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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.
post #9362 of 54907
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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.
post #9364 of 54907

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.
post #9367 of 54907
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
post #9370 of 54907

zx


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?
post #9372 of 54907
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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?

post #9374 of 54907
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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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Originally Posted by Deapht View Post



sounds great, but Im a bit hesitant though. Seeing as just starting to change up my style, my wardrobe is kinda lacking. Do you guys all wear $5000 suits or would jeans or even shorts be alright?

Jeans or shorts would earn you twenty lashes with the Official Tie
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