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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Absolutely right! I'm depending on you to carry the flag, CD.
Not my size. musicboohoo[1].gif
post #26072 of 57230
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

^^Lol. Who pays retail these days ?
If someone paid $1200 for those shoes I would really feel sorry. They regularly turn up on internet sites for ¼ of that prices. Like you are selling them for ¼ of the rrp.(Didn’t mean to offend you)
On a another note my 2 pairs of RL Marlow’s arrived today. Will post pictures later o:slayer:n.

You didn't offend me at all. Honestly, these days, I'm fortunate enough to not need to hunt for bargains anymore. It's a good feeling, but in saying that, I'm more than happy to offer up a great bargain to all the bargain hunters out there. Perhaps yourself? You seems like quite the bargain hunter to me.

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

 

I think id prefer 8cm (unless you have one of the MJ Bale suits where the lapels are narrow and need a 7cm to balance it out!)

 

But tie width is very personal depending on current suit collection and size of the person

 

In relation to lapel widths, what in cm's constitutes a healthy size lapel? As part of MJ Bales Collection Suits, The Marseille sports a 7cm lapel is that average/good? looks fantastic to me, l am however learning day by day...

 

Furthermore on what points of the suit are the lapels measured? Horizontal from the furtherest point or on angle from the furtherest point.

 

Thank you biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Purpletiesto View Post

You didn't offend me at all. Honestly, these days, I'm fortunate enough to not need to hunt for bargains anymore. It's a good feeling, but in saying that, I'm more than happy to offer up a great bargain to all the bargain hunters out there. Perhaps yourself? You seems like quite the bargain hunter to me.

post #26075 of 57230
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

l am however learning day by day...

 

I know DB, we can all see that.

 

Furthermore on what points of the suit are the lapels measured? Horizontal from the furtherest point or on angle from the furtherest point.

 

Thank you biggrin.gif

 

Measured from the widest part of the lapel, straight to the other side. As horizontaly/straight as you can get it.

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post #26077 of 57230
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

In relation to lapel widths, what in cm's constitutes a healthy size lapel? As part of MJ Bales Collection Suits, The Marseille sports a 7cm lapel is that average/good? looks fantastic to me, l am however learning day by day...

Furthermore on what points of the suit are the lapels measured? Horizontal from the furtherest point or on angle from the furtherest point.

Thank you biggrin.gif

I think Herringbone's standard lapels would qualify as healthy. I'm wearing an H'bone jacket today and it seems to be about 8-8.5cm (little bit hard to measure without taking it off).

Really though, these kinds of proportions are something that you need to educate your eyes about by looking at lots of different examples, and working out for yourself what is pleasing. It's not one-size-fits-all either, as there are relationships to the wearer's head/neck/torso size that need to be taken into account too (imo at least).
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Originally Posted by Purpletiesto View Post

You didn't offend me at all. Honestly, these days, I'm fortunate enough to not need to hunt for bargains anymore. It's a good feeling, but in saying that, I'm more than happy to offer up a great bargain to all the bargain hunters out there. Perhaps yourself? You seems like quite the bargain hunter to me.

 

He is nothing...

 

If you hang around this thread long enough you will encounter the "greatest bargain hunter" of them all. No that's being euphemistic, he is a bonafide scab and his name is Michael Sy, who exploits the misfortunes of others. Be careful.

post #26079 of 57230
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

He is nothing...

If you hang around this thread long enough you will encounter the "greatest bargain hunter" of them all. No that's being euphemistic, he is a bonafide scab and his name is Michael Sy, who exploits the misfortunes of others. Be careful.

LOL and here I was thinking it was going to be a nice quite afternoon and I could get some work done. Now I have to wait for the next round response from Michael.biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post


Lol I hope you are not us8.5:)D ….

 

I am! nod[1].gif

post #26081 of 57230
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


I think Herringbone's standard lapels would qualify as healthy. I'm wearing an H'bone jacket today and it seems to be about 8-8.5cm (little bit hard to measure without taking it off).

Really though, these kinds of proportions are something that you need to educate your eyes about by looking at lots of different examples, and working out for yourself what is pleasing. It's not one-size-fits-all either, as there are relationships to the wearer's head/neck/torso size that need to be taken into account too (imo at least).

+1

 

Its all about gauging proportions and balancing them

 

As we also discussed - some ties have varied angles - so 8cm at the wide point might still taper aggreeively and give a narrow appearance by the time you get the knot.

 

equally with suits it depends on the button balance and the lapel roll and the height of the notch/peak etc

post #26082 of 57230
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

He is nothing...

If you hang around this thread long enough you will encounter the "greatest bargain hunter" of them all. No that's being euphemistic, he is a bonafide scab and his name is Michael Sy, who exploits the misfortunes of others. Be careful.

Calm down, DB, calm down.
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

+1

Its all about gauging proportions and balancing them

As we also discussed - some ties have varied angles - so 8cm at the wide point might still taper aggreeively and give a narrow appearance by the time you get the knot.

equally with suits it depends on the button balance and the lapel roll and the height of the notch/peak etc

Exactly. For example, as knit ties don't taper much - they are wide from the knot down - I'll happily wear a 3" wide knit tie. However, most conventional ties look quite narrow after the knot and so I find that a bit of extra width is useful (and no, I'm not making a double entrende, thank you!).
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


As probably everyone knows by now, I'm a huge HY fan (4 pairs and counting), so I second this recommendation. And maybe this is just me, but I think you're fairly safe buying trousers online w/r/t fit--they're much simpler fit-wise than jackets. Also, I'm pretty sure you could resell HY trou on here for close to what you paid.

 

Those Brooks Brothers belts are beautiful. Added to list ;)
 
I should get serious and take the risk with some HY pants. I guess its just I have 'athletic' legs, so I know for example Robs chinos wouldn't fit or suit me (...and went chino shopping a while back, and only one pair in about five fit, and ended up with some Tommy Hilfiger ones which are a classic fit/ not tapered too much etc). Same issue with jeans.
Im sure the HY fit is a bit more 'traditional' anyway?
 
In other news I went to the Henry Bucks sale today. Intended on looking at ties and possibly a belt. Got neither and instead walked out with a navy sport coat. I am a weak weak man, but I really needed one. 2 minute noodles the next few weeks for dinner I think...
post #26084 of 57230
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


I have a Narragansett belt and like it a lot, but bridle leather will be too casual to wear with suits for some. Also, while I'm as big a tightass as the next man, you could feasibly wear a belt you buy now for the rest of your life, so this is not an item to try to save money on. The cost per wear will be infinitesimal anyway, so BIFL.

 

That is if you keep the same/similar waist size for all your life :)

 

What's the quality of the Brooks Brothers belts that you mentioned? Is that what you would consider a quality for-life buy?

post #26085 of 57230
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

That is if you keep the same/similar waist size for all your life smile.gif

What's the quality of the Brooks Brothers belts that you mentioned? Is that what you would consider a quality for-life buy?

Yeah that's one caveat I suppose smile.gif

To be honest, while I really like my BB belt, I don't know enough about leather & belt construction to be able to give it an unqualified recommendation. The backing has the look and feel of synthetic, which surprised me a bit--I thought at this price point (I got it on discount, but rrp is ~$120) the construction would be all-leather. I don't know how common this is, or whether it will affect the longevity of the belt.

One other thing is that the buckle is more gold than silver, which seems a bit like false advertising on their part. Not a big deal, but I expected it to match my steel watch strap.
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