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post #4576 of 53795
That part of Lygon has been crappy food and atmosphere for at least the last 20 years. I don't mind Ti Amo or Universita up that way. Cafe Sport was the real thing years ago. Around the corner was the cafe that Gatto shot Benji but I think its been sold. Melbourne's best sportcoats and pants shop is in Lygon
post #4577 of 53795
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Originally Posted by Tano View Post
Didnt know there was a HB in 914 Hay St perth. HB London Crt is still full priced

Tano, the HB on 914 is temporary for the warehouse sale. Ends Saturday I think. You should join Herringbones mailing list so you get the info first hand.

Picked up that navy suit today... put a smile on the dial. Good to see plenty of people there.
post #4578 of 53795
These tailors are visiting my wife's work next week. http://suitsyoursize.com.au/ Anyone heard much about them at all? The seem to be another offshore MTM brand, with a specialisation in women's suits.
post #4579 of 53795
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
By how much is reasonable though?

50% off the marked price + free alterations?
If you're talking off the rack, then I doubt you'll get 50%. They do free alterations on all their suits, but half price is asking a bit much (you can always try I guess!) I'm currently having a suit made for me and they offered a discount for cash. Bear in mind their tailored suits are pricier so there was probably more margin to work with.
post #4580 of 53795
Re Lygon St, Carlton Espresso, owned by the DOC Group, is great for authentic pasta.

I have a soft spot for Trotters and Ti Amo, mainly for sentimental reasons.
post #4581 of 53795
Hey guys - just a quick hello from Hong Kong.

It's been back to back meetings for work, but I did manage to find my way over to The Armoury on Wednesday night and had a great chat with Alan. I went over with a mission to pick up a navy Grenadine tie but they were all sold out. Tried on a pair of the Carmina double monks and fell in love - FYI I had to size up to a 11.5 (normally an 11). I resisted the temptation to buy as I really need to get a pair of brown oxfords before I go all out with double monks. Alan was a great guy and really chatty.

Anyhow, it's off to the next meeting then off to the airport for London where I am hoping to get to the opening of the new Drakes store!
post #4582 of 53795
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Originally Posted by Archibald Longfellow View Post
Well I'd tell you where the guys in my office get their suits at great prices from an online tailoring service in Sydney There are about eight suits from this guy floating around my office and everybody seems to like them and the prices are certainly good. However the last time I mentioned it I was accused of promoting the site. So I won't post it again.

Although, if you really wanted to know you could always look here for the 4th post down


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Originally Posted by neyus View Post
I checked out his website. Wow. Prices are super inexpensive. $399 for a handmade metallic suit.

Well unlike some other people I hope you liked the heads up. I thought a forum like this was to share things we know with other members. Like Herringbone sales in Perth

One of my colleagues in the office is friend with the owner. He arranged at least half a dozen suits for the guys in the office (I think he may be on commission) The cheaper suits are OK but I wouldn't say they are anything super special. Once you get to that $399 mark the quality is pretty good though. Where else in Australia can you get a handmade full canvas suit for that sort of money? I like it because it Australian based and if anything goes wrong I'm not dealing with somebody in Hong Kong

I'm told that he's about to launch a service with suits from Savile Row trained tailors made from designer fabric like Scabal, H&S and Dormeuil . However that came to me via the in-office grapevine so I can't say how true it is.
post #4583 of 53795
Where do Carmina fall in the quality/price ranges? Similar to C&J?
post #4584 of 53795
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post
Where do Carmina fall in the quality/price ranges? Similar to C&J?

Judging by the flock of C&J lovers that are now flocking to Carmina I would say they would probably be a touch up in quality.
post #4585 of 53795
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Originally Posted by Archibald Longfellow View Post
The cheaper suits are OK but I wouldn't say they are anything super special. Once you get to that $399 mark the quality is pretty good though. Where else in Australia can you get a handmade full canvas suit for that sort of money?

As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. And this my friend, sounds too good to be true.
post #4586 of 53795
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
Melbourne's best sportcoats and pants shop is in Lygon

What would the name of said establishment be?

I will be in Melbourne for two days in June with work so it sounds I like I should have a look.
post #4587 of 53795
Spotted today in a thrift shop in Parramatta, a R Caruso for Harrolds 3B SB navy blazer in tip top condition - it was too small for me (sz 52 IIRC).
post #4588 of 53795
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. And this my friend, sounds too good to be true.

+1 fully handmade with full floating canvas for $399 and made here in Australia? Not possible.
post #4589 of 53795
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
+1 fully handmade with full floating canvas for $399 and made here in Australia? Not possible.

I think you'll find it's an Australian based company. The product is made offshore.

I'd say made by hand is the same ad made in Italy...

It means nothing without substance
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post
What would the name of said establishment be?

I will be in Melbourne for two days in June with work so it sounds I like I should have a look.

I believe its Napoleon's Menswear ... walk up and down the street its not hard to miss
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