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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

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For a little bit more you can get a bespoke pair from Chester Jefferies in your choice of leather, lining, closure, stitching etc. that will fit your perfectly. Or non-bespoke, but the same.

On that note, I have some CJ leather swatches and a brochure that I'm happy to pass onto someone in return for the postage cost/a coffee.

 

Thanks.  Looks like they have a special for 30 quid on standard sizing unlined deerskin.  With lining comes to around $70 AUD inc P&H.

 

Now to choose between wool, cashmere, and rabbit fur lining; colours; and bespoke or non.  Making choices is such a pain.

post #30962 of 53878
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Originally Posted by Robert Meredith View Post

Thanks.  Looks like they have a special for 30 quid on standard sizing unlined deerskin.  With lining comes to around $70 AUD inc P&H.

Now to choose between wool, cashmere, and rabbit fur lining; colours; and bespoke or non.  Making choices is such a pain.

TAS is one place in Australia that you might actually get some good use of out of gloves.
post #30963 of 53878
I use an electric razor, as I'm one of the few white boys who can grow decent facial hair and like to show it off.
post #30964 of 53878
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Lol. Thanks for your informative post. If you look at Lino,s db jackets its fitted and pulling a button but not so silly . There is difference between fully fitted and simply tight. And what you call fitted I may call tight .and I am sorry if I offended anyone in this forum. Everyone has a right to dress the way they feel comfortable .

I'm glad for the discussion. Different opinions and perspectives is educative.

Personally, I wouldn't wear a jacket in the 'Italian mode' of having the button pulling. Being a skinny guinea myself, it would look pretty ridiculous.
post #30965 of 53878
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I use an electric razor, as I'm one of the few white boys who can grow decent facial hair and like to show it off.

With respect to hair, my facial abilities suck. (sorry, couldn't resist).
For twenty years I shaved using regular razors (those double or triple bladed things) and was plagued with regular spots or zits around my chin. It was only about 3 years ago that I happened to read about how those razors work and realised that they were the cause of my spots.
The spots were from a combination of ingrown hairs and hair growth that was not exactly ingrown but spent long enough just under the surface to cause a problem.

The reason those razors give such a close shave is that the first blade, rather than cut, tugs the hair up. Then the second blade cuts it. Because the hair was tugged up it may well have been sliced such that it now sits below the surface of the skin, potentially causing problems.

My solution was to switch to an electric. I now get a spot once or twice a year.

Although I do rather think I should man up and get with one of these.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I cldnt either - I prefer a some waist suppression but not to the extent it shows off my Body by Ben & Jerry.

The fit is very Neapolitan, and in that sense, very 'authentic'. Very few (non-italian) people can pull that look off and, IMHO, Imran does a good job of it.

Imran and I differ more than often than we concur, when it comes to issues of silhouette and details of our clothes. But we both have a deep rooted sense of respect for each other's commitment to be honest with our reapecitve sense of individuality.

And that sense of individuality is plentiful and distinct within the members of this thread -- that's something I'm a fan of, and welcome with open arms.

Plus, Imran is funny as fuck. And probably a distant cousin.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

I'm glad for the discussion. Different opinions and perspectives is educative.

Personally, I wouldn't wear a jacket in the 'Italian mode' of having the button pulling. Being a skinny guinea myself, it would look pretty ridiculous.
post #30967 of 53878
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Originally Posted by Robert Meredith View Post

On the subject of shaving, I signed up to dollar shave club recently and pick up their Executive Razors for $10 every two months.  The razors are pretty good.

http://au.dollarshaveclub.com/ref/index/r/5i0/10hg8mh/s/tx/cx/1/ (that's my referral link)

http://au.dollarshaveclub.com/ (clean link)

I find they're probably not quite as good as the Fusion, but a hell of a lot cheaper.

I know you can pick up 80 packs of Gillette Mach 3's on eBay for about $110 as well.

re: gloves.  Thoughts on these?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SOUTHCOMBE-Mens-Handsewn-Leather-Glove-with-Cashmere/400221391236?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D7475939034041259317%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D400221391236%26




Handsewn, made from lamb nappa leather, lined with cashmere and wool.  About $75 inc P&H.

For a little bit more you can get a bespoke pair from Chester Jefferies in your choice of leather, lining, closure, stitching etc. that will fit your perfectly. Or non-bespoke, but the same.

On that note, I have some CJ leather swatches and a brochure that I'm happy to pass onto someone in return for the postage cost/a coffee.

Seconded. CJ are great and even the non-bespoke are done with a custom sizing so they'll likely fit you better than buying standard sizes.
post #30968 of 53878
Straight razors do give you an incredible shave. Just be prepared to cut yourself up the first couple of times, and often when you put in a new blade. It's so easy to forget the tiny pressure needed to cut softened skin.

Safety razors are the next best thing and a bit handier when you're in a rush. I'd recommend these too.

And I've always used Wilkinson Sword and never had an issue (3 years or so).
post #30969 of 53878
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


TAS is one place in Australia that you might actually get some good use of out of gloves.

 

Yeah I have a pair of warm black lambskin gloves that I wear when I walk to and from work.  I pretty much wear them just about every weekday for 6 months of the year.

post #30970 of 53878
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


I don't think you need to apologise it's good for us to have these kind of debates without it turning in to an argument as it would on most other threads on the forum.

When I get some more time i'll put some more thoughts down on what I see to be the ideal way a coat should fit, and explore drape a little bit more also without getting too nerdy about it all.

Anyway here is what I'm wearing today -





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Coat: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter Neckwear brown dot 7 Fold
Trousers: Howard Yount light grey flannel
Shoes: Carmina

Where is the pocket square Jason??

