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Agreed. Those are some great winter trousers Jason.
post #31112 of 57912
Guys, Nacky can make anything you want. My brother has commissioned a MTM pair to follow Oliver Goldsmith frames/style. Waiting to see them myself, but it was not painful at all. Don't write him off. He can do whatever you want...
post #31113 of 57912
wrt glasses.

I'm not sure people realise that (many perhaps not all) decent OTR glasses /frames in places other than Australia allow for different - and separate - measurements for Lens Width, Lens Height, Bridge width, nose pad height, Temples, length and Hinge to Hinge width. This is all prior to any adjustments a (good) technician can make.
post #31114 of 57912
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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!
Yeah I'm not feeling it 100% in the photo either but am liking it more in real life, not really because of the coat though, not sure why really. The coat is a hopsack with self fabric patches which you can't see, so it's not too formal IRL either. Something fuzzier may have worked better.

The trousers are great, but would be too hot for you blokes in Sydney, they are pretty thick. It's hard here at this time of the year, cold in the mornings (it was 2 this morning) but nice warm days and sitting around 22 outside now, so you can only rug up so much.
post #31115 of 57912

Got dragged into an Alannah Hill DFO outlet in Essendon airport, for the Melb members. Turns out there's a RL outlet. 


Picked up a pair of PRL washed navy chinos for $50. Sizes from 30-42. 

 

Not bad for Australia, I thought.

post #31116 of 57912
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Yeah I'm not feeling it 100% in the photo either but am liking it more in real life, not really because of the coat though, not sure why really. The coat is a hopsack with self fabric patches which you can't see, so it's not too formal IRL either. Something fuzzier may have worked better.

The trousers are great, but would be too hot for you blokes in Sydney, they are pretty thick. It's hard here at this time of the year, cold in the mornings (it was 2 this morning) but nice warm days and sitting around 22 outside now, so you can only rug up so much.
I think the jacket goes well with the pants. I'm not sure the denim/chambray shirt is best worn with a tie; a pale blue oxford or twill would have possibly been better, texture-wise.
post #31117 of 57912
I won't disagree with the above. I've only worn it open necked so far bar today and figured if there's a tie to wear with this kind of shirt, a knit tie would be one of the ones to try! I was due for a miss by now....
post #31118 of 57912
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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.
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!

With the state of the yen, and Soros' attack on the AUD, might be a good idea to lock in some spending money at such fabulous rates.

 

In terms of shopping, I have never found any items of clothing even remotely appealing to me in Tokyo or Osaka (other than denim). Different story for the missus.

post #31119 of 57912
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I won't disagree with the above. I've only worn it open necked so far bar today and figured if there's a tie to wear with this kind of shirt, a knit tie would be one of the ones to try! I was due for a miss by now....
Mate you are one of my favourite fit posters on the forum; Romp and I are really just nitpicking.

On a related note, with all the recent talk about cardigans I can't help but think your cashmere knit ties would look really great with a cable knit cardy as well. Luxurious.
post #31120 of 57912
If I was about to take the plunge with Saphir what exactly would I need? Is Renovateur available in Neutral or would I have to get both black and brown? And as for brown its the RM Chestnut considered a light brown?
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If I was about to take the plunge with Saphir what exactly would I need? Is Renovateur available in Neutral or would I have to get both black and brown? And as for brown its the RM Chestnut which is a light brown?

 

Reno + Cream + Wax is standard. Reno is universal, cream and wax are coloured. I'd go coloured cream and neutral wax these days myself, but it's up to you.

 

Depending how much you want, let me know. I'm trying to get a group order going so I can grab a couple of extra supplies for myself.

post #31122 of 57912
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Reno + Cream + Wax is standard. Reno is universal, cream and wax are coloured. I'd go coloured cream and neutral wax these days myself, but it's up to you.

Depending how much you want, let me know. I'm trying to get a group order going so I can grab a couple of extra supplies for myself.

thanks but will initially go DM in Melbourne first up as postage is quite cheap to Canberra
post #31123 of 57912
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Reno + Cream + Wax is standard. Reno is universal, cream and wax are coloured. I'd go coloured cream and neutral wax these days myself, but it's up to you.

 

Depending how much you want, let me know. I'm trying to get a group order going so I can grab a couple of extra supplies for myself.

 

Dude I might be down for some shit. I'll have a looksee

post #31124 of 57912
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Reno + Cream + Wax is standard. Reno is universal, cream and wax are coloured. I'd go coloured cream and neutral wax these days myself, but it's up to you.

 

Depending how much you want, let me know. I'm trying to get a group order going so I can grab a couple of extra supplies for myself.

Dude, if possible, please sneak in 2 jars of cream (Hermes Red and Forest Green). 

post #31125 of 57912
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Reno + Cream + Wax is standard. Reno is universal, cream and wax are coloured. I'd go coloured cream and neutral wax these days myself, but it's up to you.

 

Depending how much you want, let me know. I'm trying to get a group order going so I can grab a couple of extra supplies for myself.

Dude, if possible, please sneak in 2 jars of cream (Hermes Red and Forest Green). 

 

 

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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

Reno + Cream + Wax is standard. Reno is universal, cream and wax are coloured. I'd go coloured cream and neutral wax these days myself, but it's up to you.

 

Depending how much you want, let me know. I'm trying to get a group order going so I can grab a couple of extra supplies for myself.

Dude, if possible, please sneak in 2 jars of cream (Hermes Red and Forest Green). 

More than happy to. I'll make a note.

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