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post #25501 of 54952
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Thank-you. What's the quality like compared to PJs at that $1500 price point? I don't really know how to tell...

well i never ordered a suit from yao, but from what i saw the stuff was nice. there are pros and cons to using this service vs p johnson, but they balance each other out really. if youre comfortable with the fit and quality of p johnson, then you dont need to change.
if you'd like a bit more flexibility over the design, and perhaps access to different fabrics, then yao is worth considering.
whilst yao is full bespoke, youre not going to get a fitting unless you tie it in with a trip to hkg. and if you were doing that, you'd have a whole lot of other options to consider.

p johnson is a MTM business and youre constrained to what they can offer you in terms of design. if youre looking for something more, this might be an alternative
post #25502 of 54952
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Looking good JM!
Sorry for stinking up this page but just wondering if you guys give your il bisonte wallets any care? E.g. I've had mine for just over a month and am wondering if I should be worried as the 'foldy-bit' of my bill fold looks like it's had a bit of shit rubbed all over it (its got browny bits on the grain); or is natural leather supposed to be treated tough like raw denim?

I love my Bisonte. I say treat it rough, it can take it. Not speaking from a position of any authority mind you. From memory it takes about 6 months to darken up and wear in.

I'm on my second. It's about 3 years old now.

post #25503 of 54952
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Originally Posted by boff View Post


I love my Bisonte. I say treat it rough, it can take it. Not speaking from a position of any authority mind you. From memory it takes about 6 months to darken up and wear in.

I'm on my second. It's about 3 years old now.

Beautiful.

post #25504 of 54952
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

i went last year and ordered some shirts. he had a deal going on thomas mason stuff.
the suit prices were pretty similar to chan, but chan has increased a bit of late so im not sure if yao has done the same.
$1200 and up. expect $1500 for something half decent.

Foxy, how much were the shirts and what did you think of the outcome?
post #25505 of 54952
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

So I went a bit overboard shopping for winter today..

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14 wale cords. I sized up as they look quite slim

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All from Lands End and all were on sale. Plus an extra 25% off the total order. Came to $179 or thereabouts.

Also got the following Longwings. I've heard quite a lot of good stuff about this company and for $79 I thought why not.

http://www.beckettsimonon.com/products/hugheslongwing3

Prof, have you got your delivery from LE yet? If so how's the fit?
post #25506 of 54952
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Foxy, how much were the shirts and what did you think of the outcome?

150 each if you ordered 3 or more. i didnt get the collar design right, but otherwise fit was good and well made. they didnt do thick buttons at the time so i dont like those, but they now offer properly thick mop buttons as standard.

there has been no mention of a shirt offer this timea round though
post #25507 of 54952
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

150 each if you ordered 3 or more. i didnt get the collar design right, but otherwise fit was good and well made. they didnt do thick buttons at the time so i dont like those, but they now offer properly thick mop buttons as standard.

there has been no mention of a shirt offer this timea round though

Cheers mate.
post #25508 of 54952
Guys just want to give you a heads-up about an online site I found, for fragrances, after shave etc.

They are called onlinebeautybuys, and have storefronts on eBay and Amazon UK. They stock quite a large range of medium and high-end brands at prices as good as any I've found online. Shipping is free world-wide, using Royail Mail International. (eBay shop seems to be cheaper).

For example, I bought a 75ml bottle of L'Instant de Guerlain from them for a tick under $50 shipped. It arrived 5 business days after I placed the order.

Thier feedback on both eBay and Amazon is pretty much 100% across a huge number of transacions, so they would seem to be very reliable.
post #25509 of 54952
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Originally Posted by zachary12 View Post


Capsule store in Syd stocks Tanner IIRC. Not sure if it's any cheaper.

thanks - they only have black buckle on their site - any idea where the physical store is (website has zero info)

post #25510 of 54952
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

thanks - they only have black buckle on their site - any idea where the physical store is (website has zero info)

Westfield Sydney

post #25511 of 54952
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Guys just want to give you a heads-up about an online site I found, for fragrances, after shave etc.

They are called onlinebeautybuys, and have storefronts on eBay and Amazon UK. They stock quite a large range of medium and high-end brands at prices as good as any I've found online. Shipping is free world-wide, using Royail Mail International. (eBay shop seems to be cheaper).

For example, I bought a 75ml bottle of L'Instant de Guerlain from them for a tick under $50 shipped. It arrived 5 business days after I placed the order.

Thier feedback on both eBay and Amazon is pretty much 100% across a huge number of transacions, so they would seem to be very reliable.

Can you give some advice on what fragrances I should be wearing?

 

I bought some Tommy Hilfiger at a sale from work. It cost $30 and lasts about 20 minutes.

post #25512 of 54952
After about 17 months of wear, I took my Weymouths into Rekaris today to ask his opinion on the condition of the sole. He said I can still Topy them now, for $35. Which means that the sole still has a bit of life left in it (enough to put a Topy on). A half re-sole is $45, and a full re-sole is $120-ish (can't quite remember the exact detail).

Of course, the devil is in the details. He's not sure if the guy in charge of re-stitching (who used to work for RM Williams) can do a channeled-sole shoe.
Nor is he confident that he can hide the stitching from above, so the sole will be a fraction wider (it will look like a standard Loake or Church sole).
And of course, he can't get water-resistant oak-bark leather in this country anymore (because the guy who used to make it has gone out of business).

Other options : http://www.goodyearwelted.co.uk - charge 90 pounds for a full resole. I haven't yet dug into the details regarding this operation.

American Tailors will take care of the entire process for me for between $250-$280 which is on par with what C&J New York charge for a full return-to-factory process. Other posts on the forum say the London stores charge about 100 pounds, not including postage.

As I'm not exactly flush with cash at the moment (and I'm hoping to buy a new pair of Chukkas sometime this year) I might just Topy them now, and get them resoled in a few more years.

I've also read (on other threads in this forum) that C&J can only resole your show a finite number of times. They won't offer the service for a shoe that has already had two resoles.

Any other thoughts on the matter are appreciated smile.gif
post #25513 of 54952
It might also be worth investigating MacLeods. I know they offer some sort of resoling service, but I'm not sure of the quality.
post #25514 of 54952
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Can you give some advice on what fragrances I should be wearing?

 

I bought some Tommy Hilfiger at a sale from work. It cost $30 and lasts about 20 minutes.

Atelier Cologne.

 

I cannot rave enough about them.

 

Orange Sanguine- orange citrus with complex sandalwood base.

Trefle Pur- fresh green grass with cedarwood base.

 

Just try the samples first.  Man, these are the bees-neez to me.

post #25515 of 54952
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Originally Posted by boff View Post


I love my Bisonte. I say treat it rough, it can take it. Not speaking from a position of any authority mind you. From memory it takes about 6 months to darken up and wear in.

I'm on my second. It's about 3 years old now.

nice i have the same 6 card billfold - mine didnt get as dark as yours though

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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post


i went last year and ordered some shirts. he had a deal going on thomas mason stuff.
the suit prices were pretty similar to chan, but chan has increased a bit of late so im not sure if yao has done the same.
$1200 and up. expect $1500 for something half decent.

 

i quite like wwchan .. orazio luciano also worth a look at one of the resellers

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