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er Ivy league.... I'm more Ivory League with Safari suits and all : )

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i think im the guy that dumps all his clothes at op shops and you guys find "bargains" ... just make sure u wash em - i hand them in dirty lol

I imagine your socks would be a bargain - unworn.

I do see lots of Lewin and Trywhitt shirts near new or washed once in opshops usually in groups of 5 in the one size - mostly I think they got sizing wrong or they shrunk or they died or got divorced and the ex wife chucked it all.

Coupla weeks ago I got 2 Herringbone Sydney / Made in Japan suits, Italian fabric one in grey, plus one in self striped navy - $20 each - fitted the 6'2" offspring perfectly with no alterations. A bit of a win.
Edited by fxh - 11/2/12 at 5:39am
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How many people here have ordered Meermins and kept them? I seem to see an awful lot coming up for sale for whatever reason.

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In general or a particular favourite?
 

 

in particular.

 

my best thrift ties are vintage Lanvin (not licenced crap) and novel YSL tie that has apples on it.

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Coupla weeks ago I got 2 Herringbone Sydney / Made in Japan suits, Italian fabric one in grey, plus one in self striped navy - $20 each - fitted the 6'2" offspring perfectly with no alterations. A bit of a win.

 

 

solid haul. suits are fairly hit and miss in sydney. i find lots of orphan suit jackets ):  not worthwhile flipping or getting separate.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

How many people here have ordered Meermins and kept them? I seem to see an awful lot coming up for sale for whatever reason.

shhhh - Don't mention the war gerry

If we sit back and wait we'll be able to pick them up for about $20 a pair then when we have what we want plus a few extra for sale - we'll start boosting them up with a stealthy marketing campaign and make a killing - plus have nice stuff on our feet cheapo.

Its a plan I tell you. A plan.
post #20302 of 57963

It's not just a plan, it's cunning plan!

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lets put a tail on it and call it a ferret.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

How many people here have ordered Meermins and kept them? I seem to see an awful lot coming up for sale for whatever reason.

 

Me. Kept one pair returned one pair. Two more on the way (MTO + snuff suede chukkas to replace my dying Clark's desert boots.

 

In regards to people selling them off, I think a lot find it easier than sending it back to Meermin. Unsure why, as Meermin will pay for shipping on the new pair rather than you having to pay another round of their shipping. So you end up losing a lot less than the B&S here.

 

I like the shoes, mostly for the leather quality in comparison to other makers in the price bracket (150-200 AUD), but there are finishing issues and there seems to have been a batch made where the soles split at the edge, not come apart mind you, just split, which seemed to worry a lot of people. 

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Pinky - give some thought to single, black, captoe monks - a better longer term investment than doubles.
On another matter - I think you do a me a disservice and unfairly portray me as a grumpy old fart prejudiced against bare ankles and no socks.
Its just not true - I can see a place for no socks - if you are swimming or on your way to the shower at home, f'rinstance.
There might be others but I'd have to have a long think.

I`m with you on this one, maybe you could add going to beach with thongs and boardshorts.

 

I just do not like the look of no socks with shoes    crazy.gif

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Coupla weeks ago I got 2 Herringbone Sydney / Made in Japan suits, Italian fabric one in grey, plus one in self striped navy - $20 each - fitted the 6'2" offspring perfectly with no alterations. A bit of a win.

What!? That is crazy!

 

Damn that is good.

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

What!? That is crazy!

Damn that is good.

I quite liked the navy pin-stripe Brioni suit I got a few weeks ago for $25. Son #1 loved that. Now if only I could find one in my size ...
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Hey guys,

 

Following SF for awhile, thought it'd be easier if I joined up.

 

Melbourne transplant living in rural Victoria at the moment, let's just say I think 'dressing up' in this part of the world is what most SF'ers would deem casual.

 

:)
 

Also, because I live near the desert, and there's already been about 5 35+ days, where can I get some decent linen shirts and or pants. Or seersucker.


Edited by LonerMatt - 11/2/12 at 3:16pm
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All this talk about Herringbone inside politics reminds me that earlier this week I met some randoms at a pub who I got chatting to who both worked at Country Road head office. One was in IT and the other was a stylist. I asked them what's the go with the sizing being that awkward point where a medium is too large but a small is NQR (for men anyhow). They agreed with my assessment but said that is their target market now days, the 'husky' Australian male. They said the designers are under strict instructions to make the designs that size (I assume to cater for the ever expanding Australian waistline).

I thought it was quite interesting, and probably where the future of Herringbone might go. Remember that CR was once aiming at the upper market, but lost a shit tonn of money doing so, and had to go 'down market' to turn a profit. As FXH implied we, the decering and dapper gentlemen who care about such things as fit and soft shoulders are a niche in the market, and its not hard to imagine a company with a footprint like Herringbone might struggle to turn a profit servincig our tastes (especially when you read half the tight-ass comments posted in this thread).

I am starting to truely believe that our tastes and preferences in clothing and accessories can really only be supported in Australia by small niche retailers, like American Tailors in Melbourne, The Armory in Hong Kong or Cable Car Clotheries in San Francisco.

I think it would be fantastic to open and run a small niche store like the above, but you would have to be realistic about your expectations of growth and scale.
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That's the one. Not quite brave enough to rock a 3 piece in a bank IT environment. smile.gif

JFDI CD.
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