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I just checked my email and i found the email that was received early this afternoon stating my package had been shipped ajb007/biggrin

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Westward_Drift wrote:

Got an email a few hours ago from Connolly that my jacket has shipped via UPS. Like Craig my eta is Monday. For some reason it was in my junk mail folder so be sure to check there.

I also received the email from Maximos, a few hours ago. The jacket was shipped and tracked by UPS, and it is now in Germany, leaving the UK. It will arrive in 30 March.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV12bIFI8VQ

this guy just bought the Globe trotter so cool!

Yes i did ride the CAT

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Hart008 wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV12bIFI8VQ

this guy just bought the Globe trotter so cool!

It's nice but i am surprised by the QC issue with the handle that noticeable before he even extended it!

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I see that Mr Porter/Net-a-Porter have both just stopped their online service for the time being for all areas except Asia.

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The Domino Effect wrote:

I see that Mr Porter/Net-a-Porter have both just stopped their online service for the time being for all areas except Asia.

Yeah I saw that - also Amazon orders on non-essential items have been pushed way down in the queue too.

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Hi,
I just bought this Rag & Bone Henley I want to know if it's the correct one, used in NTT?
Thanks

https://www.ebay.it/itm/rag-bone-Langar … 2749.l2649

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JamesBond wrote:

Hi,
I just bought this Rag & Bone Henley I want to know if it's the correct one, used in NTT?
Thanks

https://www.ebay.it/itm/rag-bone-Langar … 2749.l2649

The R&B label on the neck isn’t one they use anymore, I think it was changed a few years ago, but their standard issue henley luckily hasn’t changed much over time—the placket looks to be correct (same colour as the rest of the henley) and everything else looks right so hey, nice find!

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Hi,
Thanks for your reply!!Yes, I was very lucky this time ! Hope the shirt is in very good condition!
Have a great day and stay safe!
ajb007/smile


JTM wrote:
JamesBond wrote:

Hi,
I just bought this Rag & Bone Henley I want to know if it's the correct one, used in NTT?
Thanks

https://www.ebay.it/itm/rag-bone-Langar … 2749.l2649

The R&B label on the neck isn’t one they use anymore, I think it was changed a few years ago, but their standard issue henley luckily hasn’t changed much over time—the placket looks to be correct (same colour as the rest of the henley) and everything else looks right so hey, nice find!

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Thought I'd share some pics of my Massimo Alba outfit (not that I have anywhere to wear it!). I may yet get the braces but I still find it weird that he's doing braces with belt loop pants. I know that it's sartorially acceptable to choose braces instead of a belt even when there are belt loops on the pants, and it doesn't bother me at all seeing the look on Bond. But I'm not sure I would actually do it for me...I love braces, however, so I will still consider it....

A shout out to David Z. for his excellent review(s).

(for reference I'm just over a 40 chest and I went with the 50 as advised by Allesandro at MA. I had the jacket moderately tailored down at the waist slightly shortened the sleeves. Pants were hemmed and tapered a touch)




https://i.postimg.cc/kBsKJCNZ/07-B3778-F-DB9-F-4-D53-9-F12-A64-AD6462-DA2.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/hXwrngcn/00374-D0-C-7-C9-C-4247-94-B4-E23-B0-B00-F74-D.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/PL5kgWX9/5-BF6-B29-B-CCAD-4-A7-C-8455-F86784-A2-F8-F8.jpg

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Got to say that looks the dogs bollocks as we say Up North , outstanding fit .

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TSRGus wrote:

Thought I'd share some pics of my Massimo Alba outfit (not that I have anywhere to wear it!). I may yet get the braces but I still find it weird that he's doing braces with belt loop pants. I know that it's sartorially acceptable to choose braces instead of a belt even when there are belt loops on the pants, and it doesn't bother me at all seeing the look on Bond. But I'm not sure I would actually do it for me...I love braces, however, so I will still consider it....

A shout out to David Z. for his excellent review(s).

(for reference I'm just over a 40 chest and I went with the 50 as advised by Allesandro at MA. I had the jacket moderately tailored down at the waist slightly shortened the sleeves. Pants were hemmed and tapered a touch)




https://i.postimg.cc/kBsKJCNZ/07-B3778-F-DB9-F-4-D53-9-F12-A64-AD6462-DA2.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/hXwrngcn/00374-D0-C-7-C9-C-4247-94-B4-E23-B0-B00-F74-D.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/PL5kgWX9/5-BF6-B29-B-CCAD-4-A7-C-8455-F86784-A2-F8-F8.jpg

Second that has to be said....without going to your head too much  ajb007/lol  it looks awesome on you. Perfect for summer event if we ever get out of isolation!

