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post #34606 of 52564
Hi Gents,

I'm selling a few things, please PM me for further information:

1. Crockett & Jones Belgrave Handgrade shoes in Antique Chestnut Calf, Size 9E UK, brand new in box

2. MJ Bale Blue Grey Flannel Suit, size 40R, brand new with tags, $350 including shipping

3. MJ Bale Mudgee Weave Grey Trousers, brand new with tags, $110 including domestic shipping

4. Herringbone Sydney white OCBD shirt, size L slim fit, brand new with tags, $60 including domestic shipping

More stuff to be put up, particularly Herringbone shirts in size 39 neck or slim fit large. If there's something in particular that you're after, PM me and I may be able to assist smile.gif
post #34607 of 52564
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Another vote for beige here - I've got a Burberry trench in the "classic" beige (or "taupe", as I think Burberry call it) colour and I wouldn't have it in any other colour.

 

 

Cheers, sounds like SF has spoken, only two votes for Navy were from some non SF'ers.

 

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

2. MJ Bale Blue Grey Flannel Suit, size 40R, brand new with tags, $350 including shipping

 

Its a good looking suit hope it disappears quick at that price, I would have grabbed it when you had it at a higher price but I just don't think those trousers will tailor well from a 34 to a 31.

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post #34609 of 52564
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I like beige macs/trenches too, but here's a factor--my beige TM Lewin mac is starting to look dirty around the cuffs, and I don't think macs are washable (correct me if I'm wrong). Navy would obvioiusly show the dirt much less than beige or camel.

It might be simpler to wash your wrists!

Basically anything can be washed. Wool trousers, shirts, shoes suede and leather - etc. (and btw Dry cleaning isn't DRY). It just depends how careful you are with washing and in many cases the drying.

Mostly - washing (gently) by hand in blood temperature water with no or mild soap and rinsing well , then drying flat on a towel or wiping down first and not in front of a heat source will work for anything. Your desert boots, your Meerkat shoes, your suit, your socks, undies, shirt or overcoat. I wouldn't wash a tailored jacket unless I was feeling courageous but it can be done. Most harm in washing is done in the drying - if that doesn't sound too silly. Best practice is do not wash in hot water, hand wash not machine wash, machine wash only on gentle, do not spin dry, dry flat, do not dry near heat source.

In general soap just makes water more watery. And lets it soak in and remove dirt. Too much soap just defeats the purpose and can (will) grease up the water. Most detergent manufacturers recommend you use too much soap in wash machines - they would wouldn't they - that why theres a grease build up in machines. As a general tip use half recommended dose in a machine.

Soaking the material is what really gets rid of most stains. It loosens the threads and allows trapped dirt to escape with bit of rubbing. So soaking - at least over night - will often preform miracles.

Strictly speaking, if you want your shirts to last and be easily clean, when you take them off each day/night, you should chuck them in a bucket or tub of water - straight away and leave until you are washing next. I assume you do wash regularly every 2 or 3 days. Washing shirts in cold water or warm is better for them than sending to dry cleaners - not to mention cheaper. This assumes you do not chuck them in the dryer. Ideally do not let machine to spin dry either and hang out to drip dry.

My two long overcoats get a wash every now and then. (not once a year)

The beige one has detailed and long instructions on washing on the lable - the navy one has DRY CLEAN ONLY. They are both made by the same company with the same 65%/ 35% cotton poly mix. The beige one has a heavy zip out lining which I never use anyway - so it doesn't get washed with the coat. The navy one has sewn in "normal" lining and a few washes haven't hurt it. The Navy one is calf length and the FULL Inspector Gadget - epaulets, sleeve belts, double breasted, rear button up long vent, shoulder flaps ,buttons everywhere. The beige one is also long but fly fronted - more a Colombo.
post #34610 of 52564
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Hi Gents,

I'm selling a few things, please PM me for further information:

1. Crockett & Jones Belgrave Handgrade shoes in Antique Chestnut Calf, Size 9E UK, brand new in box

2. MJ Bale Blue Grey Flannel Suit, size 40R, brand new with tags, $350 including shipping

3. MJ Bale Mudgee Weave Grey Trousers, brand new with tags, $110 including domestic shipping

4. Herringbone Sydney white OCBD shirt, size L slim fit, brand new with tags, $60 including domestic shipping

More stuff to be put up, particularly Herringbone shirts in size 39 neck or slim fit large. If there's something in particular that you're after, PM me and I may be able to assist smile.gif

TBM can you please fatten up and extend your feet, then go and buy a whole bunch of this stuff and sell it here....one size too small for me. Oh well, easy to resist temptation.


Congratulations (you look so proud).
post #34611 of 52564
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

I like coats and jackets and even though my current locale doesn't really require one I would like to get a trench that fits me back into the wardrobe, anyone have any thoughts on the below few?

(first one is Navy not black...second one is only mid length but actually liked it in person the pic is pretty poor though)

 

 

That navy trench (second from right) looks nice

post #34612 of 52564

Having said that though, the first trench I got was a beige one.

 

Thrifted the vintage Dior it off ebay:

 

post #34613 of 52564
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
 
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The beige one has detailed and long instructions on washing on the lable - the navy one has DRY CLEAN ONLY. They are both made by the same company with the same 65%/ 35% cotton poly mix. The beige one has a heavy zip out lining which I never use anyway - so it doesn't get washed with the coat. The navy one has sewn in "normal" lining and a few washes haven't hurt it. The Navy one is calf length and the FULL Inspector Gadget - epaulets, sleeve belts, double breasted, rear button up long vent, shoulder flaps ,buttons everywhere. The beige one is also long but fly fronted - more a Colombo.

 

That was an informative post fxh but the inspector gadget reference was priceless hadn't considered that with some of the coats :p

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

That navy trench (second from right) looks nice

 

Just a standard Burberry trench, both on the right are just burberry ones.  Those are just from ebay reasonably priced, don't think I could part with the cash for retail burberry, unless they were on sale perhaps.  The one on the left is all cotton though, lined.

post #34614 of 52564
Overcoats.

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post #34615 of 52564
I much prefer simple Macs... much less fuss. Or, if not, then a minimalist model like Kent Wang's navy trench.
Edited by lachyzee - 7/21/13 at 8:14pm
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A bit overcast this morning, but my polished up boots wanted to say 'Hi'.

post #34617 of 52564
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Overcoats.

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haha well played :)

post #34618 of 52564
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Overcoats.

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You forgot the dirty old man sitting on the park bench.
post #34619 of 52564
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

You forgot the dirty old man sitting on the park bench.

You are welcome to post a selfie!
post #34620 of 52564
Congrats Romp! Looking sharp as a tack too!
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