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post #35221 of 48539
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

That $160-shirt is from their 'in-house'. Some are Turkish cotton, some are Japanese cotton. I have a couple of shirts from this line of fabric and there is nothing inherently wrong with them. They're just not on the same level as a Thomas Mason cottons.

 

Yeah, I forgot to mention, you don't have to go with Thomas Mason, but really, why would you bother? If you're going to all the trouble to go to Honk Kong to get measured up for a bespoke shirt, it seems a bit silly to skimp on the fabric.

 

Also, I don't get all of my shirts made up, only dress shirts and business shirts and I generally stick to twills and broadcloth. Kamakura's Tokyo slim fits me just fine and I have just as many of their oxfords as I do PJ shirts. I don't really see much value in getting OCBDs or popovers made up if there's a good off-the-shelf alternative available that fits well.

post #35222 of 48539
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Whoops, missed that bit. 

 

Try going through Luxire, and just making small alterations to a shirt you already have. I had good success at the start with just making a small shirt fit everywhere then changing the neck measurement to fit how I wanted, as this is my main problem with RTW shirts.


This is pretty much what i did, just took measurements off of an existing shirt. Since the construction of a shirt is fairly straightforward, the resulting fit should be very close.

 

From there you can start playing around with subsequent shirts, and matching fit to shirt style.

 

I went through Elite, but that was before i knew of Luxire. Luxire's shirt construction and detailing is pretty fantastic, they use nice buttons, and you can go nuts with specs like shirring, placket design, and collar dimensions. Elite's not bad either, my shirt fits very well and has a good collar, but Luxire strikes me as more of a specialist. For the money it's very impressive, and fit is king, but the cloth is obvioulsy going to be the weak point (it's not bad, but it's not great).

post #35223 of 48539
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Originally Posted by Superfudge View Post

 

Yeah, I forgot to mention, you don't have to go with Thomas Mason, but really, why would you bother? If you're going to all the trouble to go to Honk Kong to get measured up for a bespoke shirt, it seems a bit silly to skimp on the fabric.

 

Also, I don't get all of my shirts made up, only dress shirts and business shirts and I generally stick to twills and broadcloth. Kamakura's Tokyo slim fits me just fine and I have just as many of their oxfords as I do PJ shirts. I don't really see much value in getting OCBDs or popovers made up if there's a good off-the-shelf alternative available that fits well.

 

TM's poplin is.. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #35224 of 48539
Some items for sale:

1. MJ Bale Mudgee Weave in Grey - pants are BNWT (34"), Jacket is worn 5 times, 40R (off the rack fit, no alterations) - and is in excellent like new condition - PM me

2. This guy right here >> dropping the price to $299 including postage for Aus Members - PM me

3. If you're a 40R in Herringbone, PM me - I've got a BNWOT charcoal jacket to sell, from the good ol' days of working buttonholes, etc.

4. If you're a size 9UK, PM me about a sweet deal on some new C&Js.
post #35225 of 48539
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


4. If you're a size 9UK, PM me about a sweet deal on some new C&Js.


TBM, if only you were 0.5 sizes larger!
post #35226 of 48539
By the way, I will be down in Canberra on Thursday and Friday (ie tomorrow and the day after).

I'm sorry for the late notice, but if anyone is interested, I should be able to meet up after a conference dinner at 9pm.

We're eating at a place in Manuka, so if anyone's interested in meeting up there tomorrow evening for a coffee and a chat, please let me know. I'd only be able to spare 1.5 to 2 hours so I'll understand entirely if people are reluctant to go out for a short while in the middle of winter to meet up with a stranger!

Anyway, if you do think that you'll be free, please send me a PM and I'll let you know my details.
post #35227 of 48539
Wish I could mate but I'm up in the snowies in Jindabyne with the family till the weekend. Hope the cold isnt too much of a shock.
post #35228 of 48539
Re socks (I'm late to the game): Marcoliani at DJs is more than $20 at full price, but I have pairs that are five years old and still going.

In other news, can anyone recommend some dressy suede boots? I saw a great pair at Canali, dark brown with brown leather and dainite soles, but even on sale they were absurdly expensive.

I went to RMW but they don't make theirs any more (and they were a bit chunky).

Christian Kimber has some nice ones but the colours are a bit excitable.

Best so far is these (Loake Pimlico). Don't suppose anyone has a pair?:

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post #35229 of 48539
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Re socks (I'm late to the game): Marcoliani at DJs is more than $20 at full price, but I have pairs that are five years old and still going.

In other news, can anyone recommend some dressy suede boots? I saw a great pair at Canali, dark brown with brown leather and dainite soles, but even on sale they were absurdly expensive.

I went to RMW but they don't make theirs any more (and they were a bit chunky).

Christian Kimber has some nice ones but the colours are a bit excitable.

Best so far is these (Loake Pimlico). Don't suppose anyone has a pair?:

I will make my standard recommendation of Vass, but both Meermin and Loake are great options, both on danite, if I recall. Otherwise C&J have a couple both in brown suede, as do Carmina.

post #35230 of 48539
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

TBM, if only you were 0.5 sizes larger!

Stretcher!
post #35231 of 48539
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

In other news, can anyone recommend some dressy suede boots? I saw a great pair at Canali, dark brown with brown leather and dainite soles, but even on sale they were absurdly expensive.

Best so far is these (Loake Pimlico). Don't suppose anyone has a pair?:
 

I have the Herring Campden, similar price level and probably design as those but with leather soles, and if I had my time again Id get C&Js instead: comfort level is my main issue...

post #35232 of 48539
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post


don't forget you can get 10% off by HSAB coupon code.

 

Putting in that code adds a free shoe tree for me - still useful though!

post #35233 of 48539
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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

I have the Herring Campden, similar price level and probably design as those but with leather soles, and if I had my time again Id get C&Js instead: comfort level is my main issue...

Agree, I have a pair of Loake Campden with the dainite sole. They aren't that comfortable to walk in. If anyone is interested in a pair, I'll give them to you for $80. They're a size UK 7 in dark brown suede.
post #35234 of 48539
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Re socks (I'm late to the game): Marcoliani at DJs is more than $20 at full price, but I have pairs that are five years old and still going.

In other news, can anyone recommend some dressy suede boots? I saw a great pair at Canali, dark brown with brown leather and dainite soles, but even on sale they were absurdly expensive.

I went to RMW but they don't make theirs any more (and they were a bit chunky).

Christian Kimber has some nice ones but the colours are a bit excitable.

Best so far is these (Loake Pimlico). Don't suppose anyone has a pair?:

I have the Pimlicos and would recommend them, for what it's worth.
Edited by lennier - 7/31/13 at 5:33pm
post #35235 of 48539
Thanks, Lennier!

I feel like they're sleek enough to wear with a suit, if you wanna go crazy like that. Which I just might.

Don't suppose you can comment on sizing?
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