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post #23086 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Zero break = Pee Wee Herman when your my height

Cop out. I'm 1 inch shorter than you.
post #23087 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Cop out. I'm 1 inch shorter than you.

Surely this would have more effect on your preferred rise rather than the break of your pants...
post #23088 of 55920
I like the almost no break - skimming the shoes for most things. For formal trousers, high rise worn on the hips. With casual trousers and jeans I can go lower (not really much choice with jeans), sort of mid rise. I like 2 inch cuffs on most pairs and tend to fold jeans up. Occasionally I like the no break or even minus break if that makes sense (usually with jeans). A taper leg is required for minimal break. Flat fronts. Made in beautiful fabric and a flattering cut if possible.

For those that were looking for M65s etc I was in the city (Melbourne) yesterday lunchtime and popped in to a couple of surplus shops (looking for wax, more later). There seemed to be a variety of field coats in different colours and designs. Not sure of the fit or quality but they were all quite cheap (under $50) so for those that are interested that might be a good place to start before spending big on Aspesi etc. Then again I did not have time to look at them properly so they might be terrible or have really baggy shapes and so on but just a thought.

I was looking for some wax for a vintage Belstaff Trialmaster (http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2012/12/dropping-knowledge-the-belstaff-trialmaster-jacket.html) I have that needs a bit of love. There seemed to be plenty choice in surplus and outdoors store. In the end I went with a spray one (and I wanted to see how that would go, a lot easier that heating up a tin, laying the jacket out etc) - http://www.bogong.com.au/storm-spray-wax-250ml.html

Have sprayed my jacket now so will see how it looks once it has been left to dry. One can was only just enough to do the jacket. I may have to splash out and put the time in with a tin of wax to get better results (tins were about $8, the spray was $15). I am sure you can source Drizabone (or even Barbour and Belstaff) products around but not sure what the benefit would be. I was just trying this method out as it was quick, cheap and easy. If necessary I will spend more time and money but it is a pretty beat up old jacket.

I would like to wear it like this -
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-after-ralph-lauren-nyc/ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

or this (left) -
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-before-the-ralph-lauren-show-nyc/ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

but not sure A) I could pull it off B) look good (I know this look polarises people) and C) there would be any place in Australia were it would be appropriate.

Perhaps like this would be more appropriate when Melbourne's weather turns -
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-spring-st-new-york-10/ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

or this -
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-mario-testino-milano/ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I am going to Vietnam in January and hear it can be cool in the north so will probably wear it there (any Vietnam tips welcome).

The reason I was in the city was to check out the MJ Bale store and get my Kris Kringle sorted (got my wife's sister boyfriend). MJ Bale was a pleasure, spoke with Tom for too long (on my lunch break). He has a good eye and plenty of passion and knowledge of men's clothing. He was keen to visit Double Monk when it opened. He sorted me out with the Kris Kringle present (bang on budget - $70) - a light blue checked shirt (MJ Bale has a sale on select products at the moment).

They have plenty of lovely clothes there. I tried on the Xavier jacket (they only had khaki in store) and it fitted really well for off the rack. I was very tempted by the khaki but was interested in the blue too. They were happy to order it in for me from Sydney if I wanted. I would def. go back to MJ Bale if I needed anything else, great prices, stylish products (in a range of qualities to suit a variety of budgets) and, importantly, friendly, passionate staff and an inviting atmosphere.

Anyway I came home still thinking about the Xavier jacket and trousers and tossing up between khaki or blue (or if I really needed a suit with four weeks of holiday coming up). Got onto my old friend Google and started looking around. Turns out The Men's Shop (.com.au) have a 25% off all stock (until midnight tonight, code AUSNZ25) and they had my size in the jacket and the trouser in the blue, so I order them. Not sure how much use they will get until mid January but quite looking forward to their arrival (speaking of which, no sign of my order from Sunspel yet).

So there you go, M65s, waxed jackets, MJ Bale recommended (and on sale), 25% off themensshop.com.au until midnight tonight.

Apologies for the long post (who am I fxh?), can you tell I am missing have the time to spend posting on Style Forum in my new job?

