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post #7291 of 53858
Hey guys, with stuff we want to sell - do we post pictures up on this thread (Australian Members) or is there another way? I'm a newbie to posting here and don't want to suffer the wrath of the sartorially inclined, forum savvy brethren for a rookie mistake.
post #7292 of 53858
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Hey guys, with stuff we want to sell - do we post pictures up on this thread (Australian Members) or is there another way? I'm a newbie to posting here and don't want to suffer the wrath of the sartorially inclined, forum savvy brethren for a rookie mistake.

I'd list here, then post up a link in this thread or in your signature.
post #7293 of 53858
Thanks jobro, although I don't know how to edit my signature. Perhaps it has to do with the fact I'm new?

In any case, I've got a brand new with tags still attached Herringbone Hinsley Weave Mid-Grey Osaka cut jacket (sz 40) and trousers (sz 34) for sale. Pants are obviously unhemmed. Retails for $995; I'm happy to part with it for $600, which is around 40% off retail. I'll put up pictures a little later tonight/tomorrow and put it in the sale thread.

You can check out my eBay profile here, I'm a trustworthy guy. I feel less trustworthy writing that..
post #7294 of 53858
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Thanks jobro, although I don't know how to edit my signature. Perhaps it has to do with the fact I'm new?
To display a classified listing* in your signature (and edit your signature):
Click 'My Profile' on the menu at the top of the page/forum.
Scroll down and click on 'Edit Signature Text' under 'Your Forum Signature'.
Select 'Your classifieds ' from one of three 'Show off stuff in your signature' menus.

*Be sure to create the listing first!
post #7295 of 53858
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Anyone after a solid black herringbone 38R?

Or the below in a 40R?

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I'd take that off your hands if it was leading in to winter. I'll have 2 herringbone 38r suits up for sale tomorrow, 1x navy core and a mid-light grey pow check.
post #7296 of 53858
Thanks Brown Man, not separating the jacket/pants though.

Black is sold
post #7297 of 53858
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Actually, I'm so broke I can't afford them. The Leather Soul Style Forum Alden shoe came through earlier than expected and now I'm $600 down. What will I do with all this cordovan?!
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Originally Posted by greenoxfords11 View Post

http://www.stylesage.co.uk/his/shoe-polishing-evening/

 

I used the better photos from my camera on my site - enjoy...

 


Welcome to the Melbourne HB crew. Good to see you on this thread.
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Does anyone here use Shipito.com? If so how do you rate it in terms of speed of delivery and reliability? I want to pick up some RL stuff but can't justify the insane prices here.

I have only used it with FedEx shipping. Needless to say, $40 buys you peace of mind that it will arrive in 5 business days without hassle. If you consolidate your purchases, there are massive savings to be had. Then again, if you're buying RL stuff, there will be massive savings regardless.
post #7298 of 53858
My girlfriend uses this mail forwarding service from the US called "Carrie My Shopping". It's a one-woman business run by an Aussie living over there.

Whatever you do, buy quick because they say the AUD is going to drop below parity within days..
post #7299 of 53858
Gents, I am deciding on a pair of nice pants. The waist is 30x32 where as my size is 28x30 or 28x32. I have never altered a pair of pants. Could you guys recommend any tailor is Sydney CBD can do the alterations cheap and how much will it cost (waist,leanth and sliming) . The pants are now on sale at $169. Will it be worth altering a pair . thanks in advance.
post #7300 of 53858
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Gents, I am deciding on a pair of nice pants. The waist is 30x32 where as my size is 28x30 or 28x32. I have never altered a pair of pants. Could you guys recommend any tailor is Sydney CBD can do the alterations cheap and how much will it cost (waist,leanth and sliming) . The pants are now on sale at $169. Will it be worth altering a pair . thanks in advance.

What will you want to have slimmed?
Just the waistband? Or will you want to have the backside, thighs etc slimmed down as well?
If so, it might not be worth it, as such alterations would end up costing quite a lot.

As a rough estimate, you'll pay $30 or more to have the waistband taken in, and $20 or more to have the trousers shortened. If you want to have the trousers legs slimmed/tapered, it will cost at least another $30, and quite possibly more. So your $170 pair of trousers could end up costing you $250 including alterations, depending on what you need to have done and how much they charge you.

Frankly, with the exception of the odd Herringbone sale, I haven't bought any trousers in Australia for years. Instead, I've bought quite a few pairs of Ralph Lauren Polo and Purple Label trousers from the Buying & Selling (B&S) forum here, or from eBay, and I've also purchased trousers from various other places overseas, never paying more than $100.

