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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

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

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.
Have you thought about moving the button if fit is ok elsewhere?
post #25097 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Is that the same as a size small in the red chambray?
14.5 Neck / Sleeve 33
Yes, going by the sizing chart: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0159/4346/files/Shirt_Size_Guide.png?960
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Have you thought about moving the button if fit is ok elsewhere?

Good idea...there's about 1.30cm between the end and where the button currently sits...let's have a try and see what happens biggrin.gif
post #25098 of 55224
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Good idea...there's about 1.30cm between the end and where the button currently sits...let's have a try and see what happens biggrin.gif

Let me know if it doesn't work out.

post #25099 of 55224
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

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.

I have a nice proper Magee Donegal - a word of warning, the real stuff is a close thorn proof type weave and heavy. It wears very warm. Its windproof. So much so that I have to use it more like a parka to get much wear out of it at all. I'm seriously thinking of thinking of getting rid of it..

Prof - you re in Adelaide aren't you? I found the opshops /second hand/vintage shops in Adelaide full* of traditional English high quality stuff like Gun Club and Harris Tweeds etc. (I 'd call it the Alex Downer Squatter Frequent Trips to England Syndrome) - Indulge yourself cheaply with a second hand one - then at least the patches might make sense.

* hyperbole - not FULL - just a reasonable amount around.
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guys - quick one, whats your opinion on these benjamin mid grey trousers. i needed a new pair of work trousers, i was willing to give benjamin trousers a go as they are slim. But unfortunately i find my HY trousers are way better fitted.

reckon i should just resell and buy a pair of HY or get them tailored?


cheers
post #25101 of 55224
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

guys - quick one, whats your opinion on these benjamin mid grey trousers. i needed a new pair of work trousers, i was willing to give benjamin trousers a go as they are slim. But unfortunately i find my HY trousers are way better fitted.

reckon i should just resell and buy a pair of HY or get them tailored?


cheers

 

Imo not worth it. Resell and buy HY if you already have pairs and they fit you well.

post #25102 of 55224
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

guys - quick one, whats your opinion on these benjamin mid grey trousers. i needed a new pair of work trousers, i was willing to give benjamin trousers a go as they are slim. But unfortunately i find my HY trousers are way better fitted.

reckon i should just resell and buy a pair of HY or get them tailored?


cheers
I've got these ones too, and have the same problem as you as well (the pocket "ears"). The cut is not great, too tight on the hips. I've let mine out a bit through the seat and found it helped somewhat. I found the same on HY's Italian ones, until I sized up and took in the waist, now they are perfect. I suspect the american cut will be almost perfect for me and I may pick up a pair for winter.
post #25103 of 55224
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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

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 wink.gif

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)

Wow thanks for all that that was some great help; think I'll go with the 026 as I'm not a fan of very sleek chukkas smile.gif
And seeing as the 026 last example you used is a chukka; am I right in assuming that's a kempton? If so how do you like it? (Good leather etc.)

Thanks again smile.gif
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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?

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

try this http://www.throughtherye.com/flusser/index_current.html
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I've got these ones too, and have the same problem as you as well (the pocket "ears"). The cut is not great, too tight on the hips. I've let mine out a bit through the seat and found it helped somewhat. I found the same on HY's Italian ones, until I sized up and took in the waist, now they are perfect. I suspect the american cut will be almost perfect for me and I may pick up a pair for winter.

thanks jase, - HY had the light grey pants in the american fit in my size (32) and which are now out of stock. im an idiot should have just sucked it up paid the extra $$ and got them.

lesson learnt nod[1].gif
post #25106 of 55224
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post



And seeing as the 026 last example you used is a chukka; am I right in assuming that's a kempton? If so how do you like it? (Good leather etc.)

 

No probs.

They are actually the 'Herring Campden' (by Loake). I went with these due to the darker colour and the leather sole, and posted a few photos several pages back (when I received them).

 

Re. the suede quality, I don't have a lot of experience to compare with, but they look and feel very nice. The build quality is also impressive (couldn't be happier with them).

I have only worn them once, a week ago, and my heels are still healing (where the top edge of boot rubbed along achilles). I did walk 4kms+ though, so its clear they will need breaking in... 

post #25107 of 55224
g-banger, if you get penis bulge then you should size up.
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Hmm another thing I noticed with the PJohnson shirt is that the collar is much more softer than the O&J and HC shirts; it's also made in Poland interestingly enough.
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Re Benjamin's I have the same pair and they are probably my worst fitting pants. Stick to Epaulet or HY.
post #25110 of 55224
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

g-banger, if you get penis bulge then you should size up.

Is this one of Manton or Foo's rules?

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