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post #13456 of 53758
Small chance of rain today so decided to wear this thrifted peacoat I bought years ago.

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post #13457 of 53758
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

2 hours per square sounds like a lot, I know what my tie maker in Italy charges for hand rolled squares and it definitely doesn't reflect that amount of labour that's for sure.
I think for squares (and ties) it should be a happy medium. I agree that I personally could never be bothered expending the energy to get squares in op shops for nothing, because I just don't have the time.

Each to his own.

For me opshops are a long habit/hobby from back when I was an old hippie younger person. Think of it as rejecting consumerism, the throwaway society and constant dictates of media and fashion. It's recycling.

Before online they were the only places to get good Harris Tweed jackets at affordable prices or often at any price, plus English made shirts from Jermyn Street, or Brooks Brothers shirts in ocbd and silk ties.

I consider it a donation to charity . Mostly I can do a run through in an opshop in 5 mins. Perhaps 10 if I haven't been there before. If I feel the right material, the colour is right, the size looks about right then I grab it. If it doesn't fit I give it back or give it away. It's another donation to charity.

If something costs $2 or $3 I hand over $5 and don't wait for change. It's a charity remember.

Often you get better stuff in opshops.

Plus you meet a much better class of person in opshops than you do in up market fashion shops.

Try it sometime.

Edit:: for example last weekend I went for one of my usual bike rides, called into an opshop, picked up a never worn, thick Oxford cloth button down 100% cotton, made in Italy $5. What's not to like. (I am slightly embarrassed to admit its pink)

I was really looking to get a lime thick shake but couldn't find anywhere.
Edited by fxh - 5/18/12 at 3:50am
post #13458 of 53758
When you take Kent Wang made in USA squares starting 25 bucks and even Rhodes and Beckett made in england ones at 45 bucks those numbers coming from hober definitely don't add up.
post #13459 of 53758
Blah , I have no objection to people charging what they can get. I like commerce. But I also like competition. I like the market place.

Don't forget in the end a breast pocket hankie is just a bit of material you shove casually (I hope) in your top pocket. No ones life depends on it.
post #13460 of 53758
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Originally Posted by Durazing View Post

I need some input from the collective wisdom here. Did a search but my inept boolean skills failed. What I would like is a recommended place to get some good quality (possibly handstiched) working button holes done for a recently arrived Sports Jacket. I am just north of the bridge in McMahons Point, Sydney. So anywhere in the city would be ideal. Thanks.
On another note I just received my first order from Epaulet. A test run to gauge their sizing. Really pleased with the Rivet Chinos.

If you want them the that's fine.

But these days it doesn't mean much. Years ago it was a small indicator you cared or had a bespoke suit.

Now they are on every cheap fashion jacket you see.

Now, none of my suits have them.

The only jackets I have with working button holes are 3 slouchy casual jackets, all cheap but cheerful and good, a cord jacket, a moleskin one and another linen/cotton one.
post #13461 of 53758
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Originally Posted by xiaoli View Post

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Speaking of Etsy, I am wearing a vintage navy peacoat (possible US Navy??) I bought off Etsy today! biggrin.gif
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boots especially are great.
post #13462 of 53758
Happy Buddha"s Birthday gents.

(Seen on Collins St at lunch time)

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Fritzl, I keep telling you this is Australia NOT Austria!

Anyway, how are you?
post #13464 of 53758
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Aparently the take a long time to roll properly Hober was saying it takes 2 hrs a square or something insane. Also the silk should be ~ 10-20$ a square on top of this... Noticeably more if you have a large pattern to match.

2 hours per square sounds like a lot, I know what my tie maker in Italy charges for hand rolled squares and it definitely doesn't reflect that amount of labour that's for sure.

I think for squares (and ties) it should be a happy medium. I agree that I personally could never be bothered expending the energy to get squares in op shops for nothing, because I just don't have the time. But I think $75 is a bit rich, especially as I know how much they cost wholesale. In saying that, if Patrick can charge $75 and people pay it, more power to him.

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Your thoughts on pocket square edges are very interesting and I understand and respect them - sort of like the casual look that some Italians like?

Although, I don't share your viewpoint as perfection is a never ending goal for us in everything we do and i love the look and feel of perfect rolled edges.

The rustic look of pocket squares is very easy to do which is why almost all makers use it. They typically outsource production in the West and use poorly skilled factory workers in the East. Literally they can make pocket squares in 5 to 15 minutes with a large profit margin.

The pocket squares that we make take around 2 hours by a highly trained expert. Also we balance our squares as we make them constantly checking the construction and tearing the pocket square apart if not perfect.

Is the exact quote from the Sam Hober thread.
post #13465 of 53758
I just can't believe it takes two hours to make one handkerchief.
post #13466 of 53758
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Each to his own.
For me opshops are a long habit/hobby from back when I was an old hippie younger person. Think of it as rejecting consumerism, the throwaway society and constant dictates of media and fashion. It's recycling.
Before online they were the only places to get good Harris Tweed jackets at affordable prices or often at any price, plus English made shirts from Jermyn Street, or Brooks Brothers shirts in ocbd and silk ties.
I consider it a donation to charity . Mostly I can do a run through in an opshop in 5 mins. Perhaps 10 if I haven't been there before. If I feel the right material, the colour is right, the size looks about right then I grab it. If it doesn't fit I give it back or give it away. It's another donation to charity.
If something costs $2 or $3 I hand over $5 and don't wait for change. It's a charity remember.
Often you get better stuff in opshops.
Plus you meet a much better class of person in opshops than you do in up market fashion shops.
Try it sometime.
Edit:: for example last weekend I went for one of my usual bike rides, called into an opshop, picked up a never worn, thick Oxford cloth button down 100% cotton, made in Italy $5. What's not to like. (I am slightly embarrassed to admit its pink)
I was really looking to get a lime thick shake but couldn't find anywhere.

quoted for truth.

 

i've found many treasures in op shops. my best purchases have included 3 x Lanvin ties for $1 each, one of them in original with tags + plastic wrap condition, and it even had the old grace bros sticker on it.

 

today, i thrifted a pair of APC shoes in good-excellent condition for $15. i'm happy to pay for whatever the asking price is.

post #13467 of 53758
There are instructions for handrolling on the Hober website so give it a go. I've heard from various sources that it takes an hour per square.
post #13468 of 53758
Hey guys

Just had a chat with a sales rep at Hbone Chatswood today and heard that they now include the Osaka Block as an option in their MTM suiting.

Is this true?

Would be good...
post #13469 of 53758
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Originally Posted by laphroaig View Post

I just can't believe it takes two hours to make one handkerchief.

I had a go, it took me 4 hrs hahahaha

first go though
post #13470 of 53758
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Originally Posted by RemyMichel View Post

I had a go, it took me 4 hrs hahahaha
first go though

Good on you.

Nice to see someone having a crack.
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