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RE: Henry Bucks sale

Not much to see I am afraid. Bought a nice Drakes linen pocket square in purple and yellow with a cheetah pattern but nothing else. There was a pair of Fratelli Rossetti loafers I would have bought had they had my size but only 10.5 left.

Get them if that is your size, I have had mine for two years and the lady in Henry Bucks commented that they were in great condition. They are a favourite of mine so would have bought a pair cheap while they were still available but no luck. Also a nice Hugh Boss (a brand I never buy) linen sportscoat but at $600ish, I thought, like everything else there, I can either get this cheaper elsewhere or get better quality for the same price.

I wish Henry Buck's were better priced. Oh well, I have too many clothes already and have a wedding to pay for so best I stick to my one little Drakes pocket square.

Might be worth a visit if you need a nice tie, shirt or belt - they seemed to be the best buys.
post #2897 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post
There was a pair of Fratelli Rossetti loafers I would have bought had they had my size but only 10.5 left.

Are they the tassel ones??? How much??
post #2898 of 48615
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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post
Sure... It's SF member Phat Guidos (GW's) blog. He used to be one of my favorite WAYWRN posters, then pretty much left to do his blog thing causing the WAYWRN thread quality to plummet (Vox, TC, Edmorel, Doc H and others all eventually followed). Still crops up here now and then.

Great blog from a guy who's style is often emulated but rarely matched. link

Thanks for that!. Any relation to the "Guido" pocket square fold? Have been using it for most of my silk puffs. Sprezzatura in 5 seconds flat.

Anyway - good brog. Love that he has photos of P.Johnson - looking to try them out to get a flannel suit for winter.

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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post
Also notice that they're bringing in a traditional-looking beige mac (raincoat)... which doesn't do me any good as I've just ordered the Grenfell model from The Armoury!

The Grenfell is one attractive piece of kit. So filled with envy now.


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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post
For those who are interested Henry Buck's "Private" Sale starts today at 320 Collins Street, Melbourne (Public sale advertised as starting Sunday, but really anyone can walk in as of today). Know the stuff there is often highly overpriced but occasionally good bargains can be picked up in the sales.

Thought you might like to know.

I will be taking a look this afternoon, so be sure not to take all the pink socks.

Thanks for the info - might walk over there tomorrow and I'llbe sure to leave them pink socks alone.


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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
Well the Oxford is Oxford - 100% cotton

The T M Lewin is two ply 100% cotton "Luxury" material.

It seems to me that TM L sizing is either out a lot or they shrink a lot. Unless someone washed it in very hot water,rinsed it in cold water then threw it in the dryer on HOT.

Its the only TML shirt I have - based on that I doubt I'd feel confident buying any new.

Is it common to have such extreme shrinkage with TML?

I have recently bought one TM Lewin "test" shirt true to my size - 15-34. Been through 2 washes now and it still fits like new. Will take measurements after 3rd wash this weekend.

Question - how many washes before shirts are typically "all shrinked out"?

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Walked into RM Williams today to try out their "Craftsmen" boot (I am confident that autumn/winter will come to Melbourne some day). Got my sizing sussed out at least.

I got quoted $379.95 for standard yearling calf uppers with an option to go for calf uppers for an extra $70. Anyone had experience with this Aussie institution's boots (there should be a fair few in this thread I hope)? To me, they seem to be of exceptional quality (the leather is whole-cut, there weren't any seems running throughout the uppers )

Are there boots from other brands that you would recommend? Looking for a good elastic-side boot like RM Williams have. Thanks guys.
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Test yourself - tell me when this photo was taken.
post #2900 of 48615
theres a great RM.Williams thread started by SATOR, you can fine tones and tones of info there, likeonline retailers, i think yearking craftsmans are about $250-270 online
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Originally Posted by 6

I have recently bought one TM Lewin "test" shirt true to my size - 15-34. Been through 2 washes now and it still fits like new. Will take measurements after 3rd wash this weekend.

Question - how many washes before shirts are typically "all shrinked out"?

It depends - some are clearly pre-shrunk and don't change much at all.

