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post #20266 of 57825
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

TehBunny,

Plan B.... Melbourne hosts a significant proportion of Style Forum notables (no names need to be mentioned). With cunning and guile acquire their addresses, perhaps pay a visit, 3am, make your way into the backyard or scale your way to the balcony or roof top if need be, by that stage there will be a clothes line...The rest is up to you.... Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

 

umm, never done this sort of thrifting before :D

 

re tehbunny, if you are hitting just salvos and vinnies, in my experience, their shelves are stocked with crap. try anglicare or smith family.

 

and patience. lots of it. get to know the staff is also handy. i've gotten to know the ladies in the thrift shop close to my work. they tell me if they've put any nice shirts or ties out. hell, one of them directed me to a bnwt Kenzo shirt this week. picked it up for my old man for $3. the bloke my age who walked into the store was gobsmacked. that's right; don't hate the player, hate the game.

post #20267 of 57825
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

And many desirable items aren't made, or made well, any more.

 

So, thrifting isn't just about getting something at a low price, it is about getting something that can't be bought anywhere else? An exlusive market.

 

I had always thought of 'second hand' as something strange. Take a computer for instance. People rarely buy computers second hand because you can buy the same parts brand new. No one would ever want the old parts, because the new parts are simply better.

 

Clothing must be in a world of its own.

post #20268 of 57825
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post
@Pink Sox, have you looked at Vass monks? They are actually the same price range as C&J and Carmina, if you order direct, and ignore the ridiculous $$$ demanded by proxies and sellers on the bay. The sales manager will help you pick out a size based on foot measurements. They will honor the -20% VAT for us, and they ship via FedEx.

 

How do you find out the prices? I had a look at their website at http://www.vass-cipo.hu and couldn't find anything.

post #20269 of 57825
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

....went thrifting today...and wondered how on earth you guys do it?

I'm from Melbourne and wandered around in the CBD for a while (no luck) and then moved to South Yarra (no luck) and finally to St Kilda (no luck).

Maybe it's just where I'm going, but I never find anything good T_T Just wondering where and how you guys thrift in Melbourne?

 

Not surprising - expect to only find something 20% of the time. After awhile you'll get better at spotting the good stuff.

post #20270 of 57825
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

How do you find out the prices? I had a look at their website at http://www.vass-cipo.hu and couldn't find anything.


Here. I don't think its actually linked on their site, but it shows up in Google. I've checked with them that it's still correct. Those prices have VAT, but no trees (about $30 AUD more). You might also want to cross-reference the catalog posted in the Vass thread.

post #20271 of 57825
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

How do you find out the prices? I had a look at their website at http://www.vass-cipo.hu and couldn't find anything.

ditto - id be interested in some Vass for a trial - Gerald @ Vanda speaks highly of them.

 

So did Massimo @ HB get the sack or he quit? Where has he gone I wonder? Their MTM program was pretty ordinary tbh ..

 

Ive never been a fan of R&B ... quality was never quite there 

post #20272 of 57825
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

In other words, just buy new.

Out of curiosity, how do you guys find things out about who is designing Herringbone clothing? I would have thought that would be quite inside knowledge.
Work there, have previously worked there or know people that still work there!

But yeah not good news really.
post #20273 of 57825
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

umm, never done this sort of thrifting before biggrin.gif

and patience. lots of it. get to know the staff is also handy. i've gotten to know the ladies in the thrift shop close to my work. they tell me if they've put any nice shirts or ties out.
{wink}

You need to know your brands, materials and what quality is without a label - me and Cal Dreamer can a big opshop over in 5 minutes.
Edited by fxh - 11/2/12 at 2:55am
post #20274 of 57825
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

So, thrifting isn't just about getting something at a low price, it is about getting something that can't be bought anywhere else? An exlusive market.

Where would you buy a 50- 60s Brooks Brothers or LL Bean, shirt or soft shoulder, lapped/swelled seams jacket, or a 3" repp tie, or a paisley silk tie for $2, or a proper pig bristle clothes brush for $2 or a Harris Tweed jacket for $20, or, early Levis American made 501s, or Churches barely used Brogues for $30, or a Cloverall Duffle* coat (http://www.gloverall.com/heritage-sub?id=9) or a Harrington Jacket?

*btw if anyone in Melb wants a camel coloured genuine hooded Gloverall duffle as in above link let me know** - its a size v large maybe 44 I'd say and as heavy as 2 x Clive Palmers - you'd need to be keen and living in Canberra or a collector nerd - but its cheap.

** as they say in the swingers adverts classics - no timewasters, you'll need to convince me you know what it is and want it. Or make me feel sorry for you.
post #20275 of 57825
Premiered my new orange knit tie today.

Tie and pocket square by Henry Carter
Shirt by Pal Zileri
Suit by Cerutti 1881

Thanks Jason, and a HUGE thank you to meister for the suit.

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Amusingly , one of my team members asked me today where I'm from. She didn't believe anyone from round here would dress so colourfully. smile.gif
post #20276 of 57825
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Premiered my new orange knit tie today.
and a HUGE thank you to meister for the suit.
[)

Thats not the 3 piece is it?
post #20277 of 57825
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

ditto - id be interested in some Vass for a trial - Gerald @ Vanda speaks highly of them.

So did Massimo @ HB get the sack or he quit? Where has he gone I wonder? Their MTM program was pretty ordinary tbh ..

Ive never been a fan of R&B ... quality was never quite there 

Word is... He got the sack.

And while the MTM program was/ is quite a crock, it was enjoyable talking to someone on the same wavelength.

I understand that there are business concerns, but having seen the brand at its best in yesteryears, I can't help but feel we've lost something of value with Van Laack's insistence on turning Herringbone into something modeled after its own operations.

More and more, Herringbone is morphing into something I don't recognize.

Some troubling observations:

1) Lapels are getting annoyingly skinny;

2) The lovely 3 roll 2.5 button stance is disappearing from the shelves to be replaced by 2 button jackets;

2) Quality of ties is poor and noticeably so since they shifted ops to Tunisia;

3) Clip on braces from England at $145????

While there are still some gems (a very nice silk and linen powder blue jacket and matching pants with side fasteners) I'm afraid they're now few and far between...
post #20278 of 57825
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

If I am not mistaken, Herringbone doesn't do a size 36 as well.

So, R&B and Herringbone are owned by the same mob?

Actually Herringbone does do size 36 jackets but they run out quick.

And yes, the same mob.
post #20279 of 57825
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

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Where would you buy a 50- 60s Brooks Brothers or LL Bean, shirt or soft shoulder, lapped/swelled seams jacket, or a 3" repp tie, or a paisley silk tie for $2, or a proper pig bristle clothes brush for $2 or a Harris Tweed jacket for $20, or, early Levis American made 501s, or Churches barely used Brogues for $30, or a Cloverall Duffle* coat (http://www.gloverall.com/heritage-sub?id=9) or a Harrington Jacket?
*btw if anyone in Melb wants a camel coloured genuine hooded Gloverall duffle as in above link let me know** - its a size v large maybe 44 I'd say and as heavy as 2 x Clive Palmers - you'd need to be keen and living in Canberra or a collector nerd - but its cheap.
** as they say in the swingers adverts classics - no timewasters, you'll need to convince me you know what it is and want it. Or make me feel sorry for you.

 

 

what's your favorite thrift item?

post #20280 of 57825
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Thats not the 3 piece is it?

That's the one. Not quite brave enough to rock a 3 piece in a bank IT environment. smile.gif
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