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post #28276 of 58003
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Wish you had mentioned you were getting this fabric, and I would've told you to avoid it. That fabric, and it's cousin the Blue Summer Chambray, are the worst Luxire fabrics out of the 30 or 40 swatches I have. They almost feel synthetic. I can't understand why they stock them, they aren't suitable for shirting at all.

Having said that, they really are the only disappointing fabrics I have received. The rest are great. You got unlucky.

This one is much, much nicer:

http://luxire.com/products/light-blue-twill-chambray

Let me know if you want any more recommendations.

This is pretty bad luck--I literally just ordered a shirt in the Blue Summer Chambray. Do you have any recommendations in the $60 range? Maybe I can catch it before it goes into production...

Thanks bra

 

As did I, for the just passed Adelaide heat wave. Bah.

post #28277 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I always prefer a French front on my MTM shirts as I think it's a cleaner look, but if I see a nice one that fits well OTR somewhere with a regular placket it won't stop me buying it.
Interesting to hear some other's takes on this as I always thought a regular placket was more suited to wearing with a tie, as you can't see it, while a French front looks neater for wear without a tie.

If I have my preferences I tend to have all shirts with plackets and pockets. A plain/french front shirt with hidden buttons to me looks a bit fussy or something. A placket says "this is a working shirt". A placket gives a nice vertical line and breaks up the horizontal line nicely. Slimming. The vertical line both invites and complements a tie. Or substitutes for a tie and hints at the absence of tie when the neck is open sans tie. No pocket seems impractical. Business cards when received are popped in shirt pocket. Usually a pen there too. My dockets/receipt go in shirt pocket.

I'm tending to prefer simple straight cut barrel cuffs these days too. I've gone off cufflinks a bit. I think I'm trying for a overall softer less shiney and refined look. Suede footwear, nappy-er materials, knit ties, thicker socks, shirts with some texture.
post #28278 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Those look very good. You happy with the fit?

yeh they are a perfect fit, i feel they will mould very well to my feet.

Did you order a pair?

post #28279 of 58003
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

^are the Tony's designed by Tony Gaziano? I remember him writing on his blog saying that Tony Gaziano helped him with the lasts.

not sure about that but i'm sure if you get in touch with him he could answer that question for you

post #28280 of 58003
X-post selfie

First morning of proper Autumn weather (down under 5 deg C)



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Coat: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter 7 fold
Trousers: Light grey HY flannel
Shoes: Herring Reading
PS: Random
post #28281 of 58003
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


A question for all, do your business shirts have a placket or not?

 

Nope.

post #28282 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I always prefer a French front on my MTM shirts as I think it's a cleaner look, but if I see a nice one that fits well OTR somewhere with a regular placket it won't stop me buying it.

I'm with you 100 percent on this PoP... Apart from it looking cleaner, I also think a placket is a quite common detail (a bit like double-cuffs now days) hence a clean front can also be a subtle point of differentiation from the pack. At the end of the day I imagine that its only going to be the clothing enthusiasts that will really notices this sort of thing.
post #28283 of 58003
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


If I have my preferences I tend to have all shirts with plackets and pockets. A plain/french front shirt with hidden buttons to me looks a bit fussy or something. A placket says "this is a working shirt". A placket gives a nice vertical line and breaks up the horizontal line nicely. Slimming. The vertical line both invites and complements a tie. Or substitutes for a tie and hints at the absence of tie when the neck is open sans tie. No pocket seems impractical. Business cards when received are popped in shirt pocket. Usually a pen there too. My dockets/receipt go in shirt pocket.

I'm tending to prefer simple straight cut barrel cuffs these days too. I've gone off cufflinks a bit. I think I'm trying for a overall softer less shiney and refined look. Suede footwear, nappy-er materials, knit ties, thicker socks, shirts with some texture.

I think first paragraph of fxh is very job and situation dependent. I agree with the vertical line but sometimes the pocket stuffed with receipts and pen can look a bit "professor"

 

2nd para is something Ive always adhered to as well - rarely cufflinks, no tie bars, suede shoes and mixing texture and material for interest. I even want a sleek pair of black suede shoes for business use.fing02[1].gif

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No placket.
post #28285 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

I even want a sleek pair of black suede shoes for business use.fing02%5B1%5D.gif

Me too. I'm thinking of ordering a pair from Zee's. Just plain Jane, black suede captoe oxfords.

My only worry is fading.
post #28286 of 58003

Had a great chat with Richard from Ludlow's when he was down here last week measuring people up for legal wear.  Nice guy.

 

Definitely have to get around a Melbourne trip soon to pop into the store.  It's been about 3 years since I was up that way, so I think there's a lot of new places I'd like to check out (Double Monk for one).

post #28287 of 58003
This talk of black suede shoes is madness, MADNESS I tell you
post #28288 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

X-post selfie

First morning of proper Autumn weather (down under 5 deg C)



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Coat: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter 7 fold
Trousers: Light grey HY flannel
Shoes: Herring Reading
PS: Random

Can you only purchase HY online?

 

Grant

post #28289 of 58003
Coincidentally, Richard has a pair of black suede chukka boots (C&J Tetburys) that look great with his suits and odd trousers.
post #28290 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Robert Meredith View Post

Had a great chat with Richard from Ludlow's when he was down here last week measuring people up for legal wear.  Nice guy.

Definitely have to get around a Melbourne trip soon to pop into the store.  It's been about 3 years since I was up that way, so I think there's a lot of new places I'd like to check out (Double Monk for one).

The 18th of April could be a fitting time smile.gif. As I mentioned on my thread, invites will be emailed out this week week if you've bought off me before, but all of SF is invited. Al I ask is you RSVP so we can get an idea of numbers for the night.

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