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post #33106 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

Zzz discovered I have a mould problem in my shoes this morning. I usually stuff them with newspaper when I get home and swap it out with shoe trees the next morning. Is that the way to go or is there a better way? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 
Hopefully oil of cloves will clean that shit out.

 

Hey Nolvadex,

 

I had the same problem with a pair of AEs. So I wrote to the company and asked them for their advice. Here's what they said:

 

Mold growth is likely to happen whenever the conditions are right. All it needs is moisture, which could be from wet sidewalks, but usually it is from foot perspiration. Warmth, and Bacteria which is everywhere. There are a couple of things you can do to help avoid this. First of all don't wear your shoes every day. Your shoes should have at least 24 if not 48 hours to dry between wearing. Secondly, don't put the shoe trees in right away after you take the shoes off. Let most of the moisture evaporate from the shoes before placing the trees inside. Also, make sure the trees you have are made of an unfinished wood. The trees are designed to Absorb any moisture that may be left in the leather as well as keeping the shape of the shoe.

It is however important to get all of the mold out of the shoe, and also disinfect them to kill any bacteria that may still be lurking inside. If you wish, you may use a simple solution of .25 cup vinegar, .25 cup baking soda, and one cup water. Mix up the solution and pour equal amounts into both shoes, swish it around and dump it out. Let the shoes air dry, then wipe out with a damp cloth and let dry before wearing.

 

So that's what I did (twice) - problem solved.

 

Cheers,

 

Eightace

post #33107 of 58003
Impressed with Mr Porter and DHL. Ordered Saturday, dispatched a few hours later, delivered 2:30 this afternoon! Can't do better than that.
post #33108 of 58003
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Reminder: Meetup Tuesday 18 June of La Direction générale de Melbourne de la Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes

You are welcome to drop in for 10 mins on the way to the train or stay until 7pm or kick on 'til later.

I have 13 confirmations. Some of youse haven't sent me your mobile numbers. If anything changes you'll be left out in the cold. (Small Melb winter word play) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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At Sofitel on Tuesday 18 June at Sofitel Lobby/Bar - Collins street - - quiet - plenty of room and bar /coffee pay for yourself.

Inside the centre go up the escalator. I'll try and reserve a set of couches etc right down near the bar and Mens Toilets! (I'll be the one sipping single malts on a bar tab named G Nelson)

The idea is to have a low key, early short meet up so its from say 5pm for 5.30pm to 7pm so we can get home in time for soup and Inspector Rex. Or kick on. It isn't a clothing competition.

Matt from SUIT SHOP has agreed to come along and bring his books and some samples.

By popular request Matt and me will give a short rant on our recent Tokyo visits at 5.30pm. Also by request I will bring along my collection of Japanese mens clothing magazines

PMs and if you would do me a favour and email me at:

fxholden@netspace.net.au

with your mobile number - first name at least and online name. (otherwise I will get terribly confused as to who is who)

In case venue or something changes I will txt or ring people.
post #33109 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

shameless proud moment - our popovers were featured on styleseek and just in time as the DHL man arrived this morning:)
http://owenandjames.tumblr.com/post/53188613310/special-thanks-to-styleseek-for-the-feature

Why were the prices increased from $155 to $159?
post #33110 of 58003
Apparent temp of 1.8 in Sydney this morning. Finally some sort of a winter!
post #33111 of 58003
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post


Why were the prices increased from $155 to $159

 

Good pick up .. unfortunately I buy in USD and the FX movement recently is burning 

 

The FX dropping from $1.05 to 0.95 is a 10% increase in cost. Im wearing more of the cost increase than ive passed onto our customers.

post #33112 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Good pick up .. unfortunately I buy in USD and the FX movement recently is burning 

The FX dropping from $1.05 to 0.95 is a 10% increase in cost. Im wearing more of the cost increase than ive passed onto our customers.

Shame on you. Your prices should really fluctuate by the minute according to some sort of live FX algorithm.
post #33113 of 58003
I really should get some more popovers, they're great for winter smart casual worn under a heavy sweater. For one, it doesn't look like you're wearing a business shirt on the weekend; for two, unlike a Tshirt the long sleeves and soft collar keep the wooly itch off your skin.
post #33114 of 58003
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Shame on you. Your prices should really fluctuate by the minute according to some sort of live FX algorithm.
He could do that - or he could just charge in USD! laugh.gif
post #33115 of 58003
As the lapel width of a suit increases, does the collar stand height at the back increase somewhat too?

What's the "normal" collar height of a suit at the back?

Ta.
post #33116 of 58003
Been a bit slack on the WAYWRN pics lately. Kamakura BD and Burgundy Grenadine today. Will post a full fit pic later on if time permits.

post #33117 of 58003
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

As the lapel width of a suit increases, does the collar stand height at the back increase somewhat too?

What's the "normal" collar height of a suit at the back?

Ta.

No - on my suits the collar height doesnt materially change on our wide vs normal lapel width. I say materially because in fact the wide lapel was maybe 1-2mm taller than one i had on a mannequin here

 

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


He could do that - or he could just charge in USD! laugh.gif

Ive considered this - although PayPal will like to charge more fees - need to work out if I can just get something to do a conversion and then charge AUD at paypal. 

 

This morning I looked at my shipments and 15% were domestic and 85% international. About 50% of orders were countries that are USD or pegged. 

post #33118 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

No - on my suits the collar height doesnt materially change on our wide vs normal lapel width. I say materially because in fact the wide lapel was maybe 1-2mm taller than one i had on a mannequin here

Ive considered this - although PayPal will like to charge more fees - need to work out if I can just get something to do a conversion and then charge AUD at paypal. 

This morning I looked at my shipments and 15% were domestic and 85% international. About 50% of orders were countries that are USD or pegged. 

Thanks - so what is it usually? 2"?
post #33119 of 58003
The real question is - chambray, light blue or white?

What should I get?
post #33120 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Been a bit slack on the WAYWRN pics lately. Kamakura BD and Burgundy Grenadine today. Will post a full fit pic later on if time permits.

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Love that collar roll!!
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