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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Nah no idea, they seemed to think it was an oil mark. Any suggestions, nothing to lose at this point.
     


  2. Contango

    Contango Senior member

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    I trust Blue & White in Crows Nest and 20/20 in Mosman (nowhere else for me, too many bad experiences, never had a bad job from either of these). Not the cheapest but better than $78 for a suit!
     


  3. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    JM, if you're interested in passing it on again. Let me know.
     


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    fxh Senior member

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    foxy - you can borrow mine but I do want it back. Just get in touch and we'll meet up.
     


  5. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Where is it? How big etc? What sort of oil do you suspect? Bodily fluids? Cooking oil?

    It might be set by dry cleaning - if its oil they should have been able to get it out.

    I assume the trousers are wool?

    Anyway get back and I'll give you some easy tricks
     


  6. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Is taking the sleeves up on a jacket with functioning sleeve buttons a lost cause? I found a gorgeous Borrelli SC today but the sleeves are 26" and I'm a 25". Is it possible to take the sleeve up from the shoulder maybe?
     


  7. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    CD, it's obviously much, much easier if you've got some room to adjust from the cuff, rather than the sleevehead.

    If the only option appears to be taking the sleeves up from the sleeveheads, then it will cost a fair bit. I don't know what Melbourne prices are like but, unless you can score a discount because it's being done for a business, it will cost $180 or so in Brisbane. Obviously, it should also be done by a skilled tailor rather than by someone who's more used to just doing trouser shortening and waistbands.

    There are a couple of risks, too. Firstly, if the jacket fabric is patterned, it can be tricky to make sure that the pattern still matches once the sleeves are shortened. Secondly, there is a risk that the shoulder shape will change - it may not look as rounded as it did previously.

    Finally, of course, you can't shorten the sleeves too much from the sleevehead, for the simply reason that the sleeves typically narrow as they descend towards the cuff and so if you shorten the sleeves too much, it will no longer fit into the sleevehead and you won't be able to re-attach the sleeves. Just shortening by an inch should be fine, though.

    I tend to steer clear of jackets with working buttonholes because I've concluded that it's generally just not worth the hassle of having them altered to fit.
     


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    fxh Senior member

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    CD if the jacket looks good no one is going to notice if the cuff buttons are 1 cm closer to the cuff than usual. Not even iGents. You can leave the last button off or undone anyway.
     


  9. Osiris2012

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    Thanks mate, no idea could be cooking oil or maybe petrol only things that are splashableb i dealt with that day.

    Its a descent size, maybe 2 50c pieces.
     


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  11. BananaKing

    BananaKing Well-Known Member

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    anyone know a good source of half decent leather watch straps? $10-$40 straps
     


  12. sliq

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    CD, very possible to do. as JM and others have outlined. If you absolutely love the jacket, worthwhile paying big coin to have a bespoke tailor alter it for you. The reason why I say it is because a mediocre tailor might not be able to reattach the shoulder similar to how it was before. I've heard of too many horror stories where they've buggered shoulders, particularly if shoulders are roped or attached liked a shirt sleeve


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  14. VirgilVerne

    VirgilVerne Senior member

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    Anyone know a good scarf place? Stocking up for a gap year going through colder, more appropriate cities :)
     


  15. chocol8max

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    I'm still very new to SF but outside of here, the best place I've found is Watchuseek's strap buy/sell subforum (http://forums.watchuseek.com/f319/). There is some amazing work going on over there. Aside from WUS, Reddit's /r/leatherclassifieds is a pretty good place to try and commision a strap from one of the craftsmen there.
     
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