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Looks fantastic! 

TSRGus wrote:

Thought I'd share some pics of my Massimo Alba outfit (not that I have anywhere to wear it!). I may yet get the braces but I still find it weird that he's doing braces with belt loop pants. I know that it's sartorially acceptable to choose braces instead of a belt even when there are belt loops on the pants, and it doesn't bother me at all seeing the look on Bond. But I'm not sure I would actually do it for me...I love braces, however, so I will still consider it....

A shout out to David Z. for his excellent review(s).

(for reference I'm just over a 40 chest and I went with the 50 as advised by Allesandro at MA. I had the jacket moderately tailored down at the waist slightly shortened the sleeves. Pants were hemmed and tapered a touch)




https://i.postimg.cc/kBsKJCNZ/07-B3778-F-DB9-F-4-D53-9-F12-A64-AD6462-DA2.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/hXwrngcn/00374-D0-C-7-C9-C-4247-94-B4-E23-B0-B00-F74-D.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/PL5kgWX9/5-BF6-B29-B-CCAD-4-A7-C-8455-F86784-A2-F8-F8.jpg

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Wow. I’m humbled by your praise, all of you.  ajb007/bond

It still amazes me that a good portion of my wardrobe is because of this forum and all you fine gentlemen.

And, “the dogs bollocks” could be among the best three English words ever strung together ...

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Here's some information that I learned (the hard way) about tailoring the MA sloop suit. Please heed:

First, do take advice from the designer. Allesandro at MA was meticulous in helping me decide on the 40/50.

If I'd gotten a 48 in this with the thinking that it is a looser fitting in construction, I would have been disappointed as there is little stretch to the material. I generally share a body frame size with David Z but I think David is leaner and my chest is a touch larger.

In keeping with this, please do not buy this suit with any hopes of "up-tailoring" the suit. You cannot increase any of the measurements and I hasten to say that that includes the waist of the pants! You can only tailor this fabric down, meaning you can take it in and you can reduce measurements.

The reason for this is that the fine wale corduroy material, while beautiful, is easily damaged once it is  stitched. You will see needle holes that will never close and the wale of the corduroy will irreparably flatten.

When tailoring down, your tailor should only use pins and never stitch until the alteration pattern is confirmed. Even temporary stitching can ruin your suit if you have to remove those stitches to make changes.

Thus, you must get your alterations right the first time, or keep going down stepwise.

My sloop suit jacket was almost destroyed after my first fitting because my tailor did a quick stitch to take in the body from the rear seam. When I came in for my second fitting, we thought it might be better to let out a very slight portion of what was taken in only to discover that whatever section had been let out, the fabric was visibly damaged by the needle. And I promise, when I say visibly, I mean visibly.

My tailor recognized that the fault was hers, however, and offered to cover the full cost of a new suit, if necessary. She was adamant that I only leave satisfied. But we decided to try to salvage the jacket by sticking with the original alteration pattern and upon a second examination, the jacket didn't seem to be taken in too much, as was originally thought. (Based on the compliments from forum members here, I think we did okay.)

I did have a concern that the damaged section would be visible now on the inside of the inside of the unlined jacket. But the tailor ingeniously added a very thin ribbon all the way down the seam that looks so well-blended to the jacket as to appear un-altered.

She also added a blind hem (full tape) to the trousers. The extra material in the hem adds a bit of weight and helps the pants land better on the tops of the shoes.

So all in all, disaster averted.

(I would surmise that my advice for the sloop suit applies to the Winch trousers and the trench coat...)

Hope this helps.

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Good advice, TSRGus. This is the case for any corduroy; the fabric can never be let out without visible changes. That goes for just about any cotton.

A word of advice: jackets should almost never be altered from the rear centre seam. It’s a shortcut when a jacket has double vents so the tailor does not have to remake the vents when altering the side seams. I see this done a lot today and it throws off the shape of the jacket, causing unwanted ripples.

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Matt S wrote:

Good advice, TSRGus. This is the case for any corduroy; the fabric can never be let out without visible changes. That goes for just about any cotton.

A word of advice: jackets should almost never be altered from the rear centre seam. It’s a shortcut when a jacket has double vents so the tailor does not have to remake the vents when altering the side seams. I see this done a lot today and it throws off the shape of the jacket, causing unwanted ripples.


