Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Those pants are cut tighter than Johnny O'Keefe's...
lol. I like the self conscious and strategic phone positioning.
What do you think is the back story?
Who commissioned it, why and how did it get to Australia and you?
Gene pool cleansing by radiation... nice...
Isn't it. I picked them up at Rozelle Vinnies. Made for a Mr O'Regan. No idea of the provenance beyond that - but, the houndstooth in particular, is such a distinctive coat, it makes you wonder as to its purpose. The double breast pocket has me perplexed.
Even the POW is a bit different - cream ground, chocolate check with a rust over check - just don't think that would be very common here.
Both are very well looked after. Each has a tiny moth hole - inside the collar on the houndstooth and in the middle of the back on the later one. Apart from that they are mint.
The POW is bigger around the middle - that's what five years of aging does for you!
If I had to guess, I'm thinking turf accountant/punter (the breast pocket being for your betting tickets)?
I'd imagine if you wrote a polite note to the makers without asking too much personal info they might tell you a bit.
OTOH making up back stories is fun. Great way to get inspiration for short stories and characters.
Does anyone from Brisbane know whether George at Richards & Richards is taking outside tailoring/alterations work? I have a Zegna Trofeo suit with surgeon's cuff that another (well-regarded) tailor thought could be lengthened from the cuff with such a slant that it wouldn't throw out the button positioning, however, I now have 2.75" between the middle of the last button and the cuff (I'm pretty sure the work was piecemealed out). To say that I'm not impressed is an understatement...
The upshot is that I need someone exceptional to discuss my options (I think I'm going to need a 5th button cut AND a re-slant on the take out). I haven't used George before but from what I've read I think he might be my man. Any other recommendations?
George isn't taking outside alterations at the moment, and I have a suspicion he won't be taking any at all, unless you are very friendly with the Richards boys. I'm not sure who else to trust in Brisbane, maybe Brisbane City Alterations? Whatever you do, don't go to Tik Tak. Tess has also done a decent job of things I have had altered in the past.
So it looks like Skyfall has Bond stepping it up with a midnight blue dinner suit
Pierce Brosnan wore a midnight blue dinner jacket in Die Another Day.
As did Connery in Dr No, a first for Craig's Bond though I think.
Yep, you're right.
Actually scrap all that, the Tom Ford in Quantum of Solace was apparently midnight blue. Just not as obvious as the one in the Skyfall poster.
Toley on Bourke St, formerly/still Strickland & Sons has their usually $100 discount on their Non-Iron shirts.
$169 -> $69 and $149 -> $49.
They had a bunch of other stuff, the real exciting things were the Fox umbrellas that were selling.
In what must be a first for an Australian retailer, they are selling the umbrellas for less than the cost to get direct from the U.K.
The base model was $125.
This umbrella is normally £60 + £40 shipping. Add to the fact that Fox refuse to remove the VAT and it comes out about $25 cheaper.
Plus, the guy in the, tiny, store is super helpful and has that old English dandy vibe.
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