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post #34831 of 48617

Wandered into HB yesterday to have a look at the sale. None of the pieces I've been eyeing off were even on the rack, although I did pick up a couple of pairs of P&S chinos which I'm rather partial to. Noticed that they recoup some of the money from the sale by charging for simple alterations.

 

Grant

post #34832 of 48617
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Ernesto - you're welcome.


Here are a few shots of today's outfit. It's getting cool in Brisbane, so I decided to rug up a bit.

AppleMark
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The jacket is by Isaia and is made from a very thick, thornproof tweed. It's an amazing jacket and it feels like I'm wearing body armour when I put it on, but I must have been suffering from a temporary fit of madness when I bought it as it's only cold enough to wear it here for about a month every year.

Other details:
Shirt - Made-to-order by Deer Style.
Tie - Forest green, wool tie by Drake's.
Trousers - Brown, wide-wale corduroy by Charles Tyrwhitt.
Socks - Uniqlo.
Pocket square - Herringbone.
Shoes - Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperials with suicidal, v-cleat heel still intact.

What's your opinion of the CT corduroy trousers? What sort of weight are they? Good value for money? I got up at 6.30am and it was -6c currently -1c.
post #34833 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

What do you want out of a "beach stay" other than relaxation?


I rather enjoy Northern NSW (outside of Byron) and the North end of the Sunny Coast (North Shore (Mudjimba) to Sunshine Beach / Sans Column) . Both these spots are out of the way / under developed to not feel over commercialized while still having good amenities. I've spent time at most / all the beaches in SEQ / N NSW so if you have a query about any particular area just hit me up.

If you surf PM me and I'll give you low down.

Thanks Plestor. Northern NSW is a bit of mystery to me so in some ways it has an attraction. I suspect Byron is a bit frantic most of the year? I don't surf but me and the boy do like to get in among the smaller stuff for a good dunking.
post #34834 of 48617

Hi,

 

Anyone have any tips on where I should get some quality trousers with larger waist sizes and shorter lengths? Prefer not to bring to an alteration service to shorten.

 

I've never had any really good quality ones and I'd like to invest up to $150 for a pair that will function as a comfortable 'everyday' pair. Linen pants seem pretty comfortable, so I open to anything.

 

Don't mind getting bespoke trousers (if I can get them at that price).

 

Thanks

 

EDIT: live in melbourne if that helps

post #34835 of 48617
You wont get anything bespoke at that price locally, probably not even MTM. Maybe Luxire online might be able to make you something around that price.
post #34836 of 48617
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You wont get anything bespoke at that price locally, probably not even MTM. Maybe Luxire online might be able to make you something around that price.

 

On the site, it recommends that I use my best fitting trousers - sad to say that I don't really have one. Do you think I should go to a local tailor to get measured up and then punch in the numbers on luxire?

 

thanks

post #34837 of 48617
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send me a photo

 

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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Hey all, has anyone ever exchanged/returned stuff to Mr Porter? I see they have some kind of free collection deal with DHL - does that work for us in Australia & does the free 'collection' include the cost of return shipping as well? I know it would be easier to just ask their customer support - I tried, but all they did is paste the standard form returns policy, and didn't bother to answer my actual questions.  Cheers.

 

Yep, just fill up the form, and wait for the DHL dude to come and pick it up. No cost at all to you. 

 

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There's not really a reason to use KW here in Aus anymore now that Romp's business is off the ground, is there?

 

I've met KW, he's a polite chap - but I really wish his products were as stand-up as him.

post #34838 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Ennuis View Post

 

On the site, it recommends that I use my best fitting trousers - sad to say that I don't really have one. Do you think I should go to a local tailor to get measured up and then punch in the numbers on luxire?

 

thanks

 

What you'll end up with are measurements only - but no idea if those measurements will translate into your best fitting trousers.

 

Your options: 

 

(A) Make one here with one of the better tailors. Keep that as a reference.

 

(B) Take your best fitting trousers, alter as close to well-fitting, and then use that as a reference.

 

Bear in mind that option (B) may not be as cost effective as it may appear. Some aspects of a trouser cannot be altered too well, or too cheaply.

post #34839 of 48617
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post


I've met KW, he's a polite chap - but I really wish his products were as stand-up as him.


I've only got a couple of knit ties and a few pocket squares from Kent, and they're all good. The bicolour knit ties are excellent.

I've no idea at all about his made-to-measure suits, though.
post #34840 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

What do you want out of a "beach stay" other than relaxation?


I rather enjoy Northern NSW (outside of Byron) and the North end of the Sunny Coast (North Shore (Mudjimba) to Sunshine Beach / Sans Column) . Both these spots are out of the way / under developed to not feel over commercialized while still having good amenities. I've spent time at most / all the beaches in SEQ / N NSW so if you have a query about any particular area just hit me up.

If you surf PM me and I'll give you low down.

Thanks Plestor. Northern NSW is a bit of mystery to me so in some ways it has an attraction. I suspect Byron is a bit frantic most of the year? I don't surf but me and the boy do like to get in among the smaller stuff for a good dunking.

No really that hectic outside of say the peak of summer holidays and the bluesfest (Easter), the rest of the north coast is much less developed and has more of a small community feel. Early summer is good for the smaller stuff, the coral sea and you're unlikely to get to much from the trades either. You will however get the NE winds which can make things unpleasant if they get up too much.
post #34841 of 48617
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

(A) Make one here with one of the better tailors. Keep that as a reference.

 

 

Who do you recommend? Willing to spend more for that perfect reference pair.

post #34842 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

You know until I joined styleforum I think the only thing I use to notice about how other guys dressed was all the public servants wearing poorly fitting suits.  Im not sure its a good thing to actually be noticing now as yesterday in Sydney, meeting with banking and finance execs for the day, I thought I was going to see a lot of nice shoes and suits but instead I saw so many disappointing things...I think I may have paid more attention to the footwear disasters than some of the meetings >.<</div>

Welcome to the two-edged sword of developing an eye for aesthetics
post #34843 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I've only got a couple of knit ties and a few pocket squares from Kent, and they're all good. The bicolour knit ties are excellent.

I've no idea at all about his made-to-measure suits, though.

The problem with the suit system is it's only marginally safer than ordering completely online with measurements, but with the added hassle of shipping trial suits all over the place, that you also have to pay for first. That is where you really need a trained fitter, like what the suit shop guys can offer you. That said, there has been some very nice suits made by KW i've seen posted. But there is only so much you can see 2 dimensionally in photos, nothing beats doing it in person and having someone who knows what they are doing.

As far as I can tell, KW and S/Shop suits are made by the same factory so the only real difference should be fit and whatever details you want. Quality should be on par.
post #34844 of 48617
Thanks for those who provide information on suede belts...ended up get the Herringbone one as it went on sale.

For anyone interested - http://shop.herringbone.com/ProductDetail/mens/belts/00112703_belt_monaco_brown_suede/6245

(Bloody hell, it is even cheaper that I got it for now! Great belt for $60).
post #34845 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

As far as I can tell, KW and S/Shop suits are made by the same factory so the only real difference should be fit and whatever details you want. Quality should be on par.

 

ive looked into this and I dont think they are but if anyone has a KW jacket come show us so i can compare:)

 

either way our pattern is unique and our guys are trained on that pattern to fit you properly

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