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post #39466 of 54742
Kayhill, did you measure existing trousers or measure yourself?

I don't get the lowering of front and back rise- does it feel too high for you? It doesn't look too high at all.

Maki g them wide enough at thighs to let them fall to knee, as opposed to gripping the leg,may improve the bum bunch.
post #39467 of 54742

In regards to Luxire, even though you cant customise some aspects via the online form if you send them specifications of what you want they will virtually do anything for the same price.

 

In respect to the wiki I tend to agree with Oli's points, I guess on the other hand if you participate or keep an eye on the boards you see the same names pop up again and again, which are essentially tacit recommendations of the collective consensus.

post #39468 of 54742
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Kayhill, did you measure existing trousers or measure yourself?

I don't get the lowering of front and back rise- does it feel too high for you? It doesn't look too high at all.

Maki g them wide enough at thighs to let them fall to knee, as opposed to gripping the leg,may improve the bum bunch.

 

I measured pants and adjusted; probably a little too aggressively.

 

The rise is a little off; the crotch is a tiny bit droopy (which isn't apparent in that photo). I'm guessing the back vs front rise thing is about balance?

 

I'm not going to alter the rise though when I get these tailored; just let out at the hips and thigh. I'll see how much of a difference that makes to the pants.

 

edit: Just put the pants on and did a test by pinching away some of the back rise -- had an immediate effect on the droopiness. Basically there's an excess of material that my behind is not filling out and hence the creases. Good eye, Romp! 

 

Will see if the local tailor can do something about it at a reasonable cost, and I'll post up some post op photos.

 

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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

In regards to Luxire, even though you cant customise some aspects via the online form if you send them specifications of what you want they will virtually do anything for the same price.

 

 

My only concern there is I'd basically be saying 'give me a little less in the seat; I have a flat derriere'. Leaves it a little to their discretion, which may not turn out right. Haha.


Edited by kayhill - 10/14/13 at 7:00am
post #39469 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 

I'm busy pulling an all nighter - I still don't rate it.

 

Consumers are overwhelmed by choice, even if in Australia most of it is shit. We'd be better off picking 1-2 brands with extensive online catalogues (I'd say Herringbone and MJ Bale) and recommending Suit Shop and P Johnson when the person is ready to dip their toes into M2M. Lets face it, thats not someone reading the styleforum wiki.

 

One of the things I like about putthison and the book 'fuck yeah meanswear' is theres a basic response of low, mid and high tier. I was able to get my head around options a lot faster rather than having to make constant inquiries. 

Yeah points taken, if I can be bothered I'll consider making some changes. I didn't originally make it like this because some people are completely new to the menswear game, others just want to know whats on offer in Australia and people have a range of budgets.

 

I'd still say you're being a bit of a shithead though, because whilst there may be too much information, or poorly organised information, it's all there and it's still a heck of a lot better than twenty people separately posting responses or getting pissed off when someone asks "hey guys where can I buy a suit in oz?"

post #39470 of 54742
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

MJ Bale 2x$1K. 
A coworker did just this and looks pretty damn sharp!
I guess I could save a little more.

So at this point its looking exclusively MJ Bale and I want to take full advantage of the sales.

2 suits for $1000
3 shirts for $150
2 ties for $100

Any particular colour ways or combinations I should be looking at to get the most out of it all?
post #39471 of 54742
K, sorry to bang on, I'm just interested. Hard to talk about it without sketching but Ihad a squizz at their measuring system and it seems as if it would capture a flat bum well enough.
post #39472 of 54742
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Any particular colour ways or combinations I should be looking at to get the most out of it all?

Depends on whether you're starting up or remaking your wardrobe. I'd argue the following would be the safest/most versatile choices:

 

Navy suit (solid or subtle weave)

Mid-grey suit (solid or subtle weave)

 

Light blue shirt (subtle weave)

White shirt (subtle weave)

Pink Shirt/or a blue stripe shirt

 

Navy tie (solid)

Burgundy tie (solid; maybe thin light blue stripes or light blue polka dots)

 

But sharpness is in the eye of the beholder.

 

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

K, sorry to bang on, I'm just interested. Hard to talk about it without sketching but Ihad a squizz at their measuring system and it seems as if it would capture a flat bum well enough.

 

No worries. I'm more than happy to talk through the measurements and how issues can be rectified; hopefully improve my next set of measurements.

post #39473 of 54742
Howey, nothing wrong with what kayhill said. But.
In my experience the hospitality industry often favours, or even insists, on black suit and white shirt. Or at least black trousers and white shirt. Always white shirt.

You are up to spending $1500 already without shoes, socks and extra shirts. So we are talking $2k here in one whack.

Are you part time or full time? What sort of work is it? Catering or functions or a restaurant? Day time or night?
Do they give you uniform money?
post #39474 of 54742
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Originally Posted by howey View Post


A coworker did just this and looks pretty damn sharp!
I guess I could save a little more.

So at this point its looking exclusively MJ Bale and I want to take full advantage of the sales.

2 suits for $1000
3 shirts for $150
2 ties for $100

Any particular colour ways or combinations I should be looking at to get the most out of it all?

 

Suits: one navy one dark-mid grey.

 

Shirts: white or pale blue.

 

Ties: Go to tie bar. get a black grenafaux. Get a navy granafaux. 

post #39475 of 54742
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Howey, nothing wrong with what kayhill said. But.
In my experience the hospitality industry often favours, or even insists, on black suit and white shirt. Or at least black trousers and white shirt. Always white shirt.

You are up to spending $1500 already without shoes, socks and extra shirts. So we are talking $2k here in one whack.

Are you part time or full time? What sort of work is it? Catering or functions or a restaurant? Day time or night?
Do they give you uniform money?
Sommelier work at Rockpool, full time, day and night.
I've seen the other members of the somme team wear navy/lightblue/burgundy combos and I think that individuality within reason is encouraged.
I need to look professional in a venue like Rockpool and the clientele are going to recognise straight away if I'm not on point.
post #39476 of 54742
Kayhill, I can see that if you alter the both rise measures and keep inseam and outseam constant you effectively take those rise decreases from the crutch seam join of the 4 pieces underneath.

Have a look at a pair of good trousers , I'd suggest the fall of trousers from the most sticky outpoint of your bum to your knee is part of the problem.
post #39477 of 54742
Howey, OK I compute. Makes sense. I've no idea what a rockpool is, that part of that hyped Sydney mob?

So you plan looks OK. Don't forget good shoes and probably more white shirts than others.
post #39478 of 54742
Yep, hyped Sydney mob haha.

On a side note, how do these look?
http://www.gingersforgentlemen.com.au/shop/gingers-for-gentlemen-harrison-black/

They are on sale in my size for $140, made in spain, quite comfortable.
post #39479 of 54742
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post


Same happened to me with his last black grenadine frown.gif. Quick and the dead mate.

Speaking of which i've been meaning to ask. what is so special about Macclesfields?  what's the difference that puts them above regular silk ties?
Nothing in particular except they are printed in a certain place in England. They tend to be silk screen printed and usually slightly heavier silks than the printed silks from Como in Italy.
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

So, which one of you bought the Macclesfield #17 from Henry Carter, I just went to buy it. :'(
Got to be quick mate, sorry.
post #39480 of 54742
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Kayhill, I can see that if you alter the both rise measures and keep inseam and outseam constant you effectively take those rise decreases from the crutch seam join of the 4 pieces underneath.

Have a look at a pair of good trousers , I'd suggest the fall of trousers from the most sticky outpoint of your bum to your knee is part of the problem.

 

Just to clarify, so I should be altering the rise measures, but keeping the inseam and outseam constant?

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