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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Re: Umbrellas - I'm not sure how the Fox full-stick umbrellas compare to Pasotti, Maglia etc. I suspect that the HY umbrellas are made by Pasotti, but I don't know about the Kent Wang umbrellas.

    I'm very, very happy with my Pasotti umbrella and it cost quite a bit less than the Fox.


    Browsing the SMH website over breakfast this morning, I noticed this execrable puff piece for Thomas Pink, which is opening a stand-alone store.

    Unsurprisingly, the article employs a colossal amount of exaggeration, including the following:

    Pink is owned by the massive luxury-focused Louis Vuitton group and Witts describes Pink as "probably positioned as the most prestigious shirt and neckwear brand in the world".
    "Everyone strives to emulate Thomas Pink," he says. "The mystique around Pink is its uniqueness and its quirkiness."


    Sigh... Thankfully, some people take the bullsh!t in the article to task in the comments section.
     


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    Guys I checked my cufflinks last night, and I'm a bit worried.

    Have a great day all, and enjoy your Christmas.
     


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    The Kent Wang umbrellas are 100% the same as the HY umbrellas, minus the rosette.
     


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    I initally tried CT first, then H&H and then H&K in terms of British shirts I recently added a WH Taylor. I have also tried Lands End and BB.

    I keep going back to H&K for a number of reasons, the fabric is better quality and the construction is superior and they have single cuffs as opposed to barrel cuffs. In tersm of being a comfortable workshirt they suit my tastes and style.
     


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    I have a Harvie and Hudson shirt that I quite like and they are having a sale at the moment as well. Down to about 55 pounds.
     


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    If anyone is thinking of getting one, it's worth noting, just for general knowledge, that whangee umbrellas aren't "full-stick". Whilst the handle and shaft are both wood, they are made of two separate pieces which are connected together at the end of the handle.


    +1 on H&K - their quality is better than CT, TM Lewin, Harvie and Hudson etc and (as far as I am aware) H&K still make shirts in the UK whereas I don't think that the others do anymore (although I could be wrong in regard to Harvie and Hudson). I've got a few H&K shirts - some off-the-rack and some bespoke - and they are great but as noted, their OTR shirts are not particularly slim-fitting so if that is an important criteria, it might be best to look elsewhere. The same applies to Harvie & Hudson (H&H) - their slim-fit shirts are not particularly slim-fitting.
     


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    No, you are correct.

    You know whose shorts off the rack I find fit best for me? MJ Bale.
     
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    Whats the worry Dreamer?

    May be I can help? You never know!

    Best Davo
     


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    Looks like a Mayan thing?
     


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    My little joke re the Mayan calendar.

    You can certainly help me in the NY - I'm saving up for some of your links.
     


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    So far this summer season I am sticking to my 'shorts only for exercise' rule. Though that is of course easier in Melbourne than other parts of Oz. I wanted to also institute a 'no t-shirts in public' rule, but that turned out to be a bit extreme, also I don't have enough shirts.
     


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    I picked up a couple of pairs of shorts from Industrie which are serving me quite well this summer. They're a great length (above the knees) and are just as easy to pair with a wrinkled OCBD with rolled up sleeves as a tshirt or polo.
     
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    I've got quite a few pairs of chino shorts from Land's End's "Canvas" line, as well as a couple of pairs from Country Road from a few years back.

    I pretty much live in them on weekends during summer, along with a pair of (sockless) boat shoes or canvas sneakers, and a polo shirt or OCBD shirt with the sleeves rolled up. I've also got a few linen shirts from Land's End and from Uniqlo that get quite a bit of wear.
     


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    ^^ Do Uniqlo still do a linen shirt? How is the fit?
     


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    They will during their summer. Quite baggy, but it seems to work for linen.
     


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