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

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    Personally I just can't stand the peak lapels on SS' Washington fit suits. They're gigantic & scream peacock. They look worse the further you size down as well (it seems like the lapel size and height stays the same for whatever reason). I would also personally not get peak lapels on a casual blazer/jacket, and would prefer notch.

    Everything else about their stuff looks quite nice though.
     
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    Walked past this store in Melbourne this morning, they stock Wolverine 1Ks for a pretty reasonable price (when considering how expensive they are to get shipped over since they're so heavy, and the fact that you can avoid fit issues).

    Last time I checked they were ~$450 at McCleods.

    http://www.thewalkingcompany.com.au/1000-mile-boot-110.html
     
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    I was after one of these as well so thanks for the tip!

    I've been in The Walking Company shop a few times. Interesting place with a decent range of men's and women's outdoorsy footwear.
     
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    I am very serious about opshops - most good shops will have excellent clothes brushes- stiff bristles - some with bone handles etc for a few $ - often in a zip up case with other things like nail clippers, shoe horn etc
     
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    Oh I don't doubt it, I just wish I had the time and inclination to go op shop trawling. If only they had websites...

    ^^A bit tongue in cheek, but if I ran an inner city vinnies I'd certainly think about taking a photo and writing a quick description each day of some of the top quality arrivals and chucking them on a tumblr somewhere...
     
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    The CBD opshops - Salvos, Brotherhood are over the top with prices and try to select for what they see as a CBD audience - they are possibly accurate and dont frequent clothing forums - generally atrocious stuff.

    I just do a 5 min run through on an opshop I'm driving past or come across in my travels.
     
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    I'll send your CV on as a volunteer to Vinnies
     
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    So I know every couple of pages there is a call out for a good hairdresser in [insert capital city here], but I might try again with another shot for Melbourne.

    I have been growing my hair out of late, and while I would like to keep growing it out, it’s getting quite wavy and curly and might need some shape added. I suspect that I will need a hairdresser who knows how to manage curls (surprisingly most can’t deal with them and just cut them back).
     
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    More::

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...lothes-hit-37-thats-turn-Jeremy-Clarkson.html
     
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    Hard - you might check out Gazman or especially a Gazman "factory" outlet if theres one around - they sometimes have ok stuff not too expensive. Might be betetr for your purpsoes to look for a cotton/chino jacket.

    That Suit Supply stuff looks silly short for that kind of jacket.

    It appears we are going through a year or so of every off the rack jacket being too short, with even conservative brands going slightly bum freezer - (and some tighter) this will make it even harder than it has been to get a decent OTR/RTW jacket. Perhaps buying a long?
     
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    I'm not sure 'coming up trumps' means what you think it means?

    Anyhoo, what about Uniqlo. I'm sure blahman or someone else could advise you on sizing.
     
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    Hahahaha
     
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    because they don't do kids sizes? [​IMG]

    yeh my colleage had same issue - 36S would have been perfect.

    after reviewing the sales on my site it looks like i should have stocked more smalls and probably add "extra-small" and not even bother with X-Large in future
     
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    Clearly you've never played bridge/500 :)

    Really, the simplest thing would be for you to decide navy is ok after all. What was your logic for not wanting a navy jacket again?
     
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    ^^ I get that, but particularly given your limited budget, that's a lot of trouble you're causing yourself just to get a slightly lighter shade of the same colour :/
     
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