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If you think the AUD is dead, you should check the Baltic Dry Index.

Global trade is grinding to a halt. This has never happened. It is now lower than it was at any time during peak of GFC.

The talking heads on the TV will not report the truth of the matter until the last moment.
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So after trying out some online MTMs I'm trying to get a suit from a local Sydney service to see if they can produce a better fit, (aud's factor as well... kinda feels weird knowing how much cheaper it could have been, but alas) does anyone have any recommendations? (honestly I'd really love to just go bespoke but just don't have the budget to sink in that amount of grands into a single suit...)

 

I've shortlisted the following

Montagio

George & King

Rochefort

PJT

Suit Shop 

Zink & Sons

 

does anyone have any comments to make about any of these? Past experiences perhaps? And btw, does anyone know where they outsource their making to? I know suit shop goes to China but not sure about others

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Originally Posted by Kyoto View Post

If you think the AUD is dead, you should check the Baltic Dry Index.

Global trade is grinding to a halt. This has never happened. It is now lower than it was at any time during peak of GFC.

The talking heads on the TV will not report the truth of the matter until the last moment.

ay yai yai.....just saw the chart, pretty darn horrifying

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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

On an unrelated note, I just bought a house in Bendigo. So I can look forward to the nightmare of contracts, loans and conveyancing for the next 3 months, as well as no buying clothes, shoes etc. After that, penury.

I've been selling off the plan houses in QLD, but most enquiries are from interstate. Are the prices that crazy there?
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Originally Posted by VirgilVerne View Post
 

So after trying out some online MTMs I'm trying to get a suit from a local Sydney service to see if they can produce a better fit, (aud's factor as well... kinda feels weird knowing how much cheaper it could have been, but alas) does anyone have any recommendations? (honestly I'd really love to just go bespoke but just don't have the budget to sink in that amount of grands into a single suit...)

 

I've shortlisted the following

Montagio

George & King

Rochefort

PJT

Suit Shop 

Zink & Sons

 

does anyone have any comments to make about any of these? Past experiences perhaps? And btw, does anyone know where they outsource their making to? I know suit shop goes to China but not sure about others

 

Kazuna - Pitt St

Made in Japan

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Originally Posted by JSAN View Post

I've been selling off the plan houses in QLD, but most enquiries are from interstate. Are the prices that crazy there?

come to Sydney and take a look.... 😅
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Originally Posted by Edwardz View Post
 

 

Kazuna - Pitt St

Made in Japan

Thanks, I've checked them out before, a little more expensive than average MTMs but not outside my range, would you say it's quite the superior among others I've listed?

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Originally Posted by JSAN View Post

I've been selling off the plan houses in QLD, but most enquiries are from interstate. Are the prices that crazy there?

Yes, they are. A few years back, we concluded that even on dual professional incomes we couldn't afford a house in Melbourne that we'd want to live in, but that we could afford one that somebody else would live in, so we bought an investment property with money that we'd earmarked for a house.

This time around we are buying a property we can retire into, hence Bendigo. Still, we are buying a 25 square house on 1/4 acre, 4 beds plus study plus 3 room home office, in a desirable suburb 10 minutes form the city centre. Such a place would cost way over a million in Melbourne; we are spending less than half that and are only 1.5 hours from central Melbourne.
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Housing prices are becoming insane in Australia. I'm always amazed when people bitch about tax - when I look at my bank account its rent where it's all going.

I'm a young professional and even I can't fathom having a 2-3 bedroom house in Sydney. The effects it must have on other sectors like retail, business investment etc must be crippling.
post #67465 of 67946
That's what you get when you allow private banks to control the money supply

They create money to allow us to bid against each other for existing housing stock. The stupidity is breathtaking

Enjoy your serfdom
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One thing that has struck me this time in Sydney is the constant building of (units) apartments that is going on all over Sydney. High density living where you don't have enough room to swing a cat. Next to the Anzac bridge is a large sign proclaiming "building the Australian dream. Apartment living" FTFAJ Give me a home among the gum trees or in my case the Japanese maples.
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

That's what you get when you allow private banks to control the money supply

They create money to allow us to bid against each other for existing housing stock. The stupidity is breathtaking

Enjoy your serfdom

Let's give Varoufuckus a call he can sort us out like he did Greece lol!
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

One thing that has struck me this time in Sydney is the constant building of (units) apartments that is going on all over Sydney. High density living where you don't have enough room to swing a cat. Next to the Anzac bridge is a large sign proclaiming "building the Australian dream. Apartment living" FTFAJ Give me a home among the gum trees or in my case the Japanese maples.

Alexandria/Zetland reminds me of the Camden housing estates in the UK. Give it 10 years...
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Originally Posted by VirgilVerne View Post
 

So after trying out some online MTMs I'm trying to get a suit from a local Sydney service to see if they can produce a better fit, (aud's factor as well... kinda feels weird knowing how much cheaper it could have been, but alas) does anyone have any recommendations? (honestly I'd really love to just go bespoke but just don't have the budget to sink in that amount of grands into a single suit...)

 

I've shortlisted the following

Montagio

George & King

Rochefort

PJT

Suit Shop 

Zink & Sons

 

does anyone have any comments to make about any of these? Past experiences perhaps? And btw, does anyone know where they outsource their making to? I know suit shop goes to China but not sure about others

 

PJT's prices start quite high nowadays, as they now have everything made in Italy. Suit Shop, a PJT subsidiary, effectively replaced PJT's original, cheaper line of made-to-measure suits. Suit Shop only offers limited options but is quite affordable. 

 

I wouldn't go to Rochefort for suits or shirts. I've heard that his ties are well-made, but the patterns aren't to my taste. 

 

Zink & Sons are (as far as I'm aware) more of a bespoke (drafting an individual pattern for you from scratch) kind of operation but their cut, from what I've seen, tends to be a bit boxier with heavier shoulders. However, that could simply be what the customer wanted and perhaps they can do a lighter suit. 

 

I don't really know anything about Montagio or George & King. 

 

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Originally Posted by Edwardz View Post
 

 

Kazuna - Pitt St

Made in Japan

 

No direct experience with Kazuna but the pictures I've seen look good, and there are some very satisfied customers in this thread - you should be able to do a search to see comments and photos. 

 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Housing prices are becoming insane in Australia. I'm always amazed when people bitch about tax - when I look at my bank account its rent where it's all going.

I'm a young professional and even I can't fathom having a 2-3 bedroom house in Sydney. The effects it must have on other sectors like retail, business investment etc must be crippling.

 

Absolutely agree. It really frustrates me when people - including the vast majority of politicians - talk about rising real estate prices as though they are a good thing. No, they're not. They don't increase productivity and, in fact, they do the exact opposite as they suck money out of productive sectors as that money must be used to pay enormous mortgages.  

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JM
You forgot Oscar Hunt I will provide more details and photos when I pick my Sports coat up.

I was at a dinner around Christmas with a couple of hipster/groovy small business people in Canberra and the general consensus was that everybody in the retail trade is 'shit scared and ultra pessimistic' of the current economic situation and its immediate future.

And why with Oil at $30 US a barrel are we still paying $1.15 a liter for petrol for that matter?
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