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Just confirming that Rekaris shoe repairs are on Russell Street yeah? Not Lonsdale (old shop)?

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Great minds? cheers.gif

 

Woke up to what my weather app said was 9 degrees. So glad I packed this chunky db shawl cardigan.

 

I knew that, one day, this purchase would make sense (I bought this while I was still in Singapore).

 

 

 

Saw that one on the tumblr - one of many of my favourite looks worship.gif. Swap your ciggies for Cubans, and let's smoke up.

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Inverallan stocklists include neighbour store, coggles (IIRC) and end clothing, among others (again, IIRC).

 

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Inverallan* - looks damn nice. Which stockist did he get it from?

 

I kopped mine from an interesting company, Allevol.com http://www.allevol.com

It's run by a guy named Taka in the UK who is very pleasant to deal with. Picked up the last small size from him. 

Part of the allure with this sweater company was the story - a bunch of fishermen's wives who decided to sell their knitting online. However, they cut back their email ordering, and the website was closed down. Stylefo members used to be able to order individualised hand-knitted sweaters at a good price (in the ~200 bracket), but now no longer. They still produce but tend to concentrate on larger orders with subsequent increase in their retail price (which is bad, I guess). But as far as I know, some little old Scottish fisherman's wife will still have knitted my sweater from start to finish in her homely cottage by the fireplace lol. Obviously not Inis Meáin or Lockie cashmere (or price either), but it's supposedly made of good quality, hard-wearing, non-China lambswool. What I enjoyed was going on an online journey reading about cashmere and the state of the current industry. Matt might be able to comment more than I can on knitwear...

 

In other news, my brother returned from his HK/Japan trip with suitcases full of goodies - AC shirts, YWY commissions, awesome Japanese items. Got to give him an A for effort, he managed to visit all 3 Ring Jacket stores. Tried on his RJ tweed blazer from the Osaka store and OMG, I just about died. Awesome fit for RTW and basically feels like MTM. Didn't need to alter the sleeves at all. Perfect soft shoulder and self-quarter-lined. High armholes but you can move your arms all round with the jacket staying still. Super-light. I am very jealous. Can't fault it except that the fabric feels more delicate that I expected - Ring Jacket "Balloon" fabric. He also got to meet some of my blog heroes - the Armoury guys, Mr. Nakagawa of Nackymade fame, the old Italian tailor from Tie Your Tie, etc. Makes me want to get back there again, but my wife won't hear it. Don't think I'll be in Hongers or Japan for a while. Instead, I'm working on preparing her for a visit to Al Bazaar and Liverano.... kekeke

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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Just confirming that Rekaris shoe repairs are on Russell Street yeah? Not Lonsdale (old shop)?

Confirmed.
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I kopped mine from an interesting company, Allevol.com http://www.allevol.com
It's run by a guy named Taka in the UK who is very pleasant to deal with. Picked up the last small size from him. 
Part of the allure with this sweater company was the story - a bunch of fishermen's wives who decided to sell their knitting online. However, they cut back their email ordering, and the website was closed down. Stylefo members used to be able to order individualised hand-knitted sweaters at a good price (in the ~200 bracket), but now no longer. They still produce but tend to concentrate on larger orders with subsequent increase in their retail price (which is bad, I guess). But as far as I know, some little old Scottish fisherman's wife will still have knitted my sweater from start to finish in her homely cottage by the fireplace lol. Obviously not Inis Meáin or Lockie cashmere (or price either), but it's supposedly made of good quality, hard-wearing, non-China lambswool. What I enjoyed was going on an online journey reading about cashmere and the state of the current industry. Matt might be able to comment more than I can on knitwear...

In other news, my brother returned from his HK/Japan trip with suitcases full of goodies - AC shirts, YWY commissions, awesome Japanese items. Got to give him an A for effort, he managed to visit all 3 Ring Jacket stores. Tried on his RJ tweed blazer from the Osaka store and OMG, I just about died. Awesome fit for RTW and basically feels like MTM. Didn't need to alter the sleeves at all. Perfect soft shoulder and self-quarter-lined. High armholes but you can move your arms all round with the jacket staying still. Super-light. I am very jealous. Can't fault it except that the fabric feels more delicate that I expected - Ring Jacket "Balloon" fabric. He also got to meet some of my blog heroes - the Armoury guys, Mr. Nakagawa of Nackymade fame, the old Italian tailor from Tie Your Tie, etc. Makes me want to get back there again, but my wife won't hear it. Don't think I'll be in Hongers or Japan for a while. Instead, I'm working on preparing her for a visit to Al Bazaar and Liverano.... kekeke

I really admire Simone righi from tie your tie. Does he have a store in japan too? I met him in his store in florence 2 yrs ago

Edit: liverano only great if u can go a few times for fittings etc. you are better off visiting frasi tie your tie and if you are in milan for lino's al bazar then go a tad further to torino check out jack emerson .. They are more fruitful for holiday rtw purchases:)
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Also who on here is behind harrison fjord/agoodman.com.au? I stumbled across the website and its pretty cool.. They reference styleforum a few times
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I really admire Simone righi from tie your tie. Does he have a store in japan too? I met him in his store in florence 2 yrs ago
My understanding is he never owned the tie your tie name, it's a Japanese company. But the shop was always his, and it is now named frasi. He still sells the tie your tie knit ties though. There was an article on permanent style recently.
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I kopped mine from an interesting company, Allevol.com http://www.allevol.com

It's run by a guy named Taka in the UK who is very pleasant to deal with. Picked up the last small size from him. 

