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FYI, from the Cool Shoes, Paraetc thread:

 

 

AS Exclusive for 250 GBP (assuming you're outside EU, so no VAT, no idea about shipping though)

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/sale-price-desc/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-moore-cherry

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/sale-price-asc/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-pimlico

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/sale-price-asc/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-hunt

 

 

Bargain.

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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

FYI, from the Cool Shoes, Paraetc thread:

Bargain.

The listings state that international shipping is free, too, so it definitely is a bargain!

Just to make it even more of a bargain, I think that AFPOS are throwing in a free belt with each pair of shoes that cost GBP300 or more and - in an example of great customer service - I think that they are still counting the sale shoes as being GBP300 shoes, even though they come to GBP250 when VAT is removed.
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Problem is I do not know how they fit.  I went through the AS thread, and apparently someone made a comparison between the AS 724 last and the EG 888 last.  Anyone know where to find it?

post #33154 of 55938

That's a great price considering the belt is worth UKP75 alone.

 

On another note, I notice that Herring Shoes is also selling Alfred Sargent Exclusive under the Herring 1966 label.

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AFPOS also has AS belts on sale for 37 quid. Great value.
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Late announcement re meet up, for those who didn't give me their mobile. If we are not at the sofi lobby bar on first level, we will be at the bar on the 35, yes that's thirty five, floor under the tacky tent thing.

Give me or matt a ring or text if You get lost.

Matt has to leave around 6.45 or so . be early.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

That's a great price considering the belt is worth UKP75 alone.

On another note, I notice that Herring Shoes is also selling Alfred Sargent Exclusive under the Herring 1966 label.

Yes, I was quite taken by these shoes:

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=7084

The photos on the Herring website don't do them justice - I saw a couple of photos elsewhere and they looked stunning.
post #33158 of 55938
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

well said jase, totally agree

I just quit my finance job to pursue O&J and SuitShop full time. Will I get paid anywhere near the same? No. Will I be doing what I enjoy rather than hating my job everyday? Yes. 

Im actually really grateful that we have such a community on here to tdiscuss clothes, style, foot mould smile.gif etc as it has definitely contributed to my passion and reason for pursuing menswear.

I suppose when you consider other incentives like new ties and fabric samples you guys are pretty baller tongue.gif
post #33159 of 55938

thanks all 
 

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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post


Interesting that you quit finance and pursued something you really love. Good on you. What area of finance did you work in and what did you not enjoy about it? I happen to work in finance and I particularly enjoy my job but also realise that I won't get rich doing this (part of the reason why people do finance in the first place!)

 

I was an equity analyst and i particularly focused on the consumer/retail stocks. I think i enjoyed the retail side more than I enjoyed the finance side of the job:)

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http://www.theage.com.au/business/fletcher-jones-still-a-trailblazer-20130618-2ogbp.html
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"Retail rents in Australia are among the most expensive in the world and this is adding up to 40 per cent to the cost of every item sold," he says.
 

He just wasnt selling enough out of his space - 40% is way too high

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I suppose when you consider other incentives like new ties and fabric samples you guys are pretty baller tongue.gif

I go home every night and dive into a vault filled with knit ties, a la Scrooge McDuck.

I'm not going to lie, it's pretty sweet.
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Interesting to see, but also depressing. It looks as though FJ is essentially just doing the same thing that they were doing before they closed their bricks-and-mortar stores a couple of years back - selling boring, unexceptional clothes that are cheaply made in China or other such countries.

As I stated when FJs went into receivership, they failed because they abandoned what made them great. When I was young, my father used to buy a lot of his clothes, particularly trousers, at FJs. They had great fabrics such as mini-houndstooth checks, small-scale plaids, flannels and so on.

However, by the time I was at university, they'd moved production offshore and the interesting fabrics had disappeared. The clothes that were left largely seemed to be dull and boring, but weren't cheap, despite being made offshore and despite being fairly mediocre in quality (at least the wool trousers that I looked at were pretty ordinary).

I think that Fletcher Jones should have done one of two things (or a combination of the two) - rather than continuing down the path of stocking dull clothes that were (presumably) made cheaply overseas, they should have either continued to stock overseas-made clothes but gone back to the interesting fabrics that made their old trousers and jackets so great, plus adding modern classics; or pushed a bit more upmarket and gone back to making stuff in Australia, made sure that their clothes were of high quality, well-made and well-cut, and really pushed that in their advertising.

Essentially, FJs could have been like an Australian version of Brooks Brothers, selling good quality clothes, some made in Oz, some made overseas, some classic and "timeless", some more colourful, seasonal, idiosyncratic. Unfortunately, they didn't go down that path and instead they ended up being mediocre and they failed.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I go home every night and dive into a vault filled with knit ties, a la Scrooge McDuck.

I'm not going to lie, it's pretty sweet.

Much better than diving into a vault filled with coins. Even as a child, I remember thinking that must hurt!
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Much better than diving into a vault filled with coins. Even as a child, I remember thinking that must hurt!

Diving into a vault filled with bank notes may be more palatable.

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