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

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  1. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Browsing through DJ's Chaddy today, I noted that they had some Herringbone suits for $360. Nowt in my size; they had 36, 38, and 44. I think they are Osaka block IIRC.
     


  2. DartagnanRed

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    It was more an expression, I would be pretty darn content if I earned enough to have a closet full of P Johnson. There's some guys on the WAYWRN thread that just seem to buy the most expensive they can afford, and guys like Charlie's Wardrobe kill them.
     


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    Dwta, if you were to put together a best of SF how many of them would be wearing mainly bespoke? shoes more expensive than ae/ loake? Ties that cost atleast hober-ish prices? ect.

    eta: Am I the only one that doesn't get Mashburn?
     
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    Thanks CD, might have to see if the city store has any. Do you recall anything about the styles/fabrics?
     


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    I buy them on eBay of course. Getting harder though as the years go on. I have quite a collection. I sell some (regretfully sometimes) if they don't fit or are too good to pass up or the collection gets unmanageable (from the wife's POV). What is your US size? If I see anything I'll PM you.
     


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    I think they were Super 130s wool, all SB. IIRC there was a recent (2012) navy pinstripe and an older style (2009?) grey pinstripe.
     


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    Just started watching it now. Which was the video you referred to when we discussed tasseled loafers?
     


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    Very nice!!



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    PM sent.
     


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    It's on my "to buy" list, so yeah, I like it
     


  12. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for the kind words mate, I too am on a limited budget at the moment especially since starting the business most of my money goes there, plus getting married next year too is eating up some cash. But it is possible to buy great pieces on B & S and eBay etc and look just as good as some of the bespoke crowd. I've got 2 Nwt Caruso coats off b&s for under $250 each and the herringbone flannel pow suit I posted last week was the eBay bargain of the year, bought for 245 and worn only a handful of times. Only thing I don't skimp on is shoes now, and I'm pretty much buying only Carmina but I wouldn't mind giving the meermin shoes a go too. Although I don't think it's all that hard to dress better than most of the guys in waywrn, just follow the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid), easy! Cheers Jason
     


  13. DartagnanRed

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    Thought that POW suit was great. How do you rate Carmina compared to C&J?
    Also, I don't think you could confuse me any more; Charlie's wardrobe runs an outfit called Henry Carter neckware and signs off Jason...
    Cut us some slack Jack.
     


  14. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I rate them far above the bench grade C&J but haven't worn the hand grade. They certainly are nice shoes. And yeah sorry for the confusion. Ok here goes, my name is Jason, Charlie is my middle name and Henry Carter, was my grandfathers name. He was, despite living in rural NSW (Parkes) always very well turned out so the business name is a tribute to his memory in a way. Hope that clears things up.
     


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    Hi Jason,

    Could you please give a little more detail as to why you rate them that much higher than C&J bench grade? Just trying to learn here.
     


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