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Originally Posted by Highlands View Post

Probably Arthur Korderas in South Yarra, he does Zegna's tailoring.

He is good but slow, so give him plenty of time and then budget an extra week.  Good luck.

Thanks

Years ago there was a tailor at the top of Bourke st that was recommended and I used. I forget the name. Is it still around?
Edited by pasey25 - 5/15/16 at 6:23pm
post #1517 of 3543
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Originally Posted by crdb View Post
 

Not quite CBD but a 5 minute Uber away, had a lovely dinner recently at Ombretta in Glebe. They rotate through Italian regions every week (I think) and present a fresh menu accordingly, although it will be very different from the "international Italian style". Relaxed atmosphere with great service. Should easily be within budget.

 

If you have to stick around CBD, Redoak was not too bad the one time I went but gets crowded even on weeknights. 

 

If you're willing to adventure beyond Italian (well, it's sort of Italian in spirit) and beyond CBD, the Farmhouse in Kings Cross is a destination, and still well within budget. 

 

Berta on Alberta Street is really good, too.

 

Co-sign on Farmhouse. Tristan, who was one of the chefs when Farmhouse first opened, now helms the kitchen at Dead Ringer (paging @sliq) and their menu is delicious too.

post #1518 of 3543
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post
 

 

Berta on Alberta Street is really good, too.

 

Co-sign on Farmhouse. Tristan, who was one of the chefs when Farmhouse first opened, now helms the kitchen at Dead Ringer (paging @sliq) and their menu is delicious too.

Thanks for the Berta heads up. I'm often in the area for business but the nearest place I've saved there is NOMAD, and all experiments around George/Pitt St./Museum were inconclusive. I really needed somewhere more convenient...

 

Dead Ringer sounds interesting, although again not the most convenient location for those of us not car-blessed (Uber rates in Sydney are creeping up to taxi levels!), also saved it in case of Surry Hills occasions. Their URL is classic.

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I bought a Seiko SARB065 from Massdrop. Love the watch, but not a big fan of the default strap. Any ideas where I could pick up one like this instead?

Having the Seiko clasp function would be a bonus, but that's probably asking too much. Unless one can buy genuine Seiko straps of this kind.

post #1520 of 3543
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I bought a Seiko SARB065 from Massdrop. Love the watch, but not a big fan of the default strap. Any ideas where I could pick up one like this instead?

Having the Seiko clasp function would be a bonus, but that's probably asking too much. Unless one can buy genuine Seiko straps of this kind.
 

 

What's the clasp like? 

 

Most clasps/buckles can be swapped over pretty easily when you swap over the strap, so it shouldn't be a problem as long as you buy a strap with the same dimensions. 

 

Hirsch make decent and affordable straps. Quite a few jewellers/watch stores will stock some, or you can order them from overseas sites such as Watch Obsession:

 

http://www.hirschstraps.com/

 

Quite a few other decent strap companies out there, too, so measure up your existing strap and then have a look around on the internet. You can either buy a strap changing tool yourself or take it in to a jeweller and get them to change the strap over. 

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Thank you.
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Click frenzy starts at 7 pm tomorrow. HB and MJB are expected to have some good sales.
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Click frenzy starts at 7 pm tomorrow. HB and MJB are expected to have some good sales.

When do MJB not have a sale on?

They're like a slightly more upmarket Oxford in that regard.
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Yeah herringbone and RB sale 50% off and magically new just in stock is out of stock unless your size 54. Useless.
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A list of things that will wreck your #menswear shoes faster than the iGent-Advertised 15-20 year 'wear with care' estimates:

 

1. Riding your bike in them

2. Going for walks around farms

3. Not dedicating 1 hour or so to methodically looking after your precious babies every 2-3 weeks

 

Just looking at my RMW at work this morning - damn they need a clean. Ah whoops.

 

That being said, Herring brogues are, as far as I can tell, indestructible with a Danite sole. 


Edited by LonerMatt - 5/17/16 at 4:33am
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Thread Starter 

#wearwithoutcare brah

post #1527 of 3543
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Originally Posted by pasey25 View Post

Howdy gang. I'm heading back into an office environment after being out of it for a while.

I lost 17kgs so all my bespoke suits from Iris Tailor in Singapore no longer fit. If I had a week or two I would have probably flown back over there and had them alter them but I'm short of time.

Where in Melbourne would you trust to alter the two chest pieces of a fully canvassed jacket?

Losing 17kg is a big effort - well done. My bet is you've probably gone down two sizes, which is getting into the danger zone in respect to what an alterations tailor can do for you. Korderas is a good option, and maybe Carbone, but the first thing I would do is ask them their frank opinion of whether the extent of the alterations is too much, and be guided by what they say.
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@California Dreamerl forgot to say thanks for the recommendation of sneakerboy, had a look but sadly the velcros I'm after weren't in my size but didn't know there was such a concentrated amount of great sneakers in melb. Damn reebok actually has some super nice shit for those who like the 'classic sneaker look'.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Losing 17kg is a big effort - well done. My bet is you've probably gone down two sizes, which is getting into the danger zone in respect to what an alterations tailor can do for you. Korderas is a good option, and maybe Carbone, but the first thing I would do is ask them their frank opinion of whether the extent of the alterations is too much, and be guided by what they say.

 

Tend to agree with this - it would most likely require a lot of adjustment to jacket and trousers if you've lost 17kg (depending on how heavy you were originally, I suppose) and it might not be possible to get a good result. 

 

As CD says, get an opinion from a good tailor, but be prepared to be told that you might have to start afresh. 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

 

Tend to agree with this - it would most likely require a lot of adjustment to jacket and trousers if you've lost 17kg (depending on how heavy you were originally, I suppose) and it might not be possible to get a good result. 

 

As CD says, get an opinion from a good tailor, but be prepared to be told that you might have to start afresh. 

As a (lukewarm) counterpoint, I got several pairs of trousers adjusted - not just the belt, but the whole leg all the way to the ankle - by "Mr Q" of www.theprefecture.com about 2 sizes down after a similar weight loss (14kg). Results looked fine, but it was important to slim the shape. All the proportions change, still, you might just salvage some of the stuff.

 

I did give up the jackets.

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