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post #24796 of 48616
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Do those Bexley shoe trees shorten/extend much? I'm guessing that middle bit can close and open?

 

Thinking going true to size for my upcoming Loake Aldwych's, will it matter if they are .5 a size too big or too small?

 

http://www.bexley.com/Bexley/shoe-MMCACCPRD-EN.htm?cdPrd=Embauchoirs&coloris=red_cedar&pointure=44&tarification=PROMO&pageReferrer=MYBASKET


They're spring loaded, so a half-size large would be better. I don't think being a little too small would be a big deal; the difference is in the area of 4mm.

post #24797 of 48616
Many have commented on the rarity in Australia of sartorial details such as pocket hankies (not so rare these day), side adjusters, grenadine ties etc.

Which brings me to forward pleats. Something I had seen in these pages, but considered thylacine-rare IRL in Oz.. ...until this afternoon, when I saw someone wearing forward pleat trousers as part of a mid-grey suit (own up if it was you - West end of Market St, SYD), which is proof that:

a) they do exist (maybe they're everywhere and I just haven't been paying attention) and
b) it's actually a pretty good look if the tailoring is right.

I know the idea of pleats is anathema to some - along with single-vents, cufflessness, trousers which meet ones (black) shoes - but I like them. I even like double pleats. Maybe I will try out some of these forward facing ones in the future.
post #24798 of 48616
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

Navy. Navy goes with everything.

Not with that jacket... maybe if it was 50 shades of grey lighter.
post #24799 of 48616
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

Many have commented on the rarity in Australia of sartorial details such as pocket hankies (not so rare these day), side adjusters, grenadine ties etc.

Which brings me to forward pleats. Something I had seen in these pages, but considered thylacine-rare IRL in Oz.. ...until this afternoon, when I saw someone wearing forward pleat trousers as part of a mid-grey suit (own up if it was you - West end of Market St, SYD), which is proof that:

a) they do exist (maybe they're everywhere and I just haven't been paying attention) and
b) it's actually a pretty good look if the tailoring is right.

I know the idea of pleats is anathema to some - along with single-vents, cufflessness, trousers which meet ones (black) shoes - but I like them. I even like double pleats. Maybe I will try out some of these forward facing ones in the future.

 

yup pleats if done well are good 

 

needs to be flattering rather than make you look like you are carrying a major hernia in your pants

 

Alan from the Armoury has a few pairs done well - Ambrosi trousers i think

post #24800 of 48616
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

The creases are the best part about linen. Tom was very helpful as always - most of the Melbourne folk have popped in to see MJ Bale here by now, right?

Though the wool mix should stop some of the extreme creasing you see with pure linen.
post #24801 of 48616
This guy (SF member maomao1980) always wears a pretty good pleat...
post #24802 of 48616
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

yup pleats if done well are good 

needs to be flattering rather than make you look like you are carrying a major hernia in your pants

Alan from the Armoury has a few pairs done well - Ambrosi trousers i think

Often a big "if"!
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Here's one more...
post #24804 of 48616
I can't wear pants without pleats as I have a pretty big ass and thighs; I must come flash my pleats at you some time :P I switch between double and single when I feel like it but it doesn't really seem to me that either one particularly looks better on bigger men; rather that they just look better on bigger men and only sometimes on thinner builds.
Edit: Beijing does them splendidly!
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Tom from PJ Tailors wears pleats as well. I'm interested in trying a single pleat on some trousers, but since I wasn't sure, I gave it a miss on my last order..

 

Regarding shoe trees, I always thought the consensus with half-sizes was to take a smaller size, not a larger one. I know that C&J send out size 8 trees for size 8.5 shoes.

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I think I will take little Selvaggio to see this. She has recently taken up sewing after getting a machine for her birthday and has been surprisingly productive.
http://www.sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au/Exhibitions/Current-Exhibitions/Dressing-Sydney
post #24807 of 48616
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

I can't wear pants without pleats as I have a pretty big ass and thighs; I must come flash my pleats at you some time :P I switch between double and single when I feel like it but it doesn't really seem to me that either one particularly looks better on bigger men; rather that they just look better on bigger men and only sometimes on thinner builds.
Edit: Beijing does them splendidly!

Tehbunny is that a Gun in your Pleats or are you just happy to meet me...
post #24808 of 48616
Wow didn't realize you still posted Dusty; I tend to just look at profile pics :P
And why yes it is...problem? Oh I see you have a shotgun....
post #24809 of 48616
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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

Melbourne folks who Topy their shoes, who do you use?

 

I recently saw an old post by fxh, and decided I should Topy some more of my shoes. 

 

I have used McClouds once, and the job is good, but the shoes came back grubby and just didn't feel like 'care' was used...

 

Brice's Shoe Repair in Castlereagh St.  Best in Sydney IMHO.

post #24810 of 48616
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Best Hinan chicken I had at Jimmy's. If you are in SYD CBD try them .
Jimmy's Recipe Malaysia Address
The Galeries Victoria
Ground Floor, Shop RC16, 500 George St
Sydney NSW 2000

I go here too but for his laksa. I'll have venture further into the menu it seems.
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