Who makes the best value for money shirts?
I understand that a $400 shirt will be better than a $50 item, however I don't think it will be 8 times better.
RockIt barbers on collins. No bookings, cash only. Maybe $25-$35 for a cut, but that includes a beer and a conversation about things that men talk about.
No first time to the Indian continent. Am quietly very excited. Have Lonely Planet packed so will do some research on the way over.
Re Zegna - totally share your observations. All I would add is that the store almost looked on the empty side. Garments upstairs were sparce and well spread out almost making the illusion of lots of stock. Cant help but think that they need double the stock they currently have to make it look interesting, they have erred on the side of severe conservatism in styling and fabric choice. I was keen to see the couture ties; to me their stock standard ties are too narrow - so I asked!!! Couture is behind the hidden door upstairs to the left of the fake fireplace and then in a cupboard with all the other Zegna Couture shirts, suits and trousers. Dont understand why they hidden away like that. In HK they fully out on display. Was almost like a secret society of Couture....!!! Anyway, nothing much tempted me, I parted with wallet in tact. This was soon emptied at Allanah Hill, had my daughter in toe!!
Just took some photos (with a real shirt) and sent them to Romp. Might post later, but the lighting's so bad in my crib I don't even know if they're useful.
Also, trying to photograph clothes makes me appreciate how difficult it is. Like, I have to stand in a particular way so that the mirror captures the whole outfit, but then this means my posture changes how it looks, so I adjust, but then things are out of the mirror's view, etc, etc, etc.
Now you know the daily struggles of a #menswear blogger
Those are some fantastic mills. I've been thinking of a brown suit - and I think this is a good time to make that move.
I've had issues with darts. Never liked them. But they were necessary on my shirts because, I have a very concave spine, and at the same time, well, I like to eat.
The Kamakura shirts do look very good, Jas! Will keep Kamakura on my radar when the present batch of OCBDs run their distance.
Yes exactly, 8 - 9cm is my preferred choice of width. The usual at Zegna, ie the tie wall is 6 from memory and even less when David Jones used to sell them here, they seemed quite narrow and stupid looking.
In my humble view I think Drakes have the best; they have a range that comes in at 9cm, beautiful width especially given the nice textures, stripes and patterns they are using. By far my favourite ties. Am still paying off the credit card from the damage I did at the Armoury....still was great fun, they have a very good selection.