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post #301 of 53487
i've just remembered that the reason for getting the sleeves taken in from the shoulders may be to slim it down as well edit: she also said taking it up from the sleeve may make the stitching for the working button holes visible due to the thin material
post #302 of 53487
its a double edged sword. taking sleeves up from the shoulders is a tricky job and its fairly easy to get the pitch wrong when putting it back together.

if they dont need that much shortening, just get it done via the cuff
post #303 of 53487
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
You've got to tell me where your opshop is...
Don't see what the fuss is about. Both jackets are so-so... at best. The gorge on the 2nd one is going to date it terribly.
post #304 of 53487
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Originally Posted by truevision View Post
I will ask again why she recommended the sleeves be shortened from the shoulders. She said the buttonholes would be made working for me at no cost. She also said that alot of their new suits are coming in with the buttonholes closed for a reason that escapes me

Working buttonholes on off-the-rack (OTR) suits irritate me.
I love Herringbone suits (and I have six or seven at present, plus a couple of jackets) but because the buttonholes are working I always have to have them taken up at the shoulder. This usually costs about $180. Ironically, to just add working buttonholes would cost less than half that!

It's good to know that Herringbone have stopped the practice of putting working buttonholes on at least some of their suits, particularly since I'm just about to buy the new silvery-grey suit that they have in stock as part of their Autumn-Winter range.
post #305 of 53487
anybody been to the RM Williams shop where they sell factory seconds? anyone know what the price is?
post #306 of 53487
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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
- CUSS this places shits me..
- shop around & save what 10%.. How much is your time worth (RHETORICAL Q)
- & no I am not angry today

When I purchased a couple suits last month Ethan said it was refreshing not to have someone request (demand?) free alterations. I was surprised someone would have the audacity to do so.

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
Working buttonholes on off-the-rack (OTR) suits irritate me.
I love Herringbone suits (and I have six or seven at present, plus a couple of jackets) but because the buttonholes are working I always have to have them taken up at the shoulder. This usually costs about $180. Ironically, to just add working buttonholes would cost less than half that!

It's good to know that Herringbone have stopped the practice of putting working buttonholes on at least some of their suits, particularly since I'm just about to buy the new silvery-grey suit that they have in stock as part of their Autumn-Winter range.

Agreed. I'm lucky that their sleeves don't need a lot of altering (I have crazy orangutan arms)
post #307 of 53487
Has anyone seen the range of C & J shoes at herringbone yet?
post #308 of 53487
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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post
Has anyone seen the range of C & J shoes at herringbone yet?

which models? what price?
post #309 of 53487
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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post
Has anyone seen the range of C & J shoes at herringbone yet?

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Originally Posted by ricotta View Post
which models? what price?

Prices for different models will reputedly range from $400 to near $800, which is quite a difference!

Models which will be stocked, according the catalogue that I just received a few days ago when I visited my local store, include the Sydney (loafer, 341 last); Lowndes (double monk, 348 last); Westfield (captoe brogue, 341 last); Edgeware (348); Belgrave (341); Onslow (325, with dainite sole); Poole (loafer, don't know the last); and a chukka boot (in suede, I think, and not the Tetbury).

Having had a look at some new additions to Herringbone's range, I must say that I am really impressed with what is in stores now and what is expected to arrive shortly, including the C&Js (which will be rolled out in central Sydney stores first and then (hopefully) out to other stores and other states). Ethan and others at Herringbone have really done a fantastic job with the new range and Ethan tells me that there is more great stuff on the way.
post #310 of 53487
ah nice.. kinda disappointed they're going with mostly 348/341s, but i guess those are the surer bets. i'll need to check if they're coming to Melbourne (should give American Tailors a run for their money).
post #311 of 53487
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post
anybody been to the RM Williams shop where they sell factory seconds? anyone know what the price is?

I was at the RM Williams factory second shop on the Gold Coast last weekend. The factory seconds sell for $220.
post #312 of 53487
Thanks for the post Journeyman... good to have some more info on the C & J range offered

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
Prices for different models will reputedly range from $400 to near $800, which is quite a difference!

Models which will be stocked, according the catalogue that I just received a few days ago when I visited my local store, include the Sydney (loafer, 341 last); Lowndes (double monk, 348 last); Westfield (captoe brogue, 341 last); Edgeware (348); Belgrave (341); Onslow (325, with dainite sole); Poole (loafer, don't know the last); and a chukka boot (in suede, I think, and not the Tetbury).

Having had a look at some new additions to Herringbone's range, I must say that I am really impressed with what is in stores now and what is expected to arrive shortly, including the C&Js (which will be rolled out in central Sydney stores first and then (hopefully) out to other stores and other states). Ethan and others at Herringbone have really done a fantastic job with the new range and Ethan tells me that there is more great stuff on the way.
post #313 of 53487
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Don't see what the fuss is about. Both jackets are so-so... at best. The gorge on the 2nd one is going to date it terribly.

The fuss is about getting them for a few $ I suppose. But as we all know - the bargain often sits in the cupboard.

They wouldn't have worked for me at all - one I don't like DBs much anyway and I didn't go for the cut of the Zegan at all.

I must say that both looked much better on my mate who is tall than they do in the photos. The Sport coat in particular doesn't look as badly high buttoned etc in front.
post #314 of 53487
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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post
When I purchased a couple suits last month Ethan said it was refreshing not to have someone request (demand?) free alterations. I was surprised someone would have the audacity to do so.

If you pay full price for the suit, then i think alterations should be included.

if its on sale, then you pay.
post #315 of 53487
Boots:

These boots are made in Alphington, Melbourne.

According Harolds (no not the Collins street mob) they aim for a higher standard than RMs and lower price point. They also said most RMs are made in Asia. (NTTAWWT)

They started off making for the horsey market and are still focused there.



This one above is made for rodeo riders. So its a workboot. The little golf flap thing is removable. Kangaroo lining. Would work well as a street boot -jeans etc. Or if you were Keith Richard you could tuck your pants in the top.

This Catling Dress boot below has a nice covering of leather over the elastic each side and a buckle.

One thing I dislike about elastic sided boots is, er,....ahh... ,um,...... the elastic when it shows.
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