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post #25276 of 58003
Speaking of Herringbone, I took a look in the local store last week and picked up a couple of self-tie bow ties as part of their sale.

I also noticed that they have some new shirts in stock, that they've dropped the price on some of their shirts as the full price is now $150 instead of $180 - $190 (although some shirts are still priced at $180) and that due to the 50% off sale, there are some nice shirts that can be had for $75 whilst the sale is on.

Herringbone also now have a range of slim-fit shirts in a 14.5/37 neck size, which might appeal to some people (although definitely not me!).
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I am a little confused here…..
Do you mean – when I told her how old he was ?

At the risk of putting words into CD's mouth, I believe that when he was a child, he said that his mum was XX years of age when he was talking with the postman. Given that there are many women out there who don't like their actual age to be discussed, his mum was unsurprisingly not really pleased that he had disclosed that information to the postman!
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Speaking of Herringbone, I took a look in the local store last week and picked up a couple of self-tie bow ties as part of their sale.

I also noticed that they have some new shirts in stock, that they've dropped the price on some of their shirts as the full price is now $150 instead of $180 - $190 (although some shirts are still priced at $180) and that due to the 50% off sale, there are some nice shirts that can be had for $75 whilst the sale is on.

Herringbone also now have a range of slim-fit shirts in a 14.5/37 neck size, which might appeal to some people (although definitely not me!).

HB shirts never fit me properly but the quality has gotten worse i reckon

post #25279 of 58003

Thanks Gerry for the rec. on Master Cobbler for my Topy.

Was very pleasing to drop them off, have him look them all over, and comment on how beautiful they are. Knew they were in good hands. The job is perfect. (... on my Herring Chaucer II)

 

Also picked up my (bexley) shoe trees from deingesicht today (thanks again) and they are great.

$16.50 ea bargain, great shape and cedar. 

 

 


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Matt, I think an MJ Bale or Herringbone, on spesh, would be an excellent first suit. I'd go navy as I think it is more versatile and looks less like you've worn a 'business suit' on the weekend as a charcoal may. Lighter greys are okay for daytime, but might not be right for an evening function. Navy also goes with a broader range of complexions.

 

 

+1 on navy/ dark navy, also on getting decent quality (ie >$700 ish).

When the suit is nice you will be looking for reasons to wear it more often, and a dark suit will also be ideal for fancy dinner/ dates.

post #25280 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

HB shirts never fit me properly but the quality has gotten worse i reckon

There has been a noticeable drop in quality. This was confirmed to me by Matt Jensen (although he obviously had an incentive to say so).

post #25281 of 58003
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Anybody here old enough to remember the song Election Day by Arcadia (Duran Duran)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3Yy6c0Tlvk

Days of boys in makeup and HUGE MFecking Shoulder Pads.

HowElection Day on Day by Lyle Lovett. If you swap the shoulder pads for bolo ties, that is..
post #25282 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Anybody here old enough to remember the song Election Day by Arcadia (Duran Duran)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3Yy6c0Tlvk

Days of boys in makeup and HUGE MFecking Shoulder Pads.

I still listen to this.

Mind you I think this is a better video http://vimeo.com/18521738 same bad hair, make up and Oxford St induced hangovers via French's
post #25283 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

HB shirts never fit me properly but the quality has gotten worse i reckon

Personally speaking, I haven't noticed that the quality has become worse. Having said that, though, I've thought that their shirts are considerably overpriced ever since they moved production of shirts out of Australia and over to Pakistan and then Vietnam.

Given our higher production costs, I'm prepared to pay $180 for a decent, Australian-made shirt. However, I see no reason to pay that much for a shirt made for a fraction of the cost in a third-world country, particularly when brands like Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin sell very similar shirts for about a quarter of the price.

Of course (as has been discussed previously in this thread), Herringbone are not the only offenders in this regard as there are plenty of other shirts for sale for eyewatering prices in Australia that are very ordinary in terms of quality (such as Baubridge and Kay, Thomas Pink, and in fact pretty much everything in the business shirt section of David Jones).
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Personally speaking, I haven't noticed that the quality has become worse. Having said that, though, I've thought that their shirts are considerably overpriced ever since they moved production of shirts out of Australia and over to Pakistan and then Vietnam.

