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post #18406 of 56075
TBH I think I probably trust the Chinese, Indians and Viets more than I do the Aussies as far as shirting is concerned!

I got my Luxire shirt the other week actually. Held off on a review because it didn't fit perfectly (my own measuring issues) so I was going to wait until batch 2 next week sometime. Certainly a beautiful shirt though. And pretty damn good for a first effort. But here are a few photos anyway. I appear to have lost the front on shot somewhere, sorry! The fabric is Luxire Micro Herringbone.









post #18407 of 56075
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Have you taken a look at our shirts? Alot less than the shirts you mentioned and Made in the USA

 

The same 200 year old workshop also makes all the shirts for Sid Mashburn and J.Press so the quality is right up there.

 

I bought one of Romp's OCBD shirts. the detail is exceptional and the fit is spot on; not baggy nor skin tight.

post #18408 of 56075
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maybe better suited for the other forum but does anyone know how the various 3sixteen jeans fit and if anywhere in sydney stocks them?

Cheers
Rob

Rob

Not sure if this has been answered but unfortunately don't have time to read 140 posts.

I have a pair of SL-100s and can tell you the following:

More room in the thigh than my APC New Standards.
Slightly wider leg opening, but not too wide, they are called straight legged but are tapered.
I wear size 30 APC New Standards (which have sinced stretched out and measure 33.8 inches. They have been washed once and worn for 2 years intensively).
I bought size 32 3sixteens and they measured 34inches in the waist from the get go. Done one soak early on and they did not shrink much, still measure 34inches.
The quality improvement over APCs is so significant it makes the APCs seem like cheap JustJeans or JeansWest stuff. That being said - the weight of the denim is heavier than the APCs and I would suggest they are not a great jean for summer - I will probably not wear them at all throughout summer.

I will also say that the back pockets are significantly lower than on APCs, so this may or may not be the look you're after.

Hope this helps.
post #18409 of 56075
Hi Guys

I saw others do it often so hopefully I'm not disregarding the community etiquette. I bought an Enrico Coveri suit from Azzaro in Melbourne, but only tried the trousers upon returning to Sydney and they are too narrow for my fat thighs (sports = drumsticks).

I listed it in the "Classifieds" but like most Aussie listings it didn't get much attention. Now on eBay at $150 which is a bargain Its a brand new size 42 Italian made navy suit, I paid approx. $300 just a few months ago and it really is a much more expensive suit. Plus I've listed other nice stuff like a Brioni sportscoat and a brand new Belstaff leather jacket.

See here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/312704/now-on-ebay-heaps-of-other-items-australian-buyers-bnwt-enrico-coveri-navy-pinstripe-suit-super-130s-wool-italian-made

Thanks

Cheers
post #18410 of 56075
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

I bought one of Romp's OCBD shirts. the detail is exceptional and the fit is spot on; not baggy nor skin tight.

Yeah those O&J shirts are so nice, my one fits perfectly with the slight exception of the collar being a little tight when I button it up.
post #18411 of 56075
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post


Rob
Not sure if this has been answered but unfortunately don't have time to read 140 posts.
I have a pair of SL-100s and can tell you the following:
More room in the thigh than my APC New Standards.
Slightly wider leg opening, but not too wide, they are called straight legged but are tapered.
I wear size 30 APC New Standards (which have sinced stretched out and measure 33.8 inches. They have been washed once and worn for 2 years intensively).
I bought size 32 3sixteens and they measured 34inches in the waist from the get go. Done one soak early on and they did not shrink much, still measure 34inches.
The quality improvement over APCs is so significant it makes the APCs seem like cheap JustJeans or JeansWest stuff. That being said - the weight of the denim is heavier than the APCs and I would suggest they are not a great jean for summer - I will probably not wear them at all throughout summer.
I will also say that the back pockets are significantly lower than on APCs, so this may or may not be the look you're after.
Hope this helps.

Thanks for this info its really helpful. I always stuff up with jeans buying the size that fits well when new and then they get really loose and baggy!

post #18412 of 56075
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post


Yeah those O&J shirts are so nice, my one fits perfectly with the slight exception of the collar being a little tight when I button it up.

 

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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

 

I bought one of Romp's OCBD shirts. the detail is exceptional and the fit is spot on; not baggy nor skin tight.

You guys are too kind thanks glad you like them. Cannot wait for my pop-overs!!!!

post #18413 of 56075
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Originally Posted by crikey 
No Australian retailer has so much bricks and mortar as Harvey Norman. More than half the company’s $4 billion in Australian assets is made up of bricks-and-mortar retailing (with some other property) Harvey Norman would be group most damaged by a move offshore and into the online world of selling. It would be a kind of commercial suicide.

Even the mighty Walmart and Tesco, plus Carrefour of France, the world’s top three retailers have had mixed success. Some wins, but some big failures offshore. Harvey Norman has an appalling record offshore as well with poorly performing operations in New Zealand, Ireland and Slovenia and an indifferent operation in Singapore. So threatening to move offshore would seem to be the last thing the company would threaten to do. In fact Harvey Norman’s threat would see the most damage occurring to its franchisees and property businesses, with shareholders, who include Harvey and Page, last in the firing line.

A look at the Harvey Norman results for 2011-12 shows the company’s problem. It is not a retailer, it is a property owner with retail franchises and some company owned stores piggybacking on those properties.
post #18414 of 56075
That feel when your delts have grown to the extent where it makes your jacket shoulders look too small.

fml.
post #18415 of 56075

In the interest of walking the walk, I present, for your judgement, my first and second attempt at making my own tie.

This is in relation to my earlier post questioning the ridiculous pricing of men's ties

 

 

The Madras is attempt number 1 and the black & white check is attempt number 2

Total cost for both is $20 for fabric and $2 for old ties to get their interlining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #18416 of 56075

Very sprezz.

post #18417 of 56075
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HVN has always been a franchisee/property business... Retail only exists to support the model
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In the

First tie does look wonky but admire the effort. The finishing and edging could be refined.
post #18418 of 56075
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

HVN has always been a franchisee/property business... Retail only exists to support the model

At the prices they charge for retail, it's some support they've got happening!
post #18419 of 56075
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Have you taken a look at our shirts? Alot less than the shirts you mentioned and Made in the USA

 

The same 200 year old workshop also makes all the shirts for Sid Mashburn and J.Press so the quality is right up there.

Ahh this explains it. I was looking at Sid Mashburn the other day and thinking, "wow, these shirts look very similar to Owen and James' stuff.

post #18420 of 56075
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I'm sick of paying high prices for cheap Made in Asia shirts and after seeing what Herringbone had to offer was the last straw.

Doing a bit online reaseach lead me to the following three options for Made in Australia shirts:
Edward Stripe "4 Australia"
Ganton "Special Collection"
Jensen by Ganton.

Has anyone had experience with any of these manufactureres?
Specifically their Made in Australia shirts?

I'd be happy to pay $195 for the Edward Stripe considering a Thomas Pink Made in Vietnam isn't far off that price.

Well pony up a baller budget so that you can stop complaining about the country of origin.

A bit like a guy with a budget for a new car of 25,000 complaining about the lack of locally made or German cars at his price-point.
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