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post #16261 of 57248
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, brand new pair of shoes are a little snug on my right pinky toe, causing some discomfort. Any suggestions from those who have similar issues?

Get some conditioner - Collinol etc and put a fair bit on the exact spot and work it in, even some on inside - then wear shoes.

You can get them stretched at the cobblers.

Tape a bump on the exact spot on a pair of shoe trees and force it a bit after conditioner. You can just wet them on the spot - no real harm done.
post #16262 of 57248
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

fxh - for your reference, I got married a month ago back in my hometown of Edinburgh, to an Australian girl. I wore kilt, sporran,ghillie brogues, kilt socks (so thick, they would break the hearts of your sockless followers) with Sgian Dubh (small knife worn in socks), black Prince Charles jacket, white semi spread collar shirt and black bow tie.
This is a pretty traditional Scottish formal getup and similar to what I wear to all wedding I go to. I got the kilt, jacket, sporran, ghillie brogues etc for my 21st. The Sgian Dubh was a present from my grandfather when I was 13, pasted down the generations. I got a shirt made at P Johnson specially and a bow tie made with a tartan strap (hidden) by the Cordial Churchman for the wedding. In terms of jewellery etc, an old watch of my grandfather's, knot cufflinks (in silver and gold metal - tying the knot you see) and then little boutonniere made of white spray roses and a thistle.
The groomsmen all wore something very similar, as did many of the male guests. Most of the Australian men worn a kilt too and looked good for it. My experience is that Scottish wedding are more formal than Australian ones (interestingly Scottish wedding invitations do not usually have dress codes, whereas Australian ones do. We had one of ours).
Anyway, it was a wonderful day.
Just in case you wanted to extend your knowledge to wedding season in Scotland too.

Thats pretty much my observation of weddings I've seen in Aberdeen. A much higher degree of formality there than here for weddings. My nephew, from Aberdeen, has worn same getup here at weddings.
post #16263 of 57248
Romp

Was it a daytime wedding or night?

What did other guests wear?
post #16264 of 57248
Good afternoon gents ! I am thinking of going to Henry Bucks to check out their sales. I have never been there. Stores like HB, Harrolds I always tend to avoid. I feel SA’s on big independent stores like these are quite intimidating(Personal opinion). Any advise before I visit HB or should I just stay away from this store ? Also do they sell the EGs @ $800 on their Sydney stores ?
Thanks.
post #16265 of 57248
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Thats pretty much my observation of weddings I've seen in Aberdeen. A much higher degree of formality there than here for weddings. My nephew, from Aberdeen, has worn same getup here at weddings.

Yes, thought you had a Scottish connection. I am at a lucky stage in life where plenty friends and family are getting married so will let you know if I see anything of interest in terms of dress.
post #16266 of 57248
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, brand new pair of shoes are a little snug on my right pinky toe, causing some discomfort. Any suggestions from those who have similar issues?


My neighbour has one of these. You often see them around markets
post #16267 of 57248
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Yes, thought you had a Scottish connection. I am at a lucky stage in life where plenty friends and family are getting married so will let you know if I see anything of interest in terms of dress.

A wee connection.

From what I can see its not uncommon there own the full rig for more formal gigs like weddings, dinners etc. I'd say much more common than owning a dinner suit here.
post #16268 of 57248
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Good afternoon gents ! I am thinking of going to Henry Bucks to check out their sales. I have never been there. Stores like HB, Harrolds I always tend to avoid. I feel SA’s on big independent stores like these are quite intimidating(Personal opinion). Any advise before I visit HB or should I just stay away from this store ? Also do they sell the EGs @ $800 on their Sydney stores ?
Thanks.

HBs is fine, in Melbourne at least. Have never found the sales people pushy or rude.

Always worth checking their sales out.
post #16269 of 57248
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

 


What is the price for a shirt?

 

I'd be curious if the price was reasonable, then again I have no idea what reasonable is.

Ascot Chang pricing is top shelf.  I was looking through their latest fabrics booklet and prices started at US$260 and went up to US$360.

 

William Yu is one of the few remaining tailors offering full canvassing.  Less material to choose from at the trunk show.  I am told they do CMT but have not confirmed with them on pricing.

post #16270 of 57248
HBucks in Melbourne on Collins is fine and friendly. With a few exceptions the sales people aren't that well dressed - especially in the shoe dept. That is the feet.

Mind you HB at sales time goes from very expensive to just expensive.

Harrolds upstairs is ok as long as you are ready for them. They will leave you alone a bit if you just want to look. They do have the young girl in short skirts sales approach a bit. Its not clear they know much about dressing as opposed to selling very expensive clothes. Many of the clothes and shoes are very nice. With luck you get a free coffee.

Downstairs is a different story - I'm guessing thats blahman territory.
post #16271 of 57248
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Get some conditioner - Collinol etc and put a fair bit on the exact spot and work it in, even some on inside - then wear shoes.
You can get them stretched at the cobblers.
Tape a bump on the exact spot on a pair of shoe trees and force it a bit after conditioner. You can just wet them on the spot - no real harm done.

+1 .. Apply in and out
post #16272 of 57248
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

A wee connection.
From what I can see its not uncommon there own the full rig for more formal gigs like weddings, dinners etc. I'd say much more common than owning a dinner suit here.

Absolutely. Common 21st gift (my brother's 21st was actually 3 days after my wedding and he organised his early especially). I am 28 now and am wearing it more and more each year (esp. with more weddings to attend), which is a little surprising considering I have moved to live here in Australia.

Kilt and full regalia worn by most for weddings, Hogmanay (New Year's Eve), Christmas and any other formal evening, also kilt (without all the trimmings) often worn for other events from Rugby matches (will the Scotland jersey) or on not so formal nights out with just a plain shirt.
post #16273 of 57248
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Forgot to mention that Ascot Chang and William Yu are having trunk sales at the Westin Sydney until 7 pm tonight.  They will be going to Melbourne tomorrow.

any details for them in melbourne?
edit: found it here http://www.ascotchang.com/tailor-made-shirt/NewsContent/247
i might pop in
post #16274 of 57248
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post


any details for them in melbourne?

Westin Hotel, 9 to 7 pm.  Just call hotel for venue details.

 

Drop my name (Peter from Sydney, just mention I visited them, they will remember).

post #16275 of 57248
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Good afternoon gents ! I am thinking of going to Henry Bucks to check out their sales. I have never been there. Stores like HB, Harrolds I always tend to avoid. I feel SA’s on big independent stores like these are quite intimidating(Personal opinion). Any advise before I visit HB or should I just stay away from this store ? Also do they sell the EGs @ $800 on their Sydney stores ?
Thanks.

I understand your point, but during sales they get a diverse crowd so its a fairly safe time to visit if you feel intimidated. EGs are being phased out as they've handed over the shoe operations to beggar man thief. not sure what theyve stocked in syd in the passed, but if they have EGs left over and theres a sale in syd, i suspect they would be $800 as well
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