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post #3181 of 58049
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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post
If this was posted on the main board you would have been hammered with snarky bull shit comments by some wannabe comedians. Another reason why this is the best thread on here.

+1

So many tools...
post #3182 of 58049
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post
Once you get into good quality shirts, it is not really about the softness. Even the higher quality 'stiffer' fabrics will be more comfortable than some Australian department store junk.

The weave, such as herringbone that you mention will have no impact on the 'softness'. It is all very dependent on the quality and type of material used. A herringbone weave shirt can be as soft as a silk shirt or very stiff all depending on the material used.

Thanks for clarifying that (and the posters before), I guess I'll just need to go out there, try some on and see what happens. I might pop into a Herringbone Sydney store as there is one close to my workplace, does anyone have reviews for that particular brand? I can only find posts/threads about people selling them
post #3183 of 58049
So got my watch battery fixed at the watch shop on Elizabeth St between Bourke and Little Bourke (can't remember the name - but its the one that sells vintage Omega's). Anyhow $20 and the guy was great and also did it in 20mins.

In the waiting time I went for a quick wonder. Inspired by this blog post, I am on the lookout for a pair of flat front slim fitting Khaki pants. I wondered into that strange Italian store on Elizabeth St on the outside of the Galleria building. Saw a couple of chino's but wasn't game to try anything on. Does anybody know what the deal is with that place? Likewise made my way to the new Myer mensware section and the only thing that caught my eye was in the Ben Sherman area. Overall not much luck.

Another thing I am on the look out for in the lead up to winder is a shawl neck cardigan - not liking my chances of picking anything up in Melbourne.

Also, while I remember - I dropped into McClouds shoes yesterday on the way back from a haircut and saw they had Loake desert boots in stock for $245. I almost considered a purchase, but got back and noted that you can get them from Herring shoes for £70 + shipping.
post #3184 of 58049
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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post
If this was posted on the main board you would have been hammered with snarky bull shit comments by some wannabe comedians. Another reason why this is the best thread on here.

+1 agreed.
post #3185 of 58049
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Originally Posted by Flyingfridge View Post
Thanks for clarifying that (and the posters before), I guess I'll just need to go out there, try some on and see what happens. I might pop into a Herringbone Sydney store as there is one close to my workplace, does anyone have reviews for that particular brand? I can only find posts/threads about people selling them
Herringbone CQ, Ethan's old stomping ground, is now one to avoid. They are pretty poor at fitting and the gent on hand had very little knowledge when it came to Crockett and Jones (unfortunately, he seems to be in charge). They also have a limited variety of CJs in regards to colour/size.
post #3186 of 58049
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post
Another thing I am on the look out for in the lead up to winder is a shawl neck cardigan - not liking my chances of picking anything up in Melbourne.



Have a look at Lands End Canvas.
They're not Cucinelli, but their products are cheap, classically-styled, reasonably slim-fitting and reasonably well-made.

I don't have any of their jumpers, but I've got a number of their polo shirts, chino pants, chino shorts and a couple of shirts and for weekend wear, I'm very happy with them.

Here are a few examples (including a couple of shawl-neck cardigans at the end):

http://canvas.landsend.com/pp/Marled...9&origin=index

http://canvas.landsend.com/pp/ShawlSweater~215968_-1.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=:CH&CM_MERCH=IDX_00017__0000002509&origin=index

http://canvas.landsend.com/pp/ShawlC...1&origin=index

http://canvas.landsend.com/pp/ShawlC...1&origin=index

http://canvas.landsend.com/pp/ShakerShawlCardigan~212076_-1.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=:CH&CM_MERCH=IDX_00017__0000002509&origin=index


I've got a lovely, shawl-neck jumper from Country Road that I bought at least fifteen years ago that is still going strong, but regrettably (as we've discussed in this thread before), CR ain't what it used to be...
post #3187 of 58049
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Originally Posted by Flyingfridge View Post
Thanks for clarifying that (and the posters before), I guess I'll just need to go out there, try some on and see what happens. I might pop into a Herringbone Sydney store as there is one close to my workplace, does anyone have reviews for that particular brand? I can only find posts/threads about people selling them

Herringbone shirts don't represent very good value at full price IMO. I'd wait until a sale. The MJ Bale shrts aren't too shabby and can be had for $100 full retail (or at least they used to be).

Another option would be online MTM... I use cottonwork. If you go this route, get a shirt made in their cheapest fabric first to get your fit down... then go either straight to the luxury line, or preferably the Thomas Mason fabrics. Turn around on their shirts is around 2-3 weeks in my experience which is pretty good.
post #3188 of 58049
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
An example of the Bali- nising of Australian culture:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/...303-1bfmb.html

Ahem, more like Australianising existing culture! Bali is steeped in its own culture
post #3189 of 58049
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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?

Welcome!

Check out MJ Bale @ www.mjbale.com. The brainchild of ex-Herringbone partner, Matt Preston. Some larger DJs stock them, otherwise, recommend their Sydney boutiques, if you're in NSW. Their site should provide location details.

I love them. Have 2 shirts and 2 suits, both natural shoulder, working buttonholes and quality wool.

Alternatively, Herringbone has an outlet in Surry Hills, NSW. MJ Bale's is in the QVB. Sorry, not sure if you're in NSW or not.
post #3190 of 58049
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post
Inspired by this blog post, I am on the lookout for a pair of flat front slim fitting Khaki pants.

For about $80 AUD, Industrie may have exactly what you're after.
post #3191 of 58049
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
What is the Gen Y thing with girlfriends doing the clothes choice? Is this because so many guys these days live with their GFs so that essentially they fulfil the c.1950s/60s/70s role of their mothers/wives minus an sense of old fashioned taste?

Is this taste for the gaudy and ridiculous indicative of these guys dating tacky birds/slappers or is this a good example - to coin a phrase - of the GFs "'avin a laff" (insert Nth Country/Gervaise accent) at the expense of the BF?

Its not just Gen Y who are guilty of this crime. Have a peek at DJ's or Myers at sale time and you'l see Boomers and other (Ha!) Men being lead around like prize bulls by the wife as she makes their clothing choices for them based on what is the cheapest item on the rack. Those guilty of this crime should spend an eternity wearing 100% polyester underwear and safari suits.
post #3192 of 58049
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post
Its not just Gen Y who are guilty of this crime. Have a peek at DJ's or Myers at sale time and you'l see Boomers and other (Ha!) Men being lead around like prize bulls by the wife as she makes their clothing choices for them based on what is the cheapest item on the rack. Those guilty of this crime should spend an eternity wearing 100% polyester underwear and safari suits.

+100
post #3193 of 58049
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Originally Posted by strazzaque View Post
Welcome!

Check out MJ Bale @ www.mjbale.com. The brainchild of ex-Herringbone partner, Matt Preston. .

I think your confusing Matt Jensen with a rather portly, cravat wearing masterchef judge.
post #3194 of 58049
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post
I think your confusing Matt Jensen with a rather portly, cravat wearing masterchef judge.


Does anyone here have or know a promotional code for the Grand Prix this year? It would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
post #3195 of 58049
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Originally Posted by Sesame Seed View Post
Herringbone CQ, Ethan's old stomping ground, is now one to avoid. They are pretty poor at fitting and the gent on hand had very little knowledge when it came to Crockett and Jones (unfortunately, he seems to be in charge). They also have a limited variety of CJs in regards to colour/size.

+1.

My last two HBone purchases were from the Chifley Plaza store. SA there used to work with Ethan, and has some idea at least.

The guy running the CQ store seems pretty clueless. Nice guy, but he doesn't really know his product.
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