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

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Yes, I remember reading that a couple of months back and shaking my head. I think that I even bothered to post a comment at the bottom of that page.

    Unfortunately, such misuse of the term "bespoke" - whether wilfully or out of ignorance - is not unusual.
     
  2. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    How long are you going? Shoe trees are too heavy unless you have travel ones.

    Take your suit on a hanger in a suit bag and fold in half and place overhead. Sometimes for short trips I'd even just wear the jacket as I'm not too squished in the seat.

    Re metal in shoes it's annoying.. My Alden chukkas usually raise an alarm but it's just a matter of putting through xray machine
     
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  3. FredAstaire1899

    FredAstaire1899 Senior member

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    Thanks for the responses everybody. I'm going for a week to Melbourne. Suit is a must unfortunately. I'll alternate it with a sports coat.

    That aside, anywhere (sartorially speaking) to check out apart from Double Monk, American Tailors and the new Henry Bucks?
     
  4. iSurg

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    Q&A in Geelong was excellent to watch today. Geelong's mayor is a freaky looking Elton John!
     
  5. Oli2012

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    A complete wanker as well.
     
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  6. terracotta

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    Thanks for this - just what I was looking for. I was not sure I'd give Sam Disano as one chap in the thread I quoted mentioned the attention to detail on patterned fabrics could be better (that and the high armholes).

    Coxsackie, are the notes on the Nick Salanitro commission your own?


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    Grateful for this as well. Checking out Meermin now.. I can't believe I missed this.
     
  7. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    Someone buy this E. Zegna DB from me!:

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    The suit is new, although I had the trousers cuffed (2" deep as per forum orthodoxy). Those could be easily removed, if you prefer plain bottoms.

    It's a 6x2 DB, mid-weight flannel. I think it's what's called a 'worsted flannel' but don't quote me on that. Fully lined and fully canvassed.

    Measurements as follows:

    Back of coat: 28"
    Shoulders: 17"
    Sleeves: 23" (no buttonholes cut, so easy to alter)

    Waist: 28-29"
    Inseam: 31"
    Cuff width: 7.5"

    Bought a couple of winters back, basically my ass is too fat for it. Willing to let go for silly money. PM me if you're keen! WIll send more/better pics...
     
  8. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    terracotta, all the notes in my spoiler were cut/pasted en bloc from another site, or perhaps another page on this site. I would have attributed them if I could have found the original source. Perhaps someone else knows who wrote those reviews.

    My next bespoke commission will be from B&Tailor. Just have to find the funds first.
     
  9. Arch3r

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    Pretty sure that was a Sator post on SF. Sound advise from what I've seen.

    However after seeing Andrews blog I don't think I could pass on Bijan, his stuff is just spectacular!
     
  10. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Mustn't forget Zink & Sons for good quality, and affordable, MTM and bespoke in Sydney.
     
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  11. Arch3r

    Arch3r Senior member

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    Very English and structured, they do a really nice roped shoulder IMO.
     
  12. TheWraith

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    +1

    They're certainly quite affordable considering what you get.
     
  13. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Have you had any more commissions from Zink lately wraithy?
     
  14. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    I haven't, but I will get back there for at least one more suit. Been meaning to get some shirts made there in the interim.
     
  15. Arch3r

    Arch3r Senior member

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    Anybody bought the Epaulet Walt trousers that can testify to their quality? They seem pretty nice, I've been contemplating buying some of their flannel.
     
  16. Arch3r

    Arch3r Senior member

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    Doesn't look very gradual to me...
     
  17. Liber

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    Signed the contract for the purchase my first apartment, landed a new job and won some free socks from A Suitable Wardrobe.

    Today was a good day.
     
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  18. The Ernesto

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    Well done. Enjoy!
     
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  19. LonerMatt

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    The quality is absolutely up to scratch. I have two pairs and I love them.

    However, I find the cut to be a bit annoying - the thighs, in particular, are a bit tight (and sizing up the thigh measurements don't change a lot). However (again), I have one pair (tropical wool) where the thigh feels noticeably tighter compared with the other (cotton twill) - to be sure part of this is the fabric (cotton more stretchy), but more than that I think the thinner materials are probably cut a bit slimmer as well (at least comparing my pairs).

    Returns are generous, but you need to pay shipping (ie, another $100 to return and receive), which is a pain.
     
  20. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Do you lose points if you wear a grey suit to a black tie event?
     
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