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Gentlemen


Where can I go in Sydney to get a BESPOKE shirt?

BnT? Zink? Anywhere else?


I refuse to go to Parramatta or anywhere west of the university



Any ideas on prices?
George Marbo, 2nd floor Strand Arcade. I've been going there for 24 years.

Price will depend on fabric. I just had a couple of linen shirts made - $285 apiece.
I've noticed him there for years, cutting away when I get up to that level of the Strand (lately to check out the new DMonk store.) Never gone in to see him though as I already have a bunch of bespoke shirts and I generally wear bog standard OCBDs now. Would be interested in some pics of his work if you have the time.
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Hi gents , I am selling my Folsom otter green 257 briefcase. Great condition . Used for 2 months. Have too many bags. Leather strap unused . $230 Aud + shipping. Or $250 shipped.
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Joe (BnTailor) offers bespoke shirts - he is the face of steadystate shirts here in Sydney. Joe also offers MTM via bntailor. I have seen the bespoke SS shirts in the flesh; you can choose machine finishing, all hand or a combination. I've had the pleasure of seeing them and they are gorgeous.

FA I've had shirt fittings that have been done with Bijan without the need of trying on a shirt; included are a couple of fittings. I've also created my own collar. He sees them as MTM shirts and not true bespoke even though the pattern is made from scratch and it's a custom collar, despite him being a true bespoke tailor. I think it's because the shirts are machine finished.

are you able to confirm Charles shirts are completely hand finished? I'd be interested to see
 

I can confirm that he won't (or won't like to do) 'hand work' like buttonholes and seams. His machine made shirt construction quality is very high though, and of course hand work is involved in the custom collars. I don't really think he believes in it to be honest - even if he can. I'll confess though and say I prefer Luxire's construction owing to the shanked buttonholes, neater seams and separate arm and side seams. Even if it looks charming (particularly for casual shirts), I don't really believe in it either. That said, Charles does period costume work for films, so he is capable of most things if he has the time.

 

I don't understand why somebody would want long seams sewn by hand. Hand sewn collars are wonky. Raised pick stitching on shoulders might become a problem and subject to fray in washing and ironing, no matter how careful you are. Hand made button holes tend to pucker fine shirting cloths. 

 

If you can find better fabrics at the same price point as Charles, I'd like to know myself :)


Edited by FredAstaire1899 - 12/29/15 at 8:56pm
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Hi gents , I am selling my Folsom otter green 257 briefcase. Great condition . Used for 2 months. Have too many bags. Leather strap unused . $230 Aud + shipping. Or $250 shipped. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Not sure if you guys check eBay but .au members get 15% off $150 items.
Just mentioning as I have some good shoes listed and eligible including brand new John Lobbs, used EG Dovers etc and someone 11 ish could get a very satisfactory deal !
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Is there any merit in establishing a separate for sale thread for Australian members?

Given the cost and inconvenience of payment and postage it's often not feasible to buy items located overseas. It's also cumbersome to use the marketplace to browse for stuff located here.
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Is there any merit in establishing a separate for sale thread for Australian members?

Given the cost and inconvenience of payment and postage it's often not feasible to buy items located overseas. It's also cumbersome to use the marketplace to browse for stuff located here.
I wonder why nobody thought of this before. I think it's a great idea.
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Yes, I've wondered about it too, I list stuff on B&S from time to time and often buyers are OS, not so many potential buyers here but perhaps if it were more convenient.....
Most good stuff I sell on eBay goes overseas too even with the extra postage
I'm on a music site like SF too and they recently made the classifieds US or rest of world. Trouble is now that I'm in rest of world (and forced to be there) not many US buyers check listings and guess what haven't made a sale since they made the change .....
Still, it's worth thinking about.....
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Hi gents , I am selling my Folsom otter green 257 briefcase. Great condition . Used for 2 months. Have too many bags. Leather strap unused . $230 Aud + shipping. Or $250 shipped.

Any Folsom duffels mate?
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Is there any merit in establishing a separate for sale thread for Australian members?

Given the cost and inconvenience of payment and postage it's often not feasible to buy items located overseas. It's also cumbersome to use the marketplace to browse for stuff located here.

Yes please, too many nice members here who don't spam the thread and if its not in here chances are myself at least, maybe others? Wont see it. Plus a forum or thread can easily sub too for updates.
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Is there any merit in establishing a separate for sale thread for Australian members?

Given the cost and inconvenience of payment and postage it's often not feasible to buy items located overseas. It's also cumbersome to use the marketplace to browse for stuff located here.

 

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Yes please, too many nice members here who don't spam the thread and if its not in here chances are myself at least, maybe others? Wont see it. Plus a forum or thread can easily sub too for updates.

 

It's an interesting idea, but I do wonder how it would go down with LA Guy (Fok) and the moderators/management team. I think that you'd have to pass the idea by them first before establishing a dedicated "Australian Members" sales thread. 

 

At present, as far as I'm aware, the approved method is to create a listing in the Buying and Selling sub-forum and, once you've done that, you can then a) mention it in a post here and b) put a link to your sales thread in your signature so that when you make other posts in this thread (and other threads), people will be able to see from your signature that you've got things for sale. 

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Yep, thst or they need an icon on the mobile site when someone has linked for sale stuff in sig because on the mobile site you dont see signatures
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I don't see what difference that would make - and I have no idea of the hierarchy of this website so happy to wait for any necessary approval. 

 

That said, there is already a similar thread established for Toronto (http://www.styleforum.net/t/513363/the-toronto-for-sale-thread/0_100) so I see no difference in having a broad Australian Members sale thread. 

 

Limits crap in the general chat thread, and would be a significant efficiency increase compared with the marketplace. 

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Speaking of which, I have some ties and Buttero boots for sale. Buy them smile.gif
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Any Folsom duffels mate?
No duffle. Another filson navy 256. And a SAB fold over briefcase. Carried less than 30 individual days over 3 years.
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