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post #19876 of 52258

beautiful. thanks guys.

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

anyone know where I can get a good natural veg-tanned belt that will age and darken with a nice patina over time? To be worn with denim.

 

thanks

 

Pretty easy to make (and cheap).  H Leffler has some good natural belt blanks here:-

 

http://www.leffleronline.com.au/webstore/index.wsp?session01=0cbd07c568b7300e&page01=category&category01=2238.791&pagenum01=17&treeindex01=0

 

http://www.primermagazine.com/2012/learn/how-to-make-a-90-belt-for-only-23 is a guide on how to make them.

 

All up for the parts it cost me <$60, and I ordered from Tandy Leather Factory (link in that article), which was far more expensive than getting it from HL would have been.

post #19878 of 52258
I'll be in Sydney next Sat-Sun. Can anyone recommend a place to stay overnight that doesn't cost a zillion dollars?
post #19879 of 52258
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Is there any tie makers in australia who can take on drakes?

Well we are definitely on a much much smaller scale and because of that don't weave our own silks etc but quality wise yes I believe we are up there with Drakes, Hober, Marinella etc etc. Tie makers in Italy, and Naples in particular are a dime a dozen but I searched long and hard to find ours, and they do an exceptional job 100% of the time. I'm happy expanding slowly but surely and focussing on building the brand gradually as well and getting in to more retail stores. Time is always a huge factor for me though while I still work full time. Lot's of late nights....

Thanks guys who chimed in for me too. Back to mowing the lawn!
post #19880 of 52258

Thanks for all the belt suggestions.

 

Hmm the Wood & Faulk belt was good value but the tanner goods belt looked better finished!

 

I dunno if i should go a black or brass buckle...

 

TBM - checked wotif and the westin or the grace hotel are low 200's a night (cheap vs other sydney hotels). Grace is 4 star, has mecca for coffee downstairs. Westin is 5 star

 

EDIT - WTF $59 for postage for a belt to oz from tanner goods?? :(

post #19881 of 52258
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I'll be in Sydney next Sat-Sun. Can anyone recommend a place to stay overnight that doesn't cost a zillion dollars?

 

TBM

This place on STAYZ looks the goods... top area, apartment, cheap. We get most of accom through them.

Paddington Pied-a-Terre

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Bunny, if we keep asking you questions will you not answer for another 47.5 hours or will you cave in and post?

 

depends, if the questions are vague or not  biggrin.gif

post #19883 of 52258
Just had a very frustrating visit to the op shop.

Found a Pal Zileri jacket - no pants. Found a Caruso jacket - no pants. Found some Isaia pants - no jacket. Aargh!
post #19884 of 52258
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Just had a very frustrating visit to the op shop.
Found a Pal Zileri jacket - no pants. Found a Caruso jacket - no pants. Found some Isaia pants - no jacket. Aargh!

might be worthwhile grabbing and scalping it on ebay.

post #19885 of 52258
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You mean - Coombs Shoe Service at the strand ? I have been using them for quite some times now. They are one of the best in city.
Anyway try using them - I havn't used them. These guys over charge on their shoe care products.
Brice's Shoe Repairs
Shop 1, 155 Castlereagh St

 

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Is that who I think it is? Coombs?

 

Yup, but i don't want to caste the business in a bad light as many others have seemingly had some great work there. Thanks for the Brice's suggestion - I'll check out the place this week. 

 

Another question if you will indulge me (I realise I've been asking a lot - hopefully once I've increased my knowledge I'll be able to help others and if I'm brave enough I'll post a few pics): 

 

I recently got a bunch of C&J shoes in the 348 last size 8 (UK). I also ordered some of the AE shoe trees in medium. When I put these trees into the shoes I have to compress the length quite a bit - not quite fully but close to 2/3 of the way. I feel as though this is putting a lot of pressure on the heel. Am I unnecesarily worrying about stretching or should I go for the small size shoe trees? Anyone with experience/similar issue? 

 

If consensus is they are too big, I have 3 medium AE shoe trees for sale within Australia smile.gif

 

Thanks again guys

post #19886 of 52258
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I'll be in Sydney next Sat-Sun. Can anyone recommend a place to stay overnight that doesn't cost a zillion dollars?

YHA youth hostel at Central.

$50 for two nights.
post #19887 of 52258

 

The little victories of internet shopping .. cool.gif

(It was a pair of Alfred Sargent Redgraves from a Fine Pair of Shoes.)

post #19888 of 52258
Thanks for all the suggestions dudes. GF texted earlier saying she'd booked something. If only she'd answer her phone, I could know what it is. Probably a Mantra apartment I'm guessing.

If anyone's around and wants to catch up, let me know smile.gif
post #19889 of 52258
anyone know where I can get a good natural veg-tanned belt that will age and darken with a nice patina over time? To be worn with denim.

thanks

Corlection sells a beautiful Pure Blue Japan belt in your specs. It cost quite a bit, but the belt is virtually indestructible. Brass vintage buckle.
post #19890 of 52258
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You're not the only one; it's the recent influx of new members, some of which are asking obscenely stupid questions and making pointless posts.

 

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YHA youth hostel at Central.
$50 for two nights.

 

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