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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I don't think that would apply to anyone on a forum meister.

I have a 30" waist...
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I have a 30" waist...

I had a 30" waist musicboohoo[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Last night while clearing out the back shed I found a Sam Browne belt which my old man bought back from the middle east in 1941. It's been packed away for years and I found that the belt fitted a couple of pairs of shorts, which have wide loops.
Seeing its at least 70 years old the $64 dollar question is should I polish the brass bucked and belt stud and then give the belt a good going over with leather conditioner, this will no doubt darken it, its still in very good nic, so I am not sure what course of action to take.
Opinions?


Yes it won't darken when the conditioner dries out. Most necessary. What a treat to wear something worn by you old man in the war. Ultimate vintage! fistbump.gif
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Originally Posted by ZirconiumZephyr View Post

on the topic of lack of alterations tailors, I'm considering making a trip down to Sydney to have a couple of jackets fixed up. I've lost all faith in the "tailors" round Newcastle. The one place that describes itself as a proper tailor instead of just alterationist doesn't seem to understand the basics of fit in the slightest and thinks it appropriate to take all jackets in from the centre seam wherever possible...

Is there somewhere in Sydney that I can go who should be able to do a decent job at waist suppression and jacket shortening. I'm tossing up whether it is worth touching the jacket I have or just trying to sell it on. I remember hearing something about M & R tailors somewhere in the city?

Hayel Saad and Son (Mo) at floor 3 (end of corridor) arcade @ Number 250 Pitt St near Hungry Jacks uptown from Pitt St mall
Edited by meister - 12/11/12 at 9:08pm
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I had a 30" waist musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

I can relate to that.foo.gif
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Gentlemen, I just received some fabric from Acorn, which I'm rather excited about. I'm going to hand it over to my tailor and have it make up into a few shirts.

Here are a couple of photos:





Acorn revised their website a few months back and it is now very, very quick and easy to order fabric from them.

I ordered a sky blue poplin from the "Monarch" line and two different types of oxford cloth, anchor yellow and bengal pink.

I'll have the first two pieces of cloth made up into shirts with Italian-style, wide spread collars and the latter piece made up into a shirt with a button-down collar, as I've been wanting a pink-and-white striped OCBD for quite some time now.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Last night while clearing out the back shed I found a Sam Browne belt which my old man bought back from the middle east in 1941. It's been packed away for years and I found that the belt fitted a couple of pairs of shorts, which have wide loops.
Seeing its at least 70 years old the $64 dollar question is should I polish the brass bucked and belt stud and then give the belt a good going over with leather conditioner, this will no doubt darken it, its still in very good nic, so I am not sure what course of action to take.
Opinions?

I can't say I'd wear mine in a civilian getup. Even after removing all but the waist strap, it's still going to have a few odd looking 'D' rings on it. Here is mine from my army days, quite a strange item to photograph and the brass hasn't been polished since it was last worn. It is made from some of the best leather I've seen.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What do you all think about getting a second pair of pants made for a suit that have adjusters/bracers buttons, as well as the first pair with normal belt loops. Good idea as a way to add some versatility?
I'm worried that I might end up preferring one over the other resulting in uneven wear. I suppose I could always add loops to the second pair if I didn't like it...

If you keep your jacket on in most situations I think you will get very used to suspenders. Think about the design of a belt, it is made to hold a vertically aligned garment horizontally so naturally suspenders are a lot more comfortable.
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Nice, Journeyman.^

I'm going to get some shirts made in the new year. Been slowly culling the crap to make way for some more mtm.
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RIP Ravi Shankar.

Always a class act in the nehru-like pop over.

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RIP Ravi Shankar.
 

 

Ravi with George..... Another fallen legend

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I'm considering becoming an alteration tailor just for SF.

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I'm considering becoming an alteration tailor just for SF.

 

Will you FIFO or will the client come to you?

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Has anyone got a favorite split-toe blucher?
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Well, I just picked up a blue Oxford button-down and 2 great ties from he-whom-unarmed-bandit-hates and can happily confirm that I will be continuing to use his services in the future.

Chill.
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Just letting everyone know I got an EIP invite to the latest net-a-porter sale (female version of Mr PO) which is 50% off everything not marked new season or essential. I am happy to proxy for anyone in Sydney if anyone needs anything for the gf/wife.

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I just bought this for $20:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140894909994&ssPageName=ADME:B:BCA:AU:3160#ht_4381wt_1057

From the a seller who says she is "currently the vice-president of the Tie Society of Australia".

Her website:

http://tietalk.vpweb.com.au/default.html

http://www.tiesociety.com.au/

FXH: are you a member?
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