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

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  1. Marbles

    Marbles Senior member

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    They're spring loaded, so a half-size large would be better. I don't think being a little too small would be a big deal; the difference is in the area of 4mm.
     
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    Selvaggio Senior member

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    Many have commented on the rarity in Australia of sartorial details such as pocket hankies (not so rare these day), side adjusters, grenadine ties etc.

    Which brings me to forward pleats. Something I had seen in these pages, but considered thylacine-rare IRL in Oz.. ...until this afternoon, when I saw someone wearing forward pleat trousers as part of a mid-grey suit (own up if it was you - West end of Market St, SYD), which is proof that:

    a) they do exist (maybe they're everywhere and I just haven't been paying attention) and
    b) it's actually a pretty good look if the tailoring is right.

    I know the idea of pleats is anathema to some - along with single-vents, cufflessness, trousers which meet ones (black) shoes - but I like them. I even like double pleats. Maybe I will try out some of these forward facing ones in the future.
     
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    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Not with that jacket... maybe if it was 50 shades of grey lighter.
     
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    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    yup pleats if done well are good

    needs to be flattering rather than make you look like you are carrying a major hernia in your pants

    Alan from the Armoury has a few pairs done well - Ambrosi trousers i think
     
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    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Though the wool mix should stop some of the extreme creasing you see with pure linen.
     
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    Selvaggio Senior member

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    This guy (SF member maomao1980) always wears a pretty good pleat...
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    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Often a big "if"!
     
  8. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    Here's one more...
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  9. TehBunny

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    I can't wear pants without pleats as I have a pretty big ass and thighs; I must come flash my pleats at you some time :p I switch between double and single when I feel like it but it doesn't really seem to me that either one particularly looks better on bigger men; rather that they just look better on bigger men and only sometimes on thinner builds.
    Edit: Beijing does them splendidly!
     
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    Tom from PJ Tailors wears pleats as well. I'm interested in trying a single pleat on some trousers, but since I wasn't sure, I gave it a miss on my last order..

    Regarding shoe trees, I always thought the consensus with half-sizes was to take a smaller size, not a larger one. I know that C&J send out size 8 trees for size 8.5 shoes.
     
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  12. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Tehbunny is that a Gun in your Pleats or are you just happy to meet me...
     
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    TehBunny Senior member

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    Wow didn't realize you still posted Dusty; I tend to just look at profile pics :p
    And why yes it is...problem? Oh I see you have a shotgun....
     
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    Brice's Shoe Repair in Castlereagh St. Best in Sydney IMHO.
     
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    I go here too but for his laksa. I'll have venture further into the menu it seems.
     
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