entirely qualified to cast the first stone.

Admittedly, I haven't been an active member for long. I have also asked or posted things that I'm sure have been annoying or frustrating, but I don't think I've asked this particular type of question much. I did delete my original post, I was simply frustrated after having read some things posted in other threads. 

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It isn't so much the users fault, it the design of the forum. It is damn hard to search for information in this thread. When you are ignorant like myself, you just have question after question you want to ask. For me, it is the temptation to hold off and try my best to source the answer myself.

 

Anyway, Click Frenzy was a complete disaster. The website has been a failure since it launched. Despite being given ample warning that their servers are not strong enough, they still went ahead.

post #21746 of 48604

Whilst doing some research for the wiki to make up for being mean, I came across this https://www.facebook.com/zinkandsons

 

There is some great stuff on there! How many Australian bespoke tailors do you know with a facebook page? Fantastic to see.

post #21747 of 48604
Had a very good session with Tom at P. Johnson on Saturday. I was in the market for a summer suit, probably something in grey. We went through some fabric books, and I found myself leaning more towards a dark brown. I ended up choosing a 3 ply LP Zealander Flower Super 120s fabric which had a bit more texture to it than the solid browns we looked at.

The suit will be a 2 button, notch lapel. I went for 2 patch pockets and mid-brown horn buttons, with a view to wearing the coat as a sports coat occasionally. Pants will be flat front, no cuff.

Also getting a pink shirt in a Thomas Mason Royal Oxford. Semi-spread soft collar, french cuff.

Really looking forward to seeing these in a few weeks time.
post #21748 of 48604
^ Lovely. If only the tie knots weren't so symmetrical. Ew.
post #21749 of 48604
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Had a very good session with Tom at P. Johnson on Saturday. I was in the market for a summer suit, probably something in grey. We went through some fabric books, and I found myself leaning more towards a dark brown. I ended up choosing a 3 ply LP Zealander Flower Super 120s fabric which had a bit more texture to it than the solid browns we looked at.
The suit will be a 2 button, notch lapel. I went for 2 patch pockets and mid-brown horn buttons, with a view to wearing the coat as a sports coat occasionally. Pants will be flat front, no cuff.
 

 

Apart from the colour, this sounds exactly like my first P Johnson suit (also LP Zealander Flower). Looking forward to seeing the results!

post #21750 of 48604
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

A quick scan reveals the following websites are down at the moment:

http://www.clickfrenzy.com.au/
http://www.kogan.com/au/
http://www.myer.com.au/
http://dicksmith.com.au/dsau/home.jsp


catchoftheday, but on a much larger scale. Nice!
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