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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lachlan, and I must say Luxire have done a good job on the collar of that shirt too.

    Cheers
     
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    My pleasure. I'm sure I'll post some fit pics next winter. :)

    My spider sense was tingling over the exact same thing. I like the natural edge and I like the black calf but just not together. Thanks for confirming the same. I'm looking for a quality shoe that I can wear on a 'biz casual' Friday at work but also with jeans/pants/shirt when I'm out for a nice dinner with my wife (as an example). Budget $500ish. Any suggestions?
     
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    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Or alden indies, red wing GTs, etc etc all the usual SF suspects
     
  5. Gerry Nelson

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    Dark brown RM Williams Kangaroo chukkas would work.

    By the way, I know we're heading into summer here but has anyone seen this before? Patrick Johnson's tips for winter dressing.
     
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    Are any the Sydney forumistas familiar with A Intili Sartoria in Leichhardt?
     
  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    RM Comfort Craftsman in Chestnut Roo if you want a Chelsea boot.

    Also Gerry Nelson do you go down a width with the chukkas in roo? I am normally a G but went to F for my roo boots.
     
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  8. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    X-post from WAYWRN for today, a bit CBD

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    Suit: MJ Bale
    Shirt: Cottonwork light blue
    Tie: Henry Carter Maroon Grenadine 7 fold
    Square: Random Paisley
    Shoes: Meermin MTO captoe
     
  9. elvish

    elvish Well-Known Member

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    Herrignbone is having a rather good sale in Sydney - martin place / castlereigh.
    All suits 500
    shirts & knits (incl cashmere) 69
    ties & links 49
    pants 80 - 120

    copped plain white shirt and one of the old italian cardigans for 150. i'm content
     
  10. thebrownman

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    Nice man, poplin shirt?

    What colour cardigan did you get? :)
     
  11. JimmyHoffa

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    How can you tell when a shirt maker has done a good on job on the collar?
     
  12. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    I'm speaking purely from shape and personal preference for a cutaway collar.
     
  13. JimmyHoffa

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    [​IMG][​IMG] - you spent $5,000 from Mr Porter? You beast. This is SF after all.

    The problem is, once you reach the 10k mark, you will have so many clothes, you won't need to buy anything on sale.

    Someone is downright shitty about MJ Bale and their '2 for $1,000' deal. Also, Bale's shirts at about $50-$70 are clearly having an impact.

    Those two companies have been at war for quite some time.
     
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  14. JimmyHoffa

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    Oh, okay. I thought there might have been a way to tell the quality of tailoring in the collar.

    One thing I have been seeing over the past month or so, is the way some tailors can take shortcuts in construction. It is not noticeable when wearing the clothes, but on close inspection, they are shortcuts designed to save 15 minutes of work for each little area.
     
  15. lachyzee

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    I'm still experimenting with my collar order.

    The one above is an unfused collar with the P Johnson cutaway dimensions (9cm points, 5cm height). I know HC goes with 3.75" points for his shirts which seem to have a fantastic collar - I may try this for a future order. I had 3" points on my first Luxire order which I found to be too short.

    P Johnson goes with light fusing, though. I personally have become quite attached to the comfort factor of an unfused collar, though it will never be as crisp at the end of the day as a fused collar.
     
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  16. lachyzee

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    ^^ Is the aforementioned herringbone sale in Melb too? I have been kinda lusting after one of their cardigans for a while, hoping it will go on sale.

    Popped into MJ Bale for the second time over the w/e - once again I loved the fit and construction of their suits, but unfortunately I would need a 40 jacket but a size 36 trousers to fit my thighs in which would then need $150 worth of alterations to take in the waist and taper the leg somewhat. Not a dealbreaker, but slightly lessens the appeal of the 2 for $1000 deal. Also they only do about 60% of their suits as separates.

    The guy in the store did tell me that apart from the 2/1000 deal on classic suits, they are able to do 1 x classic suit + 1 x collection suit for ~$1200, or 2x collection suit for ~$1400.
     
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    I don't like the contrasting edges - when it comes to Chelsea /Elastic sided boots in general - theres no reason to go outside australian made - RM Williams can give you what you want, millions of combinations, made for australian feet, desired by iGentts worldwide and you CAN TRY THEM ON!
     
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  18. elvish

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    camel.

    MP actually advertised for a EIP team leader earlier this year.

    nope, well i don't believe so. i have to go back to get my shirt as they didn't have a clean one. if you tell me what you want i can pick it up but i need to know size and colour - i'll MMS you before i buy it. Add ~$10 for express post.
     
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    You can always just starch a soft collar.
     
  20. JimmyHoffa

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    That's pretty good!

    So for an extra $200 you get a full-canvassed suit that is made in Japan rather than AUS. I bet the finishing and construction of the collection suits are superior as well.

    Having said that, even if they are very good value there is still the alteration costs, which you mentioned. Whereas something like P Johnson, the alteration costs are built into the price of the suit. Perhaps it is like that postage dilemma a few pages back - the prices shouldn't be separated.

    Did you see how many collection suits they had on offer?
     
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