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

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  1. FredAstaire1899

    FredAstaire1899 Senior member

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    I think double reverse are a bit too dated - the combination with low rise broadens the hips too much.

    For a single I think either can fly, for double I prefer forward. All forward pleated trousers should have a slightly higher rise.

    And try to tell me pleats don't look flattering:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3l_5U-bUo...AAIIU/2ziWN6EaMFc/s1600/california+tuxedo.jpg
     
  2. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    High rise, single forward for me!
     
  3. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Just so I know we are on the same page, this a single reverse pleat, correct? Ie it opens towards the rear

    Think I'm going to go with single reverse on my next pair. I think it looks sleeker than forward, myself
     
  4. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    LL Bean having a sale, 10%, SPRING10. been eyeing their duck/bean boots a while for those rainy days. anyone have any experience with them?
     
  5. FredAstaire1899

    FredAstaire1899 Senior member

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    Yes, a single reverse pleat, it opens towards the side pockets. I agree with you, for a single I prefer reverse, for a double forward.

    Note that his trousers are every bit as sleek as FF yet lack the horizontal creases across the front and are probably much more comfortable to sit in.
     
  6. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    Its interesting.. For apparel retailers gross margins are the highest they've ever been but sales growth is anaemic so therefore they are relying on expanding gross margins to compensate for rising costs ie rent, labour, services etc. With the currency stabilised gross margin expansion will stall and retailers need sales growth to prevent operating deliberate. How this year pans out will be crucial
     
  7. Lowly Public Servant

    Lowly Public Servant Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pair last year. I got them after a trip to the snow when I realised that my old boots just weren't up to the conditions so I bought some shearling lined bean boots, on sale just to see if they would be a good replacement. They are very, very, very warm, probably too warm to be honest. LL Bean offer models with thinsulate and I probably should have gone with a pair of them instead but if you aren't living in a really cold location or head to the snow often then I reckon you'd be best off with a normal pair. Also the pair I got are just a little big, which is good if I need to wear thick socks, however if I was to get another pair then I would size down probably half a size.....maybe even a full size.

    In saying that I'm not sure they're suited to Aussie conditions. They certainly keep the rain and water out but they might be too hot for extended wear. The also look a little weird when wearing them, though that could be because they're a bit chunky and I've never seen anyone else wearing a pair so I'm not used to the look of them....even on myself!

    I do like the look of the bison leather ones with the red sole. The shoes just look odd.

    LPS
     
  8. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    I have two pairs of Herringbone grey flannel trousers I'd like to sell. The lowdown on these is that one pair has been worn three times (light grey in colour) - this one's been altered from a size 34 to 35 waist and hemmed with 2.75 inch cuffs from its full inseam length of 37 inches. It looks new but will need some alterations to suit your desired fit.

    The other pair is charcoal, has never been worn but has the same alterations as above. I got both in 2010, and am looking for a quick sale - $50 each, please PM me if you're interested.

    EDIT:

    Also keen to sell a bunch of other things:

    1. Benetton Grey Wool Casual Jacket size S (38-40) - $20
    2. Some odd Herringbone Shirts, size 39, 41 or slim fit Large - varying in price
    3. Herringbone Charcoal Grey Suit Jacket (BNWT), 40R, Trousers - 36, these are as new condition (worn once for graduation)

    Please PM me for more info :)
     
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  9. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Do Australians generally favour a shorter length jacket?

    I notice that MJ Bale's size 40 jacket, usually for the 6 foot-ish man, is 30.1", and I believe Herringbone's is about that too or a bit longer. Normally, I would expect it to be more like 31-32".
     
  10. Gilmour

    Gilmour Senior member

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    Originally Posted by Oli2012 [​IMG]

    Can you guys give me some tips as to where to get nice socks?

    Straight out of the packet one of my pantherella's ripped in half, and when they go back to $25 a piece I'm not going to have the money for it.

    I tried a pair of bonds in navy and charcoal, but they fit looser than a wizard's sleeve.


    +1
    Also you could try http://www.kjbeckett.com/mens/accessories/socks.html
     
  11. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I find 30-31 (that's from the bottom of the collar not the top) to be fine for me, and I'm 6'2". I find it a lot harder with the Boglioli/Lardini's of the world to get a long enough coat.
     
  12. joiji

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    I think it's just the current fashion at work. The real shame is that not many brands do long fittings, which would allow us to work around this.
     
  13. lachyzee

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    Obviously it all depends on the length of your torso/shape of your butt - I am not advocating some sort of thumb knuckle / height formula type rule - but yeah, from reading around the forums, it seems that 40R jackets are usually 31-33".
     
  14. Prince of Paisley

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    I noticed when I was in MJ Bale on the weekend that they now have a few jackets in a "long" fitting. They were only a few staple suit jackets so not sure if this will be applied across their range but it's always good to have options I suppose, and it is probably in response to feedback from their more lanky customers.

    As to preferences, I'm relatively tall but I tend to prefer regular fit jackets, as long fittings seem to be designed to cover your shirt cuffs - or they are meant for really tall men (6'5"+) as opposed to relatively tall ones. And of course it's bloody difficult to find long fittings anyway...
     
  15. aussieboy

    aussieboy Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, is there anywhere in Melbourne that stock Vaas shoes?
     
  16. Gerry Nelson

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    Not that I'm aware. I believe the people in Australia who who have bought Vass shoes, got them from overseas. Happy to be corrected if this isn't the case, though.
     
  17. aussieboy

    aussieboy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply.
     
  18. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Howard Yount for Marcoliani good prices cheap shipping and they last
     
  19. Journeyman

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    There's nowhere in Australia that stocks Vass shoes.

    Unfortunately, I don't think that there's anywhere outside Europe (probably not even outside Eastern Europe and Germany) that stocks Vass shoes. There was a short-lived venture to sell them in the US about 6-7 years back but it fizzled out.

    The lack of availability of Vass is a bit frustrating, as they are wonderful shoes - they look great and are beautifully made - but they are difficult to obtain and sizing is a little bit of a gamble, too.
     
  20. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    +1. I've bought several pair of Marcoliani socks from HY, as well as some of HY's "own brand" socks (which I suspect are made by Marcoliani, anyway).
     
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