Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by holymoly

  1. Gloriously off-topic

    Gotta have wifi to answer emails. And porn for lonely nights.
  2. Gloriously off-topic

    Does it have wifi?
  3. The suiting thread

    I actually love this, but there are a few small things that bug me. 1. The spread of the collar needs to be bigger. For such a coat, it needs to have presence. Right now the collar size makes it look weak. Collar looks misaligned too - but I will give it a pass. 2. Buttons too close to the edge of the fabric. 3. The skirt needs to be robust and flared. 4. Personal taste is to have adjustable cinched waist at the back. 5. Kinda wish that you carry the chevron design from the sleeves to the back and pockets.
  4. Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    Did you inform Derek? The initial run, he offered in half meter increments.
  5. Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    Posts #1506 and #1507 on this thread http://thekerbau.com/topic/88-collateralised-debt-aka-the-cloth-thread/page-76
  6. Prologue HK Trunk Show Jan 6th & 7th 2018

    Congratulations takashi for what looks like a successful trunk show! Too bad I cannot spend the weekend there.
  7. Mostly an enclave to house discussions relating to digital cameras and lens; and to share photographs, preferably one's own. Yes, including instagrams. Jeremy should be happy about this...
  8. Prologue HK Trunk Show Jan 6th & 7th 2018

    I prefer the colour cream than white for pants. White can be so stark and bright when new. Cream often avoids most of the see-through of white.
  9. Everything Digital Photography

    Do you want to take a punt with a Kickstarter campaign of a Biotar 75mm f1.5? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/315452809/the-rising-all-star-team-returns-legendary-biotar?ref=nav_search
  10. Thought some of you might appreciate this listing. If you are in the market for one. From US of A 1. Filson http://www.filson.com/ 2. Archival http://store.archivalclothing.com/ 3. J.Panther Luggage Co. (J.P.L.C.) http://jplc.com/index.html 4. Parrott Canvas http://www.parrottcanvas.net/ 5. Frost River https://www.frostriver.com/ 6. Duluth Trading http://www.duluthtrading.com/ 7. L.L. Bean http://www.llbean.com/ 8. Woolrich http://www.woolrich.com/woolrich/ 9. Ernest Alexander http://www.ernestalexander.com/ 10. Want Les Essentiels de la Vie http://www.wantessentiels.com/us_en/ 11. The Hill Side http://www.thehill-side.com/ 12. Blue Claw Co. http://www.blueclawco.com/ Easiest decision: Filson. Ubiquitous. Easy to find. Easy to sell. Massive thread on Styleforum. One more thing: warranty. Filson is customer-focused and has a generous replacement policy. Many people in the market for a canvas bag gravitate towards Filson because the buying decision is so much easier, with a well-backed warranty.
  11. The suiting thread

    Not every cutter is good at customer interfacing. The latter does need some technical skills which may include helping the customer determine the fabric choice, sketching an overall design, picking out previous drafts (if pattern was already made), pinning excess fabric. Right now you are already the cutter. What you are trying to do now is 'progressing' to the next phase of business: being the proprietor of the business and leaving the manual labour to others i.e. by hiring a cutter.
  12. A rekindled love of canvas bags

    Just a tiny warning to those consider Billingham and Brady rubberized canvas as somehow better than the other types of canvas available elsewhere. I have handled older Billinghams and they do show delamination. Billingham has acknowledged this in the past (circa 2011?) that the rubber will delaminate in older bags, and will harden/crack/deteriorate over time. In our climate, this process is likely to be more accelerated. Once you see delamination, it is likely that the bags will not be waterproof (or stormproof as Billingham calls it). Also, if you do buy Billingham camera bags, the warranty is on the bag itself and not on the foam inserts. The foam inserts will disintegrate and you will need to replace them on your dime. Here is the new Hadley One. The Hadley now has a carrying handle. The shoulder strap comes with a shoulder pad. The laptop sleeve is now fixed but still lightly padded. The camera inserts can be fastened down. The rear zipper is a YKK rainproof one. Importantly, it now has a luggage pass through for luggage handles so that one can have brief moment of respite for those aching shoulders while trying to look cool jetsetting. I hope I resist the temptation to go to the store to see it.
  13. A rekindled love of canvas bags

    Let us know how your thrifting in Japan works out. I did not find that bags in thrift ships were all that attractively priced from my previous attempts. Perhaps it is the currency exchange rate. I hope you will have much better luck than I did. If you are on a thrifting mission I suggest having a day trip to Shimokitazawa. https://tokyocheapo.com/locations/west-tokyo/shimokitazawa-2/
  14. A rekindled love of canvas bags

