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Quick question: obvs this sport coat will work with brown trousers, but do you think it’d be ok with dark greens as well?

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Cool, thanks. Needed that confirmation before buying, as I want something versatile without having to buy more summer pants. I’m cutting down to a four sport coat wardrobe (2 summer, 2 winter).
 
It will work with most colours - even (the dreaded) navy trousers.

Please don't do that thing of wearing it with a denim or chambray shirt like in the pics.

and a reminder "Friends don't let friends wear sportscoats with jeans"
 
Long shot I know, but is anyone familiar with Cloewood shoes? Blake stitched and made in Argentina. The pics look ok but a lot of their other products look seriously bad.

https://cloewood.com/products/cloewood-mens-italian-water-repellent-suede-penny-loafers-shoes-brown

I’ve had a pair of suede penny loafers low on my wish list for years, but in EE or EEE fitting my options are limited to Alden or above. Right now, I’m not prepared to spend that much on something I man not wear (slippers, says the boot guy).

Edit: and I know this ad copy will really sell it to fxh fxh

Our Cloewood Men's Water-repellent Suede Leather Penny Loafers Shoes - Brown come in a stylish, versatile design that can be worn with casual jeans, your favorite t-shirt, and a smart blazer for an unforgettable suave vibe.
🤣
 
Almost nothing I hate more than suede loafers with jeans, sockless of course, then a t shirt topped with a navy blazer. Its the default of ignoramuses' that consider themselves "suave" - its proof that you are NOT suave.
 
With jeans you wear boots, chukkas, desert boots or sneakers you DO NOT wear loafers, dress shoes or ballet pumps. You know this.
 
With jeans you wear boots, chukkas, desert boots or sneakers you DO NOT wear loafers, dress shoes or ballet pumps. You know this.
I disagree. Vehemently. If you can wear sneakers with jeans, you can wear loafers.
Granted, boots would be 'optimal' but Gramps, times be changing.
 
Granted, boots would be 'optimal' but Gramps, times be changing.

I’m a fellow gramps on this one: boots and shoes look better than sneakers or slippers with jeans, but the times are a changing. My usual style crime is wearing boots with smart casual wear - fine with the tweeds and cords but I guess I need something a little appropriate/dressier for suits and summer linens than RMWs.

Same way I think an unstructured cotton blazer is ok with jeans, but not ideal. I’ve worn a casual corduroy jacket with jeans when I’m flying, because it’s easier than packing it.

Anyway, I can’t find anything on the above dodgy Argie loafers. But I may take the plunge anyway.
 
Any tips on lightly stretching a woollen jumper?

I’m planning to spray a little water on it and lightly pull. I just want to loosen the arms a bit around the biceps and add a little width to the shoulders.
 
Any tips on lightly stretching a woollen jumper?

I’m planning to spray a little water on it and lightly pull. I just want to loosen the arms a bit around the biceps and add a little width to the shoulders.
Wool will stretch - soak it - lay it flat on some towels - pull the bits you want to stretch and allow it to dry SLOWLY.
 
Is Crapmina sizing generally pretty close to the Brannock (UK/Euro)?

Looking at Forrest EEE last, in particular.
 
someone posed a dress shirt question in one of the WA groups I'm in - what's the best deal you can get on shirts price wise that are the next step up from Charles Tyrwhitt's 3 for $99 shirts? honestly wasn't sure about that price point so I figured I'd ask the forum. suggestions welcome. Registered Registered

retail or online MTM would work.
 
someone posed a dress shirt question in one of the WA groups I'm in - what's the best deal you can get on shirts price wise that are the next step up from Charles Tyrwhitt's 3 for $99 shirts? honestly wasn't sure about that price point so I figured I'd ask the forum. suggestions welcome. Registered Registered

S&M Purple Label? Seems to be a 20% off sale every few month, which would bring the price down to about $50 a shirt - shipped and taxed (free shipping to the US if you spend over $100). Construction is on par with CT, but with a better size range. Purple label fabrics are a lot better than standard - which is on par with CT’s thin, scratchy shit.

