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post #3196 of 48615
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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.
post #3197 of 48615
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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.

post #3198 of 48615
Yes, yes I am, re Preston and Jensen. Open Wednesday-Sunday during March is MJ Bale’s Oxford Street pop-up store - 416 Oxford St., Paddington - is selling its unique samples (i.e one-of-a-kinds) and vintage stock. Shirts start at $50. Get in quick to grab a bargain.
post #3199 of 48615
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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. 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.

When MJ Bale throws a sale (that rhymes!), the deals aren't too shabby.

Picked up a nice light gray chalkstripe for $475 with alterations (fully canvassed, surgeon's cuffs, peak lapel 1-button).

Will try to give everyone a heads up when they come around again.

Cheers.
post #3200 of 48615
^ I do like the look of much of MJ Bale's stuff, I must admit.
post #3201 of 48615
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Originally Posted by elvish View Post


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

Cheers

elvish - they pay people to go to the GP
post #3202 of 48615
Has anyone here bought from plal recently?

About to pull the trigger on some C&J's and just wondering how long I can expect for delivery to take.
post #3203 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post
Those guilty of this crime should spend an eternity wearing ... safari suits.

I think safari jackets are actually really great:



Then again the '70s are one of my favourite decades of the 20th century.
post #3204 of 48615
BTW you guys looking at these so-called "English" shirt merchants do know that they are all made in China, India, Bangladesh etc. EU law doesn't force makers to disclose the country of origin and they exploits this by leaving it off altogether. So really they should call themselves Tien Ming Liew-Is and Toh-Mas Ping-Kuh. The way they harp on about being Jermyn St shirtmakers is just total advertising BS. The shirting they use is also from developing countries and certainly not English. It's dirt cheap stuff, with designs knocked off from English and Italian shirting merchants, is of variable batch to batch quality and not always particularly durable.
post #3205 of 48615
+1 - how else would they be able to produce MTM shirts at that price?
post #3206 of 48615
not sure anyone buying 4 for 100 pound shirts was under the illusion that they were of superb quality

on that note, can anyone recomend a good english shirt maker who you can purchase from on the internet? i notice Drakes has some nice ginghams
post #3207 of 48615
^^ true.
post #3208 of 48615
But if it came off TienMingLiew-Is.co.cn you probably wouldn't be discussing it here, I would suggest. Hey, advertising works - all that "Jermyn St" this, "Savile Row" that and other name dropping and cultivation by the ad agency of a Best of British image got you looking, didn't it? You thought the grass was greener on the other side of the fence, away from Oz, when in reality it's probably made in the same Chinese factory as Country Road "Australia" (sic) shirts. Yes, advertising works. We've all been taken for a ride at some time in our lives.
post #3209 of 48615
i have a few white TM Lewin shirts in my draw at work for emergencies. i dont think they are much better than country road in construction or quality but i hate most of the menswear available at country road -superfluous pockets and buttons on sleave elbows etc

the good thing about the the so called english makers is you can find your fit and be sure that they have a big range of reasonably normal english styled shirts...

anyway, would love recomendations for good shirt makers which make a decent OTR slim fit shirt and sell online
post #3210 of 48615
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Originally Posted by Sator View Post
But if it came off TienMingLiew-Is.co.cn you probably wouldn't be discussing it here, I would suggest. Hey, advertising works - all that "Jermyn St" this, "Savile Row" that and other name dropping and cultivation by the ad agency of a Best of British image got you looking, didn't it? You thought the grass was greener on the other side of the fence, away from Oz, when in reality it's probably made in the same Chinese factory as Country Road "Australia" (sic) shirts. Yes, advertising works. We've all been taken for a ride at some time in our lives.
Not sure I agree with the implications here. I don't know of anyone who's bought shirts from places like Lewin on the basis of believing them to be made in the UK. Personally I couldn't care less where a garment is made. Lewin and their like are popular for very simple reasons: their shirts are better made and better fitting than anything much you can buy here for less than 3-4 times the price, simple as that.
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