Hot drying in a tumble dryer will shrink anything. Cold drying in dryer will not shrink stuff.

I also have expereince of old faithful jeans, chinos etc made of cotton - all of a sudden losing the will to live or something and shrinking a fair bit after 12 - 18 months of wash and wear. I don't know what this is.

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Originally Posted by 6
Walked into RM Williams today to try out their "Craftsmen" boot (I am confident that autumn/winter will come to Melbourne some day). Got my sizing sussed out at least.

I got quoted $379.95 for standard yearling calf uppers with an option to go for calf uppers for an extra $70. Anyone had experience with this Aussie institution's boots (there should be a fair few in this thread I hope)? To me, they seem to be of exceptional quality (the leather is whole-cut, there weren't any seems running throughout the uppers )

Are there boots from other brands that you would recommend? Looking for a good elastic-side boot like RM Williams have. Thanks guys.

RMs are great. I used to wear them years ago as work boots in wet corrosive environments - fantastic.

I am resistant these days as I see them as work boots or or when dressed up as squatter /private school boots. But they are great quality.

I still have two pair of cuban heeled beauties, at least 20+ years old, one black chisel toe with medallion, and one brown, in near perfect used condition from my days as a cowboy rock dog.

The other Australian mob Baxters are good too. Often forgotten is the Melbourne Harold Boots Company.
post #2902 of 48615
Private school boots?
i dont get...
post #2903 of 48615
My wife calls corporate types who wear RM Williams Collinst St Cowboys. She is completely idealologically opposed to me ever purchasing a pair of RM Williams boots. She much prefers Chukka style boots.
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Jaypee - Not talking about the tasselled ones, though they were on sale too I think. Good luck. 6 - Let us know how you go with P Johnson if you get a flannel suit. PS I have done my shopping now so feel free to grab a pair of pink socks. In fact, I'm encouraging it.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
A tail of two shirts.

One T M Lewin Luxury size 16 - 35 violet window pane, washed maybe twice or so - no signs of any wear at all - opshop $3aud. Purchased last week.

One Landsend, Original Blue BD Oxford, size 16-34, washed maybe 15 times - looks nicely broken in - $28aud delivered. Purchased 6 months ago.

I tried Lewin on for first time. Can't do up top button - seems about a 15.

Like any good scientist I measured them

One T M Lewin Luxury size 16 - 35 violet window pane, washed maybe twice or so - no signs of any wear at all - opshop $3aud. Purchased last week.
Today actual measurements: 15"6/8th and 34".4/8ths

One Landsend, Original Blue BD Oxford, size 16-34, washed maybe 15 times - looks nicely broken in - $28aud delivered. Purchased 6 months ago.
Today actual measurements: 16"5/8th and 33".4/8ths

Discuss.

Technical notes: Collar measured on inside from button thread to outside of button hole.

had similar problems - thought it was just me putting on weight at 40! Now buying 16.5s to accommodate it. Been wearing Lewins for a while and I don't remember having this problem in the early 2000s when I started.
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Originally Posted by Oleg View Post
had similar problems - thought it was just me putting on weight at 40! Now buying 16.5s to accommodate it. Been wearing Lewins for a while and I don't remember having this problem in the early 2000s when I started.

I find that somewhere between 8months and a year my TM's start to shrink and get tight around the collar - no idea why that's the case.
post #2907 of 48615
RM Williams, concrete cowboys NAB and ANZ staff get very cheap deals though, so i have a fair few pairs The tassels are on sale too Pink Socks? Well, there's my morning pre-Marigold!
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
RM Williams, concrete cowboys
NAB and ANZ staff get very cheap deals though, so i have a fair few pairs

The tassels are on sale too Pink Socks? Well, there's my morning pre-Marigold!

Really? I'm a heartless banker and didn't know this?!
post #2909 of 48615
TM Lewin shirts shrink after a warm wash. CT shirts don't afaik.
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post
Really? I'm a heartless banker and didn't know this?!

Yes, new one on me too. I really must pay attention more better.
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