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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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    Cheers. It's pretty straightforward, sleeves are about 2 cms too long and it's annoying the frick out of me!
     


  2. appolyon

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    Took a bunch off stuff to them once to try them out. Handed over my things and when the girl behind the counter hurled my suit into a bag and then dumped the bag on the floor, I decided then and there I wouldn't be going back.

     


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    Has anyone inquired at Henry Bucks about their cleaning service? I've always just assumed it was prohibitively expensive.
     


  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Just pulled the trigger on a Benjamin Sartorial mid-grey suit. I'm hoping it's as good as people say it is. Let's see what happens in a couple of weeks time. At some point in the future I'm going to replace my MCM Studio navy SB suit but for now, I think I'm covered.
     


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    Was funny to read this comment, I too had the same experience. My suits are all on quality hangers, in dust covers, blah blah, when I took a couple of them to the local Dry Cleaner here in Brisbane, Kaths on Kingsford Smith Drive I witnessed the same before my very eyes, was horrified. Neve went back. Have used eLaundry at Clayfield since, they are excellent. They actually listen to how I want my jackets done and follow through. I ask them to retain the suit hangers and they come back on same hangers. All good.
     


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    I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have any suggestions for a good casual coat for under $300? Shopping in the sydney CBD on Thursday (PAY DAY FINALLY) and want to pick something up. I'm going to be dead broke for a while and would like to have something on the cheaper side to get me through until I can get something good made.
     


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    Do you mean a sports coat/blazer - ie not an overcoat? If that's what you are looking for you could try the Herringbone clearance shop which is just on the edge of the CBD. It's a bit hit and miss but that kind of budget should be okay. You could always give them a call and see what they have in the shop in your size and style.
     


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    Very interested to see your thoughts as I've been eyeing the 38L for a while now.
     


  9. Gerry Nelson

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    If you're in Melbourne, I'm happy to meet up after it arrives and you can see it up close for yourself.
     


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    Re : Dry cleaning. I'm pretty sure Henry Bucks sent it to Bancrofts. I asked Sebastian at American Tailors once. He recommended Bancrofts, as well as a place in Richmond on Bridge Rd. I'm not sure that place exists anymore (or maybe it moved), I might ask him again.

    I've sent my best suits to Bancrofts and IMO they do a good job. The lapels always come back with a nice roll, and the suit always feels very light...not heavy and stiff like my local dry cleaners.
     


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    sportscoat and i will give it a shot. thank you
     


  12. sochumpy

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    http://www.lbbyj.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=427
    linked on the very same tumblr you linked pink socks modernartillery.
    Im considering buying one.

     


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    If my Loake shoe sizing is 7 with Wide (G) fit shoes, what would I have to do when it comes to the Narrow width? Would I size down or up?

    I sent an email to Herringshoes but they were useless.
     


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    Its not clear what you are asking. It might not have been clear to Herring either.

    If 7UK G in a Loake is really your size then thats your size.

    Do you have a pair in Loake UK 7G? Do they fit well, not so well, a bit tight, short or a bit wide?

    It will vary a bit between lasts - even within the one brand like Loake - the 024 last fits slightly different to the 026 last

    When you say Narrow width - do you mean a Loake narrow = E or a Medium/Normal = F?

    UK sizes like F are wider than equivalent USA sizes.

    Wide fitting is really a bit more than just wider. Its sort of like a circumference of a squashed balloon - flat on the sole side. There is a bit more room to fill all round.

    If you go up half a size then a F might fit but also be too long.

    What exactly is it you are trying to do?
     
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  15. streetminimal

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    Sorry,

    The medium/normal F width. I'm after a pair of Aldwychs. I already own a pair of Loake Tweed, which are a 7G fitting, and fit quite well.

    The reply told me that I could size up to a 7.5 but then it could slip off at the back when I walk. So in that case, should I be sizing down if there's an overall increase in the circumference of the shoe?
     
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