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post #28666 of 53897
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

LL Bean having a sale, 10%, SPRING10. been eyeing their duck/bean boots a while for those rainy days. anyone have any experience with them?

I bought a pair last year. I got them after a trip to the snow when I realised that my old boots just weren't up to the conditions so I bought some shearling lined bean boots, on sale just to see if they would be a good replacement. They are very, very, very warm, probably too warm to be honest. LL Bean offer models with thinsulate and I probably should have gone with a pair of them instead but if you aren't living in a really cold location or head to the snow often then I reckon you'd be best off with a normal pair. Also the pair I got are just a little big, which is good if I need to wear thick socks, however if I was to get another pair then I would size down probably half a size.....maybe even a full size.

In saying that I'm not sure they're suited to Aussie conditions. They certainly keep the rain and water out but they might be too hot for extended wear. The also look a little weird when wearing them, though that could be because they're a bit chunky and I've never seen anyone else wearing a pair so I'm not used to the look of them....even on myself!

I do like the look of the bison leather ones with the red sole. The shoes just look odd.

LPS
post #28667 of 53897
I have two pairs of Herringbone grey flannel trousers I'd like to sell. The lowdown on these is that one pair has been worn three times (light grey in colour) - this one's been altered from a size 34 to 35 waist and hemmed with 2.75 inch cuffs from its full inseam length of 37 inches. It looks new but will need some alterations to suit your desired fit.

The other pair is charcoal, has never been worn but has the same alterations as above. I got both in 2010, and am looking for a quick sale - $50 each, please PM me if you're interested.

EDIT:

Also keen to sell a bunch of other things:

1. Benetton Grey Wool Casual Jacket size S (38-40) - $20
2. Some odd Herringbone Shirts, size 39, 41 or slim fit Large - varying in price
3. Herringbone Charcoal Grey Suit Jacket (BNWT), 40R, Trousers - 36, these are as new condition (worn once for graduation)

Please PM me for more info smile.gif
Edited by thebrownman - 3/24/13 at 5:15am
post #28668 of 53897
Do Australians generally favour a shorter length jacket?

I notice that MJ Bale's size 40 jacket, usually for the 6 foot-ish man, is 30.1", and I believe Herringbone's is about that too or a bit longer. Normally, I would expect it to be more like 31-32".
post #28669 of 53897

Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Can you guys give me some tips as to where to get nice socks?

Straight out of the packet one of my pantherella's ripped in half, and when they go back to $25 a piece I'm not going to have the money for it.

I tried a pair of bonds in navy and charcoal, but they fit looser than a wizard's sleeve.

 

 

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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post

The Wood's of Shropshire.  You can buy the 100 % sea island cotton ones cheaper than the blended ones in Aus.

+1 

Also you could try http://www.kjbeckett.com/mens/accessories/socks.html

post #28670 of 53897
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Do Australians generally favour a shorter length jacket?

I notice that MJ Bale's size 40 jacket, usually for the 6 foot-ish man, is 30.1", and I believe Herringbone's is about that too or a bit longer. Normally, I would expect it to be more like 31-32".

I find 30-31 (that's from the bottom of the collar not the top) to be fine for me, and I'm 6'2". I find it a lot harder with the Boglioli/Lardini's of the world to get a long enough coat.
post #28671 of 53897
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Do Australians generally favour a shorter length jacket?

I notice that MJ Bale's size 40 jacket, usually for the 6 foot-ish man, is 30.1", and I believe Herringbone's is about that too or a bit longer. Normally, I would expect it to be more like 31-32".

 

I think it's just the current fashion at work. The real shame is that not many brands do long fittings, which would allow us to work around this.

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Obviously it all depends on the length of your torso/shape of your butt - I am not advocating some sort of thumb knuckle / height formula type rule - but yeah, from reading around the forums, it seems that 40R jackets are usually 31-33".
post #28673 of 53897
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Obviously it all depends on the length of your torso/shape of your butt - I am not advocating some sort of thumb knuckle / height formula type rule - but yeah, from reading around the forums, it seems that 40R jackets are usually 31-33".
I noticed when I was in MJ Bale on the weekend that they now have a few jackets in a "long" fitting. They were only a few staple suit jackets so not sure if this will be applied across their range but it's always good to have options I suppose, and it is probably in response to feedback from their more lanky customers.

As to preferences, I'm relatively tall but I tend to prefer regular fit jackets, as long fittings seem to be designed to cover your shirt cuffs - or they are meant for really tall men (6'5"+) as opposed to relatively tall ones. And of course it's bloody difficult to find long fittings anyway...
post #28674 of 53897

Hey guys, is there anywhere in Melbourne that stock Vaas shoes?

post #28675 of 53897
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Originally Posted by aussieboy View Post

Hey guys, is there anywhere in Melbourne that stock Vaas shoes?

 

Not that I'm aware. I believe the people in Australia who who have bought Vass shoes, got them from overseas. Happy to be corrected if this isn't the case, though.

post #28676 of 53897

Thanks for the reply.

post #28677 of 53897
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Can you guys give me some tips as to where to get nice socks?

Straight out of the packet one of my pantherella's ripped in half, and when they go back to $25 a piece I'm not going to have the money for it.

I tried a pair of bonds in navy and charcoal, but they fit looser than a wizard's sleeve.

Howard Yount for Marcoliani good prices cheap shipping and they last
post #28678 of 53897
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Originally Posted by aussieboy View Post

Hey guys, is there anywhere in Melbourne that stock Vaas shoes?


There's nowhere in Australia that stocks Vass shoes.

Unfortunately, I don't think that there's anywhere outside Europe (probably not even outside Eastern Europe and Germany) that stocks Vass shoes. There was a short-lived venture to sell them in the US about 6-7 years back but it fizzled out.

The lack of availability of Vass is a bit frustrating, as they are wonderful shoes - they look great and are beautifully made - but they are difficult to obtain and sizing is a little bit of a gamble, too.
post #28679 of 53897
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Howard Yount for Marcoliani good prices cheap shipping and they last


+1. I've bought several pair of Marcoliani socks from HY, as well as some of HY's "own brand" socks (which I suspect are made by Marcoliani, anyway).
post #28680 of 53897
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Originally Posted by aussieboy View Post

Hey guys, is there anywhere in Melbourne that stock Vaas shoes?

No Vaas, alaas,
Though Edward Greens
Can always be seens.
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