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

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  1. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    Advise mucho caution, mate.

    Tried them (Brent Wilson Bespoke) before; did not work out well, to say the least.
     
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    does anyone else have an item of clothing that just seems cursed? I have a cotton SC (admittedly one I got VERY cheap) from Sportscraft which I really like wearing with jeans, and in the past two weeks it has been crapped on by a bird, blown off a coathanger in to a bowl of dry dog food which left an oily mark on it (!?!), and was on the back of a chair that fell over and landed on another bowl of dog food breaking the bowl and taking a nick out of the fabric on the back. Doing my head in, yet strangely amusing at the same time.
     
  3. I am DIL

    I am DIL Senior member

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    Oh, I'm not against paying the cashiola; I was just wondering if there was somewhere I could get it done for a lesser expense -- I had a good talk with them, and they seem like good folk, etc.

    There's puckering up near the shoulders. Not enough for someone who didn't care, but I'm anal-retentive and feel like everyone is judging me for my divots.
     
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    OH THE HORROR!!!! THE DIVOTS!!!!!!!!!!!! :foo: :fu:
     
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    I am DIL Senior member

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    YOU HAD BETTER FUCKING BELIEVE IT.
     
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    meister Senior member

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    Look a guy made me a suit with the puckering thing and I got all obsessive about it thinking it was all wrong. The guy is a Napolitano so I eventully found out that that is the way they do it in Napoli and it was not a sign of sloppy workmanship.
     
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    It doesn't look like Spalla Camicia, but, rather, the shoulder pad and the sleeve head don't sit right on my shoulder.

    I'm being a fucking idiot, aren't I?
     
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    Deapht Well-Known Member

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    I think I saw one of you bros in the city earlier this week.

    Khaki pants, light blue dress shirt, navy sports jacket, brown shoes with a green tie
     
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    Don't think he was talking about the puckering around the seams. But the big divot on the sleeve between the shoulder pad and your shoulder.
     
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    I am DIL Senior member

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    That's the one.
     
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    jobro Senior member

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    Its a message from the clothing gods forcing you to ditch the Sportscraft SC.
     
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    "6" Senior member

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    Or to invest in a suit bag for safe storage.
     
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    I suggest getting rid of the bird that crapped on your coat, get a new girlfriend who is toilet trained, and get rid* of the dog. Problem solved.

    * or stop feeding the dog.
     
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    I will probably check out this Melbourne based tailor in the near future. Looks interesting. Keen to hear thoughts from any members here who may have used their services in the past:

    http://www.pinstripetailors.com.au/suits.html
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    I used them back in the mid 90s when they were in Burke Road Camberwell and they were just 'Raftopoulos Tailors. I've still got 2 pair of wide wale cords they made from back then. I don't wear them as they are double pleated and a bit too narrow at the bottom, but I haven't relegated them to garden wear as they're too nice. Such are the idiosyncrasies of the clothes nut. { I have been directed by "the handbrake" as a New Years Resolution to do more "shopping in the back of the wardrobe"}

    Unless their skills have gone down hill dramatically since then, which I doubt, then they are good. I know nothing about their knowledge and skills on soft shoulders etc but I can't see why they aren't good.
     
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