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

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if it's still the case, but a number of years back the Myer (I think it was - either that or DJs) in Sydney city had some CT shirts and ties in their menswear section. If that's still the case (and it may well not be) then he could try some on there.

    Yes, TM Lewin's collar are (or were, at least) un-fused, whereas Tyrwhitt's are fused. However, in my brief experience with them, Tyrwhitt's collars are larger. Unfortunately, TM Lewin seems to have moved more towards shorter collar points, which is disappointing.

    With regard to fit, Tyrwhitt has classic, which is pretty baggy; slim, which is about the same as Herringbone's regular fit; and extra slim, which is, as the name indicates, slimmer.

    Unless your friend likes baggy shirts or is quite hefty, he should be fine with the slim fit.

    With regard to the other measurements, all he needs to know is his neck size and sleeve length (ie 16"/42cm neck and 35"/89cm sleeve). With regard to the sleeve (and I'm sure that you know this already), it's measured from the middle of the nape of the neck, over to the top of the shoulder, and then down the arm to the wrist.
     
  2. blahman

    blahman Well-Known Member

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    It's more than that. CT vs tml is really down to personal preference at best. Their cuts are very different. I only look at the slimmer cuts of shirts so I'll ignore their regular fit ranges.
    The extra slim fit from ct is half way between tml slim fit and fully fitted. Tml extra fitted is even slimmer. So ultimately it's down to body shape and how you like your shirt to fit. I go 15.5 on extra fitted tml, so any ct shirt is too loose for me.
     
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  3. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Got a new watch

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    It's beautiful, but at 12mm I'm concerned how its going to fit under a shirt sleeve.
     
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  4. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    Think of it as tofu with a twist.

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  5. Coxsackie

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    ^ I remember seeing one of those floating on top of the bath water.
     
  6. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    ^ That's rather exotic, Cox - most floaters are brown!
     
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  7. blahman

    blahman Well-Known Member

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    Delicacy = weird crap that won't kill you (generally)
     
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    Either you have th watch on the wrong way - or much more seriously - you hand is attached to you arm and wrist a bit differently to most peoples. If you had it a long time I suppose you are used to it but if its a recent thing my advice is see a doctor. - perhaps you should get it looked into.
     
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    Or he's wearing it on his right hand.
     
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  10. lukejackson

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    Just want to say, dealing with @BeClassic was a pleasure. He posted out the item an hour after I paid him, the jacket was very well packed in a box, wrapped in paper and in a plastic bag. He even included a lapel pin and collar stays as a gift! Jacket (A1 valstarino) fits perfectly (nice and snug which is what I wanted) and is beautiful. Will post fit pics when I can.
     
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  11. BeClassic

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    I'm glad to hear you the jacket is fit!!!
    Don't worry abt the small gift it's better to use for someone else than just stay in my drawer for nothing. Cheers!
     
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    Fit pics. It might be a little on the small side i think, but if i sized up wouldn't get the look i was going for. thoughts? second photo it's a bit skewed, didn't realise as no mirror nearbye and mate with the camera has already bailed. definetly can't wear a jumper underneath but it is cotton so i didnt plan to.

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    have to agree with you there, bit small.
     
  14. lukejackson

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    Damn haha...Hm. I wanted a fit like this. Sizing up would rule that out I believe. Perhaps the cotton accentuates the pulling at the buttons compared to the below suede models.

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  15. Journeyman

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    If you do up two or three buttons, it may pull less. You're probably getting more of an "x" because it's only buttoned in one place.

    Also, I think that you're right concerning the fabric. A jacket in a heavier fabric, such as suede or wool, probably wouldn't accentuate the pulling as much.
     
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    Luke you have to give me the url for that blog again. I lost the link and I've been trying to find it for ages.
     
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    It looks great for me. Damn I'm searching Valstar one again!
     
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  19. lukejackson

    lukejackson Well-Known Member

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    haha i've really keen to get one in dark brown suede or leather now.
     
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    Take your dementia medication and help me with my watch conundrum!
     
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