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

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  1. thebrownman

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    Also for sale, BNIB C&J handgrades (as shown in my signature block). Make me an offer via PM :)
     
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    if they were the voots id be all over it :(
     
  3. Foxhound

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    RE: Barbour Liddesdale.

    I bought the XS Heritage(slim) Liddesdale, and it was still too big. Sam(in docklands) was able to slim the body on the two seams down the back. He was also able to take the sleeves up and slim them too. It now fits rather well and I'm very happy with it.
     
  4. Prince of Paisley

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    Size 10 too big for you? I thought you said you were an 11B or was that someone else?
     
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    Uniqlo binge this afternoon. Thoughts? I need to take the jacket's sleeves up, but otherwise, for 80 bucks, can't complain. It's cotton-flax.
    The linen shirts feel ok, but the collars are meh. This should get me through some hot summers.

    I apologise for the socks.

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  6. Journeyman

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    I'm not such a big fan of the collars, either, but I figured that for the equivalent of $30 each in Japan I could accept that shortcoming, especially as I'm not going to wear them with a tie.
     
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    Talking about great photography and outfits etc. Still 27C @ 7.30pm
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  8. Foxhound

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    Can anyone comment on the quality of Topy's from Rekaris vs Manfred (Errol St, North Melbourne)? I dropped in my Alden Boots and paid the bloke $49 for a topy, but I've been informed a similar price will net me that and steel toe taps over at Rekaris.

    Caught up with Joe from B&T today, ordered and got fitted up for my new Shirt jacket. Hopefully be wearing it at Christmas. I doubt it will take that long.
     
  9. Oli2012

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    Nice, except for the double monks.

    I think a dark suit and black tie would be more appropriate today though.
     
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    Paul Smith T-shirt, Neuw chinos and CP sneakers today. I’ll let you imagine the look rather than ruin it with inferior images. :)
     
  11. OzWino

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    So I was strolling around the satorial wasteland of Adelaide, and saw that DJ's now has a Brooks Brothers concession. While i have heard of the brand, Ive never seen or purchased anything before. Whats the quality like? Where do they sit compared to other Australian available brands (given their prices)?

    I had a quick search of the site, but not really any the wiser.
     
  12. lachyzee

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    Too wide. They're probably a 10.5 D or E Brannock.
     
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    I don't know about this v that, but I will say that I have had nothing but good experiences at Rekaris in general. They recently shortened a belt for me and stretched some boots - both very good results at a great price.
     
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    Rekaris are to topying to what Sam from the Docklands is to alterations.
     
  15. Prince of Paisley

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    With a bit of red... Something like this:


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    RIP Gough Whitlam, 1916-1975.
     
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  16. Foxhound

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    Thanks for the replies, Lachy and Ryan. I'll definitely be taking my next pair of shoes that require topying to Rekaris. They're also much more convenient and easier to get too. Hope they have different colours.

    Whilst I really don't like contrast cuffs and collars, looking really good, PoP.
     
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    His Maj PoP and myself did a forensic investigation of BB in Melbourne, both the DJs stall and the full BB store. DJs was limited, but had nice flannel trousers on sale and also Fitzgerald and 1880 or whatever they call them suits. The BB store as expected had a vastly larger selection. Don't expect any BB knowledge from youthful staff, or even much clothing knowledge. There is a lot of decent basics in the BB store.
     
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    yeah. Every now and then I feel sorry for the monks and take them out of their dark box for a walk. But I don't find them all that useful, neither fish nor fowl, not casual enough or formal enough.

    My mates father is 97 and has said if he can't reach the ton he just wanted to outlive the big bloke.
     
  19. OzWino

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    Thanks @fhx. Yeah I no longer expect any knowledge (or service for that matter) from Aust retailers. Hence a lot of my shopping is web based.

    I noticed most of the items were made in Malaysia, India etc, with Italian fabrics. While there is nothing wrong with that, just wondered about long term quality.
     
  20. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    New ties...

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    Suit: Herringbone Sydney
    Shirt: Kamakura
    Tie: Henry Carter brown melange linen/silk
    PS: Henry Carter
    Shoes: Carmina
     
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