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Are you aware that beyond HY's absent service levels that he doesn't permit international returns? Could be a very costly exersize if they don't fit, especially as much of the sizing is all over the place with revised cuts.

There was a NZ based tailor posting on the Australian members thread for a while, Brendan or Brendon I think was his name. Not sure where he is located or prices but certainly may be worth checking out too. I'll see if I can find his info.
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I've done international returns. But yes, I'd say just order one to start, because returns are risky.
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http://www.bespoke-tailor.co.nz/

This is the guy. Not sure but I think he is in Auckland or C/Church can't remember. He posted in the aussie members thread quite a bit late last year, very knowledgeable and nice bloke.
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My HYs have the blue thread on the loops. Don't bother me none.
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My international return with HY took 3-4 months to process.  Had to send a whole bunch of reminders but eventually got what i wanted.  Guess they're super busy.

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Just as an FYI, jfrater and all, the wool/cotton HY trousers have light blue tacking thread on all of the belt loops.  I remember when this series of trousers first came out how people claimed that it was not removable/was not easy to remove on the HY thread. 

Thanks for that - I just looked over the thread and it does seem to be problematic. I will definitely take that into consideration.
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http://www.bespoke-tailor.co.nz/

This is the guy. Not sure but I think he is in Auckland or C/Church can't remember. He posted in the aussie members thread quite a bit late last year, very knowledgeable and nice bloke.

Thanks - I have emailed him smile.gif
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My international return with HY took 3-4 months to process.  Had to send a whole bunch of reminders but eventually got what i wanted.  Guess they're super busy.
That's an understatement if it took 3 months! I bought a few pairs off him a couple of years ago before it all went downhill, have since sold them because I put on a bit of weight as we all do with 2 little kids. Anyway the quality was great, but I am 100% opposed to supporting companies with such shit, or non existent service. According to Fok he hasn't paid for his affiliate thread for a long time so the forum isn't even being supported by HY anymore either. I can really only encourage you guys to support the good guys that make good products and have good service levels whether they are AV's or not. On the pants front to me that would include both Epaulet and Luxire out of the AV's though.

Good service from an online store is piss easy these days in the world of tablets, smart phones etc. Get an email, reply to it. Someone wants a return, process it. All these small things can be done on smart phones with today's technology in a couple of minutes. I work full time outside the business and respond to emails on my lunch break all the time. It's just not that hard especially when you don't have to deal with customers face to face like traditional B&M.
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At the time it was vexing, to say the least.  Might've been 2-3 yrs ago.

 

edit:  Pity, as I love the HY flannels I ended up with.

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People who do not let the grass grow under their feet: jfrat

I like your style, mate.
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That's an understatement if it took 3 months! I bought a few pairs off him a couple of years ago before it all went downhill, have since sold them because I put on a bit of weight as we all do with 2 little kids. Anyway the quality was great, but I am 100% opposed to supporting companies with such shit, or non existent service. According to Fok he hasn't paid for his affiliate thread for a long time so the forum isn't even being supported by HY anymore either. I can really only encourage you guys to support the good guys that make good products and have good service levels whether they are AV's or not. On the pants front to me that would include both Epaulet and Luxire out of the AV's though.

Good service from an online store is piss easy these days in the world of tablets, smart phones etc. Get an email, reply to it. Someone wants a return, process it. All these small things can be done on smart phones with today's technology in a couple of minutes. I work full time outside the business and respond to emails on my lunch break all the time. It's just not that hard especially when you don't have to deal with customers face to face like traditional B&M.

 

Absolutely, no excuses in the digital age for poor customer service. I can't understand that people would still consider buying anything when service is so severely lacking. No matter how good the product, there's always an alternative to be found.

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People who do not let the grass grow under their feet: jfrat

I like your style, mate.

Haha thanks smile.gif
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At the time it was vexing, to say the least.  Might've been 2-3 yrs ago.

edit:  Pity, as I love the HY flannels I ended up with.

You could send that pair off to Luxire to be duplicated in any fabric you like. Then you'd be set!
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

At the time it was vexing, to say the least.  Might've been 2-3 yrs ago.

edit:  Pity, as I love the HY flannels I ended up with.

You could send that pair off to Luxire to be duplicated in any fabric you like. Then you'd be set!

 

I like the way u think.  

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When I first started here, there was a vocal minority that claimed that the "best time for SF" was around 2007-2011. That's not quite so common a thought any more, but it's certainly there.

Those Cutter & Tailor threads are pretty great.

As for what you're wearing today (blue check jacket, burg tie, tan trousers, right?), I mostly like it.

I'm not crazy about the square -- I see more blue than yellow, and it's an awfully vivid blue relative to how muted everything else is. The blue-on-blue you have going with coat and shirt is really lovely, but then adding that really vivid shade isn't great. I think a hank with a mostly yellow-ish cream ground and some burgundy in its pattern could be great. As Stitches points out, tying the hank into the shirt or tie is a good idea, and this doesn't have any relationship to the tie.

Also it's so vivid that it falls into the big problem with blue in menswear. A very light blue (like that shirt) can be a neutral, and a very dark blue (the overcheck in the jacket) are neutrals, and a relatively desaturated blue (like the lighter blue in the jacket) is close to one. But a vivid blue is not at all a neutral, and when you combine it with two neutral blues, it makes it seem like too much overall blue. Not that anything in this paragraph is law, it's just my half-formed opinion.

Thanks for your comments! I should add first though that it's a charcoal gunclub (gasp a gray SC? I can see it has a bluish hue though idk anymore). Does that change your thoughts on the PS any? I quite liked the fit I thought I'd done good this time, simple but relatively tasteful, but I didn't get many thumbs it seems. frown.gif

Included picture here for good measure:




Edited by Isolation - 1/8/15 at 12:12am
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