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

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  1. Romp

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    case of all the gear, no idea
     
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    Had a good laugh reading the thread, caught up on a crap ton.
    Indeed basmati rice is the most dericious!
     
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    Why?
     
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    generally lighter construction, better handwork, more freedom with options
     
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    Models are so unforgiving
     
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    that's a beautiful mirror. i've only seen one other one, many years ago, where the mercury has also started to 'bleed' itself.
     
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    The Dutch tailors are amazing.

    Are you sure on this point?
     
  8. Romp

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    having seen and owned both - yes
     
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    Got my CT shirt today.

    Though the detailing isn't there, it's everything you want with nothing you don't. The fit is amazing, unfortunately ill have to return mine to get a longer sleeve.

    A bit prickly pear though. I don't know if that's because of the fabric or it just needs a wash...
     
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    Interesting, given that, if I remember correctly, the Italian P.Johnson stuff by La Vera is at least two, or two-and-a-half times the price of the clothing made in the Netherlands, isn't it?
     
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    Re shorts: Ralph Lauren (on sale), especially Denim and Supply, for madras and chino shorts. I even have a pair of cargo shorts...
     
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    I wouldn't buy CT again. their fused collars and cuffs have started to bubble after about 3 washes. the cotton wrinkles up very easily, and depending on which shirt you buy, the shirt is a bit transparent. yes, for the price its cheap but I'd rather pay a bit more for tm lewin. cotton is thicker, softer and had longer life.
     
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    I have to agree and disagree. CT fabric is quite average - not soft to touch. Having said that, their extra slim line actually fits slim/athletic builds very well. Not a fan of TM Lewin - their fabric might be thicker, but it doesn't feel like high-quality stuff.

    Then again, both brands are pretty much budget brands (for Jermyn St) so much of the muchness.
     
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    @kayhill - There is another option, unstructured, hand finished etc etc that is a lot more expensive. PJ Roma or Napoli or something like that, I'm sure Romp will chime in to correct.
     
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    Unfortunately, to non-mirror fans, it just looks dirty.
     
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    I have a couple of CT business shirts which I still wear for work they would be four years old, and i have not had an issue with them. I know the collars and cuffs are fused, its why i moved on to H&H, H&K. The cotton on them is a decent quality and the casual shirts are not fused collar or cuffs, however I notieced thay are now going for contrasting or is contradictory fabrics on collars and cuffs. Merde!

    From what I have read here and on AAAC I was of the opinion that CT & Lewin were on a par in terms of fabric and quality.

    What would it cost to switch to a saftey shave set up. Razor, brush, know which soap, bowl, stand, think I might get attachable mirror. As for blades not interestes in something as sharp as a katana.
     
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    I think it's far more likely to be the silver backing that is oxidising or 'foxing'.
     
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    We have mirror experts. This forum is amazing.
     
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    Must have been a very old mirror, as mercury hasn't been used much in mirror manufacturing for well over a century-and-a-half.


    +1. Mirrors nowadays use metallic silver as a backing substance, or occasionally aluminium.
     
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