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I get more and more disappointed at the offerings Australia has for menswear. 

 

 

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I am off to the 'big smoke' (Sydney) on Friday and are the Herringbone knit ties on sale? And if so which store has the best selection?

I might have a look at DJ's and wander around Centrepoint.

Any one here use Creed Green Irish Tweed? If so how would you rate it and describe it?
post #9288 of 52584
Fit critique please:

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Am I right in thinking the sleeves are a fraction short? What about the jacket itself -- also short?

This is the jacket from a fused Herringbone suit in 130s wool. $645 -- reckon it's worth it? (I'd say it's a bit expensive...)
post #9289 of 52584
Sleeves too short.

Doesn't seem expensive to me, are the pants included at that price?
post #9290 of 52584
@tobiasj: The sleeves are a bit short, the jacket length is perfect to me though.
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Thanks guys. Yes the price includes trou as well. Anyone hazard a guess as to whether this jacket is Osaka block? Regardless, I like the cut. I suppose $645 is reasonable for a staple OTR suit, though I wonder whether I should put it towards P Johnson instead...
post #9292 of 52584
Agree with other comments. Sleeves too short. Jacket length OK.
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so i'm getting a lil bigger in the middle and I need to let out the waist in one of my old blazers. Can anyone recommend a tailor in Sydney? Sorry getting fit is not an option
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I posted on the main board about this as well, and some people said that the button stance on the jacket (pics above) is too high. I don't know much about button stance, but does anyone agree that it would ideally be different?
post #9295 of 52584
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I posted on the main board about this as well, and some people said that the button stance on the jacket (pics above) is too high. I don't know much about button stance, but does anyone agree that it would ideally be different?


My preference is for the first button to be at my waist or very close. I don't know what the ideal would be.

 

On another note, American Tailors are getting some new Carminas in very shortly :)

 

Also, when I was at Henry Buck's in Melbourne on Boxing Day, I overheard one of the staff mentioning that their big sale was on Feb 3 and that this one was just a small one. 

post #9296 of 52584
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I posted on the main board about this as well, and some people said that the button stance on the jacket (pics above) is too high. I don't know much about button stance, but does anyone agree that it would ideally be different?

Agree that the sleeves are too short, but they should be able to be let out a little bit. I don't think that Herringbone does working buttonholes on suits anymore and if so, that would make it easier to let the sleeves out.

The suit would be on the Osaka block, and I think that it is a three-roll-to-two (ie the lapel rolls down to the second button, and you don't button the top button). I think that the buttoning stance is fine, particularly as it is a 3-roll-2.

For my tastes, the jacket is perhaps just a touch short, but it's certainly not a dealbreaker. As long as you can lengthen the sleeves a bit I think that it will look good.
post #9297 of 52584
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I posted on the main board about this as well, and some people said that the button stance on the jacket (pics above) is too high. I don't know much about button stance, but does anyone agree that it would ideally be different?
That's a load of bullshit that the Button point is too high. It looks great bar the sleeve length which easily fixable these days on herringbone stuff
post #9298 of 52584
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

True, but these are handmade and vary slightly is size.
FWIW I'm an RM Williams 9

hence it's important to know, how to fit your shoes, imo.
post #9299 of 52584
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I posted on the main board about this as well, and some people said that the button stance on the jacket (pics above) is too high. I don't know much about button stance, but does anyone agree that it would ideally be different?

tobias - always a bit risky making pronouncements on fit etc for people you don't know on the basis of a dodgy photo. But you did ask.

Its always a bit hard to tell about a suit when the whole suit isn't on and theres no tie or white shirt in a photo.

Theres something off about the whole thing for you. ( going back I realise the first photo the jacket bottom is caught up on one side and in the bottom photo its still stitched up. - not all so bad after all)

Its almost long enough if that was all there was but also the sleeves look a bit short. Or rather it looks to me as if you have long arms and you certainly seem to have long hands. I'd suggest you need to think in terms of how you shirt, jackets sleeves etc might fit you best and not emphasise the long arms and hands ( if indeed you have long arms). If you do have long arms and then have a LOT of shirt cuff showing - it tends to look as if you have slipped on your small brothers jacket and it doesn't fit. Someone with shorter arms doesn't have this problem so much. You might do better with longer jacket sleeves and showing a lot less cuff.

If the sleeve and length looks a bit short then maybe you need a different jacket to get the proportions right rather than just altering that one.

Actually when I look at the middle photo again, (the one with that fish swimming past!!) the jacket looks to be long enough. It will look ok with matching pants. I suspect you have long arms and need to make allowance.

How tall are you? what size waist?

Button stance is largely a matter of preference. I think with a tie that that jacket button point will be ok on you.
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Anyone know where to get boot trees, or will normal shoe trees work just as well? Thanks.
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