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#9801 2012-11-28 11:08:18

Drum Thunder !!!
Son of Odin
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Re: Ivy League style for today

Liam Mac wrote:

I know exactly what you mean.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TnKjeHpkho0/U … dragon.jpg

I think I'm so used to seeing trousers I've bought that are work in progress that when I see those I imagine them with a couple inches off the thigh automatically.

Is the tailor going to take them in from end of the seat to knee or is he going to start at the bottom of the pockets? My alterations woman always tells me it's tougher if you need nothing off the seat. Taking the line of taper from pocket to knee to foot is easier that simply picking it up from the bottom of the bottom, in other words. This maybe isn't an issue for your Tailor as he's seemingly far more experienced and skilled.**

Either way I've had far worse taken in to perfection so I've a good feeling about these.

**EDIT- I've just realised the alteration lady is probably talking about Sta Prest and keeping the line of crease central. Nevermind that confusing garble above.... unless you are having Sta Prest tapered. In which case, mind it.

Basically he said he is going to take in the seat an inch and a half, and the thigh the same, then look at the knee to see if that corrects it, if not he will take some out the knee,

To be fair i did go half an inch big on the measurements, but the trouble was I did the thigh wrong anyway, but best to worker that way,

Then when he has got it right, I'll use those amended sizes on the next pair.

He very kindly pointed out that one of the problems with the knees might be my incredibly knobbly knee caps, and weird shaped legs. Very nice of him to say, if this is the case, I might not even get perfection because my knee and calves will always distort he shape of a tight trousers. Oh well. I can still get close i hope.


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#9802 2012-11-29 01:41:20

The_Shooman
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From: AUSTRALIA
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Re: Ivy League style for today

A bloody hot night, so l am in warm weather blue/white penny loafers for the evening.
  http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b151/Marc_au/Ron1/Ron2/Ron%204/Ron%205/Ron%206/Todaysshoos112-1.jpg


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#9803 2012-11-29 01:45:41

fxh
Big Down Under.
From: Melbourne
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Re: Ivy League style for today

shooey - as we say here - Hot enough for ya mate?

I see Mildura and Swan Hill got their highest Nov temps for ever @ 46C today

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#9804 2012-11-29 01:52:41

fxh
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From: Melbourne
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Re: Ivy League style for today

I'm at home under the air con drinking Little Creatures Pale Ale, cooking chops and Greek Salad - cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, fetta. Wearing old worn blue BD shirt untucked , faded red chinos and bare feet.


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#9805 2012-11-29 01:57:28

The_Shooman
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Re: Ivy League style for today

fxh wrote:

shooey - as we say here - Hot enough for ya mate?

got it in one mate!

l'll be postin' some links later (U.S corporation thread) of real fairdunkum aussie blokes talkin...proper country blokes from the outback...no fancy backgrounds, just what you see is what you get, the aussie accent at it's finest. lt warms the heart.

late edit: here is one of the links. You can here a bloke in the background at the start saying in deep aussie drawl "f**k" this and "f***" that and you can hear him throughout the video. He also starts talking at 37 - 1:20 seconds in..a troo aussie bloke...calls people mongrels, bastards and all the good words that proper blokes use. wink
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAIUjs9zqJE


I see Mildura and Swan Hill got their highest Nov temps for ever @ 46C today

yeah, what old joints.

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#9806 2012-11-29 12:20:45

Acton_Baby
Member
From: West London
Posts: 3725

Re: Ivy League style for today

A bit 'nippy' out so,

Clarks DBs charcoal,
Corgi wool socks -black,
LVC 505's,
Dickies hi-neck long sleeve tee -wine,
Pendleton 'Lodge' shirt- grey,
Penfield Kassan parka- grey herringbone tweed/black tin cloth,
Kangol patchwork 'newsboy' cap.


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#9807 2012-11-29 18:18:37

Black Cat Bones
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Re: Ivy League style for today

So I just scored my first suit that I would unhesitatingly call Ivy League for NZ$11 (US$9).

As you may or may not have figured, there are virtually no American or even English garments dating from the golden age we are all interested in here in New Zealand - and most New Zealand suits of that vintage are usually quite ugly, and are weak simulacra of even the more traditional British style.

