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

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  1. jobro

    jobro Senior member

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    I'm a bit worried about the population quickly outstripping the resources being provided.

    According to the ABS, the Australian population increases by 1028 per day and in WA we hardly have enough housing, big enough roads and p. transport to cope as it is.

    The ridiculously high paid miners, especially in WA, are causing prices to rise for everything, all the time - towards the point of being beyond reasonable.

    Perth has been in a constant state of expansion (chaos) which does not look like it is going to end unless there is a bust in the economy. Roadworks everywhere, trains not running due to frequent upgrades, housing shortage since I can remember. My local Coles, which was built a few years ago, can't even hold/source enough stock to supply the area until 4pm let alone 9pm at night! According to the store manager it was the largest Coles store in Australia when it was built.

    The country needs to take it easy and remember that most of the economic growth is not coming from a variety of necessary, sustainable industries.

    /rant
     
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  2. swan

    swan Well-Known Member

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    what do people think of this quote from luca rubinacci
    "You should always wear our double-breasted jackets in the Neapolitan way. That means one button done up at the bottom, rather than the top."
    anyone agree with that?
     
  3. Robert Meredith

    Robert Meredith Well-Known Member

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    Fit pic of one of my Elite Suits FYI (waiting on arrival of another) -


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    A little tight around the arms, and I think it's a touch too long in the body and sleeves (can't see sleeve length in this pic). Any other thoughts (I know the angle probably isn't great). The pull on the button is probably because I've got my shoulders/arms back.
     
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  4. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    As I said above, if you want your brown shoes to show some patina, I reckon that wax polish rather than cream is the way to go. Cream evens out the colour a lot more, whereas multiple thin layers of wax is a bit more translucent.

    Happy ANZAC Day, everyone.
     
  5. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    This point in particular has been emphasised by Clive Hamilton in a number of his written works. This past week we have been given a taste of its impact in decline of budget revenues and how that will affect government spending and broader economic growth. (in my case as an APS contractor moving from the endangered species list to extinction)

    GST increase anyone? Or will there be more clamor for GST impost on online OS purchases?

    The question and its answer requires a rethink of this country not just being Chinas quarry. The problem is how to address it, so what ever solutions, specifically in terms of industry innovation and potential new opportunities for development can both socially and economically contribute to the common good rather than the self interest of certain sections of society and industry.

    To do that we need as a society to able to engage in open discourse beyond the traditional left/right divide and identity and agree on the problems we face in the social, environmental and economic sphere and engage in an open debate which is not another talkfest but provides some viable solutions.

    The real question is are we up to it as a nation? For in all honesty our politicians (all of them) have proved themselves incapable of the task.

    end of rant
     
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  6. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    People should wear his jackets however they want.
     
  7. UnnamedPlayer

    UnnamedPlayer Senior member

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    Where to get shoe trees in Aus?
    If i order couple pairs online they come out to around $40 each, for that price I would like to think I could walk in to a store in Melbourne and buy them on the spot.
     
  8. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    I concur. The whole 'populate or perish' WWII thing about how many men you can stick in a trench is long over, but that still remains our government policy on both sides.
     
  9. Simon at Elite

    Simon at Elite Senior member

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    I'll point out that this is a remake of your first suit under our No Worries Guarantee policy and the measurements we used for this suit were significantly different to the measurements that were originally provided and did include a major increase to the requested jacket length.

    It's difficult to make a good assessment due to the way your standing with your arms behind your back which pulls the suit out of position but the shoulders look pretty close and the torso seems to sit OK. Anyway, we tweaked the measurements again for the next suit (which should arrive tomorrow or Monday) so that will be an even better fit.

    I've always said that MTM is a process and every suit you buy should fit even better then the last one. One last tweak on your next purchase should allow us to have your measurements close to perfect then you can order any suit confident of a great fit straight out of the box.

    Also this is our Back to Work special. Two hand made full canvas suits both with extra trousers and five shirts for only $999. That's a great start to a corporate wardrobe for less than a grand.
     
  10. appolyon

    appolyon Senior member

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    David Jones.
     
  11. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Pretty good Robert!
     
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  12. Robert Meredith

    Robert Meredith Well-Known Member

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    Overall I'm very happy with the suit, and with the service. Simon's been very helpful, even despite the fact that I fucked up the first set of measurements. I found a good tailor the second time and got them to retake them all (which is handy anyway, because now I've finally found a decent tailor in Hobart).

    ^^ Thanks Michael.

    The shirt is MJ Bale, the tie is a 7 fold Distino (ok, but nothing on HC obviously ;-)) and the shoes are herring single-monks. They are pretty beat up in that photo, but look a little better now that I've polished them up and darkened them a little.
     
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  13. Stebbin

    Stebbin Senior member

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    Looks pretty good. What fabric did you end up choosing for that particular suit?
     
  14. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    Looking for a pair of Nike Cortez or Addidas Gazelles; I think TBM has a pair of the Cortez's and was wondering where you get all your killer vintage kicks from? Also is are Cortez's very wide as I want to get a pair for my wife aswell and she has some very narrow feet (opposites attract :p).
     
  15. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Gerry, Appolyon and me make our own.

    Once you get the basic shape right duplicating it is a piece of the proverbial.
    Just a few hours in the shed with a workbench and saw and sander and you can just churn them out for around $5 a pop if using pine from Bunnings. Luckily we are all the same shoe size.
     
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  16. Journeyman

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    Bunny, I haven't had a pair of the Cortez for many years, but from memory, they're quite narrow (like most Nike shoes). I think that I had to go up half-a-size from my usual sneaker size to get a good fit, but of course, your (or your wife's) mileage may vary depending on foot shape.

    Re: shoe trees (as asked by Unnamed Player), I usually order from overseas because most of the shoe trees that I see here are a) too expensive and b) often have a plastic handle or ball at the back, rather than a rounded wood end and I don't like the way that they push against the back of the shoes.

    I'm not sure if Amazon ships shoe trees to Australia but I've seen good Woodlore trees there quite cheaply. Otherwise, a search for cedar shoe trees on eBay should hopefully reveal some good bargains, although availability varies from time to time. There was a big lot of Costco cedar shoe trees available from resellers on eBay a while back and there were some very, very good deals to be had.

    Here's an example from Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Woodlore-Epic...TF8&qid=1366876863&sr=1-5&keywords=shoe+trees

    The same style can sometimes be had more cheaply on eBay but it just depends on sales and availability.
     
  17. strumpey

    strumpey Active Member

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    For those who like TM Lewin shirts and ties:

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    + Free Delivery

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    Enter TMLOT1 at the online check-out to redeem this offer


    only two days left.
     
  18. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    Just on this, I was walking down Collins last week and did a double take. There is a TM Lewin store there now. A couple of shops down from Henry Bucks.

    Might be useful info for some.
     
  19. Manuhiri

    Manuhiri Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to whoever recommended the Bergeon spring bar removal tool recently. Mine arrived from France yesterday and I've enjoyed playing around with a few different straps today.

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  20. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    TehBunny, I don't have the Cortez. Mine are the Montreal Racer in orange :)
     
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