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

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  1. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Think about the person who will pick it up at an op shop for $50.
     
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  2. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    If I recall, JimmyHoffaShitfightTM #67 was regarding calling PJ a "tailor".

    Of course this was before you bought a suit from him and decided you were totes BFFLs.
     
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  3. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Ha I must have been to that Op shop picked up a 3/4 length 1950 biker jacket and paid $20 for it. Got it home and when I told the then Ms GF which store it was she called me an idiot and said I could have gotten it for $5.
     
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  4. iSurg

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    Slowdive, I have no effing clue what was actually written, but can gather that you are not used to the way forum members rip into each other. Both FH and JH (aka. MSy) have both kopped their share of abuse and have lived to post some great fits. I agree with the comment that by going with skinny fit, you have accentuated perceived said skinny-ness. Its a very street wear look and not necessarily classic menswear. But who cares? Wear whatever makes you happy! But if you're here to pick up a few pointers be it constructive or not, prepare to have more than a few feathers ruffled...
     
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  5. California Dreamer

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    Thereby depriving the poor and under-privileged of $15. Mrs GF does not understand your spirit of generosity.
     
  6. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    I finally took plunge on Suitshop and with the help of Remy ordered a navy suit in a nice open weave so I can use jacket separately.

    Remy convinced me out of going 3 patch, so it's currently two patch with a jetted breast pocket. What are people's thoughts here? I keep thinking this just looks strange, but at the same time I understand his rationale that I'll be wearing it in the office and it could look a bit over the top.
     
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  7. Journeyman

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    I've got jackets that have three patch pockets, and I have jackets that have patch pockets at the waist and a jetted breast pocket. I certainly feel that the former style is more casual and I've come to prefer the look of the jetted breast pocket with waist patch pockets. I think that it's more versatile, particularly if you want to wear the jacket both as part of a suit and as an odd jacket.
     
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  8. Gerry Nelson

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    Completely agree with you, JM. I'm not a fan on the chest patch pocket for the reasons you've stated.
     
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  9. lukejackson

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    I should have said this initially, but the classic line (can't remember what it's called for Loake, their highest quality shoe though) was 400ish.
    I wonder if the Carmina's at Pistols at Dawn/The cloakroom are ever on sale? Anyone know?

    That Ubermen store is the last place I'd expect to see good shoes though. It's at the top of Adelaide Street (the end near the casino)
     
  10. Osiris2012

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    Not sure about the physical store but just a reminder if you have small feet or long week its worth looking into the carmina online store sale section from time to time for some good value. Curse these normal sized feet >.<
     
  11. Prince of Paisley

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    Full bore dadcore.

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  12. Foxhound

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    PoP, this is really, really good. What jacket is that? I hope to achieve something Similar when my brown and black TOJ A2's arrive. What shoes did you wear with this?
     
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  13. Geoffrey Firmin

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    True that is why that model Ms GF was traded in for the current model Mrs GF.:)
     
  14. Pink Socks

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    To buy into the Group Think (and so Oli knows what to do) - I totally agreed with JM and Mr Nice Guy. My last PJ was 3 patch and I will be going back to 2 patch from now on.



    Are you and Remy BFFLs now too? Hahaha...



    Great point. Actually i have bought quite a few things from Op Shops which I did not end up wearing and have give back to the same Op Shop. Worth the risk of buying, the worst thing that happens is you have donated. I am sure my wife takes this approach at the Wear for Success sale...she seems to spend a small fortune there.
     
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  15. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Shoes are for the sheep Foxy. Barefoot - next level (plus think of the savings). In sad news, found a hole in the bottom of my C&J brown suede chukkas.
     
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    That shirt = :(
     
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    I've managed to pick up some Carmina's on sale at The Cloakroom when they were trying to run out some old stock. Normally very pricey though at $650 - $700.
     
  18. Prince of Paisley

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    Thanks FH. The jacket is an extremely rare, mythical wild kidskin Yohji Yamamoto/Michael Bastian/Kurt Cobain collaboration piece from 1998.
    Yeah ok, actually it's from Zara. I bought it when I was in the ME about 6 or 7 years ago. Zara had some decent quality stuff then, not like the Tarocash crap they seem to peddle now - at least here in Oz.
    Oli, the shirt has pink and baby blue checks in it. It's very gay.
     
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  19. The Ernesto

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    Positive input from the Remy is what I love from Suit Shop, you want some one as a trusted advisor and guide ur decisions, not simply an order taker.
     
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