or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Australian Members - Page 2361

post #35401 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Owen and James have some nice chinos. What price range are you looking at?

What shoe care supplies do you need? Consider ordering from Double Monk in Melbourne.


Thanks; I actually have pretty much no idea about how expensive chinos can get (used to just throw on pairs of made-in-china pants) but I would like to spend money on quality. I recently went to Henry Bucks and bought some trousers during the sale, and I was impressed with how solidly they were made (I would pay that much for the zip alone :P), and am looking for something similar. 

As for shoe supplies, just the basics I guess. I've paid a visit to the official shoe care thread, but that thread starts too high in the learning curve for me. I thought I would just ask for some pointers at the store. From what I can gather, I would need shoe trees, cream and polish?

post #35402 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I've got a Subaru Forester and it's been excellent. Not the quietest car but affordable to purchase, affordable to service, quite a lot of room and we haven't had any problems at all.
 

 

Thanks, a trip to Subaru to check out the Forester and XV is also on the agenda!

post #35403 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by mezentius View Post


As for shoe supplies, just the basics I guess. I've paid a visit to the official shoe care thread, but that thread starts too high in the learning curve for me. I thought I would just ask for some pointers at the store. From what I can gather, I would need shoe trees, cream and polish?

 

Starting point is some conditioner and a coloured cream. Get a wax polish if you need more shine. Shoe trees are a no brainer if you're dropping more than two or three hundred dollars on a pair of shoes. Start with that and learn from there.

 

Oh you'll need a couple of brushes too. Horsehair is the common material, although you can make do with an old cotton rag if you don't want to get brushes too.

post #35404 of 55969

Has anyone heard of Jermyn Street Shirt Co? they've got some good prices. 

post #35405 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Has anyone heard of Jermyn Street Shirt Co? they've got some good prices. 
No but I'll give you a 100% guarantee that they aren't from Jermyn St...

...On second thought maybe there's a Jermyn St in Dacca.
post #35406 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


No but I'll give you a 100% guarantee that they aren't from Jermyn St...

...On second thought maybe there's a Jermyn St in Dacca.

 

Couldn't give a rats ass what sweatshop they run out of, so long as their colours/designs aren't retarded like MJ Bale, Country Road and TM Lewin. 

post #35407 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


No but I'll give you a 100% guarantee that they aren't from Jermyn St...

...On second thought maybe there's a Jermyn St in Dacca.

 

Couldn't give a rats ass what sweatshop they run out of, so long as their colours/designs aren't retarded like MJ Bale, Country Road and TM Lewin. 

 

Aside from being a bit fashion forward at times, all of those brands have a mass of staple shirts that would be find for CBD wear (with the exception of maybe Country Road, who have gone all very slim/small collars, etc.) so I'm not sure where the 'retarded' comment is coming from?

post #35408 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

Aside from being a bit fashion forward at times, all of those brands have a mass of staple shirts that would be find for CBD wear (with the exception of maybe Country Road, who have gone all very slim/small collars, etc.) so I'm not sure where the 'retarded' comment is coming from?

 

TM Lewin don't have a pale blue. Nor do they have a 34" sleeve. 

 

MJ Bale don't have a single slim fit, button cuff poplin in a pale blue. Their white shirt currently has thrilly bs around the sleeve too.

 

And neither have an OCBD.

 

I don't know wtf they don't. The minute they do they sell like hotcakes.  

post #35409 of 55969
double post
post #35410 of 55969
Is it possible to get MTM sack cloth and ashes? Maybe a bespoke hair shirt?
post #35411 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Is it possible to get MTM sack cloth and ashes? Maybe a bespoke hair shirt?

 

I don't know, but they have shirts in black, pink and purple for every painted, perfumed gigolo's needs. 

post #35412 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by sliq View Post

 

i think that's their standard line; i have one of their collection suits in charcoal pinstripe. their soft shoulder has very minimal padding. you may need to increase your budget to get what you want. beggars can't be choosers!

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by boff View Post


How strange, I have several MJ's, all with minimal to no padding. Definitely a Neapolitan leaning, but not really a proper 'shirt shoulder' (not sure of correct term here).

Ahh okay. Yes, the MJ Bale section was like 2 suits or something, so it could well have been the standard line. 

 

Wrt budget - no problem in doing so. I wanted to grab 2 suits, 'tis all. I have about $1k to play with. 

Quote:
Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

? Really? I have seen many, many MJ Bale suits and jackets and never thought one of them had heavily padded shoulders. All MJ Bale stores sell various jackets that are completely unstructured. There is minimal padding in both the collection and the classic range.

 

Jackets from brands like Herringbone and Boston Brothers (the lower end label of Rhodes and Beckett) are not long either, you likely have non-standard proportions. It sounds like you might want to have a look at something MTM, maybe SuitShop.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


FWIW, I find Herringbone's 38R too long (I'm 5'10").

The Herrbingbone was the longest. 

 

====

 

Thanks for the input so far. 

post #35413 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I know this is slightly crazy, but I've always found painting to be relaxing.
Maybe on canvas with a glass of shiraz and a nude in front of you, but not acrylic on a high ceiling with a heavy roller!
post #35414 of 55969
If anyone's keen to stock up on white OCBDs, I have four Herringbone ones as pictured below for sale. Two are brand new, and two have been worn once only. They're size L (slim fit, which corresponds to 41cm/16" neck).

post #35415 of 55969
Quote:
Originally Posted by joiji View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


No but I'll give you a 100% guarantee that they aren't from Jermyn St...

...On second thought maybe there's a Jermyn St in Dacca.

 

Couldn't give a rats ass what sweatshop they run out of, so long as their colours/designs aren't retarded like MJ Bale, Country Road and TM Lewin. 

 

Aside from being a bit fashion forward at times, all of those brands have a mass of staple shirts that would be find for CBD wear (with the exception of maybe Country Road, who have gone all very slim/small collars, etc.) so I'm not sure where the 'retarded' comment is coming from?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

Aside from being a bit fashion forward at times, all of those brands have a mass of staple shirts that would be find for CBD wear (with the exception of maybe Country Road, who have gone all very slim/small collars, etc.) so I'm not sure where the 'retarded' comment is coming from?

 

TM Lewin don't have a pale blue. Nor do they have a 34" sleeve. 

 

MJ Bale don't have a single slim fit, button cuff poplin in a pale blue. Their white shirt currently has thrilly bs around the sleeve too.

 

And neither have an OCBD.

 

I don't know wtf they don't. The minute they do they sell like hotcakes.  

 

Sorry, but still don't feel you calling them retarded is justified. I assume considering the brands you listed you want all of this at a reasonable price too? Honestly the easiest option would be to go through an online MTM company, otherwise you'll be spending far more to get all of your desired combinations than you're willing to spend. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members