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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

 

it's a shame their 'Sinatra' diamond tip bow tie is sold out. otherwise Nikolaj would be my pick.

 

Would be cool if Jason did a black tie. I'd buy it. 

post #36272 of 54942
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


wtf??

Which part are you wtfing? Typo there is meant to be peacoat.

post #36273 of 54942

Dat coat TBM.....dat coat......

Ditto on Herring being awesome; have had many a free shoe tree from them and delivery is always super fast!

post #36274 of 54942
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post

Evening all, I've copped myself an invite to a black tie affair in Adelaide in late September and have consequently decided I need to find myself a decent bow tie, as well as learn how to tie the thing.

I figure I'll find myself a tux online from MJ Bale (given the tight timing and not being in a capital city), assuming their sizing runs reasonably true through all their lines (I have a woollen sportscoat in a 38R which a damn near perfect fit), however I only have a dodgy black pre-tied bow tie from year 12 formals and uni balls from so long ago I don't care to remember - hence the request for any advice where one might find a 'proper' black tie bow tie online? Living in the country has its advantages, but decent shopping isn't one of them!

On another note, TBM you need to buy some size 38 suits to sell on here - I keep seeing the 40R and 42R stuff come up for sale in this thread and wish I was a little larger than I am!

I know that both Herringbone and MJ Bale have done "tie your own" black bow ties in the past, so give them a look to see what they have to offer.

I also recall that TM Lewin had some tie your own black bow ties on their website and, interestingly, they were also sized so that you could order one in your neck size without the need to have a length adjuster on it, just in case you happened to be wearing a tall wing collar and thus the band of the bow tie would be visible. They were quite affordable, too, so have a look to see if they've still got any in stock.

Just a reminder to try to make sure that the bow ties matches the lapels of your dinner suit - ie if you've got satin lapels, go with a satin bow tie etc.
post #36275 of 54942
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

It's worth noting that the top pair are shell and shell cordovan typically show visible spots after rain. I have several pairs of tan or light brown shoes and they've never shown spots after rain.

You are right. In calf leather you won't see rain spot once leather drys up. Cordovan on the other hand shows rain spots - light or dark.
I wear shoes to protect my foot , and I don't care about rain spots on my shoes.
post #36276 of 54942
In my experience, my cigar shell cordovan (brown colour) show rain spots while Color 8 (burgundy) boots don't show them. In any case, they're really easy to get rid of. Apply a small dab of Saphir Renovateur (or similar), over the offending area with a cloth and make sure it "soaks" in so the shoe has a dull finish, and then buff it out with a horsehair brush. The Renovateur speeds things up, but it's not necessary. Just brushing the shoes for longer will bring the glow back to cordovan.
post #36277 of 54942
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post

Evening all, I've copped myself an invite to a black tie affair in Adelaide in late September and have consequently decided I need to find myself a decent bow tie, as well as learn how to tie the thing.

When I needed a refresher this happy chappy nailed it for me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEjF-MzzqaE

Remember it shouldn't be perfect (that's how we know it's a real tie, not a year 12 formal tie!).

Also, maybe not for black tie, but I've bought several bow ties from these guys and I love their work - http://www.thecordialchurchman.com/
post #36278 of 54942
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post



It's the weekend so I wear my Owen&James popover.

TBM what brand is your coat and where did you get it?
post #36279 of 54942
Any Aussies here interested in buying a used Filson 256 bag?







$130 shipped?
post #36280 of 54942

Guys, 

 

What do you do when your shirts start to smell despite regular washing? 

 

I have some MJ Bale shirts that get a lot of wear, including in summer, and I'll occasionally sleep in them too if I've had a big night. 

 

They're getting a bit on the nose, but I can't bare to part with them. 

 

How would you guys go about getting rid of the smell? I've tried the baking soda routine in the past and it works okay, but its not a long term solution. 

post #36281 of 54942
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Guys, 

What do you do when your shirts start to smell despite regular washing? 

I have some MJ Bale shirts that get a lot of wear, including in summer, and I'll occasionally sleep in them too if I've had a big night. 

They're getting a bit on the nose, but I can't bare to part with them. 

How would you guys go about getting rid of the smell? I've tried the baking soda routine in the past and it works okay, but its not a long term solution. 

You're trolling right?
If not, what temp do you set the machine at? Try 60 degrees if you had been on 40 or 50 previously. Try bio powder if previously on non-bio. Have you tried dry cleaning? I too occasionally wake up in an MJ Bale shirt but never had a problem with smells not washing out, even after one my babies has puked/pooped/whatever on me.
post #36282 of 54942
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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post

 

I second that.

 

Cost effective and good.

 

Has Maher improved his reliability? His work is good and I used to use him but I found that if you don't chase him, you get to the bottom of the pile. Alterations by Master seem to set a realistic date for you and stick to it.

post #36283 of 54942
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Originally Posted by boff View Post


You're trolling right?
 

I wonder what his beloved RMWs smell like :).

post #36284 of 54942
Thanks to those who've provided the advice on sourcing self tie bow ties - I'm in the process of working my way through the various options.

In the meantime, I'm sourcing a tux - the results thus far are somewhat interesting:

MJ Bale has 2 options at $1495 (midnight blue and a black tux) which is a little out of my budget range...
The Mens Shop has a Herringbone tux on sale at $650 or thereabouts, but the only size left is 42 and I'm a 38.
Finally TM Lewin has a black tux available for $695 with a 38 jacket in stock, but no pants in 32 or 33" (only 30 or 34")

The pricing on the Herringbone and TM Lewin is pretty reasonable, just nothing available my size... I see that Indochino can do MTO, but the timing and measure yourself with confidence aspects are putting me off from using their service.

So after my griping, is anyone who has been to Azzaros able to advise whether they stock black tie / tuxedo style suiting? I'm contemplating emailing them anyway, but if someone knows they don't cover this aspect of suiting, I'll save them and me the time...

Finally, can anyone recommend something outside of the options above who can supply a decent quality OTR tux for sub $1k?

Thanks in advance - I'm off to look at bow ties!
post #36285 of 54942
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Originally Posted by boff View Post


You're trolling right?
If not, what temp do you set the machine at? Try 60 degrees if you had been on 40 or 50 previously. Try bio powder if previously on non-bio. Have you tried dry cleaning? I too occasionally wake up in an MJ Bale shirt but never had a problem with smells not washing out, even after one my babies has puked/pooped/whatever on me.

 

Spoke to Mum. We use Omo 'Small and Mighty' (if that means anything) and a good quality front loader. 

Admittedly, we use a cold wash to save energy. We'll give a few hot washes a go. 

 

Anything else we could try?

 

 


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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I wonder what his beloved RMWs smell like :).

 

 

Leather mostly, which is crazy considering I don't wear shoe trees and wear my tans 6 days a week. 

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