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post #9196 of 53898
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Originally Posted by sonthach54 View Post

Why is it that everything on B&S seems so small? I am big, but not gargantuan. Are all SFers (or at least SF sellers) so diminutive? C'mon guys, how about flogging some 62 suits and jackets? Some 18 shirts? Some 44-46 pants?

Lack of volume (for re-sellers), most SFers do seem to be small.
post #9197 of 53898
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Originally Posted by sonthach54 View Post

Why is it that everything on B&S seems so small? I am big, but not gargantuan. Are all SFers (or at least SF sellers) so diminutive? C'mon guys, how about flogging some 62 suits and jackets? Some 18 shirts? Some 44-46 pants?

Sometimes I ask myself the exact opposite. Why is everything on B&S seem so large? Are all SFers (or at least SF sellers) so chunky? C'mon guys, how about flogging some 36S suits and jackets? Some 15 shirts? Some 30-31 pants?

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post #9198 of 53898
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Sometimes I ask myself the exact opposite. Why is everything on B&S seem so large? Are all SFers (or at least SF sellers) so chunky? C'mon guys, how about flogging some 36S suits and jackets? Some 15 shirts? Some 30-31 pants?
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Good luck finding any 31 pants that aren't also obscenely short, at B&S or anywhere for that matter.
post #9199 of 53898
Vanda Fine Clothing's lapel pins arrived today. They are nice.

I am going to eat dinner now. And polish shoes. I did this the other day.
post #9200 of 53898
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I am going to eat dinner now. And polish shoes. I did this the other day.

This is my fetish foo.gif
post #9201 of 53898
With the festive season so close I haven't had a chance to do the final Part 4 sale thread (hopefully tomorrow) but these are the last 2 I haven't posted.

The first one is a mid blue check which is a perfect summer tie. Would be great with french blues, mid to light greys and tan cotton suits.

The second is somewhat of a mystery fabric, because I didn't order it! But it came anyway. It's a wool check with a dark olive base and blue and red accompanying checks. I'm going to keep it in the range as I really like it, but I doubt it will be a big seller for another 5 months or so until the temperature drops a bit. Which will still work fine for the store opening in March. I'm looking ahead to try and find a new mid grey flannel suit to wear this with in winter already.

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1) Mid blue check silk in classic construction - $79.95
2) Olive green wool check with blue and red in classic construction - $79.95
post #9202 of 53898

^^^ I really like the second one. Looks like a great autumn tie.

post #9203 of 53898
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

^^^ I really like the second one. Looks like a great autumn tie.

The second tie reminds me of a certain sport coat in your wardrobe, Mr. Nelson wink.gif
post #9204 of 53898
anyone know of a cheap UK proxy service?
post #9205 of 53898
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


The second tie reminds me of a certain sport coat in your wardrobe, Mr. Nelson wink.gif

It's terrible - I'm already creating my 'to buy' list for 2012!

 

 

post #9206 of 53898
Hi Aussies

I want to ask for a bit of advice: my SF journey started about a year ago, and in that time I've made a whole bunch of purchases--shoes, trousers, pocket squares, ties, shirts etc. All good stuff. What I don't have yet are any decent jackets (I don't really need suits--have a couple that I got made in Vietnam a few years ago that are serviceable for now).

I'd like to start with a decent all-purpose navy sport coat and then something else basic (maybe a lighter blue linen sport coat for the warmer months). I've got about $1000 to spend, but this is not money I'm going to have to spend on clothes again anytime soon. Ideally I would get (at least) two jackets out of that.

The reason I haven't already shot my wad is that the options here in Australia are so f'kin limited, and also that I'm (I think) pretty hard to fit. My chest measures about 39" and my waist about 33" (size 30 trousers almost always fit perfectly--not sure how this makes sense), so this is between a 36 and a 38 I think, and the further complication is that my arms are really long--my arm measurement for MTM shirts is 27" (69.5cm), which I'm pretty sure is well out of line for my chest measurement.

If I lived in the US I'd whip into a Brooks Brothers or department store, try on dozens of reasonably priced jackets, find some that fit well (with alterable sleeves perhaps) and then buy or order online. In Australia, what do I do?

Option 1 is to go straight for P.Johnson and blow the whole wad on a classic navy sportcoat. This is tempting, but doesn't get me much bang for my buck. Option 2 is...actually, what the fck is Option 2?

Help, if you can, please.
post #9207 of 53898
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

what do I do?
Option 1 is to go straight for P.Johnson and blow the whole wad on a classic navy sportcoat. This is tempting, but doesn't get me much bang for my buck. Option 2 is...actually, what the fck is Option 2?
Help, if you can, please.

Option 2 which is get up a 6.30 am on Boxing Day and brave the sales try DJ's and any other major department or men's store which is open that day in Melbourne and pray. If no luck then revert to option 1.

Good luck.
post #9208 of 53898
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Hi Aussies
I want to ask for a bit of advice: my SF journey started about a year ago, and in that time I've made a whole bunch of purchases--shoes, trousers, pocket squares, ties, shirts etc. All good stuff. What I don't have yet are any decent jackets (I don't really need suits--have a couple that I got made in Vietnam a few years ago that are serviceable for now).
I'd like to start with a decent all-purpose navy sport coat and then something else basic (maybe a lighter blue linen sport coat for the warmer months). I've got about $1000 to spend, but this is not money I'm going to have to spend on clothes again anytime soon. Ideally I would get (at least) two jackets out of that.
The reason I haven't already shot my wad is that the options here in Australia are so f'kin limited, and also that I'm (I think) pretty hard to fit. My chest measures about 39" and my waist about 33" (size 30 trousers almost always fit perfectly--not sure how this makes sense), so this is between a 36 and a 38 I think, and the further complication is that my arms are really long--my arm measurement for MTM shirts is 27" (69.5cm), which I'm pretty sure is well out of line for my chest measurement.
If I lived in the US I'd whip into a Brooks Brothers or department store, try on dozens of reasonably priced jackets, find some that fit well (with alterable sleeves perhaps) and then buy or order online. In Australia, what do I do?
Option 1 is to go straight for P.Johnson and blow the whole wad on a classic navy sportcoat. This is tempting, but doesn't get me much bang for my buck. Option 2 is...actually, what the fck is Option 2?
Help, if you can, please.


Maybe try Herringbone. The quality of the jackets are pretty good and you should be able to get them altered to suit you. The staff love what they do. In any case, no harm in trying.

 

post #9209 of 53898
I don't have that much experience but if you're prepared to put in the time regular trips/calls to Azzaro might be rewarding.
post #9210 of 53898
Can anyone recommend some mid-grey lightweight, slim fitting trousers with a lowish rise for a reasonable price for summer? I've been thinking howard yont but I would like to stay around the $100 mark if possible. Or am I dreaming?
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