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

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  1. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    The size of mine were fine but the fit was not good. I based the purchase on how Kemptons fit me, which I tried on at DJ's. VEry disappointed.
    My problem is having UK10.5 feet when I get plain shoes my feet look a bit long, especially in fitted suit pants. I am sticking to cap toes and brogues at the moment.
    Not sure how to go with casual suede shoes, might have the same problem with desert boots, so if I can find some suede casual shoes with cap toe or something that breaks up the length I will be all over them.


    I have a pair of new unworn AS for Thin Red Line dark navy blue (near black) suede penny loafers size UK with a longer Italian style last that might fit if you PM me.
     
  2. fxh

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    The size of mine were fine but the fit was not good. I based the purchase on how Kemptons fit me, which I tried on at DJ's. VEry disappointed. My problem is having UK10.5 feet when I get plain shoes my feet look a bit long, especially in fitted suit pants. I am sticking to cap toes and brogues at the moment. Not sure how to go with casual suede shoes, might have the same problem with desert boots, so if I can find some suede casual shoes with cap toe or something that breaks up the length I will be all over them.
    Don't worry too much. With shoes there is a perspective problem. You are always looking down from the perspective that will make the shoes look the longest. Other people do not see your shoes from the same angle. The angle of perspective of onlookers makes the shoes look not as lon g - clown like. Most good shoes don't look long - even when you think they look long. That said - cap toes, brogues - anything that breaks the long un broken visual line - don't look as long. Don't underestimaTE the effect of 1/2 inch extra at the cuff - a bit narrow exposes the shoes in a unpleasing ratio - too wide makes feet look too dainty - me I like a 9" opening.
     
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    Update on Bawden Bespoke Shirt. I did not wear it today - the sleeves are too long.

    It appears they made the sleeve the correct length then added the french cuff on to the end of it. This should be easy to fix, and it a much better error than making the sleeves too short.

    Marcus is going to get it altered locally and I will take more pics when I wear it. I will have it back Monday or tuesday next week.
     
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    Update on Bawden Bespoke Shirt. I did not wear it today - the sleeves are too long.

    It appears they made the sleeve the correct length then added the french cuff on to the end of it. This should be easy to fix, and it a much better error than making the sleeves too short.

    Marcus is going to get it altered locally and I will take more pics when I wear it. I will have it back Monday or tuesday next week.

    how did they stuff that up?
     
  5. Sydguy

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    It has to be an honest mistake - not takig the cuff into the sleeve measurement. Surely they would not be doing it on regular basis... and I think French Cuffs are popular enough that they have made plenty of them.
    With all the posts on this forum I was not expecting the shirt to fit straight off the bat, it was just funny that I think the fit is great with the exception of the sleeve length. Which I thought would be the easy part.
     
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    hi guys,
    If you are looking for a tailor in perth, go no further than final touch in piccadilly arcade. I found him via google. He is the official tailor for armani Perh. I got a pair of versace silk/wool pants shortened and reshaped, zegna mainline jacket V added and the back contour adjusted, armani jeans shortened, and my wifes burberry skirt reshaped. The level of knowledge was fantastic and the information he was passing onto me was superb. I will use him from now on.
     
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    Don't worry too much. With shoes there is a perspective problem. You are always looking down from the perspective that will make the shoes look the longest.

    Fxh, Isn't it that objects in a rear vision are closer than they appear and objects below the waist line are larger. Tell me it's true.
     
  8. corey.m

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    I need to have a seven fold tie shortened. Could anyone please recommend a tie crafter or tailor in Sydney that could do this?
     
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    Harrolds in Melbourne are having their Winter Sale tomorrow.
     
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    Harrolds in Melbourne are having their Winter Sale tomorrow.

    Mitchell Ogilvie in Brisbane are starting a winter sale tomorrow, too, but it doesn't sound particularly outstanding.
     
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    Apparently the Melbourne sale is invite only for the first two days.
     
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    Apparently the Melbourne sale is invite only for the first two days.
    Yeah - but you can just walk in I think and say "Me mate told me about it" I think I might have got a Henry Bucks invite to special preview - or am I confusing the two?
     
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    Any sales in Perth guys?
    I've already bought a few things from Parker and co's 50% off sale. I really need some new laceups to go with a new grey suit
     
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    Will go to Syndey next month. Can someone give me advice on shopping? Thanks in advance
     
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    The Herringbone outlet in Surry Hills has some of those Cheaney shoes they were selling downtown. Very good quality smaller sizes. The shirts are AUD90 and a lot of ties too. http://www.salesguide.com.au/sale.php?id=1755
     
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    Harrolds was busy. 50% of everything (I think its open to the general public as no-one asked me for an invite). Tried on Caruso for the first time. Nice suit on me...probably prefer the 52 over the 52L but that's personal preference.

    The Zegna store on Collins St is having a good sale as well. 30-50-70% off. Some suits and sports jackets there, good deals on some Zegna loafers as well.

    Rhodes&Beckett is 70% off apparently.
     
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    The Zegna store on Collins St is having a good sale as well. 30-50-70% off. Some suits and sports jackets there,

    One would hope so.
     
  19. meister

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    My mate that does the alterations says that for bang for buck the Caruso is the suit to go for.
     
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    One would hope so.

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    Let me rephrase that. Some interesting suits and sports coats (e.g. cashmere grey corduroy, lots of check and windowpane etc).
     
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