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post #40411 of 56089
Is that docklands as in William Street - the docklands end of town?

If so might give them a go next time.

Never had an issue with K's: I just should have been more emphatic last time. I actually took 2 jackets in there and was a bit more insistent when being fitted with the 2nd and it came out how I wanted it.
post #40412 of 56089
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

Anyone got any recommendations for where to purchase a good black or brown leather belt online?  mainly for wear with suits/trousers, preferably under $100 per belt would be good

 

Cheers in advance,

 

Must recommend tailfeather - I have their belt and it is a nice piece of kit. Just slightly over your budget but well worth considering

 

The leather is very thick, 3mm or so, but quite supple and soft - I dont think its bridle leather, too soft. As far as I can tell its burnished by hand. The grain is not bad - not top quality like some of the shoes here, but more than sufficient for a belt. 

 

Of course, buying local helps local artisans! 

post #40413 of 56089
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Must recommend tailfeather - I have their belt and it is a nice piece of kit. Just slightly over your budget but well worth considering

 

The leather is very thick, 3mm or so, but quite supple and soft - I dont think its bridle leather, too soft. As far as I can tell its burnished by hand. The grain is not bad - not top quality like some of the shoes here, but more than sufficient for a belt. 

 

Of course, buying local helps local artisans! 

 

 

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Do you need it asap? I cannot recommend Equus enough. They are absolutely fantastic. I have five of their belts. They make them to your size. They take about a three weeks from when you order it to receiving it though, which is the only real downside, but that's MTM for you.

 

Thanks for the recommendations lads, when you said are you in a hurry I was expecting a TOJ style wait or something :p 3 weeks sounds good.  Will check them out tonight.

post #40414 of 56089
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Originally Posted by herringbonePete View Post

Is that docklands as in William Street - the docklands end of town?

If so might give them a go next time.

Never had an issue with K's: I just should have been more emphatic last time. I actually took 2 jackets in there and was a bit more insistent when being fitted with the 2nd and it came out how I wanted it.

Sam is in the Myer building at the Docklands end of Collins St.
post #40415 of 56089

http://www.orionleathercompany.com/

I use these guys for belts. They have good quality leather, are hardy and can be had for under $50 on Ebay. 
 

post #40416 of 56089
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Thanks for the recommendations lads, when you said are you in a hurry I was expecting a TOJ style wait or something tongue.gif 3 weeks sounds good.  Will check them out tonight.
+1 for the thank you's on recommendations. Was going to ask the same question!
post #40417 of 56089
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Sam is in the Myer building at the Docklands end of Collins St.

 



It gets better - closer and closer to work after all!
If I had known, I might have got to work sooner rather than later...
post #40418 of 56089
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Sam is in the Myer building at the Docklands end of Collins St.

 



It gets better - closer and closer to work after all!
If I had known, I might have got to work sooner rather than later...

Sounds like we should form a Docklands sub-branch of the Melbourne members. I can think of at least 4 members floating around here, and a few more who could hop on a tram and be here in minutes.

We could plot a coup and overthrow fxh as the Melbourne eminence gris and replace him with Nice Guy Gerry, who will then throw off his veneer of affability and revel in giving vent to his inner sociopath.
post #40419 of 56089
I'm the Mannix/Pell/Santamaria with a bit of Chopper, PJK, and Gatto thrown in.

I thought the best thing about Docklands was that you could hop on a tram and get out of there in 4 minutes!
post #40420 of 56089
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I'm the Mannix/Pell/Santamaria with a bit of Chopper, PJK, and Gatto thrown in.

I always thought you were Benny Hinn...

Love your work btw.

Benny_hinn_2.gif
post #40421 of 56089
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I always thought you were Benny Hinn...
Love your work btw.
Benny_hinn_2.gif

I do channel Benny. Muchly.
I don't have a comb over to end all comb overs but I used to have an off white DB suit just like the Bensta.

Is he still on in the small hours? I used to watch hours of him.

I can cure ill fitting expensive shoes.
Well the lord works through me actually but you get the idea.
post #40422 of 56089
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I do channel Benny. Muchly.
I don't have a comb over to end all comb overs but I used to have an off white DB suit just like the Bensta.

Is he still on in the small hours? I used to watch hours of him.

I can cure ill fitting expensive shoes.
Well the lord works through me actually but you get the idea.
I remember he was on 10, 15 years ago.. I remember thinking at the time it was rather odd Benny Hill turning religious.

I haven't seen him lately, though they should bring him back - would be a massive improvement on those shopping channels.
post #40423 of 56089
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I'm the Mannix/Pell/Santamaria with a bit of Chopper, PJK, and Gatto thrown in.

I thought the best thing about Docklands was that you could hop on a tram and get out of there in 4 minutes!

