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post #10996 of 52585
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Originally Posted by Doug11 View Post

I just don't understand Shirts.
I have been buying Cotton/Polyester businss shirts (Van Heusen and Ganton when on special) for the last 10 years and have probably gone through about 30 of them with no problem.
Based on advice from around here, I then went and purchased some two ply pure Cotton business shirts. 5 from Hiditch and Key and then 5 from Modern Tailor.
And I just don't get it. The two ply cotton is a bit scratchy compared to the polyester blend and I sweat a lot more in the pure cotton.
This is totally opposite to what I read on these forums ????
Is it an Australian climate issue ?
Totally confused.
Doug

This is the total opposite to what i have experienced, mind you the last time I wore a polyester cotton blend shirt was back in the 70's. I have had no problems with H&K shirts at all, I like the fabric and don't find it scratchy at all.

Where exactly are you Doug? I know that summer in Sydney is a total bitch but are you wearing a singlet with your shirts or is it the trousers your wearing are too heavy for summer?

Or is it morning commute on over crowed badly air conditioned public transport? I think you need to provide more details.
post #10997 of 52585
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

DAVID JONES - Trading halt remains today pending announcement tomorrow of a potential 20% fall in first half profits.  

Noticed yesterday that Zegna in the Brisbane store gone...was like death from a thousand cuts to way they ran that concept space, no strategy, no resource and mediocre stock.  Replaced by a larger Hugo Boss footprint - now the snake skin gondola wearers will have somewhere to get their kit.  Im guessing Pink will be next, followed by what little stock DJs has of Hackett.

A store that lost it years ago. Have a look at the Sydney store shoe collection and prices.
post #10998 of 52585
God I can't wait for these shitty businesses (DJs et al) to FAIL FAIL FAIL
post #10999 of 52585
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

For those interested in the suede conversation recently - http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/19394283180/forwardfitting-a-week-in-suede-in-review-day#notes
He has just started a new Week of Suede - http://forwardfitting.tumblr.com/
And for those who were discussing cordovan polishing - http://putthison.com/post/19584313567/boning-up-on-shells-my-go-to-shoes-for-rainy-days
Also I have a friend in Brisbane who was buying Pink shirts, which he used to get cheaper back in Scotland. I put him onto P Johnson Tailors and their Brisbane visits.


I like his Drake's shawl collared cardigan! I wonder how a similar concept could be incorporated into a business setting? With the new additions, I should have exactly enough to pull it off.

 

Speaking of shell, the spoon sounds like a great idea which I will be trying this evening. Based on the previous discussions in this thread, I can't think of why it wouldn't work. I also just ordered some of this stuff for my shell shoes.

 

I just dropped by American Tailors and if you're a size 8, they have C&J Saville's in brown and black (one pair each) for AUD395. These are the handgrade single monks - a relative bargain!

 

Also at AUD395 are the Exmoor (dark brown rough out suede wingtip blucher) and Douglas  (dark brown suede loafers) in a 9.5 and the Marston in brown calf which I think are well priced by Australian standards but the same as you'd buy them if you ordered from the UK, deduct VAT and add in the shipping. If they're what you're after and in your size, you may as well get them since you can try them on the spot.
 

 

post #11000 of 52585
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post


Noticed yesterday that Zegna in the Brisbane store gone...was like death from a thousand cuts to way they ran that concept space, no strategy, no resource and mediocre stock.  

The Zegna folks in Melbourne told me that they're opening concessions rather than having them run by DJs as they did before. Sydney and Melbourne have swapped over immediately. Brisbane/Adelaide/Perth to come later.
post #11001 of 52585
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

God I can't wait for these shitty businesses (DJs et al) to FAIL FAIL FAIL

Careful what you wish for Tobias. IMO it would be a sad day if DJs, or Myer for that matter, closed their doors. As a Melbournian, I still rue the fact that Daimaru closed its doors (several years ago now). As consumers we need more choice, more stores, not fewer.

As I see it (and I profess no expetise in marketing or 'brand positioning'), the problem with DJs is that its business model is fundamentally confused - is it a high end department store, where customer service is paramount, and the customer is prepared to pay a (not unreasonable) premium to shop in a bricks and mortar store, or is it a store where price is the sole determining factor ? At the moment, DJs is trying to have it both ways, and failing miserably as a result. While most SAs are polite, they are often nowhere to be found when needed, and their product knowledge is often no better than rudimentary - perhaps not surpising given they are often uni students marking time before launching their careers. The selection of merchandise is OK but could certainly be vastly better, as we all know. Their prices, except when discounted (which is admittedly often, with all the silly sales they run), are stretching things. I would like to see their prices come down across the board, with fewer sales.

In summary, I would like to see a revitalised DJs, not a defunct one.
post #11002 of 52585

I bought my first suit at DJ's, a nice navy herringbone suit. It's a rather good way for smaller stores to sell to a larger audience even if the stock is rather small and the staff not very helpful.

They can't really survive at the size they are at the moment specifically in sydney imo.

