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

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  1. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Sorry for the late reply all, been away fishing at Lake Eucumbene today. brrrr. Anyway thanks for all the advice and reply's, I actually also bought some shurons some time ago with the measuring etc but hated the frames once they came in. I'm a tall guy with an oval/longish face and really need to try glasses on before comitting, so online is out for these. but there are a few boutique optometerists in Canberra and one (arcidiacomo I think) is a client of my mums book keeping business, so I might visit him and see what he has.
    I had my second last prescription pair made by Arcidiacono, good service and selection but then I decided to go back to George Skoufis, one thing about Acidiacono is that Matthew the optometrists, father has to be the best traditional barber in Canberra 'Phillip The Executive Hair Salon' Waldof Arcade Civic. By the way did you find out the opening hours for that cobbler in Fyshwick tried ringing again but no answer.
     


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    ginlimetonic Senior member

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    affecting a small proportion of ebay sellers significantly

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  3. click here

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    So where do you guys buy basic white tees?
     


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    __PG__ Senior member

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    I mean a Versace Collection for anything less than $600-700 seems pretty decent to me.

    What sort of suit are you after? Solid charcoal for work? Subtle/flashy pinstripes? 3-piece P.O.W check? Unstructured cotton/elastane? Black linen?

    If you give me some more info I can go and do some scouting for you.
     


  5. pharmaboy

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    Hi guys, been lurking here a while , and figured Aussies are far more trustworthy to offer up advice on whats suitable (oh dear) for the sartorial environment in Australia. i am located in Newcastle and deal with mainly medicos, and am looking to update wardrobe up from the studio italia and Rundles suits I currently sport.

    6'2" 89kg, and a couple of options I have found are these.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-CANALI-Suit-...ht_3051wt_1139

    http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/...ln--42L/Detail

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Polo-Ralph-L...ht_1341wt_1139

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-OXXFORD-1220...#ht_2269wt_905

    I only want 2 - already have a dark pinstripe charcoal, a medium charcoal by cambridge and co, and a black SI which is already a little worse for wear - so I figured navy blue would be a good start and something lighter, particularly for summer. The navy will probably make double duty as a blazer down the track with some contrasting buttons when the pants wear.

    Dont know whether it makes a difference, but i wear ties generally, though not over summer - side effect of being on the road and getting in and out of a car ;(.

    Any advice or comments greatly appreciated
     


  6. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I had my second last prescription pair made by Arcidiacono, good service and selection but then I decided to go back to George Skoufis, one thing about Acidiacono is that Matthew the optometrists, father has to be the best traditional barber in Canberra 'Phillip The Executive Hair Salon' Waldof Arcade Civic.

    By the way did you find out the opening hours for that cobbler in Fyshwick tried ringing again but no answer.


    Oh yes I did sorry, says 9-5.30 on the door but he said he is there until 5 usually, it is just him though so maybe if he is busy with a client it may have rung out. Don't think they are open on the weekends.
     


  7. __PG__

    __PG__ Senior member

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    Any advice or comments greatly appreciated

    In terms of quality, the Oxxford suit would be in front. Caruso would be slightly better than Canali, with the Polo Bradford last (but still good value for that price).

    As to what fits you the best, that's anyone's guess.
     


  8. Gassyndrome

    Gassyndrome Well-Known Member

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    In terms of quality, the Oxxford suit would be in front. Caruso would be slightly better than Canali, with the Polo Bradford last (but still good value for that price).

    As to what fits you the best, that's anyone's guess.


    They also seem to have different pants (double pleated vs flat fronts) which is a key consideration.
     


  9. Gassyndrome

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    Again, it depends on the model. There are currently three blocks. The city, trend...and I forget the last one. If you look on the tag it will have a code along the lines of V3KAA03 and V21236 for model and block number. Those are from my 3-piece city suit which is quite a classic cut (strong shoulders, minimal waist suppression) What does the code on your new casual cotton suit say? That is a very slim cut. Ask Alessandro next time you see him to explain the differences in the different blocks and how to spot them on the tags. You are correct though...some Versaces are very slim...almost sculpted (I think some are a drop 8).
    Here's the tag off the one I actually bought a couple of weeks ago - I'd be interested to see if you know what it means. [​IMG] I believe its the middle style (block?) because my cyclist thighs almost burst the thinnest style pants [​IMG]
     


  10. pharmaboy

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    In terms of quality, the Oxxford suit would be in front. Caruso would be slightly better than Canali, with the Polo Bradford last (but still good value for that price).

    As to what fits you the best, that's anyone's guess.


    thx PG for your input - I'll have to take the chance on a fit - the best quality local suit I can find is a Rembrandt -so local trying on is out - my 19" shoulder suits fit dead on for width - nd i'm yet to try a 42l that doesnt seem to fit - well to my and the salespersons eye anyway ;D

    So, if thats the quality equation - how about the style one? [​IMG]

    Gassyndrome - yep - I havent been able to make a decision on what I prefer or why - other than not considering a suit I found with 4 pleats! (excess is only obvious when you see it)
     


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    Here's the tag off the one I actually bought a couple of weeks ago - I'd be interested to see if you know what it means.

    [​IMG]

    I believe its the middle style (block?) because my cyclist thighs almost burst the thinnest style pants [​IMG]


    I don't know enough yet to decode it enough The 'V2' prefix means a 2-piece (whereas my V3 denotes a 3-piece). I'm not sure which part denotes the city/trend/other model.

    It's interesting that you say there isn't much room in the trouser. I have cyclist thighs but found the trouser cut in my Versace quite generous and it needed no alteration of the inseam or seat at all. I guess could also be related to the mode..
     


  12. kickstart

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    So guys...what kind of knots do you tie in your ties?

    Four-in-Hand
    Half-windsor
    Windsor

    Apologies if this has been covered!
     


  13. appolyon

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    ^ replace windsor with double four in hand and you've got every knot you'll ever need.
     


  14. kickstart

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    Thanks!

    Going back to work tomorrow for the first time in 2 years...was just practicing my knots.
     


  15. ColonialBoy

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    So where do you guys buy basic white tees?

    Russell Athletic from Amazon - quality thick cotton in numerous colours. Has a pocket.
     


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