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

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  1. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    I thought being well dressed was the distinguishing feature.
     


  2. California Dreamer

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    Only if you believe that SFers are the only well-dressed people in Australia.
     


  3. RemyMichel

    RemyMichel Senior member

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    Guys,

    I found this yesterday though i didnt buy it!

    They wanted 80 for it. So i said i would think about it and they said they wouldn't sell it to anyone till next sat.

    Its a one button peak lapel mid grey morning suit, made in march 1969 on Saville row at Sandon and Co Ltd.

    It fits me spot on and would only need slimming in the pants.

    What are your thoughts?

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    The fabric is a little stiff, given its 40 years old which basically a given, but it looks as though its been worn only once.

    The other factor is that the pants have a massive rise and are double pleated. though the jacket imo is very contemporary.

    This guy must have been a 38L and 6 foot 4 because its a really long suit.

    Would love to know your opinion guys.
     


  4. jobro

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    Maybe buy it as a costume or possibly for a wedding but other than that, probably not worth it.

    It belonged to this guy...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Becke
     
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  5. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    I'm doing this.
     


  6. tone76

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    I guess if RemyMichel is a Military enthusiast, then it would be perfect. The suit definitely has an interesting history, and it's definitely a unique item.
     
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  7. California Dreamer

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    Hard to see a use for it other than as a historical curio. There wouldn't be too many opportunities to wear a morning suit these days.
     


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    I usually look for the official SF pant length, English shoes and evidence of post-purchase tailoring on the jacket.
    Truth is though, I'm very much not very Style Forumy.
     
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    __PG__ Senior member

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    I don't think you can get a 'low rise' trouser with a morning suit. It would look all wrong.

    If you go to the races often (or have similar need for a morning suit) then get it.
     


  10. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't the jacket curiously short?

    My image of a morning coat is more like this (image taken from Pakeman, Catto and Carter):

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  11. thebrownman

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    I don't think you should get it. Granted, it's only $80 - but if you're already questioning its usefulness, then you'll probably not find enough of a use for it.
     


  12. thebrownman

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    Yo Journeyman, girlfriend just got back from Brisbane tonight - am going to hear all about it from her tomorrow. Having never been, I'm interested to see what she says..

    That said, there won't be a single style-related discussion. In fact, I will need to practice my listening face before this happens:
     


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    Can anyone here recommend me a "professional" suit tailor in Melbourne? I've been to Expert Alterations in Royal Arcade, Melbourne. The Italian lady only knows basic stuff and she overcharges. I was then recommended to Sam under Myer in Docklands, he is good with shirts, pants but not quite suits. Im looking for someone who knows how to fit a suit well without bullshitting. The suit is from Z Zegna, i'm thinking of taking it to Ermenegildo Zegna, Collins st which does alterations, they probably send it somewhere else, if I can't find anyone I can trust?
     


  14. RemyMichel

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    Yana from Sew Right above Gasp is good, we used to use her for Calibre.

    M&E alterations under 80 Collins street is also good, apparently they do a lot of collins street clothing.

    If you want somebody that is top notch, the tailor that does KENZO is very good and expensive, ill have to double check the name
     


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    My thoughts exactly, not really that useful and i would probably never wear it, its just that its such a contemporary cut jacket and a not so formal colour that it put doubt in my mind making my think i might be able to rock it one day :slayer:.



    the photo may be a little deceiving, it came down to the back of my knee's
     


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