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For anyone looking for anything from Drakes, or maybe a Rubinacci or P Johnson pocket square (at much cheaper than on the P Johnson site), Exquisite Trimmings have 25% off everything at the moment.

http://exquisitetrimmings.tumblr.com/post/37880939572/25-off-everything-except-the-hangers-and-the-rake

Mr Nice Guy Nelson and I both bought the Drakes light grey cashmere tie recently at 20% off. I was very happy with the service and love the tie (do not worry Gerry there are none in stock any more, we did not miss out on an extra 5% off).
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I came across these images from David Reeves the other day on another thread. I notice a few of the American posters didn't really like it and called it "fussy and contrived" . Neat and British style is more what I'd say.

I'd say that many of the American posters often look fussy and contrived. But its in a different way. David is dressed more "English" but thats also unsurprising as he is from a UK tailoring background.

I'm curious as to what other Australians would see in this photo. I'm not so much concerned with individual items but more in overall impressions of acceptability, costume vs well dressed, trying too hard etc.

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I'd note that its a very American notion to see this kind of fussy and contrived as something to avoid at all costs. Notwithstanding that many of the preferred American dress styles as evidenced on forum threads are in themselves fussy and contrived.
post #23133 of 54708
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Personal delivery service because it is Christmas ...

 

More importantly 

Carmina Simpson last captoe semi brogues

O&J navy chinos

O&J white OCBD

O&J laundry bag biggrin.gif

 

Lovin the shoes.....

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For anyone looking for anything from Drakes, or maybe a Rubinacci or P Johnson pocket square (at much cheaper than on the P Johnson site), Exquisite Trimmings have 25% off everything at the moment.
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Thanks PS.
post #23135 of 54708
The Simpson last, to me, is what the C&J '348' last tries so hard to be, but ultimately fails at. For mine, the Simpson is what other sharply angular lasts aspire to be - it's pointed, it's elongated, but without becoming clown-like. It's lovely.
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The Simpson last, to me, is what the C&J '348' last tries so hard to be, but ultimately fails at. For mine, the Simpson is what other sharply angular lasts aspire to be - it's pointed, it's elongated, but without becoming clown-like. It's lovely.

It's probably my favourite last, without seeing the Vass U in person. It's a shame they don't stock more models in that last on the webstore.
post #23137 of 54708
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

The Simpson last, to me, is what the C&J '348' last tries so hard to be, but ultimately fails at. For mine, the Simpson is what other sharply angular lasts aspire to be - it's pointed, it's elongated, but without becoming clown-like. It's lovely.

Correct - lovely last - a tad tight for my fat foot but still comfortable due to the very good construction

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P Johnson suit is on its way! bounce2.gif

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I came across these images from David Reeves the other day on another thread. I notice a few of the American posters didn't really like it and called it "fussy and contrived" . Neat and British style is more what I'd say.
I'd say that many of the American posters often look fussy and contrived. But its in a different way. David is dressed more "English" but thats also unsurprising as he is from a UK tailoring background.
I'm curious as to what other Australians would see in this photo. I'm not so much concerned with individual items but more in overall impressions of acceptability, costume vs well dressed, trying too hard etc. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I'd note that its a very American notion to see this kind of fussy and contrived as something to avoid at all costs. Notwithstanding that many of the preferred American dress styles as evidenced on forum threads are in themselves fussy and contrived.

I suspect it is the bloke's face and demeanour.  I need to cover his head to give a fair assessment.  In an Australian context, the 3-piece looks somewhat at odds with the color of the outfit. Just my 2 cents.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I came across these images from David Reeves the other day on another thread. I notice a few of the American posters didn't really like it and called it "fussy and contrived" . Neat and British style is more what I'd say.
I'd say that many of the American posters often look fussy and contrived. But its in a different way. David is dressed more "English" but thats also unsurprising as he is from a UK tailoring background.
I'm curious as to what other Australians would see in this photo. I'm not so much concerned with individual items but more in overall impressions of acceptability, costume vs well dressed, trying too hard etc. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I'd note that its a very American notion to see this kind of fussy and contrived as something to avoid at all costs. Notwithstanding that many of the preferred American dress styles as evidenced on forum threads are in themselves fussy and contrived.

