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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    I can do Tuesday but can't stay for long - house guests.
     
  2. The Ernesto

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    How about Romeo Lane in Crossley St (under Suit Shop) at 5.30pm?
     
  3. Spandexter

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  4. Gerry Nelson

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    Yeah, that's why @Master-Classter is spending time with the ones he loves most [​IMG]
     
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  5. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty under the pump this week, sorry guys.
     
  6. California Dreamer

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    Silly US import - like Halloween. :stirpot:
     
  7. California Dreamer

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    Sounds good.
     
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  8. Spandexter

    Spandexter Well-Known Member

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    Don't disagree but none the less the wife will expect me home after work for a dinner.
     
  9. fxh

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    You try to sneak up on me when I'm asleep and Ms fxh will slice you lengthwise with a carving knife. Malaka
     
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  10. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    Can do Tuesday but have a meeting @ 6pm
     
  11. fxh

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    mmh - meeting @ 2pm now - likely free by 4pm
     
  12. fxh

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    I used to be anti now I'm getting to like Halloween - its promoting neighbourliness. I do hate that no one understands what Trick or Treat means. Naturally I give all the kids a rant lecture - small helpful word.
     
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    Man up - like @Ernesto - once he stayed out till 7.30 pm!!!
     
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  15. Osiris2012

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    Thanks sharing CD, interesting use of technology.

    If it works I can see how in some cases even with a skilled tailor it could potentially eliminate some of the iterations to get a persons fit. At the lower end of the market like Indochina, I dare say this would provide better measurements, capture all the data need and provide a consistent process etc.

    The real test would be to have a suit made up of a similar fabric, one from a skilled tailor vs the machine and see the end result and if similar compare time v cost etc.
     
  16. BananaKing

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    Hi guys,

    Any recommendations where I might try to begin to look for an odd light grey waistcoat?

    Had a quick glance at what suitsupply, MJB and TM lewin have up on their websites. Only MJB had a sold(ish) grey waistcoat. Any other options?

    Cheers
     
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  17. sliq

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  18. Journeyman

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    Have a look at a few other UK websites, particularly companies that also do more formal wear (Royal Ascot etc) as they'll have a range of double- and single-breasted waistcoats in light colours - buff, pale blue, dove grey and so on.

    The disadvantage, of course, is that you won't be able to try it on before buying.

    One place that springs to mind is Pakeman Catto & Carter: http://www.pakeman.co.uk/category/223/Formal_Waistcoats

    You can also get vintage stuff from Savile Row firms from places like "Savvy Row": http://www.savvyrow.co.uk/collections/morningwear

    I don't know if Marks & Spencer or other UK dept stores will ship to Australia but you can quite possibly get something similar from them, too - just look under "morning dress" or "formal dress" or something like that.
     
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  19. The Ernesto

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    Malaka, hehehe.
     
  20. Petepan

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    I believe It would certainly raise the average standard of fits. Given enough data and iterations, it should get quite good. There are still certain aspects of aesthethics which requires human input, eg cloth selection, padding and canvas sculpting, etc, but with a mass market, good enough is enough.
     
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