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post #21646 of 51761
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

My pleasure. I'm sure I'll post some fit pics next winter. smile.gif
My spider sense was tingling over the exact same thing. I like the natural edge and I like the black calf but just not together. Thanks for confirming the same. I'm looking for a quality shoe that I can wear on a 'biz casual' Friday at work but also with jeans/pants/shirt when I'm out for a nice dinner with my wife (as an example). Budget $500ish. Any suggestions?

RM Comfort Craftsman in Chestnut Roo if you want a Chelsea boot.

Also Gerry Nelson do you go down a width with the chukkas in roo? I am normally a G but went to F for my roo boots.
post #21647 of 51761
X-post from WAYWRN for today, a bit CBD


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Suit: MJ Bale
Shirt: Cottonwork light blue
Tie: Henry Carter Maroon Grenadine 7 fold
Square: Random Paisley
Shoes: Meermin MTO captoe
post #21648 of 51761
Herrignbone is having a rather good sale in Sydney - martin place / castlereigh.
All suits 500
shirts & knits (incl cashmere) 69
ties & links 49
pants 80 - 120

copped plain white shirt and one of the old italian cardigans for 150. i'm content
post #21649 of 51761
Nice man, poplin shirt?

What colour cardigan did you get? smile.gif
post #21650 of 51761
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


Thanks Lachlan, and I must say Luxire have done a good job on the collar of that shirt too.
Cheers

 

How can you tell when a shirt maker has done a good on job on the collar?

post #21651 of 51761
I'm speaking purely from shape and personal preference for a cutaway collar.
post #21652 of 51761
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Originally Posted by John Appleseed View Post

Mr Porter has a secret "EIP" (Extremely Important Person) program for accounts that spend 10K + a season. Heaps of benefits, especially access to exclusive sales at crazy prices. Items that even on the public or founders sale don't go past 30% are before anyone else has access to them on sale @ 50% for a select few EIPs. I really want to gain access to EIP for the next mid-year sale 2013, if any big Mr Porter fans want to get together and share an account to reach the $10K mark please let me know. I am sure if anyone is as keen as I am, we can work out the logistics of sharing an account in private. I only managed to do ~$5k this season by myself. Need help :). The more the merrier. Once one of us has access to an EIP account, I'll be happy to proxy for other Aussies during sales.

 

wow.gifwow.gif - you spent $5,000 from Mr Porter? You beast. This is SF after all.

 

The problem is, once you reach the 10k mark, you will have so many clothes, you won't need to buy anything on sale.

 

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Originally Posted by elvish View Post

Herrignbone is having a rather good sale in Sydney - martin place / castlereigh.
All suits 500
shirts & knits (incl cashmere) 69
 

Someone is downright shitty about MJ Bale and their '2 for $1,000' deal. Also, Bale's shirts at about $50-$70 are clearly having an impact.

 

Those two companies have been at war for quite some time. 

post #21653 of 51761
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I'm speaking purely from shape and personal preference for a cutaway collar.

Oh, okay. I thought there might have been a way to tell the quality of tailoring in the collar.

 

One thing I have been seeing over the past month or so, is the way some tailors can take shortcuts in construction. It is not noticeable when wearing the clothes, but on close inspection, they are shortcuts designed to save 15 minutes of work for each little area.

post #21654 of 51761
I'm still experimenting with my collar order.

The one above is an unfused collar with the P Johnson cutaway dimensions (9cm points, 5cm height). I know HC goes with 3.75" points for his shirts which seem to have a fantastic collar - I may try this for a future order. I had 3" points on my first Luxire order which I found to be too short.

P Johnson goes with light fusing, though. I personally have become quite attached to the comfort factor of an unfused collar, though it will never be as crisp at the end of the day as a fused collar.
post #21655 of 51761
^^ Is the aforementioned herringbone sale in Melb too? I have been kinda lusting after one of their cardigans for a while, hoping it will go on sale.

Popped into MJ Bale for the second time over the w/e - once again I loved the fit and construction of their suits, but unfortunately I would need a 40 jacket but a size 36 trousers to fit my thighs in which would then need $150 worth of alterations to take in the waist and taper the leg somewhat. Not a dealbreaker, but slightly lessens the appeal of the 2 for $1000 deal. Also they only do about 60% of their suits as separates.

The guy in the store did tell me that apart from the 2/1000 deal on classic suits, they are able to do 1 x classic suit + 1 x collection suit for ~$1200, or 2x collection suit for ~$1400.
post #21656 of 51761
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

My pleasure. I'm sure I'll post some fit pics next winter. smile.gif
My spider sense was tingling over the exact same thing. I like the natural edge and I like the black calf but just not together. Thanks for confirming the same. I'm looking for a quality shoe that I can wear on a 'biz casual' Friday at work but also with jeans/pants/shirt when I'm out for a nice dinner with my wife (as an example). Budget $500ish. Any suggestions?

I don't like the contrasting edges - when it comes to Chelsea /Elastic sided boots in general - theres no reason to go outside australian made - RM Williams can give you what you want, millions of combinations, made for australian feet, desired by iGentts worldwide and you CAN TRY THEM ON!
post #21657 of 51761
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Nice man, poplin shirt?
What colour cardigan did you get? smile.gif

camel.
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you spent $5,000 from Mr Porter? You beast. This is SF after all.
MP actually advertised for a EIP team leader earlier this year.
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Is the aforementioned herringbone sale in Melb too?
nope, well i don't believe so. i have to go back to get my shirt as they didn't have a clean one. if you tell me what you want i can pick it up but i need to know size and colour - i'll MMS you before i buy it. Add ~$10 for express post.
post #21658 of 51761
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I'm still experimenting with my collar order.
The one above is an unfused collar with the P Johnson cutaway dimensions (9cm points, 5cm height). I know HC goes with 3.75" points for his shirts which seem to have a fantastic collar - I may try this for a future order. I had 3" points on my first Luxire order which I found to be too short.
P Johnson goes with light fusing, though. I personally have become quite attached to the comfort factor of an unfused collar, though it will never be as crisp at the end of the day as a fused collar.

You can always just starch a soft collar.
post #21659 of 51761
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


The guy in the store did tell me that apart from the 2/1000 deal on classic suits, they are able to do 1 x classic suit + 1 x collection suit for ~$1200, or 2x collection suit for ~$1400.

That's pretty good!

 

So for an extra $200 you get a full-canvassed suit that is made in Japan rather than AUS. I bet the finishing and construction of the collection suits are superior as well.

 

Having said that, even if they are very good value there is still the alteration costs, which you mentioned. Whereas something like P Johnson, the alteration costs are built into the price of the suit. Perhaps it is like that postage dilemma a few pages back - the prices shouldn't be separated.

 

Did you see how many collection suits they had on offer?

post #21660 of 51761
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

wow.gifwow.gif  - you spent $5,000 from Mr Porter? You beast. This is SF after all.

The problem is, once you reach the 10k mark, you will have so many clothes, you won't need to buy anything on sale.

like a Bauce
id be down to get stuff proxyd
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