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

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  1. nabilmust

    nabilmust Well-Known Member

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    I am! [​IMG]
     
  2. Romp

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    +1

    Its all about gauging proportions and balancing them

    As we also discussed - some ties have varied angles - so 8cm at the wide point might still taper aggreeively and give a narrow appearance by the time you get the knot.

    equally with suits it depends on the button balance and the lapel roll and the height of the notch/peak etc
     
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  3. Journeyman

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    Calm down, DB, calm down.


    Exactly. For example, as knit ties don't taper much - they are wide from the knot down - I'll happily wear a 3" wide knit tie. However, most conventional ties look quite narrow after the knot and so I find that a bit of extra width is useful (and no, I'm not making a double entrende, thank you!).
     
  4. burnso

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    Those Brooks Brothers belts are beautiful. Added to list ;)

    I should get serious and take the risk with some HY pants. I guess its just I have 'athletic' legs, so I know for example Robs chinos wouldn't fit or suit me (...and went chino shopping a while back, and only one pair in about five fit, and ended up with some Tommy Hilfiger ones which are a classic fit/ not tapered too much etc). Same issue with jeans.
    Im sure the HY fit is a bit more 'traditional' anyway?

    In other news I went to the Henry Bucks sale today. Intended on looking at ties and possibly a belt. Got neither and instead walked out with a navy sport coat. I am a weak weak man, but I really needed one. 2 minute noodles the next few weeks for dinner I think...
     
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    That is if you keep the same/similar waist size for all your life :)

    What's the quality of the Brooks Brothers belts that you mentioned? Is that what you would consider a quality for-life buy?
     
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    Yeah that's one caveat I suppose :)

    To be honest, while I really like my BB belt, I don't know enough about leather & belt construction to be able to give it an unqualified recommendation. The backing has the look and feel of synthetic, which surprised me a bit--I thought at this price point (I got it on discount, but rrp is ~$120) the construction would be all-leather. I don't know how common this is, or whether it will affect the longevity of the belt.

    One other thing is that the buckle is more gold than silver, which seems a bit like false advertising on their part. Not a big deal, but I expected it to match my steel watch strap.
     
  7. Journeyman

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    I don't have any HY trousers (although I'm seriously thinking about getting some), but I've heard that whilst they are slim, they aren't too slim. Furthermore, Jamison of HY stocks two, different cuts, an Italian-made cut and an American-made cut. The former is slimmer than the latter.

    HY gives pretty good measurements for trousers on the website, including waist, thigh and knee measurements, so you should hopefully be able to compare the measurements to a pair of your existing trousers so as to get a pretty good idea as to whether they will fit or not.

    When I was doing a lot of cycling, I used to often have to get trousers that were a size too big for me, so as to accommodate my thighs and backside, and have them taken in around the waist. However, my waist has now expanded and I just buy my natural waist size nowadays!
     
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    Ive got chunky legs too and issues with most jeans not fitting (fingers crossed on these 3sixteens) - tennis player - so i carry my weight in my legs - thighs/calves/cankles :)

    There is actually subtle difference in our chinos - the Navy and the Brown are more forgiving than the red/white/green. They have 1% of elastane in the fabric so they light and they and comfortable. They dont feel stretchy, rather just soft and comfy.
     
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    That's a shame to hear, re: the synthetic back and gold buckle. I'll steer clear of the BB belt then, especially at that price.
     
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    Thanks. Yeah that's some good info.
     
  11. lachyzee

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    As I understand it the HY American fit is still not as accommodating in the thigh/seat area as the Epaulet Rudy Fit (going by measurement charts), so that's another option to consider if you're ordering OTR from the US.
     
  12. JimmyHoffa

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    DB is upset because he tried to sell me his dignity for $15, he offered multiple times on the many corners of the Sunset Strip. He wanted another pair of brogues, suede this time, I cared not. I turned him down many a time, saying his name and 'phsycial/intellectual capital' only accumulates to the worth of $7.5, and if he wanted his 'new' Dusty suede Brogues, he'd have to take my offer. He accepted. I rejected him once more.

    If this means I am a scab, I wear the badge with honour.

    In all honesty, unlike DB, I wasn't breastfed until I was 30. $20, $30, $40 saved here and there can be the difference between there being food on the table and there not being food on the table. A decent bottle of vodka (wednesday night's meal) is about $30. So forgive me for pushing the envelope a little bit.
     
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    Noooooooo, why did you do that Rob!? Now if someone asks you in person what your famous chinos are made of, you'd be lying if you said, "pure cotton". Any response other than 99% cotton is a lie. They are bound to ask you what the other 1% is, and 'elastine' sounds like nails down a chalkboard. Talk about turning a proud moment into an awkward one.
     
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    I love my 1% elastaine in my cotton golf trousers. They make perfect travelling gear when on planes/cars/trains, too.

    Technically, it's still 'pure cotton', just not "100% pure cotton" - but that's a technicality I won't go into, unsolicited.
     
  15. Purpletiesto

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    haha. I didn't own the pants I wore when I started my business mate, so you can post as many gifs as you like because I love them. Especially this one.
     
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    Four votes for 9cm here.
     
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    Bought two MJ Bale suits today.
     
  18. Selvaggio

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    I know he is not a designer of menswear, but how can anyone remotely connected with the rag trade be this badly dressed?
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    Let me count the ways...
    1. Tie knot looks sculpted from foil
    2. Shirt too tight
    3. Navy button down with an indigo tie
    4. Tie matches pants (or jeggings)
    5. Jacket to tight?
    6. Colour combo just wrong
     
  19. LonerMatt

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    Might be a good time for ole LonerMatt to emerge from the provinces.

    If people are considering doing a HY purchase, let me know there are a few things I'm interested in (pants). Shipping is quite reasonable, though.
     
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    Well its somewhere between 0.01% and 1% ... Its in the fabric because its much more comfortable for a slim cut chino as cotton doesnt have alot of give like wool does. I know its not over 1% because it doesnt feel stretchy at all, just relaxes the fabric. Alot of people ask me about my pants when i wear them and not one has asked the composition ofnthe fabric.. Either way its not something I view as awkward?
     
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