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

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  1. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    Nice jacket iSurg; any chance you can post a fit or more of the jacket?
    Again congrats Jay! (Second :)
     
  2. Selvaggio

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    Jason, congratulations to you and Mrs Wardrobe! Beautiful name.
     
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  3. Prince of Paisley

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    On my screen, that green looks quite light, and a very summery shade. I think a dark blue tie is a natural partner (the inside cuffs are a bit of a hint), but preferably you want something with a bit of texture like a grenadine, rather than a smooth silk. Wool would also be casual enough but too wintery.

    Another possible option is purple, though it would have to be the right type of purple. You might make pink socks homesick though as green + purple is a very Scottish combo; something to do with the heather and the thistles apparently...
     
  4. iSurg

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    ^I posted this one as one of my first fits. It's a three-piece peak SB from Peter Lee in his house fabric (didn't want to pay for H&S or whatever books he had on a trial suit with no basted fitting). Some high supers cashmere blend lol. He seems only able to do half-lined and not quarter-lined. The shoulder is too structured for my liking. Lining is an FU bemberg silver paisley which another regrettable decision. At the end of the day, ended up with a usable summer suit.

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    Brother was more successful with Y William Yu, doing CMT with some H Lesser fabrics, quarter lined and self lined with minimal shoulder (the canvas only). Turned out great so good on him.
     
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    you wrap your tv remote? must be asian, 100%.
     
  6. TehBunny

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    Thanks! Lol at tv remote :p Also thoughts on Cream/brown horn buttons on a casual jacket (blue safari jacket)?
     
  7. eightace

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    Congrats Jason on the birth of your daughter.

    In other wonderful news, I have decided that my lovely C&J Connaughts are about 3mm too short. Why is that wonderful? Because someone here will have the opportunity to pick these up for a song somewhat less than a new pair.

    They're only very lightly worn, size 7.5E UK, topied, and come with original box and bags.





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    Yours for $325 (trees not included, +postage as required).

    PM me if interested.
     
  8. iSurg

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    Hey, I wanted to go wrap-free. The wife is a neat freak :p

    Brown horn is safe for a blazer suit. I've gone with smoke MOP for two of mine so far.
     
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    I'm watching the US version right now. It's fantastic. Just had a weird meta moment when I was watching Kevin Spacey polishing his shoes on HOC while waiting for my Saphir Renovator to dry on my shoes and reading style forum about HOC. Circle of life.
     
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    Congrats mate great news!

    Let me tell you the proud feeling doesn't subside and for me my perspective on life definitely has changed.

    First 6 weeks are tough but a growth spurt happens around 6 wks and you'll notice it gets noticeably easier!
     
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    (Congratulations, too.)
     
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  12. California Dreamer

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    Congrats Jason. From experience, I can say that the next 25 years are the hardest. After that it gets better.
     
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    Will ye go lassie go? To pull wild mountain thyme, all around the blooming heather, will ye go lassie go?

    Yes, purple and green, lovely.
     
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    I have that same pocket square and similarly wear it with a tan jacket all the time. It's such a nice square and surprisingly versatile.
     
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    Blue, Green and Purple

    Lapel flower is from Owen&James
     
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    For the married men here, how did you go about choosing an engagement ring?
     
  18. Pink Socks

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    Sounds exciting.

    A) Be sure as you can be the answer will be yes.
    B) Think long and hard about what kind of person my wife to be (to be at this stage I suppose) is. Not to be sure if she is the one as that should be figured out before A) but to decide what sort of ring to get. Diamond or other, classic shape or something unique, white or yellow gold?
    C) Wandered around as many jewellers as you can looking for ideas, what is available, time frames and cost. I was pretty upfront with jewellers and for the most part they were pretty helpful.
    D) You can do this earlier if you choose, though in the end unless you flat out ask it is a bit of guesswork. Gauged her ring size. My, now, wife, used to take her ring off to play basketball once a week, so I took a trace of the size when I could. In the end I got it wrong (a bit too tight) but most jewellers are very happy to fix and I think you can get it sorted for a small price if you bought the ring elsewhere.
    E) This is optional and depends on how secret you want the proposal to be. Engage the help of her sister/mother/best friend/a private detective for more advice and possible help with sizing. I spoke to my wife's sister but in the end trusted my judgement over hers (rightfully to regarding yellow gold over white).
    F) Again have it confirmed how overpriced the Australian market is and look online. I am Scottish (yeah, we get it Pink Socks) so looked for a Scottish company that did a Scottish themed ring (more of which later). Look around to see what is out there.
    G) Optional again, seek her father's blessing (not approval because if you love her you would ask even if he did not approve).
    H) Wave goodbye to your bank savings.
    I) Trust your gut and buy the ring.
    J) Plan something special and ask the question (the one knee, full name thing works really well...based on my one and only experience).
    K) Live happily ever after (if you can make it through the wedding planning).

    I bought my wife's ring from a small Scottish company, Grant Logan. They were a lot cheaper than here (esp with no VAT to pay and from some reason no extra charge for shipping). They were so lovely to deal with, answering questions in detail and sending extra photographs. Ring arrived promptly and we also order our wedding rings from them (and never got charged the import tax either time but factor it in). When ring was too tight they fixed it with no issue (when we were back in Scotland but would have done via mail). I got this one but had it custom made with a different diamond than the standard - http://www.kintyrejewellery.co.uk/engagement-kintyre/solitaire-engagement-ring.html
    (They have two companies grantlogan.co.uk and kintyrejewellery.co.uk, cannot recommend highly enough).
    Good luck to you or whoever you are seeking the advice for.

    PS Melbourne is too bloody hot. I had to go for a casual dinner in shorts, a t shirt and flip flops tonight, which is the most underdressed I have ever been (and was still too hot) and am now home and giving engagement ring advice instead of painting the town red. Bring on winter.
     
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  19. joiji

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    Gerry, what are you doing about those congac saddle Carmina's?
     
  20. Gerry Nelson

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    Not really too much I can do so at this point, I will be keeping them. Have yours arrived yet?
     
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