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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

That, and why get OTR when you can afford to get something made for you fistbump.gif

Guys, what are you doing for your lady friends next week? DB, what do you have in mind?
hmm not sure at this stage. Wife is due to give birth 2 days after VD, so not too much. Will prob go out for dinner or something and hope waters don't break halfway through shog[1].gif.
post #25967 of 54716
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Speaking of red shoes, today I saw a gentleman wearing canary yellow chinos, traffic light red suede shoes, an olive checked sportscoat and a straw hat with red feathers in it.* Very Wanny di Filippo, right down to his natural leather folio similar to those Il Bisonte ones. Whoever he was he looked very well indeed and relegates me to the second loudest dressed man in Sydney - at least for today ;-)

* Don't try this at home kids. This is advanced level dressing recommended only for old dudes not young pups.

I need sunglasses just reading that.

post #25968 of 54716
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I think if Sy could have a Valentine's dinner with DB and Rob, he'd die a happy man.

Speaking of which, I've sometimes wondered whether this thread has any gay posters. Not that I would ever expect anyone to reveal their sexuality on a forum, but the off hand comments on this thread are always about wives/girlfriends. Perhaps straight men are still more comfortable discussing clothing and fashion behind the anonymity of a keyboard? nest.gif
post #25969 of 54716
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

I need sunglasses just reading that.

Sorry, can you say that again I can't hear you over my outfit.
post #25970 of 54716
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

New arrivals over the past couple of months: Alden, Alden, Trickers, Meermin, Vass.

 

 

These Vass are sick - i still want to get a pair - any tips on sizing/lasts? (I feel overwhelmed reading through the vass thread)

 

Aside from telling you I am a 10.5UK and wear a 45 in the F last, not really. I originally ordered a 44.5 based on the thread, sent it back as it was just a bit too snug. These are half a size larger, at 45, and seem to make all the difference. While snug, not painful, and have yet to be broken in. I love the narrow waist and heels of the F last though. Suits my foot well.

post #25971 of 54716
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


hmm not sure at this stage. Wife is due to give birth 2 days after VD, so not too much. Will prob go out for dinner or something and hope waters don't break halfway through shog[1].gif.

Best of luck - we know if its a girl or boy (i went surprise)?

 

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

Aside from telling you I am a 10.5UK and wear a 45 in the F last, not really. I originally ordered a 44.5 based on the thread, sent it back as it was just a bit too snug. These are half a size larger, at 45, and seem to make all the difference. While snug, not painful, and have yet to be broken in. I love the narrow waist and heels of the F last though. Suits my foot well.

thanks helpful 

post #25972 of 54716
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Speaking of which, I've sometimes wondered whether this thread has any gay posters. Not that I would ever expect anyone to reveal their sexuality on a forum, but the off hand comments on this thread are always about wives/girlfriends. Perhaps straight men are still more comfortable discussing clothing and fashion behind the anonymity of a keyboard? nest.gif

That can be read two ways...
post #25973 of 54716
I know, I was thinking of putting in an "and/or" in there satisfied.gif
post #25974 of 54716
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

I saw a stat yesterday that in the UK 50% of online goods are returned. I know suitsupply is about 30-40% and iconic and ASOS are about 40% too. At Owen & James our return rate is sub 5% luckily because we dont charge shipping on the exchanged goods and for an international order I lose money sometimes

I'd say that has a lot to do with:
  1. Thorough and accurate measurements on the O&J website
  2. Great communications via email and PM plus the ability to accurately compare O&J fits to other brands
  3. Clientele who take the time and care to actually ask the right questions and take note of the measurements
post #25975 of 54716
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Speaking of which, I've sometimes wondered whether this thread has any gay posters. Not that I would ever expect anyone to reveal their sexuality on a forum, but the off hand comments on this thread are always about wives/girlfriends. Perhaps straight men are still more comfortable discussing clothing and fashion behind the anonymity of a keyboard? nest.gif

I talk about it all the time, have never thought twice about it. Then again, I live in a bit of a bubble.
post #25976 of 54716
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I know, I was thinking of putting in an "and/or" in there satisfied.gif
I was getting more at the different motivations for making those kinds of remarks... Anyway, it's really none of anyone's business so who cares right?
post #25977 of 54716
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post


I'd say that has a lot to do with:
  1. Thorough and accurate measurements on the O&J website
  2. Great communications via email and PM plus the ability to accurately compare O&J fits to other brands
  3. Clientele who take the time and care to actually ask the right questions and take note of the measurements

thanks

 

I guess its easier for us as we have a smaller range of clothes and its our own cuts (well actually our shirts are off the Sid Mashburn pattern)

 

Also we dont have the volumes that ASOS etc get so might be law of numbers.

 

Reminds me that our new shipment of popover shirts are in

 

Mid blue chambray, pink, white and pale blue. Im getting them photographed in the next week or so... ordered heaps because I sold out from one instagram photo last time

post #25978 of 54716
Of course it's no-one's "business", but I'd still be interested to know.

Is this thread pretty much balanced in line with the percentage of men in Aus society who are of a particular sexuality?

Or is it (as I suspect) tilted towards the heterosexual side of things? If so, does that reveal anything?

I.e.

-Perhaps the "Aus members" sense of style is a style that is adopted mostly by heterosexual males
post #25979 of 54716
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Originally Posted by drew959 View Post

I ordered a suit from Kent Wang online and it was posted 3 or 4 weeks later as it was with another customer. Took another 3 weeks to arrive. Suit was way too big (this is partly my fault but KW not very good at communicating which made it harder - typical responses from KW were barely more than a few lines) and it reeked.

Sent it back and asked for a refund. He offered gift vouchers a refund less paypal fees of $30. He referred me to his policy of deducting paypal fees when an item is returned 30 days from the shipping date and it was my decision to return it. Was not impressed.

The suit construction itself was ok but for the money its probably better to go MTM locally unless you are sure of your measurements and how the suit finish should be. I would not recommend KW for your first MTM venture.

I've one KW suit and quality wise for RTW or MTM they offer good value if the fit spots on nevertheless KW is better for US based customers since postage is quite restrictive for Australian based customers. As for the suit the jacket armhole is higher than the industry standard, the details are decent and his soft construction is good as well.

Agree with the comment that a local MTM would be better if the price point is similar or even at 1k mark.
post #25980 of 54716
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


Speaking of which, I've sometimes wondered whether this thread has any gay posters. Not that I would ever expect anyone to reveal their sexuality on a forum, but the off hand comments on this thread are always about wives/girlfriends. Perhaps straight men are still more comfortable discussing clothing and fashion behind the anonymity of a keyboard? nest.gif

 

Perhaps, but I think nice clothes are a universal topic regardless of orientation. I think there are always stylistic or fashion cues that are more common in various "tribes" depending on the "message" you are trying to send on-lookers

 

Even on this forum we have the older guys, the thrifter types, the country/RMWilliams enthusiasts, the lawyer/new job entrants, the bespoke-ballers etc etc 

 

I dont think ive ever seen a Sydney "meet" but from the guys i have met/chatted to through here all have that common interest which is great.

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