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post #34801 of 54935
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


Before you go online you have some good options:

MJ Bale
TM Lewin
Azzaro
Suit Shop (bit more than $700, but worth the extra yard and a half)


Thanks mate, I cant find a reference on google for "Suit Shop" in Melbourne but I travel to Syd frequently anyway so I could pay them a visit when I am there. I have heard of MJ Bale and Azzaro but didnt think they were price competitive with suits purchased online but I am assuming they are recommended as they are local and I can try the suit on.

post #34802 of 54935
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Originally Posted by lancedefrance View Post


Thanks mate, I cant find a reference on google for "Suit Shop" in Melbourne but I travel to Syd frequently anyway so I could pay them a visit when I am there. I have heard of MJ Bale and Azzaro but didnt think they were price competitive with suits purchased online but I am assuming they are recommended as they are local and I can try the suit on.


With regard to Suit Shop, sent a PM (Private Message) to Rob (StyleForum member "Romp") as he works for Suit Shop in Sydney and will be able to advise of a Melbourne contact.

Another potential option is trying on a couple of Ralph Lauren Polo suits (made in Italy by Corneliani) at your local RL store or in a department store concession and then purchasing a new-with-tags RL Polo suit from eBay, as there are plenty of brand new, RL Polo suits for sale on eBay for $500 or thereabouts.

However, with regard to RL Polo suits, just make sure that if you do get one on eBay, make sure you get the RL Polo made-in-Italy version, instead of one of the lower, spin-off lines like "Lauren by Ralph Lauren".
post #34803 of 54935

They operate out of Melbourne too, give Romp a PM, or he'll probably contact you.

 

Also, bought Rachel Khoo's cookbook - not sure what's prettier - the food or the girl.

 

Would insta-wife.

post #34804 of 54935
I think MJ Bale's 2x$1K deal is a great place to start a wardrobe. I'd go the Mudgee and Armidale or Maridale.
post #34805 of 54935
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Originally Posted by lancedefrance View Post


Thanks mate, I cant find a reference on google for "Suit Shop" in Melbourne but I travel to Syd frequently anyway so I could pay them a visit when I am there. I have heard of MJ Bale and Azzaro but didnt think they were price competitive with suits purchased online but I am assuming they are recommended as they are local and I can try the suit on.

Suit shop is MTM, come to you and they have a Melbourne presence. Short story here: http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/fashion/article/pjohnson-tailors-launch-suit-shop

Azzaro and MJ Bale are price competitive and yes, you can try suits on and see if you like anything. You can even go in to DJs in Melbourne and have a look at a few MJ Bale suits if you didn't want to venture into the store.
post #34806 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I think MJ Bale's 2x$1K deal is a great place to start a wardrobe. I'd go the Mudgee and Armidale or Maridale.

Good point - if the MJ Bale 2 suits for $1000 deal is still on and if they fit, then it's a great deal and a good way to start a suit wardrobe.
post #34807 of 54935
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Non-sartorial question for the Queensland brethren - where's a good place for a holiday? Been to Port Douglas, Palm Cove and Noosa in the recent past. Thinking about an island visit. Objectives are beach and relaxation. Looking for a good quality rest.

We're partial to Burleigh: decent beach with nice bars and good restaurants, plus you can get good coffee and its neither pretentious nor touristy. Might be a bit cold at present but I think we're headed down Saturday so I'll let you know.
post #34808 of 54935
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Hey all, has anyone ever exchanged/returned stuff to Mr Porter? I see they have some kind of free collection deal with DHL - does that work for us in Australia & does the free 'collection' include the cost of return shipping as well? I know it would be easier to just ask their customer support - I tried, but all they did is paste the standard form returns policy, and didn't bother to answer my actual questions.  Cheers.

Short answer: yes. Don't remove the tags, and you have to fill out some sort of customs form, but otherwise it's easy. DHL dude came to my work and got it right when he said he would...
post #34809 of 54935

Hi Gents.

 

Are these Goodyear welted? I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive pair and have a few Westfield vouchers so looks like DJ's is the go. I wouldn't mind some Chelsea boots to wear for an event this weekend.

 

Sorry for my lack of knowledge. They are Florsheim Blundell, which is part of the "Imperial" shoe line.

