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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post

Brice's Shoe Repair in Castlereagh St.  Best in Sydney IMHO.
Where in Castlereagh St is he, out of interest?
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What sort of price should I expect to pay for a shirt by Charles Nakhles @ Paramatta? I need several standard, every-day plain white business shirts. I am wasting too much money trying to find a OTR brand with a good fit and just wondering if it would be more cost effective to go the bespoke route. I am just asking for ball park prices here, I realise a lot of variables come into play. I have read about $250 which would be the sweet spot for me.... but that information may be outdated.

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Sorry no idea John; but I think having a single pale blue shirt made with those whites would add more versatility.
post #24814 of 48617
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

I can't wear pants without pleats as I have a pretty big ass and thighs; I must come flash my pleats at you some time :P I switch between double and single when I feel like it but it doesn't really seem to me that either one particularly looks better on bigger men; rather that they just look better on bigger men and only sometimes on thinner builds.
Edit: Beijing does them splendidly!

 

Like Mr Bean when he finally dried his pants? :P

 

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Originally Posted by John Appleseed View Post

What sort of price should I expect to pay for a shirt by Charles Nakhles @ Paramatta? I need several standard, every-day plain white business shirts. I am wasting too much money trying to find a OTR brand with a good fit and just wondering if it would be more cost effective to go the bespoke route. I am just asking for ball park prices here, I realise a lot of variables come into play. I have read about $250 which would be the sweet spot for me.... but that information may be outdated.

Why don't you give him a call and find out?
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Why don't you give him a call and find out?

Why am I experiencing deja vu here? ...

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Did you think my suggestion was illogical?
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Sorry - my computer seems to have developed a stutter.
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DR going in for Carminas. I am not sure whether to C&J or Carminas for my next shoe :\.

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

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No. The whole conversation seems to have started in the same fashion as the P Johnson queries we had a few pages back. Checkstar and P. Bear completely flew off the handle, if you can recall?

post #24821 of 48617
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Originally Posted by John Appleseed View Post

What sort of price should I expect to pay for a shirt by Charles Nakhles @ Paramatta? I need several standard, every-day plain white business shirts. I am wasting too much money trying to find a OTR brand with a good fit and just wondering if it would be more cost effective to go the bespoke route. I am just asking for ball park prices here, I realise a lot of variables come into play. I have read about $250 which would be the sweet spot for me.... but that information may be outdated.


May be worth checking out the online MTM offerings first - you can get pretty good results and decent fabrics for $60-$80 each (down to $40 if you prefer, but I don't know what the fabric is like), or as high as you'd like.

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

DR going in for Carminas. I am not sure whether to C&J or Carminas for my next shoe :\.

Carmina - 110% Carmina.
post #24823 of 48617
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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post

Brice's Shoe Repair in Castlereagh St.  Best in Sydney IMHO.
Don't know if they are the best. I have used Brice's and also Coombs Shoe Service @ Strand Arcade. Both do good job. Both will charge you $45.
But again anyone can apply topy with the right tools.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Where in Castlereagh St is he, out of interest?

155 Castlereagh street just outside the Piccadilly Arcade on the DJ's men's side (they used to be in the old Imperial Arcade).   Mr. Brice doesn't own the store, it was bought from him ~ 50 years ago by a late (very nice) gentleman called Michelle.  Michelle also bought Coomb's in the Strand Arcade from Mr. Coomb.  I personally believe the service and work done at Brice's to be better, although some of the repairer's do move between the two shops, and Coomb's is still good too.  They also sell all the Collonil conditioners, creams and sprays and Angelus shoe polish.

 

With regards to a Topy sole, you can choose the colour of the rubber and whether or not you want the sole to be stained or inked.  You can also choose between all rubber heel toplifts (some have a red dot for Topy which I don't like - so specify against me thinks) or 1/2 leather 1/2 rubber ones.  Expect to pay about 40-50 for the Topy, ~70 for Topy and toplift.

 

For what its worth, my family has used them for at least 30 years and the work is almost always spot on and neatly done straight away.  If there is a subsequent problem, they'll fix it up for free without any hassle whatsoever.

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Carmina - 110% Carmina.

I think i'll wait for Rob's answer. Everything he wears, except his popover, I envy to the nth degree.

 

TBM, did you get yours through the Armory?

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