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SWoll

4,894 posts

138 months

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Try Zara, their menswear is pretty good and reasonably priced. Reiss is pretty good also, as is French Connection.

You need to get off your arse and go into the stores though. I don't know how anyone can manage to buy all there clothes off the net without sending 90% of what they order back.

Breadvan72

16,027 posts

43 months

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Go suave:-

















Edited by Breadvan72 on Thursday 11th October 20:53

Paddy_N_Murphy

16,066 posts

64 months

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Inter web

Boden.com

Crew clothing.com

SWoll

4,894 posts

138 months

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Oh, and Javari for shoes/boots.

Blown2CV

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9,929 posts

83 months

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i should qualify here, i do own smartish things, however left to my own devices i generally slob about in trainers, knackered jeans and t-shirts.

Reiss - aware, not been for a while, will check
Zara - always thought their things were a bit weird, and they don't fit me
Debbos - like next for me, not sure why, but i don't feel i'm quite there yet...
supermarkets - not really what what i was looking for, cheers all the same

as it happens i was going to a GQ event at selfridges in manc tonight, so whilst mrs 2cv was smashing the free cocktails and chatting up the male-jail-bait staff i was beavering about and got a couple of pairs of jeans, a coat and a jumper. Happy days.

job - IT consultant (no not an assistant in PC world, like an actual one!)
school - stty comp, stty college, BSc leeds uni, MSc leeds met
location - erm, cheshire... not the footballer bit, but not quite the farmer weird bit either
shotgun - i won a clays comp recently... don't own a gun though!
dog - none
car - Jag XF


have been eyeing up the idea of having a tailored suit for a while... one day soon.

grey fox blog - like it, cheers for that

as for shopping on the web - i can't be arsed with having forced 'assistance' in shops constantly, and being looked up and down... maybe that goes with the occasional scruffball image.
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GokTweed

3,697 posts

31 months

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Blown2CV said:
i should qualify here, i do own smartish things, however left to my own devices i generally slob about in trainers, knackered jeans and t-shirts.

Reiss - aware, not been for a while, will check
Zara - always thought their things were a bit weird, and they don't fit me
Debbos - like next for me, not sure why, but i don't feel i'm quite there yet...
supermarkets - not really what what i was looking for, cheers all the same

as it happens i was going to a GQ event at selfridges in manc tonight, so whilst mrs 2cv was smashing the free cocktails and chatting up the male-jail-bait staff i was beavering about and got a couple of pairs of jeans, a coat and a jumper. Happy days.

job - IT consultant (no not an assistant in PC world, like an actual one!)
school - stty comp, stty college, BSc leeds uni, MSc leeds met
location - erm, cheshire... not the footballer bit, but not quite the farmer weird bit either
shotgun - i won a clays comp recently... don't own a gun though!
dog - none
car - Jag XF


have been eyeing up the idea of having a tailored suit for a while... one day soon.

grey fox blog - like it, cheers for that

as for shopping on the web - i can't be arsed with having forced 'assistance' in shops constantly, and being looked up and down... maybe that goes with the occasional scruffball image.
sorry, no tweed for you wink

jonny70

1,018 posts

38 months

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Hugo Boss?

Blown2CV

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9,929 posts

83 months

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jonny70 said:
Hugo Boss?
got one of their suits a couple of shirts... bit pricey for every day though

jonny70

1,018 posts

38 months

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Charles tyrwitt casuals or Tm lewin?

Coco H

4,162 posts

117 months

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Fittster said:
Style tips for the middle aged gent: http://www.greyfoxblog.com/
Good clothing porn

stongle

159 posts

42 months

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Blown2CV said:
got one of their suits a couple of shirts... bit pricey for every day though
Hugo Boss really is your friend, despite the cost. I'm a bit older, nudging 40 and just had to buy a new jkt (smart casual for autumn winter), took weeks but ended up with a Boss one. Not cheap, but worth thE admiring comments from other women, much to the wifes bemusement. I'm not Quasimodo, but it's frikkin bizarre. Worth every penny, about 400 quid but I think they have definitely got this season bang on. Works well with either jeans or smart chinos (think narrow cut, slim fit and no pleats!).

Never forget good shoes either, at your/our age make friends with Jeffers West, main line preferably. /Gok mode

Pommygranite

5,084 posts

96 months

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Dont ask on here - you'll get a bunch of fat old men who think the height of dapper is:

Brown trousers
Sports jackets
Nice double cuff shirt (probably with handkerchief in the top pocket)
Brogues
White socks.



For a 21 yr old at a club.



Hint - ask a women - they understand.

Talksteer

2,522 posts

113 months

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I recommend all early 30's guys should get as many Claudio Lugli shirts as you can afford :-)

http://www.cbmenswear.com/claudio-lugli-m57

Shoes, I actually recommend Next, they do a decent line in reasonably flamboyant shoes. I've got a set of pointy blue, crocodile skin effect shoes with silver soles.

Zwolf

23,907 posts

86 months

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Austin Reed. Possibly Land's End, Cotton Traders or M&S.

SlipStream77

1,819 posts

71 months

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Savoy Taylor's Guild.

obob

4,193 posts

74 months

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jonny70 said:
Charles tyrwitt casuals or Tm lewin?
Don't do this! I get all my work shirts from these two but ordered some casual stuff nd the cut really was disgusting.

Paddy_N_Murphy

16,066 posts

64 months

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Zwolf said:
Austin Reed. Possibly Land's End, Cotton Traders or M&S.
EFA

Bitofbully

394 posts

19 months

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If I wanted fashion / clothing advice, the last place I'd ask is a forum dominated by middle aged, middle class, car anoraks!

Breadvan72

16,027 posts

43 months

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There's nowt like having a suit built to your specifications. No other fugga will have one quite the same, and it gets better the more you wear it. Remember: your tailor is Jeeves, and knows more than you do, so if he says no to turn back cuffs or irridescent lining, listen to the man!

If you can have only one, make it dark blue, single breasted, single or two button, slightly slanted pockets, London cut, flat fronted trousers, narrow leg, no turnups. A good tailor will build in extra cloth in case you put on weight, so the suit can be altered later. Even for a chunkster like me, good tailoring can take pounds off you.

Breadvan72

16,027 posts

43 months

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It doesn't show up very well in this copy of the pic, but Cameron, Major, and Blair have all bothered to be well tailored; Brown has not, and there's a difference. Cameron's cuffs are too long. Blair is probably wearing Kilgour or Richard James, and is the winner.


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