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Hi all, been lurking here a few months now. Started by looking for info on dinner suits, but few pages in and next thing you know... Aussie Members page! Started at first post but around post #10000 had to skip to July. In that time I've learnt:

  • There are good suits to be found in Australia (Herringbone, MJ Bale, Suit Shop, P Johnson).
  • I got good deals from P.Lal in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Almost bought a whole store's worth at Uniqlo.
  • Where to find Goodyear and/or hand-welted shoes (Double Monk is cool).
  • Where to find good accessories (Henry Carter!)
  • Lastly, you guys seem like a cool lot.

 

I figured I should join and introduce myself, so I won't feel like a stalker... anyway, following the adventures of Foxhound, hunting vixen:

 

Welcome to the boards mate.

 

Also good username, who doesn't like coffee.

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Saw Lobbs for $1650/pair in the CBD today, is that normal?

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Ugh. Get me a coffee.
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Saw Lobbs for $1650/pair in the CBD today, is that normal?

Where in which CBD, about normal AUD price
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Re Op shops CD I think has dropped some hunting & collecting trips re the suburbs he prowls in Melbourne to the astute reader.

I find it's worth dropping in on Op shops if your in the country have picked up a few good overcoats.

One of the best op shops I've visited is the Vinnies in Charing Cross in Sydney excellent range of shirts & brands all washed and ironed and in good condition.
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As Geoffrey says, the catchment area rule is a good guide. What sorts of things do people living near the shop conider disposable? Country op shops and the dowdy little suburban ones can be good for vintage cufflinks, if you like that sort of thing. I've found sterling silver cufflinks that some one has donated to his church group for $5.

Re ties, the way to go is find people who couldn't be arsed pricing ties individually, and stick everything in the one basket at a set price. That's where you can find the odd Hermes and Charvet ties for next to nothing. Got to be prepared to sift through some true horrors to find them, however. And all Hermes ties will sell on eBay, doesn't matter how disgusting you think they look. There are collectors as well as people who wear them.

I had a talk with Appolyon a while ago about buying suits at op shops and what's fair. Of course we all dream of finding the $20 Brioni, which I have done, but it's worth thinking about what you would pay for such a used suit on eBay or B&S, with shipping. On top of that you get to examine it closely and try it on for size before you buy. So I was very happy to pay $60 for my Brioni suit and $120 for my Hermes suit because they were still stunning bargains.

I try to keep at the forefront of my mind that these shops are for charity, so I don't begrudge them getting a realistic price when the stuff is well worth it. I also make sure I keep in good with the volunteers who run them; at least one place now invites me into the back to check out their new unpriced stuff and cut me a deal.
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After someone here suggested I check out your blog/Instagram for some tassel loafer inspiration, I've come to the conclusion that you sir, are a boss. (Not foxhound, but nabilmust)

 

Thank you, sir. I do what I can with what i have.

 

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I already have a captoe though!

 

 

If you already have a black captoe, then the point is moot. Move on to a black wholecut. Hopefully this solves your dilemma.

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So many man crushes on nabilmust. He's alright, I guess..
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PS, thanks for posting the Sid Mashburn interview. Sid Mashburn has always been one of my favourites. I know many guys who don't like his "look", but I love it. Denim, twill shirt, knit tie and softly structured navy sportcoat with loafers is just so damn comfortable. Makes some interesting points in the interview - I like the bit 25 minutes in when he talks about how you really should be dressing for others, and with the purpose of making them feel more comfortable around you, so everyone feels more comfortable and is more likely to open up. Anyway, I'm paraphrasing, poorly at that, have a listen over on PS' tumblr smile.gif
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Yeah. All those women throwing themselves at him on that tumblr.

(nabil I mean)
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Also, guys, for anyone who's a 40R in MJ Bale, have dropped the price on a brand new blue grey flannel suit to $275. If you'd like to stock up for next winter, please get in touch via PM or view the link in my signature. Cheers! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Where in which CBD, about normal AUD price

Thanks. I'm over in Perth, just spied them and wasn't sure the usual price of Lobb.
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Also, guys, for anyone who's a 40R in MJ Bale, have dropped the price on a brand new blue grey flannel suit to $275. If you'd like to stock up for next winter, please get in touch via PM or view the link in my signature. Cheers! smile.gif

 

Man, if it were my size, I would have grabbed it!

 

Today - dark brown suede penny loafers with a blue suit:

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Edited by Gerry Nelson - 10/15/13 at 4:38pm
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PS, thanks for posting the Sid Mashburn interview. Sid Mashburn has always been one of my favourites. I know many guys who don't like his "look", but I love it. Denim, twill shirt, knit tie and softly structured navy sportcoat with loafers is just so damn comfortable. Makes some interesting points in the interview - I like the bit 25 minutes in when he talks about how you really should be dressing for others, and with the purpose of making them feel more comfortable around you, so everyone feels more comfortable and is more likely to open up. Anyway, I'm paraphrasing, poorly at that, have a listen over on PS' tumblr smile.gif

Thanks TBM - his genuine passion for his work and the way he talks about it makes it a very worthwhile listen for anyone who is interested in men's style.
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I try to keep at the forefront of my mind that these shops are for charity, so I don't begrudge them getting a realistic price when the stuff is well worth it. I also make sure I keep in good with the volunteers who run them; at least one place now invites me into the back to check out their new unpriced stuff and cut me a deal.
I sometimes feel guilty that I'm not paying enough!
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