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post #26536 of 54708
Hmm thanks for the replies,

I actually thought the shoulders were, if anything, a little short, but maybe the shoulders could be brought in a little on the left side - that's my shorter shoulder. PJs actually measured me for my jacket at 19.75". I think they do that based on where your upper arm/shoulder muscles end, though, and not on where the point of your shoulder bone is. Tom there told me that my upper arm muscles added considerable to that measurement, so maybe it needs to be a bit shorter for a shirt as opposed to a jacket.

Based on that post Luxire has already suggested an alteration they could do to my pattern to remove the crease below the shoulder on the back view - they are good like that smile.gif

Jason - thanks for clearing that up RE the waist measurement, hadn't even thought about halving the 3 inches!

Turns out it will cost more to enlarge the shirts than I had though, so maybe I will just live with it/lose some weight and order some more with slightly more generous measurements for the winter months...
post #26537 of 54708
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Anyone else here has the waist on their shirts measured while shitting on a chair? I know it's a little strange, but I do spend about 80% of my time in a workshirt.. sitting down.

nope - shitting on a chair is very strange indeed biggrin.gif

 

 

post #26538 of 54708
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Since I kicked off the discussion on shirt fit, I may as well go first.

Here are some old pics of the fit of my Luxire shirt(s). The relevant measurements are:

Yoke 18.5"
Chest 20.5"
Waist 18.75"

I have naturally broad-ish shoulders, not much of a chest, and big thighs/seat. Currently I weigh about 82kg, and am trying to get down to around 80. However, even when I do, I think these are going to be a bit too slim. I can get away with it standing up, but they are a bit uncomfortable to sit down in/bulge after a big meal etc. Agree with Nabil - since you spend most of the day sitting down in your shirt, it's probably most important to be comfortable in that situation IMO.

Reading around a bit, it seems that the standard recommendation for a slim fit shirt that still allows for reasonable movement is +3" to the relevant body measurment. At my shoulder size, most places (e.g. HC, O& J, PJ) seem to go for about 20-21" waist measurement. Even at 80kg, I don't think my nautral waist would be 15.75"! I think 17" is a more reasonable goal to reach and actually maintain.

All that being said, I think I might order one or two shirts with the following measurements and, if they work out, send the 5 Luxire shirts I already have back to be recut. It will be reasonably expensive and annoying, but worth it in t he endas I really like the fabrics collars and cuffs on all of them.

Yoke 18.5"
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Chest

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A few thoughts. Are you able to raise the arm holes? I think the sleeve looks slightly baggy relative to the body.

 

I cant quite pick it but the shirt looks a bit boxy in the body - perhaps it needs to come in more at the waist and expand at the hip. We keep the hip and shoulder measurement the same and taper in at the waist to give this shape

 

 

 

Perhaps also try a higher rise pant (esp at rear) to see how it looks?

post #26539 of 54708
Called in a the Sydney Henry Bucks big sale today. It finishes on Saturday and looks pretty depleted. I can't remeber who was interested in this, but the Penhaligon's didn't appear to be included - though there were some Floris on spesh. Some of those Penhaligons are nice though. I already had a sampler of the Blenheim Bouquet from Mensbiz - and apart from the fact that it sound like somethign the Queen Mother would have worn - I really like it. The other one which was nice was Quercus.

Also can't remember who was asking about braces - but they do have some. Not a huge range and pricey. They look very much like Thurston braces but carry HB branding. They were all 2 in 1 - meaning you can change between button or clip ends as you like.

I bought a nice cashmere tie in a sort of thick tattersall pattern. I'll put that one away for a couple of months.
post #26540 of 54708
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

A few thoughts. Are you able to raise the arm holes? I think the sleeve looks slightly baggy relative to the body.

I cant quite pick it but the shirt looks a bit boxy in the body - perhaps it needs to come in more at the waist and expand at the hip. We keep the hip and shoulder measurement the same and taper in at the waist to give this shape





Perhaps also try a higher rise pant (esp at rear) to see how it looks?

Thanks for your comments, believe it or not, those pants are fresh from PJs, and I generally trust their judgment smile.gif I agree they are slightly baggy round the back, but I think it's how it has to be when you have a big butt like mine...
post #26541 of 54708

Just got a massive gift from myself for V Day (why should my wife have all the fun?) and also in time for a friend's wedding this weekend.

