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Folks - can anyone recommend a straight talking independent financial advisor in Melbourne?

Much appreciated.
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Folks - can anyone recommend a straight talking independent financial advisor in Melbourne?

Much appreciated.


FX.H Partners and Co.

 

 

Have been getting a lot of clothes and shoes out of the wardrobe to sell. As I was pulling a few pairs out that I need to polish and sell, I found my pair of Red Wing Postmans that were a touch too small for me. My old man was mentioning that he needed to go and get a new pair from Rivers or Aquilla, and I got him to try these on. They fit quite well, so I'm pleased to see them go to a good home and to see him finally in some better made shoes.

 

Cleaned them up and gave them a small shine, quite pleased with how they turned out.

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Folks - can anyone recommend a straight talking independent financial advisor in Melbourne?

Much appreciated.

Just post all problems here for advice from Internet strangers. Apart from suit scientists this thread is renowned for its foreign exchange experts, life coaches and stock market pros that give Warren Buffet nightmares.
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Just post all problems here for advice from Internet strangers. Apart from suit scientists this thread is renowned for its foreign exchange experts, life coaches and stock market pros that give Warren Buffet nightmares.

 

Not to forget wine mavens, coffee snobs and legal eagles! 

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Just post all problems here for advice from Internet strangers. Apart from suit scientists this thread is renowned for its foreign exchange experts, life coaches and stock market pros that give Warren Buffet nightmares.

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Not to forget wine mavens, coffee snobs and legal eagles! 

And flanges.

We know flanges.
post #231 of 3532
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Folks - can anyone recommend a straight talking independent financial advisor in Melbourne?

Much appreciated.


Christopher Bates - 0412 226 009. Or chris@canopyprivate.com.au

 

MPA Magazines Young Gun of the Year - Finalist

AFA Adviser of the Year Nominee 2013

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherbates?authType=name&authToken=1A_C&trk=prof-connections-name

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I posted on briefcases recently. The Filson is a solid choice. If you are thinking of getting something all leather, and you plan to use it for a long time, then get something lined in suede instead of fabric/textile, because once the fabric tears, it is difficult to repair.

 

 

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Owning a Filson is almost a rite of passage for SF members.

 

Indeed it is - not sure how I overlooked that!

 

Thanks for the feedback guys - I am a fan of the Filson 'look', so think I'll follow my instincts in that direction.

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Have walked in there a couple of times and had a chat to Michael. Nice little store, often forget it's there though or nothing strikes my fancy on the day but it's great to have some local options for that sort of thing. Good to hear about your experience, hadn't considered them for shirts actually.

Apparently they have their warehouse in NZL and if you want something done to their OTR suits it is done there before shipping to the store if what is on the local rack needs some adjustments.

 

Yes, Michael was saying most stuff is sourced from NZ. One of the shirts I ended up with was a brand called Wayward Heir - nothing fancy, just a good solid cotton shirt which manages to work extremely well with my body type.

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Not to forget wine mavens, coffee snobs and legal eagles! 

You forgot the three wise MTM Tailors and the Doctors of Sartorialisn.
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Yes, Michael was saying most stuff is sourced from NZ. One of the shirts I ended up with was a brand called Wayward Heir - nothing fancy, just a good solid cotton shirt which manages to work extremely well with my body type.

 

Any tailored clothing that comes out of NZ is most likely by the Rembrandt group. 

 

As you say, nothing fancy, but reliable clothing at a reasonable price. One of my first proper work suits was by Rembrandt, in a charcoal birdseye weave. The jacket was rather boxy, but it served me well for a few years. 

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Any tailored clothing that comes out of NZ is most likely by the Rembrandt group. 

 

As you say, nothing fancy, but reliable clothing at a reasonable price. One of my first proper work suits was by Rembrandt, in a charcoal birdseye weave. The jacket was rather boxy, but it served me well for a few years. 

 

That is indeed the group - I did look it up a few days ago, but it slipped my mind when typing out the post above. I haven't looked at in detail or tried any suits on, so can't really comment on them. But I'm happy with the shirt brand (I think they have a few) I got there.

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When it comes to shoe trees, do you guys have a preference of say, a single-tube tree over a double-tube tree (or vice versa)?

The following assumptions can be made for this exercise:
  • both versions are made of cedar
  • both versions have a negligible difference in cost
  • the negligible difference is negligible to you


NM

I use mostly double tube but owner of coombs told me spring loaded (single and double) is not as good as screw because it can over-stretch the leather if the shoe tree isn't lasted.
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Christopher Bates - 0412 226 009. Or chris@canopyprivate.com.au

MPA Magazines Young Gun of the Year - Finalist
AFA Adviser of the Year Nominee 2013

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherbates?authType=name&authToken=1A_C&trk=prof-connections-name

Hmmm... Are you him??

Either way, cheers.
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Not a client but id give a +1 for Chris. Well known in the industry and q pretty client centric adviser.
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Hmmm... Are you him??

Either way, cheers.

I assure you that's not me. I met Chris recently and he's a great bloke. Very impressive experience.
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