Part of the allure with this sweater company was the story - a bunch of fishermen's wives who decided to sell their knitting online. However, they cut back their email ordering, and the website was closed down. Stylefo members used to be able to order individualised hand-knitted sweaters at a good price (in the ~200 bracket), but now no longer. They still produce but tend to concentrate on larger orders with subsequent increase in their retail price (which is bad, I guess). But as far as I know, some little old Scottish fisherman's wife will still have knitted my sweater from start to finish in her homely cottage by the fireplace lol. Obviously not Inis Meáin or Lockie cashmere (or price either), but it's supposedly made of good quality, hard-wearing, non-China lambswool. What I enjoyed was going on an online journey reading about cashmere and the state of the current industry. Matt might be able to comment more than I can on knitwear...

 

Hmmm sounds pretty damn good. I needed a cardigan, and went with one from Epaulet - currently in transit. If only I knew about this crowd! Epaulet must charging a huge markup?

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Anyone dealt with luxius in Neutral Bay, Sydney before?

 

Looking to get almost all of my shirts tailored (shortened sleeves and body) and am hoping to find someone local.

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+1 for Equus leather belts I have one in Natural with leather roller on buckle, this is one very well made belt  biggrin.gif

 http://www.equusleather.co.uk/index.php/Bakers-of-Colyton-Leather-Belts/Russet-Oak-Bark-Belt/flypage.tpl.html

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Call it a Topy and it's a chunky piece of rubber suffocating your delicate leather shoes; add "Élysée" to the name and it's the latest stylish addition to your bog standard clodhoppers, allowing you to safely navigate French cobblestones while puffing on your Gauloises and having your photo blogged leaning on a fixie... It's all in the marketing you see laugh.gif

FWIW, I think Topyd shoes can look as well, if not better, than the original leather soles - if done properly. Not to mention the obvious longevity benefits already discussed.
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I don't topy all my shoes straight away though, I usually wait until it's time to get the first heel replacement done at the same time.

I like this idea can you get Elysee topys done in Aus

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Men's Biz is not that cheap @ $169. Strawberrynet has them for $117 + $10 shipping.

 

 

Thanks for this.

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Saw that one on the tumblr - one of many of my favourite looks worship.gif. Swap your ciggies for Cubans, and let's smoke up.

 

Anytime.

 

 

 

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In other news, my brother returned from his HK/Japan trip with suitcases full of goodies - AC shirts, YWY commissions, awesome Japanese items. Got to give him an A for effort, he managed to visit all 3 Ring Jacket stores. Tried on his RJ tweed blazer from the Osaka store and OMG, I just about died. Awesome fit for RTW and basically feels like MTM. Didn't need to alter the sleeves at all. Perfect soft shoulder and self-quarter-lined. High armholes but you can move your arms all round with the jacket staying still. Super-light. I am very jealous. Can't fault it except that the fabric feels more delicate that I expected - Ring Jacket "Balloon" fabric. He also got to meet some of my blog heroes - the Armoury guys, Mr. Nakagawa of Nackymade fame, the old Italian tailor from Tie Your Tie, etc. Makes me want to get back there again, but my wife won't hear it. Don't think I'll be in Hongers or Japan for a while. Instead, I'm working on preparing her for a visit to Al Bazaar and Liverano.... kekeke

 

 

Sounds like an awesome trip. 

 

I found the same (feedback on fit) to be true for RJ, when I was in Hong Kong, as well as Boggi, in Florence. I brought back a navy hopsack 3-roll-2 from Boggi to my tailor get the sleeves shortened, and she was quite taken aback at how well the jacket fit, OTR (she knows how oddly shaped my body is).

 

This chimes with what GW has said before - that Italian and Japanese RTW brands fit the Asian physique quite well.

 

According to Gianfranco (I'm just making up his name, I can't remember it), Italian OTR shirts are made with more room in the front, and a darted back because "we Italians love eating pasta and pizza, we enjoy life". Works great for me, if the shirts fit me as well as they did, fresh off the rack.

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Besides Mensbiz, is there anywhere else that stocks Penhaligon's fragrances for a competitive price?

 

I noticed that Harrolds at Westfield Sydney had Penhaligon's fragrances at 30% off the other day, I am not sure how their prices compare with other sources. 

 

They also had some remaining new Saint Laurent stock that looked like it could fit an skinny 12 year old.

 

Has anyone checked out the new Dior? A bit underwhelming to me but their giant glass and metal stairway down to men's suiting is like the hellmouth version of the Apple Store stair. 

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Hey guys

 

This will be Owen and James' final week as an official Style Forum sponsor so feel free to take advantage of the members discount and also the Chino sale while they are active. Unfortunately we only have a small marketing budget so we are looking to try some other options to get more reach.

 

Ill still be around to handle any questions etc and also hopefully soon be able to let you know about a new MTM suit project that I am working on. biggrin.gif

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^^^ MTM suit project?  bounce2.gif

 

BTW, I finally got my Carminas in Paris.  Lucky it was soldes season, cos' the prices in Paris are at least 20% mark-up to their online store.  Great service from Frederic though.  Due to rain, I have not worn the shoes yet. The ruby shell oxfords are screaming for attention.  If they wear in well, quite likely I will order more shoes online since I know my lasts sizing now.

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