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post #43786 of 57242
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Carbone takes at least 70 hours to make a suit and his ''Rolls-Royce'' version, fully hand-stitched, can cost $15,000. ''It fits better, feels better. You can tell all my garments by the way they cup you around the neck. Every customer who puts on my garment says it's weightless. I found the secret of the weight distribution, which I'm not going to share with anyone.''

 

Urgh...

For that price, I'd rather fly to Firenze and get Liverano bespoke. Tailor Caid as well.

 

Also, way to go in verbally abusing your apprentices...

post #43787 of 57242

Let's say the fully hand-stitched Rolls Royce suit takes 100 hours and uses the finest quality fabric, say $2000 worth.

 

That's $130 per hour for the labour. Nice work if you can get it.

 

(Not saying Signor Carbone is not worth every penny. But it's a handsome hourly rate for a tailor, no?)

post #43788 of 57242
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I will never understand CDBs. Reddit's MFA obsession with them is very befuddling, as are many of the other MFA recommendations.

Ordered from sneakerboy on 24th, received shipping notice this morning (only after prompt) and will likely not be delivered until 8th, a full 14 days later. I will cut them some slack given time of year, but not very impressive from a Sydney business posting to Sydney and others who ordered at the same time do not seem to have experienced the same issue.

They store some of their stock in HK (iirc). They also had more orders than you likely expect, 7 figures -- more than their previous business combined (that used order #).

I got* mine on Friday a week ago, Tuesday (HK) and Friday (HK, 2nd order).


*Delivery attempts.
Edited by Plestor - 1/4/14 at 1:40am
post #43789 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I got a pair of clarks desert boots the other day.

After 6 months of constantly checking at my local clarks store I bit the bullet and ordered online.

They're pretty chunky. They recommended going a size up for width. I can't tell if they're so ugly they're cool like a French bulldog or just plain ugly-ugly.

What colour?

Their a good beater for the price. I ordered,based on Clark's advice, a pair a half size larger for the width. Then I had to exchange them for my normal size. Go figure, I just wear mine with Bills chinos.
post #43790 of 57242

Those summer nights...

 

I'm attending a wedding shortly, is the following outfit too informal? I would be pairing with navy trouser and a brown chiseled loafer.... Thanks in advance Gents....

 

post #43791 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

What colour?

Their a good beater for the price. I ordered,based on Clark's advice, a pair a half size larger for the width. Then I had to exchange them for my normal size. Go figure, I just wear mine with Bills chinos.

Dark brown.

I'm thinking I might do the same - they're a little too chunky.
post #43792 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I used to go to Alasya a lot during my student days. Amazed to see it's still open. Any good these days?

It's not gotten any better over the last ~35 years I been eating there. Service is terrible, now the regular doner is minced (need to order something else to get the old style), at least they still have tahini dip, but that great (in my memory) scotch fillet pide has been gone for many, many years (20?). Golden Terrace up the road reminds me of Alasya of the past- but I don't strongly recommend it. I look forward to other Turkish recos.
post #43793 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

Quick question, gents. Turkish or Lebanese food in Melbourne? Reccos?

 

I used to go to Alasya a lot during my student days. Amazed to see it's still open. Any good these days?

 

What about Pasha's on Smith St?

 

Others?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

For Lebanese food, I like Abla's - http://www.ablas.com.au/

post #43794 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Those summer nights...

I'm attending a wedding shortly, is the following outfit too informal? I would be pairing with navy trouser and a brown chiseled loafer.... Thanks in advance Gents....



Can't tell ya if we don't know what kind of wedding it is, the people who will be attending and what the expectation the hosts have regarding standard of dress and what your role is at the wedding. Without that knowledge you can be massively underdressed or massively overdressed.
post #43795 of 57242
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Can't tell ya if we don't know what kind of wedding it is, the people who will be attending and what the expectation the hosts have regarding standard of dress and what your role is at the wedding. Without that knowledge you can be massively underdressed or massively overdressed.

Good questions Blah...

It's my wife's family(her cousin), we'll be guests with no role other than to consume sparkles. The invitation stipulates formal, however we know Australia has often a very different approach to formal. The reception is at a quality function centre inner Sydney...

My other option, a safe one is a SB navy window pane suit WITH SOFT PINK SHIRT, blue silk knit and White PS.
post #43796 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Those summer nights...

I'm attending a wedding shortly, is the following outfit too informal? I would be pairing with navy trouser and a brown chiseled loafer.... Thanks in advance Gents....



Can't really help wedding-wise but I'm liking that combination in general and will have to try something like it with the MJ Bale jacket I have in that sort of colour. In fact that looks a lot like it might be the MJ Bale jacket in the picture?
post #43797 of 57242
^^^^

I can't remember where I nabbed the pic from, had it on my inspiration folder... It's probably a pic of Fox or Fxh

FWIW someone's flogging a similar MJ Bale on GumFlea Sydney for 70 bucks...
post #43798 of 57242
Unfortunately too young too wear that on a daily basis. One suit is more than enough for my current needs.
post #43799 of 57242
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Good questions Blah...

It's my wife's family(her cousin), we'll be guests with no role other than to consume sparkles. The invitation stipulates formal, however we know Australia has often a very different approach to formal. The reception is at a quality function centre inner Sydney...

My other option, a safe one is a SB navy window pane suit WITH SOFT PINK SHIRT, blue silk knit and White PS.

Option two sounds better if you aks me, however if your going blue knit tie I (my taste) would go a white shirt, same PS.
post #43800 of 57242
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Can't really help wedding-wise but I'm liking that combination in general and will have to try something like it with the MJ Bale jacket I have in that sort of colour. In fact that looks a lot like it might be the MJ Bale jacket in the picture?

This is also very similar if anyone's chasing that jacket.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/kroon-garment-washed-sport-coat-cotton-linen-for-men~p~5473h/?filterString=mens-suits-and-sport-coats~d~152%2Fcolorfamily~blue%2F&colorFamily=03
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