Oh and P Johnson, very happy with the products I have ordered and the service I get (at South Melbourne) to whoever was unhappy with them.
Edited by Pink Socks - 12/12/12 at 9:51pm
post #23089 of 55920

Nice, well thought out post as usual, PS. Interesting that you mentioned the surplus shops. The more I think about it, the more I'm keen to get one of the originals before I drop a wad of cash on an Aspesi.

 

I think this looks fine:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

More pics at http://forthediscerningfew.com/2012/05/13/m-65-military-stuff/ (pardon my French!).

post #23090 of 55920
LOL at all the Melbourne blokes "discovering" MJ Bale. Glad to see Sydney has finally generated someting worthy of your sartorial attention!

;-)

Sorry, I'm in a playful mood this afternoon. As you were.
post #23091 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

LOL at all the Melbourne blokes "discovering" MJ Bale. Glad to see Sydney has finally generated someting worthy of your sartorial attention!
;-)
Sorry, I'm in a playful mood this afternoon. As you were.

Hey! They have only been in Melbourne for 6 weeks they were saying yesterday. I remember looking at some of the "Jensen" (their original name) stuff in DJs a couple of years ago, but I take your point. And am glad they are here.

Wonder if many Sydneysiders visit Double Monk or Azzaro when they visit Melbourne.

Playful windups encourage.
post #23092 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post




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Suddenly everyone wants to look like an extra from MASH (but with nice shoes).
post #23093 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

LOL at all the Melbourne blokes "discovering" MJ Bale. Glad to see Sydney has finally generated someting worthy of your sartorial attention! 

 

There was also that Johnson fellow ...

post #23094 of 55920
Here's my outfit from yesterday - unfortunately the shirt pattern was a bit overexposed by the light in one of the photos. I think that the shirt colour is most true in the "standing" photo.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Details:

- Charcoal grey suit by Herringbone;
- Bespoke shirt by Hilditch & Key;
- Black tie with silver pindots by RL Polo;
- White linen pocket square by Kent Wang; and
- Black C&J Audley shoes.
post #23095 of 55920
JM, who is making up your Acorn Fabric?

I have about 8 shirts from the Grasmere Book made up by Ascot Chang, great stuff.
post #23096 of 55920

Hey guys,

 

For those who were waiting on new stock we have done a small restock of all shirt sizes 

 

We have made the following improvements:

* Soft non-fused interlining across the range

* Slightly extra sleeve length

 

We also have three new shirts which I have not had a chance to photograph properly yet.

* Blue queen's oxford semi cutaway dress shirt

* Blue Full cutaway oxford popover shirt (smart phone happy snap below)

* White full cutaway oxford popover shirt

 

After we get feedback on the popovers we will extend the range across fabrics. Already pre-sold 9 so getting low in stock in a few sizes.

 

If anyone here is interested in ordering a shirt before I load them on the site please PM me. Regular shirts are $134.10 (with SF discount) and popovers are $148.50 (with SF discount).

 

post #23097 of 55920

Nice Rob, nice.

 

Why the hell have you lengthed the sleeves? Also, how come you measure from the collar - isn't there a signicantly increased margin of error?

 

Anyone that has bought a HC shirt and an O&J shirt, could you please compare the differences in sizing?

 

Gentlemen, I am contemplating one of these umbrellas: http://vimeo.com/21664227 . They look quite nice. Anyone got one?

post #23098 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Nice Rob, nice.

 

Why the hell have you lengthed the sleeves? Also, how come you measure from the collar - isn't there a signicantly increased margin of error?

 

Anyone that has bought a HC shirt and an O&J shirt, could you please compare the differences in sizing?

 

Gentlemen, I am contemplating one of these umbrellas: http://vimeo.com/21664227 . They look quite nice. Anyone got one?

 

The lengthened sleeves are actually only on the white dress shirt as they were shorter than the rest of our range. 

 

Nice umbrellas - I have a fox, regret not going full stick

post #23099 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Wonder if many Sydneysiders visit Double Monk or Azzaro when they visit Melbourne.
Playful windups encourage.
Yes to Azzaro. Was there last week and bought a Catarelli DB navy pinstripe. There is nothing quite like it in Sydney.
post #23100 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Romp, was the length of this placket the same length as the preview shirt from about a month ago?

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