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post #4561 of 58012
HB perth city sale; all chinos $229 and sweaters are $399. Is there another herringbone in Perth?
post #4562 of 58012
Didnt know there was a HB in 914 Hay St perth. HB London Crt is still full priced
post #4563 of 58012
Are the guys at Travelers Apparel still giving good deals on suits? Looking to buy about 5 (only one of them is going to be mine) and hopefully I can get an overcoat and sports coat.

Oh and what's with Lygon Street eateries. Are they seriously desperate lately or something? Was down there last week for dinner and while I didn't mind wait staff trying to call us into their restaurant, some of them were down right rude and pushy. No less than 4 occasions literally had waitstaff block us off to try get us into their place.
post #4564 of 58012
Lygon Street is a shitehole (shite places with shite wait staff) ... two nice places and they are trotters and ti amo across the road. Oh and Carlton Espresso is a good coffee place. But that's it.
post #4565 of 58012
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Are the guys at Travelers Apparel still giving good deals on suits? Looking to buy about 5 (only one of them is going to be mine) and hopefully I can get an overcoat and sports coat.

Oh and what's with Lygon Street eateries. Are they seriously desperate lately or something? Was down there last week for dinner and while I didn't mind wait staff trying to call us into their restaurant, some of them were down right rude and pushy. No less than 4 occasions literally had waitstaff block us off to try get us into their place.
Lygon Street has unfortunately been terrible that way for some time. I refuse to go anywhere near it any more. I'm certain that they don't realise that for every 'extra' customer they think they get with those tactics they are not realising the 10+ that they are putting off.
post #4566 of 58012
Re : Lygon St. I never eat south of Grattan St. That way you avoid all the spruikers. My favourite 'cheap eat' is Papa Ginos. EDIT : The exception is the Gelati store near the park. RE : Travelers. I'm sure that in today's retail environment anyone would give you a great deal on 5 suits.
post #4567 of 58012
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Re : Lygon St. I never eat south of Grattan St. That way you avoid all the spruikers. My favourite 'cheap eat' is Papa Ginos.

RE : Travelers. I'm sure that in today's retail environment anyone would give you a great deal on 5 suits.

By how much is reasonable though?

50% off the marked price + free alterations?
post #4568 of 58012
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Oh and what's with Lygon Street eateries. Are they seriously desperate lately or something? Was down there last week for dinner and while I didn't mind wait staff trying to call us into their restaurant, some of them were down right rude and pushy. No less than 4 occasions literally had waitstaff block us off to try get us into their place.

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Lygon Street has unfortunately been terrible that way for some time. I refuse to go anywhere near it any more. I'm certain that they don't realise that for every 'extra' customer they think they get with those tactics they are not realising the 10+ that they are putting off.

This actually sounds very authentic Italian...all the bad restaurants in Rome have spruikers; it usually works on Americans.
post #4569 of 58012
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One napkin for the collar, one for the lap.


I use the knapkin Italian style precisely because I am sick of the dry cleaning bills. The wife has her own version of events...

Any views whether this is gauche de max or simply being realistic like our Mediterranean friends....?

Does the restaurant Vesperi Siciliani still exist in Melbourne?
post #4570 of 58012
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EDIT : The exception is the Gelati store near the park.

Is that the one with all the unique flavours including some very Asian?
post #4571 of 58012
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
I use the knapkin Italian style precisely because I am sick of the dry cleaning bills. The wife has her own version of events...

Any views whether this is gauche de max or simply being realistic like our Mediterranean friends....?

Does the restaurant Vesperi Siciliani still exist in Melbourne?

If I go straight from work for a laksa, at one particular Canberra establishment, then yes, never had problems with Italian and as for gauche have seen many a man do it, if its any consolation.

Also this was posted on the Guardian web site today only a short blurb but the photos are great, well if you like that 1970's tastelessness.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...on-in-pictures
post #4572 of 58012
Sicilian Vespers closed down some years ago. Shannon Bennett opened Vue De Monde in the same building and was a great success.After some years he moved to the CDB. A top pizza place called DOC opened and they are still doing a roaring trade.
post #4573 of 58012
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If I go straight from work for a laksa, at one particular Canberra establishment, then yes, never had problems with Italian and as for gauche have seen many a man do it, if its any consolation.

Certain foods just don't take to being eaten with knife and fork. When we used to eat hot pot in Sydney with colleagues we used to take our own bibs! Not a good look appearing with soup stains in front of the punters. Then AUD6 to clean the tie.

That Tommy Nutter won't be replicated on the Row for a few years. You have imposters like Boateng but none with his cache et panache...you know wha' I mean sorta fing?

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Originally Posted by ned kelly View Post
Sicilian Vespers closed down some years ago. Shannon Bennett opened Vue De Monde in the same building and was a great success.After some years he moved to the CDB. A top pizza place called DOC opened and they are still doing a roaring trade.

Thanks I went there years ago with a few friends and had a wonderful night with excellent food and the high point...served by a woman that could only have been Sicilian in the fullest sense...think poor man's Monica Belucci/Claudia Cardinale....bellissima!
post #4574 of 58012
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Oh wow, I didn't quite realise how cheap the Herringbone warehouse sales were. Are the suits of the same quality that they sell in stores, just previous season stuff? If you can really get them for $599 then that just about answers my question about more affordable suit options.

Yes, exactly the same suits, usually left over from previous seasons.

At previous warehouse sales, there used to occasionally be some really nasty, made-in-Malta suits that felt like cardboard that Herringbone stocked about five years back and which kept on turning up at warehouse sale after warehouse sale, but thankfully I think that they're all gone now.

You can sometimes score amazing deals at the warehouse sales, so it's well worth popping in to have a look.
post #4575 of 58012
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Is that the one with all the unique flavours including some very Asian?

Casa Del Gelato. They used to be on the Cnr of Lygon and Argyle St..they moved up a few doors about a decade ago. One of the best gelati stores in Melbourne IMO.
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