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

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  1. Tano

    Tano Senior member

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    I use favazzo in trinity arcade. Parker and Co use them as well.
     
  2. CHECKstar

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    In any case, I hate leaving my bottom waistcoat button undone. Can't stand it. And if you ever told me to undo it like Henry VIII, expect an earful from me. [​IMG]

    +1 I seriously just don't 'get' the bottom button argument on functioning waistcoat buttons. The whole point of a waitcoat was to cover up your shirt!
     
  3. jessis

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    That is good news re: TM fabrics. I am pretty sure that the 4 for $450 is available all the time - I am hoping anyway as I am about to contact Stuart for another batch...hmmm
    Just a quick follow-up on this for the guys interested - managed to finally confirm with stuart that the 4 for $450 on TM fabric is available all the time to customers in Australia no matter if you have bought before.

    By the way, can we leave the "bottom button" thing alone now:)
     
  4. CHECKstar

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    That is good news re: TM fabrics. I am pretty sure that the 4 for $450 is available all the time - I am hoping anyway as I am about to contact Stuart for another batch...hmmm

    Any chance you can post some fit pics?
     
  5. jobro

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    i believe parker sell kiton made 2 measure with a rediculous super # for that price.
    Correct, it is MTM with measurements taken by Kiton tailors.
     
  6. __PG__

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    +1 I seriously just don't 'get' the bottom button argument on functioning waistcoat buttons. The whole point of a waitcoat was to cover up your shirt!
    But I can un-button the bottom button of my waistcoat and still cover my shirt. Perhaps the problem is that because we won't wear 3-piece suits anymore, we treat the coat/jacket as a waistcoat.
     
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    Buttoning the bottom button on any top will give a straight, horizontal line to your waist area. Horizontal lines should generally be avoided, they make the fat look fatter and the skinny look skinnier.
     
  8. jessis

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    Any chance you can post some fit pics?
    I have some from about 7 months ago but am about to order some more so once I get those I will put a picture up. I am getting all made as work shirts at this stage.
     
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    Swan's suit looks bloody awful - bubbling all down his right side front from shoulder down. His tie is a dreadful shiney purpley blue pastel job.
     
  10. CHECKstar

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    As already mentioned before, next week I am off to HK (three days) and London (seven and a half days) for work. The way things are looking I will be having a free weekend, a week day and a half a Saturday in London. Last year in London I did mainly touristy things, this time I want to do some systematic shopping (both for goods and checking out my size in a number of hard-to-find in Australia brands). With that in mind, what are the types of things that I should add to the list?

    So far I am thinking shoes (try in a number of C&J lasts) and a visit the new Drakes store. I would love to be able to try on SF approved trouser brands for sizing (eg Incotex). Anything else that I should be adding to the 'must do' list?
     
  11. meister

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    Swan's suit looks bloody awful - bubbling all down his right side front from shoulder down. His tie is a dreadful shiney purpley blue pastel job.


    Nambour chic like his ex-mate Kevie's turquoise tie.
     
  12. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    As already mentioned before, next week I am off to HK (three days) and London (seven and a half days) for work. The way things are looking I will be having a free weekend, a week day and a half a Saturday in London. Last year in London I did mainly touristy things, this time I want to do some systematic shopping (both for goods and checking out my size in a number of hard-to-find in Australia brands). With that in mind, what are the types of things that I should add to the list? So far I am thinking shoes (try in a number of C&J lasts) and a visit the new Drakes store. I would love to be able to try on SF approved trouser brands for sizing (eg Incotex). Anything else that I should be adding to the 'must do' list?
    Are you coming back thru HK? you could get a shirt/suit measured/ first stop made/fitted second stop. Then mailed on after adjustments It would be fun just walking around London waving aud$ around + actually having a job. Sniff out all the online shirt dudes and shoes places. Clarkes DBs. Me I'd check out the charity shops for old tweeds, harrington jackets etc.
     
