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

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  1. fox81

    fox81 Senior member

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    What is a generous Loake like last on C&J anybody?

    i would have said the 337 is a bit more forgiving than the 348. With that said, you can get the 348 in F and G widths for some models.
     


  2. ColdEyedPugilist

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    What is a generous Loake like last on C&J anybody?

    How about the 341 Last? (E.g. C&J Westfield)
     


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    They also stock Carminas and Gaziano and Girling.

    AT stocks G&G? Whaaaaaaat? How did I miss this. [​IMG]
     


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    And how much would Sam down at Docklands charge to hem and slim down pants in one go? Looking to alter the light blue cotton trousers I bought yesterday and thought to give someone else other than Katrina's a go.

    I think it's $40 for waist and hem combined. He can usually get it done in 1-2 days.
     


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    I think it's $40 for waist and hem combined. He can usually get it done in 1-2 days.
    Actually the waist and seat fit very well, it's just that I want pants slimmed from mid thigh down.
     


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    Couple weeks typically


    My Argyles showed up today not bad I must admit.
     


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    Lowly Public Servant Well-Known Member

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    Sydneysiders,

    I am going to be in town over the weekend and plan on going around to various establishments to try on shoes before I make a purchase a bit further down the track.

    Can anyone tell me if there is anyone who stocks Carmina's at all. I pretty much know where to go to find most everything I want to check out except for Carmina's.

    LPS [​IMG]
     


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    Any point in dropping in there today do you think? I have short arms in relation to my chest/shoulder measurement so those blazers might be interesting if they have anything around a 38/40. Or is everything generally gone by day 2? Never been to a HB sale before!

    Just drop by day 2-3 as they constantly bring out new stuff from past experience, not much, but still doesn't hurt to have a look.

    Think I saw plenty of blazers in the 40+ range, not so much 38 and 36 (this was end of day 1).
     


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    How about the 341 Last? (E.g. C&J Westfield)

    Yes, I second this. My Westfields feel roomier than the Monktons.
     


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    Just drop by day 2-3 as they constantly bring out new stuff from past experience, not much, but still doesn't hurt to have a look.

    Think I saw plenty of blazers in the 40+ range, not so much 38 and 36 (this was end of day 1).

    Thanks 6. I dropped in today briefly but unfortunately (fortunately?) didn't come away with anything. There was one blue blazer in a 38 that actually fitted reasonably well, but I wasn't too keen on the cut and it looked too much like an orphan suit jacket. There may well have been something interesting amongst the ties but I couldn't be bothered wading through the chaos to try and find out.
     


  11. The Upright Man

    The Upright Man Senior member

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    Upright Man, that is good to hear.

    The bloke who runs Deerstyle is a lovely person who will be able to have a good talk with you about various patterns. He's got quite a few fabric samples on hand for you to have a look at - hundreds, in fact.

    So as to narrow down your choices, have a think about what you actually want to use the jacket for. Do you want it to be a bit more formal? If so, then something in a lightweight navy wool is probably your best bet. Do you like patterned cloth? If so, then perhaps something with a check - Deerstyle has access to large numbers of different checks, ranging from the conservative (say, navy with a reasonably discrete overcheck) to grey or light brown with strongly contrasting overcheck.

    You've probably done so already, but so as to give yourself some ideas, you could look at recent posts in the "What are you wearing right now" thread so as to see what fabrics other people are wearing (as most of the people posting in that thread are in the northern hemisphere, they're largely wearing summery clothing at present).

    Not to complicate things too much, but also have a think about what other features you would like - do you want patch pockets and, if so, do you want the breast pocket to be a patch pocket, or welted? Do you want a central vent, side vents or no vent at the back of the jacket? Notch lapels or peak lapels? And so on - there are a lot of choices to make.

    Anyway, as I say, the bloke who runs Deerstyle is lovely and he's always happy to chat with clients about different cloths, different patterns and different stylistic choices.

    Make sure to give him a call or to send him an e-mail first to set up an appointment as he doesn't spend all his time at the shop.


    Thanks for the response. I already have a Navy suit with peak lapels for more formal occasions so I'm thinking about getting either a unlined 'ocean blue' type colour or a golden/brown checked SC. I was even contemplating a shortish DB'ed SC but don't know if I have the balls to wear it often enough that it would be worthwhile. Although, this type of look seems fairly easy to pull off and pretty similar to my style:

    [​IMG]

    The other option is something to this affect:

    [​IMG]

    This one seems as though it would be very flexible in that it would be appropriate pretty much all year round.

    Any preferences/comments on the two? I know I have to bite the bullet sooner or later and just make up my mind but as you can probably tell I'm rather indecisive.
     


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    I think the double-breasted jacket looks good on you.
     


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    Yes, I second this. My Westfields feel roomier than the Monktons.

    +1 for sure 341 is roomier than the 337. I found the 348 huge tho
     


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    Any recommendations on Sydney tailors that have a good eye for fit and that are honest with alterations?
     


  15. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Interest check, just received my first pair of Howard Yount trou, in the charcoal all seasons fabric in a 30. They are a bit too tight and I should have gone for a 32 (which I will buy). $150 for any aussies keen otherwise I'll return them at the end of the week.

    BNWT
     


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