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post #18421 of 57833
Unnamedplayer,

Points for trying but they aren't very good, which I'm sure you can see, no offence. Your $11 cost turns in to about $30 fairly quickly when you add your time, let's say conservatively 1 hour per tie at a minimum workers wage. Plus your other on costs such as packaging, labels, advertising, business costs, income tax on your profit etc etc and you have an $80 tie very easily.

It would be easy to say I'm being critical because I sell ties and you questioned my prices and its probably true, but I think it applies to almost everything. Where do you stop? Shirts are too expensive, so make them yourself too? Trousers? Suits? I'm just not sure why ties are singled out when a lot more handwork and time goes in to a $100 7 fold tie than a machine stitched $200 OTR shirt.
post #18422 of 57833

Hey I'm back guys! (haven't had the urge to post)

 

Got my Meermin's yesterday: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2345

Loving them (although that might be the 'start-up' phase) they feel stiff but should be better in a couple weeks; thinking I might try a review of these guys when their broken in :)

 

P.S. guys post some summer outfits (just round the corner); don't need photos maybe just a couple a pieces.

P.P.S

first suede shoe so any shoe care tips other than the spray?

 

Thanks

post #18423 of 57833
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey I'm back guys! (haven't had the urge to post)

 

Got my Meermin's yesterday: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2345

Loving them (although that might be the 'start-up' phase) they feel stiff but should be better in a couple weeks; thinking I might try a review of these guys when their broken in :)

 

P.S. guys post some summer outfits (just round the corner); don't need photos maybe just a couple a pieces.

P.P.S

first suede shoe so any shoe care tips other than the spray?

 

Thanks

PS - I think its all about sockless loafers, summer weight chinos and a nice shirt and roll the sleeves when its hotter...

 

PPS - get a suede brush .. not too stiff

post #18424 of 57833
Booze and Babes. Chinos and other accoutrements are all secondary in summertime. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #18425 of 57833
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PS - I think its all about sockless loafers, summer weight chinos and a nice shirt and roll the sleeves when its hotter...

 

 

 

Went this look on my recent trip. Had to say my enjoyment was seriously hampered because I couldn't get FXH out of my mind.

post #18426 of 57833
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Booze and Babes. Chinos and other accoutrements are all secondary in summertime. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

this is true. I can make you a pair of seer-sucker stubbies to go with your VB singlet

post #18427 of 57833

This might be a long shot but I do remember seeing some Newcastle folks in this thread before.

 

I'm looking for a tailor to do some basic alterations. I've tried Mark&Basil in Hamilton but I don't have the most confidence in their work....

 

They insisted on taking in the waist of a jacket from the centre seam, which, reading on this forum is not something that should be done if it can be avoided. This was an unvented jacket as well.

 

Am I being picky, should I have specified side seams (though telling ones tailor how to do something seems a bit wrong), or should I find someone else (not easy in this small city)?

 

 

On an unrelated note, got my HC tie yesterday, green with spots, beautiful :D

post #18428 of 57833
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On an unrelated note, got my HC tie yesterday, green with spots, beautiful :D

i bought the same one! wore it yesterday

post #18429 of 57833
Anyone get anything good at the HB sale today?
post #18430 of 57833
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

Anyone get anything good at the HB sale today?
HB = Hugo Boss ? lol
post #18431 of 57833
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)











How were they pieced together? Bits of thieves? Bits of murderers? Evil stitched to evil stitched to evil. God help your loved ones.
post #18432 of 57833
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Anyone get anything good at the HB sale today?

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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

HB = Hugo Boss ? lol

Either Henry Bucks or Herringbone.

I know that Herringbone has a mid-season sale starting today, with up to 50% off. Well, the "VIP preview" starts today, in any case - click here for details.
post #18433 of 57833
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

That feel when your delts have grown to the extent where it makes your jacket shoulders look too small.
fml.

Wpyfx.jpg

Of the jacket shoulders, not your delts....
post #18434 of 57833

Hi guys

 

Off topic question - want to have a dinner for a group of roughly ten people. Any suggestions on good places around the Sydney CBD that won't have set menus (i realise that 90% of places will). Was thinking of places in line with district dining, berta, foveaux etc. 

 

Any help much appreciated smile.gif

 

 

Cheers

post #18435 of 57833
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Originally Posted by sydneystyle View Post

Hi guys

Off topic question - want to have a dinner for a group of roughly ten people. Any suggestions on good places around the Sydney CBD that won't have set menus (i realise that 90% of places will). Was thinking of places in line with district dining, berta, foveaux etc. 

Any help much appreciated smile.gif


Cheers

Are you looking at just the Central end of town near DD & Foveaux or anywhere CBD?
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