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

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  1. g-banger

    g-banger Senior member

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    guys - quick one, whats your opinion on these benjamin mid grey trousers. i needed a new pair of work trousers, i was willing to give benjamin trousers a go as they are slim. But unfortunately i find my HY trousers are way better fitted.

    reckon i should just resell and buy a pair of HY or get them tailored?

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    cheers
     
  2. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    Imo not worth it. Resell and buy HY if you already have pairs and they fit you well.
     
  3. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I've got these ones too, and have the same problem as you as well (the pocket "ears"). The cut is not great, too tight on the hips. I've let mine out a bit through the seat and found it helped somewhat. I found the same on HY's Italian ones, until I sized up and took in the waist, now they are perfect. I suspect the american cut will be almost perfect for me and I may pick up a pair for winter.
     
  4. TehBunny

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    Wow thanks for all that that was some great help; think I'll go with the 026 as I'm not a fan of very sleek chukkas :) And seeing as the 026 last example you used is a chukka; am I right in assuming that's a kempton? If so how do you like it? (Good leather etc.) Thanks again :)
     
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    g-banger Senior member

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    thanks jase, - HY had the light grey pants in the american fit in my size (32) and which are now out of stock. im an idiot should have just sucked it up paid the extra $$ and got them.

    lesson learnt :nodding:
     
  7. burnso

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    No probs.
    They are actually the 'Herring Campden' (by Loake). I went with these due to the darker colour and the leather sole, and posted a few photos several pages back (when I received them).

    Re. the suede quality, I don't have a lot of experience to compare with, but they look and feel very nice. The build quality is also impressive (couldn't be happier with them).
    I have only worn them once, a week ago, and my heels are still healing (where the top edge of boot rubbed along achilles). I did walk 4kms+ though, so its clear they will need breaking in...
     
  8. streetminimal

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    g-banger, if you get penis bulge then you should size up.
     
  9. streetminimal

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    Hmm another thing I noticed with the PJohnson shirt is that the collar is much more softer than the O&J and HC shirts; it's also made in Poland interestingly enough.
     
  10. Spandexter

    Spandexter Senior member

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    Re Benjamin's I have the same pair and they are probably my worst fitting pants. Stick to Epaulet or HY.
     
  11. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    Is this one of Manton or Foo's rules?
     
  12. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Try taking it to Colman's in Malvern. Michael can probably do it for you, and he will certainly be straight with you about whether to take it to an authorised repairer. IIRC, he doesn't have a high opinion of the local Omega service guys.

    http://www.colmanantiqueclocks.com/
     
  13. jaypee

    jaypee Senior member

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    Hi mate - great price. Can you point me in the direction? Thanks
     
  14. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    A decent alternative is ASOS.

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    It's the elephant in the room.
     
  15. jaypee

    jaypee Senior member

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    For CPs? I cant seem to see any CP products on Asos
     
  16. elisiX

    elisiX Senior member

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    There are plenty of places to buy CP.

    Go to a site like far fetch or shopstyle and do a search.

    Most of the stock from FW sales is now gone.
     
  17. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    I meant for sneakers in general :\.
     
  18. Nicholas D C

    Nicholas D C Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of brands/shirtmakers that produce shirts made of similar fabric to Ralph Lauren's 'sueded broadcloth'? I just bought a micro-gingham check shirt in that material today (taking advantage of the Ralph Lauren 60% off sale at Chatswood, Sydney) and it just feels absolutely fantastic to wear. Very comfortable and super-soft. Unfortunately it was the only shirt in the store that had that sort of material. :(
     
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    Yeah we have updated our collars with a softer german interlining now .. Good observation


    yup small is equiv to the 14.5
     
  20. jaypee

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    Cheers, will do
     
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