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Anyone here a UK6.5D? Found a nice pair of Grenson black longings today.
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post


I personally love Barber stuff. I love them being worn over suits. Are you planning on getting another?

If there is one thing I deplore possible more than the white ankle sockless look with tailored clothes its those feckin' greasy shit coloured dull uk range rover hunting jackets worn in the city ove r tailored clothes. (or country for that matter over anything)
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Anyone here a UK6.5D? Found a nice pair of Grenson black longings today.

Why yes, yes I am. How do you rate them?
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My LE's order just arrived. I now know that the Hyde Park OCDB (16/33) in a tailored fit is a pretty good fit, but the shoulders could do with coming in by half an inch to an inch. The regular on the other hand is an absolute tent and even the collar measures almost a half inch bigger (WTF?).
The shirts are well built for the money although I'm a bit stuck with the shoulder width. If I size down to a 15.5 I'm not going to get the collar done up. But it's going to be close. Maybe I could just move the button a 1/4 inch?

too much attention on forums is giving to shirts shoulders being"spot on" - not all that important.

USA regular always a huge tent size. In trousers as well. Partly due to oversized USA peoples bodes and partly due the the ISA penchant for "feeling comfortable"
Did you know there is an official thing in USA called catalog size. Often its and inch or so bigger than standard - eg a 34" waist is "really" a 35" on the actual garment etc etc

Makes me wonder about Oli - I think he might have ordered a regular shirt not a tailored fit.
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I'm turning 40 tomorrow. I read one of those crappy Esquire articles a few days ago. You know, the 'how to be a man' tripe. This article espoused the idea that when, in very general terms, you think of man, you will be thinking of a man at 40 years of age. Of course given my own chronological situation the concept has stuck in my head somewhat. I certainly feel, in no small part thanks to this forum, that over the last couple of years I have become far more self assured and comfortable with the way I dress and the way I 'look'. So thanks guys icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
There's a bit of a party up at the East Village in (East) Balmain tonight. I gather there are at least of couple of local forum-ites and you'd be very welcome to come by and say hi and join us for a beer or two.

Age has its rewards.

Sadly; I think you don't really become a man until your father dies.

Oh and happy birthday
post #41781 of 52250
I buy tailored fit US brand shirts and a 17/36 fits fine, not boxy but sufficent room in the body to be comfortable.

Trousers are another matter depending on the rise, I find is that both US & UK waist size tend to be smaller eg 40 could be a 38 depending on brand. For example Bills 38 fine but BB is 40 case of go figure, recently I bought a pair of CT chinos 40 but lower rise and a tighter fit same with a lot of other UK brands find them to be on the small side IMMO.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

too much attention on forums is giving to shirts shoulders being"spot on" - not all that important.

USA regular always a huge tent size. In trousers as well. Partly due to oversized USA peoples bodes and partly due the the ISA penchant for "feeling comfortable"
Did you know there is an official thing in USA called catalog size. Often its and inch or so bigger than standard - eg a 34" waist is "really" a 35" on the actual garment etc etc
Yes and no to this; my shirtmaker says the fit of a shirt, like a jacket, starts at the shoulders. If anything I think the forums are more concerned with waist suppression than shoulder fit. Though to be honest with an OTR shirt as long as the sleevehead isn't halfway down my arm I'm not too concerned with shoulder fit. If I'm paying for MTM though I'd expect it to be spot on.

And yeah vanity sizing is pretty common with some labels for reasons you mentioned. I used to work for a womenswear brand in a previous life and I would talk to some of the girls in the shop who would tell me they had moved down from a size 12 to a size 8 without shedding a kilo as the patterns became more generous. It was designed to make their demographic feel better about themselves and buy more as a result.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


too much attention on forums is giving to shirts shoulders being"spot on" - not all that important.

USA regular always a huge tent size. In trousers as well. Partly due to oversized USA peoples bodes and partly due the the ISA penchant for "feeling comfortable"
Did you know there is an official thing in USA called catalog size. Often its and inch or so bigger than standard - eg a 34" waist is "really" a 35" on the actual garment etc etc

Makes me wonder about Oli - I think he might have ordered a regular shirt not a tailored fit.

 

I ordered this one: 

 

http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-tailored-fit-solid-hyde-park-dress-shirt/id_194212

 

Its just a bit big in the body. 

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If there is one thing I deplore possible more than the white ankle sockless look with tailored clothes its those feckin' greasy shit coloured dull uk range rover hunting jackets worn in the city ove r tailored clothes. (or country for that matter over anything)

Really? I think they look fanastic. Much prefer it to say one of those Burberry Trench coats. They're amazing in my opinion.

 

Over a suit

Jake from the Armory killing it.

Myself in my Barbour Commander, much prefer it unbuttoned though. Will admit this isn't my best fit.

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And my Barbour x Tohikito. One of my favourite fits.

 

If it rains at the wedding I'll be wearing my Commander over my suit. I love it.

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Looking good Matt. Nice tie. Is that Shantung?

 

100% yes. It's Vanda.

 

I really like Shantung.

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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Really? I think they look fanastic. Much prefer it to say one of those Burberry Trench coats. They're amazing in my opinion. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Over a suit


Jake from the Armory killing it.


Myself in my Barbour Commander, much prefer it unbuttoned though. Will admit this isn't my best fit.
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And my Barbour x Tohikito. One of my favourite fits.


If it rains at the wedding I'll be wearing my Commander over my suit. I love it.

Sorry, foxy but I agree with fxh; none of those look at all good to me, except you in the kitchen, but that's a more casual look due to the jumper. Mind you, I'm about 100 years older than you, so it's probably a generational thing.

Is it just me, or is Ethan just looking like a silly trying-too-hard hipster, not "killing it"? I doubt that look is one he'll be boasting about in five years time,
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Why yes, yes I am. How do you rate them?

I think thry're in pretty good nick actually, although the Topy and heels are due to be replaced. I can bring them in for you to look at if you'd like.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Sorry, foxy but I agree with fxh; none of those look at all good to me, except you in the kitchen, but that's a more casual look due to the jumper. Mind you, I'm about 100 years older than you, so it's probably a generational thing.

Is it just me, or is Ethan just looking like a silly trying-too-hard hipster, not "killing it"? I doubt that look is one he'll be boasting about in five years time,

Agree with you never been one for that look I associate it with some try hard Pitt St farmer from the Southern Highlands, as for the tie WTF is that all about.

I prefer a car coat or over coat with a suit. But CD it could be a generational thing either that or we are jus not 'cool' anymore.

For anyone after linen trousers Sportscraft have some flat front navy 60% cotton 40% blend troursers marked down by 25% at present. There cut like chinos and the blend gives sufficent weight to the fabric for day to day wear.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

either that or we are jus not 'cool' anymore.

I never was.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I never was.

I was and still am ( in my own mind that is)
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