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post #21826 of 57223
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Just my observation from thrifting the Bone stuff but the shirts and ties were much better about 5 years ago IMO. I was wearing a very nice Bone tie I thrifted and the silk Made in Italy quality was like a hand made job with robust silk.

 

agreed. i have 3 "herringbone sydney" ties compared to 2 old "herringbone" ties. the newer ties have thicker weaves in silk and lining - means a bigger, slightly looser knot and are all 9cm wide. preferred the older ones that were just 8cm.

post #21827 of 57223
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Thanks guys. I'm impatiently waiting to wear them everywhere, get them beat up and then spend an episode of Dexter polishing them up nicely.
EDIT: Except when Hannah McKay is on screen. Then I'm looking at the screen not my shoes.


Mmmmmm Yvonne Strahovski. Really making me want to find some time to catch up on the last couple seasons. For more of her (sexy spy outfits abound) check out Chuck :)

post #21828 of 57223
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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post

Hi TBM,

THey've always used FedEx when I've ordered from them. Best they've done is 3 days to my door.

FedEx it is and it costs an arm and a leg and real bitch to get hold of if you miss the home delivery. For what you pay the service is not good.
post #21829 of 57223
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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

If this was me it would be like being Alice and looking into wonderland!!!!!!!!!! Hope they don't have snobby staff that's what annoys me about most retail stores :)

P.S.

I can't believe I missed this post....thank you whoever quoted it!

post #21830 of 57223
I sent my mate to buy his first two work suits at MJ Bale today as part of the $1000 deal... I feel like I have done him a great service. To think what he might have ended up with....
post #21831 of 57223
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

FedEx it is and it costs an arm and a leg and real bitch to get hold of if you miss the home delivery. For what you pay the service is not good.

Oh, lucky I put my work address for this delivery.

What are people's thoughts on tassel loafers? Actually, scratch that. What are people's favourite way to wear their shoes? E.g. Are you the type to polish them weekly with a specific colour of polish or to scuff them up or ... XYZ.

I'm just curious smile.gif
post #21832 of 57223
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I sent my mate to buy his first two work suits at MJ Bale today as part of the $1000 deal... I feel like I have done him a great service. To think what he might have ended up with....

Oh nice one man smile.gif

EDIT: And you've likely saved him a little bit of money, too. He owes you a drink!
post #21833 of 57223
My last friend that I gave advice too (in the pre MJ Bale Melbourne days - I said to go to Azzarro, failing that Herringbone or MJ Bale at DJs) flagrantly disregarded my wisdom and ended up with a disgusting suit from "Joe Black the Tailor".
post #21834 of 57223
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Oh, lucky I put my work address for this delivery.
What are people's thoughts on tassel loafers? Actually, scratch that. What are people's favourite way to wear their shoes? E.g. Are you the type to polish them weekly with a specific colour of polish or to scuff them up or ... XYZ.
I'm just curious smile.gif

On feet, except on Fridays where I wear them as gloves.

post #21835 of 57223
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

My last friend that I gave advice too (in the pre MJ Bale Melbourne days - I said to go to Azzarro, failing that Herringbone or MJ Bale at DJs) flagrantly disregarded my wisdom and ended up with a disgusting suit from "Joe Black the Tailor".

Joe Black quality doesn't seem too bad, not a fan of the cuts though. I've suggested Azzaro to a few friends, everyones come away very happy.
post #21836 of 57223
Correction: he walked out with 2 suits, 6 shirts and 1 tie - damn good salespeople in there!
post #21837 of 57223
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

On feet, except on Fridays where I wear them as gloves.

Well played.
post #21838 of 57223
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Correction: he walked out with 2 suits, 6 shirts and 1 tie - damn good salespeople in there!

LOL - is the tie solid navy?

When I worked at Herringbone, I wouldn't let a man leave the store without purchasing an 8cm wide navy twill tie (the old Lake Como ones) if he didn't already own a similarly serviceable navy tie.
post #21839 of 57223
Haha no it gets better - the tie was "one of those knitted material ones".

He is now asking me about the "etiquette on wearing those pocket hankerchiefs". MJ Bale gave him two for free as well...

I've created a monster...
post #21840 of 57223
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Oh nice one man smile.gif
EDIT: And you've likely saved him a little bit of money, too. He owes you a drink!

 

Yep, good work Lachyzee. From what I can gather, an MJ Bale $500 suit is great quality for the price. For any dollar saved below that, I think there is a big comprimise on quality. Whereas anything above that might be a bit exorbitant for a first suit. I don't know of any other OTR suiting option that offers the same quality at $500. What I fear is the mass popularity the brand is getting and what that might do to both the Australian suiting market and the long term direction of the brand.

 

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Cheers have updated. Can you think of any other brands you considered or problems you had when you first started your SF adventure?

I see a lot of people buying Saba, Oxford and Calibre. They seem to have quite a following. FXH posted a few hundred pages back that he found a Sportscraft suit to be quite good quality (I think)? I personally haven't seen their stuff, but the music that comes from the store and layout definitely looks fashion forward. When I get the time I might look into the pricing and quality of their suits. Other than that, you have done a great bit of work with the wiki, I am starting to like it.

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