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Originally Posted by Gilmour View Post

Where do people in Sydney or Australia go for a decent casual/dress leather Belts, I have searched but have not come up with anything in the Quality like say this on Herrings http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=5278&colourid=2773&brandid=6

What's wrong with those? They look gorgeous. Belts are something that I am looking at now and I think I will have to go online as there just isn't anything for the same price point around.

post #21857 of 52376
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I think the fine weave (garza fina) grenadines seem to be a lot more delicate than the garza grossa ties. I've got four Kent Wang grenadines which are of the latter type and they've been fine after nearly a year.

Garza grossa:



Garza fina:


More info here and here. A tailor should be able to fix the pulls, I believe.

Looks like the advice is to use a tool like this thing

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Snag-Nab-It-Tool---2-1-2--Fabric-Care---Storage_stcVVproductId47580287VVcatId539600VVviewprod.htm

Anyone seen something similar in fabric stores in Aus? All I know of is spotlight. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Would rather not wait for eBay delivery - I'm worried that I'll tear the pulls in that time (some have already torn frown.gif )
post #21858 of 52376
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I was asking about 100 pages back.

 

RM Williams, Tanner Goods, Saddleback leathergoods (100 year warranty), Hunt Leather, Herringshoes. Et al.

Thanks some of those at Hunt Leather look really nice

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

These look pretty good if you don't mind mail ordering: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-Accessories-cln-Belts/Categories

 

Also these for casual belts: http://www.narragansettleathers.com/

 

Have a look at this post: http://putthison.com/search/belts

Cheers  will check these out 

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

What's wrong with those? They look gorgeous. Belts are something that I am looking at now and I think I will have to go online as there just isn't anything for the same price point around.

They are nice but I thought I would try to buy a local product first before I opt to buy over seas

 

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post #21859 of 52376
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Originally Posted by Gilmour View Post

Thanks some of those at Hunt Leather look really nice

Cheers  will check these out 

They are nice but I thought I would try to buy a local product first before I opt to buy over seas

 

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Ah k, makes sense. The only true home grown option is RM Williams and their belts can be quite unusual. Last time I checked their Sydney city store they didn't have anything dressy, just big buckle country style stuff.

 

On this topic, does anyone have experience with these? http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/bridle-leather-belt.html I'm considering the natural leather one rather than the Tanner Goods option.

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Edited by Windowpane1967 - 11/21/12 at 2:23am
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^Melbourne, we need to lift our game.
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Windowpane1967, you've put an extra 'n' in your RSVP note.

Melbourne, keep your game as is. LOL biggrin.gif
post #21863 of 52376
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Windowpane1967, you've put an extra 'n' in your RSVP note.
Melbourne, keep your game as is. LOL biggrin.gif

Phew. Close call for us!
post #21864 of 52376
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Phew. Close call for us!

I know, I was ready to get a Creative Director at work to start crafting our 3D scratch 'n sniff cordovan smell inspired invitation..
post #21865 of 52376
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post


Phew. Close call for us!

Ahhh I see, geesh these ol eyes are tired.  

post #21866 of 52376
suits me indeed. is there a sock policy at the tats?

i see my last post was not put together properly but good deduction JM
post #21867 of 52376
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Ah k, makes sense. The only true home grown option is RM Williams and their belts can be quite unusual. Last time I checked their Sydney city store they didn't have anything dressy, just big buckle country style stuff.

 

On this topic, does anyone have experience with these? http://www.kentwang.com/accessories/bridle-leather-belt.html I'm considering the natural leather one rather than the Tanner Goods option.

 

 

They look really nice

 

This one Gerry Nelson suggested has plenty of options      http://putthison.com/search/belts

post #21868 of 52376
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Ahhh I see, geesh these ol eyes are tired.  

Fixed.  Time to get the Scratch n Sniff happening.

post #21869 of 52376
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Originally Posted by elvish View Post

suits me indeed. is there a sock policy at the tats?
i see my last post was not put together properly but good deduction JM

Yep, no boring socks and trousers optional.

post #21870 of 52376
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Pulls on grenadine ties: how do you all prevent/deal with those?
I seem to be averaging about 1 a day on my HC Grenadines at the moment which is a shame because I love them. At this rate they will be looking pretty tattered in a few months! I have reasonably calloused hands so this probably contributes, but they also seem to just appear for no reason.
I have read that snipping them is akin to cutting a hole in the tie and should be avoided in favour of pulling back into the weave.
I can't see how I can do this without going to great effort and having specialist equipment, however.
Should I just snip them and accept that it's the kind of thing that's going to need to be replaced every year or so?
I'm actually getting some swatches from a different mill at present that my maker says are very durable, as I have relayed the concerns over the grenadine pulling to him. I should have them before Xmas and have stock in march all going well. Grenadine is an open, looser weave though so is a lot more susceptible to this than a tightly woven fabric. I have read a few old threads on this and David Hober recommends pulling them through with a special tool though I must admit I do snip them neatly when one pops up, but I've managed to cut them down to almost none now by keeping my nails trimmed and hands moisturised.

This is the thread I was thinking of from AAAA.

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?116941-Thread-pulls-and-serious-doubts-about-Grenadine-ties
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