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

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  1. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    agreed. my suitshop commission, i got with braces buttons. and now, to buy some braces.
     
  2. nabilmust

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    Keen.
     
  3. coxaca

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    I am not convinced you are being entirely frank and honest with us here.
     
  4. Nolvadex

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    doubt you can get a seersucker suit in brisbane in the middle of winter
     
  5. coxaca

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    Miles wore seersucker?

    End of argument. Seersucker is cool.
     
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    :worship: Miles is not Cool. Miles is God! :worship:
     
  7. coxaca

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    You can buy seersucker in Aus. I picked these Sportscraft shorts up at, er, Myer or DJs, I forget which... at the last Xmas sales.

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    Admittedly the shoes were FAIL. I should have been wearing these -

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    Anyway: all the shorts haters can piss off. Shorts rock.

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    (But maybe not these)
     
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    No, of course it doesn't really matter, and yes, I am nitpicking!

    However, as I mentioned, I think it's reasonable to assume that the people in those photos that are wearing clip-on braces would never dream of, say, wearing a clip-on, pre-tied bow tie so why wear clip-on braces? Furthermore, when you're getting trousers made specifically for you by someone like Ambrosi - who supposedly makes some of the best "pents" in the world - why on earth wear clip-on braces with them?

    To me, clip-on braces are worn by punks, teenage boys who hope to look like One Direction, or elderly, very overweight men who clip braces on to their cheap trousers so as to hoist them up under their massive bellies. It's therefore as mystery to me as to why places like The Armoury and B&Tailor are going on about clip-on braces.

    Anyway, it's absolutely inconsequential in the scheme of things (just like ties deliberately tied askew or double monks that are left partially unbuckled).


    Good man! You can easily pick up some good pairs by Brooks Brothers or RL Polo from eBay or alternatively you can purchase directly from the Thurston website. If you e-mail Thurston, they can fit the braces with your choice of leather ends - black, brown or white.
     
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  9. Foxhound

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    Is anyone interested in a pair of Quoddy Boat Mocs, tobacco, size 11D. Never worn out of the house, don't fit me :(
     
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    The fit on the second pair could be vastly improved by pulling your trousers up a couple of inches. You'll fill out the thighs more, and they'll likely fall more elegantly than they currently do, therefore looking less sloppy. The first ones look tight to me.
     
  12. sliq

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    gentleman, some of my shirt collars have started to curl inwards at the tips. other than spraying a bit of water and covering the area with a handkerchief and ironing it with a high setting, could anyone here recommend using starch for the collars?
     
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    Just a play on words - Im pretty sure the holding company is the same for Armoury and Drakes which is owned by Mark Cho + family + I think Alan See
    When you say some do it tastefully did you mean someone in the examples? these are atrocious .. particularly because they are mainly poli's


    I wear shorts in summer - its hot in summer
     
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  14. LonerMatt

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    Controversial.
     
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    Cheers. Just as I thought, I think the tailor took in more than he pinned. Second one is easy enough to fix :)
     
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    Another day of 0 offers from Sydney firms.

    Bought a watch to cheer myself up.
     
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    oh nice, what did you buy
     
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    Well?
     
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    Have you any experience with the fit of Jos a banks suits? At this price point thats my main concern. I actually found a grey/white seersucker on asos For under 60, I'm worried it might be a little short but looks ok on the model, he has on a 40 but is 2inches taller than me. Apologies for spelling on my mobile. me.lo
     
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    Coxaca: I have seen seersucker trousers in David Jones, maybe 3 weeks ago, by Arthur Galan (yuck), they were actually really nice though but not in my size and not a jacket to be seen.
     
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