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post #7411 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Guys,

I'll be launching my own tie line, Henry Carter Neckwear in March next year. It won't be another SF based business though of course I'd be dumb not to put it out there, so I am looking in to doing some sort of advertising on this thread specifically aimed at the Aussies. Intl postage will be offered but I'll be looking to establish in the local market firstly and fore mostly.

All will be sold via my website which will be up and running by the launch date in march, so the initial collection will be an autumn/winter collection. There will be some cool wool ties, some great basics and mostly just classics that most importantly, I would all wear.

So why might you ask? Well it's important to point out that I haven't been inspired by the pantas and gshens for this adventure but rather by what I see as a gap in the Aussie market. A market dominated by players like Herringbone (too expensive), MJ Bale (too skinny), CR/Trenery (too generic), I really think given my experience in the industry and the market gaps I can make this work.

This won't be a take over the world company, it will be starting small and growing very slowly, 11 designs in the first season and hopefully growing slowly from there adding some shirts and other bits and pieces in coming seasons. I have a few distinct points of difference I believe, which are quality (all completely handmade in Italy), exclusivity (only 20 per fabric made), price (around $79.95 for standard construction and $99.95 for 7 fold) and of course locality.

I have a great supplier who makes for some very big names and I am testing out some samples now, which are just fantastic so I am very excited to see this all come together. When the time comes I'd be more than happy to look in to a trunk show at the very least in Sydney and maybe Melb as well if there is enough demand, giving you guys first chance to buy before going live in march.

Cheers
Jason

On ya mate. smile.gif

All the best, and we look forward to being your customers!
post #7412 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Sydguy View Post

Hi Guys,

There is a 'Pop Up' Herringbone store starting tomorrow from 7am @ 1 Martin Place.

It runs for 3 or 4 days, based in Westin Hotel there.

Of course I am not at work tomorrow so I'll miss all the normal sizes frown.gif

If anyone goes please let us know what they are clearing!

Cheers
JM

I might check it out, though I expect the only thing I'll be paying for is half an hour less sleep.
post #7413 of 58003
I checked it out this morning before work - Average at best.

Some ok basic ties, but nothing different to the factory outlet. Just a heap more banker types floating around thinking that they're killing it
post #7414 of 58003
Agreed, however did manage to pick up a navy blue suit in the core line for 30% off which was nice.
post #7415 of 58003
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post


On ya mate. smile.gif

All the best, and we look forward to being your customers!
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Originally Posted by " 

All the best mate. watching this space lurker[1].gif

Cheers guys.

Re Herringbone sale, was there any blazers/sportscoats floating around by any chance? As it happens i'll be in Sydney on Thursday taking my partner to the airport, so was thinking about ducking in to the city in the arvo before heading home.
post #7416 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Guys,

I'll be launching my own tie line, Henry Carter Neckwear in March next year. It won't be another SF based business though of course I'd be dumb not to put it out there, so I am looking in to doing some sort of advertising on this thread specifically aimed at the Aussies. Intl postage will be offered but I'll be looking to establish in the local market firstly and fore mostly.

All will be sold via my website which will be up and running by the launch date in march, so the initial collection will be an autumn/winter collection. There will be some cool wool ties, some great basics and mostly just classics that most importantly, I would all wear.

So why might you ask? Well it's important to point out that I haven't been inspired by the pantas and gshens for this adventure but rather by what I see as a gap in the Aussie market. A market dominated by players like Herringbone (too expensive), MJ Bale (too skinny), CR/Trenery (too generic), I really think given my experience in the industry and the market gaps I can make this work.

This won't be a take over the world company, it will be starting small and growing very slowly, 11 designs in the first season and hopefully growing slowly from there adding some shirts and other bits and pieces in coming seasons. I have a few distinct points of difference I believe, which are quality (all completely handmade in Italy), exclusivity (only 20 per fabric made), price (around $79.95 for standard construction and $99.95 for 7 fold) and of course locality.

