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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Swaine Adeney Brigg's are absolutely stunning, but oh so expensive.
Overrated and a victim of their own popularity. I think Pickett do that style of case better anyway.
post #46742 of 55955

Just had my fitting with Matt at Suitshop, and they now have fabrics from Ariston Napoli! 

post #46743 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Cavarra View Post

Just had my fitting with Matt at Suitshop, and they now have fabrics from Ariston Napoli! 

I think they had ariston a while back. I got mine in dec. What did you pick?
post #46744 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Sartorial Scum View Post

I think they had ariston a while back. I got mine in dec. What did you pick?
Yeah they did but they just received a fresh new batch from Ariston last week! I got a light grey, wool/linen blazer with all patch pockets!
post #46745 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I'm an admin lawyer, so I could be entirely wrong!

As NM mentions, "puffery" is a legal concept used in referring to advertising or promotional statements.

It derives from an English Court of Appeal case, Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Company [1892] EWCA Civ 1, in which the defence argued that statements made in advertising a cure for influenza were "mere puff" (as NM said) and not to be taken seriously. The defence failed in that case, but the Court of Appeal's decision confirmed the principle that certain statements that were obviously not made in a serious manner - statements that no reasonable person could take seriously - could be exempt from the rules relating to promises in contracts.

I suspect that R&B's claim that it is "renowned as one of the highest quality shirt-makers in the world..." would certainly fall into that category!

However, the issue of labelling something as being "hand-tailored" is a bit more problematic. On the one hand, anyone who actually knows what hand-stitching looks like would immediately know that R&B's claim is a load of hogwash and that it is clearly puffery. On the other hand, there are a lot of people out there who don't know what hand-stitching looks like and who might reasonably be sucked in by such a statement, even though the statement is demonstrably false.

I suppose that someone could always report R&B to the ACCC for "false or misleading claims", but I can't help but suspect that anyone who did so would probably get pretty short shrift when the investigating officer discovered that they were complaining that they paid $150 or more for a shirt that they believed was handmade but which was, in fact, stitched by machine!

Thanks for this JM (and Nabil). Was unaware of the concept.
post #46746 of 55955

Nice colours, interesting look....

Why are all these bags so effing expensive?*







(*Don't worry, I know why.)
post #46747 of 55955
Today lbm 1911 navy suit - completely unstructured and unlined . Fabric is great. This is from their tailored range. I have wide shoulder and no padding works best. Shirt ck mainline and carminas .

post #46748 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Stiva View Post

Batsman anatomy is a bit like dancer anatomy. There is your shorter, lower centre of gravity type like Bradman, Ponting, Lara, Tendulkar, Warner, etc who are compact and precise; and the taller type like Greg Chappell, Gower, Laxman, Sobers, Vaughan, etc who appear more graceful. And then everything in between.

Ponting is, I think, 5 foot 10. He looked smaller.
post #46749 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Cavarra View Post

Yeah they did but they just received a fresh new batch from Ariston last week! I got a light grey, wool/linen blazer with all patch pockets!
Very nice. The wool/linen combo is always a good choice
post #46750 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Cavarra View Post
 

Just had my fitting with Matt at Suitshop, and they now have fabrics from Ariston Napoli! 

 

Was it at the new show room? Is it open yet?

post #46751 of 55955
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Originally Posted by CoffeeDudeGuy View Post

Was it at the new show room? Is it open yet?
Yep at the new showroom, it is now open. Cool little space it's in crossley lane!
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I dropped in for a peek last week, but not sure if I went to the right place. I kinda saw some hangers through the window from the street, went up through the Von Haus bar but saw no signs upstairs...

post #46753 of 55955
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Originally Posted by JimmyHoffa View Post
 

Great article!

 

That shirt is going to fit so well. I often wondered whether the desired shirt fit is very close to the body - like your previous shirts, or whether this bespoke shirt which is slightly looser, is better. Initially I only liked the former, but having had shirts made myself, I am starting to understand that the the latter is less 'showy' and more classic.

 

Thanks JimmyHoffa. 

My earlier shirts were very snug. Too snug really. Part of being a bit younger and wanting to show off a little more, I suppose. I've come to appreciate comfort much more now and having clothes that just fit properly. I think it's just part of a natural evolution that most of us go through. 

post #46754 of 55955
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Originally Posted by Arch3r View Post
 

FWIW I like the Frank Clegg briefcases - https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/index.php/product/view/Zip_Top_Tote_Single_Bound

 

 

Pretty subjective... Really depends on your habits/needs/taste. For me the Clegg would be perfect I carry my laptop, tablet and a folio maybe some bulldog clipped docs. I think it's a pretty simple classic style as well and lots of colours to choose from.


yeah I quite like that too, classic and not too baggy, looks to be a good size.

 

Probably not everyones cup of tea but some of Suitsupplys brief cases are alright for a contemporary look/price point.

 

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Possibly not a bold enough brown to be noteworthy but I see MJBale has a brown suit for this season now available too. 

post #46755 of 55955
Ponting may be 5'10" in promotional literature but perhaps not in real life. See photo with Pietersen who is big but not that big - bearing in mind for perspective that he is standing behind Ponting.

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