 

Cheers

 

 

post #34810 of 54935
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

We're partial to Burleigh: decent beach with nice bars and good restaurants, plus you can get good coffee and its neither pretentious nor touristy. Might be a bit cold at present but I think we're headed down Saturday so I'll let you know.

Great. Thanks very much. Won't be going till later in the year but want to start planning now so I've got something to look forward to!
post #34811 of 54935
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Non-sartorial question for the Queensland brethren - where's a good place for a holiday? Been to Port Douglas, Palm Cove and Noosa in the recent past. Thinking about an island visit. Objectives are beach and relaxation. Looking for a good quality rest.

Ernesto,

When are you thinking of going? Soon-ish, in winter, or later in the year, when it's warmed up?

If you're going soon, then I'd head up north, as it's lovely and warm and it's not stinger season.

The Whitsundays are lovely, and Hayman Island (whilst damned expensive) is very nice indeed. Green Island, off Cairns, is also nice. I haven't been to any other islands, but I know people who've been to resorts on places like Lizard Island (which I believe is quite small and intimate) and who had a good time.

If you're going in summer, then north Qld isn't the place to go, as it will be stinger season, so it would make more sense to stick to SE Qld, such as Burleigh at the southern end of the Gold Coast (as The False Prophet mentioned). I've also been to Tangalooma, which is on Moreton Island, off the coast from Brisbane, and whilst it's not as upmarket as some of the more exclusive resorts up north, it's pleasant enough and there is some lovely swimming and snorkelling to be had. Plus, you get to hand-feed wild dolphins and you can explore the world's second-largest sand island (the largest being Fraser Island, a bit further north).
post #34812 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Ernesto,

When are you thinking of going? Soon-ish, in winter, or later in the year, when it's warmed up?

If you're going soon, then I'd head up north, as it's lovely and warm and it's not stinger season.

The Whitsundays are lovely, and Hayman Island (whilst damned expensive) is very nice indeed. Green Island, off Cairns, is also nice. I haven't been to any other islands, but I know people who've been to resorts on places like Lizard Island (which I believe is quite small and intimate) and who had a good time.

If you're going in summer, then north Qld isn't the place to go, as it will be stinger season, so it would make more sense to stick to SE Qld, such as Burleigh at the southern end of the Gold Coast (as The False Prophet mentioned). I've also been to Tangalooma, which is on Moreton Island, off the coast from Brisbane, and whilst it's not as upmarket as some of the more exclusive resorts up north, it's pleasant enough and there is some lovely swimming and snorkelling to be had. Plus, you get to hand-feed wild dolphins and you can explore the world's second-largest sand island (the largest being Fraser Island, a bit further north).

Will be later in the year, so the suggestions for SE QLD are very helpful. Thanks for the detailed response JM.
post #34813 of 54935
Ernesto - you're welcome.


Here are a few shots of today's outfit. It's getting cool in Brisbane, so I decided to rug up a bit.

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The jacket is by Isaia and is made from a very thick, thornproof tweed. It's an amazing jacket and it feels like I'm wearing body armour when I put it on, but I must have been suffering from a temporary fit of madness when I bought it as it's only cold enough to wear it here for about a month every year.

Other details:
Shirt - Made-to-order by Deer Style.
Tie - Forest green, wool tie by Drake's.
Trousers - Brown, wide-wale corduroy by Charles Tyrwhitt.
Socks - Uniqlo.
Pocket square - Herringbone.
Shoes - Vintage Florsheim Royal Imperials with suicidal, v-cleat heel still intact.
post #34814 of 54935
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I think MJ Bale's 2x$1K deal is a great place to start a wardrobe. I'd go the Mudgee and Armidale or Maridale.

The Men Shop are selling them for $450 each. Good colours too - navy and charcoal.
post #34815 of 54935
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


Will be later in the year, so the suggestions for SE QLD are very helpful. Thanks for the detailed response JM.

 

Hi Ernesto.

 

Hamilton Island is worth researching too, world class resorts and beaches, can get a little busy nevertheless a spectacular spot. I think even Oprah paid a visit (or so the misses says)

 

North Stradbroke is a favourite, just south of Moreton Island  - Has gorgeous beaches, surfing, fishing. Very little in the way of cafes etc. One very noice gelateria there though!

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