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^ But i'll just add it's a small, quiet store and they may see straight through you wasting their time if you are just going to hop online and buy them afterwards.
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Most of the attendants in there are clueless about sizing and lasts though, I didn't make any headway at all while I was in there and the chap didn't mind me trying on shoes at all.
The Cloakroom boys are pretty helpful regarding sizing on the Carmina's, but $650 for a $400 shoe is a bridge too far.
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I need to get a small package delivered from the UK (3.3 kilos, 46cm x 35cm x 16cm), anyone know the cheapest / best method of doing so?
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I need to get a small package delivered from the UK (3.3 kilos, 46cm x 35cm x 16cm), anyone know the cheapest / best method of doing so?

royal mail? isnt there some postal amnesty hence why UK retailers can ship to Australia for "free" because the actual cost is so minimal

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Read up on Loake's sizes and last types.  Try on Loake's at DJs, paying attention to fit and the name of the last.  Once you have a last that fits, you can go shopping online eg Herring, Pediwear, Shoehealers etc.  

 

Go to Cloakroom.  Try on the Carminas.  Buy them at $700 per pop, or go online and order direct.

 

I am not sure whether there is a Herringbone shop in Brisbane.  They have C & Js. 

 

Visit Meermin website.  Measure your foot for width and length, and trace out foot outline on A4 paper and mark measurements.  Send over to Jose of Meermin by email to get help on sizing and lasts.  If you stuff up, Meermin will usually take it back, but remember that it costs AUD$90 to return shoes to Majorca.

Yeah - cheaper to take a haircut of $50 and sell them on the forum if not right size

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With regard to Loake's 1880 sizing, does anyone here have experience with the 025 last? It's not as common as the 026 or Capital last, so was curious if anyone knows about it.
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Good Afternoon Gentleman
I hope everyone is punching on Monday in style!
In regards to Australian suiting how does MJ Bale stack up?
Are AG suits canvassed?
Cheers
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I need to get a small package delivered from the UK (3.3 kilos, 46cm x 35cm x 16cm), anyone know the cheapest / best method of doing so?

you can only ship 2kg as a standard parcel thru royal mail.

when i lived there, i used http://www.parcel2go.com/ to ship a lot of stuff around the world. there are a lot of courier agents like this in the uk.

google up moneysupermarket courier and you should find some good discussion on which provider is currently the best offering
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Good Afternoon Gentleman
I hope everyone is punching on Monday in style!
In regards to Australian suiting how does MJ Bale stack up?
Are AG suits canvassed?
Cheers
My M.J Bale wedding suit is being sent today actually, they are well made and use many of the factories that Herringbone did/do now as they are owned by one of the Herringbone founders.

I have an old AG velevet blazer which is top notch, but it's about 10 years old now and was still made in Australia. I doubt they are canvassed but not sure. They are a bit fashion forward these days for my liking so I've not checked them out for a few years.
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Good Afternoon Gentleman
I hope everyone is punching on Monday in style!
In regards to Australian suiting how does MJ Bale stack up?
Are AG suits canvassed?
Cheers

MJ Bale has a good reputation. Good fabric and most of their suits are half canvassed IIRC. As for Arthur Galan I'm not too sure. I know their 'casual' suiting which DJ stocks is all fused.
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

you can only ship 2kg as a standard parcel thru royal mail.
when i lived there, i used http://www.parcel2go.com/ to ship a lot of stuff around the world. there are a lot of courier agents like this in the uk.
google up moneysupermarket courier and you should find some good discussion on which provider is currently the best offering

Very, very helpful. Thanks Fox.
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post


MJ Bale has a good reputation. Good fabric and most of their suits are half canvassed IIRC. As for Arthur Galan I'm not too sure. I know their 'casual' suiting which DJ stocks is all fused.

I visited MJ Bale over the weekend at Bondi Junction.

 

They have some fully canvassed suits.  Okay to good fabric but nothing fantastic, good fit, nice work on the suits.

 

Problem: they want $1500 for two suits, or $890 for one.  Plus they are made in China mostly (with some Japan lines, did not ask about pricing).

 

IMO, not value for money, unless you get them at sales.

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They also have a 2 for $1000 deal on some basics which is what we bought for the wedding. What most OTR places in Australia make the mistake of doing on their more expensive OTR suits (Herringbone are bad at this) is making them out of very thin, high super count materials which in turn feel very nice, but hold a crease like crap and generally wear out quicker. The dark grey I got is a mid weight around prob 11-12 oz and seems to sit decently in the middle. I think it's called the Mudgee.

Time will tell though I guess after a bit of wear. But I've been inspecting my brothers one that's been hanging in the closet for the last few weeks and it seems very well made.
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

I visited MJ Bale over the weekend at Bondi Junction.

They have some fully canvassed suits.  Okay to good fabric but nothing fantastic, good fit, nice work on the suits.

Problem: they want $1500 for two suits, or $890 for one.  Plus they are made in China mostly (with some Japan lines, did not ask about pricing).

IMO, not value for money, unless you get them at sales.

Like the vast majority of Australian retail goods I would never buy them at full price, but as Charlie said 2 for $1000 isn't bad considering brands like Studio Italia and Domingo by Dom Bagnato are $500, fused, made in China and use generally 'meh' fabrics.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

They also have a 2 for $1000 deal on some basics which is what we bought for the wedding. What most OTR places in Australia make the mistake of doing on their more expensive OTR suits (Herringbone are bad at this) is making them out of very thin, high super count materials which in turn feel very nice, but hold a crease like crap and generally wear out quicker. The dark grey I got is a mid weight around prob 11-12 oz and seems to sit decently in the middle. I think it's called the Mudgee.
Time will tell though I guess after a bit of wear. But I've been inspecting my brothers one that's been hanging in the closet for the last few weeks and it seems very well made.

Totally agree.  Anything over super120s are really fragile, and the creasing is ridiculous (especially the cat whisker creases on the crotch area).  My ex-tailor did not bother to tell me this and happily looked away when I chose my fabric by touch and feel.  Two orphaned jackets later (both pants had split crotch within 2 years) and I am looking for a new tailor.

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