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

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  1. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    I'm surprised that you're a 40. You must be massively tall, considering how slim you look in the photo.
     
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    Dammit Blahman, maybe if you strut around the streets with it, you could spark a trend,. and then every man and his doggy will be wearing a khaki suit and my regrets will emerge. But seriously though, it is a nice suit. and $500 is a pretty good price (well $518).


    Edit: I'm 187cm tall and 88kgs... I've never had PRL fit well on me in the past... until i gained some weight.
     
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    Geez.
     
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    Sorry ernesto, i don't mean to disappoint you, and did enjoy your sentiments about rocking it in summer and the "don't give a f**k" attitude! i don't work in IT though. :D
     
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    blahman Senior member

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    In all seriousness casual suits can be a little out of place in Australia since suits are seen to be for work and for toffs and casual means jeans and t-shirts. Casual suits make most people's head explode.
    My mid blue Versace Collection cotton suit hasn't ever got to be used as a suit at all: I have always worn the jacket as SC with chinos/jeans and the trousers as loud fun pants. Just couldn't find occasion to wear it as a suit.
     
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    No probs. The sleeves were too short anyway...
     
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    This is too true. Still find it amazing that in a country with such blazing summers that light weight suiting is anathema.
     
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    Damn, no 36R as usual :plain:

    I think I will drop by MJ Bale instead. I got offered a discount on any full price item due to some online ordering issues. Might use it to grab that Wood Dobby jacket to finally fulfill my staple navy jacket requirement :p
     
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    If I can find 36R for you in Melb would you want it?
     
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    If you get it, pls post a pic.
     
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    ^ Yeah, I don't get it either.
     
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    They had the largest single clothing factory in the world in the 50s. One of the saddest losses to Australian industry. All the Italian tailors from Southern Italy that brought that immense knowledge Down Under. Then all gone with the wind. Tragedy...but then Australian manufacturing industry is a tragedy.

    I bought a pair of 1940s new old Stock shoes at the Paddington markets for a mate recently. The leather was not only not dry but so fine quality you would/wouldn't find today except in some bespoke English atelier. Just amazing quality. All gone and replaced by PRC crap that even Vinnies won't recycle except for rags.
     
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    When was this?
     
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    To cover exorbitant rents? Melbourne has retail rents that make it into the top 5 cities in the world (and ave rents in sydney are higher). A joke if you compare the spending done in other cities in the world like NYC, London, Paris, Hong Kong and so on.
     
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