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Time to man up.... WIWT.










Classic colours, however I'm not sure about the fit of that jacket, the shoulders look a touch wide to me. Also where is your tie dimple young man.
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

This is timely: I was looking at Persol but they seem to have doubled in price since last time I looked. I have some big black aviators, but they make me look like an asshole when worn with a suit...
I bought a pair of 649s from a random sunglass stall a few years back. It was just as Luxottica were introducing them to the Aus market via their Sunglass Hut shops, and they had obviously told the existing independent retailers they wouldn't be resupplying them with Persol as they were to be 'exclusive' to their own retail arm. As a result the independent wanted to shift the stock so I got a good discount on them, which at the time, brought the price down to about $160.

I'd actually gone there to try on some Tom Ford sunnies but the quality was very Chemist Warehouse (especially for $300+) so I tried on a pair of sz54 Persols instead and they suited my wide head... not to mention the quality was chalk and cheese.
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Guys.. need some advice... dad needs a suit for a wedding in 4 weeks. He does not wear suits at all (was thinking about getting him a jacket that could be worn casually as well), any recommendations what and where to get a suit?

 

I was thinking PJohnson for the jacket (provided it could get made in that time).

 

Also had Travelers Apparel in mind, anyone tried them out before?

 

Lastly was OTR and then altered (Brands I had in mind .... MJ Bale?)

 

Availability of sizing will also be an issue. His shoulders fit a 36 jacket (but his waist does not).

 

Thanks in advance!

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^^Another thing I'll mention about American Opticals is that they can be had, shipped, for <$40, meaning that you don't have to be as precious with them as a $200 pair of sunnies.... They are also very sturdy and don't take up much space in a pocket or when traveling (compared to my chunky Persols). I have used mine for everything from snowboarding to kiteboarding, with some wear with suits in between. I'm just about ready for another pair and might get something polarized this time.
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Originally Posted by tailoredstuff View Post

Guys.. need some advice... dad needs a suit for a wedding in 4 weeks. He does not wear suits at all (was thinking about getting him a jacket that could be worn casually as well), any recommendations what and where to get a suit?

I was thinking PJohnson for the jacket (provided it could get made in that time).

Also had Travelers Apparel in mind, anyone tried them out before?

Lastly was OTR and then altered (Brands I had in mind .... MJ Bale?)

Availability of sizing will also be an issue. His shoulders fit a 36 jacket (but his waist does not).

Thanks in advance!
MTM is probably going overboard in this case. Well fitting OTR + necessary alterations is your best bet. For a suit that's going to be worn once a year at the most I wouldn't be spending more than $500 all up.
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Nike Free Run, baby!

Still, the great thing about having a wide choice of running shoes is that different brands suit different feet. I personally don't like the feel and fit of Brooks shoes, but I've got a friend who runs marathons and he swears by them.

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Ah the Nike Free Runs, the Toyota Camry of the running shoe world. Safe, popular, not all that impressive, but a good entry level running shoe.


Given that I'm an entry-level runner, that's fine by me!

Also, the Nike Free shoes fit my foot well, whereas I've tried on some other shoes that aren't very comfortable. As I said, the great thing about having lots of choices is that different brands suit different feet and it's arguably more important to have a very well-fitting pair of running shoes than it is to have a very well-fitting pair of dress shoes as your feet are far more stressed when running than they are when sitting at a desk.
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Given that I'm an entry-level runner, that's fine by me!

Also, the Nike Free shoes fit my foot well, whereas I've tried on some other shoes that aren't very comfortable. As I said, the great thing about having lots of choices is that different brands suit different feet and it's arguably more important to have a very well-fitting pair of running shoes than it is to have a very well-fitting pair of dress shoes as your feet are far more stressed when running than they are when sitting at a desk.


Oh for sure, a well fitting running shoe is almost essential. Happy running!

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Classic colours, however I'm not sure about the fit of that jacket, the shoulders look a touch wide to me. Also where is your tie dimple young man.

 

Yeah, I had two shots at getting a dimple but failed miserably... need more practice. The pant colour doesn't show up well in the photo, they are somewhere between an olive green and gray.

 

Grant

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FWIW, I got sent five Sneaking Duck frames a year or two ago to try on--they seemed like awful cheap shit, so I sent them all back. Slick marketing though...

 

My plan was to get frames of very similar dimensions to OPs and try them on. If I like that size/shape, I'll order the corresponding OP pair.

 

I've handed OPs when I used to work for an Optom, and the build quality is there. I currently wear a pair of Morel's. 

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The thing with that picture of the American Optical frames is that Jon Hamm is wearing them. He's a good looking man and theu look good on him. Genes trump all. Let's take the example of my friend Troy, we'll call him that because, well, that's his name. He's a good looking guy - it doesn't really matter what he wears, he just looks good. I don't really know how this helps, but I suppose just trying to be healthier helps you look the best you can.
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With all the talk of grey herringbone odd jackets recently I find myself somewhat tempted to get one made up.

Questions is, would you get a full suit made? Or just the jacket? In something like this:

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Just a jacket. Fabric looks nice.
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I'd get the full suit made, and then wear as separates almost exclusively.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

With all the talk of grey herringbone odd jackets recently I find myself somewhat tempted to get one made up.

Questions is, would you get a full suit made? Or just the jacket? In something like this:



I used to have a grey, flannel, herringbone weave suit by RL Polo and it was very nice - it got quite a lot of wear in winter and looked great with a white shirt and a black knit tie or black grenadine tie.

As TBM said, you could get the full suit made up and wear it both as separates and as a suit.
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I'd get the full suit made, and then wear as separates almost exclusively.

My thoughts exactly. Maybe patch pockets and soft shoulders to keep coat looking orphaned.
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