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what on earth happened to hespokeshepoke?

Tommy's closed his sites for a while, that's all smile.gif
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Teaser/heads up.
When I get back from Japan I'll be putting a few things up for sale. Some clothes here and vinyl at record fairs.

I'll be putting these shoes up. Loverly but too small for me to even squeeze into. USA Vintage shoes Hanover Masterflex Made in USA. All leather shoe. Size: 10 D/B.

I'd say they are a size 7.5 F or 8 F UK or maybe 8.5. Probably around $100. They are high quality split grain. Deep burgundy. If they fit me I'd be wearing them.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

A bit of background on Hanover shoes
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?104089-Hanover-Shoes-A-History-with-Pics
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As a bit of a teaser as to what you can expect at the trunk show apart from my ties, Gerry has very kindly taken some photo's of some of the items Ludlows will have on special. Which is 30% off both Fox umbrella's and Geo F Trumper products. Kent clothes brushes will also be on special on the night. As you can see there is a great range of both in-store.

Anyway, a picture says a thousand words -






Edited by Henry Carter - 3/20/13 at 4:52am
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I selfishly saved some of the other pics for my own blog biggrin.gif

 

These are the Henry Carter ties still available at Ludlows and a couple of the Fox walking sticks which I also thought looked pretty damned awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Gerry Nelson - 3/20/13 at 4:47am
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I might just need to develop a limp to expand my sprezz...

post #28446 of 54863
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Things neither fit the way I want them to, nor do items I like make much sense together.

Getting closer, but it's a lot of effort, plenty of frustration and one of those things that I feel would go away if I threw money at it (Which I'm disinclined to do because it's lazy).

I think I'm getting SWD done right a lot more though.

Takes time... The mistakes you make now are all a process of learning
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Yeah ok interesting. Something that might help, and without seeing your wardrobe it may not be applicable to you at all but I see time and time again on SF, many people not keeping it simple and not buying stuff that gels with other stuff and get far too wrapped up in buying this or that brand, even though it's not right for them. In short, it means buy more boring stuff that is stylish and fits well that goes with more other stuff, and that's not a bad thing at all.

By that I mean as an example -

Don't buy the olive green tweed trousers on sale for $100, buy the much more versatile grey flannels that you can wear with everything for $160.

Don't buy the light tan Lobbs on ebay because they are cheap, buy the dark brown loake oxfords that you can wear with everything. They are cheap because nobody will buy them.

Don't buy the Kiton blazer in salmon pink off shop the finest because it's on sale for $700, spend the $700 on a basic, perfect navy fresco blazer.

You prob get what I'm saying by now. More basics, less once a month wear items. Those can be added later when the basics are well and truly covered.

Where do I get this kiton salmon jacket? =)
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Do you guys like any of the navy jackets from MJ Bale? I got the Tobias in light grey. Looking at the navy, seems too dark though. 

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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Yeah ok interesting. Something that might help, and without seeing your wardrobe it may not be applicable to you at all but I see time and time again on SF, many people not keeping it simple and not buying stuff that gels with other stuff and get far too wrapped up in buying this or that brand, even though it's not right for them. In short, it means buy more boring stuff that is stylish and fits well that goes with more other stuff, and that's not a bad thing at all.

By that I mean as an example -

Don't buy the olive green tweed trousers on sale for $100, buy the much more versatile grey flannels that you can wear with everything for $160.

Don't buy the light tan Lobbs on ebay because they are cheap, buy the dark brown loake oxfords that you can wear with everything. They are cheap because nobody will buy them.

Don't buy the Kiton blazer in salmon pink off shop the finest because it's on sale for $700, spend the $700 on a basic, perfect navy fresco blazer.

You prob get what I'm saying by now. More basics, less once a month wear items. Those can be added later when the basics are well and truly covered.

 

Dumb question, but how light/dark are you suggesting to start with? 

 

Grant

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Where do I get this kiton salmon jacket? =)

How's this Borelli bargain - $549. It's a steal

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-19705-borrelli-pink-sportcoat-size-40-us-50-eu-sale-.aspx
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One of Melbourne's best-known fashion designers has launched a scathing attack on Melbourne's retail landscape, describing store rents as ''exorbitant'' and likening the CBD to a ghost town.

In this month's issue of fashion industry magazine Ragtrader, embattled designer Bettina Liano, who has just opened her first international store in New York, said Melbourne's high city rents were emptying our fashion lanes of everything but ''tumbleweeds''. Liano said she has turned her back on Melbourne for the Big Apple where rents are more affordable and there are ''actual people''.

''What I was paying for the Little Collins Street store was exorbitant,'' she told Ragtrader. ''It cost me over $20,000 a month but this store in SoHo is less than $10,000 a month. And there are people here. In Little Collins Street, there's no traffic, it's tumbleweeds.''

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bettina-liano-to-new-york-for-cheaper-rent-20130320-2gg22.html#ixzz2O5EUdbVW
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One of Melbourne's best-known fashion designers has launched a scathing attack on Melbourne's retail landscape, describing store rents as ''exorbitant'' and likening the CBD to a ghost town.
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In this month's issue of fashion industry magazine Ragtrader, embattled designer Bettina Liano, who has just opened her first international store in New York, said Melbourne's high city rents were emptying our fashion lanes of everything but ''tumbleweeds''. Liano said she has turned her back on Melbourne for the Big Apple where rents are more affordable and there are ''actual people''.

