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post #30421 of 51875

This is what i wanted back in 2011 collected these pics on my tumblr for scrapbooking purposes ..

 

this colour - shade lighter and browner

 

 

 

And get shoulders like mr michael bastian here lol

 

post #30422 of 51875
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

Romp, any pictures to share with us from your Suit Shop venture? Would love to see some results of your work!

 

we have some "promo" ones ill start posting next week 

 

actual customer suits from the first round of fittings in melb will arrive 1st/2nd week of May and ill get some pics together too 

post #30423 of 51875
Bastian. Love that guy.
post #30424 of 51875
I am thinking about buying an IWC Portugeuese Chronograph, and post GST refund, it comes to $6500... what do you guys think? Good price? Should I save money in light of the coming economic downturn?! I feel bad spending money, but i love nice things.


post #30425 of 51875
As having recently sat a specialist optics exam, I can say with confidence that higher index only yields a thinner lens and that's about it. The dispersive power is higher and you will end up with more chromatic aberration. If you can, it's better to go with a stock lens and use other techniques to decrease the thickness of the lens rim (of which there are a few tricks).
post #30426 of 51875
Re: IWC 3714-01
Love the dial. Not so much what's in it (ETA Valjoux). For that price, I personally would go to JLC. But, to each his own.
post #30427 of 51875
What similar JLC could I get for $6,500?
post #30428 of 51875
Well, I didn't say you could get the chrono. But a master control can be had for 5k. Chrono is probably 7k upwards. Love the RDM but that's expensive as well...
post #30429 of 51875
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Some ties dimple more easily than others; some dimple better over time; some don't dimple at all. I wouldn't be too fussed about it, especially since the rest of the look is nicely put together.

True, but remember what the Bible says:

"...And if thy tie will not dimple, causing you to look inelegant, cut it off: it is better for you to start your day with no tie, than with an undimpled tie to go into the unquenchable fires of hell."
post #30430 of 51875
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

Well, I didn't say you could get the chrono. But a master control can be had for 5k. Chrono is probably 7k upwards.

 

 

Hacko has a brand new portugese, sub and master control for sale today - the IWC obviously best value as outlined above

 

JLC in the master range id save up and get the moonphase i think its about $12k? (or am i dreaming?)

 

Id consider selling one of my JLCs for the right price too:) Ive got a Reverso grande ultra thin limited to 150 pieces, 1950's memovox in gold and master control c.60's with enamel dial

post #30431 of 51875
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Lachy I think if you are going to use it as an odd jacket ala the famous grey herringbone Sydney versions some of us have the herringbone needs to be a larger scale than most suit fabrics you find in a Herringbone weave. A smaller weave might look a bit orphaned on it's own as a coat, but then again a larger one might look funny in the trousers by themselves. I'd most likely do one of the other myself.

Thanks for all the replies and opinions.

I agree with what you've said here for the most part, there, Jason. For an odd jacket, you want a slightly wider herringbone. If you get trousers too, though, such a wider herringbone would look strange.

Thus I think a medium herringbone full suit would work, or a wider herringbone odd jacket.

With a full suit, I'd be inclined to get regular pockets on the jacket. An odd jacket might tempt me to get patch pockets. A grey herringbone, to me, though seems reasonably conservative so I wonder if it might look odd with patch pockets - Jason from memory your Herringbone jacket has regular pockets?

Here is the current season's jacket from Herringbone, which to my eye looks to be fairly close to the swatch I posted in colour and width:
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Here is the Navy herringbone that is currently being made, Navy herringbone with 11mm repeat. A bit hard to tell from the grainy photo, but I think it's about right for a full suit. For an odd jacket I might've gone up to 17mm.
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post #30432 of 51875

wow that grey jacket from Herringbone looks terrible

post #30433 of 51875
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

As having recently sat a specialist optics exam, I can say with confidence that higher index only yields a thinner lens and that's about it. The dispersive power is higher and you will end up with more chromatic aberration. If you can, it's better to go with a stock lens and use other techniques to decrease the thickness of the lens rim (of which there are a few tricks).

 

I need to learn those tricks.

 

I ordered a pair of glasses with an ultra high index but always felt uncomfortable due to what I now know is the chromatic aberration.

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Lachy - patch pockets comparison
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