or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Australian Members - Page 1559

post #23371 of 51908
post #23372 of 51908
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

JM, how would you go about comparing the pros and cons of Howard Yount or Pasotti over say, Fox?

When you say Fox, do you mean one of their steel-shaft (or "Fox frame") umbrellas?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romp View Post

You want solid wood
Key differences are
1) stemmed are lighter and I think 2 inches less diametre
2) full stick much more sturdy esp in wind
3) full stick will last longer
4) full stick has a nicer tip
I regret getting my stemmed one

I'm not sure if a full-stick umbrella will last longer, but they really are nicer than a metal-shaft umbrella. I guess that's pretty subjective, and it's not something that other people will necessarily care about it, but it certainly caused me to buy a full-stick umbrella.

By the way, for any popover enthusiasts, here is a photo of Charles Eames (of "Eames chair" fame) from "The impossible cool" blog, wearing a popover shirt and a bow tie:

http://theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com/image/37840877044
post #23373 of 51908
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


When you say Fox, do you mean one of their steel-shaft (or "Fox frame") umbrellas?
 

I mean one of these ones:

 

http://www.foxumbrellas.net/acatalog/Gents_Solid_Umbrellas.html

 

 

Quote:

By the way, for any popover enthusiasts, here is a photo of Charles Eames (of "Eames chair" fame) from "The impossible cool" blog, wearing a popover shirt and a bow tie:

http://theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com/image/37840877044

Wow. How the times have changed. He is going full Harry high pants there, and talk about a non-slim cut shirt. Now it is all about skin tight shirting and low rise pants.

post #23374 of 51908
post #23375 of 51908
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romp View Post

exactly what I am doing.. I pre ordered green but want grey now.

 

I've said this before and I'll say it again - you're my brother from another mother!

post #23376 of 51908
Quote:
Originally Posted by Romp View Post

You want solid wood
Key differences are
1) stemmed are lighter and I think 2 inches less diametre
2) full stick much more sturdy esp in wind
3) full stick will last longer
4) full stick has a nicer tip
I regret getting my stemmed one

The good news is that the wood is darn near indestructible.

Very lightweight too (I have a Fox Malacca wood from the early days of P Johnson)

Unfortunately, the metal spokes are as breakable as those on any umbrella.

Speaking of which, does anyone know where in Syd to get an umbrella repaired?
post #23377 of 51908
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post


The good news is that the wood is darn near indestructible.
Very lightweight too (I have a Fox Malacca wood from the early days of P Johnson)
Unfortunately, the metal spokes are as breakable as those on any umbrella.
Speaking of which, does anyone know where in Syd to get an umbrella repaired?

They do look a little 'flimsy'.

 

How did you damage it, may I ask?

post #23378 of 51908
Quote:
Originally Posted by brodygee View Post

going off the info member above have given, i'm deciding between two white shirts:

one by tm lewin http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Slim-Fit-White-Poplin-Shirt/26119,en_AU,pd.html?start=1&cgid=Mens-Slim-Fit-Shirts

one by hilditch and key http://www.hilditchandkey.co.uk/Slim-Fit/Cutaway-Collar-Double-Cuff-White.aspx

obviously there is a price difference, i just want to know if the price difference is warranted or not?
thanks

I have never owned or know anyone who wears tm lewin so I cant comment on that. As for H&K I am a big fan of them in terms of british shirting and do have colleagues that wear wear them. So yes they are worth the extra and at 62 quid, at present there good value.
post #23379 of 51908
Quote:
Originally Posted by brodygee View Post

going off the info member above have given, i'm deciding between two white shirts:

one by tm lewin http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Slim-Fit-White-Poplin-Shirt/26119,en_AU,pd.html?start=1&cgid=Mens-Slim-Fit-Shirts

one by hilditch and key http://www.hilditchandkey.co.uk/Slim-Fit/Cutaway-Collar-Double-Cuff-White.aspx

obviously there is a price difference, i just want to know if the price difference is warranted or not?
thanks

I have never owned or know anyone who wears tm lewin so I cant comment on that. As for H&K I am a big fan of them in terms of british shirting and do have colleagues that wear wear them. So yes they are worth the extra and at 62 quid, at present there good value.
post #23380 of 51908
I have a solid stick and a "Fox-Frame".

I wouldn't waste your time with the steel-shafted Umbrella. Mine didn't last long at all. The wind in Melbourne caused the shaft to bend.
post #23381 of 51908
My Kent Wang umbrella is really light, nice looking and has held up so far. I'm intending on ordering a second one to leave at work when I can afford it.
post #23382 of 51908
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I have never owned or know anyone who wears tm lewin so I cant comment on that. As for H&K I am a big fan of them in terms of british shirting and do have colleagues that wear wear them. So yes they are worth the extra and at 62 quid, at present there good value.

I believe H&K are generally considered a small step up from Lewin quality wise, but I think I also recall reading that their 'slim fit' was anything but. If that's true then it depends which criterion is more important to you.
post #23383 of 51908
Quote:
Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Zou Bisou Bisou!
post #23384 of 51908

Watched the 3 part BBC documentary "Inside Claridges". Amazing insights into the iconic luxury hotel and its staff and guests. Highly recommended if you have 3 hours to spend. Spotted as well, for a good 10 mins of the doco - whnay, who was there with his bride for their wedding reception. I pulled some screenshots: great black tie getups, a field jacket, tweed with repp tie, and even foo.gif had 10 secs of screen time.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

1000

 

1000

 

1000

 

1000

 

1000

 

1000

 

1000

 

 

Also, passed by Chaddy last night (shops open till midnight). It was utter chaos - super busy, long line-ups, etc. Looking forward to picking up some small gifts for others in a more relaxed environment and order a few things for myself this arvo down in south melb. 

 

Enjoy the 21st!

Caramel popcorn -mmmmmm


Edited by iSurg - 12/20/12 at 2:59pm
post #23385 of 51908
Re: Umbrellas - I'm not sure how the Fox full-stick umbrellas compare to Pasotti, Maglia etc. I suspect that the HY umbrellas are made by Pasotti, but I don't know about the Kent Wang umbrellas.

I'm very, very happy with my Pasotti umbrella and it cost quite a bit less than the Fox.


Browsing the SMH website over breakfast this morning, I noticed this execrable puff piece for Thomas Pink, which is opening a stand-alone store.

Unsurprisingly, the article employs a colossal amount of exaggeration, including the following:

Pink is owned by the massive luxury-focused Louis Vuitton group and Witts describes Pink as "probably positioned as the most prestigious shirt and neckwear brand in the world".
"Everyone strives to emulate Thomas Pink," he says. "The mystique around Pink is its uniqueness and its quirkiness."


Sigh... Thankfully, some people take the bullsh!t in the article to task in the comments section.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members