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Originally Posted by Tano View Post


Shoulder is one of the most important fits to get right, most other measurements can be taken in/out a little bit. Tight shoulder will pull across the back and will make range of motion more difficult. For me, i wouldnt go more than 1/2" less than my ideal shoulder measurement but i do go up to 1" larger and then get the chest and waist taken in. The price seems good


 



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Chester Barrie make (or made) good quality stuff, but speaking personally, I wouldn't get that jacket.
Firstly, the cut looks a bit dated, as the buttons are lower than is the current trend. This was a popular style back in the 1980s, but nowadays (and in earlier decades, too), the buttoning point is typically a bit higher.
Secondly, as the cut looks rather dated, it is too expensive even though I'm sure that it is well-made. You should be able to find a something such as a brand-new-with-tags (BNWT), made-in-Italy Polo RL navy jacket on eBay for only $100 or $200 more than that. Alternatively, here in Australia, look at Herringbone or MJ Bale during sale time if you happen to have a store near you.
Thirdly, the jacket has metal buttons. This is a stylistic choice - blazers usually have metal buttons and some people like them. I prefer brown horn or corozo nut buttons, as they look nice without standing out quite as much as metal buttons. Personally speaking, I think that metal buttons make the jacket a bit less versatile as I'd feel a bit odd wearing it with jeans as well as with trousers.
Fourth and finally, don't buy a jacket if it looks as though the shoulder width is too narrow for you as that is one thing that you cannot alter - you can let out quite a few other seams (by a little bit, at least) but you can't let out the shoulders of a jacket. Before buying online, it's best to find a jacket that fits you well and to take the measurements from that. You can then compare that to the stuff that is available online so as to get a better idea of what will fit you or not.


Its amazing how much knowledge you guys have. Thanks a lot.

 

Hopefully in the next couple years I will be in the same position spreading my knowledge to newer members

 

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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

I'm biting the bullet on a cotton suit I think. Only problem is the fabric I think I want was out of stock and I don't know if it will all be doable before summer is over...
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

lined or 1/4 lined?

Half lined I think they called it, not fully lined anyway.
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Originally Posted by math_grad View Post

Ok guys just started my first 'proper' job and the office dress code oddly requires a tie but no need for a jacket eh.gif I've been searching this forum for recommendations on brands for ties but couldn't find any standouts. Looking for under $60 preferably. I was thinking Herringbone outlet or specials (some for $70 at the moment). Are any of u familiar with 3 wise men, they seemed to have some ok stuff for a reasonable price.

TM Lewin ties are decent for the price I believe, especially when on sale (usually something like 3 for GBP60) and they have a nice range.
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Originally Posted by Deapht View Post

Its amazing how much knowledge you guys have. Thanks a lot.

Hopefully in the next couple years I will be in the same position spreading my knowledge to newer members


Glad to help. I'm in Brisbane, too, and a few StyleForum members here get together on a semi-regular basis for a coffee, lunch or drink, usually in the city. You're welcome to come along to meet up with us if you are interested.
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ehaberdasher sells good quality ties for cheap

 

Corneliani at $45 and benjamin ties for $35

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Keep in mind that it's hard to find a 38s in a solid colour. Especially one you like on b&s. Stay away from Chester by Chester Barrie. It's their cheap diffusion line.
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Can anyone recommend a tailor in Melbourne that has a rivet machine? I've had a button pop off a pair Epaulet chinos that I'd like to get fixed properly.

edit : for the record Epaulet has reimbursed me for the cost of getting it fixed.
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The cricket is on the radio, the country is in holiday mode and the SMH had this from Don'ts for Wives first published in 1913.

Dont let your husband wear a voilet tie with grass green socks. If he is unhappily devoid of the colour sense he must be forcibily restrained.

Yes well my how we have changed.

Anyone pick up any thing during the BB sale? I finaly got the cordovan wallet i have been lusting after for a while.

And in terms of Sydeny sales I picked up a nice Zegna tie from Heny Bucks and hopefully i will be joining the exodus to P Johnson to pick up suit for winter thinking a midnight blue pin stripe fabric, hope to get to the show room in the next week?
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Originally Posted by math_grad View Post

Ok guys just started my first 'proper' job and the office dress code oddly requires a tie but no need for a jacket eh.gif I've been searching this forum for recommendations on brands for ties but couldn't find any standouts. Looking for under $60 preferably. I was thinking Herringbone outlet or specials (some for $70 at the moment). Are any of u familiar with 3 wise men, they seemed to have some ok stuff for a reasonable price.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I'm all about Lands End on the low end (very good value, esp. on the 'bay, and they have 3.25" widths), and Sam Hober on the high. Don't really need much else...

+1 on Sam Hober, fantastic ties and great value for money. Delivery takes about 4 weeks from the date an order is placed.
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Also, for anyone starting a tie collection, I can't emphasis enough what a good idea it is to focus on quality ties with simple (soporific?) designs. Like these: http://www.styleforum.net/t/104040/soporific-tie-porn
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Edited by Deapht - 4/25/12 at 3:29am
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Just bought a khaki cotton summer suit with patch pockets from Herringbone today for $350 plus alterations. Given that my last two suits were P Johnson, I of course had to make some compromises on fit; mainly the jacket length is on the short side (say 2 or 3cm) but given its more of a 'casual summer suit' I am sure that I can pull it off and make it work (especially at that price).

Which leads me to my next thought, that it is time to contact Tom to get another 'proper' suit made up; I am thinking of sticking with my usual three-piece plus an extra pair of trousers. I am leaning towards a either dark grey/charcoal or a navy/dark blue pin/rope/chalk stripe. Any thoughts on which I should prioritise?
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Just bought a khaki cotton summer suit with patch pockets from Herringbone today for $350 plus alterations. Given that my last two suits were P Johnson, I of course had to make some compromises on fit; mainly the jacket length is on the short side (say 2 or 3cm) but given its more of a 'casual summer suit' I am sure that I can pull it off and make it work (especially at that price).
Which leads me to my next thought, that it is time to contact Tom to get another 'proper' suit made up; I am thinking of sticking with my usual three-piece plus an extra pair of trousers. I am leaning towards a either dark grey/charcoal or a navy/dark blue pin/rope/chalk stripe. Any thoughts on which I should prioritise?

Personally, I think charcoal suits are best worn during winter only, so I would say that navy or a darkish shade of blue is more versatile. Better still, a mid grey.
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Just bought a khaki cotton summer suit with patch pockets from Herringbone today for $350 plus alterations. Given that my last two suits were P Johnson, I of course had to make some compromises on fit; mainly the jacket length is on the short side (say 2 or 3cm) but given its more of a 'casual summer suit' I am sure that I can pull it off and make it work (especially at that price).
Which leads me to my next thought, that it is time to contact Tom to get another 'proper' suit made up; I am thinking of sticking with my usual three-piece plus an extra pair of trousers. I am leaning towards a either dark grey/charcoal or a navy/dark blue pin/rope/chalk stripe. Any thoughts on which I should prioritise?


What suits do you already have?

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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

Personally, I think charcoal suits are best worn during winter only, so I would say that navy or a darkish shade of blue is more versatile. Better still, a mid grey.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post



What suits do you already have?

In the MTM space I already have a French navy and a mid grey. Really what I am trying to do is build a solid wardrobe of MTM suits over time.
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