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. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Depends how dark/defined the lines are.

    If dark and well defined it becomes to a large extent a "country" shirt to wear with a tweed sport coat and wool knit tie - or similar - like a Tattersall.

    If a faint line that is indistinguishable unless up close then its just like any other shirt depending on the ground colour.
     
  2. Highlands

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    Correct, Market St store.

     
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    big polka, camo
     
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    Any tips for getting a pen mark off a tie?

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  5. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Buy new tie?

    I'm sure fxh has a solution.
     
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    Just colour in the rest of the white stripes with the same pen, solid blue ties are more minimalist anyway.
     
  7. fxh

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    Depends. What is it - biro, felt tip or ink?

    In order of ease and non destructive outcomes


    1. Wear it and pretend the mark just happened an hour ago
    2. Get biro and draw stick figure or carton in same colour - when people look say "Ahh kids"
    3. Texta in that stripe same colour as rest of tie
    4. Throw tie away
    5. Go to dry cleaner and ask them to SPOT CLEAN ONLY and DO NOT IRON TIE
    6. Go to dry cleaner and ask then to clean whole tie and DO NOT IRON TIE
    7. Get some dry cleaning fluid and cotton bud and get spot stain off yourself.
    8. Make paste of Napisan/Oxy clean and rub gently into stain leave for a few hours. Rinse WHOLE TIE in bath of warm water by gently swishing back and forth making sure ALL the tie is equally wet. Wrap tie gently in folded towel to dry. Do not wring out.
     
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    doh. I realised I just completely worn down the pants of my charcoal suit.

    where can I get a good for value off the rack half canvas suit in HK and how am I going to use my orphaned jackrt. Its such a waste to chuck out a full canvassed hand sewn suit. Its super 120 plain dark charcoal with peak lapels and roped shoulders.
     
  9. Journeyman

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    Do you mean that the trousers have worn out in the "fork" (ie the crotch, where the legs meet)?

    If so, you can often have them repaired by finding similar fabric and having two "v" shaped sections inserted where the original fabric has worn away. Given that you're in HK, with a huge amount of tailors, you should hopefully be able to find some very similar fabric somewhere!
     
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    yeah the crotch area. already patched one side at home. now the other side is gone.
     
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    Really, as long as you can find fabric that matches pretty well, you should be able to have them repaired and to keep on repairing them a few more times. Given the location of the fabric patches, it doesn't even have to be an absolutely precise match, particularly as the fabric is dark.
     
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    As JM has said - its a very common operation inserting the 2 x Vs.

    It doesn't have to be a perfect match of material either.

    You just might be lucky enough to have enough excess material under your cuff opening to do it anyway. If you have cuffed your trousers you will have enough material by de cuffing.

    You shouldn't be letting it go until you have blown it out - get repairs before it gets that far - its like getting a huge hole going right through your shoe sole before you get a repair.

    Also work out why it is happening - Is it because you are an Olympic weightlifter with huge thighs?

    Get a tailor to sew a proper Crutch Saddle inside all your trousers if its a likleyhood it will occur again. This will generally be Bemberg and it will protect your trousers by providing another loose layer and also be slippery so things won't catch and wear as much.
     
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  15. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Wahoo! Just had a grovelling Aus Post courrier begging forgives and expressing a thousand pardons on my doorstep branding my parcel. Win!:slayer:
     

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