Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Gatsby / BB stuff on display at ACMI. Also Bond's suit from Casino Royal.
Guys is there anyone looking for extra large business shirts? I found a set of 5 shirts today in size 20. Four Tyrwhitt and BB button down. Basic solid colours (white, blue, pink, mauve).Nothing flash but they are in EC.
I also found a Chester Barrie suit in size 43R if anyone's keen.
Photos are here. PM me if interested.
Bunny, most of my chinos are from Land's End, although I did pick some up from Herringbone at deep discount during a warehouse sale. Herringbone ones are much thinner, Land's End ones more substantial, but with slightly more generous fit. Tailored ones from LE are still fairly slim, but with a wider leg opening at the bottom compared to Herringbone.
I haven't tried Bill's Khakis, but some people do swear by them.
Another place to get chinos or cotton trousers is Charles Tyrwhitt - their chinos and cotton trousers are well made and good value when they have one of their bigger sales.
Mr Bunnyman I have a pair from Lands' End -- I'm wearing them right now actually -- and I would recommend them (they are the Men's Regular Plain Front Tailored Fit Legacy Chino Pants, btw). The quality is ok, nothing to write home about, as good or better as you could expect for cheap (I paid about $35). The cut however is excellent: classic, with a nice medium rise and a fuller leg than you get with Epaulet or similar. The cut is, to paraphrase Mr Exerent, "grown-ass man". They are not hipster, nor are they hipsters, ha ha. I plan to buy a couple more pairs.
I am the first to admit i have little, to no fashion sense, however i find those collar stay windows very unappealing personally
Mj bale also has chinos on sale
Really interesting article here on the cult of the Sapeur - dandies living in the Congolese slums. Some amazing outfits here.
I would be highly concerned if you thought otherwise.
I can picture people wearing those shirts, but can my face muscles stand up to that much cringing? Can I pledge money for these *not* to happen?
Wtf is up with those shirts?
Speaking of which, has anyone had experience with the Charles Tyrwitt OCBDs?
Considering ordering some from Brookes Brothers - does anyone have a US mail box? Will pay for use.
Dammit, I'm sold. Where do I sign up?
If you're going to pay someone to use their US mailbox, would you really be saving much money, compared to having BB deliver straight to Australia? You'd still presumably need to pay for domestic US shipping, then shipping from the US to Australia via US Postal Service, as well as paying someone for the use of their US postal address.
I haven't had any experience with CT's OCBDs, but I'm very happy with the Land's End OCBD shirts that I have, particularly now that they've reintroduced a pink-and-white university stripe version.
Anyway, on another topic:
Gerry - today's Tumblr photo was amazing, absolutely fantastic. A really great photo.
LonerMatt - I enjoyed your Tumblr photos, too, but am a bit surprised that there's no "bokeh" in the background of your floral close-up shots. Personally, a like a bit more of a blurred background with some bokeh when taking macro shots of things like flowers.
Woodlore wanted to charge me $110 for a shoe tree, Filson $170 for a bag.
I shudder to think what BB would be.
All of them have free shipping domestically.
Just receivd an email advising that Azzaro are starting a Su Misura operation. Introductory price of $690 for the next two weeks. Could be worth looking into.
BB usually uses FedEx for international deliveries and they charge a flat fee of $49.99 for all international deliveries, regardless of size, which is great if you want to order a suit or a couple of pairs of shoes, but very bad if you just want one tie!
Land's End is usually slightly cheaper than BB, as I've paid about $40 for shipping for most of my orders (which typically consist of something like a few shirts and a pair of cotton trousers or shorts). LE's shipping costs are actually based on the value of the order, rather than the number of items, and they offer a choice of US Postal Service Priority Air, or UPS Courier Service. I've always chosen the US Postal Service Priority Air and haven't had any problems.
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