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PS - March 2011 edition of Mens Health pg 135 - 137 an interesting article on MTM suits ft P Johnson (and then pg 138 - 141 if you like watches)
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
Yeah, I'm worried if I start posting too manmy pictures I'll be recognised by the lurkers... Sydney is a sartorial small pond and I know the good dressers are few and far between - the ones I see have most probably discovered this forum and this thread.

This gets me thinking actually - what motivated you other Aussie-based coves to register on a largely seppo-dominated Internet forum?

In my case I was actually living in the USA when I first got hooked. When I relocated back home, I had to buy swags of business wear in a hurry (hadn't needed any in SoCal) so I gave B&S a workout.
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Originally Posted by monogram View Post
Small world, I'm in the building as well! Glad to hear there's another eGent (thanks, fxh) around.

Feel free to say hi next time.

Wow. 500 Bourke must be some kind of sartorial gravitational force. I am a regular there, as NAB is a partner in the project I am working on. In my last job NAB was a client, and I haunted the place.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
I thought Sydney had the worst bogans. Then I went to a Geelong v Collingwood match. Yikes.

I was in Sydney in November for a wedding. We stayed in Star City (cousin got 'mates rates' for the family apartments).
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I thought Sydney had the worst bogans. Then I went to a Geelong v Collingwood match. Yikes.

I'll have you know some very influential and well dressed members of SF support the Pies
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Meanwhile, in my search for a good cheap dinner suit, I saw some 2nd hand BOSS suits (current model with peak-lapel, single button) on the internet for about $100. So I went into the city store to try them on. The shoulder construction is so awful (probably due to a cheap construction methods using a single huge wad of padding) that there is a huge 'gap' between the bottom of the shoulder padding and where it meets the contour of my upper arm. So in order to make my shoulders fit you have to upsize to a 54...which broadens the shoulders too much and results in a very poor fitting over the chest and waist.

So I'll give BOSS a miss then. They are a very poorly constructed, cheap suit. Pre Style-Forum days I aspired to wear BOSS.... I suppose I've been spoilt by too many cheap Italian suits with proper construction. Or maybe I just prefer a softer shoulder with less padding. Or perhaps Boss are after the 'big shoulder' look from the 1980's...David Byrne look out.

What was amusing was the shop assistant used to work at Harrolds. I discussed my admiration of their Caruso suits...which he also shared (he bought 3 whilst he worked there)...but then he went on to say that the BOSS dinner suit (at $1300) was the best value for money at that price point. He said he was 'pretty sure' they were half-canvassed.
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
I'll have you know some very influential and well dressed members of SF support the Pies

I know - I was referring to the Geelong supporters!
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
I'll have you know some very influential and well dressed members of SF support the Pies

It is a truth universally acknowledged that 'pies supporters are mostly thieves with filthy mouths and bad attitudes...
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
I know - I was referring to the Geelong supporters!

In that case we are in heated agreement.
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
In that case we are in heated agreement.

WUT!
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Sydney v Melbourne debate had to happen. Now that it is out in the open we can all move forward. Perhaps even if it is just for the sake of those members that do not live in either of those two cities...:-)
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
Meanwhile, in my search for a good cheap dinner suit, I saw some 2nd hand BOSS suits (current model with peak-lapel, single button) on the internet for about $100. So I went into the city store to try them on. The shoulder construction is so awful (probably due to a cheap construction methods using a single huge wad of padding) that there is a huge 'gap' between the bottom of the shoulder padding and where it meets the contour of my upper arm. So in order to make my shoulders fit you have to upsize to a 54...which broadens the shoulders too much and results in a very poor fitting over the chest and waist.

So I'll give BOSS a miss then. They are a very poorly constructed, cheap suit. Pre Style-Forum days I aspired to wear BOSS.... I suppose I've been spoilt by too many cheap Italian suits with proper construction. Or maybe I just prefer a softer shoulder with less padding. Or perhaps Boss are after the 'big shoulder' look from the 1980's...David Byrne look out.

What was amusing was the shop assistant used to work at Harrolds. I discussed my admiration of their Caruso suits...which he also shared (he bought 3 whilst he worked there)...but then he went on to say that the BOSS dinner suit (at $1300) was the best value for money at that price point. He said he was 'pretty sure' they were half-canvassed.

The Boss SC I tried on wasn't that bad:
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Hi,

First time poster, been reading for a while though. I was just wanting to know if anyone if Béllo shoes are sold in Aus or if there is anywhere they can be purchased online?
My parents brought back a pair for me and they are great.
Currently in Melbourne to.

Thank-you
woop
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Originally Posted by wooparse View Post
Hi, First time poster, been reading for a while though. I was just wanting to know if anyone if Béllo shoes are sold in Aus or if there is anywhere they can be purchased online? My parents brought back a pair for me and they are great. Currently in Melbourne to. Thank-you woop
Not familiar with that brand - google search pulled up this. Is that it? Can't say I'm a fan of the designs though - mainly because I could never pull these off. Good places to start looking for men's shoes in Melbourne: 1) McCloud's shoes 2) DJ's Bourke St mall men's shoe department
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Originally Posted by merkur View Post
+1. Adriano is very expensive.
I can attest to that. I'm no expert in alterations and prices, but here is what I discussed with Adriano and what he quoted me. No alterations to the jacket - asked him about finishing the buttons on the cuff but he really didn't seem keen, so I let it go. Don't want a $200 incident. Trousers - hemmed, cuffed, and waist brought in - $95 There is some bunching on the back of the trousers, so I asked him about adjusting the back balance (basically taking away some fabric from the back so the pants fall cleanly) - quoted me $300 . Said he would need to take the pants apart and what not. I know a mate who had his done using a horizontal pleat running above the area where your back pockets are. Since the pleat was done on the inside, its barely noticable - especially on darker fabrics, which my suit is. Insane - looks like I'll try my luck elsewhere. Will try Katrina's, or a seamstress named Inna on 25 Collins St (recommended to me by the Herringbone staff)
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Originally Posted by "6" View Post
I can attest to that.

I'm no expert in alterations and prices, but here is what I discussed with Adriano and what he quoted me.

No alterations to the jacket - asked him about finishing the buttons on the cuff but he really didn't seem keen, so I let it go. Don't want a $200 incident.

Trousers - hemmed, cuffed, and waist brought in - $95

There is some bunching on the back of the trousers, so I asked him about adjusting the back balance (basically taking away some fabric from the back so the pants fall cleanly) - quoted me $300 . Said he would need to take the pants apart and what not. I know a mate who had his done using a horizontal pleat running above the area where your back pockets are. Since the pleat was done on the inside, its barely noticable - especially on darker fabrics, which my suit is.

Insane - looks like I'll try my luck elsewhere.

Will try Katrina's, or a seamstress named Inna on 25 Collins St (recommended to me by the Herringbone staff)

Yep, pretty much what I expected! Have used Inna in he past when I purchased suits from Herringbone. Would be my second choice after Katrinas. Good luck.
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