I have a great supplier who makes for some very big names and I am testing out some samples now, which are just fantastic so I am very excited to see this all come together. When the time comes I'd be more than happy to look in to a trunk show at the very least in Sydney and maybe Melb as well if there is enough demand, giving you guys first chance to buy before going live in march.

Cheers
Jason

Good luck with it hope it works for you. Prices sound good, getting a good inexpensive tie in Canberra is getting pretty hard Blades Menswear are overstocked on bland conservative overpriced business ties and John Hanna have not had a sale of their ties since I can't remember and as for DJ's don't make me laugh. Was in Sydney on the weekend, and seriously considering a return think I have had enough of effing gum trees, public servants.
post #7417 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Guys,

I'll be launching my own tie line, Henry Carter Neckwear in March next year. It won't be another SF based business though of course I'd be dumb not to put it out there, so I am looking in to doing some sort of advertising on this thread specifically aimed at the Aussies. Intl postage will be offered but I'll be looking to establish in the local market firstly and fore mostly.

All will be sold via my website which will be up and running by the launch date in march, so the initial collection will be an autumn/winter collection. There will be some cool wool ties, some great basics and mostly just classics that most importantly, I would all wear.

So why might you ask? Well it's important to point out that I haven't been inspired by the pantas and gshens for this adventure but rather by what I see as a gap in the Aussie market. A market dominated by players like Herringbone (too expensive), MJ Bale (too skinny), CR/Trenery (too generic), I really think given my experience in the industry and the market gaps I can make this work.

This won't be a take over the world company, it will be starting small and growing very slowly, 11 designs in the first season and hopefully growing slowly from there adding some shirts and other bits and pieces in coming seasons. I have a few distinct points of difference I believe, which are quality (all completely handmade in Italy), exclusivity (only 20 per fabric made), price (around $79.95 for standard construction and $99.95 for 7 fold) and of course locality.



I have a great supplier who makes for some very big names and I am testing out some samples now, which are just fantastic so I am very excited to see this all come together. When the time comes I'd be more than happy to look in to a trunk show at the very least in Sydney and maybe Melb as well if there is enough demand, giving you guys first chance to buy before going live in march.

Cheers
Jason

AUD100 for a seven fold is good value = great value. The only thing you are fighting is the "anti-wearing a tie in the office" thing that is going around.

Re Brownlow:

Why would a woman as beautiful as Rebecca Twigley have the lips done? You gotta ask.

Edelsten looked like he had come out of some cryogenic tube.

No cascading boobs all pretty tame compared to a few years ago.

A devout Muslim WAG wearing full Muslim attire = a total contrast with the Hollywood look of the other WAGs.

A lot of bad fitting jackets on the blokes

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/gallery-e6frg6n6-1226147265412?page=1
post #7418 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post




Cheers guys.

Re Herringbone sale, was there any blazers/sportscoats floating around by any chance? As it happens i'll be in Sydney on Thursday taking my partner to the airport, so was thinking about ducking in to the city in the arvo before heading home.

There were quite a few in the navy cotton with light grey elbow patches, the navy denim style and the beige (which almost has a moleskin feel to it) which both have a lot of pick stitching. Other than that not a great deal.

Can't wait to see the ties! All the best.
post #7419 of 58003
Great thanks for that (and the good luck). I quite liked the denim type one, saw it at the outlet a few weeks back but they didn't have any in my size then, I might check it out in the hope they have some 40R their.

Cheers
Jason
post #7420 of 58003
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

A devout Muslim WAG wearing full Muslim attire = a total contrast with the Hollywood look of the other WAGs.

I thought she looked fantastic in the one picture I've seen. I'm sure there'll be all sorts of patronising and derogatory (sp?) remarks in the tabloid papers today though.
post #7421 of 58003
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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

Just purchased!

 

Now, I have a question, well, a request. I'm off to Italy next month. Rome, Florence, Venice. Is there anything I should take advantage of (fashion wise) while I'm there?

 

Cheers,

 

Eightace


Lucky you.

No point shopping in Venice unless you are from the planet mega-rich.

