Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Got mine. Orange knit - they look great Jason.
Tried to try on a pair of C&J Sydney at H'bone this arvo; couldn't get them on. My arches are too high. They may be too high for all loafers.
Thank you fellas. 3 Orange knits are now gone in about 45 minutes... I'm thinking I should have ordered twice as much! Don't sit on your hands if you're thinking of one.
damn... i should contribute here more often.
It's your own fault for having good taste!
Remember, one grey cashmere tie is booked
Anyone here know of decent tailors in the Western Sydney area?
I just need a quick hemming of some of my ocbd's that i wear with jeans.
I've tried Nakhle Tailors in Parramatta. He took only 10-15 minutes and was relatively cheap. However he said he is busy till new years.
Thanks for your input Michael
Bloody hell, wake up at 8am and find I need to get straight onto it. Orange knit ordered along with the classic navy grenadine. One bright and one classic. Well they do say dress for where you want to be (not were you are)...
Looking forward to them arriving. The orange will be great for sunny days and the navy will go well with so many outfits.
A dry cleaner would definitely have a 'press only' service. If they are busy they'll be doing 150 pressed garments per day. This is what a dry cleaners just around the corner from my house does. It isn't a complicated process and isn't risky. For a suit, shirt and pants it cost me $11 to get pressed. Try on the suit before getting pressed.
If your tailor didn't berate to you the dangers of buying MTM online for the 20 minutes he was measuring you, then you definitely got of light-handed. When my suit arrived: the seat shape was too big (not a measurement), pants were too long, jacket waist and hips were too big. I think the tailor deliberately made these big to be on the 'safe side'. The shirt also had to come in at the waist. $110 of alterations all up, covered by Elite. Everything else, was fine (except I would prefer a lower button stance, tapered legs and a slightly better sleeve pitch).
The photos on the affiliate thread aren't mine. I don't have a proper camera so the photos are blurry as crap. I can PM you them if you like?
Overall Simon has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. I am sure the suit is decent and I was just having a down day a few ones back.
There's something I find elegant but more on the 'manly-man' side of clothing about Barbour
The Barbour over a suit look is something I don't really like. I know it's popular on these boards, and in this thread, though.
It definitely has certain country connotations - therefore think it looks better with sportscoats, flannels etc. than over a full CBD look.
Yep I've definitely underestimated how popular they would be! There is now only 1 orange left less than 12 hours in and I haven't even had a chance to email the mailing list. I'm just about to send an email off to Italy to see if I can sneak in another order before xmas and if so I will do a re-stock on the orange.
Oh and PM me with what socks you want
They are great. Well done on them.
Seriously consider darker grey grained calf. A very versatile colour.
I did not get a lecture from the Tailor it was actually a tailor that Simon had pointed me towards in the City so I will go back to him with any alterations that need doing.
No need to send photos but thanks for the offer.
+1 on Simon being a pleasure to deal with it is a shame what has happened to the Elite affiliate thread but I hope common sense will prevail.
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