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

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  1. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    I am pretty sure PJohnson closes on Monday, best to call them and make a appointment I know Patrick have been very busy.
     
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    'Should' is a bit heavy a word to use, but it is safe to have. Like you 'should' own a pair of black cap oxfords, but I don't own a pair nor I see any reason as to why I should.
     
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    Good afternoon gents.

    I'm hoping some of you guys could give me a bit of a fit critique.

    This is my second CottonWork shirt ($75 facbric - not too bad but not Thomas Mason...that's for sure).

    The only change I made from my first one is reducing the waist by 2cm.

    What would you guys do to make this fit better? I feel that it's quite billowy at the back and doesn't tuck in particularly nicely - how do I rectify this?

    Would there be any value in getting darts put in?

    Also - what is the cause of the creasing under the arms and at the edge of my chest....

    Obviously I want the shirt to fit well but not be so tight that its hard to work in - afterall - first and foremost I wear this to make a living in.

    Cheers

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    so where abouts on Pitt St and what is so special about him?
     
  5. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'd say you need a bit more room in the chest and a bit less I the waist. Darts could definitely help with this, though I don't have darts on anyof my CW shirts and have an 8 inch drop and they are fine.
     
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    I haven't met you, and charcoal might or might not be a great colour for you, but TBH, I've never liked the colour as a suit personally as I feel it's quite boring.

    My advice is to get it if you really like/want a charcoal suit. If not, I see no reason why a staple wardrobe can't be built out of the hundreds of variations of blues and greys. Personally, I'd get a blue any day over a charcoal. But at the end of the day, it's going to be you who shells out the dough - so get whatever you want.
     
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    Sorry for [​IMG] but I've got a classified ad of shoe trees and a pair of Loakes for anyone interested.

    In a more threadworthy tone, what are peoples thoughts on danite soles vs a topy over a leather sole? I work in a school and it's hard to avoid walking in the wet on rainy days, so am thinking of picking up a pair or two to add to my rotation when needed. I'd love to hear others thoughts on the subject.
     
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    Am heading to Sydney next weekend, appreciate any insight to the better retailers you think I should pay a visit to for good quality higher end suits, shirts and ties. Was hoping to scope out something similar to the American Tailors in Burke Street or Joe Richards in Elizabeth Street. I am told the new Zegna Store is very impressive as is Harrolds, however was looking more for the smaller specialists you all like to frequent. Thanks in advance.
     
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    What do you think - maybe add 2 cm in the chest and take 4cm out of the waist?

    Do you reckon I need to add anything to the shoulders?
     
  10. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hmm 4 is probably a bit much in the waist, I'd go 2 in the waist and plus 2 in the chest. If you want to add any in the shoulders I'd go 1cm at the most on each side. If your worries about the money you could always get a few of the $40 ones until you get your fit dialed and then get a bunch all at once.
     
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    I'd say stick with the dainite if you were purchasing a wet weather shoe. With all of the rain in Brisbane recently I have also decided to buy a dedicated wet weather shoe, and I've also entertained the idea of resoling my R.M.W's with the factory brass screwed rubber sole and reserve it for beater use, since that's generally how I treat them anyway.
     
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    Good idea - might just get a plain blue $60 one and see how it goes with the changes - hopefully after this I won't need any more.

    The only thing holding me back from the $40 price point is that they seem to be a cotton blend, and I would prefer pure cotton if possible.
     
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    That would be right, the day I go down to Sydney is the day PJohnso9n is shu. Ill give them a call in the morning and see if they can fit me in. No pun intended.
     
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    The way I measure for waist of the shirt is to sit down and measure around your waist at the biggest flab roll you have and add half an inch for the shirt measurement. Works for me anyway.
     
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    I would jump on Modern Tailor with your new adjusted measurements and take advantage of their $20 test shirt price.
     
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