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. crdb

    crdb Senior member

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    Speaking from experience, I'd recommend against that if you care about how you look as it turns you into a sack of potatoes. It's also quite heavy, without the spreading of weight over your shoulders and body that you'd get from a more structured coat. It is very warm though, and waterproof for a while, although the slanted pockets do take some water.
     


  2. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Personally I've always favoured a Grey Mackintosh overcoat for winter offers some rain protection and combined with a scarf and fedora its effective in keeping me warm and the wind out.

    However.....when the winds come down off the snow line in Canberra only a Pea Coat and Moleskins are effective. That said with the current cimatic conditions I wonder if we will have a wintter this year.
     


  3. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Clothing does evolve, that's why there are so many nice mid and lighter weight overcoat and mac options these days.
     


  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    True but I'm a 50's Noir stylist at heart. Suits (pun intended) my physique.
     
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  5. The Ernesto

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    Yes, was just pointing out that there's no need to rush to the lost Lord o' the Manor or Vietnam vet look when it gets a bit chilly.
     


  6. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    It's looking pretty crook at the moment, 25 today sheesh.

    Now I'm a lot more casual at work usually a down vest does me until late may when it get's really cold and I've got a few more dressy down jackets too. They really just have to do me from a short period of time. When I'm in the elements (fishing) then it's goretex and good base layers to keep dry and warm.
     


  7. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    LOL


    And shudders as I remember The Brideshead Revisited pandemic of the early 80's.
     


  8. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Drive up and back to Sydney was distrubing haven't seen it this dry in a number of years. Not a good omen.
     
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    Lean garments preorder opened last night. I ordered one of everything =)

    Also, has anyone ordered and worn astorflex desert boots - if so, could you comment on quality and fit?


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    Most of my old PJ trousers are like this...
     
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  10. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    Doesn't matter what we think, PG and co will come and tell us we're wrong.
     


  11. The Ernesto

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    Doesn't matter what they think either.
     


  12. fxh

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    I have one of the original Lean Garments OCBD - seems the best of the currently available OCBDs for authenticity, collar roll, locker loop, etc and great value. I'd have liked heavier cloth and especially the BB 3/4 way cuff button but really they are nit picks. It compares well to the real thing and I've got plenty of golden era BB, Gant, LL Bean, J Press originals to compare. I have heard they have changed their cut a bit - not sure what that means. Dunno anything about those desert boots. Desert boots are my sneakers and I have about 6 or so pairs. I get cheap ones online from O/S** and throw them away when the soles wear out as its cheaper to get a new pair than a resole. They still last for 4 years or so. Those PJ trousers - I could not see it at first due to your clever blending in with the background. They are cotton? That looks like typical cotton creases after a hard days wear sitting down and standing up. If its wool - its probably due to being a bit too light weight and a bit too tight. ** Sadly the places I used to get them from no longer ship to OZ, except one who wanted to charge me $120 shipping to Oz in Jan - more than the 2 x pairs of DBs cost. So I get them to ship free to my brother in UK and he takes them out of the boxes - squashes them up and ships for $30 or so to Oz - and then I forget to paypal him - so its free post..
     
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    I thought I saw somewhere we are getting into a La Nina and will have a super wet spring like 2011?
     


  14. Coxsackie

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    Just received my 3-for-2 tie order from that @Henry Carter .

    Totally superb ties, and a ridiculously good deal at around $70 per tie, via the offer.

    Jason, you will be sorely missed.
     


  15. Journeyman

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    Given that the trousers are cotton, it's not surprising that they're quite wrinkled/crumpled.

    There's probably a bit more wrinkling/crumpling that I would personally prefer, but then part of that is due to your pose - I dare say that there wouldn't be as much wrinkling if you were standing upright.

    I'd hazard a guess that they're possibly a bit too tight or that the cut could be tweaked a bit but, given that they are cotton, there's always going to be more wrinkling than there will be with woollen trousers.

    On the other hand, if your woollen trousers also wrinkle as much as the ones in the pic above, I'd be concerned about the cut.
     


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