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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

 

 

Speaking of shoes I see Double Monk will be stocking som Aldens soon. Anyone have any inside word on what models? Presume the unlined chukka would have to be one of them. Maybe the tassel loafers as well? They are probably the two most iconic shoes they make.

 

 

That's interesting, although I suspect that they will be pretty expensive. I would have thought that a No.8 shell cordovan longwing would be one of their most iconic models, either that or the Indy boot.

 

Alden have really, really cracked down on vendors shipping overseas over the past couple of years so unless you live in a country that stocks them, it's been very difficult to get them (although I suppose I could always have got off my lazy backside and figured out how to use a shipping forwarder). It will be handy to have a stockist located in Australia.

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MIne is from B&T, not SteadyState.

 

And no jacket.. holding off on suits at the moment. I am a fan of the Florentine silhouette and lean towards it more than the Neapolitan one. Maybe some day I'll give B&T a go

 

Joe's examined my Iris commissions and reckons there's no need to change tailors. So, there.

 

Thanks. Are you saying that Iris Tailor are proponents of the Florentine style? I understand though. I like short skirts too. 

 

 

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Thanks. Are you saying that Iris Tailor are proponents of the Florentine style? I understand though. I like short skirts too. 
Iris construction and handiwork on nabils jackets are top notch. I find it her style more English rather than Florentine but perhaps it's the shoulders that she does for Nabil

 

Like most tailors in Asia, she's trained in the English style because the Asian Master Tailors of yore were predominantly trained in the English style.

 

The development of Iris' style is very interesting and storied.


 

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It has to do Gshen's multiple interactions with her. Gerald started her working on a very un-English (more Florentine/Neapolitan, sometimes hybrid) style. They started from scratch, as opposed to modifying the English patterns she was used to working off. She had to draft new patterns altogether (this is why some of us are comfortable with labelling her work as bespoke, even though Iris herself doesn't).

 

It was after his foray with Iris (well documented on a thread here) that a handful of other Singaporean blokes started visiting her. If memory serves me right, GW has also commissioned some work with Iris while he used to travel through Singapore. I could be wrong, I've never really asked GW himself.

 

Once Iris knew we were Gerald's mates, she knew we were after "the Styleforum cut" which was her light-hearted way of referring to the Florentine/Neapolitan look. I use both terms loosely here because not many of us were too strict with the differences in the styles. We also often asked for a hybrid of the different styles. Which is why it is hard to pin down what her house style is, by just looking at Gerald's or my commissions. It still retains an English style for brand new customers who don't ask for "the StyleForum cut".

 

post #52158 of 58001
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

A question for the wise men re alterations is it easier and or better to let trousers out or take them in?

Part of that would depend on the cut, but also on the fabric design and on the age of the garment. While normally there are no issues I've occasionally had bad experiences in both directions. I'd be reluctant to let out the seat of trousers that are a bit old, because the newly-vidible fabric may be slightly different in colour to the rest. I had another experience where I had some (newish) trousers taken in quite a bit, and the fabric just ended up looking odd, so I stopped wearing them.
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Depends on the Age of the person.
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If under 12, get them a Wii U, the new Mario Kart is incredible, Super Smash Brothers looks ace, and Super Mario 3D World is really quite challenging, which is refreshing. The new Legend of Zelda game next year will be great too.

I haven't been really impressed by the Xbox One, and I chose the PlayStation 4 when it came time to buy a new Console. In saying that, the PS4 has suffered the same curse as it's predecessor upon launch, the games library is really small, but since E3 we have seen that some killer games are coming out very soon, so I'd go the PS4.


Cheers fh.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

My advice is that your time would be more productively spent contributing to house cleaning, tidying up a bit, cooking and bit more and fixing stuff around the house. hth.


Helpful, as ever.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Happy birthday son. Hope you like your 'contributing to house cleaning, tidying up a bit, cooking and bit more and fixing stuff around the house'.

Doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

Spot on.
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It would be between the ps4 and the wiiu. The wiiu has some good titles and is great when you have people over.

Thanks. Hadn't considered wiiu.
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Anyone know anything about garment steamers?

Considering this one from Aldi for my suits

http://www.stirlingappliances.com.au/product-categories/clean/garment-steamer.html

Seems like a decent deal given that the cheapest Jiffy steamers are $400...?
Edited by lachyzee - 7/21/14 at 1:01am
post #52161 of 58001
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

 

 

That's interesting, although I suspect that they will be pretty expensive. I would have thought that a No.8 shell cordovan longwing would be one of their most iconic models, either that or the Indy boot.

 

Alden have really, really cracked down on vendors shipping overseas over the past couple of years so unless you live in a country that stocks them, it's been very difficult to get them (although I suppose I could always have got off my lazy backside and figured out how to use a shipping forwarder). It will be handy to have a stockist located in Australia.

