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aus needs more shops!
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Originally Posted by y0ud View Post

aus needs more shops!

I really think this thread overexagerates how bad aus is... I have no problems...
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Apropos, being in need of a tailor. I would recommend Irene at Absolutely Altered on the second floor of the GPO. She is about as good as Melbourne gets.

Avoid like the plague the alteration service in Church Street, Richmond used by PJ Johnstone - I can't remember the name, but if you sift through this thread it was discussed a few months back - recommended by a number of people on this thread.

I had them hem three pairs of pants a few months ago when I couldn't be bothered fighting it out in the city. Not only was the job of poor quality, the woman made a big fuss about me trying to get the break exactly right, then hemmed them too short, and despite assuring me she would leave additional fabric inside the leg in case that happened (I already had my doubts and wanted some insurance) failed to do so. If they can't even hem a pair of pants I would not let them near a suit jacket.
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In todays Australian.  Would be interested in the learned view of those of you who visit the store next week. The models breast certainly was not as visible in the printed version, she certainly is exquisite !!! I have posted only a cut down version of Francesca's piece here.  

Hit and Smith

120502 fashion paul smith

Paul Smith with models after his show at London Fashion Week in February. Picture: AFP Source: AFP

YOU get the measure of a boss when you walk around his office and see how staff interact with him. Bounding down the picture-lined stairwell of his red brick Victorian headquarters in London, Paul Smith cheerily greets each member of his team. There is a quick conversation, then the lanky Smith bounds down another few steps and repeats the procedure with the next person.

Apart from being too energetic and impatient to wait for a lift, Smith shows no ego. He may be a knight of the realm and figurehead of Britain's top-grossing designer business, but he clearly runs a friendly, industrious enterprise full of committed people.

Smith has a delightful ability to put people at ease and this has served him well. It is the philosophy he cleverly put into the retail environment, beginning with his first shop in Nottingham, which opened in 1970 selling striped men's shirts, and continues with his 123rd store, opening on Collins Street in Melbourne on Monday.

His first enterprise was a little space reached down a corridor, off a cobbled lane. "It was a bit confrontational as you walked in and I didn't want people to feel intimidated, so I would show them posters or little gadgets I had just picked up in the market," Smith says.

The aesthetic icebreaker in Melbourne is a hallway painted with naive murals of the British countryside, not exactly John Constable's The Hay Wain, but charming scenes that immediately help the shopper relax.

The Victorian red brick building is one of the few old structures on Collins Street, "and it is very much what I like", says Smith, who already sells his clothes in Australia through David Jones and Robby Ingham. The interior is a series of rooms displaying fashion (there are three collections for women and four for men), accessories, lots of little gadgets and toys and small elements of humour, laid out with a curator's eye.

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Hi Guys,

Re Aus members tie, a few updates. We are currently sitting at around 15-17 which is awesome, thanks so much to everyone for getting behind this.

A few notes on the MTO aspect. Yes we can do wider and shorter, so I will offer it at 9cm as well as 8 and 150cm length and a shorter 146cm. I'll contact everyone by PM to get their preferences in the next day and confirm those who are still interested.

The wombat is ahead by one vote at the moment but I haven't heard from Selvaggio, Prof B Bear, Journeyman and Plestor, so if you guys have a preference let me know either by PM or on the thread.

Price is confirmed at $99.95 AUD plus $5 shipping. I'll only need a $30 deposit off everyone for now which is not refundable after the order is placed, i'll also ask for everyones paypal emails in the PM's.

Thanks again.
Jason
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Jason, I want in on the tie too. Is that cool?
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Rocking a three-piece today, only upside of today’s Melbourne weather...
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Jason, I want in on the tie too. Is that cool?

Absolutely mate, the more the merrier. Let us know what design is your preference (by PM if you prefer).

