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post #31096 of 53471
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post


I find that leaving a linen PS in a jacket causes it to sag a bit and not look so good, because the cloth has so much memory. Better to store folded, and then form it up in the morning, it's got more spring that way,

yeah i agree - fold fresh

 

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Originally Posted by meister View Post


And start dating Ali McGraw?

hmm - i hope you mean in her prime rather than present day lol8[1].gif

post #31097 of 53471
The sleeveless cardis look pretty good iSurg, the only thing that gives me pause is that they are lambswool rather than merino. Would merino not be thinner and therefore better for layering under a jacket?
post #31098 of 53471
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Uniqlo bloody bargains. Ribbed collar polos, cutaway collar polos, button down collar polos, shirt collar polos 2 for HK$199 and fun socks 4 for HK$59.

Sounds like a sensible haul blah.
Well except the "fun" socks.
But then even fun socks are 100% on no socks.

I was impressed with Uniglo jeans and also linen/cotton casual jackets - except some jackets were bum freezers - others seemed normal. Some ok linen shirts too.
I hope when Uniglo gets here we don't get a special crap limited line made just for the Oz market like others do.
post #31099 of 53471
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I hope when Uniglo gets here we don't get a special crap limited line made just for the Oz market like others do.
There will be no special anything for this market - just the usual crap out of season stock that didn't sell in the nthn hemisphere...
post #31100 of 53471
I have mentioned them here before but think they deserve some praise again. Got another delviery from Mensbiz.com.au yesterday. Place the order about 1pm the day before (their deliverys have always been this quick).

Got myself a Geo F Trumper Super Badger Hair Shaving Brush (my old one was Best Badger and was 7 years old so time for an upgrade), their sample package of double edges blades (have been shaving with double blades for 7 years or so but thought it time find out what blade is best, Merkur, Feathers etc) and some of that "oh so #menswear" Marvis toothpaste (because it was about the same price as the discount I got). They usually throw in some samples too, although for the last few times I have only got a little Trumper Sandalwood skincare (I usually just order the Shaving Cream). Would love it if they give me something else to try out (but really cannot complain).

The code BB2011 gives 10 or 15% off. Great prices anyway. Recommended (no affiliation, just thought other here would be interested).

Also very happy with my new brush and blades - good, sharp shave this morning.
post #31101 of 53471
I picked up one of my jacket from Varnavas C Classic Tailoring in Town Hall arcade this morning. His alteration skill is amazing. I have been using an old Italian tailor in Hornsby for a while. But Varnavas does a much better job.
Highly recommended !
Edited by md2010 - 5/8/13 at 6:43pm
post #31102 of 53471
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Sounds like a sensible haul blah.
Well except the "fun" socks.
But then even fun socks are 100% on no socks.

I was impressed with Uniglo jeans and also linen/cotton casual jackets - except some jackets were bum freezers - others seemed normal. Some ok linen shirts too.
I hope when Uniglo gets here we don't get a special crap limited line made just for the Oz market like others do.

Uniqlo certainly are fantastic for basics. Their button-down collar polo shirts are great - although slimmer than their already fairly slim regular polo shirts. Their made-in-Japan, selvedge denim jeans are fantastic value and the fact that you can usually get them hemmed on the premises while you're there (depending on how busy the store is) is great, too.

I just booked tickets for our annual visit to Japan and I expect that Uniqlo and the glasses store will be the first places we go the day after we arrive.
post #31103 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Uniqlo certainly are fantastic for basics. Their button-down collar polo shirts are great - although slimmer than their already fairly slim regular polo shirts. Their made-in-Japan, selvedge denim jeans are fantastic value and the fact that you can usually get them hemmed on the premises while you're there (depending on how busy the store is) is great, too.

I just booked tickets for our annual visit to Japan and I expect that Uniqlo and the glasses store will be the first places we go the day after we arrive.

what glasses store? nackymade?

post #31104 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Uniqlo certainly are fantastic for basics. Their button-down collar polo shirts are great - although slimmer than their already fairly slim regular polo shirts. Their made-in-Japan, selvedge denim jeans are fantastic value and the fact that you can usually get them hemmed on the premises while you're there (depending on how busy the store is) is great, too.

I just booked tickets for our annual visit to Japan and I expect that Uniqlo and the glasses store will be the first places we go the day after we arrive.

What is this blasphemy?  Shoes not your top priority???

post #31105 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


There will be no special anything for this market - just the usual crap out of season stock that didn't sell in the nthn hemisphere...

With prices marked up appropriately.

post #31106 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

nackymade?

From what I have seen on Drakes site and their tumbir I am not impressed. I mean if you want groovy fashion go for it but something with enduring style? Not my cup of tea.

If I could I would definitely go buffalo horn frames, but they have to be bespoke.
post #31107 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


From what I have seen on Drakes site and their tumbir I am not impressed. I mean if you want groovy fashion go for it but something with enduring style? Not my cup of tea.

If I could I would definitely go buffalo horn frames, but they have to be bespoke.

yeah not for me either

post #31108 of 53471
This is really bad but I just go to specsavers peepwall[1].gif

Mainly because my optometrist bought a franchise a few years ago and I've stayed with him, but I've never really been happy with the way they fit me. Anyway that's on the list of things to do once my wife goes back to work.

Today - Browns and blues




Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Coat: Herringbone Navy Hopsack
Shirt: Cottonwork chambray/denim
Tie: Henry Carter Chocolate Cashmere knit tie
Trousers: HY Lambswool
Shoes: Carmina
PS: None!
post #31109 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

what glasses store? nackymade?

A place near my wife's parent's place (actually part of a chain) called Jin's Global Optics.

They've got a good selection of acetate, aluminium and "combination" frames and you can get a new set of glasses (frames and lenses) for $70 to $100, with the glasses being available within thirty minutes of your order.

Of course, if you need bifocal lenses, or you have astigmatism or a very strong prescription, then the lenses will cost more, but thankfully I just need the basics and it's a great chance to pick up a pair or two of glasses very cheaply.

Most, if not all, of their frames appear to be made in South Korea. I dare say that the acetate used is nowhere near the quality of somewhere like, say, Cutler & Gross but for glasses, at least, I prefer the lower price, rapid turnaround and convenience of a place like Jin's.
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

What is this blasphemy?  Shoes not your top priority???

I wish! I'll probably find some time to visit the basement of the Isetan Men's Annex in Shinjuku or to have a look at a few stores in Ginza, but doubt that I'll buy anything as shoes in my size (UK9) are actually fairly rare. I've tried buying shoes in Japan before and whilst it works out sometimes (I used to have a lovely pair of brown suede captoes that I picked up in Kyoto in 1995), I often end up frustrated as there are so many lovely shoes but so few that fit me!
post #31110 of 53471
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

This is really bad but I just go to specsavers peepwall[1].gif

Mainly because my optometrist bought a franchise a few years ago and I've stayed with him, but I've never really been happy with the way they fit me. Anyway that's on the list of things to do once my wife goes back to work.

Today - Browns and blues
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Coat: Herringbone Navy Hopsack
Shirt: Cottonwork chambray/denim
Tie: Henry Carter Chocolate Cashmere knit tie
Trousers: HY Lambswool
Shoes: Carmina
PS: None!

 

 

 

 

dont know if its the shirt/tie combo or the jacket (too business?) that is throwing the balance for me - like the pants though, ive never had lambswool pants!

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