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post #27916 of 48542
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Question - if someone has a reasonably normal physique (5'10-6', 75-85kg with little more than long arms) what advantage does M2M offer over OTR?

 

I think the question is, what is a 'normal' physique! 

post #27917 of 48542
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Suit Shop.. A Web page will be launched soon at suitshop.com.au
I think they get you to be measured at an alteration chain? Better than a diy but not sure how they go with shoulder drop, posture and arm angle etc.

We use try on's to be as precise as we can
Ok thanks I'll keep an eye out for it!
post #27918 of 48542
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

The Max Bill watches remind me of those electric wall clocks you used to see in classrooms and hospitals; in a word, clinical.

I quite like and seriously thought about buying a chronoscope:
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post #27919 of 48542
With the scarves from Scotland came our new 100% Cashmere "Smart Gloves" which are gloves that work with smart phones and tablets without having to take them off.

How do they work? Well they incorporate a sensitive conductor in the fabric that allows your fingers to manipulate the graphics on your touch screen unlike regular gloves. So this Autumn/Winter browse Styleforum on your phone without getting cold hands. $59.95 AUD

P.S To the guy wanting a white linen pocket square, if you don't have one sorted I've got 20 white Irish linen ones due to me on mon-tues this week. Made in Naples, hand rolled edges at $45.00.



post #27920 of 48542
Count me in for gloves, Jas.

My current smartphone and tablet friendly gloves are going on 3 yrs old and need to be replaced.

Also, a scarf or two, though, as some here may know I have a penchant for scarves and currently have more than most men would own in a lifetime..
post #27921 of 48542
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Question - if someone has a reasonably normal physique (5'10-6', 75-85kg with little more than long arms) what advantage does M2M offer over OTR?

I think it's more being able to get exactly what you want rather than searching the shelves for something.

I've seen some great fits for OTR although most guys would still need a few alterations

And again in Australia it's comes back to lack of good options for men so your OTR selection is fairly limited
post #27922 of 48542
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Count me in for gloves, Jas.

My current smartphone and tablet friendly gloves are going on 3 yrs old and need to be replaced.

Also, a scarf or two, though, as some here may know I have a penchant for scarves and currently have more than most men would own in a lifetime..
No worries, I'll have it all with me for the trunk show. Speaking of that, invites should go out over the next couple of days.
post #27923 of 48542

Sorry to bombard you guys with questions but collar stays - worth using or are they a bit too artifice? (what would patrick johnson do?) biggrin.gif


Edited by Oli2012 - 3/9/13 at 10:28am
post #27924 of 48542
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Sorry to bombard you guys with questions but collar bones - worth using or are they a bit too artifice? (what would patrick johnson do?)

Would be quite tragic to lose your collar bones, but I reckon you're referring to collar stays.

This is all a personal matter. I used to religiously use them on my shirts - because all of their collars were quite wide and / or spread.

I lost the collar stays on my PJ shirt and while I mourned their loss briefly, I am now quite happy to wear that shirt without collar stays.

On a separate note: I confess I don't know you well enough, but I'm making 2 calculated assumptions - (1) that you're new to dressing up; and (2) when you say "what would Patrick Johnson do", I read it as 'how would Patrick dress?' And not 'how would Patrick make my shirt for me?'

If my assumptions are wrong, you can stop reading here. Otherwise:

In your circumstances, trying to emulate Patrick's personal sense of style isn't a wise thing to do. Slowly nurture your own. Patrick dresses like a fly motherfucker (90% of the time) and few people would disagree. But that's his personal style. it's a sum of his personality, his character, and his lifestyle.

I would advise you the same if you had asked "what would agnelli / Luca rubinacci / Lapo elkann / guido Wongolini do?"

Instead, what can be distilled from their dressing (specifically Patrick, Agnelli and Guido, and even Luca) are lessons on appropriate fabrics for weather, eye for detail, and the journey to finding your personal style. What you can learn from Lapo: it doesn't matter what the fuck you wear if you're famous.

Take your time to find out what suits you and what you like -- Off The Rack might not fit well at times, but Off Another Person's Rack will be even more ill-fitting.
post #27925 of 48542

Should have been collar stays! late night posting and browsing the TM Lewin site that lead to that fail. 

The Patrick Johnson reference was more tongue-in-cheek than anything, though I think his Neapolitan (sporty, slightly minimalist) style suits Australia more than a Savile Row approach. 

post #27926 of 48542
Actually, I think that collar stays can also be called collar bones. For what it's worth (and perhaps she's just odd), my mother has always called them collar bones and so I grew up referring to them like that ("Always take out your collar bones before you wash your shirts!").

Anyway, I do prefer wearing bones/stays in my shirt collars as I like a light interlining and I find that my collars just tend to be a bit too floppy and that the collar leaves don't always sit nicely and can look different from one another (ie one lying down a bit, the other sitting up and rolling a bit more) if I don't wear stays.
post #27927 of 48542

Wear them if the collar is too floppy otherwise. Some shirts need them and some don't.

post #27928 of 48542
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Instead, what can be distilled from their dressing (specifically Patrick, Agnelli and Guido, and even Luca) are lessons on appropriate fabrics for weather, eye for detail, and the journey to finding your personal style. What you can learn from Lapo: it doesn't matter what the fuck you wear if you're famous.

 

Well said, in addition, I also look to people like Patrick, Ethan Newton and Alan See for references in how to coordinate stuff - I guess this comes under 'eye for detail'.

post #27929 of 48542
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I've recently joined an Aussie splits site, and I've posted a request there for you. I could get you some for $2.40/ml plus shipping.

If HdP is your go, you should get onto their samples. Any six samples for 10 euro, can't go wrong.

http://www.histoiresdeparfums.com/~hdp/intl/index.php

Maison Francis Kirkdjian has a similar deal of 4 2ml samples for 12 euros shipped. Well worth it to try their Oud

http://www.franciskurkdjian.com/fragrances-to-share_3_samples__echantillons.html?lang=2

You can add Editions de Parfums (Frederic Malle) to that list as well. Three free samples but postage is a killer. Just complete the your scent questionnaire.

http://www.fredericmalle.com/main.cfm#!/yourscent
post #27930 of 48542
Lately all my online purchases have not worked out. Pisses me off!

Was wondering any Aussies here interested in buying Size 32 100% cotton herringbone trousers from Norse Projects? Check my sig
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