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

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  1. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    I've been going to an Asian hairstylist in the city for 8 years now. It's getting quite expensive now at $45 but there's hardly been times where I didn't like the result. Nice combo of scissorwork and clippers plus wash and massage by one of the apprentices at the start and style your hair after the cut. He can do as conservative as you want and as edgy or fashiony as you want, but he's going to tell you when he thinks your idea blows. Been getting mostly conservative cuts from him but he likes to give you some slight style variations each time if you allow him. Tried letting him take the reins and getting a trendier cut a couple of years ago and I didn't like it due to big difference to the norm. Still got heaps of compliments for it - actually more than usual. So he knows what he's doing.
     


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    I like to keep my hair pretty sharp so I cut my own... But when I don't Ossie Barbers of Flinders Lane does exactly that and for only $20...
    I think the key for any barber is to go there several times and have it cut by the same person so that after a few cuts they're going to know exactly what you want.
     
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    That's valuable.
     


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    Just found out that T.M. Lewin is a Velocity partner, so any online shopping you do from there gives you 5 points per dollar spent. Cool eh?
     


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    wow. that Albizatti navy grenadine is simply magic.
     


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    Thanks, man. I feel lucky to have found it and on sale no less.
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Some nice choices there Gerry (not counting mine, which was despatched yesterday), that grenadine stripe is magic. I've got a very similar herringbone tie in the archives which I'm keeping for inspiration.

    I'm pleased to say also that next seasons 7 folds and pocket squares are on the way from Italy, and hopefully will be here by the end of next week. Next season is going to be a step up again, with 10 new 7 folds, 6 pocket squares then the knit ties and shirts in sep/oct.
     


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    There's only 3 weeks between a good and a bad haircut they say....
     


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    Im keen on a 7 fold. Any sneak peek shots?
     


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    I'm thinking about a charcoal/dark grey suit similar to the colour of one on the left for my next PJ commission. Right now I have the following suits - blue, mid-grey, mid-grey pinstripe, black. The latter only gets used for funerals now so thankfully - worn very little (and I hope it bloody well stays that way!). The upcoming weddings I'm attending have made me realise that aside from the black one, I don't actually own any dark suits.

    I've had the blue suit for awhile now and it's gotten a fair bit of use as a suit as well as separately. It perfectly fills a gap in my wardrobe and feels extremely comfortable. In fact, the only downside to this suit is that I like it so much that I may be in danger of wearing it too much. I even want to wear the thing on weekends. I'd even be perfectly happy wearing it around the house to be honest - that's how comfortable it is. It will be exciting if I can get a similar result but in a darker grey. Thinking back, to the process, what worked really well was to think about exactly what I wanted in a suit, let Tom know and trust that he'd deliver the goods. I'm pleased to say that he delivered on all counts.

    I'd even go so far as to say that the blue PJ is the best suit I've ever owned.

    There's nothing that I would change about the fit for the next one except maybe to try peak lapels this time.

    Thoughts?
     


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    That'll be John Lennon there Gerry...

    Actually on a more serious tone, I am in a similar situation as you. My last PJ commission I went in with the view to get either a navy pinstripe or charchoal grey. Tom steered me away fro. The charcoal subtly suggesting that with my complexions dark charcoal will make me look washed out. So ended up with the navy pinstripe. A part of me thinks that I need a dark grey suit, but then Tom has said there is nothing wrong with various types of blue.
     


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    My only thoughts would be that a plain charcoal is perhaps a bit too safe. The great thing about a MTM suit is that there is so much variety and choice of fabric that it seems almost a shame to not get something a little different (although not clown like... Im talking subtle texture or pattern here )

    My next suit i saw the fabric i want. Its navy with a very thin window pane.. Its one thread of brown and one of silver. Its really subtle but just a tad removed from a plain navy (which i do own too).

    Similarly thereis a charcoal with a lighter colour window pane that looked awesome ;)
     


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    A suit the colour of John Lennon? That would make it pink - just imagine! [​IMG]

    I understand what you're saying CHECKstar and I agree. Based on what he's suggested for me and delivered, I'm happy to go with Tom's judgement on this and I would prefer an objective eye. Tom made a good point - what I really need is a dark suit for weddings and other formal occasions. It may turn out to be a dark grey, a dark blue or even something else I hadn't even thought of but I guess the bottom line is the objective. I'm happy to to be guided on on the 'how' of it all.

    This is where the excitement of colaboration comes in.
     
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