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

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  1. sonthach54

    sonthach54 Active Member

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    Why is it that everything on B&S seems so small? I am big, but not gargantuan. Are all SFers (or at least SF sellers) so diminutive? C'mon guys, how about flogging some 62 suits and jackets? Some 18 shirts? Some 44-46 pants?
     


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    Plestor Senior member

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    Lack of volume (for re-sellers), most SFers do seem to be small.
     


  3. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Sometimes I ask myself the exact opposite. Why is everything on B&S seem so large? Are all SFers (or at least SF sellers) so chunky? C'mon guys, how about flogging some 36S suits and jackets? Some 15 shirts? Some 30-31 pants?

    :laugh:
     


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    Good luck finding any 31 pants that aren't also obscenely short, at B&S or anywhere for that matter.
     


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    Vanda Fine Clothing's lapel pins arrived today. They are nice.

    I am going to eat dinner now. And polish shoes. I did this the other day.
     


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    Naka Senior member

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    This is my fetish :foo:
     


  7. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    With the festive season so close I haven't had a chance to do the final Part 4 sale thread (hopefully tomorrow) but these are the last 2 I haven't posted.

    The first one is a mid blue check which is a perfect summer tie. Would be great with french blues, mid to light greys and tan cotton suits.

    The second is somewhat of a mystery fabric, because I didn't order it! But it came anyway. It's a wool check with a dark olive base and blue and red accompanying checks. I'm going to keep it in the range as I really like it, but I doubt it will be a big seller for another 5 months or so until the temperature drops a bit. Which will still work fine for the store opening in March. I'm looking ahead to try and find a new mid grey flannel suit to wear this with in winter already.

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    1) Mid blue check silk in classic construction - $79.95
    2) Olive green wool check with blue and red in classic construction - $79.95
     


  8. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    ^^^ I really like the second one. Looks like a great autumn tie.
     


  9. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    The second tie reminds me of a certain sport coat in your wardrobe, Mr. Nelson ;)
     


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    Philip Senior member

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    anyone know of a cheap UK proxy service?
     


  11. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    It's terrible - I'm already creating my 'to buy' list for 2012!
     


  12. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    Hi Aussies

    I want to ask for a bit of advice: my SF journey started about a year ago, and in that time I've made a whole bunch of purchases--shoes, trousers, pocket squares, ties, shirts etc. All good stuff. What I don't have yet are any decent jackets (I don't really need suits--have a couple that I got made in Vietnam a few years ago that are serviceable for now).

    I'd like to start with a decent all-purpose navy sport coat and then something else basic (maybe a lighter blue linen sport coat for the warmer months). I've got about $1000 to spend, but this is not money I'm going to have to spend on clothes again anytime soon. Ideally I would get (at least) two jackets out of that.

    The reason I haven't already shot my wad is that the options here in Australia are so f'kin limited, and also that I'm (I think) pretty hard to fit. My chest measures about 39" and my waist about 33" (size 30 trousers almost always fit perfectly--not sure how this makes sense), so this is between a 36 and a 38 I think, and the further complication is that my arms are really long--my arm measurement for MTM shirts is 27" (69.5cm), which I'm pretty sure is well out of line for my chest measurement.

    If I lived in the US I'd whip into a Brooks Brothers or department store, try on dozens of reasonably priced jackets, find some that fit well (with alterable sleeves perhaps) and then buy or order online. In Australia, what do I do?

    Option 1 is to go straight for P.Johnson and blow the whole wad on a classic navy sportcoat. This is tempting, but doesn't get me much bang for my buck. Option 2 is...actually, what the fck is Option 2?

    Help, if you can, please.
     
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  13. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Option 2 which is get up a 6.30 am on Boxing Day and brave the sales try DJ's and any other major department or men's store which is open that day in Melbourne and pray. If no luck then revert to option 1.

    Good luck.
     


  14. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Maybe try Herringbone. The quality of the jackets are pretty good and you should be able to get them altered to suit you. The staff love what they do. In any case, no harm in trying.
     


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    Jimbosaurus Senior member

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    I don't have that much experience but if you're prepared to put in the time regular trips/calls to Azzaro might be rewarding.
     


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