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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

Saw a suit on sale at MJ Bale today
Supposedly from their top range ($1300 retail) reduced to $600

Worth it?

It's a reasonably nice navy and fits pretty well in my uninformed opinion

The salesman wanted to take in the jacket at the waist for $90 and the pants for $40, but otherwise it fit well
So it really ends up being a $730 suit

 

MJ Bale's made-in-Japan suits are good, so if it fits you, then I'd say that's a good deal. 

 

Alteration costs are a bit higher than I'd expect as that's pretty much the price that you'd be charged if you took them to a tailor - I'd expect that MJ Bale would pay quite a bit less and they'd normally charge you their cost price for alterations. 

post #67067 of 67946
[/quote]Or just get the black bay with nato
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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

Does anyone here wear a titanium watch?

I ask because I'm allergic to stainless steel, and I've recently discovered that a possible solution is a titanium watch.

Any experience/recommendations?

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I don't, but I have some friends who do. 

It depends upon style and size. 

If you don't mind a larger watch and if you're happy with a sports watch, rather than a dress watch, then the Tudor Pelagos is a great option:




Omega also make a Seamaster "Planet Ocean" diving watch in titanium, but it's about twice the price of the Tudor:





Looking at less expensive watches, Citizen (owned by Seiko) also make a few titanium watches:

http://www.citizenwatches.com.au/collections/super-titanium.html?case_material=19&limit=all

They also look sporty, although this particular model is more of a classical, dress watch:

http://www.citizenwatches.com.au/collections/super-titanium/aw1240-57l.html



By the way, at the risk of doubting you, are you sure that you're allergic to *all* stainless steel, or just to the lower quality stuff? 

I'm reminded of a friend of mine who had a cheap diving-style watch by Lorus or something like that (cheap Japanese-owned brand) back when we were at university and he got a bad rash on his wrist. When he looked at the back of the watch, part of the case-back and even part of the side of the watch case had been corroded - partially corroded away - by his sweat and he ended up with a really nasty rash on his wrist that took a couple of weeks to heal. 

When he got a watch made from a better grade of stainless steel, he didn't have a rash and he didn't have any corrosion problems. 

Edited by md2010 - 12/26/15 at 11:15pm
post #67068 of 67946
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Or just get the black bay with nato
 

 

Yes - a NATO strap will cover the back of the watch so that the metal won't (or largely won't, depending on how you flex your wrist) come into contact with your skin. 

 

Another tactic would be to leave the clear factory sticker on the back of the watch, instead of removing it, so that your skin doesn't come into contact with the back of the watch. If the sticker peels off of its own accord after some time, you could always replace it with a circle of "Contact" plastic film or something similar. 

post #67069 of 67946
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

being on here makes you buy once cry once. so I haven't bought anything from the current sales 😁 (yet). I did check into a couple of MJ Bales, Herringbone and RL and nothing caught my eye.
I snapped up one of their few remaining "1.5 breasted" Dawkins fashion jackets from the start of their this years A/W collection. I guess its because the fold over is not as far as traditional DBs.
Bought 38R, but fits like a 36S, with very short length and really snug fit.

Noticed that Brooks Bros are 70% off everything in outlets today. Mostly 346 rubbish but I did get tempted by a check wool jacket in Milano fit from 1818 line down to $210 which is very good price. There are also a couple of full canvased 1818 jackets available for $250. Also got tempted by a canvas holdall for $38. Didn't jump on any of the stuff from sheer willpower and self loathing.
post #67070 of 67946
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Or just get the black bay with nato

 

Yes - a NATO strap will cover the back of the watch so that the metal won't (or largely won't, depending on how you flex your wrist) come into contact with your skin. 

Another tactic would be to leave the clear factory sticker on the back of the watch, instead of removing it, so that your skin doesn't come into contact with the back of the watch. If the sticker peels off of its own accord after some time, you could always replace it with a circle of "Contact" plastic film or something similar. 

I'm surprised and disappointed none of you have suggested 8ace just go the full Agnelli.

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A lot of idiots think l'avvocato was sprezzing it up wearing his watch over his cuff - in fact he just had a nasty nickel allergy.
post #67071 of 67946
Would anyone know are Henry bucks good for returns or notorious for being difficult?
post #67072 of 67946
@Prince of Paisley indeed it's the best advice .
post #67073 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I'm surprised and disappointed none of you have suggested 8ace just go the full Agnelli.

1713423d1361808264-die-blaue-welt-st-moritz-1979-gianni-agnelli.jpg

A lot of idiots think l'avvocato was sprezzing it up wearing his watch over his cuff - in fact he just had a nasty nickel allergy.

Those sunnies... or are they snow goggles?

Hold on a sec... he wears everything on top of everything. Those sunnies are placed over the ear instead of behind.
post #67074 of 67946
Stevie Wright has left the building.
post #67075 of 67946
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Those sunnies... or are they snow goggles?

Hold on a sec... he wears everything on top of everything. Those sunnies are placed over the ear instead of behind.

Was he the first SprezaHero, undies over tights...
post #67076 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Stevie Wright has left the building.

Terrible life story. Rip
post #67077 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I'm surprised and disappointed none of you have suggested 8ace just go the full Agnelli.

 

 

Good to see that Agnelli was wearing a PloProf. 

 

I was thinking of mentioning Gianni, but I thought that eightace is too sensible to start buckling his watch over his cuff. 

 

Although, having said that, there was an Italian shirt brand a few years back that made an odd sort of double cuff that had a hole for the watch face in the top layer of cuff - you'd buckle your watch over the bottom layer of cuff and make sure that you positioned it so that the face could show through the top layer of cuff. Quite odd and cumbersome and rather a gimmick. 

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I wondered whether that was a Ploprof. Makes sense - they were all fitted with a diving clasp on the bracelet, to allow the buckled bracelet some extra width to fit outside a wetsuit. (Hope that makes sense.)

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"PloProf" - the sound your ugly oversized watch makes when you throw it overboard.

- Prof. PoP.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

"PloProf" - the sound your ugly oversized watch makes when you throw it overboard.

- Prof. PoP.

 

 

ProPlop. 

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