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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

So I went a bit overboard shopping...
All from Lands End and all were on sale. Plus an extra 25% off the total order. Came to $179 or so

Prof, how do you go with Lands End sizing? I got a couple of cardigans a year or so again in medium and they were quite baggy and in hindsight should have gone small. If I recall from your fit pics, you seem like me, to be quite slim/lean, so I'd expect similar issues?
Edited by CHECKstar - 1/27/13 at 3:56pm
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I can't disagree with what is being said here. When I look at Pitti, all I can deduce is what I think looks good and what doesn't. I couldn't categorise it as well as you. But I don't understand, I am not claiming I could categorise the clothing as well as you? Should I be? Are you trying to say that you know more about classic menswear than I? I am certainly not arguing that!

What anyone thinks looks good is not merely a reflection of primal impulse. It's fundamentally a matter of what you know and understand. Naturally, when we understand something differently, we also view it differently. What might have been beautiful becomes hideous, and vice versa. So, if you took time to learn the established canon of classic menswear, I think you'd understand what you see at Pitti differently--and it would be a more rewarding experience, as you could mine real lessons and inspiration. Things to build on and learn from, not merely outfits to mimmic.
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I don't understand what you are trying to achieve. What do you want? Do you want more young men to get out of bed and read a book to tell them what to wear that day? Do you want young men to stop 'announcing' their clothing as classic menswear when it really isn't? Do you want more young men to try and wear the same clothing as you (as dictated by the authors listed)?

A good book on classic style won't tell you what to wear every day. That's not the point. I do not dress the way Flusser and Boyer tell me to. Rather, I read them and realized there are principles and ideas and concepts to apply. The point is to learn the language of classic menswear so that when you use elements of it, you can do so to better effect.
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post


Buying a bowtie from you right now Jas smile.gif
Thanks, nice choice there.

@ Prof B Bear - I second FXH's recommendation that those fabrics are a little old mannish and a herringbone or even a donegal would be better, minus the patches. My favourite sportcoat is a H/bone mid grey herringbone which originally came with brown suede patches. I eventually removed them and now get 3 times as much wear out of the coat and as an added bonus it is now wearable with black shoes as well.

It's interesting watching more guys on this thread planning ahead for the coming seasons. Traditionally women did that and men buy what they can wear right now (which I still tend to) but it seems to be swinging more and more, perhaps due to the availability of winter gear off the net now rather than having to wait for them to come in store. I may need to think about getting the cashmere scarves back in stock a little earlier this year.
Edited by Henry Carter - 1/27/13 at 6:39pm
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

I'm about to go full retard and get a tweed blazer made with elbow patches. Which fabric do you guys prefer? I'm leaning towards the last one.
 

 

Dowit. Just dowit. I had my apprehensions at first, but went ahead anyway.

 

 

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(The second picture was taken using a Holga, hence the grain and the inaccurate white balance)

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Prof - I reckon those selections are a bit "old man" sport coats.

I know its a bit of a thing to get the suede patches but I don't think it looks good - unless you are doing the whole Jarvis Cocker thingo - hes a pretty special case.

I think you run the risk of looking like you borrowed your grandad's old jacket or a failed ironic hipster look if the rest of you is too smart (or wearing socks! with no Ned Kelly beard)
 

 

Aaannnnd now the apprehension is back ha!

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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

I've got both lasts, it is clear that the 026 has a roomier toe, less pointed/ doesn't taper as much, and just looks wider.
However the capital last shoe I have is a half size smaller than the 026, but I don't mind taking a quick side by side pic if wanted wink.gif

Yes plsssssssss!!!! Also if you could take me with the soles up also would be great smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

I'm about to go full retard and get a tweed blazer made with elbow patches. Which fabric do you guys prefer? I'm leaning towards the last one.
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Firstly, I agree with fxh, those fabrics are very old man. If you are going for the Hyde Park warb look, then by all means go for a gun club check with elbow patches, but otherwise I would steer you towards a Donegal type tweed, or a herringbone as has been suggested, especially as you are a young chap.

Secondly, those are not even close to "full retard". This is full retard tweed:
Full Retard (Click to show)




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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Prof, how do you go with Lands End sizing? I got a couple of cardigans a year or so again in medium and they were quite baggy and in hindsight should have gone small. If I recall from your fit pics, you seem like me, to be quite slim/lean, so I'd expect similar issues?

Not sure. First time ordering from Lands End. I went with a Medium for everything as I can always get it slimmed down later.
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Which would you pick?

Both are dark navy

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Originally Posted by swan View Post

 

Which would you pick?

Both are dark navy

 

if i had a choice.... neither.

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

This reminds me, I'm interested in finding out what people's preferences are for crew neck vs vee neck jumpers. And why?

In terms of casual I wear crew neck i like the look it creates. As for work V neck looks more formal and suits the vibe in my line of work and shows off tie.

Never been a fan of roll or turtle neck jumpers.
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post


Yes plsssssssss!!!! Also if you could take me with the soles up also would be great smile.gif

No problems, the soles up pic is the best it turns out 

 

Few conclusions:

- they are basically just as wide as each other, the main difference I can see is the tapered toe of the Capital

- the Capital sole/ welt appears to stick out more (more welt visible), so the actual shoe is a bit narrower

- think you'll be happy with either

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This last pic you can see on the left I super-imposed the Capital over the 026, with the Capital taper visible on dotted line ;)

 

Lighting and camera is poor atm, but can try some better pics if you wanted.

 

...and remember the Capital last in this example is a half size smaller (9.5UK)

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So I dropped my watch yesterday as I was putting it on and now it has stopped. Does anybody have a strong opinion about whether Omega watches should be services by an authorised dealer? Or does anybody have a recommended place to get it serviced in Melbourne?

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If I were to buy one book on 'classic' menswear is the Alan Flusser book 'the' go to read?

 

I have to admit the recent discussions, while frustrating, had some interesting moments.

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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

If I were to buy one book on 'classic' menswear is the Alan Flusser book 'the' go to read?

Yes. It also contains good technical pieces of writing if you're into understanding garments.

Anyone here want an O&J size 14.5 neck/33 sleeve white shirt (not button down) for $50+postage? I've only worn it once and washed it once and I don't think it'll be getting anymore mileage due to sizing in the neck.

EDIT: size is 14.5/33 sleeve
Edited by streetminimal - 1/27/13 at 7:20pm
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post


Anyone here want an O&J size 15 neck/33.5 sleeve white shirt (not button down) for $50+postage? I've only worn it once and washed it once and I don't think it'll be getting anymore mileage due to sizing in the neck.

Is that the same as a size small in the red chambray?

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