Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
I got mine from Rockit on Monday...
Edit: completely wrong quote...
It's not just you.
I had a look around at casual pants and it was slim pickings. (This skinny pants trend is getting out of hand.)
Thinking of going tomorrow...
I have noticed this too, the construction just doesn't seem as light as some of my other jackets. Upon further investigation I noted a couple of things. Classic jackets are half canvassed, but the canvas is the heaviest and thickest I have come across. It is very inflexible and doesn't move with the wearer much at all. Very strangely, I can actually feel two layers in the canvas (it actually pulls apart into two layers). That is, I can feel a total of four layers in the jacket. This said, the jacket is by no means poor.
Good work 8Ace. Fine investigation and reporting.
+1 eloquen as usual. Assessment is correct, there are better options, but at a price.
theres been talk about this shop for a while. apparently stocking lobb as well. not sure smith st is the right place for it, but im sure ill go past at some point
I do remember reading on putthison that all things considered you should prioritise fit over construction and "quality". The rationale was along the lines that most garments these days are made to last at least one season, and so, if you're on a budget, get something that fits without worrying so much on quality of construction.
Which is why I bought the jacket.
Smith St? They are going to have a lot of sockless try-ons, and not many actual buyers, I fear.
This is the whole article - http://putthison.com/post/16868584358/avoiding-buyers-regret-when-youre-shopping-for
"As they say, fit is king. The first thing anyone notices, even before style, is whether your clothes fit well. A man would look better in a well-fitting pair of jeans and a t-shirt before he would in a sloppy suit."
Which jacket? MJ Bale?
Did you not just buy a pair of clippers recently? I noticed they were corded which seemed a bit odd for self-use.
I've had about 2 barber cuts in 3 years since I bought my Wahl clippers, great investment (one or two accidents along the way though, too, it must be said...).
It's down the south end of Smith St, while it doesn't have the same image as Collins St, Gertrude St and that corner of Smith do have have some high end fashion stores.
Cord is 3m long - they're the same ones (most, if not all) barbers use.
I trim my beard with them. Regular beard trimmers make choking noises and inevitably die, so I bought these instead.
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