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

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    That's the darker pair - they definitely get more wear than the slightly lighter pair.

    I also have an even lighter cotton pair, in RAF blue, that's part of a summer suit, and I do sometimes mix and match between the suit jacket pictured in that photo and the RAF blue cotton trousers, and the sand-coloured suit trousers and the RAF blue suit jacket.
     
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    With the free shipping promotion at Mr Porter almost at an end, has anybody purchased anything? I myself bought a McQueen skull tie in navy, I'm not quite sure how I feel about it, but I've wanted it since I saw it in BBC's Sherlock.
     
  3. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Blurry fit pic of new PJ suit (for J Mills):

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    Blurry fit pic of new PJ off-the-rack BD in DJ Anderson linen:

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    Another pic of said BD; that collar is just sublime and I highly recommend Pat's new line of shirts, either OTR or MTM. they're made by a new mob, which, apparently, does the shirts for Dunhill Bespoke as well:

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    Sorry about the upside down pics, but I'm not sure how to fix the problem.
     
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  4. Gerry Nelson

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    Looks really good, CEP! Do you usually show that amount of cuff?

    The roll of the collar is great!

    PSA: Exquisite Trimmings is having a pretty good sale on right now, e.g. Drake's ties for UKP55
     
  5. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Thanks, mate.

    I think Pat did a fantastic job with this one, given that I did not have time for a refitting, and simply described what changes I wanted over the phone. This then is the true skill of an experienced fitter: to be able to visualize how measurements translate onto a person's body IRL.

    Yeah, don't know what happened with the cuffs; they don't usually show that much.

    Might be that the sleeves need to be a little looser; will reserve that tweak for the next suit.
     
  6. LonerMatt

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    Love the shoulders on the suit.

    I want to make a funny joke about your pictures being upside down (the ones showing the shirt), but all that's coming to mind is Southern Hemisphere jokes :'(.
     
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    UDBD
     
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    Cheers! That suit is pretty much spot on... [​IMG]
     
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    Hit up the 3sixteen popup store today; pretty cool but wish I could just buy stuff there instead of the weird online thing.
    Cep- looks fantastic; especially shoulders and the body (waist?)!
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

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    Did you try anything on TehBunny?
     
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    PSA for anyone after some perfume (for self or others). There is an unreal sale going on at Peony in East Hawthorn. Was there today and picked up stuff like Parfums d'Empire for $10/bottle. There's still quite a bit of stock well under half price. If you click on my thrift thread link above you can see what I got for myself.
     
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    Gerry- yeah some tshirts and the belts all the stock was great yet having to pay shipping when some stock is there is pret shit; oh well they make the best fitting jeans I've ever had!
    EDIT:
    Where do you guys get Chinuas/Khakis? Particularly khakis going more for an ivy aesthetic particularly interested in the answers from the ivy folks on here (fxh).
    Speaking of Kigour about to watch North by NW!
     
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    Where do you guys go to / shop online for quality dress shirts for work and formal events? Most of the shirts I try on in Sydney are of sub-par quality and almost see through.
     
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    The Patrick Johnson ones as above are good

    Otherwise there is some bloke in Parramatta that others use.

    Online Luxire is thrown around. My shirts at Owen and James I'm steering more weekend than weekday wear with new camo shirts arrived and need photos taken ;)
     
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    Please forgive my ignorance in such matters, but to me, this jacket looks too small. The fit is OK around the shoulders (although I don't like the slope), but despite the fact that the fabric is sitting flat, the button looks like it's straining to stay closed. And the sleeves are way too short.

    Or is this in fact the latest word in suit fashion, à la Thom Browne and his pre-shrunk men's suit aesthetic?

    If so, shouldn't the trousers be a lot shorter, revealing bare ankles and stumpy brogues?
     
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    As Romp said above, if you don't mind paying a reasonable amount (over $200 per shirt), you can get ready-to-wear shirts at P.Johnson tailors that look very nice, or you can pay a bit more and get made-to-order shirts there. Alternatively, Charles Nakhle in Parramatta will make you shirts for around the same price (over $200).

    There are plenty of ready-to-wear online shirt places, some with bricks-and-mortar stores, too. Two that offer reasonable shirts at low prices are Charles Tyrwhitt (commonly abbreviated to CT around here) and TM Lewin. Please ignore Thomas Pink as their shirts are pretty much identical to TM Lewin and Tyrwhitt but they somehow manage to get away with charging about four times as much for no good reason at all. Both Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin have pretty much continual "buy 4 for $XXX" sales, where you can pick up decent shirts for $40 or $50 each. Their shirts are easily as good as shirts that sell for $120 - $160 or more in places like DJs.

    If you like the idea of button-down collar shirts, have a look at Land's End in the US, as they make good quality, good value oxford cloth, button-down collar shirts.

    As Romp also mentioned, there are now quite a number of places doing online, made-to-order shirts. Some of them are decidedly better than others. I haven't used any, but people here seem to have had good results from Luxire and Cottonworks, amongst others. Hopefully, some other people will chime in with their recommendations. Please note that ordering made-to-order shirts online might mean that you'll have to order one, or perhaps even two, cheap shirts first to work out any fit issues or problems with your measurements before you can feel confident in getting your fit absolutely right.
     
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    OTOH the fabric looks really nice and I like the lapel width. Perhaps further photos might reveal the true genius of this garment.
     
  19. Journeyman

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    From that shot, I don't think that the button looks as though it is under strain at all - the fit around the waist appears fine. It's only the sleeves that look a bit off to me - I don't know whether they're caught up on something or not, but they really do look a bit short.
     
  20. Romp

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    Agree the waist looks fine and no pull across the fabric. It's always hard judging these things from a still photo in the dark.

    The sleeves do look off but hard to tell if it's the shirt or jacket sleeve

    Re: shoulder slope everyone's anatomy is different and this has done well to sit smooth on the slope of ceps shoulders.. Guido also had significant slope in his shoulders but with preference for a softer finish that eccentuated the slope. Personal preference
     
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