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post #35116 of 53378

My mistake, I should have said what I have first

Acne Roc Chinos

Epaulet Digital Camo Chinos

Epaulet Olive Ripstop Chinos

Epaulet French Blue Chinos

Epaulet Caramel Chinos

Epaulet Gunmetal Chinos

Epaulet Cherry Red Chinos

 

I have these on the way, but they'll be here tomorrow according to FedEx

Acne Sharkskin Wall Street Trousers (worn by bond in skyfall)

 

I think I'm going to go with my Navy RDX trousers. Thanks so much!

post #35117 of 53378
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

My mistake, I should have said what I have first
Acne Roc Chinos
Epaulet Digital Camo Chinos
Epaulet Olive Ripstop Chinos
Epaulet French Blue Chinos
Epaulet Caramel Chinos
Epaulet Gunmetal Chinos
Epaulet Cherry Red Chinos

I have these on the way, but they'll be here tomorrow according to FedEx
Acne Sharkskin Wall Street Trousers (worn by bond in skyfall)

I think I'm going to go with my Navy RDX trousers. Thanks so much!

Most of those should work quite well. Try them out, learn from your mistakes and find what works for you.
post #35118 of 53378
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

My mistake, I should have said what I have first

Acne Roc Chinos

Epaulet Digital Camo Chinos

Epaulet Olive Ripstop Chinos

Epaulet French Blue Chinos

Epaulet Caramel Chinos

Epaulet Gunmetal Chinos

Epaulet Cherry Red Chinos

 

I have these on the way, but they'll be here tomorrow according to FedEx

Acne Sharkskin Wall Street Trousers (worn by bond in skyfall)

 

I think I'm going to go with my Navy RDX trousers. Thanks so much!

 

I'd say everything but the camo and french blue chinos would work quite well.

post #35119 of 53378
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

My mistake, I should have said what I have first

Acne Roc Chinos

Epaulet Digital Camo Chinos

Epaulet Olive Ripstop Chinos

Epaulet French Blue Chinos

Epaulet Caramel Chinos

Epaulet Gunmetal Chinos

Epaulet Cherry Red Chinos

 

I have these on the way, but they'll be here tomorrow according to FedEx

Acne Sharkskin Wall Street Trousers (worn by bond in skyfall)

 

I think I'm going to go with my Navy RDX trousers. Thanks so much!

 

You have literally everything bar what you need, which is a plain pair of khakis.

 

If you had:

- A pair of khakis

- A pair of indigo jeans

- A pair of mid grey worsteds (maybe)

 

You could go anywhere/combine it with anything.

post #35120 of 53378
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I'd say everything but the camo and french blue chinos would work quite well.

Gerry, I think the camo could work for a certain look....I am neither young or thin enough to pull it off, but I think if you had the right occasion and carried it with confidence* it could look good.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

You have literally everything bar what you need, which is a plain pair of khakis.

If you had:
- A pair of khakis
- A pair of indigo jeans
- A pair of mid grey worsteds (maybe)

You could go anywhere/combine it with anything.

Oli - would these not work for khakis - Acne Roc Chinos (http://www.mrporter.com/product/335436?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-je6NUbpObpQ-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-UAMYuT1Nh73WR_pJ9A83JQ)

*Watching Q&A (on which thebrownman is famous for tweeting on) last night my wife comment that stand-in host Virginia Trioli looked good (in a white jacket), which lead to a discussion where we concluded that though she is no classic beauty, VT always has a good appearance because, among other things, she carries herself with confidence.
post #35121 of 53378

More of a mustard IMO.

 

http://www.mjbale.com/on-sale/xavier-khaki-trouser

 

I really like these. Modern, but still don't fit like jeans.

post #35122 of 53378
Methinks Oli is moonlighting as Sid Mashburn. Sounds a lot like Mr. Mashburn had to say about the essentials.

Yes, VT looked nice on Q&A last night.
post #35123 of 53378
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Hey guys, what colour pants would go with my MJ Bale Xaviar Blue jacket, and white shirt?

For you I'd say white jeans blue shirt or dark blue denim, khaki chinos

I'm trying to remember the colour - it was a bright light blue?

Cream linen,

edit :: just had a look - careful or people here will have you dressing like an old man - do a search on foo - on looking a the jacket I'd say - get a big check gingham navy or blue and white shirt, or a pink and white or red and white, white jeans, mustard jeans or chinos, brown trousers, dark blue denim jeans, I've always found grey chinos to be a disappointment - they end up looking just muddy nothing like you see everywhere with that scruffy non colour look in faded washed out autumn colours what everyone wears, dirty nothing grey cotton pants, dirty grey green t shirt and nothing grey green dark jacket.
Edited by fxh - 7/29/13 at 8:32pm
post #35124 of 53378
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Gerry, I think the camo could work for a certain look........... I think if you had the right occasion and carried it with confidence* it could look good.

Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence . Please supply references.
post #35125 of 53378
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Hey has anyone heard of this Sydney tailor?:

Joe Cutrone
Shop 5a, Edgecliff Center
203 - 233 New South Head Road
Edgecliff, NSW 2027
(02) 9328 6017

Someone I know got a wedding suit made by him. $3k. Nine fittings apparently!

Nine fittings? Are you sure his name isn't Cutwrong?
post #35126 of 53378
Some new Meermins today, snuff suede Austerity brogue. Happy bar an issue on the front left toe with the suede, which I am emailing them about now. Won't get a wear until next week when I'm back from the snowies.



post #35127 of 53378
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Some new Meermins today, snuff suede Austerity brogue. Happy bar an issue on the front left toe with the suede, which I am emailing them about now. Won't get a wear until next week when I'm back from the snowies.

