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

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  1. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    Sorry, I should be clear - the 36S in their traditional cut fits like a box. Hence the need for waist suppression, I'm not particularly thin. I'm 5'6"-7" and vary between 70kg-75kg. I'm a 38S for suitsupply, so.

    I didn't notice the pleat though - excellent pickup, thanks! It's been ignored now.
     
  2. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Guys

    - what are some good mid price brands when it comes to suits?
    - good brands of reasonably priced button shirts for people with broad shoulders?

    Also - is country road decent place to pick up a dress shirt for nights out? If not what would you recommend?

    Cheers lads.
     
  3. jaypee

    jaypee Senior member

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    Are you in Sydney Oli?
    Check out TM Lewin on King st, they just opened this week.
    Friend them on Facebook for 10% off
    Suits start around 400 and shirts 60

    Other than that, you can always check out MJ Bale, Herringbone etc
     
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    I have quite broad shoulders and TM Lewin's slim shirts could have taken three of me. Their fully fitted range is much better though. I think they are quite respectable quality for the price.

    I was looking at their suits too, but they were a bit shiny looking and creased really easily. Might not be bad for a first suit but I'm hanging out for something better. I feel like the consensus for OTR is to try and get D'Urban or something on sale (apart from our love for MJ Bale, which isn't stocked where I am).
     
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  5. Romp

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    repost from my tumblr ... I think i use this Vanda PS way too much but I love it... grey and pink works well with any of my grey jackets.

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  6. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    My new E. Marinella for Beretta wool pocket square:
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    At Ken Barrell in Melbourne.
     
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    How much and how do I pay only half that price?
     
  8. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Around $55. Tell them you're a poor student, your mum is only going to give you your allowance on Monday and ask whether they'll accept $30 ...
     
  9. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    Nice pocket square Gerry! On a related note I've recently acquired some beautiful Japanese vintage kimono silk which I hope to be making a handful of pocket squares out of.
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    I've got three or 4 Japanese Kimonos in silk I use for floor length dressing gowns.
     
  11. Romp

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    In case anyone was eyeing off the O&J green chinos for summer, we only have one left in each of sizes (except size 48). Dont forget to use the style forum discount code.

    Some inspiration on how to wear them.


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  12. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    For you blokes not keeping an eye on the Meermin thread, here are some pics of my new MTO

    These are probably the most boring MTO you will see, but they are for my wedding so...

    Details: Black Freudenberg Calf, Maroon lining, Olfe Last, sunken toe taps.

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    The Olfe last has a beautiful waist

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    Couldn't be happier with the toe taps

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    Couldn't resist

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    For those wanting a comparison, this is the Carmina Robert last on the left and Olfe on the right. They are very similar in shape and size. The Olfe comes a bit higher up on the heel which is a good thing for me.
     
  13. Romp

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    Look great - agree with you re the Olfe waist

    Ive also got a carmina robert last though and find them alot looser. Did you size them the same?
     
  14. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Handsome shoes definitely not boring.

    The AFR has their Fashion special in the magazine today and mentions a place called Lord Coconut any Melbournians familiar with it? And if so worth adding to a must see list when visiting?
     
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    Side question: Do you usually just use local cobblers to put on metal toe taps? If not, how do you get them without risk?
     
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