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post #28396 of 55946
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I don't know what is worth, but women say that beige is for men over 30. Apparently it doesn't look good on the 20-somethings.
You can always just say khaki like the seppos do. Sounds less old codger. FWIW, if I was to buy a cotton suit, it would be a khaki/beige cotton one with patch pockets. But I'm 33, so maybe that's old to some? (not to me)
post #28397 of 55946
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


You can always just say khaki like the seppos do. Sounds less old codger. FWIW, if I was to buy a cotton suit, it would be a khaki/beige cotton one with patch pockets. But I'm 33, so maybe that's old to some? (not to me)

33 isn't old.......but it isn't 23, where most people are only just starting their careers etc.

 

Khaki pants are fine, it is just the khaki jacket......Leave that to the non-kids......imo. It looks fine, it just isn't as good as other colours.

post #28398 of 55946
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

33 isn't old.......but it isn't 23, where most people are only just starting their careers etc.

Khaki pants are fine, it is just the khaki jacket......Leave that to the non-kids......imo. It looks fine, it just isn't as good as other colours.
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post #28399 of 55946
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I don't know what is worth, but women say that beige is for men over 30. Apparently it doesn't look good on the 20-somethings.

Not true, in my not-so-humble-opinion. I was wearing a beige/khaki linen three-piece suit to parties and clubs when I was at uni and women loved it.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Never take fashion advice from a woman, or you'll end up in a mauve shirt, a pink striped tie and pointy elf shoes...

Absolutely. I've seen women "outfitting" their partners at Herringbone warehouse sales and for some unknown reason, they would bypass the good, classic, sober ties and shirts and go for the lairy, satin striped ties and loudly striped shirts every time!

I think that the mistake that women make when dressing men, is that they choose clothes that would look good on women. To bring out my not-so-humble-opinion again, this isn't the right thing to do, as women can often get away with looking good with brighter clothes and brighter patterns than men.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

This is not true!

Women froth for brown brogues! Ask Nabil!

MS, don't mistake what women like when they look at a well-dressed man, and what they would choose themselves if they were dressing a man.

As I've noted above, women often like the way that I dress but, based on what I've seen at Herringbone sales, when those same women are actually buying things for men, they decide to purchase very different clothes.
post #28400 of 55946
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

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Nabil and G-banger saw me with my JB0201s on. Perhaps they can comment?

They certainly aren't skinny tight, but they are slim. I wear a 29-30 in most pants/trousers but I had to get a 31 for these. So be careful, they are tight jeans. I can now fit into them quite easily. It is amazing how they stretch. From being able to just put them on, to being about to just put your wallet into the back pocket.

The 0201 is the 'skinny-straight' model. Personally, I think the thighs might be a fraction tight and the calfs a fraction loose.

I can show you them at the next Sydney meet? Keep in mind, that the Vintage 14.8oz cotton is very stiff to start. The dye does not run though - unlike your Sixteens. It is a dark denim, quite formal.

http://www.japanblue.co.jp/jbjeans/COLLECTION/collection_top_2013SS.html

0401:
* Size 31 (33.5" waist, 10.5" rise, 11.75" thigh, 8.5" knee, 36" inseam, 7.5" leg opening)

0201:
* Size 31 (32.5" waist, 9" rise, 11" thigh, 8.2" knee, 38.5" inseam, 7.4" leg opening)

Judging by the sizing, the 0401 is simply a 'looser' jean. Depends on the look you are after?

For me, they are a great quality jean for the price. You are obviously a lot more established in life, have a more refined taste and expect a lot more. You might like to splash out on Momotaros?

Yeah i thought the fit looked great on you mate, my only preference is that they needed more tapering from the knee down. Overal i reckon the price/quality ratio for Japan blue jeans are pretty good, if your after not to skin tight japanese denim then these are a good compromise.

FYI - I have a pair of Japan Blue JB0101 SIZE 31 for sale (check sig). This is the previous model to the ones mike has and they were chain stitched to 32inch.

Re: Mikhail also - i feel the 80 bucks is worth it for the work, he did an absolutely top notch job on mine and when i had my tapered in the legs he even left some room just incase my calfs grow.

p.s jason (CW), im giving cottonwork one more shot if this next shirt is a dud them im back to OTR. do you guys measure a previous fitting shirt or use body measurements for a better fit? i keep getting mixed results with measuring a previous shirt.

it's only wednesday i need a drink
post #28401 of 55946
Observations re hats. This may interest you fxh.

Over the last few days I've noticed a few men wearing hats around town. This morning I saw one wearing a fedora style, and another bloke in a tweed/felt trilby type hat (actually looked better than it sounds). And they weren't misfits, #menswear types or hipsters either.

The one bloke I particularly remember was in a pretty standard Anthony Squires type charcoal pinstripe suit that was well worn judging by the wrinkles on the back (nothing that would gain accolades here but it looked ok on him without being showy), and black RM boots. Pretty standard fare; definitely not a "dresser", just your average Jow Blow in a bog standard suit, but in this instance paired with a grey fedora with a red feather. Most wouldn't give him a second look despite his hat. Overall his outfit had harmony and he looked like you could take him seriously if you met him.

