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Fxh your friends blog is awesome!

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I guess I haven't given it too much thought but I am kind of surprised its doing poorly.  Seemed like a pretty basic online business model where they had sourced a wide range of brands/options etc.  Clearly not the case but I also thought it was reasonably popular, with the advertising etc, a couple of people in the office use them for basic tees and casual shoes, they seem pretty happy with the service.  Oh well.

 

Speaking of online stores, someone in the AE thread gave the heads up Jos A Bank is having 66% off, unfortunately the shoe trees are restricted to the US.  They have a pretty wide range of belts though going cheap and some pocket squares.

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Forced back in to flannel today. Almost all my winter suits and coats are either at the tailors, cleaners or my daughter has slobbered on them and they'll be going to the cleaners!





Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Kamakura
Tie: Henry Carter 9cm 7 fold repp
Shoes: Carmina
PS: Random
post #34399 of 51908
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Yeah, I wish the website said something about it. I fly back tonight so I'm pretty rooted...

Sorry to hear about your troubles.
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post
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Forced back in to flannel today. Almost all my winter suits and coats are either at the tailors, cleaners or my daughter has slobbered on them and they'll be going to the cleaners!





Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Kamakura
Tie: Henry Carter 9cm 7 fold repp
Shoes: Carmina
PS: Random

 

 

 

Jason, I'm always impressed by this HB suit. i'm considering either something similar, or a charcoal houndstooth as my next suit.

post #34401 of 51908
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Forced back in to flannel today. Almost all my winter suits and coats are either at the tailors, cleaners or my daughter has slobbered on them and they'll be going to the cleaners!





Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Kamakura
Tie: Henry Carter 9cm 7 fold repp
Shoes: Carmina
PS: Random

 

Perfection! Necessity is the mother of all invention foo.giffoo.giffoo.giffoo.giffoo.gif

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Sorry to hear about your troubles.

Thanks Wraith. Groupthink aside, I honestly don't see what is so preposterous about assuming a business would answer their phone on a Monday morning.
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post


Thanks Wraith. Groupthink aside, I honestly don't see what is so preposterous about assuming a business would answer their phone on a Monday morning.

 

It's not preposterous at all and they should have that information on their website. On the other hand, if you're going to be in a place for a limited amount of time and want to visit a certain place, it's judicious to call ahead to confirm their opening hours whether it's the British Museum or P Johnson.

 

It's fortunate I did that when I planned on visiting Vanda Fine Clothing in Singapore because they were going to be closed on the day I had originally planned to visit.

 

FWIW, Double Monk are also closed on Mondays but that information is actually on their site.

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

FXH, that is interesting and I do remember you mentioning it some time back.
I've just gone and measured some OCBD shirts. My older LE OCBD (from 3-4 years back), one of which is the Hyde Park version and one of which is not, have collar point lengths of 7.4cm.
A newer, pink-and-white striped, Hyde Park OCDB that I got from Land's End earlier this year does have shorter points, measuring 7cm from the collar band to the tip of the collar. So there is a difference of 0.4cm there (or about one-sixth of an inch). The recent Hyde Park shirt still has a nice collar roll and so I'm not terribly upset about the shorter point length.
Interestingly, I also measured the collar point length on a couple of my old, Uniqlo OCBD shirts, which I've had since 2005 or thereabouts. They had surprisingly long collar points, measuring 8.5cm in length, a full cm more than the older LE collars!

I had my intern do a spreadsheet on BD collars. (spread....sheet - collars: wink wink). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I took a sample (not randomised) of my BD shirts mostly Oxford all BD. All can get a reasonable roll.

The "best" roll is on the BB bought in Japan not oxford cloth - party due to the unlined, unstructured collar. It gets that nice casual random unpredictable roll that changes during the day. I just happen to like that roll.

Basically my view is that roll is related to collar height, point length and collar and collar band structure - then button placement both horizontally and vertically.
NB: Current LE Hyde Park Collar points are only 2.5" long.

LL Bean ...Vintage ..collar point 3. 2/8" height 2"
LL Bean ...Vintage .- 3" - 1. 6/8"
BB Vintage Made in USA .. 3. 2/8" - 2"
BB Vintage Made in USA bought in Japan 3. 2/8" - 2" - non oxford
BB Non Iron 3. 1/8" - 2"
LE Original Oxford - 3" - 1.7/8"
LE Non Iron Oxford - 3" - 1. 7/8"
LE Hyde Park Oxford - 3" 1.7/8" - before reduced points
LE non Iron Poplin - 3" - 1. 7/8"


Edited by fxh - 7/15/13 at 5:22pm
post #34405 of 51908
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Forced back in to flannel today. Almost all my winter suits and coats are either at the tailors, cleaners or my daughter has slobbered on them and they'll be going to the cleaners!]

What you need is a HC bib - hopsack for summer and serge for winter...
post #34406 of 51908
Small hand towel tossed over shoulder.

As I've said before I spent years paranoiacly smelling the shoulders of my jackets at work and always smelling kid vomit - even when it wasn't there.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Small hand towel tossed over shoulder.

As I've said before I spent years paranoiacly smelling the shoulders of my jackets at work and always smelling kid vomit - even when it wasn't there.

I found one of my old chef jackets was good for feeding son, other than that don't wear dark coloured jackets, agree with the towel. Worse is nephews/nieces with grubby hands (shudder). Now its all just fond memories and dry cleaning bills.
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MJB are now doing 3 pieces for some of their suits, it seems. I think this will take over from tie bars as the latest widespread male fashion trend (seen a few of the disgustingly dressed Footy Show panellists sporting 3 pieces lately)

http://www.mjbale.com/suits/waistcoats
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But they still can't do a pale blue shirt...

I don't get 3 pieces - as if it wasn't hot enough in a suit...
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

MJB are now doing 3 pieces for some of their suits, it seems. I think this will take over from tie bars as the latest widespread male fashion trend (seen a few of the disgustingly dressed Footy Show panellists sporting 3 pieces lately)

http://www.mjbale.com/suits/waistcoats

Hmm I'd consider the mudgee for more formal occassions but not for $200 when the suit only cost $500.
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Thanks Sliq. While I love the suit it's not that easy to match things with at times. If I had free reign (MTM or Bespoke) and wanted something similar I'd choose the hounstooth in a darker grey over this or a smaller scale POW check. Still, it's a great suit and always gets compliments.

The slobbering on my stuff usually happens in the blink of an eye, say when I walk in the door and I pick her up for a hug or the wife hands her over before I can get a word in (i.e babies been cranky all arvo). She is about to start teething now so is a bit of a dribble planet at present.
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