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post #31426 of 52341
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

steel taps on top of topy = fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu proof

 

was thinking that while getting pissed at myself. shouldnt cost too much to install.

post #31427 of 52341
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Couple of questions re trench coats. First, sizing. Do you size up if the coat will be worn over a suit, or does the size already allow for that? Also, most of the suggestions I've seen here are from UK suppliers. With the decline in the $A, are there local options you'd recommend?

Try it on with your jacket but I buy my standard size as they allow to be worn over generally.

 

Also depends on your suiting - if its off the peg and bigger arm holes it could cause issues.

 

 

 

For those interested ive starting to load some pro-shots of the Suit Shop suits ... will add more slowly over coming days but will try to show a cross section of various options available i.e. lapel widths, pockets, shoulders, buttons, side adjusters vs belt loops etc. Many of the initial fits were not ideal mannequin sizing but will get those up over coming weeks too as they start rolling through.

 

http://suitshop.tumblr.com/

post #31428 of 52341

That peak lapelled (flannel?) stripe is hnng! Got some power shoulders on it too!

post #31429 of 52341

Suits look great so far, Romp! Love to see some detail shots in time, as well.

 

Sorry to be a cross poster, but my desire for the Meermin MTO in museum calf has overwhelmed me. So much so I'm organising the Mk. II MTO. A shameless carbon copy of the previous MTO. 

 

If anyone is interested, please PM me or post in the Meermin thread. I know when I posted previously about getting a MTO together, there was some bites from some Australians. Anyway, let me know if you are. 

post #31430 of 52341
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

That peak lapelled (flannel?) stripe is hnng! Got some power shoulders on it too!

yeah!

 

I just ordered new stuff for me today too (ive dropped two pant sizes)

 

Trying two new things for me - roped shoulders and a jet ticket pocket. So its mid grey Ariston S140 cloth, 2 button, notched, roped shoulders, standard flap pockets with a jet ticket pocket. 

 

Also getting some olive green cotton trousers. I was going to get olive green cords but decided the cotton more versatile. Will obviously show me in my gear when it arrives

post #31431 of 52341
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

yeah!

I just ordered new stuff for me today too (ive dropped two pant sizes)

Trying two new things for me - roped shoulders and a jet ticket pocket. So its mid grey Ariston S140 cloth, 2 button, notched, roped shoulders, standard flap pockets with a jet ticket pocket. 

Roped shoulders are good - I have them on a couple of suits and, on the right suit, they can look fantastic.

Jetted pockets - particularly when combined with other, flapped pockets - I can take or leave. I've got a Cucinelli jacket with a jetted ticket pocket and I think that it's a bit of a Cucinelli trademark. Thankfully, the fabric is quite heavily patterned so it doesn't really show up!
post #31432 of 52341
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Couple of questions re trench coats. First, sizing. Do you size up if the coat will be worn over a suit, or does the size already allow for that? Also, most of the suggestions I've seen here are from UK suppliers. With the decline in the $A, are there local options you'd recommend?
What Romp said. Generally the sizing allows for wearing over a jacket, especially if you are going for something UK or EU made.

Aside from the usual suspects, HB and MJB, I can't think what quality options there are locally. eBay is probably the way to go, even if the dollar has gone off the boil a little lately.
post #31433 of 52341
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Roped shoulders are good - I have them on a couple of suits and, on the right suit, they can look fantastic.

Jetted pockets - particularly when combined with other, flapped pockets - I can take or leave. I've got a Cucinelli jacket with a jetted ticket pocket and I think that it's a bit of a Cucinelli trademark. Thankfully, the fabric is quite heavily patterned so it doesn't really show up!

Ah interesting re: BC I hadnt noticed it before - im just having a bit of fun experimenting - i too wasnt sure about a ticket pocket but i now have a tad more freedom to try it out.

post #31434 of 52341
I concur that roped shoulders can be cool, just so long as they're not accompanied by heavy padding.

I think that double besom pockets have the potential to be handsome, if you're doing a very Italian thing. I imagine one day commissioning a suit with besom pockets which open, but have internal buttons to stop them sagging. One day, when I can pay silly money for perfectly fitting clothes and dispose of ornamentation, that is. I will have one-button suits with negligible shoulder padding, besom pockets, and trousers that stay up with neither belt nor braces. But we aren't there yet...

I think ticket pockets are ugly in general, and seldom functional. They were in vogue a few years back amongst the chain stores, along with narrow peak lapels and five-button cuffs.

But if you must do it, it must be flapped, otherwise it looks rather silly.

Wow, that turned into a bit of a rant...
post #31435 of 52341
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


You want to live in Bleak City? Deal with it! lol8[1].gif

 

Oh, "Bleak City" did you say? My, how witty! Did you make that up yourself? All of us Sydneysiders are laughing so very hard!

post #31436 of 52341
Ah man, so many rules. Romp, get what you want. It's your business, and your money.
post #31437 of 52341
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Ah interesting re: BC I hadnt noticed it before - im just having a bit of fun experimenting - i too wasnt sure about a ticket pocket but i now have a tad more freedom to try it out.

why not try peak lapel? by the looks of most, if not all the photos of your suit jackets, are notch. a peak lapel flannel navy chalk stripe with ticket pocket would be my pick (;
post #31438 of 52341
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post


I think ticket pockets are ugly in general, and seldom functional. They were in vogue a few years back amongst the chain stores, along with narrow peak lapels and five-button cuffs.

I've found them great to store my phone in. You avoid the bowing that can come with storing things in the breast pockets.
post #31439 of 52341
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Also, for SF lawyers...

Anyone know of a good place that does professional resumes/practice interviewing?


I've written my own CVs and Resumes based on the 'Cover Letter Magic' and 'Resume Magic' series but I'm worried they might be too close to the American market.

Clerkships are vicious these days, and I only get one shot. 

I've never resorted to a book to write a resume or cover letter but I like the formatting of some of the templates that come with Apple Pages, IMO much cleaner than word. Also send/save resume as .pdf.
post #31440 of 52341
.PDF tip is a good one. My first boss, a copywriter, would say that after every line you write in your CV you have to ask, "So what?" and if you can't specify "what's the 'what'" then the line isn't ready for inclusion. But take my advice with a grain of salt - I ran away from the law after my LLB.
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