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post #36946 of 52536
Good day today - got two packages in the mail...

A new tux from SuitSupply and a bow tie from Mr Porter. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Great packaging on both items and quite impressive delivery times (about 7 business days) given I don't live in the city.
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The arrival packaging - impressively sturdy.


The tux...


This photo gives a truer reflection of the color.

The trousers are a little long, so will get them hemmed before taking a fit pic... Also, noticed that the jacket is a drop 6, so could deal with being bought in an inch or so, but no so much I'll bother anytime soon - I can live without the extra waist suppression.

Sleeve length is good and the cuffs aren't too open (always a pet hate).

Thanks to those who suggested going down this route the other week, and special thanks to Romp for also making the same suggestion when it became apparent that he couldn't meet my timing requirements due to euro summer holidays impacting of fabric supply. I always appreciate it when people are up front if an issue arises (unlike a contractor at work who's recently dropped a bombshell they've been sitting on for a number of weeks which we could've helped fix if we'd known about earlier...censored.gif but I digress).
post #36947 of 52536

Who'll be at the Christian Kimber pop up shop tomorrow night? (Brown chukka boots will be there).

 

post #36948 of 52536
Looks great, I'm 50-50 at this stage, Gerry.
post #36949 of 52536
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Colors used for children's clothing also have gender symbolism—today, this is most universally represented by blue for infant boys and pink for girls. Yet it took many years for this color code to be come standardized. Pink and blue were associated with gender by the 1910s, and there were early efforts to codify the colors for one sex or the other, as illustrated by this 1916 statement from the trade publication Infants' and Children's Wear Review: "[T]he generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl." As late as 1939, a Parents Magazine article rationalized that because pink was a pale shade of red, the color of the war god Mars, it was appropriate for boys, while blue's association with Venus and the Madonna made it the color for girls. In practice, the colors were used interchangeably for both young boys' and girls' clothing until after World War II, when a combination of public opinion and manufacturer's clout ordained pink for girls and blue for boys—a dictum that still holds true today.

Even with this mandate, however, blue continues to be permissible for girls' clothing while pink is rejected for boys' attire. The fact that girls can wear both pink (feminine) and blue (masculine) colors, while boys wear only blue, illustrates an important trend begun in the late 1800s: over time, garments, trims, or colors once worn by both young boys and girls, but traditionally associated with female clothing, have become unacceptable for boys' clothing. As boys' attire grew less "feminine" during the twentieth century, shedding trimmings and ornamental details such as lace and ruffles, girls' clothing grew ever more "masculine." A paradoxical example of this progression occurred in the 1970s, when parents involved in "nonsexist" child-rearing pressed manufacturers for "gender-free" children's clothes. Ironically, the resulting pants outfits were only gender-free in the sense that they used styles, colors, and trims currently acceptable for boys, eliminating any "feminine" decorations such as pink fabrics or ruffled trim.
post #36950 of 52536

whats this about brown chukka boots?

post #36951 of 52536
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

whats this about brown chukka boots?

 

Christian has dark brown chukka boots available as part of the new collection - I know a few people here were wondering whether they would be available.

post #36952 of 52536
brown tassel loafers looks the goods too

how did you guys size them?
post #36953 of 52536
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


There were plenty of sports teams in the first part of last century that wore pink as well. Some even maintain the tradition with either home or away shirts.



post #36954 of 52536
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Christian has dark brown chukka boots available as part of the new collection - I know a few people here were wondering whether they would be available.

 

Excellent news :) thanks GN.

post #36955 of 52536
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Originally Posted by kueller View Post

brown tassel loafers looks the goods too

how did you guys size them?

 

I haven't tried the loafers but I wear my usual UK size in the chukka boots. I have borderline wide feet so that suits me well. I've heard that others size down for the boots.

post #36956 of 52536
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Who'll be at the Christian Kimber pop up shop tomorrow night? (Brown chukka boots will be there).

 

 

 

Haven't seen Christian Kimber shoes before so I just did a google search - wow. I'm now even more jealous of Melbourne's surfeit of quality shoes (compared to Sydney).

post #36957 of 52536
A shout out to the Brownman, I bit the bullet and picket up a pair of Cutler & Gross

Amazing product.
post #36958 of 52536
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Très intéressant... Source brother?
post #36959 of 52536
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Christian has dark brown chukka boots available as part of the new collection - I know a few people here were wondering whether they would be available.

im keen on the green ones. glad to hear they fit a little wider
post #36960 of 52536
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Christian has dark brown chukka boots available as part of the new collection - I know a few people here were wondering whether they would be available.

 

Sounds good, can someone snap some pics

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