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Finally got around to putting my head in to M.J. Bale's new Melbourne store, and lo their jacket cuts fit me at least as well as the HB Osaka cut did! Quite happy to have a decent OTR option available to me now. Chatted with Paulo for quite a while and he seems both nice and knowledgeable.
post #22067 of 48668
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Originally Posted by crinklecut View Post

I also have a couple of Riviera t-shirts, which I can't recommend. The back-buggy totally screws up the neckline after a few washes. I do like their regular t-shirts a lot, though.

Really? I am fairly sure mine are Riviera v-neck t-shirts and haven't had any problems but I might be wrong. Oh well.
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Finally got around to putting my head in to M.J. Bale's new Melbourne store, and lo their jacket cuts fit me at least as well as the HB Osaka cut did! Quite happy to have a decent OTR option available to me now. Chatted with Paulo for quite a while and he seems both nice and knowledgeable.

Funny, I was in yesterday and met with Tom (yes, another Melbourne menswear gent named Tom!), who was fantastic to deal with. You hit the nail on its head about the fit, I tried on one of the fully canvased suit jackets and it would require probably no alterations for me.
post #22068 of 48668
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Really? I am fairly sure mine are Riviera v-neck t-shirts and haven't had any problems but I might be wrong. Oh well.

Yes, mine are the grey Riviera v-necks. I'm glad your experience is better than mine, anyway.
post #22069 of 48668
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Guys what shirt fabric is the best for australian weather?


Most shirting places seem to do poplin and twill as their mainstays but from what I've read they're heavier and denser than broadcloth (which isnt often sold) and therefore wouldnt be conducive to an australian climate. Is this the case or do they have some other advantages?

I'd be interested to hear what you think?

In general anything that breathes a bit is better than something that doesn't.

I also think that theres a temperature (28C + or something - for me) but possibly over 30C for most people where it doesn't make much bloody difference what you wear - its hot.
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Finally got around to putting my head in to M.J. Bale's new Melbourne store, and lo their jacket cuts fit me at least as well as the HB Osaka cut did! Quite happy to have a decent OTR option available to me now. Chatted with Paulo for quite a while and he seems both nice and knowledgeable.
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Funny, I was in yesterday and met with Tom (yes, another Melbourne menswear gent named Tom!), who was fantastic to deal with. You hit the nail on its head about the fit, I tried on one of the fully canvased suit jackets and it would require probably no alterations for me.

I want to visit too as it will be nice to have a good OTR option....though worried I might give into temptation. Wardrobe beats wallet too often. Still always nice to browse good products, even if only for ideas.
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

I want to visit too as it will be nice to have a good OTR option....though worried I might give into temptation. Wardrobe beats wallet too often. Still always nice to browse good products, even if only for ideas.

Their unstructured jackets were also very nice. Less structure generally means better fit on me and these were pretty spot on.
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On long sleeve polos.... I have been very happy with the Herringbone ones - and you can sometimes get them cheap at their outlet.
post #22073 of 48668
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Their unstructured jackets were also very nice. Less structure generally means better fit on me and these were pretty spot on.

Sounds promising. Damn.
post #22074 of 48668
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Originally Posted by quar View Post

Any more loafers coming out anytime soon Romp?
I'm smashing the ones I bought. They are just fantastic.

 

Yes new loafers on the way  too :)

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I have two KW's. The Navy and the White. Both are disappointing. The fabric wasn't very colourfast, and looked very average from Day 1. I hear the Gray is softer and more robust. I wouldn't buy any KW's again. They have a nicely made collar, but the fabrics are subpar.

I wasnt a fan of KW polos. Size and fabric were inconsistent between colourways.

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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

I am keen to try Sunspel polos, particularly the long sleeve ones. Anyone have some?
 

they good but tad thin and floppy

 

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Hmm so:
KW - not colourfast
Sunspel - floppy collar
MJ Bale - collar falls down
Uniqlo - good but button down collars
The hunt continues...
:S

 Ive tried making our own polos locally for O&J but the pique cotton is bloody hard to get decent fabric. 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Guys what shirt fabric is the best for australian weather?

Most shirting places seem to do poplin and twill as their mainstays but from what I've read they're heavier and denser than broadcloth (which isnt often sold) and therefore wouldnt be conducive to an australian climate. Is this the case or do they have some other advantages?

just like suit cloth, shirting fabrics come in different "weights" - I tend to prefer twills that are light weight because 1) easy to iron and 2) cool

 

im not a poplin fan, the weave is too tight. Broadcloth can be flannel-thick in some instances too and no good.

post #22076 of 48668
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Funny, I was in yesterday and met with Tom (yes, another Melbourne menswear gent named Tom!), who was fantastic to deal with. You hit the nail on its head about the fit, I tried on one of the fully canvased suit jackets and it would require probably no alterations for me.

Tom was the one with longer brown hair, about 25ish, yeah? I had a good chat to him a fortnight ago at the Melbourne store - spoke for a good hour, and I walked out with three shirts for $200. Brilliant construction, great fabrics, and a top bloke! 

post #22077 of 48668
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

So in terms of Aussie fashion or maybe just in general are straight cut jeans acceptable or back in yet?  Or did they never leave...Seems like in the last few years they've become obsolete and hard to argue that slim/skinny styles haven't dominated designers line ups and I was all for them but recently, well today I just picked up a pair of slim jeans that nailed the colour and fit I was going for but I just think they'd have more versatility if they were straight cut?

I don't really see how the cut would make too much of a difference between jeans, it really depends on the overall silhouette of what you're wearing. I'm on the slimmer side and tend to wear slim clothing, so I wear slim jeans. If you are a big dude and you wear chunky jackets/knits then there's nothing wrong with straight cut jeans. Please not that straight =/= baggy.
post #22078 of 48668
Cross post from new thread, just because I know a lot of you have been to Japan:

I am looking to buy a Rimowa case. It's ubiquitous here, and that combined with the haul that I want to bring home has led me to give in to my urge.

Is there any price variation between different stores, or am I going to overpay regardless?

I'm thinking one of the mid-sized Topas four-wheelers. In Kyoto today but heading to Osaka tomorrow then Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kagoshima. The sooner the better, but I'll hold out if I can save a bit.

Domo arigato gozaimasu for your assistance!
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Just got a pair of 3Sixteens (the SL-100X). By all accounts they don't stretch very much so I went with my trouser size. They feel stiff and tight at the moment but I expect them to get more comfortable as time goes by.

 

Cuffed or uncuffed? Hemmed or unhemmed?

 

Do you guys have any preference? 

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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

So in terms of Aussie fashion or maybe just in general are straight cut jeans acceptable or back in yet?  Or did they never leave...Seems like in the last few years they've become obsolete and hard to argue that slim/skinny styles haven't dominated designers line ups and I was all for them but recently, well today I just picked up a pair of slim jeans that nailed the colour and fit I was going for but I just think they'd have more versatility if they were straight cut?

 

 

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