I'll be interested to see how many more men start wearing hats as part of their business dress as the weather gets cooler. I doubt we're going to see a return to the 1940s but maybe it's becoming more acceptable to wear a hat without looking like a Cagney impersonator.
post #28402 of 55946
I hope so. It's a look I wouldn't mind seeing return.
post #28403 of 55946
Rob, the 201s that MS wore that day might not be suitable for you, I think.

I only base that opinion on how the Sixteens seem to be coming along for you. MS is a lanky chap, they were fine on him.

With my child bearing hips and generous thighs, I would have had to size up on the waist to fit into the jeans.

I think. I wasn't checking out MS (sorry Mike) so this is from a fleeting image in my memory.
post #28404 of 55946
Awesome bargains at the R&B sale..

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^
Great deal.

Really.
post #28406 of 55946
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Rob, the 201s that MS wore that day might not be suitable for you, I think.

I only base that opinion on how the Sixteens seem to be coming along for you. MS is a lanky chap, they were fine on him.

With my child bearing hips and generous thighs, I would have had to size up on the waist to fit into the jeans.

I think. I wasn't checking out MS (sorry Mike) so this is from a fleeting image in my memory.

Hey Nabil

How's things?

Sorry I couldn't make it the other night, but when one has a sick child...

Love your Iris Tailor stuff BTW; might try commisioning something with them next time I'm back in SG.

Should catch up for lunch sometime, maybe get the rest of the ex-AC/ RI Sydney crowd together.
post #28407 of 55946
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Originally Posted by scruffy View Post

I'm hoping for some sartorial advice... I have a 40th on the weekend and the dress code is 'smart casual with a hint of glamour' WTF?

The event is being held at a country property with the whole shooting match, canapes, dinner, after party, brunch the next day...

Regarding what to wear, I wouldn't know where to start.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Tweed Jacket, Gloweave bule check shirt, striped tie, moleskins, RM Boots chestnut Macquarie ask Gerry Nelson for polishing lessons and mandatory Akubra hat.
post #28408 of 55946
Hi all

I've been thinking about coats for cooler weather lately (this is a massive hole in my wardrobe: I don't have any), and there are so many different types. I know this is a bit ridiculous but I feel an OCD need to classify/systematise them so I can work out what I need. One of the goals is also to work out which styles are the most versatile, so that I can put money into those rather than owing a whole slew of lesser-quality outerwear.

So: cooler weather (in Melbourne) calls for rain protection and some warmth. The you have work and casual applications, with the major differences being style, but also that work outerwear needs to be able to fit over a suit jacket.

That being the case, would one need perhaps four coats?:

Casual rain
--Something like this: www.llbean.com/llb/shop/68624?feat=593-GN1&page=trail-model-rain-jacket ($79)

Casual warm
--Maybe a peacoat

Work rain
--Mac/raincoat (http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Stone-Rain-Mac/40685,en_AU,pd.html?start=2&cgid=Mens-Coats)

Work warm
--??

Thoughts? Are my categories meaningful? Favourite styles in each category?
post #28409 of 55946
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Hi all

I've been thinking about coats for cooler weather lately (this is a massive hole in my wardrobe: I don't have any), and there are so many different types. I know this is a bit ridiculous but I feel an OCD need to classify/systematise them so I can work out what I need. One of the goals is also to work out which styles are the most versatile, so that I can put money into those rather than owing a whole slew of lesser-quality outerwear.

So: cooler weather (in Melbourne) calls for rain protection and some warmth. The you have work and casual applications, with the major differences being style, but also that work outerwear needs to be able to fit over a suit jacket.

That being the case, would one need perhaps four coats?:

Casual rain
--Something like this: www.llbean.com/llb/shop/68624?feat=593-GN1&page=trail-model-rain-jacket ($79)

Casual warm
--Maybe a peacoat

Work rain
--Mac/raincoat (http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Stone-Rain-Mac/40685,en_AU,pd.html?start=2&cgid=Mens-Coats)

Work warm
--??

Thoughts? Are my categories meaningful? Favourite styles in each category?

In the work warm category I have a charcoal covert coat that I rather like.
post #28410 of 55946
Toby, I think you are spot on with that approach. I have a similar line up. Melbourne's weather is so capricious you need versatility.

I would recommend getting a longer Mac to give better protection to your trousers. Work warm would be a top coat. I know some people say in Melbourne it is not needed, but I disagree. I wear one frequently in winter.

For the rain jacket, I would invest in something better, Berghaus or Fjällräven. You can often get a really good rain coat on sale at the outdoor shops in and around Little Bourke Street. Costs more, but will last better, look better and provide better protection.

Also, I would throw a Harrington into the mix, something half way between the rain jacket and the pea coat.
Edited by The Ernesto - 3/19/13 at 5:54pm
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