Of course, the drawback with purchasing from the B&S or from eBay is that sometimes you will have to wait quite a long time to see something that you like and so if you see something that you really, really like in a bricks-and-mortar store here in Oz, it might be worth your while to pick it up - a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, so to speak.
post #7301 of 53858
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


What will you want to have slimmed?
Just the waistband? Or will you want to have the backside, thighs etc slimmed down as well?
If so, it might not be worth it, as such alterations would end up costing quite a lot.

As a rough estimate, you'll pay $30 or more to have the waistband taken in, and $20 or more to have the trousers shortened. If you want to have the trousers legs slimmed/tapered, it will cost at least another $30, and quite possibly more. So your $170 pair of trousers could end up costing you $250 including alterations, depending on what you need to have done and how much they charge you.

Frankly, with the exception of the odd Herringbone sale, I haven't bought any trousers in Australia for years. Instead, I've bought quite a few pairs of Ralph Lauren Polo and Purple Label trousers from the Buying & Selling (B&S) forum here, or from eBay, and I've also purchased trousers from various other places overseas, never paying more than $100.

Of course, the drawback with purchasing from the B&S or from eBay is that sometimes you will have to wait quite a long time to see something that you like and so if you see something that you really, really like in a bricks-and-mortar store here in Oz, it might be worth your while to pick it up - a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, so to speak.



Thanks for the info mate. I think I will pass.
post #7302 of 53858
From todays SMH

Men beat women at online retail therapy
Alexandra Smith
September 21, 2011

Men on spree ... Australian males spending about $242 a month online and females $165.

WHO said men hate shopping? They may prefer to steer clear of shopping centres but they are outspending females online, with Australian males spending about $242 a month and females $165.

Australian figures from the World Internet Project reveal that between 2007 and this year, males increased their online spending one third and doubled items they bought each month.

Scott Ewing, a senior research fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation at Swinburne University in Melbourne, said they pointed to ''an intriguing gap opening up between the sexes in shopping habits''.

Mr Ewing said it was the most startling of the findings from the Australian component of the project, which looks at the social, cultural, political and economic impacts of the internet and new technologies in dozens of countries.

"It's quite remarkable, we're not entirely sure what to make of it yet," he said. Explanations could include the ''famed aversion of the Aussie male to shopping'' or a growing tendency for men to shop online for items such as electronics, gadgets, music, books or movies.

"It could be that women tend to like to go shopping, they like wandering around the shops and they like to try things on, pick things up and touch them,'' Mr Ewing said.

He said women were probably also starting to consider whether buying from British or US sites in search of bargains on clothes and shoes was really the cheaper way to shop, once extras such as postage were included.

Men spent about $180 a month online in 2007 but that increased to $242 this year. ''Women, on the other hand, actually reduced it from $179 to $165, which is quite noteworthy when you consider that almost all other internet data continue to show strong or steady positive growth,'' he said.

"Whatever the factors driving it, and there are probably several, it undoubtedly points to trends which both the retail and online sectors will need to take account of in their marketing strategies." In 2009, men spent 17 per cent more than women on internet purchases and this year, 46 per cent.

"Women have increased the number of items they buy online slightly but they are clearly purchasing cheaper things and spending less money doing it,'' Mr Ewing said.
post #7303 of 53858
^^ It's not surprising at all actually. It would be surprising, however, if men are spending more each month on fashion items than women online. Tech and gadgets are not cheap. $250 would be a mid range graphics card. That ''famed aversion of the Aussie male to shopping'' is about grocery shopping and fashion. Most guys are quite happy to show up to Bunnings or electronic stores.

By the way, what are shoulder measurement and length of a sz38 Osaka Herringbone suit?
post #7304 of 53858
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Gents, I am deciding on a pair of nice pants. The waist is 30x32 where as my size is 28x30 or 28x32. I have never altered a pair of pants. Could you guys recommend any tailor is Sydney CBD can do the alterations cheap and how much will it cost (waist,leanth and sliming) . The pants are now on sale at $169. Will it be worth altering a pair . thanks in advance.

That sort of money will get you Howard Yount, and they come in a 28 waist. Done.
post #7305 of 53858
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

^^ By the way, what are shoulder measurement and length of a sz38 Osaka Herringbone suit?

Blahman, would the measurements of a size 40 Osaka jacket help? I've got one I want to sell, the Hinsley weave (mid grey in colour).
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