Nice Jase. I must say that this year I have become a convert to wearing suede in winter, which always worried me. More and more I'm reaching for my chocolate Santoni suede brogues. They have a dainite sole, which helps, and they even survived the massive downpour we had about a week ago, quite unscathed.
post #35128 of 53378
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

The article about Suit Shop, and its allusion to the gradual loss of local tailoring/cutting/stitching skills requiring outsourcing of those processes to China, is interesting.

 

Last night I walked into a bespoke tailoring shopfront here in Shanghai. There were clothes on the racks but they were demonstrators, not for sale. Everything was MTM. The guy I spoke to seemed to be the owner of the business (I qualify that by observing that you can never really know in China - everyone wants you to think they are the boss). He showed me jackets and suits with labels such as Corneliani and Canali, designs which apparently he is licensed to make to measure for his clients. His factory is in Dalian, in north-eastern China. The jackets were largely machine-stitched and quality of the workmanship was mid-level. Designs were reasonably up-to-date, with many unstructured linen jackets, double-breasted seersuckers and so on. The actual boutique was located in a hotel foyer, opposite one of Shanghai's best Italian restaurants. Italian expats are always coming and going, so if this place is a fake, surely someone would have dobbed this guy in by now.

 

So I'm wondering. Is it really the case that high-end Italian brands like Canali and Corneliani are licensing their brand to guys like this? Isn't that a massive risk to their reputation? There's no way a bunch of ex-potato farmers in a sweatshop in a second-tier Chinese city are going to replicate the quality of Neapolitan tailoring. Or is there?

 

I should add: the prices this guy was quoting seemed no cheaper than for similar MTM garments at say, Harrolds or American Tailors. Maybe pricier.

I would have grave doubts that they were the genuine article. I find it difficult to believe that brands would outsource their manufacturing to some guy with a factory in Northern China. I was in discussions with a guy who owns 5 high end tailoring shops in Shanghai and a couple in Beijing but decided against working with him after a few warnings from people I trust. Not saying that this is him of course.

 

When I'm in Asia I see fake stuff everywhere but I don't dash of emails to the manufacturer. I was recently offered some Holland & Sherry fabric. Any colour and pattern I wanted complete with selvedge. I know what genuine H&S wool costs and I also know what I would have to pay for some clearance stock at auction and this guy was offering less than a third of that price. There was no way it was real so I told him to take a hike.

 

A lot of people are often surprised just how expensive Asian tailoring can be. They get the impression they can pick up high quality suits for a couple of hundred bucks and are shocked when the price can rise to the thousands. Sure, labour is inexpensive but high quality fabrics can actually be even more expensive and harder to obtain than they are in western countries. One of my tailors supplies a store in the Pudong financial district and the suits start at US$1,500 for what I consider some fairly average fabric

 

Yes you can go to the markets are pick up a cheap suit but that's exactly what you get. A cheap suit. Quality fabrics and tailoring aren't cheap anywhere. There are great suits available in Asia for prices that are excellent when you compare them to similar suits in western countries but a $200 suit is a $200 no matter where you buy it

post #35129 of 53378
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

I'd say everything but the camo and french blue chinos would work quite well.

Perfect, thanks Gerry.

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

 

You have literally everything bar what you need, which is a plain pair of khakis.

 

If you had:

- A pair of khakis

- A pair of indigo jeans

- A pair of mid grey worsteds (maybe)

 

You could go anywhere/combine it with anything.

I do need a pair of Khaki's. I have a pair of Indigo 3sixteens. I really don't like jeans and blazers. Also have a pair of Acne New Cash Max in black.

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Gerry, I think the camo could work for a certain look....I am neither young or thin enough to pull it off, but I think if you had the right occasion and carried it with confidence* it could look good.
Oli - would these not work for khakis - Acne Roc Chinos (http://www.mrporter.com/product/335436?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-je6NUbpObpQ-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-UAMYuT1Nh73WR_pJ9A83JQ)

I was thinking about that today with the Roc's.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


For you I'd say white jeans blue shirt or dark blue denim, khaki chinos

I'm trying to remember the colour - it was a bright light blue?

Cream linen,

edit :: just had a look - careful or people here will have you dressing like an old man - do a search on foo - on looking a the jacket I'd say - get a big check gingham navy or blue and white shirt, or a pink and white or red and white, white jeans, mustard jeans or chinos, brown trousers, dark blue denim jeans, I've always found grey chinos to be a disappointment - they end up looking just muddy nothing like you see everywhere with that scruffy non colour look in faded washed out autumn colours what everyone wears, dirty nothing grey cotton pants, dirty grey green t shirt and nothing grey green dark jacket.

Hmm okay, thankyou, and no, the colour isn't too bright. I don't mind dressing like an old man, I make up for it with my crazy shirts.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence . Please supply references.

 

You asked for it.

 

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Most of those should work quite well. Try them out, learn from your mistakes and find what works for you.

Thanks PS, btw you have an ace 'gram. I try and learn but I need to look super good tonight. Chasing a girl.

post #35130 of 53378
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence . Please supply references.

OK, bearing in mind that this is not a look I myself could pull off - I think that for at university or at a casual dinner with friends (for example), if you had the confidence (and possibly age and figure) to pull it off, camo trousers and a blue/navy blazer could work.

It depends on the cut and formality of the trousers. Foxhoun's seem appropriate.

http://epauletnewyork.com/products/rivet-chino-woodland-digital-camo


Here are a few (very rough) examples (based on a two minute Google search), some executed better than others (spoilered for those who will really hate this look).

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