Ta
Jason
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Windowpane1967: So its opening this coming Monday? And I love zi tender breast!
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Hi Guys,
Re Aus members tie, a few updates. We are currently sitting at around 15-17 which is awesome, thanks so much to everyone for getting behind this.
A few notes on the MTO aspect. Yes we can do wider and shorter, so I will offer it at 9cm as well as 8 and 150cm length and a shorter 146cm. I'll contact everyone by PM to get their preferences in the next day and confirm those who are still interested.
The wombat is ahead by one vote at the moment but I haven't heard from Selvaggio, Prof B Bear, Journeyman and Plestor, so if you guys have a preference let me know either by PM or on the thread.
Price is confirmed at $99.95 AUD plus $5 shipping. I'll only need a $30 deposit off everyone for now which is not refundable after the order is placed, i'll also ask for everyones paypal emails in the PM's.
Thanks again.
Jason

Come on Selvaggio, Prof B Bear, Journeyman, Plestor and thebrownman I am canvassing you to vote wattle (or at least half canvassing, certainly not fusing).

Jason - appreciate the work you have done here.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Hi Guys,
Re Aus members tie, a few updates. We are currently sitting at around 15-17 which is awesome, thanks so much to everyone for getting behind this.
A few notes on the MTO aspect. Yes we can do wider and shorter, so I will offer it at 9cm as well as 8 and 150cm length and a shorter 146cm. I'll contact everyone by PM to get their preferences in the next day and confirm those who are still interested.
The wombat is ahead by one vote at the moment but I haven't heard from Selvaggio, Prof B Bear, Journeyman and Plestor, so if you guys have a preference let me know either by PM or on the thread.
Price is confirmed at $99.95 AUD plus $5 shipping. I'll only need a $30 deposit off everyone for now which is not refundable after the order is placed, i'll also ask for everyones paypal emails in the PM's.
Thanks again.
Jason

Sounding great Jason (I always want to call you Charlie). It's a 7-fold, right?
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Hi Guys,
Re Aus members tie, a few updates. We are currently sitting at around 15-17 which is awesome, thanks so much to everyone for getting behind this.
A few notes on the MTO aspect. Yes we can do wider and shorter, so I will offer it at 9cm as well as 8 and 150cm length and a shorter 146cm. I'll contact everyone by PM to get their preferences in the next day and confirm those who are still interested.
The wombat is ahead by one vote at the moment but I haven't heard from Selvaggio, Prof B Bear, Journeyman and Plestor, so if you guys have a preference let me know either by PM or on the thread.
Price is confirmed at $99.95 AUD plus $5 shipping. I'll only need a $30 deposit off everyone for now which is not refundable after the order is placed, i'll also ask for everyones paypal emails in the PM's.
Thanks again.
Jason

15-17? Honestly I didn't even know there are actually that many active Australian members here... Thought it's more close to like 8 people.
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Come on Selvaggio, Prof B Bear, Journeyman, Plestor and thebrownman I am canvassing you to vote wattle (or at least half canvassing, certainly not fusing).
Jason - appreciate the work you have done here.

Haha, I've voted mate. I think my choice may disappoint you - I went for the wombat.

A wombat, carrying a walking stick, wearing a top hat icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Come on Selvaggio, Prof B Bear, Journeyman, Plestor and thebrownman I am canvassing you to vote wattle (or at least half canvassing, certainly not fusing).
Jason - appreciate the work you have done here.
No worries at all, it's been a great project to work on.
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

Sounding great Jason (I always want to call you Charlie). It's a 7-fold, right?

Yep 7 fold, un-lined, completely handmade and self tipped. Someone also asked about the silk weight, and it is 74 mommes. Mommes is how most silk is measured rather than Oz. Regardless, I have a swatch sample at home in the same twill but maroon, and it's nice and thick and will provide a great knot which is always my main focus when choosing fabrics.
Edited by Henry Carter - 5/1/12 at 6:30pm
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Haha, I've voted mate. I think my choice may disappoint you - I went for the wombat.
A wombat, carrying a walking stick, wearing a top hat icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

As the Australians say "No worries, mate", I will go with the majority. Wombat will be good, just prefer the wattle.
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