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That's what cologne is for.

 

Good point. I guess it is out with the fabric softener.

 

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PG isn't who you're thinking.

My mistake! Thanks for pointing that out, Dartagnan.

post #21677 of 52603

if anyone wears Extra Large (17.5collar) shirting Id be happy to do a very special price on the Owen and James remaining stock. Otherwise I might cut them up and turn them into pocket squares fing02[1].gif

post #21678 of 52603
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Originally Posted by sydneystyle View Post

not sure if you guys already know but Herringbone is having a pop up sale next to Tiffany's in martin place. I just went over to have a quick look - suits are $399, ties $50, pants $80ish, knits $70 from the top of my head. 

 

Not many sizes left from what I could see (but I didn't spend too long, was waaaay too crowded) a lot off 44+ suits / jackets. A few good quality knits/cardigans in the large/medium sizes too. 

 

Wow. Herringbone sure is selling a lot of stuff quickly! A $400 suit? That costs $1,200-$1,300 full price. Must be their version of click frenzy? It isn't even 'sale' time yet.

post #21679 of 52603
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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.

Are the collection suits fully canvassed? Can't tell which are the collection suits on the MJ Bale website.

post #21680 of 52603
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

if anyone wears Extra Large (17.5collar) shirting Id be happy to do a very special price on the Owen and James remaining stock. Otherwise I might cut them up and turn them into pocket squares fing02[1].gif

I'm a large, tempting to chug a few burgers and cash in.

 

By the way, loving this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think of some guy with a loudspeaker yelling, "Not $140, not even $139.50 but $139!!!!!!"

post #21681 of 52603
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Are the collection suits fully canvassed? Can't tell which are the collection suits on the MJ Bale website.

They only sell 2 collection suits online. They are both over $1,000.

 

They have at least 3 or 4 more in the shop. MJ Bale and Herringbone only put a limited range online.

post #21682 of 52603
I think i need a black cap toe oxford. C&J hallam or meermin or other?
post #21683 of 52603
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I think i need a black cap toe oxford. C&J hallam or meermin or other?

I have the hallams - i think its a great shoe.

 

Have you thought about the C&J Westbourne's? Same last as the hallam's but a bit different. I can take a few "life" photos if you like

post #21684 of 52603
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Wow. Herringbone sure is selling a lot of stuff quickly! A $400 suit? That costs $1,200-$1,300 full price. Must be their version of click frenzy? It isn't even 'sale' time yet.

Herringbone used to have a "Warehouse sale" once or twice a year that would visit capital cities (well, at least Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as Sydney). It provided an excellent opportunity to pick up suits and jackets cheaply, and some people scored some great bargains when they sold off their "Cheaney for Herringbone" shoes a couple of years ago, too.

However, they haven't had such a sale outside Sydney for over a year now, which is unfortunate for the bargain-lovers who don't live in the harbour city!

In the one that they had last year, they were selling suits for $400 (I think), Italian- and Turkish-made chino pants for $50, and polo shirts and knitwear at knock-down prices, too.

Speaking of polo shirts (as I remember that both Kent Wang and RL Polo polo shirts were mentioned recently), the good thing about polo shirts from Kent Wang, Herringbone and MJ Bale is that they have so-called "shirt collars", that is, collars made from the same fabric as the body of the polo shirt, instead of the curly collars that most polo shirts have.

I picked up a few made-in-Italy polo shirts from MJ Bale last year and they are terrific - quite slim-cut, with a long placket, a shirt collar and smoked mother-of-pearl buttons. Highly recommended, particularly if you can get them on sale.
post #21685 of 52603
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I think i need a black cap toe oxford. C&J hallam or meermin or other?

Mate I hate to pick on you but this is a silly question. Obviously C&J will exceed Meermin in terms of leather, build quality and of course price.

 

Your shoe choice is a matter of preference.

post #21686 of 52603
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I think i need a black cap toe oxford. C&J hallam or meermin or other?

Meermin and C&J are at two very different price points.

If you're looking at C&J, I'd opt for Carmina. IMO, their styles are more elegant, and their finishing is superior.
post #21687 of 52603
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

^^ 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.

Speaking of MJ Bale, I am seriously eying off the blue Xavier cotton suit... might head down to the Melbourne store in the hope they have some in stock. It looks like they have a few colours available, so I am thinking this might be an affordable way to quickly build out a summer suit wardrobe.
post #21688 of 52603
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Speaking of MJ Bale, I am seriously eying off the blue Xavier cotton suit... might head down to the Melbourne store in the hope they have some in stock. It looks like they have a few colours available, so I am thinking this might be an affordable way to quickly build out a summer suit wardrobe.

I ended up buying one. Really like it, but I had to size up due to pulling around the shoulders which meant getting the waist brought in. Definitely try it on before purchasing.

post #21689 of 52603
Out of interest, is the colour as bright and vibrant as the website?
post #21690 of 52603
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Out of interest, is the colour as bright and vibrant as the website?

No, this is a more true to life pic of it: http://www.themensshop.com.au/MJ-Bale-Cotton-Blue-Blazer/MJ-Bale-Jackets/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=121107_customer

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