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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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    I seemed to be a natural when it came to safety razor shaving; it takes practice for most but first day I tried I got it with ease, with only one minor cut and babays bum skin as the result. Though I think the blades which you use have a lot to do with it as well as first time I tried feather I received quite a bit more cuts than the average. I also have very hardy skin that lets me take 3+passes.
    P.S. got my nephew a safety razor kit from mensbiz for his 16th a month or so back! It's great wish I had started shaving when mensbiz was in bizness.
    Any aftershave reccomendations? Just ran dry this morning T_T
     
  2. Romp

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    Each to their own I guess... I think it's an amazing piece and suits his style and personality
     
  3. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Speaking of DB suits, here are a few photos of an RL Purple Label glen plaid DB that I wore last week, along with a Deer Style shirt (made from Acorn cloth), a Marinella tie and Ferragamo Tramezza chocolate brown suede shoes:

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  4. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    The jacket fits horribly. I am sorry but its a prime example of ill fitting jacket.
    I have LBM 1911 soft suit in navy flannel . Unlined with hand pick stitching it drapes beautifully.
    This is not my picture. But this my suit.
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  5. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    What hasn't been mentioned as yet is that the picture is captioned: "The fit and feel (to me) is incredible" - that's all that matters IMO. The guy who bought it, wears it and likes it.
     
  6. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I'm back from Malaysia and ended up getting a bunch of stuff which I used quite a bit while I was over there: C&J suede loafers from P Lal and from Uniqlo, some linen shirts, a linen sportscoat, selvedge jeans, vintage flat-front chinos and a bunch of socks and t-shirts.

    I also paid a visit to Vanda Fine Clothing in Singapore, met up with Gerald and Diana, passed on all your regards and ended up having a tie made for me which was freaking awesome!

    All in all, I met a bunch of great people, ate some fantastic food, brought back a bunch of clothes which I'm looking forward to using and even had a photo of mine appear on the Tumblr radar while I was there! Couldn't really ask for more in a holiday [​IMG]

    Joiji, thanks for the recommendation on the grey cardigan. I ended up getting one from Herringbone just before I left for Malaysia.
     
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  7. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    Wow the Ralph Lauren fabric is amazing. I love RL....
     
  8. UnnamedPlayer

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    I'd jump in, except my Meermin Museum Calf MTO is being shipped this week.

    suckers.
     
  9. joiji

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  10. iSurg

    iSurg Senior member

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    I have to agree with Romp and say that I quite like the aesthetic of the Orazio PJ DB. I think there is some drape inferior to the pulling button.

    For definition of drape - see
    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...4066-Can-someone-define-quot-drape-quot/page2
    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?53523-Please-define-the-term-quot-Drape-quot

    As for the pulling of the jacket on the buttons, that's an actual Italian style for suiting. I'm not particularly well travelled in Italy, but speaking to Tom (who has travelled extensively for work), Italian men love to have their jackets super tight in the chest with pulling on the button (and Italian women go crazy for it). So, in this case, it's deliberate and not poor tailoring. The reason why the shoulder has a couple folds on the lapel and the top of the shoulder is simply this - there is no effing padding. None. Just a small oval shaped lining (not even a canvas) over the top of the arm hole. Hence, he could have adjusted his jacket prior to photo taking (as many SF ilk do), but fuk it, he didn't. It is still an amazing jacket.

    I don't know about any of you, but if I had to choose between huntsman and orazio, I would choose orazio. It gets me going crazy, and I'm more in love with the Italian tailoring aesthetic than the stiffer-looking British tailoring. Finally, I don't think you can comment adequately until you've tried one of the jackets on. It feels like you are not wearing one at all. Period.
     
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  11. iSurg

    iSurg Senior member

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    The fit on this model is less than ideal.
    1. collar gap
    2. poor shoulders ie. horizonal mappina, I guess, lol
    3. bowing chest lapel.
     
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  12. streetminimal

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    Nice haul Gez! Were you there during the general election stuff happening?
     
  13. md2010

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    Lol. Thanks for your informative post. If you look at Lino,s db jackets its fitted and pulling a button but not so silly . There is difference between fully fitted and simply tight. And what you call fitted I may call tight .and I am sorry if I offended anyone in this forum. Everyone has a right to dress the way they feel comfortable .
     
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  14. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks! I'm really happy with it.

    I got there the day the nominations were announced but left on the day before voting took place.
     
  15. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I just received an order from mensbiz and it contained sample of GF Trumper Sandalwood cologne very evocative scent reminds me of 1960's aftershave. Penhaligons Sartorial good for winter nice warm tones or Opus 1870. Taylors of Old Bond St citrus but a warm citrus, CD is more informative with the descriptive language here I think.
     
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  16. Robert Meredith

    Robert Meredith Well-Known Member

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    On the subject of shaving, I signed up to dollar shave club recently and pick up their Executive Razors for $10 every two months. The razors are pretty good.

    http://au.dollarshaveclub.com/ref/index/r/5i0/10hg8mh/s/tx/cx/1/ (that's my referral link)

    http://au.dollarshaveclub.com/ (clean link)

    I find they're probably not quite as good as the Fusion, but a hell of a lot cheaper.

    I know you can pick up 80 packs of Gillette Mach 3's on eBay for about $110 as well.

    re: gloves. Thoughts on these?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SOUTHCOM...317&pid=100033&prg=1011&rk=1&sd=400221391236&

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    Handsewn, made from lamb nappa leather, lined with cashmere and wool. About $75 inc P&H.
     
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  17. Marbles

    Marbles Senior member

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    Assume you mean after shave balm rather than cologne - Geo F Trumper Sandalwood @ mensbiz for me.
     
  18. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I don't think you need to apologise it's good for us to have these kind of debates without it turning in to an argument as it would on most other threads on the forum.

    When I get some more time i'll put some more thoughts down on what I see to be the ideal way a coat should fit, and explore drape a little bit more also without getting too nerdy about it all.

    Anyway here is what I'm wearing today -


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    Coat: Herringbone Sydney
    Shirt: Cottonwork
    Tie: Henry Carter Neckwear brown dot 7 Fold
    Trousers: Howard Yount light grey flannel
    Shoes: Carmina
     
  19. iSurg

    iSurg Senior member

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    No offense taken. Just some healthy debate and opinions. I agree with HC - this is a place that does not degenerate in to [​IMG]-ness. I'll ask Tom next time I see him for a point of reference. I am interested in a DB next for an odd jacket and was going to go unlined with similar elements. Might hold off until I have a better idea. Cheers.
     
  20. boff

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    Holy f*uck.
    I just got my first black silk knit tie and can't believe it's taken me this long. What an awesome tie :slayer:
     
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