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

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  1. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    Some style blogs seem to present it as one of two choices. You can either go the oversized black suit with trotters look pioneered by Australian men, or the bloggerblue-superpeaklapels-doublebreasted-bracelets-doublemonks-lapelpin look. There is indeed an in between, which is I imagine where most of us fit in.

    Clip on braces I can understand partially. They might not be traditional, but they still remain functional. That extra long tie blade thing I've been seeing a bit of, it is ridiculous. To tie your tie like that and get a blade that long, you must be a pretty short guy, and accentuating this just makes you look shorter.

    The bracelet thing just reminds me of this, which if you haven't seen is just indescribable : http://richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com/
     
  2. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Can recommend Hunt leather as well if you are after any Longchamp kit for your missus.
     
  3. Romp

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    Im not sure i understand the "function" of braces on MTM/bespoke trousers that have side tabs. Unless its for the look?

    You need fishtails for braces... or an OTR fat-man suit :)
     
  4. lachyzee

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    I think a fishtail back is something that goes a bit far (ie I don't think I would feel comfortable wearing a pair of trousers with this) - so it's not 100% necessary for wearing braces?

    And yeah - do you need side tabs as well if you get pants made for braces? Do they just then enable you to wear them without the braces if you need to?
     
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  5. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    MTM/bespoke pants are suppose to be your size ... so you dont need a belt.. why do you need braces?
     
  6. Journeyman

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    Perhaps it's because I am a bit larger around the waist, but I find that whilst my trousers with side-adjusters sit at the right height in the morning, they tend to slip down over the course of the day. Wearing braces stops that from happening.
     
  7. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    you dont look big at all!

    I wonder if Ambrosi wears braces...
     
  8. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Do you ever find that bracers are an annoyance in summer? ie by pressing the shirt onto your skin, perhaps making it sweaty etc.

    I could see this happening in walks around the Melb cbd in dec/jan/feb - although to be honest everyone end's up pretty sweaty anyway....
     
  9. fxh

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  10. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    ^^ That might be true on average... but what do you think the percentages are for Loakes in DJs, HBucks, Macleods, Beggar Man Thief etc.... :satisfied:
     
  11. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    100% if your name is Michael Sy [​IMG]
     
  12. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    [​IMG] errrrrr

    Back me up here Pink Socks?
     
  13. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    all good mate - ive tried on sneakers at rebel and bought @ wiggle
     
  14. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    EDIT: Probably not.

    All good Rompster. Guilty as charged :).
     
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  15. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    I think in the real world about 2/5ths of SFA

    Many online purchasers would not be in the market for shoes that are 2 X dearer than online anyway.

    Many men who ask me about my shoes would never go online and would prefer to go to McClouds (and do) etc. Same with Beggar Man. The small % they "lose" to online will be more than compensated for by the brand names, Loake etc, being more widely known and sought after by the walk in crowd.

    Trying on shoes is important and for most people, who only run 2 - 5 pair of shoes at a time the small premium for buying locally is easily worth it to ensure well fitting shoes of the right last and colour. Paying the B&M premium, for most people, is a small price to pay for fit, seeing shoes, getting help, buying shoes when you want them, not having to repack, figure out what size and model is best, send them back @$70 when they don't fit etc etc .

    The online shirt sales have been popular well before these forums. Just the other day I saw 6 T M Lewin shirts in various colours , all the same size, hardly used, if used at all, in an opshop. Another wrong size I'd guess. I see bunches of Trywhitt and Lewin like this frequently enough to say its a common occurrence. (Sadly they are never my size or they are atrocious colours and checks with double cuffs and /or at the Salvos @ $16 +) Even forumites hate this - imagine how the average bloke feels. And what he cops from the Sig. Other.
     
  16. TehBunny

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    After hearing all the leather stuff, what's a good simple wallet(billfold)? I assume 'Hunt Leather' has one and also what are the benefits of natural tanned leather?
     
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    like raw denim .. its in the patina/personalisation

    my ilbisonte wallet im using today ... natural patina builds up
    [​IMG]

    started off looking like this

    [​IMG]
     
  19. appolyon

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