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

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  1. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Does anyone have experience with the Carmina "Simpson" last, re fit etc? Sydneysiders was the MJ Bale Laneway Sale good? Cheers
     


  2. TehBunny

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    ^Lachyzee you have an unhealthy obsession with Luxire :p Jk. I would too if I had perfect measurements!
    P.S.
    Whatever happened to our childish banter Dusty? Lemme see your 'actual' dusty ol' brogues :)
     
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  3. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Here you go Bunny Boy [​IMG]
     


  4. Romp

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    Bought some APC new standards today. They are bloody crispy and stiff.

    I sized down two sizes and could do the button up just.

    Got home and wore them around the house for 3 hours and the waist band is now slightly loose! If i sized down anymore they wouldnt have buttoned up and i dint think id get everything in.. *sigh*

    i really want to try some 3sixteens but havent found them in a shop In oz yet
     


  5. eightace

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    There's this ebay shop. Haven't used it myself but the prices seem OK.
     


  6. fxh

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    Gerry - there you go - {wink}
     


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    What size are you? I can give you a fit guide if you like
     


  8. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    re Cotton Shirts Luxury/ expensive etc. Quick and dirty Version.

    Cotton grows on a plant. (Don't laugh-there was a time when people in the old world thought it was from small sheep)

    Like wool cotton can be graded on length of fibres*.
    iirc there are only 4 basic types of categories in the plant taxonomy. Naturally there is also GM cotton - which as I understand forms the bulk of Australian grown cotton.

    Usually in "luxury" shirting three main types are referred to: Sea Island, Pima and Egyptian.

    The names refer to where they were originally from.

    *Sea Island and Egyptian iirc are the longest and softest.

    Both are now grown extensively, as you might expect, outside the original Caribbean and The Nile region, although there is some argument that the original climates produce a superior product..

    It may come as a surprise to some of youse that the terms are now loosely used and may be more of a figment of some marketers imagination than an accurate reference to source and / or quality.

    That is, these days, to put it gently, the fluff from my belly button may be just as much "Egyptian or Sea Island" cotton as your expensive shirt.
     
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    Can anyone recommend a brand available in Australia (preferably Brisbane) for some nice fitted casual button ups? To wear with denim or shorts. Thanks guys

    Jordon
     


  10. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Based on the facts - you might have a guess where your "Egyptian" or "Sea Island " cotton comes from. Might just be Cubbie Station.

    World’s Top 10 Cotton Producers in 2011
    China 33.0 million bales
    India 27.0 million bales
    United States 18.0 million bales
    Pakistan 10.3 million bales
    Brazil 9.3 million bales
    Uzbekistan 4.6 million bales
    Australia 4.2 million bales
    Turkey 2.8 million bales
    Turkmenistan 1.6 million bales
    Greece 1.4 million bales

    • China is the world’s largest cotton producer AND the world’s largest consumer of fibre, with a share of around 25% of global cotton production in 2009/10 (Source: Bremen Cotton Exchange 2010)
    • In 2010 developing countries such as China and India accounted for a 51% share of end use cotton consumption (source: ICAC 2011)
    • In 2010/11 the worlds main cotton exporters were the USA, India, Uzbekistan and Australia (Source: ICAC, 2011)
    • In 2010/11 the major importers of cotton were China, Bangladesh and Turkey (Source: ICAC, 2011)
    • In 2008/09 average world cotton yield reached 770 kilograms per hectare, down 23 kilograms from 2007/08 (source: Bremen Cotton Exchange 2010)
    • Australia’s cotton growers produce yields two and a half times the global average. In 2009-10 Australia recorded cotton lint yields of 1.857 tonnes of cotton per hectare.
     


  11. Romp

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    Im normally a 34 waist on pants. Sized down to 32 on the new standards. The 31 would have hospitalised me with the sheet-metal like stiffness of the 12oz APC denim...

    I have fat legs so skinny jeans look stupid on me so I need a slim/tapered jean (although most "slim" jeans are calf-huggers for my pistons)
     


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    +1 - what i tried saying without the articulation
     


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    You sound similar to me Rob. I went with 32" on my acne and after a few wears now they fit perfect.

    I could do the button up when I bought they simply enough, but they were certainly snug.

    Knowing that they would stretch out a size at least I am glad I sized down. I'm normally a 33-34.

    Actually the Ksubi jeans I bought a few months back are 34" and now they're quite loose.
     


  14. Gilmour

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    I got mine from the link below, I asked for the prices in Euro as the exchange rate was better +you get 19% VAT taken off and the postage was less than that.

    http://www.shoecare-shop.eu/shoecare/saphirmedaille.html
     


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    I've bought a few things from Pistols at Dawn, in Wintergarden. It's the RTW arm of the Cloakroom.
     


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