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

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  1. tone76

    tone76 Senior member

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    That's one thing I have to say about the tailor I use. He knows what he's doing when it comes to sleeve lengths.

    That said, I think that salespeople in menswear shops have a lot to answer for. When I bought my first suit a few years back, the SA measured me up, which I thought was fine. It turns out that for years, my suit sleeves were too long, as were the legs on my trousers. :facepalm: Perhaps he'd been conditioned into being a little generous with these measurements through years of browbeating by the wives and mothers of his customers?
     


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    just bought a blazer/sportscoat at Sportscraft for $49 reduced from $399.... it has a bit of the Kevin Mcclouds about it, but then so do I (getting old, going bald, into architecture :) )
     


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    I seriously doubt you dress as badly as Kevin McCloud :D
     


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    bhall41 Senior member

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    Anyone make it to the Harrolds sale in Melbourne today? 50% off all collections, apparently. Still overpriced for sure but at least not eye wateringly so.
     


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    I'll have a wander around tomorrow.
     


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    heh i can kind of see the resemblance :D
     


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    I love the guy and will not listen to any criticism!

    Actually, I thought his three piece getup in his ‘Grand Tours’ series was great!
     


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    I might do the same, although I should probably take a break from purchasing anything for the time being.
     


  9. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    You're not alone, mate.

    Having the client site so nearby Charles Nahkle's shop is hurting my wallet.
     


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    ijesse Well-Known Member

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    I did, picked up a grey Kitsune tee and a great off white Brioni dress shirt 70% off. They have some aged product at 70% off amongst the rest 50%.

    Tom Ford ties and pocket squares aren't bad at that price too. Plenty of product for people who are size EU 50+
     


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    Selvaggio Senior member

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    +1 though I seriously hope, for his crew's sake, that he had a stash of those suits that he rotated to maintain continuity, rather than just the one. That whole programme was fantastic.
     


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    Funnily enough that was the first thing I'd watched him in since becoming aware of decent dressing, and also thought his suit was ok in that. Then I started occasionally watching Grand Designs again and oh my god, the humanity! The other week, in the very structured dark blue pinstripe orphaned suit coat (it would appear) with awful fitting jeans and the grungiest pair of trainers you could imagine. What was he thinking...
     


  13. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    What would you miss if you were no longer famous?
    KM: I think I’d miss the money. I’m terrified of being poor, I always have been. It’s growing up as a Methodist. I’ll spend that bit of extra money to get a better seat on a train sometimes, because it’s quieter and calmer, but I refuse to spend money on clothes.

    ...this quote appeared in an interview accompanied by this photo

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    MUCH better...

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    lol... watch purchases are my downfall at the moment
     


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    Cheers. I could be sorely tempted by a nice Caruso suit in a EU 50. Must not buy, must not buy ...
     
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