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. NathanBB

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    Have you experienced a slight rain of frogs today. Parcel and an apology is a nice ending.
     


  2. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    I live in Canberra so its just plague, pestilence and famine all courtesy of the current (Mal) administration.
     


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    fxh Senior member

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    Straight Outta Belcompton?
     


  4. blahman

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    Thats because I cant help it everytime I walk around Central.


    I shall try find a place for repairs this weekend.
     
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  5. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Interesting Doco? Advertorial? About 501's

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  6. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Is there a version with English subtitles?
     


  7. Coxsackie

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    Gotta like those shoulders though.

    I've now seen quite a few B&T jackets with a similar shoulder line, and while it generally looks very distinctive - in a good way - I don't think it works for everyone. My first B&T commission had the same shoulder line - somewhat extended and sloping - but in my case, the clean line "broke" on one side due to my very prominent acromio-clavicular joint and the inherent softness of the cloth.

    Joe and I both agreed it wasn't quite right, and so the jacket went back to Seoul. It's great now, and I'm just waiting for the Melbourne weather to cool off a bit more so I can rock the suit. (A three-piece from 12oz Fox flannel definitely requires chilly conditions.)
     


  8. Journeyman

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    What did you have done with your jacket? Did they insert a bit of wadding/padding in the shoulder to smooth out the line?

    Joe's jacket (what we can see of it) looks nice - it's the unbuttoned, button-down collar, the clip-on braces being worn with bespoke trousers and the enormously long back blade of the tie, deliberately worn untucked, that make the whole thing look rather silly and costume-like.

    However, maybe I'm just an ageing fuddy-duddy!
     


  9. blahman

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    whats with the damn ties and people wearing them with the skinny end hanging that far down? Not cool at all, more like compensating. Get yo ties the right length ffs.
     


  10. Coxsackie

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    The underlying problem was overextended shoulders. As the fabric is POW, it was apparently quite tricky to reduce the shoulders. The sleeves were also a little too long and working buttonholes had already been cut. So apparently a fairly extensive reconstruction was required. I actually had my doubts as to whether it was even possible, but somehow they did it, and it looks great now.
     


  11. Coxsackie

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    Shoulders were narrowed and sleeves shortened at the sleevehead. Due to the POW pattern, an extensive remake was required. I wondered whether it would even be possible, but somehow they managed it. Looks great now.
     


  12. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Welcome to the club,glad to see a few more sartorial Mastodons roaming the plains of cyberspace.
     
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  13. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm wearing an un-tucked Uniqlo navy oxford today, hope we can still be mates :)
     


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  15. Journeyman

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    Strangely, I miss travelling to Darwin for work and reading the NT News over breakfast.

    Invariably, there would be something on the front page about crocodiles, guns or UFOs.
     


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