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post #36541 of 52245

Just came across these RMWs, one is suede and the other is leather. Anyone spied them in person? I'm somewhat impressed...

 

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Did you see the Four Corners on thefactory collapse in Dhaka? That was horrifying and the brands involved included Benetton and Mango, both of whom denied involvement, despite the fact that their purchase orders were littered over the collapse site. It was also implicated that Coles-Myer also use similar factories.

 

Didn't catch that Four Courners feature, unfortunately. I'll try and see if I can source it somehow.

 

 

update: found it. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/06/25/3785918.htm

post #36543 of 52245

Hey guys I've been lurking here for a while, I was going to get a shirt from MJ Bale with a few of my mates for my year 12 formal, but they were all out of stock for what I need. Is there anywhere else in Melbourne that I can get a reasonably priced plain white poplin or pinpoint spread collar shirt before next friday? Azzaro had Antichi Telai shirts for $130 last time, is that worth it?

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Why not try TM Lewin? They got a few slim fit spread collars going with their multibuy packages. 

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SFer's brace yourselves for a series of convoluted questions...

As I'll be traveling to Bangkok at the end of the year, I'm planning to test out several tailors by getting sample dress shirts made. I have a fair picture of construction in mind (except regarding darts - appropriate on a dinner shirt?) but I've never really dealt with raw fabrics before. Looking at the Egyptian cotton fabrics, is it sufficient to only consider the yarn count, thread count and ply (warp x weft)?

 

On the thread count, what is the standard approach of specification? Threads per inch squared plus the weave type or thread per inch in warp and in weft (hence specifying the weave)?

Has anyone found Giza cotton by the length on Sampeng lane or should I just let the tailor charge me for the fabric? What about cotton silk blends?

If the information is summed up neatly with a simple link, please feel free to contribute to my edification.

PS How low does the Giza yarn count get to (100's)?

post #36547 of 52245

I have those suede boots, think the colour is called coffee. They are really nice.

post #36548 of 52245

JM,

 

Is George still at Richards & Richards or do you use another tailor at this time?

 

Cheers

post #36549 of 52245

How much are RMW Comfort Craftsman these days? I assume being in Australia helps bring the price down but the last time I went to the Melbourne Central store it was over $400 uhoh.gif

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Originally Posted by 9995atar View Post

Hey guys I've been lurking here for a while, I was going to get a shirt from MJ Bale with a few of my mates for my year 12 formal, but they were all out of stock for what I need. Is there anywhere else in Melbourne that I can get a reasonably priced plain white poplin or pinpoint spread collar shirt before next friday? Azzaro had Antichi Telai shirts for $130 last time, is that worth it?

I'm somewhat surprised they wouldn't have said, "why don't we take your measurements and check our Sydney store for availability and courier it down to you at no charge" especially if there's a few of you interested and you're just starting your formal wear careers.  Would be a good way to get a few lifelong customers.

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I'm somewhat surprised they wouldn't have said, "why don't we take your measurements and check our Sydney store for availability and courier it down to you at no charge" especially if there's a few of you interested and you're just starting your formal wear careers.  Would be a good way to get a few lifelong customers.

 

typical retail shop. if you don't look like a million bucks, don't expect great retail service.

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typical retail shop. if you don't look like a million bucks, don't expect great retail service.

It's funny how you find that all over.
post #36553 of 52245
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JM,

Is George still at Richards & Richards or do you use another tailor at this time?

Cheers


HP Halifax,

George is still at R&R, but unfortunately I don't think that he's taking any outside work at the moment and that he is only doing alterations on clothing purchased at Richards & Richards.

For reasonably simple stuff, I've used TESS Alterations, which is above Country Road in the Mall.

For more complex work, I've used Tony at Regent Tailors, which is upstairs at 141 Queen St, the building on the corner of Albert and Queen Streets, over from Hungry Jacks on the Mall. He's very experienced and very good.
post #36554 of 52245

JM,

 

Much appreciated. By the by, after busting my knee I haven't hear from Rene - does he typically take a week or so to reply?

 

Cheers

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JM,

Much appreciated. By the by, after busting my knee I haven't hear from Rene - does he typically take a week or so to reply?

Cheers


Rene is usually very prompt in responding to enquiries but I happen to know that he's busy moving house at present, so he's been rather preoccupied!

I think that he's hoping that everything will be settled by the end of this weekend and so hopefully he will be in touch early next week.
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