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

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  1. tomee

    tomee Senior member

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    like a Bauce
    id be down to get stuff proxyd
     
  2. __PG__

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    Ted Baker outlet store in Preston is having a clearance sale - 22nd to 25th November.
     
  3. DartagnanRed

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    Come on man, basically the only home grown quality product out there is RM Williams, so when you have an opportunity to buy them go for it. I'm not entirely sure, but given the great things people say about RM Williams construction I think they'd be close if not on par with Carmina (only for boots). I love the look of some of those Carmina chelsea boots, but I couldn't bare to admit that I'd snubbed RM Williams for something European.

    (For the record, this is about as patriotic as I get)
     
  4. lachyzee

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    Is it just a menswear myth that starch destroys your shirts in the long run?
     
  5. fxh

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    Well - as usual it depends.
    If the collar is starched very very stiff then it will wear a bit more against the neck and cuffs, but starch can also assist in preventing dirt from ingraining in material. Starch is water soluble so just washes out and takes dirt with it. Theres a whole bunch of new spray on starches . Theres a whole small science of starches - how to iron it get it a shiny look - how not to. How to make your own starch. I don't use it.

    The truth is nowadays that your shirt will get worn out more from washing harshly and drying in dryer. Theres no need to wash in anything but cold water, minimal detergent and on super gentle wash and drip dry on hanger ideally. The old traveling standby, wash shirt by hand as you shower at night and hang on hanger over shower, dry any dampness with iron or hair dryer in morning, is possibly the best way to do your shirts anyway.
     
  6. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Welcome back.

    FXH, from now on, I will only cold wash and drip dry my shirts, jumpers, trousers and shorts. I have heard fabric softener will destroy your clothes, but people who smell my clothes say they smell great, and that is attributable to fluffy :D.
     
  7. fxh

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    In general gentle cold wash and drip dry is best but drip dry isn't always practical.

    Fabric softeners are NOT a good idea.

    I don't go around letting people smell my clothes.
     
  8. JimmyHoffa

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    What about when one of your kids, or your wife cuddles you? The smell of your beautiful, fabric softened shirts will work wonders. That's why they call it 'cuddly'.

    It also makes it much easier to iron.
     
  9. Romp

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    Only thing i didnt like was the inch of "disappearing" collar under the knot-boner .. probably the angle


    I like the pjohnson semi cutaway high collar personally. Did you know there are interlining options too? e.g. if I get a MTM with BD collar ill go lightest interlining for greatest roll. I generally prefer unfused collars and wear my shirts soft. I never use my collar stays unless Im at a wedding/funeral that commands respect.

    Good quality fabric = easy to iron too :) Sometimes i just roll my shirts after the spin cycle and then hang them and for casual wear the soft unironed look is quite good.

    Always iron shirts with tie and i never starch (sorry FXH) ... i also bare my ankles regularly [​IMG]
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

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    Quote:It may be hard to believe but I actually don't have a pair of their chukkas so I can't say for sure :) I'm normally a G as well.
     
  11. quar

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    I'd disagree here. My shirts from from DJA and Acorn (Grasmere Book) are a bitch to iron.
     
  12. Prof. B. Bear

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    That's what cologne is for.
     
  13. Romp

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    yes i regret that comment now .. synthetics also stay well ironed hehe

    OK better choice of words would be "better weaves = easier to iron"

    so a twill is much easier than a poplin as an example.
     
  14. DartagnanRed

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    PG isn't who you're thinking.
     
  15. sydneystyle

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    not sure if you guys already know but Herringbone is having a pop up sale next to Tiffany's in martin place. I just went over to have a quick look - suits are $399, ties $50, pants $80ish, knits $70 from the top of my head.

    Not many sizes left from what I could see (but I didn't spend too long, was waaaay too crowded) a lot off 44+ suits / jackets. A few good quality knits/cardigans in the large/medium sizes too.
     
  16. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Think it isn't as easy as 'good fabric'.

    For instance, my Sic Tess and T Mason oxfords are generally a dream to iron compared to the Alumo poplins.

    OTOH, my white shirt in 2-fold 80s Alumo poplin is much easier to iron than the white shirt in 2-fold 120s Sic Tess oxford.

    Then again, my two patterned Sic Tess oxfords (also 120s) are easier to iron than said 80s Alumo poplin.

    Many a time, you have to trust your shirtmaker to give you an accurate lowdown on what you're buying. As Charles Nakhle often says, certain cloths 'love' the iron.
     
  17. JimmyHoffa

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    Good point. I guess it is out with the fabric softener.

    My mistake! Thanks for pointing that out, Dartagnan.
     
  18. Romp

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    if anyone wears Extra Large (17.5collar) shirting Id be happy to do a very special price on the Owen and James remaining stock. Otherwise I might cut them up and turn them into pocket squares [​IMG]
     
  19. JimmyHoffa

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    Wow. Herringbone sure is selling a lot of stuff quickly! A $400 suit? That costs $1,200-$1,300 full price. Must be their version of click frenzy? It isn't even 'sale' time yet.
     
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  20. aussiejake

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    Are the collection suits fully canvassed? Can't tell which are the collection suits on the MJ Bale website.
     
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