 

I bought a pair from Leathersoul via e-mail just last year, its a shame you don't see them regularly releasing new models and posting it online like they used to. 

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Anyone know anything about garment steamers?

Considering this one from Aldi for my suits

http://www.stirlingappliances.com.au/product-categories/clean/garment-steamer.html

 

I had a mid range one a while ago it worked well for freshening up suits and removing wrinkles in them but the claims of being able to do away with an iron for other things like shirts are greatly exaggerated in my opinion.  At the end of the day its just steam for the purposes of freshening up suits/removing wrinkles should be fine although with the cheaper ones you tend to find they can spit and sputter a bit rather than producing a steady flow of steam.

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Mm I am not considering steaming the canvas/lapel areas of the suit, just arm, crotch and behind the knee wrinkles.

Given the ridiculously generous Aldi returns policy, I might just give it a go.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Mm I am not considering steaming the canvas/lapel areas of the suit, just arm, crotch and behind the knee wrinkles.

Given the ridiculously generous Aldi returns policy, I might just give it a go.

 

yeah given the above, why not.  Let us know how you go.

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Mm I am not considering steaming the canvas/lapel areas of the suit, just arm, crotch and behind the knee wrinkles.
could be a bit painful. I'd suggest just rubbing in face moisturiser at nights.
Edited by fxh - 7/21/14 at 1:56am
post #52166 of 58001
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

A question for the wise men re alterations is it easier and or better to let trousers out or take them in?

Part of that would depend on the cut, but also on the fabric design and on the age of the garment. While normally there are no issues I've occasionally had bad experiences in both directions. I'd be reluctant to let out the seat of trousers that are a bit old, because the newly-vidible fabric may be slightly different in colour to the rest. I had another experience where I had some (newish) trousers taken in quite a bit, and the fabric just ended up looking odd, so I stopped wearing them.
GF, as CD says it depends on a lot of things. I've learnt by stuffing things up. And luckily I've been able to take apart destructively a load of high and low end clothes and shoes etc and discuss them with experienced people who can sew and make stuff.
Explain a bit more your dilemma.
post #52167 of 58001
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Anyone know anything about garment steamers?Considering this one from Aldi for my suitshttp://www.stirlingappliances.com.au/product-categories/clean/garment-steamer.htmlSeems like a decent deal given that the cheapest Jiffy steamers are $400...?
I got 5 or so a year or more ago on discount sale.. A few people here got one off me. I didn't get one for myself in the end, but I get to use one, a " professional" model, although I'm not sure its any better. They are used extensively in women's wear and work well, as a lot of it is better steamed than ironed. For myself I can do my own patented steam/light touch iron on jackets and trousers just as quick as firing up a steamer. Especially for one or two garments. But if doing 5- 10 creased suits, steamer is better. And if doing womenswear much better.
post #52168 of 58001
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

GF, as CD says it depends on a lot of things. I've learnt by stuffing things up. And luckily I've been able to take apart destructively a load of high and low end clothes and shoes etc and discuss them with experienced people who can sew and make stuff.
Explain a bit more your dilemma.

fxh

Due to continued weight loss I am a bit loath to spend on clothing, aside from a couple of jumpers a Field Coat and Argyles. I am wondering considering next winter is 10 months away if I should go for a size 36. Part of me thinks be confident but I wonder when my weight will plateau and stabilise. Aside from the potential to get some new corduroy trousers there are a couple of pairs of winter trousers BB grey flannel pleated a pair of Zegna fish tail trousers hardly worn. By the by send me a Postal Address as I have some shirts H&H for DFS.
post #52169 of 58001

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/myer-snaps-up-labels-from-rival-david-jones-in-battle-to-win-over-high-fashion-blokes/story-fni0cvc9-1226993928198?nk=5049f421a6af9fb2ce5284608e1d5c10

 

Contrast pick-stitching, marketing featuring overuse of the word "gentleman" and the fastest changing product catalog in Aussie menswear history coming to a Myer near you.

 

Very, very bad news for TM Lewin and Rhodes and Beckett.

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post
 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/myer-snaps-up-labels-from-rival-david-jones-in-battle-to-win-over-high-fashion-blokes/story-fni0cvc9-1226993928198?nk=5049f421a6af9fb2ce5284608e1d5c10

 

Contrast pick-stitching, marketing featuring overuse of the word "gentleman" and the fastest changing product catalog in Aussie menswear history coming to a Myer near you.

 

Very, very bad news for TM Lewin and Rhodes and Beckett.

 

Don't worry, I'm sure they'll outdo them by tripling their range of non-iron shirts. 

 

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Got a pair of Shurons today in the mail. 

 

The height of the demo lenses are probably too long for my tastes. 

 

Does anyone know if its possible to get them made up shorter? Or am I best just to leave it as is?

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