Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Ahhhh, xenophobia, far more acceptable
TBH I think I probably trust the Chinese, Indians and Viets more than I do the Aussies as far as shirting is concerned!
I got my Luxire shirt the other week actually. Held off on a review because it didn't fit perfectly (my own measuring issues) so I was going to wait until batch 2 next week sometime. Certainly a beautiful shirt though. And pretty damn good for a first effort. But here are a few photos anyway. I appear to have lost the front on shot somewhere, sorry! The fabric is Luxire Micro Herringbone.
I bought one of Romp's OCBD shirts. the detail is exceptional and the fit is spot on; not baggy nor skin tight.
Not sure if this has been answered but unfortunately don't have time to read 140 posts.
I have a pair of SL-100s and can tell you the following:
More room in the thigh than my APC New Standards.
Slightly wider leg opening, but not too wide, they are called straight legged but are tapered.
I wear size 30 APC New Standards (which have sinced stretched out and measure 33.8 inches. They have been washed once and worn for 2 years intensively).
I bought size 32 3sixteens and they measured 34inches in the waist from the get go. Done one soak early on and they did not shrink much, still measure 34inches.
The quality improvement over APCs is so significant it makes the APCs seem like cheap JustJeans or JeansWest stuff. That being said - the weight of the denim is heavier than the APCs and I would suggest they are not a great jean for summer - I will probably not wear them at all throughout summer.
I will also say that the back pockets are significantly lower than on APCs, so this may or may not be the look you're after.
Hope this helps.
I saw others do it often so hopefully I'm not disregarding the community etiquette. I bought an Enrico Coveri suit from Azzaro in Melbourne, but only tried the trousers upon returning to Sydney and they are too narrow for my fat thighs (sports = drumsticks).
I listed it in the "Classifieds" but like most Aussie listings it didn't get much attention. Now on eBay at $150 which is a bargain Its a brand new size 42 Italian made navy suit, I paid approx. $300 just a few months ago and it really is a much more expensive suit. Plus I've listed other nice stuff like a Brioni sportscoat and a brand new Belstaff leather jacket.
See here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/312704/...y-pinstripe-suit-super-130s-wool-italian-made
Yeah those O&J shirts are so nice, my one fits perfectly with the slight exception of the collar being a little tight when I button it up.
Thanks for this info its really helpful. I always stuff up with jeans buying the size that fits well when new and then they get really loose and baggy!
You guys are too kind thanks glad you like them. Cannot wait for my pop-overs!!!!
That feel when your delts have grown to the extent where it makes your jacket shoulders look too small.
In the interest of walking the walk, I present, for your judgement, my first and second attempt at making my own tie.
This is in relation to my earlier post questioning the ridiculous pricing of men's ties
The Madras is attempt number 1 and the black & white check is attempt number 2
Total cost for both is $20 for fabric and $2 for old ties to get their interlining.
HVN has always been a franchisee/property business... Retail only exists to support the model
First tie does look wonky but admire the effort. The finishing and edging could be refined.
At the prices they charge for retail, it's some support they've got happening!
Ahh this explains it. I was looking at Sid Mashburn the other day and thinking, "wow, these shirts look very similar to Owen and James' stuff.
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