 

Thanks to Chris at Double Monk - great guy. Very happy with this jump in the deep end! No more shoes for me this year? Was still hoping to stop by Carmina in Paris in Sept...

 

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post #26542 of 54708
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

Just got a massive gift from myself for V Day (why should my wife have all the fun?) and also in time for a friend's wedding this weekend.

 

Thanks to Chris at Double Monk - great guy. Very happy with this jump in the deep end! No more shoes for me this year? Was still hoping to stop by Carmina in Paris in Sept...

 

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score! i heard they got new stock this week too:)

 

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


Thanks for your comments, believe it or not, those pants are fresh from PJs, and I generally trust their judgment smile.gif I agree they are slightly baggy round the back, but I think it's how it has to be when you have a big butt like mine...

 

yes i trust their judgement too. All im saying is to experiment and try a higher rear-rise and wear your pants higher

 

also no-belt would be a cleaner line too

post #26543 of 54708
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

Called in a the Sydney Henry Bucks big sale today. It finishes on Saturday and looks pretty depleted. I can't remeber who was interested in this, but the Penhaligon's didn't appear to be included - though there were some Floris on spesh. Some of those Penhaligons are nice though. I already had a sampler of the Blenheim Bouquet from Mensbiz - and apart from the fact that it sound like somethign the Queen Mother would have worn - I really like it. The other one which was nice was Quercus.

Also can't remember who was asking about braces - but they do have some. Not a huge range and pricey. They look very much like Thurston braces but carry HB branding. They were all 2 in 1 - meaning you can change between button or clip ends as you like.

I bought a nice cashmere tie in a sort of thick tattersall pattern. I'll put that one away for a couple of months.

Do they have any EG on sale in Sydney store ?
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

Just got a massive gift from myself for V Day (why should my wife have all the fun?) and also in time for a friend's wedding this weekend.

Thanks to Chris at Double Monk - great guy. Very happy with this jump in the deep end! No more shoes for me this year? Was still hoping to stop by Carmina in Paris in Sept...
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det plz..
post #26544 of 54708
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

score! i heard they got new stock this week too:)


yes i trust their judgement too. All im saying is to experiment and try a higher rear-rise and wear your pants higher

also no-belt would be a cleaner line too

Next pants will be no belt loops. Never even thought about wearing pants higher. Come to think of it, I do wear them pretty low. Perhaps not how they were meant to be worn when they were made up and contributes to some of the excess fabric at the butt.
post #26545 of 54708

^ Yup, extra sizes and styles. For those with smaller feet, sizes for 6 and 6.5 slowly coming in over 3 months. 

 

Deets: George Cleverly, don't have the model name on hand (in my locker). Very sleek last :)

post #26546 of 54708
Can I get some quick and dirty advice? I took an afternoon nap after making dinner for V day and took an afternoon nap and woke up like 2 hours later and now feel groggy as fuck; wife will be back in an hour or so and everything's ready but I feel like absolute fuck. Anyone know any quick wake up tricks....
P.S. I understand this is random but googling just reveals to sleep less in the afternoon.
post #26547 of 54708

Cold shower.

post #26548 of 54708
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Can I get some quick and dirty advice? I took an afternoon nap after making dinner for V day and took an afternoon nap and woke up like 2 hours later and now feel groggy as fuck; wife will be back in an hour or so and everything's ready but I feel like absolute fuck. Anyone know any quick wake up tricks....
P.S. I understand this is random but googling just reveals to sleep less in the afternoon.

Play chicken with a train - that always wakes me up!

post #26549 of 54708
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Can I get some quick and dirty advice? I took an afternoon nap after making dinner for V day and took an afternoon nap and woke up like 2 hours later and now feel groggy as fuck; wife will be back in an hour or so and everything's ready but I feel like absolute fuck. Anyone know any quick wake up tricks....
P.S. I understand this is random but googling just reveals to sleep less in the afternoon.

fill up sink with ice water,keep some ice for vodka slammer,belt VS back then plunge head into sink stay submerged as long as possible. If doesn't work repeat as necessary.
post #26550 of 54708
Will try to wear them a little more like this:

http://putthison.com/post/9958814855/rise-is-important-i-strongly-believe-that-pants

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I think it may only serve to exaggerate the aforementioned shirt issues though.

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Also it may be just me, but I think wearing pants higher really does push the case for no belt. It just seems to be a requisite part of "the look".
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