  13. meister

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    As already mentioned before, next week I am off to HK (three days) and London (seven and a half days) for work. The way things are looking I will be having a free weekend, a week day and a half a Saturday in London. Last year in London I did mainly touristy things, this time I want to do some systematic shopping (both for goods and checking out my size in a number of hard-to-find in Australia brands). With that in mind, what are the types of things that I should add to the list?

    So far I am thinking shoes (try in a number of C&J lasts) and a visit the new Drakes store. I would love to be able to try on SF approved trouser brands for sizing (eg Incotex). Anything else that I should be adding to the 'must do' list?


    All of that. I thrifted a pair of Incotex in the Salvo's. Nice linen ones. They measure TTS normal trousers like any regular ones from what I have seen on that pair. Maybe a visit to some of the shoe outlet shops around. You might want to find some nice venue to go clubbin' - know what i mean?
     
  14. L.R.

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    Non-Clothing question: I'm trying to send some beer to a friend in Australia. I understand the high cost of it, but I think it'd be worth it as a birthday gift. I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience in this? How to ship it (I was thinking of marking it as Pop or something), and the costs associated with it?

    Also: If Alexander Keiths IS available in Australia (which is the beer I want to ship), can someone tell me where? I have been unable to find anywhere over the net.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  15. Selvaggio

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    Swan's suit looks bloody awful - bubbling all down his right side front from shoulder down. His tie is a dreadful shiney purpley blue pastel job.


    Mrs Selvaggio and I could not believe it - we rewound it just to make sure we actually saw what we thought we saw!

    "Okay, am about to deliver the federal budget...everone will be looking at me...mmmm...what suit will I wear? How about this one that looks like it came from Vinnie's. That should set the right tone"
     
  16. bhall41

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    As already mentioned before, next week I am off to HK (three days) and London (seven and a half days) for work. The way things are looking I will be having a free weekend, a week day and a half a Saturday in London. Last year in London I did mainly touristy things, this time I want to do some systematic shopping (both for goods and checking out my size in a number of hard-to-find in Australia brands). With that in mind, what are the types of things that I should add to the list?

    So far I am thinking shoes (try in a number of C&J lasts) and a visit the new Drakes store. I would love to be able to try on SF approved trouser brands for sizing (eg Incotex). Anything else that I should be adding to the 'must do' list?


    It's well worth walking down Jermyn Street and nearby Burlington Arcade, as well as Savile Row. While Jermyn Street has historically been associated with shirt making, mostly they sell RTW these days. Nevertheless, it's great to walk down a street dedicated almost exclusively to traditional men's wear. Some of the shops to check out in Jermyn Street - New & Lingwood, John Lobb, Church and Geo F Trumper. Paxton & Whitfield is worth investigating too for specialist cheeses - the shop is over 200 years old!

    HTH
     
  17. TheWraith

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    BTW this is almost certainly a myth.

    For a start the story goes that Edward VII started this tradition (Henry VIII??? talk about fish growing bigger with time) because he gained too much weight and had to undo his bottom waistcoat button.

    Edward VII was such a fussy dresser he could not travel with any less than two valets, and he would have just ordered another dozen waistcoats from Henry Poole. Also, the tradition of having a show button at the bottom that couldn't be done up is older than Edward VII.

    In any case, I hate leaving my bottom waistcoat button undone. Can't stand it. And if you ever told me to undo it like Henry VIII, expect an earful from me. [​IMG]


    So I suppose you walk around with all your suit coat buttons done up as well?
     
  18. blahman

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    Checky! Since you're going to HK, stock up on about 20 shoe trees and share them with us when you get back [​IMG].
     
  19. ryanohare

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    Australianers, quick quiz time - If you had 4 weeks to get a tux and $1K max as your budget, where would you get one?

    My old tux is outdated, and given I'm still relatively new to Australia I've never had to shop for one here. Online works for me too if I can get it in time.

    Helpthanks.
     
  20. Prince of Paisley

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    Current Herringbone tux looks good - around your budget too. Silk shawl collar, slim fitting.... I would give that a try.
     
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