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

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  1. Naka

    Naka Senior member

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    Sutor's are fantastic quality for the price. All of the pairs I have handled have been finished well with decent leather. Some do tend to be on the narrower side due to the aggressive styling, so be careful with sizing, especially since your size in loafers and oxfords tends to differ anyway.

    Another alternative is the C&J Sydney, nice elongated shape.
     
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    How long ago, and how often do you wear that first suit?
     
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    Um, I did mate. Check back a few pages. Here it is again for your convenience...

    "I'd go with the second one. A second hand Barbour will always be a little unique and the patina will resemble its history which is what I love. First one looks like it hasn't been waxed properly and cared for. And the last one..just looks odd and too shiny.

    Bear in mind you should be looking to wash down (cold water only of course) and rewax any second hand Barbour you pick up. A bit of elbow grease, so to speak. :)

    Edit: looks like the second one has a tear in the sleeve. The first one with a bit of waxing could up come quite alright. "
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback gentlemen, this has put me on the right track with excellent considerations. I appreciate the wealth of knowledge shared, takes time and experience to acquire such specialisation. Cheers db
     
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    Any world tailor tours coming to Sydney anytime soon?
    Now that i think about that an online calender that
    displays all tailor tour dates for major cities would be handy
     
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    Geoff - the Herrings on the page you linked to are made by Loake on the 026 last to higher end (think 1880) specification.

    FYI the Church's 73 last can be a hard one to fit (probably why it's being discontinued). It runs both narrow and shallow, but at the same time manages to look wide (sort of like a reverse TARDIS/Ford Landau effect - low internal volume high external displacement).
     
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    I recall some gents on here have mentioned that they use No Sweat successfully, I was wondering if they have any tips? I tried it last week for the first time, and despite heeding the warnings and cleaning and drying the skin as much as I possibly could it still stung quite a lot and irritated a few patches of skin for quite a few days after.

    I assume this isn't par for the course, so is there some trick to getting the skin dry enough for this not to happen, or am I perhaps just unusually sensitive to the stuff? Any suggestions welcome.
     
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    Bit of a damp issue [​IMG]
    I first used the product some 8 years ago, when you first apply it absolutely canes, for that very reason alone I stopped using it. I ended up reading somewhere(cannot find info to back my claim) is that its pretty bad for you as it completely blocks your pores up and more. Tough decisions to make especially as it's warming up up.
     
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    I used something similar to that as a teenager for quite a while, and I'm pretty sure skin irritation is just par for the course, sorry...
     
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    ^^ No it's not.

    I have used a similar product for over three years now with no issues. I used to sweat severely, and now I barely sweat at all and never have unsightly damp patches or browned underarms on shirts.

    When you first start using the product, make sure your underarms are completely dry before applying it (use a hairdryer or something to be sure). Apply it reasonably sparingly too, 2 sprays perhaps.

    I would do this for 3-4 days in a row (stop for a few days if it's irritating you). Each morning make sure to wash it off thoroughly with soap.

    After that I would (and do) only use it once every 3-4 days if that. It's all that is necessary. I don't even bother making sure my underarms are completely dry any more come to think of it.

    I also highly recommend switching to an aluminum free deodorant like Redken. This made a big difference for me in terms of no longer getting irritated and dry skin. Once you're using an overnight anti-persiprant, you don't need the aluminium deodorant for the daytime.
     
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    Mate, if that doesn't work, try Driclor. I am as sceptical about products (especially pharmacy products) as anyone, but that stuff is the only thing I have ever tried that works.
     
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    If you shave your underarms, will that prevent sweating in that area?
     
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    Nosweat/Odaban/Driclor are all exactly the same. Nosweat contains very slightly less aluminium chloride than the other two.
     
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