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  • Robert88Robert88 Posts: 2,722
    Suitsupply

    Not seen one of these that lasts, but ymmv.

    It's not fashionable to say so for it but a decent poly-wool blends will last a lot longer, if not so good at either end of the temperature spectrum. I find wool-only suits go shiny too fast (and obviously pure poly are shiny to begin with). Maybe because I'm not dropping £1500 on nicer wool.

    Main question is if you fit off-the-rack. Since if you do you can spend £250 and look like you're wearing £800. Just focus on getting a decent fabric.

    If not, it depends what you need altered on whether it's worth going for made to measure or off-the-peg and tweaked. FWIW, I have relatively broad shoulders for my under-arm chest size, so if I go anything off the peg that fits the shoulders I look like I'm wearing my Dad's suit.

    And yeah, two pairs of trou make it last longer; just make sure you get them dry cleaned together with the jacket or you'll do what my mate did and end up wearing two-tone.

    Thanks for that, I have printed it off and will pass it on to 'Jeeves'.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,800 Lives Here
    Yeah yeah, some people spend more time wearing their suits than any other clothes so the economics aren't as bad as they appear.


    While you're at it, buy two pairs of proper shoes (Bakers, Loakes, Cheaneys, churches etc) and alternate them each day. You'll think it's ludicrous you've spent £300-400 but 5 years later they'll still look smart and will last for another 5 at least if you look after them. It's not like they go out of fashion.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,822
    I do wonder at responses as the OP has left the thread.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 8,435
    pblakeney wrote:
    I do wonder at responses as the OP has left the thread.

    probably collapsed when our resident Liberal suggested dropping a a bag of sand on two pairs of shoes
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,822
    pblakeney wrote:
    I do wonder at responses as the OP has left the thread.

    probably collapsed when our resident Liberal suggested dropping a a bag of sand on two pairs of shoes
    I still think it was due to being compared to metropolitan bourgeoisie who voted Remain.
    Same thing? :lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • AlejandrosdogAlejandrosdog Posts: 2,007
    its not just the suggestion of spending money on shoes that Im surprised at.

    Lather shoes are products of animal torture and murder, plastic ones kill the dolphins

    NO Shoes in the post rebellion future
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,264
    its not just the suggestion of spending money on shoes that Im surprised at.

    Lather shoes are products of animal torture and murder, plastic ones kill the dolphins

    Not to mention being a bit soapy.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,800 Lives Here
    pblakeney wrote:
    I do wonder at responses as the OP has left the thread.

    probably collapsed when our resident Liberal suggested dropping a a bag of sand on two pairs of shoes

    £150 per pair? has worked out at £30 per year so far, which as shoes goes are pretty good.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,822
    To be fair, I got a pair of Churches for £150 in a sale during the 90s which still look brand new.
    You do the maths.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,558
    Clarkes shoes from the clarkes outlet store during a post christmas sale.
  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 8,435
    pblakeney wrote:
    To be fair, I got a pair of Churches for £150 in a sale during the 90s which still look brand new.
    You do the maths.

    weddings and court appearances?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,822
    pblakeney wrote:
    To be fair, I got a pair of Churches for £150 in a sale during the 90s which still look brand new.
    You do the maths.

    weddings and court appearances?
    Amongst other things.
    Were you the accused?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,299
    Yeah yeah, some people spend more time wearing their suits than any other clothes so the economics aren't as bad as they appear.


    While you're at it, buy two pairs of proper shoes (Bakers, Loakes, Cheaneys, churches etc) and alternate them each day. You'll think it's ludicrous you've spent £300-400 but 5 years later they'll still look smart and will last for another 5 at least if you look after them. It's not like they go out of fashion.
    Agreed on both suits and shoes front.
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    Outdated.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,299
    bradsbeard wrote:
    Outdated.
    What is?
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 11,755
    you matey, churches ffs :)

    https://www.jeffery-west.co.uk/jefferyw ... ection.asp

    just noticed they added some new ones, may go shopping
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,800 Lives Here
    sungod wrote:
    you matey, churches ffs :)

    https://www.jeffery-west.co.uk/jefferyw ... ection.asp

    just noticed they added some new ones, may go shopping

    Is that Marilyn Manson's on-brand shoemaker or something?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,299
    sungod wrote:
    you matey, churches ffs :)

    https://www.jeffery-west.co.uk/jefferyw ... ection.asp

    just noticed they added some new ones, may go shopping

    Is that Marilyn Manson's on-brand shoemaker or something?
    They may also have a contract to supply footwear to the cast of Tarantino films?
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    sungod wrote:
    you matey, churches ffs :)

    https://www.jeffery-west.co.uk/jefferyw ... ection.asp

    just noticed they added some new ones, may go shopping

    Is that Marilyn Manson's on-brand shoemaker or something?
    They may also have a contract to supply footwear to the cast of Tarantino films?

    blimey - someone is going to look a right shitgibbon in a pair of those ......
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,299
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    sungod wrote:
    you matey, churches ffs :)

    https://www.jeffery-west.co.uk/jefferyw ... ection.asp

    just noticed they added some new ones, may go shopping

    Is that Marilyn Manson's on-brand shoemaker or something?
    They may also have a contract to supply footwear to the cast of Tarantino films?

    blimey - someone is going to look a right shitgibbon in a pair of those ......
    :D

    It might be the first time SG (or anyone) has been called that.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 11,755
    Is that Marilyn Manson's on-brand shoemaker or something?
    might be, i have umpteen pairs, my flashman's spirit ones have this verse on the soles...

    lord flashman saith for rioting and drunkenness i rise again
    you shall fulfil the lusts of the flesh
    the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, immodesty, luxury, witchcraft, drunkenness and revelling
    my flesh is meat indeed

    ...though quite worn now, bit like me :D
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,800 Lives Here
    Called it!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 11,755
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    :D

    It might be the first time SG (or anyone) has been called that.
    tbh i thought mf had more taste, if he only knew how nina lurves my pointy shoes
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,264
    sungod wrote:
    Is that Marilyn Manson's on-brand shoemaker or something?
    might be, i have umpteen pairs, my flashman's spirit ones have this verse on the soles...

    lord flashman saith for rioting and drunkenness i rise again
    you shall fulfil the lusts of the flesh
    the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, immodesty, luxury, witchcraft, drunkenness and revelling
    my flesh is meat indeed

    ...though quite worn now, bit like me :D

    Cheaper than a tattoo and a motorbike, I suppose.
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  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    oh but to have the chance to meet sg in real life
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 15,264
    oh but to have the chance to meet sg in real life
    To see whether the world sees him as he sees himself. :)
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,822
    sungod wrote:
    you matey, churches ffs :)

    https://www.jeffery-west.co.uk/jefferyw ... ection.asp

    just noticed they added some new ones, may go shopping
    Neatly showing the difference between class and style.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 11,755
    wearing the pointy black ziggy stingray's today :D

    i shall be emerging from eurostar st p. about 1610, say hello and i'll stand a bottle at the bubbly bar upstairs
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    blimey - someone is going to look a right shitgibbon in a pair of those ......

    You did say you were going to appropriate the term shitgibbon :D
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 36,299
    keef66 wrote:
    blimey - someone is going to look a right shitgibbon in a pair of those ......

    You did say you were going to appropriate the term shitgibbon :D
    He should. I think that the initals (SG) are only coincidentally the same as sungod's :)
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