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

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  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I shouldn't make off-colour jokes, that kind of toilet humour is Ernesto's schtick.
     
  2. The Ernesto

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    Think you are confusing me with your multi, fxh.
     
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  3. crappbag

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    Sydneysiders - can anyone advise on a place in the CBD which can shorten a leather belt?
     
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    Elie's Bag & Leather Repairs in the strand, or you can punch a few holes
     
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    many can be successfully done at home. Depends on the belt. Many can be shortened via buckle end, the best way, leaves no trace. Often there's a screw or device holding that end on. Or for a good job if its stitched you can undo stitches and re stitch. Or if its a belt with unstitched edges just chop of the end with holes with an sharp chisel . Bevel the edge punch new holes and Robert's your mother's brother.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Might give shortening from the front a go then.

    It's a filson bridle leather belt - no stitching, clamped at the end.
     
  7. Oli2012

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    Hey guys can I have some fit tips?

    This is a large, not sure if I should have gone a medium.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Journeyman

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    Looks good to me - I don't think that pea coats should be too tight, especially as you might want to wear a jumper underneath for extra warmth when you're out on the bridge of your ship.

    Also, the fit of the shoulders looks pretty spot-on with the large, so I don't think that the shoulders would fit you if you went down a size.
     
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  9. The Ernesto

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    HMAS RM Williams.
     
  10. PapaRubbery

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    Glad you all liked the story! Thanks for all the thumbs and kind words. I don't know about the rest of you, but I gain utility reading about others sweet kops.

    Now at HKG waiting for a flight to the mainland for work. 36 hours of fun in hong kong - followed by a week of talking shit - then back to Hong Kong for about 9 hours to wrap it all up.

    Will try and post pictures if I can get through the Honourable Great Firewall of PRC, otherwise this is all a tease until I'm back down under.
     
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  11. The Ernesto

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    I live vicariously through other people's kops.
     
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  12. Gerry Nelson

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    I kop vicariously through other people - "Yeah, dude, you totally have to buy that grey double-breasted chalklstripe flannel suit!"

    #menswearenabler
     
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  13. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Just got my Gibson Barnes A-2 in mahogany horsehide.

    Brief summary: near perfect fit, beautiful leather, real cotton lining and wool knits, collar stand gives the collar a pleading look, waaaay better in terms of quality and fabric than my Cockpit USA A-2.

    Love it!!

    And this confirms to me that with US m'facturers, you must size down if you eschew the blousiness. At 175cm (regular) and with a 38' chest (medium), I had to go down to size 36 short for the fit I wanted.

    Will post pics when I can.
     
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  14. Petepan

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    Umm....can hardly wait in excitement!?
     
  15. Prince of Paisley

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    You feel their kops.
     
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    Not bad, arms could be suppressed if you can be bothered, especially in the forearm
     
  20. The Ernesto

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    Oli is big into suppressing arms.

    Down with the arms economy.
     
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