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

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  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    20cc's of adrenelin to the heart :)
    a shower is good too as forementioned

    yeah - low pants looks slobby .. especially when it makes your thighs and seat sag
     


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    Get a mortgage and kids or a parent or relative to care for.

    You'll never relax again.
     


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    Thanks. Just ordered some Albert Thurstons - navy with brown leather :happy: . Could be the start of a new sartorial chapter in my life...I'm in at PJs again on Sunday so ill see about possibly removing the belt loops and adding tabs - might need to get in some extra material though.
     
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    Boner alert! Woohoo!

    Cheers man, will drop by DM soon!
     


  6. lachyzee

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    I made my first order from The Mens Shop the other day:

    http://www.themensshop.com.au/M-J-Bale-Cotton-Navy-Trench-Coat/

    200$ after all the coupons. Gerry N had already given it his thumbs up.

    Also a linen shirt I had been lusting after when it was $180:

    http://www.themensshop.com.au/MJ-Bale-Linen-Blue-Stripe-Shirt/

    To give credit where it's due, the order was posted that day from Sydney with free overnight express shipping with Toll. Arrived in Melbourne today round noon. Very nice packaging. The coat fits well and is a keeper. The shirt is a bit big but, thankfully, they have a full refund available within 30 days where they send Toll to pick it up from you.

    So, while they might not stock a lot of brands that are SF approved, they get my thumbs up for service. They also frequently have big sales such as the current 25% off site wide.
     
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    Thanks just got back from shower and good to know I have the brains; coffee feel meh right now cya going to 7/11 and picking up an energy drink or something. Btw kids are at grandmas so nothing to wake me up....
     


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    Congratulations! They look sweet and Chris is a great guy.

    I have my eye on something at DM as well but inexplicably, it's not a pair of shoes. Details to be revealed once I know more.
     
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    I tend to wear my pants pretty low (long legs), and on my new wool suit pants I had noticed a similar thing (the rippling on the back thigh mainly). Simply pulling up the back of the pants an inch or so higher made all the difference for me: enough that they definitely didn't require altering...
     


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    Thanks, Gerry. Russian reindeer leather goods? Is it something vintage?



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    Lachy

    I'm always reluctant to critique but you did ask.

    I'm not sure if the colours and tones are correct in those photos but thats all we have before us in this court, so lets assume they are.

    It looks like a brown toned shirt, earthy not red toned, and broad bold checks.

    Basically thats a casual shirt of some sort and in my mind as such doesn't work with a tie (unless a very casual /country wool knit) or a cut away collar.

    In addition that kind of check doesn't do you, or anyone much, many favours. You'd be better to stick with a plain solid or stripes. If wearing large checks, unless at Pitti , its wise to break up the broadness with a jacket or cardigan or similar. So that theres not so much expanse of blocky squares and, graph paper like, bolded checks.

    I know its against current trends, and perhaps, counter intuitive but in my eye you'd look better with a bit less fitting shirt around chest and particular stomach and waist.

    Yes the sleeves could be a bit narrower at the upper ends.

    The cuffs ( the actual cuff length not sleeve length) are too long and you would benefit from "normal" cuffs.

    A bit of bloom or extra material in waist etc would allow the shirt to drape or hang and improve your overall look or silhouette.

    The pants do look too low slung to me too.

    I think your shape in particular would benefit from at least an inch or two higher waist line. It will slim you and make you legs look longer and improve the look of the shirt..

    Think: fitting on top- loose below or fitting below - loose on top. You'll get a better over all look.

    Belt or no belt is a personal preference but my "rule " if its a rule at all, is belt with any non -suit and no belt no loops only with suit.
     
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    The reindeer calf goods are exquisite but I'm all good on the wallet front. I'd love to get one of their leather polishing mats someday.
     


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    size 6 1/2?

    Don't get any nail polish on them
     


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    Think of that one all by yourself?

    You funny man.
     


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    Should have guessed that ...
     
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