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

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  1. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    I have mentioned them here before but think they deserve some praise again. Got another delviery from Mensbiz.com.au yesterday. Place the order about 1pm the day before (their deliverys have always been this quick).

    Got myself a Geo F Trumper Super Badger Hair Shaving Brush (my old one was Best Badger and was 7 years old so time for an upgrade), their sample package of double edges blades (have been shaving with double blades for 7 years or so but thought it time find out what blade is best, Merkur, Feathers etc) and some of that "oh so #menswear" Marvis toothpaste (because it was about the same price as the discount I got). They usually throw in some samples too, although for the last few times I have only got a little Trumper Sandalwood skincare (I usually just order the Shaving Cream). Would love it if they give me something else to try out (but really cannot complain).

    The code BB2011 gives 10 or 15% off. Great prices anyway. Recommended (no affiliation, just thought other here would be interested).

    Also very happy with my new brush and blades - good, sharp shave this morning.
     
  2. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    I picked up one of my jacket from Varnavas C Classic Tailoring in Town Hall arcade this morning. His alteration skill is amazing. I have been using an old Italian tailor in Hornsby for a while. But Varnavas does a much better job.
    Highly recommended !
     
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  3. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    Uniqlo certainly are fantastic for basics. Their button-down collar polo shirts are great - although slimmer than their already fairly slim regular polo shirts. Their made-in-Japan, selvedge denim jeans are fantastic value and the fact that you can usually get them hemmed on the premises while you're there (depending on how busy the store is) is great, too.

    I just booked tickets for our annual visit to Japan and I expect that Uniqlo and the glasses store will be the first places we go the day after we arrive.
     
  4. Romp

    Romp Well-Known Member

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    what glasses store? nackymade?
     
  5. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    What is this blasphemy? Shoes not your top priority???
     
  6. Petepan

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    With prices marked up appropriately.
     
  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    From what I have seen on Drakes site and their tumbir I am not impressed. I mean if you want groovy fashion go for it but something with enduring style? Not my cup of tea.

    If I could I would definitely go buffalo horn frames, but they have to be bespoke.
     
  8. Romp

    Romp Well-Known Member

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    yeah not for me either
     
  9. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    This is really bad but I just go to specsavers :hide:

    Mainly because my optometrist bought a franchise a few years ago and I've stayed with him, but I've never really been happy with the way they fit me. Anyway that's on the list of things to do once my wife goes back to work.

    Today - Browns and blues

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    Coat: Herringbone Navy Hopsack
    Shirt: Cottonwork chambray/denim
    Tie: Henry Carter Chocolate Cashmere knit tie
    Trousers: HY Lambswool
    Shoes: Carmina
    PS: None!
     
  10. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    A place near my wife's parent's place (actually part of a chain) called Jin's Global Optics.

    They've got a good selection of acetate, aluminium and "combination" frames and you can get a new set of glasses (frames and lenses) for $70 to $100, with the glasses being available within thirty minutes of your order.

    Of course, if you need bifocal lenses, or you have astigmatism or a very strong prescription, then the lenses will cost more, but thankfully I just need the basics and it's a great chance to pick up a pair or two of glasses very cheaply.

    Most, if not all, of their frames appear to be made in South Korea. I dare say that the acetate used is nowhere near the quality of somewhere like, say, Cutler & Gross but for glasses, at least, I prefer the lower price, rapid turnaround and convenience of a place like Jin's.


    I wish! I'll probably find some time to visit the basement of the Isetan Men's Annex in Shinjuku or to have a look at a few stores in Ginza, but doubt that I'll buy anything as shoes in my size (UK9) are actually fairly rare. I've tried buying shoes in Japan before and whilst it works out sometimes (I used to have a lovely pair of brown suede captoes that I picked up in Kyoto in 1995), I often end up frustrated as there are so many lovely shoes but so few that fit me!
     
  11. Romp

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    dont know if its the shirt/tie combo or the jacket (too business?) that is throwing the balance for me - like the pants though, ive never had lambswool pants!
     
  12. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Those are some great winter trousers Jason.
     
  13. iSurg

    iSurg Well-Known Member

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    Guys, Nacky can make anything you want. My brother has commissioned a MTM pair to follow Oliver Goldsmith frames/style. Waiting to see them myself, but it was not painful at all. Don't write him off. He can do whatever you want...
     
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    wrt glasses.

    I'm not sure people realise that (many perhaps not all) decent OTR glasses /frames in places other than Australia allow for different - and separate - measurements for Lens Width, Lens Height, Bridge width, nose pad height, Temples, length and Hinge to Hinge width. This is all prior to any adjustments a (good) technician can make.
     
  15. Henry Carter

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    Yeah I'm not feeling it 100% in the photo either but am liking it more in real life, not really because of the coat though, not sure why really. The coat is a hopsack with self fabric patches which you can't see, so it's not too formal IRL either. Something fuzzier may have worked better.

    The trousers are great, but would be too hot for you blokes in Sydney, they are pretty thick. It's hard here at this time of the year, cold in the mornings (it was 2 this morning) but nice warm days and sitting around 22 outside now, so you can only rug up so much.
     
  16. PapaRubbery

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    Got dragged into an Alannah Hill DFO outlet in Essendon airport, for the Melb members. Turns out there's a RL outlet.

    Picked up a pair of PRL washed navy chinos for $50. Sizes from 30-42.

    Not bad for Australia, I thought.
     
  17. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    I think the jacket goes well with the pants. I'm not sure the denim/chambray shirt is best worn with a tie; a pale blue oxford or twill would have possibly been better, texture-wise.
     
  18. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    I won't disagree with the above. I've only worn it open necked so far bar today and figured if there's a tie to wear with this kind of shirt, a knit tie would be one of the ones to try! I was due for a miss by now....
     
  19. Petepan

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    With the state of the yen, and Soros' attack on the AUD, might be a good idea to lock in some spending money at such fabulous rates.

    In terms of shopping, I have never found any items of clothing even remotely appealing to me in Tokyo or Osaka (other than denim). Different story for the missus.
     
  20. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Mate you are one of my favourite fit posters on the forum; Romp and I are really just nitpicking.

    On a related note, with all the recent talk about cardigans I can't help but think your cashmere knit ties would look really great with a cable knit cardy as well. Luxurious.
     
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