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

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  1. Plestor

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    Was 31* at midnight last night... Was not impressed.
     
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    Yes G'n'T getting a workout these past few nights
     
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    Thank you gone to hide in the NLA all day, at least no humidity :)
     
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    Thanks fxh, I'll see how I go. It was a Hawthorn lager I believe, so at least a light (colour) beer.
     
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    Might be a little late with the advice, but my drycleaner always warned me not to put water on any spills or marks, as it can help set the stain. Instead he suggested dabbing/brushing it off then taking it to the professionals straight away.
     
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    I guess sponging is really dabbing not soaking
     
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    Unless you're sponging off your mates.
     
  8. Arch3r

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    Speaking of dry cleaners... I just took one of my suits to a local dry cleaner that was recommended by a friend. Requested several times they NOT press the lapels and what do you know they pressed them. It now looks like a lifeless box.

    With regard to stains I find it's worth finding someone who specialises in them not necessarily a dry cleaner. There's a lady I know locally here who used to do them she was also excellent at alterations so I used to take everything to her and avoid the dry cleaner at all costs, alas she has retired now.
     
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    Very good.


    To head back to the discussion about beige/light-coloured suits, whilst I suppose they might best suit someone with a tanned/darker complexion, I think that they can still look pretty good on a person with a lighter complexion (although perhaps that's just wishful thinking!).

    I've got two light-coloured suits - a beige, cotton suit from Herringbone that is some years old, and a light wool suit that was made to order by Deer Style in Brisbane.

    I don't have any photos of the Herringbone suit, but here are a few photos of the jacket and trousers of the Deer Style wool suit. Interestingly, I've found that this summer I've been wearing it more as separates rather than as a suit, and it is great for mixing and matching.

    Jacket with navy trousers:

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    Jacket with air force blue trousers:

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    [Note: trousers aren't that "bright" in real life.]

    Air force blue jacket with sand/beige trousers:

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    Nicely done, JM.

    Now that you've mentioned dark complexion I have to chime in.

    I don't have a beige full suit, but I do have a beige linen jacket which I've incorporated into my wardrobe on Fridays and weekends.

    http://weareallalright.tumblr.com/post/67707005185/this-mornings-essentials-rains-x

    http://weareallalright.tumblr.com/post/47146990960/2-of-my-favourite-off-the-racks-that-fit-like

    I tried once to pair the jacket with beige cotton trousers. Didn't really like the pairing.

    http://weareallalright.tumblr.com/post/43705870834/giving-the-khaki-ensemble-a-whirl-before-summer
     
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    I agree that it can look good, but matching the shade of stone/tan with the complexion requires careful judgement. My observation in relation to pale complexions was directed specifically to those tans which have a yellowish or mustardy tone to them. It is possible to complement shade with complexion, and from what I can see you have done it by going with a very light shade.

    I also find your observation about wearing the suit more frequently as separates consistent with my own experience. In fact, that's the only way I wear mine now. Mixing it up breaks the line and avoids the wearer looking like a spinnaker.

    And I think that suit would have looked better – or perhaps more apt as a summer suit – in a cotton or linen or blend. There is something about smooth worsted that is not quite right in this context.

    Regards
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    Decided to grab the sony rx-100. I wanted a decent camera and this is the best in class. Im not much of a photographer so this should last me for years to come.

    In regards to beige suits you need to choose a shade that goes with your skin tone. If you are a ghost then a darker shade would be better. You also need to keep in mind that you would probably be the only person around wearing a beige suit so you need to do it right.
    For other colors I reckon a light blue cotton suit would be pretty sexy
     
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    I think that one has potential in particular with a cornflour blue or french blue shirt (sans placket) which would lift and contract the tones in both the jacket and trousers. As for a tie a striped knit tie in contrasting colours or even san tie for casual wear.

    As for complexions I tend to wear British Khaki mostly in summer when I do have some colour up, winter its not an issue for me.
     
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    Agreed on complexion, I can't pull it off myself but this guy rocks it -

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    This is my big fear, I've yet to find a definitive referral by anyone to a dry cleaner in Melbourne/South Melbourne who can be trusted to correctly clean and press a quality suit. Anyone got any new ideas on that? I've asked Tom at PJ several times and he's never had anyone, although the last time he did say he heard of one but hadn't yet tried it. He's still in Europe I think so can't check.
     
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    Ah that's a suit shop 300gram linen!

    Here's my selfie in mine with jeans..

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    New boots! United Arrows, suede with a Vibram and leather sole (still a little stiff to drive in, to be honest).

    EDIT: picture now actually able to be seen...
     
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  18. Pink Socks

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    I have used Bancrofts on Toorak Road when I had my PJ stuff either pressed or dry clean (which has been about once a year).

    No issue so far, though I am far from an expert.
     
  19. Arch3r

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    This looks great! I think I'd have to go for more a caramel though.
     
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    Thanks PS, I've heard mixed things about Bancrofts but I expect they're at least unlikely to ruin anything and presumably won't press the lapels flat particularly if I tell them explicitly not to! And they do have the advantage of the pickup etc which might help me.
     
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