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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

You looked at smedley cardigans Gerry? Tad pricier but might fit the ticket

 

Yes, I'm looking at them as well. I might end up getting one if I can't find a local option.

 

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Originally Posted by EL84 View Post


They fit pretty true to size in my opinion. I wear a large but could have gotten away with a medium. Mine fits a bit loose but not as loose as the model.
If you're in melbourne (which I assume you are since you went to highpoint) I'd recommend going to Sires and trying them on. I believe Sires is a little cheaper than that online store as well.

 

Will do. Thanks for the heads up.

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Yeah like the Smedley stuff, I almost forked out for one of the merino turtlenecks which worked out around $185 aud I think. In the end I got a Johnstons of Elgin one that came out $135 delivered, should be here next week. I looked for you on their site but the only merino cardies they have arent plain. If you want to take a gander though http://www.johnstonscashmere.com/ they have some nice stuff.
post #28953 of 52383
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Speaking of knitwear looking for a cashmere sweater or cardigan that will last a long while, looking to spend $250-300 as a max. After a lol research loro piano seems to be the best though far out of my price range, though the inis meain at Henry bucks seems nice one of the cable knits cries out for me to touch it every time I walk in. What are your go tos for cashmere?
Style wise I'd prefer a cable knit or shawl collar cardigan though I know I'm pushing it when asking for the shawl.

Thanks in advance!

Also will be my first 'real' cashmere.
Edit: Aussie jake; depends if you want to keep the colour or add some burnishing if you want to keep the colour would go lighter or find an exact match if not would go dark brown wax. Also note that cream changes the colour much more than wax and will make a great difference while wax can be put on then removed if you change your mind on colour.

 

There's Inis Meain at HB?

 

Might have to stop by.

 

Why the desre for Cashmere? Given the crrent state of  cashmere manufacturing I'd be hesitant.

post #28954 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Yeah like the Smedley stuff, I almost forked out for one of the merino turtlenecks which worked out around $185 aud I think. In the end I got a Johnstons of Elgin one that came out $135 delivered, should be here next week. I looked for you on their site but the only merino cardies they have arent plain. If you want to take a gander though http://www.johnstonscashmere.com/ they have some nice stuff.

 

Heard not so great things about Smedly, heard only good things about Johnsons.

post #28955 of 52383
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Speaking of knitwear looking for a cashmere sweater or cardigan that will last a long while, looking to spend $250-300 as a max. After a lol research loro piano seems to be the best though far out of my price range, though the inis meain at Henry bucks seems nice one of the cable knits cries out for me to touch it every time I walk in. What are your go tos for cashmere?
Style wise I'd prefer a cable knit or shawl collar cardigan though I know I'm pushing it when asking for the shawl.

Thanks in advance!

Also will be my first 'real' cashmere.
Edit: Aussie jake; depends if you want to keep the colour or add some burnishing if you want to keep the colour would go lighter or find an exact match if not would go dark brown wax. Also note that cream changes the colour much more than wax and will make a great difference while wax can be put on then removed if you change your mind on colour.

For 'real' cashmere try http://www.westaway.co.uk/william-lockie.html STP also have some buys http://www.sierratradingpost.com/johnstons-of-elgin~b~1360/ i have a couple of johnston knits avoid anything that is made in China as there shit
post #28956 of 52383
The only problem with the Locke stuff is its all cut like a bag, it's made for old country gents. The guys that do my scarves also do a full range of Scottish cashmere knitwear, but I won't carry any of it because it's cut the same. Like Gerry I like my thinner knitwear to be cut fairly close so it can be layered under coats in winter.
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PoP, Jason, FXH, anyone else who can help...

I'm trying to buy the ultimate pair of grey trousers, though in a material other than flannel because I feel the heat too much. 

I've been really digging these by MJ Bale

http://www.mjbale.com/on-sale/xavier-slate-trouser

The price is right and they generally fit me really well, though some of the guys in others threads reckon tropical worsted is a better all rounder than a cotton twill. What do you think? 

I'd be happy to fork out for some if you can link me to a better pair in a standard fit. 

 

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I've thought about this Oli, and having something made is probably the best choice if you can afford it. Grey pants that aren't flannel, and don't look like suit pants, are hard to come by. And tailor made pants are a good deal cheaper than a suit...
post #28959 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post


Sorry, I should have mentioned that I was after the non-shawl collared variety. I found this on the Drakes site but got worried when a 38 is described as an XS. 

 

This confuses me?

 

If they give measurements (which they do) does it matter what designation something is given?

post #28960 of 52383
Thanks for the cashmere advice! Liking the johnstons ones as they fall near my price range otherwise I've been looking for old cashmere on ebay and pringle seems to be the easiest to find though nothing that I really want is there. Gerry does jcrew's heather grey fit your bill?
post #28961 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

The only problem with the Locke stuff is its all cut like a bag, it's made for old country gents. The guys that do my scarves also do a full range of Scottish cashmere knitwear, but I won't carry any of it because it's cut the same. Like Gerry I like my thinner knitwear to be cut fairly close so it can be layered under coats in winter.

Johnston cardies? i only wear my Locke jumpers casually so its no problem and if I am in an office its just lambswool or merino jumpers
post #28962 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

PoP, Jason, FXH, anyone else who can help...


I'm trying to buy the ultimate pair of grey trousers, though in a material other than flannel because I feel the heat too much. 


I've been really digging these by MJ Bale

http://www.mjbale.com/on-sale/xavier-slate-trouser


The price is right and they generally fit me really well, though some of the guys in others threads reckon tropical worsted is a better all rounder than a cotton twill. What do you think? 


I'd be happy to fork out for some if you can link me to a better pair in a standard fit. 


 
Fit aside which is obviously important, I think you'll find those a funny shade of grey to pair coats with, you really want a mid to light grey and while these aren't charcoal they are still pretty dark.

Agree a tropical wool is better than a cotton twill, the cotton will wear hotter than you think, not breathe that well and aren't really seasonally appropriate through winter because they just look a bit funny with wool coats. If you don't want to wear wool in summer then I'd be looking at linen, if you can deal with the wrinkles but again not seasonally appropriate through winter.

Have you looked at the Howard Yount? They sell out quickly though.

I'll be releasing tropical trousers for summer this year but that's obviously a ways off yet, I'm still only just getting in to the sampling stages at the moment.
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I would love to grab a pair from howard yount, only my legs are columns and I'm not sure I'd fit into a 'slim cut' without looking like peter pan. I'll measure and see. 

My trousers that came with my mudgee weave suit are perfect, only I'm worried that they will be too work suit like to wear with odd jackets. 

 

post #28964 of 52383
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

This confuses me?

If they give measurements (which they do) does it matter what designation something is given?

There are no measurements for a 38. There's also no clarity on what their shoulder to shoulder measurement means.
post #28965 of 52383
Fellow Aussie members,

I'd like a quick sale on these burgundy cap toe Cheaney shoes because they're just sitting here in their box (see link here >> http://www.styleforum.net/t/313929/cheaney-imperial-collection-wardour-semi-brogue-burgundy-calf-size-9f-uk-10d-us-worn-once/0_50)

These have been worn for one day only, from home, to work, and then home again. Now, they're for sale. I'm dropping the price to $175 AUD shipped within Australia. Bear in mind retail on these is 225 pounds! And they sell new at McCloud Shoes for $550.

Please PM if interested.
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