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what does everyone think of the jacquard zig zag? yay or nay?

 

 

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what does everyone think of the jacquard zig zag? yay or nay?

 

That tie is more fashion than style, I think. I really wish I bought the navy tie with the white zig-zags when I saw them a while back. It's not that bad, but I'm finding myself more and more conservative as time goes on.

 

Regarding people going straight to MTM, I agree that it might not be wise move for people who don't wear suits, but I think there is some middle ground between that and wearing a suit all day to work for a few years.

post #27948 of 56018

Rob, what sort of prices would we be looking at for just jackets through the new service? I'm a 38L so it's a bit of a pain getting non trendy jacket lengths, even from conservative brands.

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+1

I'd be after blazers only to wear with chinos and denim occasionally.
post #27950 of 56018

joiji, have you got any pictures of that 'graduated shine' you wrote about and any advice on how you've gone about achieving it? I'm trying to achieve that at the moment.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

joiji, have you got any pictures of that 'graduated shine' you wrote about and any advice on how you've gone about achieving it? I'm trying to achieve that at the moment.

 

No pictures, but I can offer a vague guide to my technique. 

 

Start each new coat at the tip of the toe and work your way back as your use the polish up. It should allow you to still get the mirror shine on the cap, as well as slowly decreasing the amount of polish you use further back. Let me dig out a pair and I'll see if I can snag a crappy photo for you tomorrow. They aren't mirror shined, but are bulled at the tip and heel.

post #27952 of 56018

Hey does anyone know a sock brand that makes really thin dress socks?

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Rob, what sort of prices would we be looking at for just jackets through the new service? I'm a 38L so it's a bit of a pain getting non trendy jacket lengths, even from conservative brands.

Haven't got my price list handy but I'd be guessing it be starting in the 400-500 range. Keep in mind for a casual jacket it'd be a tad more as the entry level cloths are quite business/formal
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Hey does anyone know a sock brand that makes really thin dress socks?

Bresciani? Or the ones at the armoury (name escapes me) but I have a few pairs and they are transparent lol
post #27954 of 56018
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Originally Posted by swan View Post

Hey does anyone know a sock brand that makes really thin dress socks?

 

Mazarin, Gamarelli

post #27955 of 56018
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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

Thanks for that. $2.40/mL is certainly cheaper than LuckyScent. How do I arrange to get the samples? PM?

 

I tried a few more:

 

1. Terres D Hermes- a bit unexciting on skin;

2. Leather Oud by Dior- too aggressive for CBD;

3. Chergui by Lutens- a bit cloying;

4. CDG2Man- synthetic;

5. Wonderwood- disappeared on skin, one dimensional;

 

Amouage Memoir still the go, the vetiver/oud/wood drydown is scintilating. But projection is a bit weak, and very pricey.

 

CDG Odeur 71 sounds interesting. If the smell of ozone prior to a thunderstorm can really be replicated, that would be great. Reminds me of the smell when a thunderstorm is about to hit in the tropics and the cool change coming in.

post #27956 of 56018
Has anyone had issues with getting dliveries from Mr Porter? They use DHL signed-for, and the NAP rules apparently are that they won't leave it at the door and they won't let me redirect it to work. Since we all know that courier drivers wait all of 5 picoseconds before deciding nobody is home, it looks like I'm going to have to drive out all the way to Dandenong on a business day to pick up a few socks. F*** that, frankly. If I have to do that, Mr Porter won't be getting my business again.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Has anyone had issues with getting dliveries from Mr Porter? They use DHL signed-for, and the NAP rules apparently are that they won't leave it at the door and they won't let me redirect it to work.

Very confused at this. What do you mean they won't let you redirect it to work? Why not list your work address as the postal address?
post #27958 of 56018
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Very confused at this. What do you mean they won't let you redirect it to work? Why not list your work address as the postal address?

i think he means its already been sent so they wont change the address?

post #27959 of 56018
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Rob, what sort of prices would we be looking at for just jackets through the new service? I'm a 38L so it's a bit of a pain getting non trendy jacket lengths, even from conservative brands.

Haven't got my price list handy but I'd be guessing it be starting in the 400-500 range. Keep in mind for a casual jacket it'd be a tad more as the entry level cloths are quite business/formal

 

No dramas. Let me know when you'd be winning to have a sale in Adelaide :)

post #27960 of 56018
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No dramas. Let me know when you'd be winning to have a sale in Adelaide :)

you mean a salesperson in adelaide? we plan on doing a visit longer term

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