Kamakura are down right now, but that might be another option.
 
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someone posed a dress shirt question in one of the WA groups I'm in - what's the best deal you can get on shirts price wise that are the next step up from Charles Tyrwhitt's 3 for $99 shirts? honestly wasn't sure about that price point so I figured I'd ask the forum. suggestions welcome. Registered Registered

retail or online MTM would work.
Personally I wouldn’t waste any time with bad shirts. So I don’t have the desired answer. It’s entirely possible though to get good OTR shirts for 30-70$ if you shop around a bit.
 
someone posed a dress shirt question in one of the WA groups I'm in - what's the best deal you can get on shirts price wise that are the next step up from Charles Tyrwhitt's 3 for $99 shirts? honestly wasn't sure about that price point so I figured I'd ask the forum. suggestions welcome. Registered Registered

retail or online MTM would work.

Yoox always has deals on Borrelli shirts
 
Smyth and Gibson do really goods deals sometimes. I was a bit snobbish about CT, but their Egyptian cotton shirts aren't too bad for £29.00 on promotion...
 
I'm wondering lately if I'm too old to get a pair of high waisted slightly flared/ boot cut jeans to wear with my Cuban Heel RMWs.

Something like this Wrangler Wrancher

Anyone know anywhere might ship to OZ without extortionate shipping fees?

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I'm wondering lately if I'm too old to get a pair of high waisted slightly flared/ boot cut jeans to wear with my Cuban Heel RMWs.

Something like this Wrangler Wrancher

Anyone know anywhere might ship to OZ without extortionate shipping fees?

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Amazon?
 
Yeah - for some reason I went down a rabbit hole and didn't even think amazon - and it didn't turn up on a search - !
(might have to order 2 pairs as sizing seems a bit wonky judging by comments)

I have no love for the material -but I'd only wear it to the odd country or rock gig as a bit of cosplay with my pearl snap button shirts plus cuban heels.
 
Can anyone in here comment on the Filson tin cloth field coat or the material in general? My Barbour has finally succumbed to the hands of time and I'm looking for an alternative.
 
Can anyone in here comment on the Filson tin cloth field coat or the material in general? My Barbour has finally succumbed to the hands of time and I'm looking for an alternative.
Barbour is a waxed 6oz fabric and Tin Cloth is 15oz, both sourced from British Millerain. Whereas I think of Barbours as more of a rain jacket, Filson make work jackets that can take a lot more abuse.

The finish quality on Barbour seems a bit nicer, but they also have some crappy fashion models with awful sweaty lining. I haven’t seen a Filson jacket with moleskin hand warmers, for example. Filson prices have skyrocketed over the past couple of years, but quality is still good.

I don’t think you can go wrong with a Filson jacket, if it’s a style you like. I see too many ‘rugged workwear’ fans of Carl Mukowski in Filson jackets around here to want one, but I know the English feel the same way about their people in Barbour.

Speaking of Carl, it’s no surprise he has a comparison video:

 
Can anyone in here comment on the Filson tin cloth field coat or the material in general? My Barbour has finally succumbed to the hands of time and I'm looking for an alternative.
Tin cloth is heavy and rather stiff. It is 2x+ heavier cloth than any Barbour. It takes a crazy long time to break in. Far more weatherproof than any Barbour other than those with waterproof-breathable membranes.

I had their field jacket with the zip in wool liner. Bulletproof jacket. Wore it for years and then gave it to my son in law who still wears it to work on the rails as an engineer.
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It is almost only available in the orange duck colour though but occasionally there are other colours. There are a couple of grey ones on the Filson site. Other seasons there have been green ones.

You’d probably be better off with Filson’s lighter fabrics like 8.5 ounce Shelter cloth or 6.5 to 8 oz. Cover cloth. Those two are often dry wax finish.
 
Men’s pajamas that are comfy and don’t make you look like a 10 year old?

I haven’t worn anything to bed for 30+ years but lately my wife is complaining I’ve been having night sweats and messing up the sheets.
 
