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post #916 of 54911
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
No C&Js on sale at Herringbone even though it's sale time. Quoted me AUD599 for the shoes.

Was that for the handgrade or benchgrade?
post #917 of 54911
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post
This seems to have gone by fairly unnoticed, but Yensen has now been re branded as MJ Bale, because Ganton already have a line of shirts called Jensen apparently.

New website is www.mjbale.com.au and apparently it will have an online store shortly. Looks the same as the Yensen websiteat this stag though and would explain why it wasn't working for that period. Going to Sydney tomorrow so might check what DJ's has in stock.

Thanks for the heads up. I hope they do go ahead with online shopping as their shirts are quite decent and resonably priced. Good to see you blogging again to BTW.
post #918 of 54911
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
No C&Js on sale at Herringbone even though it's sale time. Quoted me AUD599 for the shoes.

That's the same price that American Tailors in Melbourne gave me, note that it is a starting price. I'm guessing the Cordovans and handgrades will cost more.
post #919 of 54911
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
eh I actually just catch it from Swanston and Collins to get to dreary Docklands...
Never mind I sometimes drive down Collins- watchout - if you aren't on one of those raised platforms or are crossing from DeGraves lane I'll swerve and run over the toes of your handmade C&Js. Or if I'm on the tram and can manage to avoid being tackled to the floor by "customer service officers" for not inserting my ticket I'll poke you with my umbrella as we pass Henry Bucks and we can exchange a knowing wink and subtle rolled eyes. I assume you'll be the one with a pocket square, tie bar, braces and 4" cuffs hovering an inch or two above the brown double monks?
post #920 of 54911
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
No C&Js on sale at Herringbone even though it's sale time. Quoted me
AUD599 for the shoes.


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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post
Was that for the handgrade or benchgrade?

It's not surprising that the C&Js were not on sale as the older Cheaney for Herringbone shoes only went on sale once that I can remember, in the entire time that Herringbone stocked them. Given that Herringbone have only just started to stock C&J, it would be very surprising if they suddenly knocked 20-30% off the price.

With regard to pricing, this is what Ethan of Herringbone said a while back in this thread:

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Originally Posted by ethandesu View Post
The styles of C&J's I am hoping to offer are the Belgrave and the Savile in the handgrade, brown and black leather for Belgrave and brown suede for the Savile. In the benchgrade there would be an even split between 348 and 341, with styles like the Lowndes, Edgeware, Hallam, Sydney, Westfield. A scotch grain Onslow with Dainite sole on the 325, a 238 Chelsea boot an the new Poole loafer, which is a new last, I think. Prices should be between $550 and $699. More expensive than Plal or Pediware, but hopefully there are enough people out there who appreciate real shoes being sold in Sydney that they can live with the cost difference required by a bricks and mortar store, staff and australian custom and import duties.

Interestingly, from memory, the Lowndes (which are benchgrade) are the most expensive style in stock at $599 and there are a few handgrades such as the Belgrave that are slightly cheaper.
post #921 of 54911
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post
This seems to have gone by fairly unnoticed, but Yensen has now been re branded as MJ Bale, because Ganton already have a line of shirts called Jensen apparently.

New website is www.mjbale.com.au and apparently it will have an online store shortly. Looks the same as the Yensen websiteat this stag though and would explain why it wasn't working for that period. Going to Sydney tomorrow so might check what DJ's has in stock.

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Originally Posted by truevision View Post
how much do their suits go for ?

There was an article about M.J. Bale in the Australian recently:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1225876407707

Here's some information from the article concerning pricing:

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Originally Posted by Matt Jensen in the Australian
The entry point into the MJ Bale brand is what the company calls Classics. "What we are doing in Classics is creating fantastic value shirts, ties and suits - formal tailoring pieces," says Jensen. The Classics collection is stocked in selected David Jones stores nationally and MJ Bale's first stand-alone store in Sydney's Woollahra. An online store, which will sell shirts, ties and accessories, was due to launch at press time. Suits in the Classics collection, which are made from Italian fabric with Japanese expertise and fabricated in China, range from $695 to $749.

After Classics comes Collection, a more fashion-forward range that will include hand-finished suits produced in Japan, which will retail from $1095 to $1695. Then there is a range of semi-custom-tailored suits, which start at $1500. For this range, which will only be available in M J Bale stores, the company will stock six different types of suit styles that can be altered and tweaked to suit the customer. "We can add extra length, extra width and we can arrange fittings with an in-house tailor to get the exact fit for the customer," says Jensen.

It sounds as though Jensen is most likely using Herringbone's current and former suppliers, which is pretty good news as the Japanese-made Herringbone suits were uniformly excellent. I'll have to check them out when I'm next in Sydney.

The new name, M.J. Bale, appears to come from Matt Jensen's initials and from a bale of wool.
post #922 of 54911
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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post
Thanks for the heads up. I hope they do go ahead with online shopping as their shirts are quite decent and resonably priced. Good to see you blogging again to BTW.

Thanks, it would be nice if I could get going a bit more often than once a week though, but life is busy at the moment. Busy job, trying to keep fit, have just started volunteering for Red Cross once a week and starting French at tafe next month! Not to mention the Tour de france starts soon too!

I really want to do a post on spit shining/bullingsoon as I have just learnt it lately, but the only time I get to take photo's is at night and my camera is not good enough for web quality, but stay tuned.
post #923 of 54911
Well done Wallabies!!!
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Well done All Blacks!!!
post #926 of 54911
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post
I really want to do a post on spit shining/bullingsoon as I have just learnt it lately, but the only time I get to take photo's is at night and my camera is not good enough for web quality, but stay tuned.
I used to do real spit polish - with spit - on army boots. I reckon it's too shiney / mirror for shoes. I like my shoes to look like they get worn but are clean with a nice matte or semi gloss. edit: I'm not sneering. Spit polish would be fun* to do while watching tv say. I'm hardly well placed to snark -I've started darning good woollen socks. anyone one want pics and advice? edit2: *not exactly fun more like perhaps mildly practical or diverting
post #927 of 54911
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post
and starting French at tafe next month!
You might be able to tell me what the French call French Blue -its a great colour.
post #928 of 54911
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
I've started darning good woollen socks. anyone one want pics and advice?

That made me laugh... I used to have a friend who would rarely come out with us, so we would say "he must be too busy darning his socks"
post #929 of 54911
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post
Thanks, it would be nice if I could get going a bit more often than once a week though, but life is busy at the moment. Busy job, trying to keep fit, have just started volunteering for Red Cross once a week and starting French at tafe next month! Not to mention the Tour de france starts soon too!

I really want to do a post on spit shining/bullingsoon as I have just learnt it lately, but the only time I get to take photo's is at night and my camera is not good enough for web quality, but stay tuned.

Respect re volunteering for red cross
post #930 of 54911
I went to the DFO on the Tulla Freeway for the first time today. Awful although I did manage to drop a bundle on herringbone lambswool scarves at Gant.

The RM Williams store has a pair of 10F burgundy calf Craftsman for $220. It looks like all the odd elastic sided boot are at that price. Most are yearling, some suede but not much in French calf. The F is a slim fit so 10 was a tad too small for me. I'm passing this on in the hope it will do a fellow Melbourne SFer some good. These were marked as seconds but they are perfect -- possibly MTO not collected.

If 10F is your size these are sensational value.
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