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post #4636 of 55975
I'm trying to thin out my shoes and I cant decide what to cut

Picked up a nice pair of linen chinos at the HB factory outlet today for $50.
post #4637 of 55975
Gents,

Looking to purchase a pair of (preferably brown) loafers in SYD. Any recommendations?! Had no luck thus far unfortunately ...
post #4638 of 55975
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Originally Posted by Presto87 View Post
Gents,

Looking to purchase a pair of (preferably brown) loafers in SYD. Any recommendations?! Had no luck thus far unfortunately ...

Herringbone have the C&J Sydney I believe
post #4639 of 55975
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
Rhodes and Beckett, any good for the price point?

Just got a 40% off email

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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post
Not bad for an Australian retailer, although I prefer Herringbone. With a healthy discount of 40% you could do far worse. I recently purchased a merino wool / cashmere jumper from Rhodes & Beckett which I am quite happy with.


On sale, they used to be quite good value. Fused collars and cuffs with plastic buttons, but nice fabrics. Made in Egypt and I am sure that the "made by hand" is an absolute load of rubbish - although, of course, the sewing machine that made the shirts was operated by someone's hands...

Looking at the website just now, it seems that their prices have increased as I'm sure that their shirts used to be less than $169 each. Have they gone up over the past year or two?

Also - not that it really makes any difference - R&B used to make their shirts in Egypt, and their stores usually have a bit of a backstory of the "history of the brand" (which I also strongly suspect is a load of rubbish) about two gents meeting in Egypt in the 19th century and starting up a shirtmaking operation. A year or so ago, I was having a look at one of their shirts and I noticed that it had a small tag that said "Made in China". I asked the sales assistant about it and he sheepishly admitted that they had switched production to China as they supply chain was more dependable. So much for the supposed history of the brand!


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Originally Posted by Presto87 View Post
Gents,

Looking to purchase a pair of (preferably brown) loafers in SYD. Any recommendations?! Had no luck thus far unfortunately ...

As noted above, Herringbone stock some C&J loafers. I'm sure that places like Harrolds would also stock some, but I'm equally sure that they will be horrendously expensive!
post #4640 of 55975
Rhodes and Beckett was started by the Harrolds Group. Think of it as the Harrolds 'B'-team.
post #4641 of 55975
I think their ties are decent value when on sale.
post #4642 of 55975
How are the R&B suits? They would be around $500 on sale right?
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Edited by merkur - 7/31/11 at 6:32am
post #4644 of 55975
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
Rhodes and Beckett was started by the Harrolds Group. Think of it as the Harrolds 'B'-team.
Apart from the flagship store, Harrolds had a couple of smaller shopfronts selling "Harrolds" branded Egyptian made suits and shirts... a few years back these shops were re-branded as "Rhodes and Beckett" and they now have a store in Westfield as well as a concession in Myer.

Never gone much on the stuff for the price - shirts were always around $170 or thereabouts, though at half price they represent reasonable value IMO - particularly if you require a longer length. Still, I wouldn't think they were any better than TM Lewin etc.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
I am sure that the "made by hand" is an absolute load of rubbish - although, of course, the sewing machine that made the shirts was operated by someone's hands...


I don't think using a sewing machine disqualifies you from saying it was handmade. My partner makes clothes using a sewing machine and I'd call them handmade.

I think the point is that it's not mass produced on a factory production line where it's hardly touched by human hands at all
post #4646 of 55975
Did I cross paths with another SF member this morning ~815 in The Strand, Pitt st?
post #4647 of 55975
^^ What makes you think he was a SF member? Did he ask you to take a photo of him so he could post it on the Internet?
post #4648 of 55975
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
^^ What makes you think he was a SF member? Did he ask you to take a photo of him so he could post it on the Internet?

too subtle for me.

He was an older gent with a PS. I don't know many who wear them.
post #4649 of 55975
Just from the PS alone, I'd more readily believe the gent's a SF member if he's a younger gent though.
post #4650 of 55975
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Just from the PS alone, I'd more readily believe the gent's a SF member if he's a younger gent though.

Should have said a gent (45yrs) I am younger so it may have caused a mix up.
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