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post #16756 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

LOOK OUT! my meermin MTO arrived. look amazing. Id say the Olfe last is perfect for my foot (hrio slightly wide) and fits much like my C&J belgrave 337 last (albeit the toe roll is a tad narrower, the actual fit is perfect). Im very happy. OK time to plan a pair of 3 eyelet suede bluchers next on this last:)






That last pic you need to get into the Rock Your Socks etc. thread (if you haven't already). Brilliant!
post #16757 of 54709
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

just spotted Rob's adelaides. they look so sweet. though, once the steel cap wears out, you'll need to find a cobbler that can find the right cap/custom make it. or have meermin send you a batch of 20  :D

 

lol ive never worn thru a steel plate. I rkn id get at least 2 resoles out of them and by that stage i well and truly would of got my value from them. 

 

I rotate between ~6 pairs of dress shoes to prolong the life of each. That said with all the rain, ive only one pair of rubber soles that has had more than their fair share of wear

post #16758 of 54709
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

just spotted Rob's adelaides. they look so sweet. though, once the steel cap wears out, you'll need to find a cobbler that can find the right cap/custom make it. or have meermin send you a batch of 20  biggrin.gif

how should that happen, srsly?
post #16759 of 54709
Anyone got suggestions for what the next step up is for MTO shirts online after CottonWork is?

I ordered a Cottonwork "Leggiuno" fabric shirt for $130 and for that price the quality in stitching and the fabric doesn't have the longevity or feel that Herringbone is offering at $99-$150 these days.

I would like to buy OTR Herringbone shirts but they don't fit me as well as they could...

Would be greatful for some suggestions. Unfortunately PJohnson at $225-275 a shirt is just out of my league.
post #16760 of 54709
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how should that happen, srsly?

 

i haven't had flush ones before, just the ones they nail in. i've cracked 1, and have had 2 fall out (out of 8).

post #16761 of 54709
Been working through the ties I bought at the HB sale. My favourite so far is a solid cornflower blue Paolo Albizzati they had for $39. Second is another PA, red with white dots that the ladies at work loved. Never heard of the brand before - thanks for the heads-up Gerry.
post #16762 of 54709
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
Never heard of the brand before - thanks for the heads-up Gerry.

 

You're very welcome. I only heard about it via the postings by Blahman and Romp so a big thanks from me to them for the heads-up - I wouldn't have even gone to the HB sale otherwise. I wore my PA tie last week, the houndstooth over the weekend at the wedding and the HC tween tie on Friday so it's been a good weekend smile.gif

post #16763 of 54709
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

i haven't had flush ones before, just the ones they nail in. i've cracked 1, and have had 2 fall out (out of 8).

different animal. not even close.
post #16764 of 54709
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

i haven't had flush ones before, just the ones they nail in. i've cracked 1, and have had 2 fall out (out of 8).

Sliq these are pretty solid and screwed in. They sit flush and the metal feels diff to the ones ive had nailed in to other shoes. Give me a buzz next time ur free for lunch and ill wear them in to show you.
post #16765 of 54709
Jason this tie looks awesome. Will you be getting any other colours in this fabric? Grey, Plum, navy, chocolate if you are taking requests? wink.gif

http://henrycarter.com.au/products-page/ties/caramel-twill/
post #16766 of 54709
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Jason this tie looks awesome. Will you be getting any other colours in this fabric? Grey, Plum, navy, chocolate if you are taking requests? wink.gif
http://henrycarter.com.au/products-page/ties/caramel-twill/

Why are the ties so expensive?

Or in less inflammatory terms, why does this tie sell for the price it does?

 

I would seriously love to know if this is a case of the tie priced where it is due to an accumulation of costs or if

this is one of those times a tie could cost $5 to make and because the market has set the price of "good ties" at $99 that is what it sells for.

 

I made my own tie over the weekend and total cost was $13 for fabric and $2 for the opshop tie I pulled apart to get to the inner-linning.

Add $1 for needle and thread, $2 a tie ( spread across 10 ties) for a rotary cutter and away you go.

 

Would there be a market in Australia for hand made ties at $50 a pop?

post #16767 of 54709
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post

Anyone got suggestions for what the next step up is for MTO shirts online after CottonWork is?
I ordered a Cottonwork "Leggiuno" fabric shirt for $130 and for that price the quality in stitching and the fabric doesn't have the longevity or feel that Herringbone is offering at $99-$150 these days.
I would like to buy OTR Herringbone shirts but they don't fit me as well as they could...
Would be greatful for some suggestions. Unfortunately PJohnson at $225-275 a shirt is just out of my league.

I have had shirts made from lee baron, jantzen, cotton works & Mytailor.

Mytailor was the most expensive, but personally it seems to have the best construction and feels quite sturdy, whereas the cotton works and lee baron shirts doesn't feel quite as nice as ones from Mytailor. Would recommend you give them a go...
post #16768 of 54709
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Why are the ties so expensive?

Or in less inflammatory terms, why does this tie sell for the price it does?

 

I would seriously love to know if this is a case of the tie priced where it is due to an accumulation of costs or if

this is one of those times a tie could cost $5 to make and because the market has set the price of "good ties" at $99 that is what it sells for.

 

I made my own tie over the weekend and total cost was $13 for fabric and $2 for the opshop tie I pulled apart to get to the inner-linning.

Add $1 for needle and thread, $2 a tie ( spread across 10 ties) for a rotary cutter and away you go.

 

Would there be a market in Australia for hand made ties at $50 a pop?

 

Got any detailed pics of your handmade tie?

post #16769 of 54709
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Why are the ties so expensive?
Or in less inflammatory terms, why does this tie sell for the price it does?

I would seriously love to know if this is a case of the tie priced where it is due to an accumulation of costs or if
this is one of those times a tie could cost $5 to make and because the market has set the price of "good ties" at $99 that is what it sells for.

I made my own tie over the weekend and total cost was $13 for fabric and $2 for the opshop tie I pulled apart to get to the inner-linning.
Add $1 for needle and thread, $2 a tie ( spread across 10 ties) for a rotary cutter and away you go.

Would there be a market in Australia for hand made ties at $50 a pop?

You have generations of experience making clothing and ties? Are you using high quality Italian silk? How good is your hand stitching and attention to detail? You also have to factor in how much fabric is used for a 7 fold tie vs normal construction.

So in short, they are priced that way due to them being made by hand, by an experienced workman, using significant amounts of high quality fabric, in a country far away from Australia. Is there a market for $50 handmade ties in Australia? Sure. Is there a market for $50 handmade ties in Australia made by yourself using recycled op-shop ties? Most probably not.
post #16770 of 54709
G'day Rob, yeah it's been very popular, only 4 left already. I have thought about some other colours but won't be doing another run until jan-feb next year now. But I am ordering some bow tie samples after I get back from the honeymoon so if anyone wanted anything then I can get them made up as "samples". Here's a few of the twills similar to what you were asking about - I'll put the feelers out when the time comes, but this is only a small selection really


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