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post #18601 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Anyone know a place where you can get silk, classic design ties on the cheap?

I'm after a navy with spots, navy and blood red but don't want to fork out $130 for an anthony squire. 

henry carter ties are good value.

 

I prefer the 7 folds etc as they are lighter and tie a better knot

post #18602 of 56021

Elite Suits recently took the plunge to become an official Styleforum Affiliate Vendor. There has been something I've been desperately keen to bring to the attention of my fellow Australian Styleforum members that now I can.

 

Unlike the vast majority of online suit retailers, we source our own fabrics independently of our tailors. We have formed an alliance with a fabric merchant based in Huddersfield England. This is considered the world over as the home of fine suiting fabric and allows us access to some of the biggest and oldest cloth makers in the world. As a result of this we recently launched a range of suits with cloth made by some of the best and most famous fabric makers in the world today including Clissolds and a specially made range of bespoke fabrics from Holland & Sherry. We are selling these suits at extremely attractive prices.

 

Rather than repeat a long post here you can read about these absolutely beautiful suits at the Elite Suits Official Affiliate Thread.

 

These hand tailored full canvas suits are fully customisable so you can style your suit exactly the way you want it and are available custom made to your individual body profile and measurements or in a standard off the rack sizing.

 

I'm hoping that one of my fellow Australian Styleforum members will take the plunge on one of the "Almost Bespoke" packages and post back here on the high quality of these suits.

 

Should you have any questions please feel free to send me a PM or go to the Contact Us page on the website

post #18603 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

henry carter ties are good value.

I prefer the 7 folds etc as they are lighter and tie a better knot

+1 - Henry Carter ties are exceptional value.

Here's me in the Australian Members Thread Tie (back in June):



See how happy a Henry Carter tie can make you!
post #18604 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

brogues...

what are they?

post #18605 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post

Elite Suits recently took the plunge to become an official Styleforum Affiliate Vendor. There has been something I've been desperately keen to bring to the attention of my fellow Australian Styleforum members that now I can.

Unlike the vast majority of online suit retailers, we source our own fabrics independently of our tailors. We have formed an alliance with a fabric merchant based in Huddersfield England. This is considered the world over as the home of fine suiting fabric and allows us access to some of the biggest and oldest cloth makers in the world. As a result of this we recently launched a range of suits with cloth made by some of the best and most famous fabric makers in the world today including Clissolds and a specially made range of bespoke fabrics from Holland & Sherry. We are selling these suits at extremely attractive prices.

Rather than repeat a long post here you can read about these absolutely beautiful suits at the Elite Suits Official Affiliate Thread.

These hand tailored full canvas suits are fully customisable so you can style your suit exactly the way you want it and are available custom made to your individual body profile and measurements or in a standard off the rack sizing.

I'm hoping that one of my fellow Australian Styleforum members will take the plunge on one of the "Almost Bespoke" packages and post back here on the high quality of these suits.

Should you have any questions please feel free to send me a PM or go to the Contact Us page on the website

Best of luck with your venture. You should have used the affiliate money to hasten the development of your new site though. I think you'd get a lot more customers if you got rid of all those random "collections" on the left hand side and just allowed people to sort by fabric, colour, pattern and price. That's literally what's stopping me from buying.
post #18606 of 56021
They be vintage Dexters. I think these days, Dexter is a pretty low end American brand. I don't know if they were ever 'top tier' - I doubt it. but these ones are old, made in USA and built like a tank. Not as well finished as a vintage Florsheim long wing - but in the same vein - and the leather has a great patina to it.
post #18607 of 56021
Bunnywunny - theres brogues and brogues.

Technically anything with holes punched is a brogue.

But then theres various, and many many, kinds on a continuum from austerity brogues (actually with no holes) or closed lacing plain captoes with just a small brogeuing across the cap line, through to Budapest-er farmers gunboats with enough brogueing to sink a ship (see Gerry for a special pair available) , to extend a metaphor.

Have a look around at different kinds and find few pics - just saying brogues is too wide a range.
post #18608 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post

Elite Suits recently took the plunge to become an official Styleforum Affiliate Vendor. 

Best of luck.

I agree with what was said above, though. Your site just looks a bit... dodgy. I think the black theme is a big problem. Its like something from the early 00s. I know that launching a new site might not be money you want to spend but if you compare it with the light, breezy, minimalist look that O&J, HC, HY and other affiliate vendors have... well its just not something that makes you want to place an order.

The details on the product itself look great, though.
post #18609 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Simon at Elite View Post

Elite Suits recently took the plunge to become an official Styleforum Affiliate Vendor. There has been something I've been desperately keen to bring to the attention of my fellow Australian Styleforum members that now I can.

 

Unlike the vast majority of online suit retailers, we source our own fabrics independently of our tailors. We have formed an alliance with a fabric merchant based in Huddersfield England. This is considered the world over as the home of fine suiting fabric and allows us access to some of the biggest and oldest cloth makers in the world. As a result of this we recently launched a range of suits with cloth made by some of the best and most famous fabric makers in the world today including Clissolds and a specially made range of bespoke fabrics from Holland & Sherry. We are selling these suits at extremely attractive prices.

 

Rather than repeat a long post here you can read about these absolutely beautiful suits at the Elite Suits Official Affiliate Thread.