Budd, Turnbull, Fox, etc... all make great pajamas. I have sets from all of them.

The Derek Rose pjs are way overpriced for what they are I found, the fabric is not great.
 
Tin cloth is heavy and rather stiff. It is 2x+ heavier cloth than any Barbour. It takes a crazy long time to break in. Far more weatherproof than any Barbour other than those with waterproof-breathable membranes.

I had their field jacket with the zip in wool liner. Bulletproof jacket. Wore it for years and then gave it to my son in law who still wears it to work on the rails as an engineer.

It is almost only available in the orange duck colour though but occasionally there are other colours. There are a couple of grey ones on the Filson site. Other seasons there have been green ones.

You’d probably be better off with Filson’s lighter fabrics like 8.5 ounce Shelter cloth or 6.5 to 8 oz. Cover cloth. Those two are often dry wax finish.
Incidentally i ordered a Filson Foul Weather Jacket in shelter cloth over the weekend at 25% off, to replace my worn out Barbour Beaufort. Should have ordered one years ago.
 
How would you all rate Drago’s Super 130? I’m eying this PoW for something kinda Tom Fordish

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Haven't been here in 2 years - back into the game and had an art du lin and a finmeresco suit made. Also looking at 2-3 other fabrics but I'm afraid I'd be buying too much too quickly.

I'm looking at shirting too - has anyone got any experience in Monti? A guy on SF called camez is selling some for cheap and I'm considering to grab a few - any recommendations?

On the other hand I see Sarto is still here (for which I'm glad) with much improved English - is he (or are you - in case you're Sarto) still making shirt / tie and is still crazy?
 
Haven't been here in 2 years

Welcome back!

- back into the game and had an art du lin and a finmeresco suit made.

Post some pics, when you get a chance.

Also looking at 2-3 other fabrics but I'm afraid I'd be buying too much too quickly.

Wise move. Post pics!

I'm looking at shirting too - has anyone got any experience in Monti? A guy on SF called camez is selling some for cheap and I'm considering to grab a few - any recommendations?

I have a couple of rtw shirts made from Monti brushed herringbone. Solid daily wear fabric, but nothing special.

On the other hand I see Sarto is still here (for which I'm glad) with much improved English - is he (or are you - in case you're Sarto) still making shirt / tie

Psychology student by day, tie maker in the dungeon of disease by night.

and is still crazy?

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Welcome back!



Post some pics, when you get a chance.



Wise move. Post pics!



I have a couple of rtw shirts made from Monti brushed herringbone. Solid daily wear fabric, but nothing special.



Psychology student by day, tie maker in the dungeon of disease by night.



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I will surely post some pictures once I got my suits...I've already received my art du lin but will need it reworked as the shoulder is too extended for my liking.

Monti I was told is on par with TM and Alumo - I've had recently good experience with the two (esp. TM Victoria 120) and don't intend to downgrade too much, so want to confirm the claim.

As for my upcoming projects...I think I'll post that in another thread
 
Haven't been here in 2 years - back into the game and had an art du lin and a finmeresco suit made. Also looking at 2-3 other fabrics but I'm afraid I'd be buying too much too quickly.

I'm looking at shirting too - has anyone got any experience in Monti? A guy on SF called camez is selling some for cheap and I'm considering to grab a few - any recommendations?

On the other hand I see Sarto is still here (for which I'm glad) with much improved English - is he (or are you - in case you're Sarto) still making shirt / tie and is still crazy?

Welcome back buddy
 
Alumo 20% above TM and Monti, with a price to reflect that.

They are a little different in structure, so depends on what you want. I prefer Monti over TM for casual shirting, and Alumo for medium and finer shirting. ymmv.
 
Alumo 20% above TM and Monti, with a price to reflect that.

They are a little different in structure, so depends on what you want. I prefer Monti over TM for casual shirting, and Alumo for medium and finer shirting. ymmv.
I think I did feel that alumo being more substantial. Any reason for Monti>TM, and are there specific bunches you like for Monti?
 

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