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post #32251 of 51908
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Originally Posted by eh5678 View Post

Hey guys,

 

Any thoughts on Rhodes & Beckett and Calibre? 

 

I have purchased a few shirts from R & B, although the quality is good, i do find them a touch overpriced for what they are. I do find that Calibre has some nice stuff, but very overpriced. I could buy from Burberry for those prices. 

 

To be fair dinkum, I have a few calibre shirts for lounging around - although like you said - overpriced. I had a calibre suit once as well, the cut is quite aggressive; for blokes that do a lot bench presses but no squats. I quite liked it before I learned more about classic menswear, the quality was rubbish and the fabric fell apart, which was in some ways lucky because I moved on to better stuff.

 

Not sure about burberry suits, from the male models they appear to be targeting lanky hipsters wanting an office job... I find myself drifting away from large brands when it comes to suiting, it's probably true what they say about becoming more conservative as you grow older

post #32252 of 51908
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Could also be talking about one of the shoes in the Nike x Gyakusou collaboration.

this

post #32253 of 51908
Pocket square help...

I've recently gotten into pocket squares. Silk ones I am quite happy stuffing in for what is essentially the puff fold.
My problem is, specifically, with a lovely 15" Irish linen one from Sam Hober. Perhaps top pockets have shrunk over the years but I cannot for the life of me get a flat fold in there. It's just too big and looks ugly and bulky when I try.
Thoughts? Can I just cut it in half?
post #32254 of 51908
Try ironing in the fold? I do that to my flat folded ones anyway.
post #32255 of 51908
Bit of a google answered my own question. 15" is really too big for a linen flat/TV fold. Plenty folk on this forum with the same issue. I'm going to butcher it down to 12" and see how I go.
post #32256 of 51908

Boff: Yeah, definitely too long. Be careful how you cut it, it might fray. 

Eh: Rhodes make some nice stuff, not as well priced as MJ Bale though. As for Calibre, well, it can get off there and suck me off...

 

post #32257 of 51908
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Originally Posted by eh5678 View Post

Hey guys,

Any thoughts on Rhodes & Beckett and Calibre? 

I have purchased a few shirts from R & B, although the quality is good, i do find them a touch overpriced for what they are. I do find that Calibre has some nice stuff, but very overpriced. I could buy from Burberry for those prices. 

RB shirts are actually really good, but not for $170 if you can pickup when they have 40% off or warehouse sales they are good.
RB suit is good, if i had a better understanding of suits etc i would have invested in a MJ Bale instead.

Calibre - i used to look here for my "business" atire look prior to discovering Styleforum. I have a Calibre winter jacket which has served me pretty well but wont buy from them again,

i wore my tassle loafers to work today, feel like a pimp
post #32258 of 51908
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Originally Posted by charliechan View Post

Not sure about burberry suits, from the male models they appear to be targeting lanky hipsters wanting an office job... I find myself drifting away from large brands when it comes to suiting, it's probably true what they say about becoming more conservative as you grow older

 

Surprisingly, the Burberry London suits are quite well constructed. But not worth the money at full retail.

post #32259 of 51908
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Originally Posted by boff View Post

Bit of a google answered my own question. 15" is really too big for a linen flat/TV fold. Plenty folk on this forum with the same issue. I'm going to butcher it down to 12" and see how I go.

Cut it down to around 12" by only cutting two sides - that way you can fold and wear until you can get the edges sewn up and finished properly
post #32260 of 51908
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Originally Posted by boff View Post

Bit of a google answered my own question. 15" is really too big for a linen flat/TV fold. Plenty folk on this forum with the same issue. I'm going to butcher it down to 12" and see how I go.

Cut it down to around 12" by only cutting two sides - that way you can fold and wear until you can get the edges sewn up and finished properly

 

I made a DIY linen square a while back. Surprisingly easy, and it would save your original square the butchering!

post #32261 of 51908

I started looking at this thread at 4, for a little break while at work: http://www.styleforum.net/t/343005/japanese-shoes-bespoke-rtw-super-thread/

 

Now I'm contemplating turning off my computer to avoid spending too much time on the thread.

post #32262 of 51908

I should add a NSFW warning.

post #32263 of 51908
Man, that thread will break you.
post #32264 of 51908

Yeah, certainly danger danger Will Robinson.  The falling yen DOES NOT HELP.

post #32265 of 51908
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

I started looking at this thread at 4, for a little break while at work: http://www.styleforum.net/t/343005/japanese-shoes-bespoke-rtw-super-thread/

 

Now I'm contemplating turning off my computer to avoid spending too much time on the thread.

just blew 45minutes... far out 

 

I must say the japanese have it right with the almond toe/chiselled instep .. ive always preferred a round toe to a square toe

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