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Old 24th October 2013, 02:11   #61
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I got two beautiful designs and my colleague got one. Average price is Rs. 1980/- each!
That's a pretty sweet deal on TM
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For comfy suede shoes which have rubber/ soft PVC soles, for daily wear, I would most definitely recommend any of the following; Hush Puppies, Rockport, Marks & Spencer. You will find 'comfortable' rubber/ PVC soled formal shoes too, here, which frankly, are much easier to walk on in all sorts of conditions, dry and wet and on daily use basis. Pricing is reasonable...ranging from Rs 3500-9000.
Hey Shankar, Do you have any experience using Loake shoes?
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Had ordered 6 pants on Amazon.com and my colleague carried it down from US this week.

Carhartt Men's Washed Duck Work Dungaree - 3 different colors
Riggs Workwear By Wrangler Men's Ripstop Carpenter Jean - 3 different colors

These are pants I have previously bought in 2012 and they are tough as hell, extremely comfortable and fits me perfectly. So I repeat ordered online.

Tried it today and everything fits perfectly, as I expected.

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Among Gas, CK and TH [Tommy] which comes out with the best & most comfortable Jeans and casual full sleeve shirts?
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Among Gas, CK and TH [Tommy] which comes out with the best & most comfortable Jeans and casual full sleeve shirts?
I find that GAS jeans are much better than CK or TH. Lighter, better designs and more comfy. They all offer great options when it comes to shirts.

PS: Zara makes some great jeans as well but they don't last as long in my experience.

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After trying my luck with the Park Avenues, Arrows and LPs, when it was time to add new shirts and trousers to my wardrobe, I decided to go the bespoke way this time.

Since I have been a Raymond user for long, naturally my first visit was to the Raymond showroom - since it was closer to my home, I dropped in at the Raymond's showroom in Forum Mall to check out the offerings. They have three different bespoke lines:

Made to Measure, where you can select the cloth by looking at the swatches and a master tailor will take your measurements. They will send this to factory and will get it done in the factory and will get it delivered to the showroom. The delivery time line is usually about 10 days to 2 weeks.

They have another line of pre-cut cloths where a limited customization can be done. This can be delivered very quickly (saw few posters saying 24 hr delivery or something similar).

The third option is to buy the cloth and get it stitched by the master tailors present in the store.

I decided to go the MTM way - they have a wide verity of fabrics and designs and though much customization is not possible in trousers (other than pleat\flat front etc), there are many ways to customize the shirts by choosing the type of cuff and collars. They also monogram your shirt in either contrast or matching color.

The executives were super helpful and were eager to answer any quires. Once you selected the cloth, the master tailor will do the measurements - you are made to wear a close fitting garment from their selection during this process and they take few photos to add to the measurements. They do not offer fitting sessions though.

I ended up buying a trouser and two shirts and have to say that they are the best fitting garments I have used. The cloth is super comfy and the cut and stitching is really top notch. My neck is really thick and it was a pain to wear a tie with my usual shirts and I used to wear loose fitting shirts so that I can wear a tie - but no more. MTM have solved that for me.

I have also ended up purchasing few accessories like socks, belt etc. from the MTM line up. Their socks are the most comfortable socks I have, plus they don't have the irritating seam inside the toe, which is a huge plus point in my opinion.

They also have awesome five fold and seven fold ties, which I am planning to add to my collection on a later date.

--Anoop

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I dropped in at the Raymond's showroom in Forum Mall to check out the offerings. They have three different bespoke lines
This is very interesting, and would be especially helpful for those who are big or tall.

How big a hole would it burn in one's pocket? Can you give some idea?
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This is very interesting, and would be especially helpful for those who are big or tall.

How big a hole would it burn in one's pocket? Can you give some idea?
The prices are very reasonable - I don't remember exactly, but the trousers starts at around 3.5-4 K all inclusive and shirts, at around 2 - 2.5 k. The socks are only 300 inr, and belt starts from 3k, if I am not mistaken.

Each purchase gets you loyalty points and the best part is that you can redeem them even during sales, unlike most of the brands which don't allow you to use points during sales on discounted products.

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Where can I find good quality solid plain T shirt/Polo? It should not even have any brand logo on the chest area. If that is difficult to get, some subtle logo in same/close color is ok.

Which brand/store in Bangalore should I target?

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You may try from Wills Lifestyle stores. Doesn't have that big logo/monogram. Good fabrics as well.
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Where can I find good quality solid plain T shirt/Polo? It should not even have any brand logo on the chest area. If that is difficult to get, some subtle logo in same/close color is ok.

Which brand/store in Bangalore should I target?

Tommy Hilfiger has such T-shirts with a small rectangular logo. All the big malls have either T-H store or the brands are available in lifestyle and shopper stops.
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Where can I find good quality solid plain T shirt/Polo? It should not even have any brand logo on the chest area. If that is difficult to get, some subtle logo in same/close color is ok.
Lee has a good range in plain Polos; guess any multi brand store (on/offline) should have them. If not, then Lee showrooms definitely will.

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Where can I find good quality solid plain T shirt/Polo?
decathlon polo t shirts - but the material is bit flimsy (not bad though).
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What would the difference be between the tailored fit and regular fit?
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Which brand/store in Bangalore should I target?
I saw some at the Van Huesen shop in Indiranagar. Minimal logo at the chest. Didn't like the fit (for me) though.
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