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post #3151 of 54935
Do you guys find its a pain to have to lug your stuff through the city to G&A Favazzo? I use them only when I've bought stuff in the city which, I admit, is rarely.
post #3152 of 54935
In this heat, yes

I work on St Georges Tce so no real biggie
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A quick heads-up in case anyone's interested, selling a couple of things on eBay in Canberra. Clarks Originals desert boots in beeswax - 7.5 UK, 8 US T.M. Lewin dress shirts (x 5) - 15.5 / 34.5 Mods sorry if I shouldn't be posting here, but thought I'd give the locals a heads-up!
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Hey guys, first time poster here.. just got into the world of quality/stylish men's clothing and all.

I recently bought a Van Heusen shirt (Slim Fit, All Cotton) for ~$70 at Myers the other day. It's a step up from Tarocash/Connor style stuff i've been wearing, but what brand/stores should I be looking at if I want a shirt (Preferably OTR or maybe online MTM ones <$100-150) with softer fabric? A lot of people here mention TW Lewin for what I'm looking for, but there seems to be so many different types of fabrics for their shirts? How do you tell which ones you'd like the feel of without ordering the actual shirt?
post #3155 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Flyingfridge View Post
Hey guys, first time poster here.. just got into the world of quality/stylish men's clothing and all. I recently bought a Van Heusen shirt (Slim Fit, All Cotton) for ~$70 at Myers the other day. It's a step up from Tarocash/Connor style stuff i've been wearing, but what brand/stores should I be looking at if I want a shirt (Preferably OTR or maybe online MTM ones <$100-150) with softer fabric? A lot of people here mention TW Lewin for what I'm looking for, but there seems to be so many different types of fabrics for their shirts? How do you tell which ones you'd like the feel of without ordering the actual shirt?
Softest is usually the oxford cloth. It is common on button down shirts such as this Ralph Lauren one that you will probably know of. TM Lewin is a good start most of they shirts will be a lot nicer on your skin than the VH and you probably won't require a 'softer' shirt once you get a feel for TM Lewin - they are much higher quality. Also check out Charles Tyrwitt for OTR. I regret to say that your Van Heusen shirt is soon to be destined for the op shop once you start venturing into the world of clothes outside Australia. I thank you for taking the time to read existing information before jumping in straight with the questions. Its great to see you already know what 'OTR' and 'MTM' mean!
post #3156 of 54935
Quick call out to Melbourne guys for a watch repair place that wont bend me over and have their way with me. I suspect it just needs a new battery. Any recommendations?
post #3157 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Flyingfridge View Post
Hey guys, first time poster here.. just got into the world of quality/stylish men's clothing and all.

I recently bought a Van Heusen shirt (Slim Fit, All Cotton) for ~$70 at Myers the other day. It's a step up from Tarocash/Connor style stuff i've been wearing, but what brand/stores should I be looking at if I want a shirt (Preferably OTR or maybe online MTM ones <$100-150) with softer fabric? A lot of people here mention TW Lewin for what I'm looking for, but there seems to be so many different types of fabrics for their shirts? How do you tell which ones you'd like the feel of without ordering the actual shirt?

Sniff around a bit first.

Go into DJs and look and have a feel of their shirts - they have a better range than Myers. Look at the labels on collar and down on side seam to see what they are made of etc. You'll get a better idea of differences.

I'd suggest don't go online until you have a few shirts OTR you are happy with fit, collar, cuffs etc.
post #3158 of 54935
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To be fair I can remember people in the 70s wearing jeans that were, um, snug...


Ernesto - I see your avatar thingo - I assume you have the PJ HArvey album - is it as good as the reviews are saying?
post #3159 of 54935
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Ernesto - I see your avatar thingo - I assume you have the PJ HArvey album - is it as good as the reviews are saying?
I think it's fantastic...I'm a big fan so am biased. It's captivating. There's a couple of vids here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011...-maketh-murder
post #3160 of 54935
Call me old fashion, though I much rather prefer my Docs/Work boots + Converse all-stars.

I am a simple man.
post #3161 of 54935
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Was just down at the Cafe reading March edition of the Melbourne Magazine that comes with The Age.
There's an interesting 4 page article on the financial history of Country Road, if anyone's interested i reading.

Saw that magazine and the 4 page spread on suits- nearly choked when I read Adriano Carbone charges $5500 for a MTM suit................ and its fused! You have to pay an extra $3000 to get a MTM that is canvassed!
post #3162 of 54935
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Originally Posted by minch View Post
Saw that magazine and the 4 page spread on suits- nearly choked when I read Adriano Carbone charges $5500 for a MTM suit................ and its fused! You have to pay an extra $3000 to get a MTM that is canvassed!

Nothing wrong with that. Nothing terribly wrong with it being fused either. Keep in mind that bespoke is made to measure. Which is to say that what you are calling a "fused MTM suit" is actually bespoke, in that it is likely drafted by the tailor and made up by him. You are paying for the cloth and the ability to cut/fit/make.

Those prices are actually quite reasonable, actually.
post #3163 of 54935
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post
Quick call out to Melbourne guys for a watch repair place that wont bend me over and have their way with me. I suspect it just needs a new battery. Any recommendations?

I recommend Steven at Momentum Watchmaker and Jewellery, located in one of the shops at the base of the Suncorp Building (447 Collins, cnr William). A very nice guy who is enthusiastic about watches. He has only fairly recently taken over the business from a retired watch repairer. His prices are very reasonable.

HTH
Ben
post #3164 of 54935
BTW I should probably add that there are bespoke ways of applying fusing and there are factory mass production ways of applying fusing, and that anything done poorly is second rate.
post #3165 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Flyingfridge View Post
Hey guys, first time poster here.. just got into the world of quality/stylish men's clothing and all.

I recently bought a Van Heusen shirt (Slim Fit, All Cotton) for ~$70 at Myers the other day. It's a step up from Tarocash/Connor style stuff i've been wearing, but what brand/stores should I be looking at if I want a shirt (Preferably OTR or maybe online MTM ones <$100-150) with softer fabric? A lot of people here mention TW Lewin for what I'm looking for, but there seems to be so many different types of fabrics for their shirts? How do you tell which ones you'd like the feel of without ordering the actual shirt?

Austen Brothers are good value at $80. link

I also find Oxford shirts on sale at good value. Their mainline shirts are about $60 on sale. Their 'luxury' line has cloth from the Albiate Mill in Milan.

I don't see the need to spend much over $100 on a shirt. If you're in Melbourne I can show you where to get Mastai Ferretti shirts for $100-120, and if you really want something special you can get hand-made in Rome Antichi Telai shirts for about $140.
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