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

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  1. hasnostyle

    hasnostyle Active Member

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    Thanks joiji and Journeyman. I will check out your suggestions also.
    As to the point raised by joiji, is there any real benefit to wood over plastic assuming the shape and size is similar?

    Edit: after looking at Mei&Picchi maybe ill get some mannequins, that will hold the shape fine :)
     
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    __PG__ Senior member

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    I bought a pair of Colombia hiking boots which I wear whenever I go walking in Australian ski 'resorts'.

    I loved the Gatsby.

    Whilst hunting for flannel suits on Friday I stumbled upon Sand in DJs. Apparently they are a Danish brand and are big in the USA. They have a modern look and probably fit into the Boss/Versace Collection/Ted Baker/Polo Ralph Lauren niche. Construction is half-canvassed with nice AMF stitching in a fairly soft shoulder. The single breasted jackets were ridiculously short for me but I tried in a double breasted jacket and it was one of the best looking DB jacket I've tried on. What made the experience very enjoyable was that the actual importer of Sand was working at DJs that evening, helping out during the sale. His name was Romeo and he's evidently spent a lot of time in the rag trade and knows us product and has a good eye. He asked me where I got my suit from and I replied "from a shop in South Melbourne". He said "ah so you got it from Lou" (Luciano Azzaro).

    In any case the double breasted charcoal flannel suit was a great fit but I didn't pull the trigger. A more interesting fabric may have persuaded me but I might change my mind in the next week. Price on sale was about $630.
     
  3. cheungish

    cheungish Well-Known Member

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    Selling my PJ Loro PianaEU48. Anyone interested :)>
     
  4. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Thanks for this info PG. Was wondering about all that Sand gear in DJs. Also noticed D'Uban seem to have expanded their presence. DJs also seems to have fallen out of love with Barbour, discounting all the gear they have and not replacing any stock.
     
  5. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    What are the deets cheungish?
     
  6. iSurg

    iSurg Senior member

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    Orchie: looks a bit blurry on my iPhone, but are those museum calf city II? Wear in good health.
     
  7. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Beautiful Lobbs orchie.
     
  8. Orchie

    Orchie Well-Known Member

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    Indeed - I've been musing on them for the last month and finally bit the bullet.

    The scarf is a case of me underestimating the Melbourne chill, and needing something to take the edge off. Quite happy with it even if it wasn't a planned purchase.

    Still looking for a nice Mac :S

    Grant
     
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  9. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    wire hanger .. i laugh at thee [​IMG]
     
  10. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    Anyone with Sunspel polo's .. was there a secret source or just via sunspel web?

    Also - hows the sizing? 99cm chest = medium on the charts
     
  11. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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    Not a problem at all. The 256?


    Think about it - I have hardly any baggage for the short trip.




    Thanks, PS - managed to pick up a pair from a Sydney branch. Absolutely love them.

    I've bought 10 wooden hangers from these guys: they're lovely - http://www.shopforshops.com/adult-t...med-shouldercolour-wenge/w1/i1126352_2522541/

    And at $3.29 a pop, can't complain at all. They have a physical store in Alexandria.

    No wire hangers, please - spoils the shoulder, and it pulls at sleeves as well. It's going to be bad for the drape of your suit.
     
  12. jmills

    jmills Senior member

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    Congrats on the Lobbs. I saw some JL William boots in a shop window recently, my favourite style of double monk by far... tempting!
     
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  13. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    For coat hangers it might be worth trying Howard's Storage World, especially their DFO outlet. Also, have you considered op shops? You could probably talk an op shop into giving you good hangers for peanuts. You'd be surprised at the quality you might find on their racks, with branded hangers very common.
     
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  15. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    I just use the plastic hangers and canvas bags that come with my suits. Cedar only masks the smell of wool from moths rather than repel them, so I don't see the point.

    I tend to go all out on tie and belt racks though, peters of kensington sell woodlore stuff on the cheap.

    Btw guys, I need some tips on my next two purchases:

    (1) I'm looking at getting a pair of classic mid grey flannels, but in tropical worsted because I feel the heat

    http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/tropical-wool-pants-usa-medium-gray

    (2) Picking up a poor man's watch - thinking Timex Elevated Classic Dress.

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    or

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    I'm leaning towards the first.


    Thoughts?
     
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  16. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    has anyone ordered from woodlore before? if so was it expensive?
     
  17. Osiris2012

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    Not sure if its more classic or just minimalist but I too outright prefer the first
     
  18. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Can also get them from Mr Porter.

    Sizing is pretty fitted.

    Great polos IMO.
     
  19. swan

    swan Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    What do the members think of this cotton Acne suit?
     
  20. boff

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    Jacket looks too short and the model is wearing a t-shirt. Not really my cup of tea.
     
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