Given our higher production costs, I'm prepared to pay $180 for a decent, Australian-made shirt. However, I see no reason to pay that much for a shirt made for a fraction of the cost in a third-world country, particularly when brands like Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin sell very similar shirts for about a quarter of the price.

Of course (as has been discussed previously in this thread), Herringbone are not the only offenders in this regard as there are plenty of other shirts for sale for eyewatering prices in Australia that are very ordinary in terms of quality (such as Baubridge and Kay, Thomas Pink, and in fact pretty much everything in the business shirt section of David Jones).

 

Just out of interest, how would a Cottonwork ($75 tier) compare against Herringbone's $180 shirts? And what about the Thomas Mason and Tessitura Monti tiers?

 

One other thing I've noticed is that Cottonwork's TessMonti shirts are 200 thread-count (and cost approx 210 AUD) and the Thomas Mason ones are 120 thread-count and cost $140. Are Thomas Mason and TessMonti otherwise of equal quality?

post #25285 of 58003
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I still listen to this.

Mind you I think this is a better video http://vimeo.com/18521738 same bad hair, make up and Oxford St induced hangovers via French's

LOL to the synchronised double clap.

post #25286 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post


I was not born in Balmain. Most people who were born in Balmain have cashed in long ago and moved to Woy Woy - but have lived there for the last twenty years. So I know a lot of the businesses in the area. Jazma shoes in the Arcade are also good - shoe repair and a small retail section (Loakes, Wolverine Boots, Bartelesi).
 

I will keep my eyes open for a well dressed gentlemen. Unless you are a 441er, in which case I won't see you.

 

Small world, I use Jazma shoes for my repairs and Topying.

 

When I first went in there I took my Loakes with me. I put them down on the counter, and asked one of the brothers, 'have you ever topy'ed a shoe before?'. He stared at me for about 3 seconds and then just laughed. I was actually offended at first, then I realised that I must have offended him :). They charge $45 per pair. I am pretty sure the cobbler's association has gotten together on topying - Coombs charges the same amount. They also sell RM Williams (for Oil, when he visits).

 

Anyway, Nicholas, if you are going to buy business shirts, you may aswell just spend a little more and get some Kiton shirts, they're pretty nice.

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Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post
 

Just out of interest, how would a Cottonwork ($75 tier) compare against Herringbone's $180 shirts? And what about the Thomas Mason and Tessitura Monti tiers?

 

One other thing I've noticed is that Cottonwork's TessMonti shirts are 200 thread-count (and cost approx 210 AUD) and the Thomas Mason ones are 120 thread-count and cost $140. Are Thomas Mason and TessMonti otherwise of equal quality?

 

I think price is a multi-causal factor, not just thread count. There's the ply-count, and not forgetting the quality of the cotton, itself (pima/upland/tree/Egyptian/Turkish/Chinese/Indian/Australian etc etc etc), and whether it's a cotton blend, or pure cotton, etc, etc, etc...

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Anyway, Nicholas, if you are going to buy business shirts, you may as well just spend a little more and get some Kiton shirts, they're pretty nice.

MS, I disagree. He should book tickets to Italy, go to Naples and have some shirts handmade by Anna Matuozzo and her family.
post #25289 of 58003

Not a big fan of Topy for shoes. especially if the workmanship is poor then it can be quite obvious that a thin layer of plastic has been stuck on. look cheap to me. why ruin your shoes that way? I try not to wear my shoes more than twice a week.

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

I think price is a multi-causal factor, not just thread count. There's the ply-count, and not forgetting the quality of the cotton, itself (pima/upland/tree/Egyptian/Turkish/Chinese/Indian/Australian etc etc etc), and whether it's a cotton blend, or pure cotton, etc, etc, etc...

 

Cottonwork doesn't seem to provide info on ply count unfortunately, but both are 'Super-fine Egyptian cotton' according to the website, and all are pure cotton generally. I'm mainly interested in whether TessMonti is noticeably better than the Thomas Mason fabric (which I have a sample of, and was quite impressed by when feeling it and comparing to Cottonwork's own fabric tiers). Thanks for the info re: ply count though, will keep an eye out. Generally 2-ply cotton shirts tend to be standard at the higher end, as I understand it?

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