Rome and Florence both have all the BIG Italian names - Gucci, Pucci, Fiorucci...(to misquote Sister Sledge) if that's your thing. Florence has a clearance mall just out of town with the big name stuff at decent discounts.

Florence also has nice leather stuff. There are a couple of outdoor markets and the leather goods there are okay quality and not too expensive if you bargain, but, better still are the leather shops and work shops around Santa Croce. They're more expensive but the work is top notch.

As well as the big names, Florence has quite a few small independent shoe shops and they have some nice things. If you are travelling with a lady friend, she will particularly enjoy these. There are a couple of good ones in the short street, Via Vacchereccia, which connects the Piazza della Signoria with the main shopping drag - they just look like ordinary ladies shoe shops, but the price/quallity balance is good.

Do you, or someone you know, like gloves? Personally, I wear them only if I am somewhere really cold - ie never in Australia (outside fo the ski fields). Florence has an amazing glove shop, Madova, just on the far side of the Ponte Vecchio.

In both Florence and Rome, the two big Italian department store chains are worth a look for quality basics - COIN and La Rinascente (the latter being slightly more upmarket). These might be good if you are there at sale time (they have two a year and the periods are regulated by the Government - bu the no sales outside sale period rule seems widely breached - all very Iatalian)

If you want really high-end tailoring, Liverano is in Florence (do a search on here).

A couple of non-clothes related recommendations - go into the Mercato Centrale - central food markets in Florence and have a quick lunch at the eatery in the corner - cheap as chips and la vera cucina Fiorentina. There is another, smaller produce market on the edge of town, bit hard to find, but the market lunch place there is even better. Be warned - all over by about 2pm.

A nice place for a proper meal is Il Santo Bevitore in via Santo Spirito - I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Really good food, fantastic local wine list, pleasant decor (no red check table cloths or little football shrines) and English is spoken if you need it.

Have fun.
post #7422 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Great thanks for that (and the good luck). I quite liked the denim type one, saw it at the outlet a few weeks back but they didn't have any in my size then, I might check it out in the hope they have some 40R their.

Cheers
Jason

Jason, good luck with the tie venture. Look forward to seeing them. Pricing sounds good, too.

I think if you were at the outlet recently, youv've seen the same stock they will have at the pop-up. I was at the out let last week and everything (except for the hanging up shirts) had been boxed - I assume for this pop-up sale.
post #7423 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post




Cheers guys.

Re Herringbone sale, was there any blazers/sportscoats floating around by any chance? As it happens i'll be in Sydney on Thursday taking my partner to the airport, so was thinking about ducking in to the city in the arvo before heading home.

Hey Charlie

I have a Size 50 navy Canali unlined odd jacket circa 2002-2003.

This one's a true Size 50; with larger shoulders and a fuller chest. It's also unvented and I'm not sure how you feel about that.

Any interest? If so, I might send you some pics ans measurements later.

Cheers
CEP
post #7424 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

Florence also has nice leather stuff. There are a couple of outdoor markets and the leather goods there are okay quality and not too expensive if you bargain, but, better still are the leather shops and work shops around Santa Croce. They're more expensive but the work is top notch.

As well as the big names, Florence has quite a few small independent shoe shops and they have some nice things. If you are travelling with a lady friend, she will particularly enjoy these. There are a couple of good ones in the short street, Via Vacchereccia, which connects the Piazza della Signoria with the main shopping drag - they just look like ordinary ladies shoe shops, but the price/quallity balance is good.
The wife and I were in Florence and 2001 and I bought a leather jacket and some nice leather boots. In reflection the boots were a cheap rubber sole glue-job, however the leather quality was beautiful and great value for money. My wife also bought a leather jacket and leather pants.
post #7425 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Guys,

I'll be launching my own tie line...

Cheers
Jason

Best of luck with the tie business Jason, I look forward to seeing the product. I'm amazed when I walk into David Jones to look at the tables and racks of ties and all I see is maybe 1 tie in a hundred that I would even wear, and it's twice the price I'd be willing to pay.
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