In any case, this suit is a dream, especially in my small size; narrow curved lapels, sack front, swelled seams, HOOK VENT (!). Living in a reasonably small place, this suit, and one sports jacket that looks very similar which I found even CHEAPER, are the only hook vented jackets I've ever seen in real life (ever).  A little jivy by the flap pockets. My only gripes are that the sleeves are a little too long and it's two-button rather than a glorious 3/2.

I just bounced in the door and hastily threw on an old Ben Sherman, a blue silk knit tie, grey socks, and vintage Made in Australia Florsheims. smile

http://i46.tinypic.com/30hrhno.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/1zlcgvd.jpg

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#9808 2012-11-30 04:05:54

Acton_Baby
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From: West London
Posts: 3725

Re: Ivy League style for today

A maximum of 5C today so, dressed to go moose hunting (but actually hunting for a pint and open fire):

Vintage Timberland 'Newmarket' mocc-toe boots, dark tan.
LL Bean wool boot socks.
LVC 505s.
uni-qlo 'heatech' long sleeve tee, white.
Gant for Yale Coop 'Bennington Twill', exploded plaid button down.
Penfield shawl collar sweatshirt.
Woolrich 'Field Parka' , olive with the big furry hood detached (at least until it snows).
Canada Goose 'Trapper' hat.


"I have about 100 pairs of pyjamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably."
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#9809 2012-11-30 04:08:58

Moose Maclennan
Ivy Inspiration
From: Hernando's Hideaway
Posts: 4577

Re: Ivy League style for today

Black Cat Bones wrote:

In any case, this suit is a dream, especially in my small size; narrow curved lapels, sack front, swelled seams, HOOK VENT (!). Living in a reasonably small place, this suit, and one sports jacket that looks very similar which I found even CHEAPER, are the only hook vented jackets I've ever seen in real life (ever).  A little jivy by the flap pockets. My only gripes are that the sleeves are a little too long and it's two-button rather than a glorious 3/2.

What a steal, BCB. Looks great too. Gotta love those lapels!

 

#9810 2012-11-30 04:44:11

Drum Thunder !!!
Son of Odin
From: the Time that Land Forgot.
Posts: 3768

Re: Ivy League style for today

Is that a high stance two button Bcb?


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#9811 2012-11-30 04:46:43

12BarBlues
Mr. Ivy
Posts: 2477

Re: Ivy League style for today

Yesterday.
JS blue and white uni stripe OCBD, green wool knit tie, langrock of Princeton sports coat, M&S blue wool trousers, blue and red argyle burlingtons and brown calfskin  Rancourt pennies. The trousers aren't  as slim as they look in the pic, it's the angle. They have a 7 3/4 hem.
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii219/henryfitzgerald/e125d692874593eea9087a6e6cce8ce4.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii219/henryfitzgerald/492a5dd99c4a5dcfa7b492c180da2273.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii219/henryfitzgerald/63d68d231df48b3dfe6335330bc61976.jpg
I really must get a decent camera, the IPad don't cut it.


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#9812 2012-11-30 05:15:18

Drum Thunder !!!
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Re: Ivy League style for today

Collars on the js look lovely with ties


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#9813 2012-11-30 07:49:28

Acton_Baby
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From: West London
Posts: 3725

Re: Ivy League style for today

12BarBlues wrote:

Yesterday.
JS blue and white uni stripe OCBD, green wool knit tie, langrock of Princeton sports coat, M&S blue wool trousers, blue and red argyle burlingtons and brown calfskin  Rancourt pennies. The trousers aren't  as slim as they look in the pic, it's the angle. They have a 7 3/4 hem.
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii21 … ce8ce4.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii21 … da2273.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii21 … c61976.jpg
I really must get a decent camera, the IPad don't cut it.

Tremendously sharp 12BB.
Loving the green tie with the uni stripe.

I hope your wearing a coat, been told it's a bit chilly down your neck of the woods.


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#9814 2012-11-30 08:19:18

12BarBlues
Mr. Ivy
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Re: Ivy League style for today

It's feckin freezing. Luckily I just got a nice overcoat back from having the sleeves lengthened so I'm toasty.


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#9815 2012-11-30 08:31:40

Armchaired
Ivy I.V.
From: Old England
Posts: 7489

Re: Ivy League style for today

Looking the "nuts" as usual 12 bar ,the wind flies in from the channel down your way.
Reminds me of nights getting pissed in the pump house and then off to the escape


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#9816 2012-11-30 08:44:57

12BarBlues
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Re: Ivy League style for today

Cheers. We've recently moved down on to the sea front and it's surprising how much windier it is. I had to lean into it and fight for breath the other morning, no joke.