Why bother with the tram? If you open your Fox umbrella you can get blown all the way up Collins St in minutes flat by the prevailing gales.
post #40424 of 56089
The Scout Shop - Goes Under - Not Prepared. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Outdoor apparel retailer Snowgum Australia collapses after 89 years in business

Outdoor apparel retailer Snowgum Australia has collapsed into administration, with a sale for the 89-year-old Australian-owned business being sought.

Glenn Franklin, Petr Vrsecky and Jason Stone of Lawlor Draper Dillon in Melbourne have been appointed as administrators.

Franklin told SmartCompany this morning that the focus of the administration is to sell the business as a going concern, as this was the best chance of recovery.

He says the company, which has a franchise structure, has advertised for a buyer, with a number of parties already showing interest at the first expression of interest deadline.

“It is a well-known brand in a competitive market,” says Franklin.

The administrators reported that the amount of debt to unsecured creditors is estimated in the vicinity of $2.2-2.3 million, however, said this figure was subject to further verification.

Franklin says no major banks were owed money, but unsecured creditors consisted mostly of suppliers and landlords.

Franklin says the company has approximately over 86 employees plus casuals and operated 17 retail stores in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, ACT and Queensland, together with eight franchisee stores in Victoria.

The administrators reported that a related retail business, MDS Pty Ltd trading as Midland Disposal Stores, operated five Snowgum Australia stores based in Western Australia.

The first creditors meeting for the Australian company will be held on November 4 at the Lawler Draper Dillon offices in Melbourne.

Snowgum Australia was launched at The Scout Shop in 1924, and has had various names and structures in its history.

It changed names to the Scout Outdoor Centre in 1978, then to Snowgum in 1992, with the view of reaching a broader market.

The Snowgum Australia website reports that the business was sold in 2004 to general manager Ross Elliott and a private consortium.

Its core product offer is performance outdoor clothing, designed for bush walking, mountain climbing and other adventurous activities. It also offers luggage, footwear and travel accessories.

Research into sustainable production has been key to the brand, with it using bamboo, organic cottons and recycled polyester in its range. The company launched an e-commerce division in 2012.

The news of the administration contrasts with the fortunes of Snowgum competitor Kathmandu, which recently recorded a 27% profit increase for financial year 2012-13.

2013 has been a challenging year for administrations in the apparel industry, including Bettina Liano, Kirrily Johnston and Lisa Ho.
post #40425 of 56089
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

The Scout Shop - Goes Under - Not Prepared. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Outdoor apparel retailer Snowgum Australia collapses after 89 years in business

Outdoor apparel retailer Snowgum Australia has collapsed into administration, with a sale for the 89-year-old Australian-owned business being sought.

Glenn Franklin, Petr Vrsecky and Jason Stone of Lawlor Draper Dillon in Melbourne have been appointed as administrators.

Franklin told SmartCompany this morning that the focus of the administration is to sell the business as a going concern, as this was the best chance of recovery.

He says the company, which has a franchise structure, has advertised for a buyer, with a number of parties already showing interest at the first expression of interest deadline.

“It is a well-known brand in a competitive market,” says Franklin.

The administrators reported that the amount of debt to unsecured creditors is estimated in the vicinity of $2.2-2.3 million, however, said this figure was subject to further verification.

Franklin says no major banks were owed money, but unsecured creditors consisted mostly of suppliers and landlords.

Franklin says the company has approximately over 86 employees plus casuals and operated 17 retail stores in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, ACT and Queensland, together with eight franchisee stores in Victoria.

The administrators reported that a related retail business, MDS Pty Ltd trading as Midland Disposal Stores, operated five Snowgum Australia stores based in Western Australia.

The first creditors meeting for the Australian company will be held on November 4 at the Lawler Draper Dillon offices in Melbourne.

Snowgum Australia was launched at The Scout Shop in 1924, and has had various names and structures in its history.

It changed names to the Scout Outdoor Centre in 1978, then to Snowgum in 1992, with the view of reaching a broader market.

The Snowgum Australia website reports that the business was sold in 2004 to general manager Ross Elliott and a private consortium.

Its core product offer is performance outdoor clothing, designed for bush walking, mountain climbing and other adventurous activities. It also offers luggage, footwear and travel accessories.

Research into sustainable production has been key to the brand, with it using bamboo, organic cottons and recycled polyester in its range. The company launched an e-commerce division in 2012.

The news of the administration contrasts with the fortunes of Snowgum competitor Kathmandu, which recently recorded a 27% profit increase for financial year 2012-13.

2013 has been a challenging year for administrations in the apparel industry, including Bettina Liano, Kirrily Johnston and Lisa Ho.


Damn. I'm a Scout Leader. This is terrible news.

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