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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post


Careful what you wish for Tobias. IMO it would be a sad day if DJs, or Myer for that matter, closed their doors. As a Melbournian, I still rue the fact that Daimaru closed its doors (several years ago now). As consumers we need more choice, more stores, not fewer.
As I see it (and I profess no expetise in marketing or 'brand positioning'), the problem with DJs is that its business model is fundamentally confused - is it a high end department store, where customer service is paramount, and the customer is prepared to pay a (not unreasonable) premium to shop in a bricks and mortar store, or is it a store where price is the sole determining factor ? At the moment, DJs is trying to have it both ways, and failing miserably as a result. While most SAs are polite, they are often nowhere to be found when needed, and their product knowledge is often no better than rudimentary - perhaps not surpising given they are often uni students marking time before launching their careers. The selection of merchandise is OK but could certainly be vastly better, as we all know. Their prices, except when discounted (which is admittedly often, with all the silly sales they run), are stretching things. I would like to see their prices come down across the board, with fewer sales.
In summary, I would like to see a revitalised DJs, not a defunct one.


 

post #11003 of 52585
^^ Good points bhall, I was being a little (ok a lot) glib.

I would be happy with a 'revitalized' DJs too, along the lines you describe. However, I think what often gets missed in these sorts of debates is that when businesses fail, their assets don't simply vanish into thin air. Rather, they are (or are ideally) redeployed into more productive enterprises. At the moment DJs is tying up a colossal pool of resources (staff, stock, retail space, money). If it failed, those resources could be redeployed into businesses that actually offer people (like us) stuff we want to buy at competitive prices.

A revitalized DJs would be nice, but I doubt it's going to happen. If it's going to fail, let it fail quickly.
post #11004 of 52585
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

^^ Good points bhall, I was being a little (ok a lot) glib.
I would be happy with a 'revitalized' DJs too, along the lines you describe. However, I think what often gets missed in these sorts of debates is that when businesses fail, their assets don't simply vanish into thin air. Rather, they are (or are ideally) redeployed into more productive enterprises. At the moment DJs is tying up a colossal pool of resources (staff, stock, retail space, money). If it failed, those resources could be redeployed into businesses that actually offer people (like us) stuff we want to buy at competitive prices.
A revitalized DJs would be nice, but I doubt it's going to happen. If it's going to fail, let it fail quickly.

Yeah I realised you were being a bit glib. smile.gif

I guess I am probably a bit nostalgic about DJs and may be letting my heart rule my head to some extent. The points you make are good ones.
post #11005 of 52585
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

Careful what you wish for Tobias. IMO it would be a sad day if DJs, or Myer for that matter, closed their doors. As a Melbournian, I still rue the fact that Daimaru closed its doors (several years ago now). As consumers we need more choice, more stores, not fewer.
As I see it (and I profess no expetise in marketing or 'brand positioning'), the problem with DJs is that its business model is fundamentally confused - is it a high end department store, where customer service is paramount, and the customer is prepared to pay a (not unreasonable) premium to shop in a bricks and mortar store, or is it a store where price is the sole determining factor ? At the moment, DJs is trying to have it both ways, and failing miserably as a result. While most SAs are polite, they are often nowhere to be found when needed, and their product knowledge is often no better than rudimentary - perhaps not surpising given they are often uni students marking time before launching their careers. The selection of merchandise is OK but could certainly be vastly better, as we all know. Their prices, except when discounted (which is admittedly often, with all the silly sales they run), are stretching things. I would like to see their prices come down across the board, with fewer sales.
In summary, I would like to see a revitalised DJs, not a defunct one.

I agree.
post #11006 of 52585
Cross-post from WAYWRN:

White spots on brown, and brown on sharkskin...

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post #11007 of 52585
COP, looking good!

I love that particular hue of blue. Details?

It is probably the photos, and I'm being hyper critical, but is the button stance slightly high on your jacket? The skirt of your jacket correspondingly looks quite flared. As I say, it could be the camera playing tricks.

Wild socks - they clash with your tie a little, but I bet you don't care!
post #11008 of 52585
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

COP, looking good!
I love that particular hue of blue. Details?
It is probably the photos, and I'm being hyper critical, but is the button stance slightly high on your jacket? The skirt of your jacket correspondingly looks quite flared. As I say, it could be the camera playing tricks.

 

Looking good there! The criticisms on the jacket could be because of the camera angle and the corresponding perspective.

 

Could you provide some details on the suit?

post #11009 of 52585
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

COP, looking good!
I love that particular hue of blue. Details?
It is probably the photos, and I'm being hyper critical, but is the button stance slightly high on your jacket? The skirt of your jacket correspondingly looks quite flared. As I say, it could be the camera playing tricks.
Wild socks - they clash with your tie a little, but I bet you don't care!

Thanks, man!

1) The suit fabric is a mid-blue sharkskin from the Loro Piana All Seasons book; the suit is, of course, a P Johnson.

2) Yes; it's the camera; I had my iPhone propped at a slight upward tilt against the wall, with the timer app set up.

3) Yes again about the wild socks! (I think I hear Vox muttering something incomprehensible) biggrin.gif
post #11010 of 52585
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post


Looking good there! The criticisms on the jacket could be because of the camera angle and the corresponding perspective.

Could you provide some details on the suit?

Thanks!

(See above post for details...)
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