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post #21781 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Is it just me, or is there about 6 clothing brands involved in Click Frenzy?

 

It's not just you. 

 

I had a look around at casual pants and it was slim pickings.  (This skinny pants trend is getting out of hand.)

 

post #21782 of 54935
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Getting a haircut at Rockit barber shop later today. Anyone else scheduled for a haircut today?

Thinking of going tomorrow...
post #21783 of 54935
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post


Some advice to the newbies from someone who's tried both Bone and Bale: Don't put too much stock in the whole Made in China vs Made in Japan argument.
The HBone 'Made in China' suits I owned had a softer, finer hand than their Bale equivalents. Also, HBone's suits are made at the same factory (in China) that produces Z Zegna, so it ain't exactly an amateur op. It's just a gut feel, but there's something quite workman-like about the Bale suit construction; can't quite put my finger on it.
As for shirts, I've had severe consistency issues with Bale shirts; problems I never experienced with HBone (even after they moved production facilities from Turkey to Vietnam). That said, Bale's ties are better than the current crop of Bone's ties, which are, imo, very poorly made.
CEP

I have noticed this too, the construction just doesn't seem as light as some of my other jackets. Upon further investigation I noted a couple of things. Classic jackets are half canvassed, but the canvas is the heaviest and thickest I have come across. It is very inflexible and doesn't move with the wearer much at all. Very strangely, I can actually feel two layers in the canvas (it actually pulls apart into two layers). That is, I can feel a total of four layers in the jacket. This said, the jacket is by no means poor.

post #21784 of 54935
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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

Right, so on the weekend I went to Melbourne, and while there I followed up the lead I had found (and mentioned a couple of hundred pages ago) regarding a stockist for George Cleverley shoes. The Australian stockist is listed as a shop called Double Monk, at 53 Smith St Collingwood.

 

 

Well, I had a wander along Smith St yesterday, and at number 53 there is indeed a shop being fitted out. I couldn't see in exactly, as they had paper screens covering the windows, however, the motif on the paper screens did indeed suggest a shoe shop. Now this was a bit frustrating, I was intrigued, so I thought "bugger it, it's only Collingwood," and I pushed my face up against the glass to try and get a glimpse of the inside of the shop. And indeed, my efforts were well rewarded, as stacked high on the shelves that were just visible between sheets of paper were boxes and boxes of Crockett & Jones. There were also many flash-looking green-coloured boxes with a name I couldn't read.

 

I went home and emailed them. And here's the news - they're hoping to open next Tuesday. 

 

I'm back in Sydney now, but I can easily imagine that there might be some Melbournites at 53 Smith St Collingwood at 9:00a.m.  next Tuesday morning. If so, do let us know how it all is.

 

Cheers,

 

Eightace

Good work 8Ace.  Fine investigation and reporting.  

post #21785 of 54935
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Agree with CEP's assessment. Bone's current ties are so shit it's embarrassing. Also, Bone's MIC suits are not 'bad' suits. Neither are Bale's suits, but they do seem to be reeled off the line quite quickly.
Most of us here have to live with pecuniary constraints of some description, so there will be some compromise somewhere - it's just about deciding what to trade off and whether that trade off is "worth it" (all things considered).

+1 eloquen as usual.  Assessment is correct, there are better options, but at a price.

post #21786 of 54935
theres been talk about this shop for a while. apparently stocking lobb as well. not sure smith st is the right place for it, but im sure ill go past at some point
post #21787 of 54935
I do remember reading on putthison that all things considered you should prioritise fit over construction and "quality". The rationale was along the lines that most garments these days are made to last at least one season, and so, if you're on a budget, get something that fits without worrying so much on quality of construction.
post #21788 of 54935
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I do remember reading on putthison that all things considered you should prioritise fit over construction and "quality". The rationale was along the lines that most garments these days are made to last at least one season, and so, if you're on a budget, get something that fits without worrying so much on quality of construction.

Which is why I bought the jacket.

post #21789 of 54935
Smith St? They are going to have a lot of sockless try-ons, and not many actual buyers, I fear.
post #21790 of 54935
This is the whole article - http://putthison.com/post/16868584358/avoiding-buyers-regret-when-youre-shopping-for

"As they say, fit is king. The first thing anyone notices, even before style, is whether your clothes fit well. A man would look better in a well-fitting pair of jeans and a t-shirt before he would in a sloppy suit."
post #21791 of 54935
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Which is why I bought the jacket.

Which jacket? MJ Bale?
post #21792 of 54935
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Getting a haircut at Rockit barber shop later today. Anyone else scheduled for a haircut today?

Did you not just buy a pair of clippers recently? I noticed they were corded which seemed a bit odd for self-use.

I've had about 2 barber cuts in 3 years since I bought my Wahl clippers, great investment (one or two accidents along the way though, too, it must be said...).
post #21793 of 54935
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Smith St? They are going to have a lot of sockless try-ons, and not many actual buyers, I fear.

It's down the south end of Smith St, while it doesn't have the same image as Collins St, Gertrude St and that corner of Smith do have have some high end fashion stores.
post #21794 of 54935
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Did you not just buy a pair of clippers recently? I noticed they were corded which seemed a bit odd for self-use.
I've had about 2 barber cuts in 3 years since I bought my Wahl clippers, great investment (one or two accidents along the way though, too, it must be said...).

Cord is 3m long - they're the same ones (most, if not all) barbers use.

I trim my beard with them. Regular beard trimmers make choking noises and inevitably die, so I bought these instead.
post #21795 of 54935
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Which jacket? MJ Bale?

Yah, I was talking about a classic collection navy jacket. My other Bale purchase is that Xavier suit, but it doesn't have that problem because it is completely un-constructed.

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