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post #54166 of 54708

I like the idea of pleats, if they will fix my pocket flare. I thought they could operate, but the tailor tells me it is terminal.

 

Oddly Journeyman, I was once asked in a menswear store when SF came up whether I knew "Journeyman", hah. Brisbane is a small place.

post #54167 of 54708
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I like the idea of pleats, if they will fix my pocket flare. I thought they could operate, but the tailor tells me it is terminal.

 

Oddly Journeyman, I was once asked in a menswear store when SF came up whether I knew "Journeyman", hah. Brisbane is a small place.

Either that or JM is a big deal...

post #54168 of 54708
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Either that or JM is a big deal...

 

Real talk - can he get a res at Dorsia at say 8, for two?

post #54169 of 54708
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Originally Posted by crstov View Post
 

I like the idea of pleats, if they will fix my pocket flare. I thought they could operate, but the tailor tells me it is terminal.

 

Oddly Journeyman, I was once asked in a menswear store when SF came up whether I knew "Journeyman", hah. Brisbane is a small place.

 

That has to be deerstyle, JM is the unofficial affiliate pointing Brissy folk in the right direction since forever :)

post #54170 of 54708

No, it was actually somewhat more entry level than deerstyle (much like myself).

 

Good to know that deerstlye has a good reputation. Honestly, I wouldn't expect to find a place like that in Chermside.

post #54171 of 54708
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Being refered to as a mad c___ is the highest praise one can bestow upon another

 

 

 

On topic - thanks for the recommendations JM, iSurg and others, I'll take it onboard and have a good walk around! Last HK trip was pre-sartorial euphoria, so it will be good to revisit. It's looking to be hot and humid, so seersucker shorts, linen shirt and loafers it'll have to be. 

 

Quite looking forward to it all, tbh. Who knew #menswear stopovers could be such fun! Pics to follow. 

It should be fun. But prices in HK are much too high for the usual branded stuff, quality or not. Just have a look at what Paul Smith stuff retails for, even at discount.

 

If you wish to just mosey around (and giggle at the prices), try on shoes to get an idea of lasts, then go to:

 

1. John Lobb near the Mandarin Oriental in Central.

2. Berluti in TST Harbourside Shopping Mall.

3. JM Weston somewhere in Central (google).

4. Tassels in the Landmark Shopping Centre in Central. They have Bontoni, Aldens, Edward Green

5. The Armoury both in Landmark and the main shop in Pedders St.

6. Corthay in Landmark

7. Crockett & Jones (somewhere in the Central area I think)

 

There is also a Boggi store at TST Harbourside Shopping Mall. Ask for Marcello, the shop manager. Loro Piana, Etro, Tom Ford and Brunello Cucinelli are also in the same shopping mall. Zegna is somewhere in Peking St right in front of the said shopping mall. Corneliani is in Landmark. I am not sure where Brioni has moved to.

 

For fancy schmancy food without breaking budget, lunch at Atelier Joel Robuchon, also near Landmark.

 

There are lots more, but cannot recall at the moment.

post #54172 of 54708
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Originally Posted by crstov View Post
 

No, it was actually somewhat more entry level than deerstyle (much like myself).

 

Good to know that deerstlye has a good reputation. Honestly, I wouldn't expect to find a place like that in Chermside.

 

I must admit that I'm somewhat intrigued, as I didn't know that I had such a reputation!

 

DeerStyle is run out of the proprietor's house, for cost reasons, and is by appointment. However, Rene is usually happy to meet up with people in the city at lunchtime or before work if they want to look at swatches or discuss clothing.

post #54173 of 54708
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Real talk - can he get a res at Dorsia at say 8, for two?

 

Alas not.

 

Nor do I have business cards done up in bone or eggshell with raised lettering!

post #54174 of 54708

Ahh, Journeyman, I just realised you're the guy from the DeerStyle photograph outside the court. And also the blue suit next to the Vespa?

 

That is a very nice briefcase! Do you work in the law?

post #54175 of 54708
PapaRubbery - first time I went to HK, my mate, who had just come back from 2 years there - rang his ex PA in HK and got her to book a table outside at THE PEAK restaurant for the Saturday night. Not always easy to do but very worthwhile for the view etc. Much anticipated by us.

Anyway - on Sat in HK it was foggy. We trundle up the hill in the cable car thingo. Get out at the station at the peak and promptly freeze in the cold, rain and mist, and cant see more than 5 - 10 metres. Can't see restaurant - can't even see signs. It was that bad. Finally by bumbling around and asking others who were equally fogbound we made it. Then we were shown to our prized outdoor table. Freezing with a breeze. We couldn't even see the edge of the garden/outdoor dining area - let alone a view. Finally we asked for an inside table - please. We did get one and had a meal. Nothing special nothing bad. Looking at the walls of the restaurant. No HK lights, no stars, no view. Fumbled back to cable car. Down hill and back to hotel on TST to look up views from the Peak on the internet.

I always recommend to people to take a ferry to Cheung Chau for lunch and a walk around. No cars on island and a nice back beach and pleasant walks.
Edited by fxh - 9/4/14 at 12:27am
post #54176 of 54708
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Ahh, Journeyman, I just realised you're the guy from the DeerStyle photograph outside the court.
Its important to note he was not found guilty. The money was only resting in the account.
post #54177 of 54708

That is terribly unlucky fxh, the view on a nice night is something special.

 

I did find it very strange being charged $80 for Australian beef that might set you back $30 here though.

post #54178 of 54708
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I wanted to say hello and thank people for the Brisbane tips in this thread so far.

Is this a bad time? Maybe I'll come back later.
What's your take on Brown leather jackets?
post #54179 of 54708

regarding pleats and Deerstyle -- I ordered some mid grey trousers, single pleats, side adjusters. I like pleats, though I only have one other pair of pleated trousers. I have only ever bought RTW up to this point so pleats are rarely an option. I just think it breaks up the expanse of fabric, especially if you like higher waisted pants, but also there is something elegant about it, for me at least.

post #54180 of 54708

Motherfuckers making me second guess my Nepal trip and contemplate HK.

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