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

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  1. Superfudge

    Superfudge Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I forgot to mention, you don't have to go with Thomas Mason, but really, why would you bother? If you're going to all the trouble to go to Honk Kong to get measured up for a bespoke shirt, it seems a bit silly to skimp on the fabric.

    Also, I don't get all of my shirts made up, only dress shirts and business shirts and I generally stick to twills and broadcloth. Kamakura's Tokyo slim fits me just fine and I have just as many of their oxfords as I do PJ shirts. I don't really see much value in getting OCBDs or popovers made up if there's a good off-the-shelf alternative available that fits well.
     
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  2. Cubits

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    This is pretty much what i did, just took measurements off of an existing shirt. Since the construction of a shirt is fairly straightforward, the resulting fit should be very close.

    From there you can start playing around with subsequent shirts, and matching fit to shirt style.

    I went through Elite, but that was before i knew of Luxire. Luxire's shirt construction and detailing is pretty fantastic, they use nice buttons, and you can go nuts with specs like shirring, placket design, and collar dimensions. Elite's not bad either, my shirt fits very well and has a good collar, but Luxire strikes me as more of a specialist. For the money it's very impressive, and fit is king, but the cloth is obvioulsy going to be the weak point (it's not bad, but it's not great).
     
  3. nabilmust

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    TM's poplin is.. [​IMG]
     
  4. thebrownman

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    Some items for sale:

    1. MJ Bale Mudgee Weave in Grey - pants are BNWT (34"), Jacket is worn 5 times, 40R (off the rack fit, no alterations) - and is in excellent like new condition - PM me

    2. This guy right here >> dropping the price to $299 including postage for Aus Members - PM me

    3. If you're a 40R in Herringbone, PM me - I've got a BNWOT charcoal jacket to sell, from the good ol' days of working buttonholes, etc.

    4. If you're a size 9UK, PM me about a sweet deal on some new C&Js.
     
  5. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    TBM, if only you were 0.5 sizes larger!
     
  6. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    By the way, I will be down in Canberra on Thursday and Friday (ie tomorrow and the day after).

    I'm sorry for the late notice, but if anyone is interested, I should be able to meet up after a conference dinner at 9pm.

    We're eating at a place in Manuka, so if anyone's interested in meeting up there tomorrow evening for a coffee and a chat, please let me know. I'd only be able to spare 1.5 to 2 hours so I'll understand entirely if people are reluctant to go out for a short while in the middle of winter to meet up with a stranger!

    Anyway, if you do think that you'll be free, please send me a PM and I'll let you know my details.
     
  7. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Wish I could mate but I'm up in the snowies in Jindabyne with the family till the weekend. Hope the cold isnt too much of a shock.
     
  8. The False Prophet

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    Re socks (I'm late to the game): Marcoliani at DJs is more than $20 at full price, but I have pairs that are five years old and still going.

    In other news, can anyone recommend some dressy suede boots? I saw a great pair at Canali, dark brown with brown leather and dainite soles, but even on sale they were absurdly expensive.

    I went to RMW but they don't make theirs any more (and they were a bit chunky).

    Christian Kimber has some nice ones but the colours are a bit excitable.

    Best so far is these (Loake Pimlico). Don't suppose anyone has a pair?:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. joiji

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    I will make my standard recommendation of Vass, but both Meermin and Loake are great options, both on danite, if I recall. Otherwise C&J have a couple both in brown suede, as do Carmina.
     
  10. California Dreamer

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    Stretcher!
     
  11. burnso

    burnso Senior member

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    I have the Herring Campden, similar price level and probably design as those but with leather soles, and if I had my time again Id get C&Js instead: comfort level is my main issue...
     
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  12. kayhill

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    Putting in that code adds a free shoe tree for me - still useful though!
     
  13. streetminimal

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    Agree, I have a pair of Loake Campden with the dainite sole. They aren't that comfortable to walk in. If anyone is interested in a pair, I'll give them to you for $80. They're a size UK 7 in dark brown suede.
     
  14. lennier

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    I have the Pimlicos and would recommend them, for what it's worth.
     
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  15. The False Prophet

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    Thanks, Lennier!

    I feel like they're sleek enough to wear with a suit, if you wanna go crazy like that. Which I just might.

    Don't suppose you can comment on sizing?
     
  16. Geoffrey Firmin

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    What about Friday morning early for Coffee?
     
  17. thebrownman

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    Not crazy at all - I'd wear them with a suit for sure..
     
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  18. Geoffrey Firmin

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    This is why I prefer this brand of socks, they last and their comfortable. i still have pairs I wear that I bought back in 2007.
     
  19. Journeyman

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    GF - actually, that's probably a better idea, if Friday morning suits you. I suspect that I'll be pretty tired tomorrow evening, anyway, as the conference is quite participative and we have pre-dinner drinks and then dinner as well.

    I think that the conference starts at 8:30 on the second day, so we'd have to meet up early. Is there a cafe that you recommend for breakfast in the Manuka area?
     
  20. TehBunny

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    Kempton's are well worth it; boring chukkas are an absolute 'essential' to use this much repeated term and these Kempton's IMO are absolutely ones you should consider at this price range (meermin's are also good)!
     
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