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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.
Michael I don't think you will have a problem with the sleeve being too short if you are a short coat. Shoulder width plays a part in total sleeve length as well. Anyway nothing beats trying on so you can see when yours arrives tomorrow. FWIW I added 3cm to the standard sleeve length of my makers (admittedly italian) sizing. MJ Bale also have very long sleeves as standard, even slightly too long for me at 6"2.
post #21752 of 48615
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

^ Lovely. If only the tie knots weren't so symmetrical. Ew.

Haha I noticed the same thing immediately. These are my favourites:

 

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post #21753 of 48615

Right, so on the weekend I went to Melbourne, and while there I followed up the lead I had found (and mentioned a couple of hundred pages ago) regarding a stockist for George Cleverley shoes. The Australian stockist is listed as a shop called Double Monk, at 53 Smith St Collingwood.

 

 

Well, I had a wander along Smith St yesterday, and at number 53 there is indeed a shop being fitted out. I couldn't see in exactly, as they had paper screens covering the windows, however, the motif on the paper screens did indeed suggest a shoe shop. Now this was a bit frustrating, I was intrigued, so I thought "bugger it, it's only Collingwood," and I pushed my face up against the glass to try and get a glimpse of the inside of the shop. And indeed, my efforts were well rewarded, as stacked high on the shelves that were just visible between sheets of paper were boxes and boxes of Crockett & Jones. There were also many flash-looking green-coloured boxes with a name I couldn't read.

 

I went home and emailed them. And here's the news - they're hoping to open next Tuesday. 

 

I'm back in Sydney now, but I can easily imagine that there might be some Melbournites at 53 Smith St Collingwood at 9:00a.m.  next Tuesday morning. If so, do let us know how it all is.

 

Cheers,

 

Eightace

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Haha I noticed the same thing immediately. These are my favourites:
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PWOAH, the stuff of nightmares. So big!
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Check out the lapels on this puppy:

 

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I have made this page alot nicer and added a bit of information. Does anyone know how to make the columns and rows the same width?

post #21757 of 48615
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Check out the lapels on this puppy:
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Christ on a bike is that something that escaped the 70's or is this an emerging fashion?

Last night tired to score this at Sportscraft http://www.sportscraft.com.au/jackets/wendell-hounds-tooth-jacket/w1/i15793482_1001508/ at $209 quite reasonable

So I pick my size 120 and head to the check out and the jacket in the shopping bag is a size 92 WTF? So I go back and all the 120 are now gone. Merde!
post #21758 of 48615

Is it just me, or is there about 6 clothing brands involved in Click Frenzy?

post #21759 of 48615
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

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Speaking of MJ Bale, I am seriously eying off the blue Xavier cotton suit... might head down to the Melbourne store in the hope they have some in stock. It looks like they have a few colours available, so I am thinking this might be an affordable way to quickly build out a summer suit wardrobe.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

https://twitter.com/i/#!/MJBaleMenswear/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2F0CADgrLP
 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-13/sonny-bill-williams-joins-the-roostersjpg/4369198

That is Dartagnan Red sporting his Xavier Jacket.

The other day, he tried to high-five me, I went a little too hard and broke his arm.

What are you talking about? The pocket square looks fine.

To answer your question, it is intended to be a cotton suit rather than an 'odd sports coat' however, it looks excellent as is. It could do with brown buttons, but that is just preference.

Really like the look of this actually....might have to take a visit to the Melbourne store. Just out of curiosity (not really sure I am in the market for a new suit yet unfortunately) does this qualify for the 2 for $1000 deal (apologies if this has already been answered)?

Though it could be great for summer....


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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post

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

Who watches the watchman?...

New comers (and others like me) ask (sometimes annoying or unclear) questions, this is a place to share information. Sometimes the limitation of the search function make it difficult to get an answer (or you are looking for a more up to date one). If a question is too open ended, ask for more information, or do not reply, but it is nice to visit this thread and find an inviting atmosphere (leave your socks at the door, fxh...oh, sorry, could not resist, I am a simply man with simple pleasures).
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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.
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.
CD, really glad you enjoyed the experience, the suit sounds great and nothing beats a good pink shirt.

http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/11373348967/wear-a-pink-shirt-on-days-youre-hung-over-or-just
post #21760 of 48615
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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

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Right, so on the weekend I went to Melbourne, and while there I followed up the lead I had found (and mentioned a couple of hundred pages ago) regarding a stockist for George Cleverley shoes. The Australian stockist is listed as a shop called Double Monk, at 53 Smith St Collingwood.


Well, I had a wander along Smith St yesterday, and at number 53 there is indeed a shop being fitted out. I couldn't see in exactly, as they had paper screens covering the windows, however, the motif on the paper screens did indeed suggest a shoe shop. Now this was a bit frustrating, I was intrigued, so I thought "bugger it, it's only Collingwood," and I pushed my face up against the glass to try and get a glimpse of the inside of the shop. And indeed, my efforts were well rewarded, as stacked high on the shelves that were just visible between sheets of paper were boxes and boxes of Crockett & Jones. There were also many flash-looking green-coloured boxes with a name I couldn't read.

I went home and emailed them. And here's the news - they're hoping to open next Tuesday. 
I'm back in Sydney now, but I can easily imagine that there might be some Melbournites at 53 Smith St Collingwood at 9:00a.m.  next Tuesday morning. If so, do let us know how it all is.

Cheers,

Eightace

I live nearbyish, will check it out.
post #21761 of 48615
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Check out the lapels on this puppy:
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I like wide lapels, just not bulbous full windsor knots. Asymmetry in a knot for me, please smile.gif
post #21762 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Really like the look of this actually....might have to take a visit to the Melbourne store. Just out of curiosity (not really sure I am in the market for a new suit yet unfortunately) does this qualify for the 2 for $1000 deal (apologies if this has already been answered)?
Though it could be great for summer....

Who watches the watchman?...
New comers (and others like me) ask (sometimes annoying or unclear) questions, this is a place to share information. Sometimes the limitation of the search function make it difficult to get an answer (or you are looking for a more up to date one). If a question is too open ended, ask for more information, or do not reply, but it is nice to visit this thread and find an inviting atmosphere (leave your socks at the door, fxh...oh, sorry, could not resist, I am a simply man with simple pleasures).
CD, really glad you enjoyed the experience, the suit sounds great and nothing beats a good pink shirt.
http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/11373348967/wear-a-pink-shirt-on-days-youre-hung-over-or-just

Yeah, a soft pink shirt can work wonders for a tired complexion.
post #21763 of 48615
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Yeah, a soft pink shirt can work wonders for a tired complexion.

Or bring out the beauty of a moustache?
post #21764 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Or bring out the beauty of a moustache?

HAHA - I'm wearing a lilac shirt today and three women have said, "PWOAH, the mo looks huge!"

It's likely not a compliment, but I'll take it as one.
post #21765 of 48615

Gentlemen, wrong place to post this, but who cares.

 

Do these Nudie Jeans look fake?

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271103736216?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

Selling for about 40-50% of RRP. No pictures of inside the jeans. No Authenticity stamp. Dodgy Asian English. Seller has the name 'qingyinsun'. 2 people out of 192 have said their fake. Even if they were making $20 on each pair, I don't think you can buy authentic Nudie Jeans in any Asian country for $40.

 

However, 189 people have put 'great feedback'.

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