or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Australian Members - Page 3024

post #45346 of 52327
Pleased to report that my first experience of Bancroft's as drycleaners for quality suiting appears to have been all positive. Haven't examined the suit in minute detail as yet but it appears the stains are all gone without drama (this was a PJohnson that got a reasonable amount of beer spilled on it) and the lapel roll is intact. FWIW Nick Bancroft assured me that they never press lapels flat unless explicitly asked to. Thanks to everyone who provided advice in relation to this some time back.

On a completely unrelated topic, if people are interested I can post some photos from Dressed to Kill in the thread, including some featuring the Aussie Members attendees (un-named and if they have no objections of course). Let me know.
post #45347 of 52327
Can anyone comment on the fit of Borrelli shirts? Looking to buy a dark blue BD on YOOX, it's one size bigger than what I wear though. I've read that they are quite slim, but to what degree? Would a 16 fit like a 15.5?
post #45348 of 52327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liber View Post

Can anyone comment on the fit of Borrelli shirts? Looking to buy a dark blue BD on YOOX, it's one size bigger than what I wear though. I've read that they are quite slim, but to what degree? Would a 16 fit like a 15.5?

It's difficult to say without knowing what market the shirts were made for.

Borrelli shirts made for the US market fit like tents - they are ridiculously baggy and blousy.

However, Borrelli shirts made for the rest of the world are typically nicely slim, with some models being slimmer than others.
post #45349 of 52327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Wimp!

Don't rub it in, for god's sake.

 

Hmm...I'm going back that way this evening. Maybe it'll still be there.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

With regard to the cost of weddings, it's governed in part by cultural requirements - some people are expected to invite extended family, business acquaintances of the family and so on to their wedding and so the guest list blows out to 150 people or more. The cost of venue hire, catering, photography and all the rest of it can be absolutely horrendous - I've heard of quite a few people who spent $5 - 10 000 on photography alone. It's a huge amount of money to pay at a time when the people getting married are probably also saving for a house deposit, or have recently purchased a house and are trying to pay it off. Personally, whilst I enjoy a good party, I think that I'd rather spend $36k on my mortgage/house deposit than on a party, if I had a choice.

 

My recent wedding cost about $11,000 all up, including absolutely everything - Dept of BD&M fees, registry office fees, outfits, wedding bands, photography, hair/makeup, hotel, reception, champagne for the after-party. The single biggest expense, surprisingly, was my Tom Ford suit - which, happily, I look forward to wearing for many years into the future.

 

A work colleague told me she was invited to a big fat Southern European wedding (in Melbourne) recently. There were 800 guests and apparently the bride's parents were up for a total bill in the hundreds of thousands. What a joke.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

I have a strong dislike for shoulder bags. Too thin, uncomfortable as hell and ruin the lines of a jacket

 

Each to his own. I have fairly square shoulders and, as a general rule, I find it more comfortable to wear my bag on my shoulder than carry it by its handles. Happily, many bags these days give you both options.

post #45350 of 52327

I'm getting married in late 2015, and my fiancee is crazily-well organised, right down to fonts for name cards, etc etc

 

$36k is huge, but I can see how the figure gets there though:

 

$150/head inc grog for 100 guests is $15k. Add in a good suit, a nice dress, accessories, and you're up $3k each for clothing ($21k thus far); throw in flowers (NFI but I know its lots), photographer ($2-$3k), transport, clothes for groomsmen/bridesmaids, wedding bands, etc, and you're very close to $30k for a 'smallish' wedding. 

 

So again, an insistent traditionalist father-of-the-bride makes life much easier financially :bigstar:

 

Also the distribution around that $36k figure will be all over the shop with people dropping $100k, and people going to the registry and spending $100. 

 

Swings and roundabouts, really.

 

For our engagement party, my job was to have a drink with every guest and talk a lot of shit as the night went on. For the wedding, I'm doing the same, but in a tuxedo. 

 

Also cox I trust the photos turn out well; let me know if they don't and I'll flog him personally. Your wife's beauty was remarked upon. My congrats again you lucky bastard!

post #45351 of 52327
Weddings are cheap compared to divorce.
post #45352 of 52327
I know there are a few perfumed ponces amongst us. A recent convert to the cause myself, I just took delivery of a bottle of Jeke by Slumberhouse. Holy McFuck! It is basically man in a bottle. Smells like Chuck Norris sitting in leather armchair by a bonfire drinking whisky and smoking a fat one.
Highly recommended. (esp. to TBM - I know what you smell like, having bought a suit off you.....)
Edited by boff - 2/11/14 at 10:08pm
post #45353 of 52327
Quote:
Originally Posted by sliq View Post
 

 

http://www.superga.com.au/ ?


Thanks mate but they sold out of navy a long time ago. Useless site haha. They only have the ugly colours left e.g. sunflower yellow....Well, not ugly but not my cup of tea.

post #45354 of 52327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Weddings are cheap compared to divorce.

Did you just write off the wedding as sunk costs on the divorce or ?

If you consider the wedding cost an investment what was the Internal Rate of Return, the NVP or P/E ratio?

Did you calculate a depreciation rate from the wedding initial purchase?
post #45355 of 52327

Speaking of P Johnston - I picked mine up today. Many thanks to Porter, Rob and Nick.

 

Yeah yeah, I took the picture without fixing my cuff.

 

 

A closer image of the fabric.

 

post #45356 of 52327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Weddings are cheap compared to divorce.

A mate of mine is going through one now 24 years two kids later she walked out on him to shack up with her first boyfriend WTF.

My liver is seeking counseling at present.
post #45357 of 52327
Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post
 

 

$36k is huge, but I can see how the figure gets there though:

 

$150/head inc grog for 100 guests is $15k. Add in a good suit, a nice dress, accessories, and you're up $3k each for clothing ($21k thus far); throw in flowers (NFI but I know its lots), photographer ($2-$3k), transport, clothes for groomsmen/bridesmaids, wedding bands, etc, and you're very close to $30k for a 'smallish' wedding. 

 

 

Pretty much spot on, mate!

 

My wedding cleaned me out entirely. Not much of a honeymoon, and made solemn promise to make up for it in future years, and finally fulfilled promise years later in Paris.

 

IMO Not much point considering things wedding related from a pure financial perspective.  Probably reason why weddings are such good businesses.

post #45358 of 52327
This is why the Asians and Italians have it right giving cash gifts at weddings.
Lucky the future in laws are Japanese so we might be able to recoup something to put towards a short honeymoon and mortgage deposit.
Those estimates are about right though at $2-3k you wouldn't be getting much out if the photographer besides a memory stick of photos.
Unless you follow my old man's advice and recruit some guy off Gumtree...
post #45359 of 52327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Weddings are cheap compared to divorce.

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAohdearithinki'mgoingtocrynow

post #45360 of 52327
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAohdearithinki'mgoingtocrynow

After reading about Wendy Deng and Rupert I hope your prenup is watertight. biggrin.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members