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Epicure

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I have a pretty good idea of what I want and the styles I like, mostly tailored looks with a bit of prep and classic work/moto wear for casual. While my budget is low for the moment I'm looking to build a long-lasting wardrobe so am not fussed on having to put it together over a considerable period of time. Certainly not expecting SF standards quickly, at my age there is plenty of time to get there.

I get to the east coast on occasion so I don't need to build a full wardrobe just from Adelaide either. I'd certainly be interested in learning what you have to share.
That sounds good. I can probably help you out a bit on the tailoring side of things. Since you mention wanting to incorporate prep-inspired items in your wardrobe, do you have a navy blazer as a start? Do you like tweed? And a related question, will you want to wear a jacket year round, even through the summer heat? If so, you'll need a seasonal wardrobe to cover all your bases.

I think you suggested somewhere you have been wearing jackets 2 to 3 sizes too small according the chest measurement, and that you should be wearing a jacket size 46 (in the 116/117cm ballpark). You advised me in an IG comment that you're 6'1", so you will benefit to get a 46L jacket if you can find it. Though not much locally off the rack comes in long sizes, I'm afraid.

I have some jackets that I've been looking to sell off for a while now that will probably fit you, and shouldn't need anything more than minimal alterations. The first that come to mind are a lightweight wool navy blazer, which is in new condition, and a beat up grey herringbone jacket circa the 80s. Made in Australia, but I forget the label. It's quite short on me, and maybe a fraction short for you too, but not obscenely so, and it will fit your chest and pair well with jeans. I might have shoes you're interested in too, depending on your size. Let me know if any of this interests you and whether you'd like any help with MTM in Adelaide. I've tried out a few options over the years.
 

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Dude. Everything you need to know about prep ca be learned from 1984’s Making the Grade. (You probably don’t want to toss a pastel sweater around your neck, but everything else holds up).
 

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That sounds good. I can probably help you out a bit on the tailoring side of things. Since you mention wanting to incorporate prep-inspired items in your wardrobe, do you have a navy blazer as a start? Do you like tweed? And a related question, will you want to wear a jacket year round, even through the summer heat? If so, you'll need a seasonal wardrobe to cover all your bases.

I think you suggested somewhere you have been wearing jackets 2 to 3 sizes too small according the chest measurement, and that you should be wearing a jacket size 46 (in the 116/117cm ballpark). You advised me in an IG comment that you're 6'1", so you will benefit to get a 46L jacket if you can find it. Though not much locally off the rack comes in long sizes, I'm afraid.

I have some jackets that I've been looking to sell off for a while now that will probably fit you, and shouldn't need anything more than minimal alterations. The first that come to mind are a lightweight wool navy blazer, which is in new condition, and a beat up grey herringbone jacket circa the 80s. Made in Australia, but I forget the label. It's quite short on me, and maybe a fraction short for you too, but not obscenely so, and it will fit your chest and pair well with jeans. I might have shoes you're interested in too, depending on your size. Let me know if any of this interests you and whether you'd like any help with MTM in Adelaide. I've tried out a few options over the years.
I have a navy SB blazer but it is poor quality/fit and I want to replace it. I love tweed, and I only wear a jacket in the cooler months; the heat gets to me in the summer.

I have a fairly short torso and long legs so hopefully the need for an L size won't be too much.

Would be interested in the jackets and definitely keen to hear about the MTM places. Sounds like a catch up is in order!
 

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I have a navy SB blazer but it is poor quality/fit and I want to replace it. I love tweed, and I only wear a jacket in the cooler months; the heat gets to me in the summer.

I have a fairly short torso and long legs so hopefully the need for an L size won't be too much.

Would be interested in the jackets and definitely keen to hear about the MTM places. Sounds like a catch up is in order!
Yeah, that sounds like the way to go. I will be pretty busy for the next few weeks in the lead up to some leave I have planned, but let's touch base again come mid September regarding a time to meet.
 

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