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

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  1. g-banger

    g-banger Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i thought the fit looked great on you mate, my only preference is that they needed more tapering from the knee down. Overal i reckon the price/quality ratio for Japan blue jeans are pretty good, if your after not to skin tight japanese denim then these are a good compromise.

    FYI - I have a pair of Japan Blue JB0101 SIZE 31 for sale (check sig). This is the previous model to the ones mike has and they were chain stitched to 32inch.

    Re: Mikhail also - i feel the 80 bucks is worth it for the work, he did an absolutely top notch job on mine and when i had my tapered in the legs he even left some room just incase my calfs grow.

    p.s jason (CW), im giving cottonwork one more shot if this next shirt is a dud them im back to OTR. do you guys measure a previous fitting shirt or use body measurements for a better fit? i keep getting mixed results with measuring a previous shirt.

    it's only wednesday i need a drink
     
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  2. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Observations re hats. This may interest you fxh.

    Over the last few days I've noticed a few men wearing hats around town. This morning I saw one wearing a fedora style, and another bloke in a tweed/felt trilby type hat (actually looked better than it sounds). And they weren't misfits, #menswear types or hipsters either.

    The one bloke I particularly remember was in a pretty standard Anthony Squires type charcoal pinstripe suit that was well worn judging by the wrinkles on the back (nothing that would gain accolades here but it looked ok on him without being showy), and black RM boots. Pretty standard fare; definitely not a "dresser", just your average Jow Blow in a bog standard suit, but in this instance paired with a grey fedora with a red feather. Most wouldn't give him a second look despite his hat. Overall his outfit had harmony and he looked like you could take him seriously if you met him.

    I'll be interested to see how many more men start wearing hats as part of their business dress as the weather gets cooler. I doubt we're going to see a return to the 1940s but maybe it's becoming more acceptable to wear a hat without looking like a Cagney impersonator.
     
  3. TheWraith

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    I hope so. It's a look I wouldn't mind seeing return.
     
  4. nabilmust

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    Rob, the 201s that MS wore that day might not be suitable for you, I think.

    I only base that opinion on how the Sixteens seem to be coming along for you. MS is a lanky chap, they were fine on him.

    With my child bearing hips and generous thighs, I would have had to size up on the waist to fit into the jeans.

    I think. I wasn't checking out MS (sorry Mike) so this is from a fleeting image in my memory.
     
  5. lennier

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    Awesome bargains at the R&B sale..

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  6. ColdEyedPugilist

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    ColdEyedPugilist Well-Known Member

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    Hey Nabil

    How's things?

    Sorry I couldn't make it the other night, but when one has a sick child...

    Love your Iris Tailor stuff BTW; might try commisioning something with them next time I'm back in SG.

    Should catch up for lunch sometime, maybe get the rest of the ex-AC/ RI Sydney crowd together.
     
  8. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Tweed Jacket, Gloweave bule check shirt, striped tie, moleskins, RM Boots chestnut Macquarie ask Gerry Nelson for polishing lessons and mandatory Akubra hat.
     
  9. tobiasj

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    Hi all

    I've been thinking about coats for cooler weather lately (this is a massive hole in my wardrobe: I don't have any), and there are so many different types. I know this is a bit ridiculous but I feel an OCD need to classify/systematise them so I can work out what I need. One of the goals is also to work out which styles are the most versatile, so that I can put money into those rather than owing a whole slew of lesser-quality outerwear.

    So: cooler weather (in Melbourne) calls for rain protection and some warmth. The you have work and casual applications, with the major differences being style, but also that work outerwear needs to be able to fit over a suit jacket.

    That being the case, would one need perhaps four coats?:

    Casual rain
    --Something like this: www.llbean.com/llb/shop/68624?feat=593-GN1&page=trail-model-rain-jacket ($79)

    Casual warm
    --Maybe a peacoat

    Work rain
    --Mac/raincoat (http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Stone-Rain-Mac/40685,en_AU,pd.html?start=2&cgid=Mens-Coats)

    Work warm
    --??

    Thoughts? Are my categories meaningful? Favourite styles in each category?
     
  10. lennier

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    In the work warm category I have a charcoal covert coat that I rather like.
     
  11. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Toby, I think you are spot on with that approach. I have a similar line up. Melbourne's weather is so capricious you need versatility.

    I would recommend getting a longer Mac to give better protection to your trousers. Work warm would be a top coat. I know some people say in Melbourne it is not needed, but I disagree. I wear one frequently in winter.

    For the rain jacket, I would invest in something better, Berghaus or Fjällräven. You can often get a really good rain coat on sale at the outdoor shops in and around Little Bourke Street. Costs more, but will last better, look better and provide better protection.

    Also, I would throw a Harrington into the mix, something half way between the rain jacket and the pea coat.
     
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  12. tobiasj

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    Yes, a lighter casual jacket is probably necessary as well. So perhaps we have:

    Casual:
    -- Rain jacket
    -- Harrington
    -- Pea coat

    Work:
    -- Mac
    -- Top coat / covert coat

    Where do the rustic Barbours et al fit into this? I quite like the look of quilted jackets, and I think some people wear them over suit jackets?
     
  13. The Ernesto

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    I love quilted as well, but would never wear it over a suit.
     
  14. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Having lived in Melbourne a Mac would be good for both work and casual wear. A Pea Coat by all means and definitely a rain coat as opposed to a jacket guess it depends how far you have to walk to tram or train.

    J Crew had a good selection of jackets on sale and i picked a pea coat up for $120 oz I think plus the $10 shipping.

    I don't know what a good Mac would cost brand new close to a grand? and for that sort of money you could invest in a good Trench which would be both rain, work and casual proficient.
     
  15. Pink Socks

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    I have two quilted Barbours. One in olive, in good condition, which I wear with everything, including suits, when it is a little cold or wet, and one in blue which is a bit older that I wear anytime I might get a bit dirty, holidaying, manual weekend work, outdoor sports etc (it is easy to machine wash). They are light weight, easy to throw on and off (and stuff in a corner if necessary), go with most outfits, comfortable and quite flattering, in my opinion.

    Oh, and reasonable cheap online if you look around.
     
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    Yes, and if you get one with a removable liner it will keep you dry at work and on the weekends from autumn through spring. Though there is nothing worse than someone wearing a trench coat on a sunny day IMO...

    If it isn't wet, I generally prefer to layer up to a thicker sportscoat, rather than wear bulky coats which have to be checked at restaurants etc. I do have an overcoat but, like my trench coat, I don't really wear it all that often. I'd miss them if I didn't have them but they are foul weather garments.
     
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  18. nabilmust

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    I'm good, mate. And all good about that night - there's always another one in the near future to look forward to.

    Lunch sounds good! I'm pretty free and easy to come to the middle of the city, around the Westfield, to catch up for lunch.

    Re: Iris, thank you. The husband-wife team there really are proper bespoke tailors. They don't just add that as a prefix for higher prices.
     
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    Lucky you're already married then PS :)
     
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