    Really it depends on where you are in Japan. Sometimes it is more about convenience, accessibility and the overall style of the bag you are going for. Definitely Ichizawa is probably the most well-known and has probably the longest history of the Japanese bag producers. It does provide customization. If you are in the vicinity, go check it out. I should also update that Sankodo Hinomoto Hanpu has shuttered the Ekimise store and that they have also shut down the http://gyuga.co.jp website. The new URL should now be at http://www.sankodo-sac.jp/. Also Facebook https://www.facebook.com/%E6%97%A5%E4%B9%83%E6%9C%AC%E5%B8%86%E5%B8%83-753940884712066/ 10-year old bag on the left vs a current bag on the right. Same exact style. It does have that Filson aesthetic, if that is what you are into. For what is worth, I had been demonstrated the water resistance ability of Sankodo Hinomoto Hanpu. On the other hand I am not sure if canvas used by Ichizawa Hanpu has been treated for water resistance to that degree. One thing of note, I will say that the majority of bags I see from hanpu producers do not come with laptop sleeve or padded laptop compartments. Generally if you lay the bag GENTLY, the laptop inside should be ok, especially if cushioned against all the other stuff in the bag. If on the other hand, you like tossing your bag, you might want to consider buying a thin polyurethane laptop sleeve. .
  15. The suiting thread

    4 years ago, Business Insider dissected his suits. http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-in-a-suit-2013-9?IR=T&r=US&IR=T First and foremost, Estreicher, Soriano, and Vora all agree that Zuckerberg has been wearing "fused" suits. A high quality suit, Estreicher pointed out, is put together with full canvas, which is horse hair. Fused suits, on the other hand, are glued together and when that happens, the suit can look boxy and unflattering on the body. Also, when fused suits are dry cleaned too many times the glue expands and can corrupt the fit of the garment, making it wrinkly. The guys also see a few issues with the way Zuckerberg's suits fit his body. "Fit of the jacket is also an obvious issue here," said the Vora and Soriano. "His jacket shoulders extend past his actual shoulders and he looks like he's wearing a rental suit from that terrible suit rental place, or borrowing a suit from a football player friend...It almost gives a the look of a kid-in-a-grown-man's-suit look, like that last scene of the movie 'Big.' Shorten those sleeves to your wrist, and show a little shirt cuff." The shoulders aren't the only common problem with Zuckerberg's jackets either. "To make his suit more fitted," Estreicher added. "I would take in the chest, half Girth (stomach)... measurements." Estreicher also said that in a few pictures, the fabric and buttons on Zuckerberg's suits looked cheap. And regardless of what anything costs, you never want something to look cheap.
  16. The suiting thread

    Er...yes quite haphazard and untidy.
  17. The suiting thread

    Not sure if this has been done before. Entire construction looks like a luggage with real hinges.
  18. The suiting thread

    Don't think one single photograph will have that effect. Be that Malaysian Hickey Freeman and be joyfully rich.
  19. Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    Not sure if you can find these in your favourite tailor shop. FWIW Ariston 240g http://thenordicfit.com/articles/ariston-solaro-fabric-summer-suit https://www.styleforum.net/threads/a-more-discreet-solaro.540122/ Fratelli Tallia di Delfino 250/260g Super 130's Reda might have one but I just cannot be sure about this. Personally I prefer the Fratelli Tallia di Delfino ones rather than the Ariston one.
  20. The suiting thread

    Very few people actually know the person in that picture is David Reeves. Tally Press obviously does not.
  21. Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    Although they do not entertain CMT, I think Hwa Seng can make concave shoulders with roped sleeveheads. Not sure about anyone else. From HST's FB,
  22. Utility jackets (military, safari, travel)

    Had some time this morning to take pictures of my utility jacket bought a while ago. Indigo dyed cotton twill. Most likely will fade rather aggressively so this will have to be dry cleaned. I might like the patina which is developing but is it a sacrilege to dye it back to this original dark hue once I am tired of the washed look? The slanted front bottom pockets are something I did not think I would enjoy as much but I do with the number of times I don this. Gave up doing fit pics after a few tries so these will have to do.
  23. The suiting thread

    Sony has been on the warpath of releasing new cameras very quickly. I was tempted to move for a A7RII had it not been the cost of the body and more importantly the considerably more expensive lens lineup. I learn to be happier with current gear.
  24. Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    Good idea to start with. Concave shoulders with roped sleeveheads? 2-button SB with rounded patch pockets? Self-lining in front and quarter-lined at the back?
  25. Collateralised debt a.k.a. The Cloth Thread

    Not sure. Look like whole cuts to me.