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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

No problemo will post some pics, it should arrive Monday next week I think. This is the fabric, but it was hard to get the pattern come out on the camera that well. It'll have dark brown horn buttons and be fully canvassed. Full price is I think around $750

Looks great Jase. Love the subtle brown.
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Last 2 weeks got 3 suits. From malfordoflondon , jules b and a zegna from forum member. No one will guess that I am fully broke.

Three! You mentioned the malford before, what did you get?
post #51977 of 52472
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Yes, lots of sly purchases revealed.

Bit like people hiding new cops from their significant other!


Picked up a new commission from P Johnson a month or so back. A light navy, or a dark mid-blue perhaps. Ariston cloth, single breast, 2 button, notch lapel, smoked MOP buttons and hand stitching on shoulders and lapel, side tabs and cuffs on the trousers.

 

Very happy with the result - just need somewhere to wear it out and about now. Have to attend a wedding in early August, so that should cover it.

post #51978 of 52472
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post


Picked up a new commission from P Johnson a month or so back. A light navy, or a dark mid-blue perhaps. Ariston cloth, single breast, 2 button, notch lapel, smoked MOP buttons and hand stitching on shoulders and lapel, side tabs and cuffs on the trousers.

Very happy with the result - just need somewhere to wear it out and about now. Have to attend a wedding in early August, so that should cover it.

Post some pics when you take it out for a spin.
post #51979 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

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Saw that a few days ago.

Sounds like some Sydney hipster with an inferiority complex.
Interesting the bit about RM having the defence contract when the army recently decided to source some of their boots offshore instead of from Rossi, who also manufactures in SA.
post #51980 of 52472
I have meant to do some background on that defence contract. Is it RMW that has the contract and outsourcing manufacture? Was it Rossi complaining the other day? The gov is happy to hand out subsidies to rent seekers in twilight industries in the billions but can't pay 2 Bob extra per boot to give a defence contract to manufacturing that is in SA the Rustbelt. Its also the first I've heard of defence materiel looking for value for money or efficiencies.
post #51981 of 52472
I was just reading about that also, but it seems it's a different contract for different boots.
post #51982 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Too many bills and now Mrs GF wants a new lounge suite. She wants a King Furniture suite which is on sale.

King Furniture is the TM Lewin of furniture retailing they are *always* "on sale"
post #51983 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I was just reading about that also, but it seems it's a different contract for different boots.

 

Yes, that's right. 

 

The RMW contract is for dress boots, whereas the contract that Rossi missed out on is for combat boots. 

post #51984 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Yes, that's right. 

The RMW contract is for dress boots, whereas the contract that Rossi missed out on is for combat boots. 

This. They wear the RMWs when they do formal marches, functions etc.

I always thought Redback did the combat boots in the past.
post #51985 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post


I always thought Redback did the combat boots in the past.

 

I don't know if Redback are still making the boots, but they certainly made them for much of the past 15 years, since 1999, when the ADF adopted the Redback "Terra Defence Boot" as their standard boot. I don't know where they're made now, but they used to make them in Australia (in Sydney, I believe). 

 

They were pretty good but there were some complaints about sizing issues and also about sole wear, so in 2007 or 2008 the ADF decided to undertake a review of the combat boot and, at the same time, to allow soldiers to wear either the Terra Defence Boot or one of four other boots from a variety of different makers. However, if soldiers wanted to wear anything other than the Terra Defence Boot, they had to fork out their own money for other authorised boot models, which elicited some protests. 

post #51986 of 52472
Some recent purchases:

- 4x Paul Smith business shirts
- Paul Smith Regent suit in French Blue
- 2x Paul Smith cuff links
- 2x Corgi socks
- Michael Bastian for Gant cords
- Loake 1880 for Charles Tyrwhitt brown suede captoes
- Canali black leather captoes with a vibram storm welt sole
post #51987 of 52472
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Originally Posted by suttonzach View Post

King Furniture is the TM Lewin of furniture retailing they are *always* "on sale"

Thank you for that scintillating opinion.

Baxter still do the Army dress shoes.
post #51988 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Thank you for that scintillating opinion.

Don't get me wrong - I own a stack of TM Lewin shirts *and* a King furniture sofa... I just find the marketing approach of both very bemusing.
post #51989 of 52472
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Looks great Jase. Love the subtle brown.
Three! You mentioned the malford before, what did you get?
From Milford got ps london navy suit . From jules b got a blue suit by munro. Munro is a mtm tailors from Amsterdam . There is a thread in styleforum nl regarding munro mtm. It was on sale at $270 shipped 70% off. My size 34 r as well!
post #51990 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 

Noooo, distressed leather is too uncle bad touch, and DB is too decadent. 

 

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Has to be mega conservative for when you're knifing presidents/Labor party members:

 

 

Oh yeah, could go for one of those. Will wear one when I go for ribs at a clandestine meet.

 

 

Nice lid PoP! (Compliments)

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