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post #4741 of 57939
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
I picked up a couple of nice scarves at the movies and on the train recently. One was cashmere.

So you got the cashmere one I sent you I found on the Melb trains?
post #4742 of 57939
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
Sarcasm? Last time I had a look at their shipping it was something like a minimum of $40...

My bad, sorry misread the website. Looks like $50, which is of course ridics.
post #4743 of 57939
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Originally Posted by emc894 View Post
Hi Sator,

I was hoping you might be able to help me regarding RM Williams Boots.

I am a 10D in Allen Edmonds Park Avenue in the US.

I am really interested in both the Macquarie with screwed brass soles and the "forum special". Other than the leather quality, what are the major differences? If you had any pictures that would be even better.

Also, do you think I would be the same size 9G? in the Stockman in Yearling?

Thanks a lot,

I really appreciate the help

Edward


P.S. I live in NYC so if there is any proxy service or anything like that I could do to repay the favor please just ask!

There is an entire thread on this issue. http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=21179
post #4744 of 57939
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post
My bad, sorry misread the website. Looks like $50, which is of course ridics.

Well, it depends on what you order.

It's a huge pain if you only want to order one shirt, for example, and clearly not worth it in that case.

However, if you are purchasing things during one of the Brooks Brothers 50% off sales and you're picking up a pair of shoes, a couple of shirts, and a pair or two of trousers, $50 for shipping is actually good value.

Therefore, I don't buy from BB unless I want a few items, or unless someone else wants to place an order at the same time and will thus share shipping.

Their Milano chinos are great value on sale, and I've got four pairs now (red, green, orange and light blue) plus a pair of patch madras trousers. I've also picked up a few pairs of their "Peal & Co" shoes during sale time.
post #4745 of 57939
Apparently one Herringbone store left now in Melbourne and it's going to close down for a couple of weeks next month for renovations. Here's hoping there's some sort of pre-reno sale before that.
post #4746 of 57939
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
Well, it depends on what you order.

A couple of pocket squares?

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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Apparently one Herringbone store left now in Melbourne and it's going to close down for a couple of weeks next month for renovations. Here's hoping there's some sort of pre-reno sale before that.

Here's hoping they cut their $599 suits to $99~!
post #4747 of 57939
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
A couple of pocket squares?



Here's hoping they cut their $599 suits to $99~!


If they cut them to $399 I'm buying another!
post #4748 of 57939
if you want an old herringbone suit (circa pre 2009), MJ bale uses the same manufacturers in japan.
the SU2 suit which is the original Osaka cut is made in japan, fully canvassed, soft shoulders however the fit is boxier and has shorter arms than the current osaka herringbone suits.


The new herringbone suits are still half canvassed, although the canvassing is alot heavier and overall it is stiffer (collar, lapels, chest). not sure if they are considered lower quality than they used to be however it just feels as though MJ bale is offering more value in terms of construction.

overall herringbone fits me better when untailored though.
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Not sure if this the place for this but would anyone have a clue to the worth of a Cutler Bespoke classic navy jacket in mint condition? Gold buttons substantial cloth and construction amazing quality, and size appears approx 40-42 L. It came my way recently and deserves a good home and just want to list at realistic price. Any ideas what these cost?
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Edited by merkur - 7/31/11 at 6:33am
post #4751 of 57939
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post
if you want an old herringbone suit (circa pre 2009), MJ bale uses the same manufacturers in japan.
the SU2 suit which is the original Osaka cut is made in japan, fully canvassed, soft shoulders however the fit is boxier and has shorter arms than the current osaka herringbone suits.


The new herringbone suits are still half canvassed, although the canvassing is alot heavier and overall it is stiffer (collar, lapels, chest). not sure if they are considered lower quality than they used to be however it just feels as though MJ bale is offering more value in terms of construction.

overall herringbone fits me better when untailored though.



Where can I try on an MJ Bale suit in Melbourne? I didn't notice a section in DJ Melbourne for it, and only spotted a few ties on the racks.
post #4752 of 57939
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Where can I try on an MJ Bale suit in Melbourne? I didn't notice a section in DJ Melbourne for it, and only spotted a few ties on the racks.

I don't think that you can as yet, but I've heard a strong rumour that they are opening stores in Brisbane and Melbourne soon-ish.
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post
if you want an old herringbone suit (circa pre 2009), MJ bale uses the same manufacturers in japan.
the SU2 suit which is the original Osaka cut is made in japan, fully canvassed, soft shoulders however the fit is boxier and has shorter arms than the current osaka herringbone suits.

But if I take it in from the sides, it should negate the boxiness right?

Also I noticed MJB uses Super 130 wool whereas HB uses 100. Given this and the similarities in price (+/- $50), should one go MJB over HB?
post #4754 of 57939
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Originally Posted by jas0nt View Post
Also I noticed MJB uses Super 130 wool whereas HB uses 100. Given this and the similarities in price (+/- $50), should one go MJB over HB?

Super numbers are next to meaningless. A great article on the subject by an esteemed forum member here.
post #4755 of 57939
I've had a good look at MJ Bale recently. Very nice stuff, would be my choice if shopping locally.
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