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

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  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Always wondered why SF doesn't have an emoticon for that.
     


  2. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    What Rolex is that Quar?
     


  3. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Seems like both Rob and I did the 'Back to Work Special'. The more Aussie members giving Elite a spin the better!

    I placed my order on Monday 10th of September - I had been measured before that.

    The tailoring selected was fully canvassed but still machine stitched - including the armholes.

    The first suit was to be a grey. The original fabric selected was out of stock, I was notified on the 18th of September and this fabric was selected in its place:

    http://s1138.photobucket.com/albums/n522/Elitesuits/English%20Stripes/?action=view&current=S925.jpg

    The fabric is milled in England and dyed in China. The Chinese gave it a S180 rating. It is super fine - it creases like Cotton. I wouldn't even be confident in saying it is 100% Merino Wool, but perhaps it is.

    It took me a full 2 weeks to get it pressed, tailored and seek advice from many users on this forum (thanks to you all).

    The next suit is definitely 100% Merino wool, milled and dyed in Australia, charcoal with a S120 rating. That order was placed earlier this week.

    Michael

    P.S Did you notice that the original measurement form didn't have a measurement for jacket waist!?

    I could post pictures up, but they aren't good. Prof B, Charlie, Wraith have all seen different versions.
     
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  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Excellent! I'm after one in gray for next A/W.
     


  5. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    Hey guys; I tried on the Barbour Bedale today a Chadstone (melb) and I found that the '38' fit me the best (usually wear '40.' The jacket was $500! So I had an ebay session looking for one and after a bit of research I found that there are differences in sizing between models (as there is an older and newer model) but I found a couple which I am willing to buy and was wondering whoever the Barbour owner on this thread is (gerry?) 'Do you think jumping in with the sizing is wise' (dw if you dont know :p)

    Option 1: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAG..._Goods_Sports_Clothing_LE&hash=item232200d1d8

    Option 2: http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUNNING-VI..._Goods_Sports_Clothing_LE&hash=item25755b0aee

    Thanks
     


  6. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    Now that's called planning ahead :)
     


  7. Romp

    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    Glad you like them.

    Im sitting down with Andy this weekend to go through all the leather swatches. Grained Calf is definitely high on my priority list :) Ill post a photo of the swatches I end up picking

    We sold out of all the popular Camo loafers on O&J really fast so im going to pull the trigger on the dark green camo next time I think.
     


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    Just quickly

    Italian linen is thinner/ lighter and creases more - Irish Linen has longer threads and thicker and creases a bit less or at least differently .

    Theres a bit more to it - if you want more.

    Also these days many of these terms are used loosely as marketing tools and may not reflect origins , accuracy or reality.

    Basically Irish is better.
     
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  9. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    bunny - baby - I'm usually diplomatic - but - I've never understood the appeal of Barbours.

    If you "like that sort of thing" why not go Drizabone - even then if you aren't on a farm why?
     


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    tobiasj Senior member

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    Me too! Sent from my GT-I9305 using Tapatalk 2
     


  11. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    Nice guy Gerry and I obviously share the same good taste in ties. I am after grey cashmere too. Drakes have a nice one but would love to see what Henry Carter will
    offer.
     


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    Irish linen ftw. Experience is only some pocket squares but they have a ncie hand
     


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    Just make sure your cashmere ties are silk lined otherwise they have no movement under the collar
     


  14. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'll prob do about 4 colours in the cashmere all going well. A grey, navy, burgundy and perhaps a very dark forest green but open to suggestions. And Rob, yep they all have the silk band around the collar that essential for all knit ties IMO whether silk, cotton or cashmere.
     


  15. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Knits are now up on the site and all the usual bum flufferies are over on my afilliate thread including the Pantherella special.
     


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