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post #3286 of 52468
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Originally Posted by jessis View Post
For those in Melbourne this exhibition might be interesting: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/e...ions/manstyle2

oooo seem worth a gook.
post #3287 of 52468
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
I've seen loads of old dinner suit orphaned jackets, and Studio Italia dinner suits.

I did an old Canali Milano dinner suit the other day that was OK.

I've been to almost every thrift shop within a 10 km radius of the CBD...but I'll keep looking.

Do you want to do vintage in barrathea ...with tails or your regular vintage? What size?
post #3288 of 52468
I'm in the Medibank building next to Southern Cross station. They are at it again right now.
post #3289 of 52468
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
Do you want to do vintage in barrathea ...with tails or your regular vintage? What size?

I'm after classic black tie. Prefer single button, peak lapel, no vents. I'm a Euro 52 R or L depending on the cut.

I tried on the new Canali Dinner suits in David Jones today. They are peak lapel two button (why?). Stronger shoulder than the Canali suits I have at home..will try on the trousers another day.

Strangely (or not!) the 52 Drop 7 tuxedo (in a 84% wool/16% mohair fabric) is $2300...whilst at Henry Bucks in the 52 Drop 6 (in 100% wool) is $2600.

I think Ralph Lauren Black Label is still in the lead. The Canali is definitely smoother and more elegant, the Ralph Lauren is sharper and bolder.

I think the chances of getting on RLBL on eBay/B&S forums is probably greater. On internet prices they are within my reach...at Melbourne retail prices they are strictly in the land of make believe for the moment.
post #3290 of 52468
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I'm in the Medibank building next to Southern Cross station. They are at it again right now.

Found out today that they will be buzzing our building for a full day next week.
post #3291 of 52468
I purchased my Signature Series Tux from Jos A Banks using HopShopGo. Their signature series are on sale again for $397.50 and if you purchase another item you get 70% off.
post #3292 of 52468
If anyone in Perth (pref CBD) is buying from Brooks Brothers (online) in the next few months then let me know so we can share shipping costs. I do not want to fork out $50US shipping for 1 item. They currently have a sale on now (Spend 300 get $50 off etc) or i could use my 15% corporate card.
post #3293 of 52468
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
I'm in the Medibank building next to Southern Cross station. They are at it again right now.

Yep can hear them now - not that loud.

Might be NAB telling you they're breaking up with you too.
post #3294 of 52468
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Originally Posted by Tano View Post
I purchased my Signature Series Tux from Jos A Banks using HopShopGo. Their signature series are on sale again for $397.50 and if you purchase another item you get 70% off.

How do they fit compared to other suits you own / have tried on?
post #3295 of 52468
Im a 40S with 32/33" waist. The tux was a 40S with 34" pleated pants. The pants waist size was an ok fit but they were very loose fitting around the thighs so i ordered a 32" seperate (and it arrived today). The 40S jacket was a good sleeve/jacket length but the shoulders were a bit large (wide). Other than that it looks/feels great. My Ideal Jacket Fit: Shoulders 18.5" Chest : 43" Waist :36" Sleeve: 24" BOC: 29.5" ----------------- J.A.B Tux Jacket 40S Fit: (measured) Shoulders 19.5" Chest : 44" Waist :41" Sleeve: 24" BOC: 29.5" Jab Signature 34US pants Waist 17.5" Front Rise:11" Thigh 4" below crutch: 13" Leg Opening: 9.5" Jab Signature 32US pants Waist 16.5" Front Rise:11.5" <- Def bigger than 34US size Thigh 4" below crutch: 12.5" Leg Opening: 9"
post #3296 of 52468
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Originally Posted by Tano View Post
If anyone in Perth (pref CBD) is buying from Brooks Brothers (online) in the next few months then let me know so we can share shipping costs. I do not want to fork out $50US shipping for 1 item.

They currently have a sale on now (Spend 300 get $50 off etc) or i could use my 15% corporate card.

Will check out BB website when I get home.
post #3297 of 52468
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post
Will check out BB website when I get home.
No hurry. Thanks
post #3298 of 52468
A colleague brought in the latest issue of Australia GQ today. There is a page devoted to shoes which really, I think, highlights the general ignorance about quality and value for money clothing in this country.

First of all, out of the four pairs of shoes termed 'oxfords', 3 pairs were open-laced derbys. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought by definition an oxford was a closed-laced shoe... and this is supposed to be a style mag?

And as for the shoe suggestions themselves... the less said the better. Honestly, do people spend $1,000 on Churches shoes here? Herring sells custom grade Churches for around A$500, and the pair twice that price in GQ didn't even look custom grade.

I can understand GQ not wanting to promote online buying, but why not provide some real value for money, quality options... like C&Js from Herringbone for instance? Alas, instead of Edgewares for $600, we are offered $925 LV ugly-as-shit brogues as a quality shoe suggestion...

Finally, another gem was the $175 pocket square from Cucinelli on the next page... Do people actually pay these ridiculous prices here? If so, who?? How do these shops stay in business??
post #3299 of 52468
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
Finally, another gem was the $175 pocket square from Cucinelli on the next page... Do people actually pay these ridiculous prices here? If so, who?? How do these shops stay in business??

How much is Cucinelli overseas? I walked into its store the other day and the SA told me there was 50% off, but at a reduced price of 2200 for a SC I still can only dream..
post #3300 of 52468
I guess those GQ articles are advertorial and the makers pay to be included in those round-ups.

I think there is probably a tiny proportion of the market who do pay those ridiculous prices, but I think the main point of pricing at those levels is to convey an aura of unattainable luxury over the brand. From that point you can go the way of Hermes and not discount but create such a longing for your brand that even ordinary folk will save up and pay. Or you can trade off the cache later in the season when the goods are marked down. I dare say a $175 pocket square is still return a decent profit if it sells for $100.
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