I think its a kick ass look but fear it would be difficult to pull off in most Australian contexts.
post #23141 of 54708
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I'm curious as to what other Australians would see in this photo. I'm not so much concerned with individual items but more in overall impressions of acceptability, costume vs well dressed, trying too hard etc. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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In an abstract sense, I don't think it is fussy or contrived - though I think in an Australian context it may seem so.

So, what I notice first is the immaculate fit. Next, that a heavier fabic produces an impressive drape and line. All good.

It has a strong shoulder and heavily roped sleevehead - very English - so may look out of place here. Secondly, the colour marks it out as not-for-business, at least here in Oz....and we have lost the notion of a casual suit. So, it looks very culturally specific. If a local was to wear it here, that may well qualify as contrived.
post #23142 of 54708
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Correct - lovely last - a tad tight for my fat foot but still comfortable due to the very good construction

Headed to HK soon, and then onto Paris.  Hoping that the Simpson last fits me, because I am after the tan semi brogues displayed on the Armoury website. Anyone know whether there is any difference in Carmina prices between HK and Paris?  Armoury selling them for HK$3800.  I do not know prices in Paris yet.

 

Also just took delivery of PS "The Byard" grey houndstooth suit. Fabric is Tessuto.  Feels a bit thin for my liking, worried about longevity.

post #23143 of 54708
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Headed to HK soon, and then onto Paris.  Hoping that the Simpson last fits me, because I am after the tan semi brogues displayed on the Armoury website. Anyone know whether there is any difference in Carmina prices between HK and Paris?  Armoury selling them for HK$3800.  I do not know prices in Paris yet.

 

Also just took delivery of PS "The Byard" grey houndstooth suit. Fabric is Tessuto.  Feels a bit thin for my liking, worried about longevity.

ah

 

Luckily I have bought Carminas in both HK at the armoury and at the Paris flagship store outside the Lourve.

 

3800HKD @ 8 = ~$475

 

In Paris i recall they worked out cheaper and depending on model were c.$400-430AUD when the FX was about 0.64. But I got the duty back too so I *think* worked out about $370-380aud.

 

The bigger problem is finding the colour/last combo you like.. both stores are vastly different

 

Armoury = more browns.

 

Paris = navys/green/grey/black but also some brown. They also have the ladies range.

 

All in all I preferred the Paris range (they had alot more) plus they have the lasted trees and accessories.

 

EDIT: Confirm they are 250-300euro in paris for calf

 

here are some photos from a blogger 

http://lessgentlemen.com/2011/carmina-another-reason-to-visit-paris-as-if-you-really-needed-one/ 

post #23144 of 54708
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Anyone know whether there is any difference in Carmina prices between HK and Paris?  Armoury selling them for HK$3800.  I do not know prices in Paris yet.

I suspect that the kicker will be that you might be able to get a sales tax refund in Paris upon depature, although I might be wrong (but it seems to be the case with most European countries in my experience).

Edit: Romp beat me to the punch!
post #23145 of 54708
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Luckily I have bought Carminas in both HK at the armoury and at the Paris flagship store outside the Lourve.

 

3800HKD @ 8 = ~$475

 

In Paris i recall they worked out cheaper and depending on model were c.$400-430AUD when the FX was about 0.64. But I got the duty back too so I *think* worked out about $370-380aud.

 

The bigger problem is finding the colour/last combo you like.. both stores are vastly different

 

Armoury = more browns.

 

Paris = navys/green/grey/black but also some brown. They also have the ladies range.

 

All in all I preferred the Paris range (they had alot more) plus they have the lasted trees and accessories.

 

EDIT: Confirm they are 250-300euro in paris for calf

 

here are some photos from a blogger 

http://lessgentlemen.com/2011/carmina-another-reason-to-visit-paris-as-if-you-really-needed-one/ 

Thanks for that. I am also lusting after the Lizardskin oxford, picture below.

 

The Paris shop is only 2 minutes walk from the apartment we are staying in.  The wife now suspects that our choice of accommodation location was driven more by Carmina than by Chanel.

 

The problem is I will be in Hong Kong first, so resisting temptation will be difficult, especially with the possibility of new year sales on during that time.  May need to distract myself with Bontonis and JLs :-)

 

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