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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

So, less than usual?

Depends on how colourful my clothing is!

I've noticed that two things attract compliments from women:

- Casual, bright outfits such as a pair of coloured trousers with a light blue jacket and knit or bow tie; or

- Very formal, sober business outfits like a navy suit, white shirt, black shoes and sober tie.

They seem to ignore a lot of the stuff in between those two extremes, or at least don't bother to compliment me on it.

On the other hand, men seem to be most inclined to pay me a compliment if I'm wearing a pair of well-shined shoes and a chalkstripe or DB (or DB chalkstripe) suit, or if I'm dressed casually but not colourfully in something like today's outfit.

However, at present, I'm running on a two women to one man ratio of compliments.
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Anyone had a look over 10 Magazines Australia yet? - www.10magazine.com.au. Both editions both landed on my desk

There's 10 Men and 10 Woman. Looks to be a bi-annual thing as its labelled 'Spring Summer 2013' and they are both really quite nice.

Brave given the market, though I guess the latest figures showing Vogue readership and circulation up and GQ Australia up 21% gives the publisher some confidence
post #26598 of 56089
Sorry mate where are you buying them from ??
Any clearance on them somewhere ??
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Depends on how colourful my clothing is!
I've noticed that two things attract compliments from women:
- Casual, bright outfits such as a pair of coloured trousers with a light blue jacket and knit or bow tie; or
- Very formal, sober business outfits like a navy suit, white shirt, black shoes and sober tie.
They seem to ignore a lot of the stuff in between those two extremes, or at least don't bother to compliment me on it.
On the other hand, men seem to be most inclined to pay me a compliment if I'm wearing a pair of well-shined shoes and a chalkstripe or DB (or DB chalkstripe) suit, or if I'm dressed casually but not colourfully in something like today's outfit.
However, at present, I'm running on a two women to one man ratio of compliments.

I agree about what women seem to comment on.
Trouble is they often focus on only one aspect and colour - not how it all works together.

I have found though that they always notice and comment on a square end knit tie!!!!!
At a funeral this week one women came up and said I looked almost the only one dressed correctly in dark suit,white shirt, dark tie and black leather shoes. She actually said it like that. Wasn't quite true a few others had similar but not all that many. I do like a woman who can tactfully (I meant actually but tactfully is ok too) articulate mens clothes a bit correctly. (I should write a little on the clothing at the funeral)

Men I've found vary a lot more in what they notice. If anything.
Edited by fxh - 2/14/13 at 10:12pm
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Just received my O&J popover shirt. I love it - Rob really has done a fantastic job on these! smile.gif

Got a pink one on the way.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

It's all just talk without a fit pic.... Speaking of, you used to post a lot more of those TBM!

thebrownman seems to be getting a bit more dressed up these days and posts on his tumblr.

thebrownman - new job or have you just decided to go against the grain and wear more ties etc? Not that you did not dress well before, just seems a little more formal recently.

I cannot wait until this heat goes and I can face dressing up with ties again. I want to, but as a Scotsman it is too damn hot for me.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Depends on how colourful my clothing is!

I've noticed that two things attract compliments from women:

- Casual, bright outfits such as a pair of coloured trousers with a light blue jacket and knit or bow tie; or

- Very formal, sober business outfits like a navy suit, white shirt, black shoes and sober tie.

This is my experience too.
post #26601 of 56089
My feet are on the border of wide and medium. I wear a US10.5 in the Lindricks and a UK9.5 in the Rain last.
post #26602 of 56089
X-post from the Luxire thread.

Made an effort to wear my trousers higher today (they are cut identically to the PJs from yesterday) and I think it made a real difference to the silhouette, along with wearing a looser shirt (it's just an OTR Gant Rugger shirt, nothing special). So thanks for the advice. Not perfect, but better.
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A quick of review of my luxire Light Tan Cotton Linen Pants (http://luxire.com/collections/pants/products/light-tan-cotton-linen-pant). I don't know anything about tailoring so I'll be using layman's terms...

I sent Luxire a recent pair of tailored pants to copy. The turnaround was roughly 3 weeks from the time they received the pants to the time I got both pairs back. Both pairs arrived back in good condition.

The fit is spot on - I didn't take a comparison shot but they were copied exactly.

The Luxire pants include a bunch of features that I hadn't had on pants before, including an extra fabric closure across the top of the pants (you can see it in the pics Luxire themselves posted of my pants above), a curved waistband and working cuffs . I wasn't advised that these would be included in the pants, and perhaps it would've been better to be asked whether I wanted them (the pair of pants I said in had none of these features).

Still, I personally like them all - you can't really complain about "extras" that make the tailoring all that more special and intricate. I could see some people not liking the curved waistband, though. So perhaps a page that lists and describes these "standard" features that a pair of pants will come with would be good so that people know what they're getting into. I really can't see too many people complaining though, they're all good things IMO.

This is along with all the standard features one would expect in terms of pockets, split waistband etc.