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#9817 2012-11-30 09:42:55

Liam Mac
Ivy Avenger
From: Beyond!
Posts: 4789

Re: Ivy League style for today

Black Cat, An excellent find, that suit. Congrats on your first Ivy suit. I've a few jackets now but not found a suit yet (I must say I've not been looking too hard). It is tough for smaller slimmer guys to find good vintage. We can't all be as lucky as 12 Bar Blues. Everything seems to be made for that lucky swine. As Moose already said those lapels are great. You have to love those details.

Henry, despite the camera that is a lovely jacket and tie combination. The tie especially. The heathering on it looks fantastic. Is this your interpretation of the Cricketeer countryside look? If so you have the vibe of the thing spot on. Love it.


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#9818 2012-11-30 10:11:08

12BarBlues
Mr. Ivy
Posts: 2477

Re: Ivy League style for today

^Ha, you know what, not on purpose, but maybe subconsciously. I do really like that image from the Cricketeer ad and it has been on my mind. There is a lot of stuff in my size but it still takes some dedicated trawling to find the good stuff. Sometimes it just falls in your lap, usually from Newton street, Typhoid jones, the Ivy league shop etc.


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#9819 2012-11-30 10:16:04

Acton_Baby
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From: West London
Posts: 3725

Re: Ivy League style for today

12BarBlues wrote:

It's feckin freezing. Luckily I just got a nice overcoat back from having the sleeves lengthened so I'm toasty.

My mate out in Peacehaven is refusing to go outside today, says he saw too many gulls going backwards in the wind.


"I have about 100 pairs of pyjamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably."
Hugh Hefner

 

#9820 2012-11-30 10:24:24

12BarBlues
Mr. Ivy
Posts: 2477

Re: Ivy League style for today

Lol. That coast road along the cliffs is pretty hairy when the wind gets up. You see double decker busses snaking all over the road, they cancel them if it gets too bad.


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#9821 2012-11-30 10:29:47

Acton_Baby
Member
From: West London
Posts: 3725

Re: Ivy League style for today

12BarBlues wrote:

Lol. That coast road along the cliffs is pretty hairy when the wind gets up. You see double decker busses snaking all over the road, they cancel them if it gets too bad.

I've been on the top deck a couple of times when the wind is up, and that bit just near Saltdean and Peacehaven was well hairy.


"I have about 100 pairs of pyjamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably."
Hugh Hefner

 

#9822 2012-11-30 18:31:24

Worried Man
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From: Davebrubeckistan
Posts: 15981

Re: Ivy League style for today

Dig that recent combo, 12Bar.


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#9823 2012-12-01 02:19:26

The Woolster
Ivy Antenna
Posts: 1797

Re: Ivy League style for today

Yeah, great stuff H. Lovely jacket, love the whole look.

 

#9824 2012-12-01 03:23:40

The Woolster
Ivy Antenna
Posts: 1797

Re: Ivy League style for today

One hell of a blizzard here yesterday.

Today:

Yuketen Sports Hunt Boots in peanut brown suede
LVC '67 505s with hefty turn ups
Blue and white bar stripe Hugger
Grey Brooks Brothers Shetland
Charcoal Melton Wool Baracuta given to me by forum member Runic - Cheers mate, I love it. It's very warm too, although I think I should have worn something with a hood on it today...
Norse Projects Merino Wool Beanie

 

#9825 2012-12-01 04:07:12

Richard Bergman
Sock it to 'em R.B. !
Posts: 583

Re: Ivy League style for today

12BarBlues wrote:

Yesterday.
JS blue and white uni stripe OCBD, green wool knit tie, langrock of Princeton sports coat, M&S blue wool trousers, blue and red argyle burlingtons and brown calfskin  Rancourt pennies. The trousers aren't  as slim as they look in the pic, it's the angle. They have a 7 3/4 hem.
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii21 … ce8ce4.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii21 … da2273.jpg
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii21 … c61976.jpg
I really must get a decent camera, the IPad don't cut it.

looking good Henry. Collar and tie combo looks brilliant.

 

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