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Questions from a lurker, just wondering what the usual cost for shortening jacket sleeves and the hem of some suit pants are in Sydney?

 

I picked up quite a few suits in Hong Kong, including a few from Lee Baron - unfortunately/fortunately I've become a bit less round! Getting the suits taken in over here seem to cost a fortune with places like sewspecial and hayel charging I think it was $300.

 

So, instead of killing myself on alteration costs I've picked up a few cheapies (some not so cheap) and had them altered. I just took one to Lucy's the other day and I didn't ask for the price, but I'd been all pinned up the price for shortening the sleeves (moving 1 button hole) and shortening the pant hems cost $92? I left the suit with her but the pricing was pretty steep, given it was a cheap suit to tide me over until another trip to HK.

 

I also picked up a Hugo Boss from DJs (alterations were only $90 for sleeves, trousers and bringing in the jacket sides), which I understand is loathed on here, but I was looking for some discounted Canali or Zegna Z and no pickings were to be found given my late decision to hunt for bargains in the new year.

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You ever cook them using the method Heston Blumenthal showed off? Slowly, over a pot of simmering water. Turns out lovely.

 

my sister in law made it like that.. with some smoked salmon/bacon, a bit of salad and some quality bread... it's the greatest.

post #24348 of 58015
Just got home after seeing David Byrne and St Vincent. What a fantastic show!
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Scrambled eggs - breakfast of champions!

You ever cook them using the method Heston Blumenthal showed off? Slowly, over a pot of simmering water. Turns out lovely.


This is hardly a new thing to Blumenthal btw. The actual scramble eggs part is ~6 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3gUdsRviaE
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Yeah I was thinking how mad when I realized the series on Fox is a a repeat!
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You ever cook them using the method Heston Blumenthal showed off? Slowly, over a pot of simmering water. Turns out lovely.

I did and they turned out bloody hard boiled.... I'll have to try again.
post #24352 of 58015
I tried the Serge Lutens - Chergui and Un Bois Vanille mix today. I didn't even get one comment. Colleagues must be an undistinguished lot - clearly wasted on them.
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I tried the Serge Lutens - Chergui and Un Bois Vanille mix today. I didn't even get one comment. Colleagues must be an undistinguished lot - clearly wasted on them.
I usually take comments on my fragrance as a sign I've got too much on, so don't take it personally.
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Rockit Barber - great cut! They were super busy though. Just caught a quiet 10 mins at around 10 am. Those guys are really passionate about hair, and it shows. btw, Melbourne meet up this Friday? I like Siglo, and can make the booking - Gerry and Matt had expressed interest earlier in the thread...

Rockit are great - Was there again last Friday afternoon, I can't believe that I spent so long going to my old shop (pro tip: apparently Friday afternoon is their busiest time of the week).

I don't think I can make it this Friday, as I expect to be be thoroughly hung-over from back-to-back Weezer shows on Wednesday and Thursday night.
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Rockit are good. I was in there yesterday too. Can be a touch hit and miss though depending on who you get. My pre-christmas cut was great. Yesterday, not so much.

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I love side parts. Going by their recommendations and hoping to pick up a tin of Uppercut pomade this week - the uppercut website is pretty cool btw. Enjoy Weezer! Hopefully looking just like buddy holly?
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Rockit are great - Was there again last Friday afternoon, I can't believe that I spent so long going to my old shop (pro tip: apparently Friday afternoon is their busiest time of the week).

I don't think I can make it this Friday, as I expect to be be thoroughly hung-over from back-to-back Weezer shows on Wednesday and Thursday night.

Weezer. Pink Triangle - what a tune.
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From the cardholder's product-page:

 

 

They are a steal for the price in my opinion - you're right they're cheaper than their competitors, but Aspinal has a fairly good reputation from what I can gather. Then again, I don't know if they're particularly 'cheap' either - their briefcases start at 495 GBP (see also: http://www.aspinaloflondon.com/eshop-catalogue/mens-collection/business-cases/slim-attache-case/6351-35-slim-attache-case-in-smooth-dark-tan-and-espresso-suede). Their best deals tend to be in the wallet arena. 

 

I can't find too much fault with Aspinal's construction and the quality of the leather they use. I will admit, though, that my experience with them is limited to a folio that I got as a gift. I really like the hand of the leather. A couple of scruff marks add, not take away, character to the folio. There's a picture of the folio just below.

 

(Am also curious that one would consider Aspinal as 'cheap'.)

 

 

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They do - if I recall correctly, postage was around AUD30 or so and I got it in less than a week.

 

That's very decent pricing for shipping to Australia, and in that time frame. Will drop them an email and ask about the navy M-65. I take it you're happy with the build, and the price point?

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Getting a shirt made with PJohnson. From those who've had shirt commissions, what did you opt for in a relatively conservative business environment?
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Getting a shirt made with PJohnson. From those who've had shirt commissions, what did you opt for in a relatively conservative business environment?

Have you changed jobs?
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