The constructions seems very very sturdy. On par and exceeding pants I have owned from Epaulet, and my tailored pair that I send in. I agree that the internal lining used for pockets could be a bit smoother, especially for wool suit pants, but for the fabric I chose the rough and ready fabric they have used it actually pretty perfect.

I really can't fault a thing in terms of features or construction - these things seem to have it all. They even included a very appropriate interior lining fabric which works nicely with the casual feel of the pants.

See the pictures Luxire posted above for shots of the interior.

The fabric itself is reasonably heavy - was hoping it'd be a bit lighter but I will certainly get a lot of wear out of it. I see it as being perfect for sunny spring days and the like.

Possibly the one small negative I can think of is the buttons - they seem a little plastic-y. I could be wrong, though. Hardly an issue on suit pants where only two buttons are seen, though. Perhaps an optional upgrade to horn buttons could be included on the new website?

There was a small misunderstanding about the pleats, but Luxire offered to correct it gratis.

I wore them straight out of the box after a bit of a hang, they could really do with a press to get a nice crease going. It remains to be seen how well they hold a crease - I think they'll probably need regular pressing but what else would you expect with a linen/cotton blend.

Bear in mind that they are unpressed/ironed, straight out of the box and then worn for a day in the pictures below.

In conclusion, I can't recommend them highly enough. To save a lot of the hassle of tweaking measurements, I recommend sucking it up and just sending them a pair of well fitting or tailored pants if you have any - you won't be disappointed with the result.

And without further ado, some pictures. Sorry about the "background" - was trying to make the most of the sun in my backyard.
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post #26603 of 56089
Lachy, that shirt and the rise on those pants are far more flattering on you.
post #26604 of 56089
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I've noticed that two things attract compliments from women:

- Casual, bright outfits such as a pair of coloured trousers with a light blue jacket and knit or bow tie; or
 

 

i'd agree. first time wearing a royal purple knit tie today. it attracted 7 compliments today. when you tell the ladies that the original james bond also wore [a black] one, they know you're next level.

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lachy - That looks much better - I think you could go an even looser shirt and higher waist on trousers. Would flatter you even more.

If you were paying me to advise you on clothes and their fit I'd say lose the checks if wearing a tie or wear the small checks without tie, and go with pale blue or white on blue background university stripe shirt and get rid of the cuffs on the trousers and then get shoes not boots and perhaps suede not shiny leather or get a duller shine on leather. And lose the pocket hankie on that outfit.

But you aren't paying me so I won't offer the high end advance detail advice.

It still looks good though.

edit:: Looks like you have a longer torso than legs in proportion - is that so? If so what I said makes even more sense than I usually do.

edit2:: and get rid of those plastic hose fittings - I found that swapping to brass isn't much more expensive and stops stupid leaks and ends popping off under pressure.
post #26606 of 56089
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Lachy, that shirt and the rise on those pants are far more flattering on you.

Agree this looks much better. I reckon you could experiment with another inch higher rise to see what it's like too. All about testing what works best on you
post #26607 of 56089
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

lachy - That looks much better - I think you could go an even looser shirt and higher waist on trousers. Would flatter you even more.

If you were paying me to advise you on clothes and their fit I'd say lose the checks if wearing a tie or wear the small checks without tie, and go with pale blue or white on blue background university stripe shirt and get rid of the cuffs on the trousers and then get shoes not boots and perhaps suede not shiny leather or get a duller shine on leather. And lose the pocket hankie on that outfit.

But you aren't paying me so I won't offer the high end advance detail advice.

It still looks good though.

edit:: Looks like you have a longer torso than legs in proportion - is that so? If so what I said makes even more sense than I usually do.

edit2:: and get rid of those plastic hose fittings - I found that swapping to brass isn't much more expensive and stops stupid leaks and ends popping off under pressure.

satisfied.gif Hose advice... never thought I'd get that on a fashion forum! I can't remember the last time I used that thing.

Well I'm glad it's an improvement. I think the biggest improvement I need to make is to lose 2kgs though...

I wouldn't normally wear a tie with that shirt but I had to put one on for something at work today and it was the only one I had on hand at the office. Agree with you though - it's a sports shirt and I have always worn it as such until today.

They are shoes... do they look like boots? I hate suede for some unknown reason.... think I have been fairly consistent on that point! I'm pretty attached to trouser cuffs... can't see myself going back at this point. I think if the pants were pressed a bit more they'd hang a little better at the bottom.

Oh and I have no idea if I have a longer torso... I just have much stronger legs than I do upper body from playing basketball all my life. Wish it was the other way round...
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The reviews Luxurie is getting make me really keen to get some professional measurements (high cost) and then have them replicated at Luxurie. Could be cool.

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^^Yes that's what I'd do if I had my time again, get a shirt at PJs and send it to them. Saves a lot of hassle.
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Settle down lads, just poking fun at his shoe size.
I though we were all buddies her in the Good Ol' Aussie Forum!

Maybe the first step to reconciliation is changing your avatar. I know Michael Sy for one is terrified of it!

Any suggestions?
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