''What I was paying for the Little Collins Street store was exorbitant,'' she told Ragtrader. ''It cost me over $20,000 a month but this store in SoHo is less than $10,000 a month. And there are people here. In Little Collins Street, there's no traffic, it's tumbleweeds.''

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bettina-liano-to-new-york-for-cheaper-rent-20130320-2gg22.html#ixzz2O5EUdbVW

Entirely agree, and it's the same in Brisbane. A place with frontage on to the Queen St Mall costs over $10 000 per sq metre (and I've heard that in some of the newly-built or newly-renovated places, it can be almost double that amount). That's about the same as you will pay for space in central London or Tokyo - but we're talking about Brisbane!

Seriously, retail rental prices just seem ludicrously inflated and, of course, that pushes up the prices that stores charge as they have to cover their massive rental bills before they can actually start to make a profit.

I suppose that one reason that prices are so inflated in Brisbane, at least, is that the city has a very compact, centralised CBD and so there is a limited amount of high-end retail space, whereas in Tokyo, for example, stores can look at a wide variety of areas including Ginza, Shinjuku, Aoyama, Harajuku, Shibuya and other places depending on the demographic they are targeting and the budget that they have.
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As a bit of a teaser as to what you can expect at the trunk show apart from my ties, Gerry has very kindly taken some photo's of some of the items Ludlows will have on special. Which is 30% off both Fox umbrella's and Geo F Trumper products. Kent clothes brushes will also be on special on the night. As you can see there is a great range of both in-store.

Anyway, a picture says a thousand words -

Those umbrellas!!! Wow.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

One of Melbourne's best-known fashion designers has launched a scathing attack on Melbourne's retail landscape, describing store rents as ''exorbitant'' and likening the CBD to a ghost town.

In this month's issue of fashion industry magazine Ragtrader, embattled designer Bettina Liano, who has just opened her first international store in New York, said Melbourne's high city rents were emptying our fashion lanes of everything but ''tumbleweeds''. Liano said she has turned her back on Melbourne for the Big Apple where rents are more affordable and there are ''actual people''.

''What I was paying for the Little Collins Street store was exorbitant,'' she told Ragtrader. ''It cost me over $20,000 a month but this store in SoHo is less than $10,000 a month. And there are people here. In Little Collins Street, there's no traffic, it's tumbleweeds.''

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bettina-liano-to-new-york-for-cheaper-rent-20130320-2gg22.html#ixzz2O5EUdbVW

 

Does that mean she's now making more of a profit, charging less or both?

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

One of Melbourne's best-known fashion designers has launched a scathing attack on Melbourne's retail landscape, describing store rents as ''exorbitant'' and likening the CBD to a ghost town.

In this month's issue of fashion industry magazine Ragtrader, embattled designer Bettina Liano, who has just opened her first international store in New York, said Melbourne's high city rents were emptying our fashion lanes of everything but ''tumbleweeds''. Liano said she has turned her back on Melbourne for the Big Apple where rents are more affordable and there are ''actual people''.

''What I was paying for the Little Collins Street store was exorbitant,'' she told Ragtrader. ''It cost me over $20,000 a month but this store in SoHo is less than $10,000 a month. And there are people here. In Little Collins Street, there's no traffic, it's tumbleweeds.''

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bettina-liano-to-new-york-for-cheaper-rent-20130320-2gg22.html#ixzz2O5EUdbVW

Yeah i saw that in Ragtrader this month and she's not wrong - Australian rents are high and we dont have the foottraffic

 

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How's this Borelli bargain - $549. It's a steal

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-19705-borrelli-pink-sportcoat-size-40-us-50-eu-sale-.aspx

In jest! ill make my own...

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Entirely agree, and it's the same in Brisbane. A place with frontage on to the Queen St Mall costs over $10 000 per sq metre (and I've heard that in some of the newly-built or newly-renovated places, it can be almost double that amount). That's about the same as you will pay for space in central London or Tokyo - but we're talking about Brisbane!

Seriously, retail rental prices just seem ludicrously inflated and, of course, that pushes up the prices that stores charge as they have to cover their massive rental bills before they can actually start to make a profit.

I suppose that one reason that prices are so inflated in Brisbane, at least, is that the city has a very compact, centralised CBD and so there is a limited amount of high-end retail space, whereas in Tokyo, for example, stores can look at a wide variety of areas including Ginza, Shinjuku, Aoyama, Harajuku, Shibuya and other places depending on the demographic they are targeting and the budget that they have.

Pitt St Mall prime space is $24k/sqm and second highest in the world.

 

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Does that mean she's now making more of a profit, charging less or both?

Whats wrong with making a profit? Id rather the designer keep the money rather than pay it to a landlord who didnt really benefit the sale (i.e. charge twice as much for 5 times less traffic)

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FWIW Herringbone have a "massive 50% off" and free shipping sale today ... its a bloody JOKE 8 items on sale and most are fugly and i wouldnt even want them to clutter my wardrobe lol

 

http://shop.herringbone.com/shop_sale/mens_sale

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