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

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  1. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Well-Known Member

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    :)
     
  2. Prince of Paisley

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    Thanks Plestor, no need to apologise, I and I'm sure the other guys on the thread appreciate your efforts.

    Nice boots, and though they are a bit lighter than you probably expected I think you could darken them up without too much trouble if you wanted to. Pebble grain tends to age quite nicely anyway.

    I was tossing up whether to get a pair of the FS029s or the Herring Langdales as a winter/wet boot this year. As it happens I've had a brainwave and now have something else in mind. I'll post more details when they arrive.
     
  3. Robert Meredith

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    The mens shop has 40% off suits this weekend, bringing some MJ Bale suits down to < $500. Just FYI.

    Code is SUITS40.
     
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  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    If any one is interested CT has a flyer in todays SMH for shirts for $39 I still have a couple of their's that I wear for work. Found them at one stage to have a greater range of pattens than H&H and H&K.

    Oli2012

    You asked about essential books about menswear this is my humble collection.

    James Sherwood Savile The Master Tailors of British Bespoke and The Perfect Gentleman The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance - pure clothes porn visual eye candy, great books just contemplate and consider

    Sharp Suits Eric Musgrave interesting visually and from a cultural perspective.

    Gentlemen Bernhard Roetzel some posters on AAAC rank it along side Clothes and the Man, which sadly I don't have a copy of. This just arrived the other day so can't comment on it personally yet.

    The Suit A Machiavellian Approach to Style Nicholas Antongiavanni well worth read but don't take it too seriously.

    Bespoke Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed Richard Anderson, great book on one mans individual journeys in tailoring also very informative both culturally and from learning about Bespoke tailoring

    Nicholas Storey History of Mens Fashion What The Well Dress Man is Wearing. Have it by bedside for six months still not read it

    Le Snob Guide to Tailoring Simon Crompton good guide for bespoke and go on actual details about the construction of a suit.

    Style and the Man Flusser Informative about dressing and style a pointer or rule book?

    Adolf Loos Why a Man Should Be Well Dressed interesting historical perspective on class and style at the turn of the 20th Century in Vienna TBM mentioned this on his blog

    ABC of Mens Fahsion Hardy Amies An informed dictionary of concise definitions about mens clothing
     
  5. burnso

    burnso Well-Known Member

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    Hello gents, just got back from Europe and obviously had a great time (first Europe trip).


    I have to say from what I saw, Melbourne is right up there with the best cities in terms of fit and style.

    Few interesting observations looking at the blokes (winter style, workers and daytime mostly):
    Paris: reminded me a lot of Melbourne; - black, black, black jackets and shoes
    - most black mens shoes were the glued together pieces of garbage
    London: also a LOT of black shoes, but at least 80% were nice Goodyear welted
    Amsterdam: didn't notice too much more than the Dutch women looking incredible biking to work ;)

    Anyone else notice these things or anything else noteworthy?


    Bought a few things over there.
    Amsterdam: Massimo Dutti (thanks The Ernesto); picked up a couple cheap cotton type blazers, and pants/ sweater
    Paris: Carmina's for 385 euro (80105 Dark Brown cap toe Simpson last); very impressed with these, they'll easily be my favourite night shoe
    London: Jeans X 2 (Levi's 504s)
    edit: also some blue Addidas Gazelle sneakers for casual

    ... my accommodation averaged 30euro per night, so I'd have no problems strolling in and picking up the Carmina's. Was the right decision.

    Regarding jeans, if anyone was like me and ditched Levi's years ago, it is definitely worth taking another look at them now.
    I was looking for really dark blue plain jeans, and the 504's are shaped very well (straight leg with very slight out taper). They have certainly upped their game in terms of current styling.
    Bought a second pair (mid blue wash) I was so impressed. (Im tall, lean but with 'athletic' legs).

    It is good to be back in Melbourne, feels like a great mix of Paris and London to me in vibe and style. But I do miss French women...
     
