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Very interested in how this turns out. I'm in Vienna but travel often to Hungary and have been looking for a tailor in Budapest for some time. I've had a couple of quite satisfactory bespoke suits made by the Slovak visiting tailor at Jungmann und Neffe in Vienna. The cost runs to about EUR 1400 for a jacket and 2 pairs of trousers, with a choice of fabric from J&N's excellent selection. Good value for full bespoke, but workmanship is markedly below that of the classic...
Lived there for over 10 years, it's a great city but Styleforum-approved stores are thin on the ground. You might try: Good cashmere can be found at Belinda Roberston in Dundas Street, Brora in Frederick Street and Hawick Cashmere in Grassmarket. Stay away from the High Street and Princes Street "Outlet" tourist traps. Ede and Ravenscroft in Frederick Street. Crombie in George St. have lovely coats (their Covert is is as good as Cordings IMO) and OK suits. Brooks...
Very elegant shoes. Is that the guy in Florianigasse?
Quote: Originally Posted by Concordia For evenings, though, we'll be trying to sneak into the State Opera or do a few special meals along with the café fare that's also likely to be good. Hotel Sacher and that sort of deal. For that, are dark suits/black shoes absolutely The Thing in Vienna, or would a dark blue jacket and darkest brown shoes suffice? In the city centre at least, Vienna is a suit town. When attending the State Opera wear a...
Quote: Originally Posted by fritzl some shoe guys told me mixed things about mr. fischer but nvm... I have a pair of RTW half-brogue oxfords from Fischer. They are supposedly "Made in Vienna" and I like the shape of the shoes, but the leather quality and craftmanship are average at best. They are quite a bit cheaper than other Vienna RTW vendors like Ludwig Reiter. and looking closely at their shoes it is easy to see why. I won't buy another...
Schneider und Maurer at Kärntner Strasse 5/7 did a great job for EUR 86,00. I am happy with the result and will use them again. This is the first time I have had a RTW suit adjusted and I was concerned that bringing in the waist so much would ruin the nice Neopolitan lines - however I shouldn't have worried, it looks great. Of course, one or two details of the fit are not quite perfect - but considering that altogether this cost me a third of the price of bespoke I am...
Thanks for the suggestion Fritzl. In the end I took the suit to Schneider Maurer on Kärntner Strasse 5/7. as they were recommended to me separately by Jungmann & Neffe and Knize. The tailor at Jungmann and Neffe is too busy to do alterations to anything that he did not make himself, which is fair enough. Amazingly, the staff at Knize recommended that I use Maurer over their own tailor, as Maurer is half the price for the same quailty of work. My first impressions...
Quote: Originally Posted by Chim12 Ordered a few pair of the Viccel socks from Turkey about a week ago, still haven't arrived. Has anyone had any experience with those yet, they certainly are priced right? I've just placed my second order with Viccel. I'm very happy with the product and the service. Delivery was just over one week to Europe. Quality is good - I understand that they have produced socks for well-known brands in the past,...
Carpincho leather is supposed to be more elastic and softer than peccary. I don't know which is considered "better", although both are expensive. I have a pair of Capybara/Carpincho leather gloves, bought a few years ago from Handschuhe Beschorner in Vienna, Austria. They are very comfortable, tough and have kept their shape well. The saleswoman told me that Carpincho leather has a one-way grain that allows it to stretch in only one direction. This allows the glove to...
+1 on lightweight white cotton undershirts - you will still sweat but it will not create unsightly stains on your dress shirts. Contrary to what you might expect, you will not feel much hotter wearing an undershirt. A close-fitting, v-necked undershirt with sleeves is best. A close fitting undershirt will not bunch up and can be worn even with slim-fit shirts. V-necked undershirts can be worn with a tieless dress shirt without showing at the neck. Avoid sleeveless...
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