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

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  1. CHECKstar

    CHECKstar Senior member

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    I think that this might be good news, but I suppose only time will tell:

    http://www.theage.com.au/business/oroton-loses-ralph-lauren-appeal-20120816-24b3l.html

     


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    Gentlemen. After hours of searching over the past few days I have come up trumps. I am in need of a blue blazer. I'd prefer something unlined, as I have no need for formal wear, and something with texture. I've strayed away from many suitable options in the past due to the current "shiny" nature of most suiting cloths in my price range.

    If you can be bothered helping me in my quest, this is what I was thinking so far:

    I have a 37 inch chest, but with 38ish shoulders. A 38, or equivalent, is preferable.
    Dark blue. Somewhere between navy and mid blue. Navy, for me, is too dark to wear as much as I'd like, and I'd also like to stay away from something too far into 'blogger blue'.
    Unlined is preferable. I like the comfort as well as the informality.
    Linen or a linen blend is fine. I'm wanting it for the near future, and may be able to pick something up next end of season from UK/US sales.
    Something that will come close to covering my ass. What's gone wrong in the world that jackets cant go past the waist these days?
    A price somewhere around 250 would be nice. I'm still trying to live on a student budget. Much more than that and it ventures into the realm of where I figure I might as well get something made MTM.

    I know that's a long list, but I'm grateful for any help anyone wants to provide. If you'll excuse me, I need a drink.
     


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    checked suit supply?
     


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    For walking, would trail runners not work just as well?
     


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    and thats just a tad over $100 :laugh:
     


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    I had, and it seems like it might be my best option with it's killer returns.

    Thoughts on the following?

    http://www.suitsupply.com/jacket-na...en_US,pd.html?start=22&cgid=Jackets&srule=Fit
    Not bad. I don't mind the subtle pattern and the cotton seems to have a reasonably casual texture. Fully lined however, and unless I can buy a long size that fits well, it's going to be at least two inches too short.

    http://www.suitsupply.com/blue-half-lined-jacket/C480,en_US,pd.html?start=3&cgid=Jackets&srule=Fit
    Not a huge fan of the colour. Same problem with length. Patch pockets and half lined, however.

    http://www.suitsupply.com/Jacket-Brown/C516,en_US,pd.html?start=26&cgid=Jackets
    Nice soft shoulders and lapels, good length, patch pockets. Fully lined though, and I can't fully convince myself about the fabric. The white flecks are a bit offputting for a workhorse jacket.

    http://www.suitsupply.com/Jacket/C450,en_US,pd.html?start=25&cgid=Jackets
    This I like. Nice colour and texture. Pattern adds some character. Fully lined, though, and the flap and ticket pockets make me think it would be too formal for most of my wear though.
     


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    Re my sick leave I'm covered by an enterprise bargaining agreement, a good one I'm awar. As for the poster having a going at others for taking all of their sick leave entitlements each year, surely you guys have some type of welfare fund set up? Or this just a blue collar thing?
    Also I'm after a garment brush where is the best place to go for that?
     


  8. Henry Carter

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    Gerry you've got more than enough advice so far, but I'm going to offer a bit more based on my experiences. I don't do a lot of bushwalking, but do heaps of fly fishing in some pretty rough country, up in the snowy mountains mainly. Walking along river banks, harsh tracks in the high country and what not plus spending a lot of that time in the cold water too wading through slippery freestone rivers (with waders on). I use a Columbia waterproof boot with Vibram soles, ankle high, though that's prob a bit high for what you want but those outdoor companies generally know what there doing when it comes to making hiking boots. It's not un-common for us to walk around 12-15km in one days fishing and my feet are still pretty fresh at the end.
     


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    I hate companies like suit supply. They never stock 36S for some bloody reason - 38S, 36R, why gives?!!
     


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    Yes mainly CFMEU /AWU type stuff. With HEF/ Health Service Union,say, - Kathy Jackson et al then the only welfare fund is them, their families and friends and lovers.

    I'd suspect a lot of posters here aren't committed union members, to put it mildly.

    Conditions, above minimum, do vary a lot between organisations. Then there is the issue of fairness and perceived fairness in the workplace. If I save up all my sick leave and compassionate leave then have to use it up because of a broken hip or cancer chemo, then I'll (and others will see this too) feel pretty pissed off with my employer when the bloke who has taken all his sickies on fridays and mondays of a sunny weekend and taken his compassionate leave for bullshit reasons - suddenly gets sick with fatty liver from drinking and URI from smoking, suddenly gets extra pay and time off even though he has used everything else up over the years.


    Op shop
     
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    Personally I just can't stand the peak lapels on SS' Washington fit suits. They're gigantic & scream peacock. They look worse the further you size down as well (it seems like the lapel size and height stays the same for whatever reason). I would also personally not get peak lapels on a casual blazer/jacket, and would prefer notch.

    Everything else about their stuff looks quite nice though.
     
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    Walked past this store in Melbourne this morning, they stock Wolverine 1Ks for a pretty reasonable price (when considering how expensive they are to get shipped over since they're so heavy, and the fact that you can avoid fit issues).

    Last time I checked they were ~$450 at McCleods.

    http://www.thewalkingcompany.com.au/1000-mile-boot-110.html
     
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    I was after one of these as well so thanks for the tip!

    I've been in The Walking Company shop a few times. Interesting place with a decent range of men's and women's outdoorsy footwear.
     


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