Indeed you are correct. There was ample debate regarding how to best alter this jacket given my alteration needs. At first, Allesandro suggested working with the sides but after looking at the jacket's construction and exactly where my alterations needed to be, we decided on the rear seam. To be clear, the amount of alteration that we did was extremely subtle. But we all know the devil is in the details with menswear....In this case, the alteration actually helped with the drape of the back because of my shape. It was just fortunate that the original alteration pattern held up.

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Deleted, wrong thread.

The name is Walker by the way.

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TSRGus wrote:
Matt S wrote:

Good advice, TSRGus. This is the case for any corduroy; the fabric can never be let out without visible changes. That goes for just about any cotton.

A word of advice: jackets should almost never be altered from the rear centre seam. It’s a shortcut when a jacket has double vents so the tailor does not have to remake the vents when altering the side seams. I see this done a lot today and it throws off the shape of the jacket, causing unwanted ripples.


Indeed you are correct. There was ample debate regarding how to best alter this jacket given my alteration needs. At first, Allesandro suggested working with the sides but after looking at the jacket's construction and exactly where my alterations needed to be, we decided on the rear seam. To be clear, the amount of alteration that we did was extremely subtle. But we all know the devil is in the details with menswear....In this case, the alteration actually helped with the drape of the back because of my shape. It was just fortunate that the original alteration pattern held up.

Glad to hear that it all turned out well!

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Looks like we’ve found the grey tie with the Blue POW suit. Looks like one in the TF collection.
https://i.postimg.cc/9w96n6Z2/0-F56-EABD-1-FE0-4897-B947-DDFF7-EB08-D20.png

https://i.postimg.cc/WhGR6Ps6/0-F6-BCAA9-68-F2-48-FD-A828-034-EFE2-FBD0-E.png

- Adam

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Mr Flodop wrote:

Looks like we’ve found the grey tie with the Blue POW suit. Looks like one in the TF collection.
https://i.postimg.cc/9w96n6Z2/0-F56-EABD-1-FE0-4897-B947-DDFF7-EB08-D20.png

https://i.postimg.cc/WhGR6Ps6/0-F6-BCAA9-68-F2-48-FD-A828-034-EFE2-FBD0-E.png

I think this confirms that it isn't any of the ties in the Tom Ford collection. None of them have this pattern. But thank you for sharing the photo!

Last edited by Matt S (29th Mar 2020 23:00)

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Matt S wrote:
Mr Flodop wrote:

Looks like we’ve found the grey tie with the Blue POW suit. Looks like one in the TF collection.
https://i.postimg.cc/9w96n6Z2/0-F56-EABD-1-FE0-4897-B947-DDFF7-EB08-D20.png

https://i.postimg.cc/WhGR6Ps6/0-F6-BCAA9-68-F2-48-FD-A828-034-EFE2-FBD0-E.png

I think this confirms that it isn't any of the ties in the Tom Ford collection. None of them have this pattern. But thank you for sharing the photo!

https://i.postimg.cc/8JBF8zWk/124-C5-C3-E-6-A48-4098-AEC2-4-D5-E1-D34-ABC2.jpg

Are you sure?

- Adam

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Mr Flodop wrote:
Matt S wrote:
Mr Flodop wrote:

Looks like we’ve found the grey tie with the Blue POW suit. Looks like one in the TF collection.
https://i.postimg.cc/9w96n6Z2/0-F56-EABD-1-FE0-4897-B947-DDFF7-EB08-D20.png

https://i.postimg.cc/WhGR6Ps6/0-F6-BCAA9-68-F2-48-FD-A828-034-EFE2-FBD0-E.png

I think this confirms that it isn't any of the ties in the Tom Ford collection. None of them have this pattern. But thank you for sharing the photo!

https://i.postimg.cc/8JBF8zWk/124-C5-C3-E-6-A48-4098-AEC2-4-D5-E1-D34-ABC2.jpg

Are you sure?

I do not believe that is the same tie. That Tom Ford tie has a texture with a mottled colouring. Bond's tie has a micro check with tonal contrast.

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The tie should have a hint of blue. Based on the colour photos, the tie is shades of blue, not grey. Here is a mockup I made of what I see:

https://i.postimg.cc/nzrHgM7W/NTTD-tie-mockup.jpg

Last edited by Matt S (29th Mar 2020 23:59)

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Greetings all!

I received my Connolly Bond jacket 20 minutes ago, and I certainly got the wrong size. This jacket is not for tall people. Before I return it to Connolly, I will offer it to anyone on here who would like to purchase a size M.
Asking price is what Connolly asks. No more, no less. Thanks