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

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  1. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Does it also come in white?[​IMG]

    Ok Croco loafers are a big no.
     


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  3. Selvaggio

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    I for one welcome "effeminate", elongated shoes. As a man with small feet, last thing I need is a pair of stumpy chunky shoes on my feet. I guess that's why I also prefer the looks of more 'Italian' styling, blake stitched shoes.

    Ha. Enough with the Italian styling. As a man with stumpy chunky feet, stumpy chunky shoes is what I need but there just aren't enough super wide fittings around. Could this be why Fred Flinstone goes bare footed?
     


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    I for one welcome "effeminate", elongated shoes. As a man with small feet, last thing I need is a pair of stumpy chunky shoes on my feet. I guess that's why I also prefer the looks of more 'Italian' styling, blake stitched shoes.

    MTO Italian Blake/Rapid stitched shoes just for you, blahman [​IMG]
     


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    Can anyone venture an opinion on Keshett Jewellers in Melbourne?
     


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    Any recommendations for a Cobbler in Melbourne? I have to re-heel some Vass, and don't want just any old dude hacking my shoes apart.

    Don't know if they are any good but Floorshiem recommended 'Rekaris' at 168 Lonsdale St. I have the business card on my desk here at work - apparently they also do bespoke shoes.
     


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    I am looking at purchasing a windowpane suit from the B&S but the waist is a 33. I am a 31. How easy can a tailor take in the 2inches and slim the pants? Will it look obvious considering it's windowpane style?
    I have spoken with a tailor and he said "yeah I can do it " but I am wondering what the wise gents here think??
    Thanks
     


  8. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    I am looking at purchasing a windowpane suit from the B&S but the waist is a 33. I am a 31. How easy can a tailor take in the 2inches and slim the pants? Will it look obvious considering it's windowpane style?
    I have spoken with a tailor and he said "yeah I can do it " but I am wondering what the wise gents here think??
    Thanks


    I reckon taking in two inches at the waist is no big deal. You're losing the fabric 'vertically' at the back seam. The fabric will still match up vertically and I don't think the windows ever match up perfectly on both axis across the backside because it needs to have shape. Should be the same story slimming the trousers down the side seam. I don't think pattern-matching on trousers is as important as it is on the front of a coat.

    While I'm at it can I brag some more about my ongoing Vinnies blitz? Today I picked up a pair of these $177 Hackett trousers in close to immaculate nick in my size for the princely sum of $6. This is just getting silly now!

    http://www.hackett.com/index.cfm?pag...&refpage=1482#

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  9. Mork

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    How do other guys here handle the cycle to work/dress like you care situation?
    Are you packing the day's outfit and "portaging" it to work? (ironing on your desk perhaps?)
    Are you PTing on mondays with enough stuff in a bag to last the rest of the week?
    Are you maintaining a separate set of clothes kept permanently at work (using a laundry service near the office?)

    Are there other options I'm missing? How are you guys playing it?


    I keep suits, shirts and shoes at the office and at home, and get my office shirts laundered nearby. Shower at work. Wouldn't stop riding for quids.
     


  10. Gassyndrome

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    Hi John

    How did you find the overall experience with haberdasher? I am contemplating this http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/...SALE%21/Detail which will be excellent for a Canberra winter.

    Anyone else have any experience or comments on haberdasher they would like to share?


    I have no idea about the seller but that is a beautiful looking jacket. I will be sure to keep an eye out for it on the streets!
     


  11. Gassyndrome

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    I vote for the BMC (nice to see more SRAM in Australia)
    I do not understand, and therefore fear, the MTB.

    When you say work facilities, do you mean your company has an iron and something to use it on? or have you got your own there.. We have showers but no laundry..


    Yup. Iron, crappy ironing board, showers, lockers and plenty of secure bike storage. Public servant benefits I guess :)

    And don't fear the MTB. Dual suspension 29'er FTW. It's like riding the most comfortable pillow you ever laid your head on!
     


  12. JohnsNotHere

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    Hi John

    How did you find the overall experience with haberdasher? I am contemplating this http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/...SALE%21/Detail which will be excellent for a Canberra winter.

    Anyone else have any experience or comments on haberdasher they would like to share?


    Haven't bought anything from them but have had a few email exchanges about products, sizes etc. Always a prompt response and very helpful.

    Great communication as Ernesto stated. The delivey time was crazy fast as well (under a week). I would certainly buy from them again (Caruso suit most likely)
     


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    looking at getting the benjamin sartorial in a dark navy blue when they come back in stock next month hopefully.
     


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    Any recommendations for a Cobbler in Melbourne? I have to re-heel some Vass, and don't want just any old dude hacking my shoes apart.

    Don't know if they are any good but Floorshiem recommended 'Rekaris' at 168 Lonsdale St. I have the business card on my desk here at work - apparently they also do bespoke shoes.

    Just been to the aforementioned cobbler a couple of days ago and bought a polish/leather conditioner. Chatted with the guy there on my recent AE cop off eBay. He seems nice and seem to know what he's talking about.

    Quar, do let us know if you do decide on resoling there, as I will also be resoling probably in a month's time.
     


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    I reckon taking in two inches at the waist is no big deal. You're losing the fabric 'vertically' at the back seam. The fabric will still match up vertically and I don't think the windows ever match up perfectly on both axis across the backside because it needs to have shape. Should be the same story slimming the trousers down the side seam. I don't think pattern-matching on trousers is as important as it is on the front of a coat.

    While I'm at it can I brag some more about my ongoing Vinnies blitz? Today I picked up a pair of these $177 Hackett trousers in close to immaculate nick in my size for the princely sum of $6. This is just getting silly now!

    http://www.hackett.com/index.cfm?pag...&refpage=1482#

    [


    I disagree. I think taking 2in in from the waist changes the whole sit and structure of the pants.
    I took in a waist from a 34 to a 32 and it looked silly.
     


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