 

These hand tailored full canvas suits are fully customisable so you can style your suit exactly the way you want it and are available custom made to your individual body profile and measurements or in a standard off the rack sizing.

 

I'm hoping that one of my fellow Australian Styleforum members will take the plunge on one of the "Almost Bespoke" packages and post back here on the high quality of these suits.

 

Should you have any questions please feel free to send me a PM or go to the Contact Us page on the website

Good luck with the venture.

 

Excuse my laziness (lots to read) but can I check is this a DIY measuring at home or do you do the measurements?

post #18610 of 56021
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Best of luck.
I agree with what was said above, though. Your site just looks a bit... dodgy. I think the black theme is a big problem. Its like something from the early 00s. I know that launching a new site might not be money you want to spend but if you compare it with the light, breezy, minimalist look that O&J, HC, HY and other affiliate vendors have... well its just not something that makes you want to place an order.
The details on the product itself look great, though.

Agreed, the site screams 'dodgy' to me too. Rightly or wrongly, it makes me think of your entire operation in a similar light :/
post #18611 of 56021
The product may well be wonderful, but agreed, the website is blatantly awful.
post #18612 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Anyone know a place where you can get silk, classic design ties on the cheap?


I'm after a navy with spots, navy and blood red but don't want to fork out $130 for an anthony squire. 

If you can afford to wait... Sam Hober bespoke; google it.

<$100 or thereabouts for a fully bespoke tie of superb quality. You specify your length and width, choose the material and any other customisations (e.g. six-fold, untipped, self-tipped etc.) and about a month later, it arrives on your doorstep.

Rest be assured, Hober has a stellar rep here on SF.

I have quite a few of their ties (the solid navy and dark red wool challis ties are two of my current favourites)

If not, the TM Lewin ties at Myer aren't bad. 2 for $100 and I've seen the variations you're after (navy with white spots, navy with red spots).

And as others have said, if ever Henry Carter Neckwear has these same variations, you'd do well to purchase from Jase.
post #18613 of 56021
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Bunnywunny - theres brogues and brogues.
Technically anything with holes punched is a brogue.
But then theres various, and many many, kinds on a continuum from austerity brogues (actually with no holes) or closed lacing plain captoes with just a small brogeuing across the cap line, through to Budapest-er farmers gunboats with enough brogueing to sink a ship (see Gerry for a special pair available) , to extend a metaphor.
Have a look around at different kinds and find few pics - just saying brogues is too wide a range.

Oh sorry (forgot to write full brogue) I was looking for a blucher in a full brogue or long wing style; in a light yet not tan colur or (preferabbly) a burgundy-ish colour.

 

P.S.

 

Found these http://www.loake.co.uk/royal.html; your opinions and if you have suggestions feel free.

 

P.P.S

 

To the guy who posted a while back suggesting the Herring 'reading' and the Meermins; I'm not a fan of the reading (sorry) and am wanting to buy from herring this time to compare the shipping with the service I got from Meermin :)

post #18614 of 56021
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Oh sorry (forgot to write full brogue) I was looking for a blucher in a full brogue or long wing style; in a light yet not tan colur or (preferabbly) a burgundy-ish colour.

 

P.S.

 

Found these http://www.loake.co.uk/royal.html; your opinions and if you have suggestions feel free.

 

EDIT: can't afford these T_T just saw that euro and pound are different (darn my bad eyesight)

FUK I double posted sorry

post #18615 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post


Best of luck with your venture. You should have used the affiliate money to hasten the development of your new site though. I think you'd get a lot more customers if you got rid of all those random "collections" on the left hand side and just allowed people to sort by fabric, colour, pattern and price. That's literally what's stopping me from buying.

Thanks Prof. B. and others for your feedback and I'm happy to agree with every word you say.  Be assured we are aware of the shortcomings of our website. I even wrote a BLOG POST about it. Where not altogether new having recently celebrated our second birthday and thinks to ever increasing sales we are lucky enough to be a profitable business so money isn't the issue either.

 

Plans have been afoot for a while for a new website the issue is that nobody can give us an effective way of doing it. We are completely different to other online suit retailers most of whom are little more that fronts for the big Asian suit factories. We source our own higher quality fabrics and rather send our orders to be machine made in a factory we use real tailors to make our suits.

 

If you look at the average online suit retailer they have one basic suit and one range of fabrics with usually 20 to 30 choices of colour and pattern.

 

We have 11 different tailors on our roster, over 600 different suiting fabrics of varying grades and five different standards of tailoring. Trying to put all that together in a simple website format without compromising what is proving to be a very successful business plan is highly problematical.

 

Luckily for us, for those who take the time to learn how to navigate the site they quickly learn they can buy a far better suit which is extremely good value for money.Accordingly I have customers coming back time and time again.

 

So yes we will improve the website, the money for the project is there and allocated however we're not going to try a do a quick fix. The new website will set the tone of the company for many years and until we find the right formula we will persevere with the old one. It does work as our increasing sales every month clearly show. You may be interested to know that even though we are based in Australia only a third of our sales go to Australian based customer with the bulk going to North America and Europe and surprisingly even some to Asia

 

and yes it is self measure although we strongly recommend you have it done professionally

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