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It is bespoke. He drafts patterns and makes custom collars, and keeps them on file. As I said, you can probably request a fitting.   If only a tailor that offered his quality of service and value existed in Sydney.
I don't think Nahkle does a fitting shirt, unless requested. At least not for me. He also buys rolls and rolls of Alumo poplins, oxfords, twills, voiles, etc, so he is able to offer them at extremely reasonable prices.   If you want to drive on a Saturday, be aware, he is usually fully booked all day. Better to go on a late afternoon.
 Why? It doesn't really take that long from the city via train and Charles is on a street with nice cafes.
Both haha. Black is more elegant, but I think navy is more versatile. It could be a bit like the panama hat though where the black band goes with everything.
Black or navy canopy for a first solid umbrella (whangee or tiger wood)?
 Email sent and you're welcome :).
 I didn't want to mention names, but yes, the leather is more supple than the C&J HG. I can't comment directly on the others, but I know Luxire do use top end hides (like Crispin Bracken) and soling materials. The leather toe puffs and heals make the Luxire more comfortable and far faster to break in. They also use a slightly thicker sole that seems to last longer (although this is probably down to better fit). I'd still give the edge to the English RTW for things like...
The main item I'm looking to have made in the early 2016 is a Sea Island cotton shirt or similar.   My Luxire 2015 product of the year has been the bespoke shoes. I'm looking forward to having the final version done shortly (I had two trials - final delayed by my long road testing), and I've already ordered a second pair during the previous sales. The raw materials and construction of the shoes is first class (> English handgrade levels), and the lasting and finishing...
Does anybody know when Kent will be back to answer emails?
The above shirt options are quite close in price to Charles Nakhle. The attraction to Luxire for me is the quality of the make and their flexibility not so much the price as they are in line with Nakhle for similar quality fabrics.
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