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These are some of the books I've used over the years.

 

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If I was only buying one it would definitely be Gentleman by Bernard Roetzel.

 

The Simon Compton book Tailoring (part of a series called Le Snob) is great if you are considering having something made for you.

post #29912 of 51763
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I remember the leather bound special edition version printed in limited quantities - content is identical but the way it was presented was just beautiful smile.gif

Nice one, Romp.

yeah its nice - i didnt have a bedside table so ive stacked a bunch of old books and put the RL one on top hehe

 

in other news ZOMG i should have checked the weather before I left this morning - my unlined Loro Piana 3 ply is great in the heat but lets the cold wind straight through today :(

post #29913 of 51763
I couldn't believe fxh turned up last night in his brought red linen suit, camo double monks and no socks!

We all had to sign non-disclosure agreements so you'll have to imagine for yourselves ...
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I couldn't believe fxh turned up last night in his brought red linen suit, camo double monks and no socks!

We all had to sign non-disclosure agreements so you'll have to imagine for yourselves ...

was his camo painted ferrari outside?

post #29915 of 51763
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i bought the Ralph Lauren coffee table book yesterday - its thick and has glossy photos. What I like most is the plastic book jacket so if I spill coffee on it I can wipe it straight off

I remember the leather bound special edition version printed in limited quantities - content is identical but the way it was presented was just beautiful smile.gif

Nice one, Romp.

Agreed - I drooled over a copy in the Beverly Hills RL store last year. From memory the asking price was somewhere in line with my plane tickets.
post #29916 of 51763
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Hardy Amies, ABC of Men's Style.
This is a nice book to have, and it's cheap enough nowadays, but really the advice contained within is very much dated to a certain period in (British) history. Good if you're a student of the history of men's clothing; not so good as a practical guide on how to dress today (IMO of course)...
post #29917 of 51763
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As spoken by Dick the Butcher. Any butchers here.
There are one or two doctors/residents about I think, I suppose they would qualify!
post #29918 of 51763
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FYMW was a waste of time and money, you can have my copy if you're willing to wait.

I might take you up on that LM, keen to see it as I enjoyed the website.

PM me or I will PM later when I get the chance.
post #29919 of 51763
There's an article in The Age's "Executive Style" section this morning on the rise and rise of online portals for purchasing "Jermyn Street" shirts:

http://www.theage.com.au/executive-style/style/best-of-british-for-websavvy-shirt-shoppers-20130418-2i1bs.html

I was very pleased to see that it made only a very, very brief mention of Thomas Pink, and that it instead discusses Turnbull & Asser, Harvie & Hudson, TM Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt and Hawes & Curtis.

Of course, to say that places like Charles Tyrwhitt and other places with a retail presence on Jermyn St are "Jermyn Street" shirtmakers is rather an exaggeration - or even a misrepresentation - as very few such places make shirts in the UK anymore (and even fewer would actually make the shirts on Jermyn St). Instead, most of them nowadays (with the exception of T&A, H&K and perhaps a couple of others) have their shirts made in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa or Asia and they then sell them as "English" (albeit not "English-made" shirts).
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Doesn't Emma Willis have her shirts made in London? She's on Jermyn Street. When I spoke to her, she claimed they were made in London? 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

There's an article in The Age's "Executive Style" section this morning on the rise and rise of online portals for purchasing "Jermyn Street" shirts:

http://www.theage.com.au/executive-style/style/best-of-british-for-websavvy-shirt-shoppers-20130418-2i1bs.html
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I was very pleased to see that it made only a very, very brief mention of Thomas Pink, and that it instead discusses Turnbull & Asser, Harvie & Hudson, TM Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt and Hawes & Curtis.

Of course, to say that places like Charles Tyrwhitt and other places with a retail presence on Jermyn St are "Jermyn Street" shirtmakers is rather an exaggeration - or even a misrepresentation - as very few such places make shirts in the UK anymore (and even fewer would actually make the shirts on Jermyn St). Instead, most of them nowadays (with the exception of T&A, H&K and perhaps a couple of others) have their shirts made in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa or Asia and they then sell them as "English" (albeit not "English-made" shirts).

TM Lewin has a shop on King St in the Sydney CBD which opened a couple of years ago. I've never actually set foot in there - has anyone here had a gander? If it's anything like TML in London a young bloke starting out could do worse for reasonably priced, well fitting shirts.
post #29922 of 51763
On the subject of Ralph, The Mens Shop has Ralph for Ralph Lauren sports coats going for $99.

Another note- what is the consensus on C&J highbury? Does anyone own a pair? Opinions?
post #29923 of 51763
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Doesn't Emma Willis have her shirts made in London? She's on Jermyn Street. When I spoke to her, she claimed they were made in London? 

bespoke maybe, but the RTW is made in england, but not london
post #29924 of 51763
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Another note- what is the consensus on C&J highbury? Does anyone own a pair? Opinions?
All depends on how the 348 fits you. The last is longer and narrower than other C&J lasts so bear that in mind. It's an attractive shoe but you might have to 1/2 size up if you have widish feet (or look at the Dartmouth instead).
post #29925 of 51763

PoP, what would you consider the must own books of menswear?

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