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

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  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yep Large is right, I am 9uk too and wear the large. Not many mediums left in any case.

    Tarang saw your email mate just havent had a chance to reply, but there you go. Will email you back about a coffee on sat tonight.
     
  2. nabilmust

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    They're good, but not sure if I would, personally, call them 'god-tier'.

    But then again, every one has their personal preferences. It would be wanton of me to say anyone is 'wrong' (unless we're talking about square-toed shoes) when it comes to personal preferences.

    I have some Mazarin, Gamarelli, and Bresciani socks. Having tried these, as well as Pantharellas and Corgis, I've found the Mazarin/Gamarelli/Bresciani ones to be better. In my case, I guess, 'god-tier'.
     
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  3. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Depends what you like I guess, but at $14.95 they are almost half price as to what you get them for at DJ's. There is a mix of cotton and wool blends and all are fairly thin, which I prefer. I'd die in thicker socks at this time of the year. They are made in England and have hand linked toes, so the quality is very good. I've never worn a hole in a pair yet.
     
  4. Journeyman

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    I agree with the above. The Henry Carter sale is excellent value, particularly using the SF code for an additional 10% discount. However, in my experience, cotton Pantherellas do tend to shrink and "dry out" a bit (if that makes sense) after a while. The socks get a bit smaller and the material feels a bit stiffer and less silky after ten or twenty washes. So, whilst they do last a long time and I haven't had any develop holes, I personally don't like them as much as Marcoliani or Bresciani.
     
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  5. CHECKstar

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    Done.
     
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    Thanks all for the feedback guys. Seems like the rather dodgy technique is par for the course at the price point, which doesn't impress me much but I can live with. The work has been executed sloppily too though. The creases I speak of are lengthwise up the sleeve near the seam, from the end to about 20cm up the arm. Basically they've been too lazy or stupid to put the sleeve over a proper jig when pressing the ends and just flattened the whole sleeve.

    To top it off, I noticed that the two sleeves are very noticeably different, one has the buttons almost a centimetre closer to the cuff vent than the other! That's just inexcusably sloppy on a quality garment. I'll be talking to the retailer about their choice of alterations people I think..
     
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    The sale is very tempting, I confess.

    As a general piece of guidance, I once was too tempted by the prices on Viccel socks. Avoid them.
     
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    Why? They're by no means bad socks. I simply prefer my Marcolianis, although my Viccel get a wear every so often.
     
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    I'm not sure the technique is dodgy - more like pretty standard for altering sleeves. With the buttons I'd suggest you just be wary of meetups with forumites carrying magnify glasses and tape measures.

    I wouldn't be too worried about the creases - you are in reasonable company.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Perhaps I'm just too picky, but this all seems like very poor attention to detail to me, something I see all too often in too many industries unfortunately :(

    Don't mind being in Charles' company, although he at least has full sleeve creases and presumably they're deliberate (but still wierd if you ask me lol).
     
  11. elisiX

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    Is Large in the Panthrella too big for an 8UK?

    EDIT

    Mr Porter seems to think it's too big. Thoughts?

      • Medium = UK 6 to 8.5
      • Large = UK 9 to 11.5
     
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  12. TehBunny

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    Small pantherellas good for a 6UK?
    Edit: nvm; no size smalls T_T
     
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  13. elisiX

    elisiX Senior member

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    Also, I cannot seem to get SF10 to work?

    Nevermind, i'm hopeless. :)
     
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  14. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    working for me on my phone and iPad. the discount comes off the total at the bottom not the individual price, so just scroll down and check that.

    8uk should be ok for a large and 6uk would be a medium. think there is only m left in a few staples now.

    cheers
     
  15. burnso

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    Nicely done, they walked right out the door...
     
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    I have a (very) vague recollection that pressing the jacket sleeve like such is commonly how military jackets are pressed and might even be referred to as a ‘military press’ or something like that...
     
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  17. Pink Socks

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    It is very deliberate (like all of Charles' sartorial decisions). One of my favourite Charles photographs shows the pressed sleeve quite clearly.

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    More details/discussion here - http://www.styleforum.net/t/135631/creases-in-jacket-sleeves-hrh-pow/0_50

    Back in sunny (and too bloody hot) Melbourne now after a nice break, including a wonderful trip to Vietnam. I took a punt on the tailoring in Hoi An (which is, rightly, usually rated as not great quality or value for money) and got a unlined cotton M65 made up in navy based on this Boglioli one - http://linenforsummertweedforwinter...2379/jhilla-boglioli-m-65-boglioli-knows-blue. Was a bit of fun and am happy with the result for the money.

    Glad to be back in Australia, though not so glad to be back at work (surprising really?). Walking home yesterday I saw a middle aged man in a suit and flip flops which kind of sums up Australian menswear (with notable exceptions, including those here) and everything I love and hate about living here in one, hopefully not to be again, sartorial mess.
     
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    Thanks.

    Just snapped up 5 pairs in L.
     
  19. thebrownman

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    Not going to lie, I've missed you Pink Socks.

    I even wore pink socks to work last week. Twice.
     
  20. fxh

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    Its fairly common for the English and I suspect it comes from the military where at least some for them require creased sleeves - I think the police here used to do it too.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    edit:: I see Pinky beat me to it.

    I think if you could have your photo snapped at Pitti with creased sleeves a quarter way up, and an open necked shirt 4 buttons undone, highwater pants and NO SOCKS with say light green suede driving shoes you'd find people copying it all over the world.
     
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