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  6. JimmyHoffa

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    Indeed, my friend and ex-classmate Lt Jamie Monckton.
     
  8. aussiejake

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    Are you talking about the cashmere 'smart gloves'? I'm a bit worried about one size fits all with them.
     
  9. wishiwasricher

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    Are the carmina's dark brown or brown? I picked up a pair from the armoury- they are great but they are brown. I would love to have the same pair but darker. Almost espresso if you know what I mean?
     
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    E&G Cappelli ties 40% at http://linksonjack.com/ with SS2013 code. Brings a lot down to $70, seems to be a great price. Any thoughts compared to Drakes and Hober?
     
  11. Pink Socks

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    Yes smart gloves. Fit me well and I have medium (?) size hands. That is to say they are neither chunky or lanky not or they petite or thin.

    Am sure Jason would give you measurements etc.
     
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  12. Simon at Elite

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    If you have five or so minutes to spare there are a couple of my typical verbose (sorry) postings on the affiliate thread

    One with some new specials from Huddersfield Cloth at some unbelievably low prices including a grey Price of Wales wool/silk blend that's on special for less than one seventh of it's normal price. This means I can sell a suit that I would normally charge $2,699 for at only $999. There is also a suiting offer not to be missed.

    The second (even longer) post explains why I think that the offer mentioned above may be the best suiting deal available anywhere today.

    If you're interested in some world class suiting it may be worth five minutes of your life to have a read.
     
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  13. Spandexter

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    II bought a few Cappelli's from linksonjack at their last sale. It's unlined with hand rolled edges and quite light. IMO they compare quite well to Drakes and Hober.

    Edit: be aware they don't have these ties on hand so it takes about 4-6 weeks to have them made and delivered. I gave them a bit of a serve about that.
     
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    They are dark brown. Probably the darkest (choc) brown possible (couldn't imagine darker, they'd be black...).
    It was such a rare treat to try and buy in-store, cheaper than available online.
     
  15. LonerMatt

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    So, any pictures from the trunk show?
     
  16. Gerry Nelson

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    I took a few but haven't had a chance to edit them yet. I'll probably put them up tonight while i'm chilling out at my parents' place.

    Right now, I'm in Kuala Lumpur, stuffed full of my mother's sensational cooking and potentially making my first trip (of this holiday) to Uniqlo.

    Life is good [​IMG]
     
  17. JimmyHoffa

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    Safe travels GN!
     
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  18. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks, MS. Please keep your fingers crossed for minimal waist expansion [​IMG]
     
  19. wishiwasricher

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    Sorry to be a pain- can you send a photo? Would love to grab a pair from carmina direct.
     
  20. Henry Carter

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    G'day all,

    I'm finally home after a long 3 days away! I was at my cousins farm last night in Batlow and haven't had any Internet access till now.

    Firstly I'd just like to say thank you to everyone who turned up on the night, I think you'll all agree it was a great turnout and it was really great getting to meet you all and, putting faces to the names (both usernames and real ones) and having a good chat and a few drinks.

    Special mention to Gerry who both helped out for the night with photos, came out for dinner with us after (along with FXH) and met us at the store Friday morning to take us out for breakfast. Truly as good a guy in person as he is online. Hope you enjoy your holiday mate.

    Re photos, Gerry has some as he mentioned and we also had the photographer who does the beggar man theif blog there snapping away, so I'm sure we'll see some photos up on there pretty soon also.

    Re the gloves Jake, I'm pretty sure they are all sold out now after the show and will check when I unpack. I'll be restocking them over the next 3-4 weeks. Size wise, if you're around my size which is 6"2 with big hands, then you'll find them a bit small I suspect. Most blokes under 6 foot with average hands will be fine for sizing. When I do have some at hand I'll measure them though.

    I came home through the mountains and went for a fish as planned, weather was very bleak and only 7 degrees and 45km hour winds at Kiandra in the high country.... Still managed a pan sized brown trout which will be dinner tonight. Then tomorrow, a sleep in!

    Cheers
    Jas
     
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