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Thanks for everyone’s input on jacket fit.
Now I have been planning to buy my first DB jacket for over a year now. Still unsure if I can pull it off successfully !
What do you think about a light tan linen db jacket ?
(Sorry unable to upload picture link at the moment.)


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FmA7VaASAxU/UAICLVQL80I/AAAAAAAAEeg/OnssxVlotis/s1600/Lino-Ieluzzi-A.D-Al-Bazar-Via-A-Scarpa-Milano-www.albazarmilano.it-Gianpaolo-Alliata.jpg
post #30972 of 53878
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Thanks for everyone’s input on jacket fit.
Now I have been planning to buy my first DB jacket for over a year now. Still unsure if I can pull it off successfully !
What do you think about a light tan linen db jacket ?
(Sorry unable to upload picture link at the moment.)


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FmA7VaASAxU/UAICLVQL80I/AAAAAAAAEeg/OnssxVlotis/s1600/Lino-Ieluzzi-A.D-Al-Bazar-Via-A-Scarpa-Milano-www.albazarmilano.it-Gianpaolo-Alliata.jpg

I don't mind it, but I think it's very "look at me", since it's an uncommon style, material and colour. If you're OK with that, as that gent clearly is, then no worries.

DBs wear a little hotter than SBs, or so I have been told, so I wonder as to the point of getting it in linen since it might not be so suitable for summers anyway?
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This thread moves pretty fast, which is great as there is plenty of discussion and interesting points, but sometimes you miss the chance to post on topics.

Oli and a few others were taking about the core wardrobe (or utopia wardrobe as pindotsandgrendadines and wellwornwornwell have it - http://pindotsandgrenadine.tumblr.com/post/34772680684/my-utopian-wardrobe / http://wellwornwornwell.tumblr.com/post/34758561510/utopia-closet-edition).

Thought these links might interest you. I always love reading these sort of things and have thought about doing one of my own at some points (perhaps with reference and photographs of the clothes I actually own). The only problem with these types of articles and lists is, whilst trying to save you wasting money and educating you on the most useful items, they sometimes do not allow for error. That is allowing the reader to make their own mistakes and have fun buying things which reflect their character (which in my book are two crucial components of dressing well).

http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/17166394030/herro-huge-fan-from-norway-here-im-a-21-yo-law

http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/17167344770/advice-on-budgeting-to-build-a-suitable-wardrobe

http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/17166887015/advice-for-building-a-suitable-wardrobe-from


As, my 2 pence worth on Imran of Modern Artillery - he seems very happy with the clothes he wears and is comfortable in his own skin. He is in good shape and therefore can get away with wearing tighter fitting clothes. He looks good, in part due to that confidence, though for on me personally his suits can be a little tight (expect my wardrobe is a little tight anyway now, still trying to lose the weight gained after break my foot). He dresses for himself and does well for it (not to say we cannot discuss it here).

In other notes I met iSurg the other day (along with Christian and Aaron from Herringbone and Porter from P Johnson Tailors). Great night, and Mr Nice Guy Nelson has some strong competition for the title. Looking forward to catching up again. Maybe a Melbourne Members meetup soonish...

Nice to have you back Gerry, hope all went well on the trip. Looking forward to hearing about it. Congratulations on the Tumblr feature (that is an impressive amount of "Notes", what happened, did each of your 20 followers "Like" it 100 times?...crackup[1].gif).

thebrownman, selling his bone....and he keeps referencing Grindr...

TBM - I have a list of new items I want. Can I give you it with sizes so you can buy it and then I can get it from you at a discounted price a week later...cool.gif

Anyway, enough troublemaking for one post.
post #30974 of 53878
To those with CJ gloves, which models do/did you have? (sorry to hear about losing them)

Re Razors - havent shaved in 4 months and the mrs hates it. Fit picks to come
post #30975 of 53878
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Thanks for everyone’s input on jacket fit.
Now I have been planning to buy my first DB jacket for over a year now. Still unsure if I can pull it off successfully !
What do you think about a light tan linen db jacket ?
(Sorry unable to upload picture link at the moment.)


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FmA7VaASAxU/UAICLVQL80I/AAAAAAAAEeg/OnssxVlotis/s1600/Lino-Ieluzzi-A.D-Al-Bazar-Via-A-Scarpa-Milano-www.albazarmilano.it-Gianpaolo-Alliata.jpg

I'd err to a darker coat, like a navy or air force blue linen especially if it's your first and if you aren't sure about it.

It's funny the DB/coat tightness debate has come up because I actually have a new dark grey DB suit on the way from Aquascutum, being British it could be a good comparison to the Italian silhouette that we have been talking about, with a slightly stronger shoulder, longer skirt in the coat and heavier canvass.

I must admit, to some embrassment that I don't know of this Imran fellow, though I have seen his tumblr pop up now and then. Is he a member?

To me, Vox's steed (british) coats are what I consider to be a perfect fit of a coat. Extremely clean lines, a bit of drape and shoulders that have a bit of structure but aren't really padded. And the trousers of course are excellent again with very clean lines down the whole trouser. His NSM (italian) stuff to me has never fitted as well and probably not co-incidentally has less structure to it. Whether that's your thing or not, or if you prefer lighter coats is personal preference but standing side by side structured looks better to me.



If I was to buy am un-structered, un-lined un-everything suit or coat which I'm not against, I'd be using it as a casual piece worn with linen shirts or even polo's in the italian kind of way they do and i'd let it flap about a bit and wrinkle up. Wouldn't use it for a work suit based on that.
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