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post #9601 of 55920
I just came back from London and that place is a shopping haven for me. (Can't wait to make my next trip again). Not only are suits, shirts & shoes way cheaper than Australia, the selection they have there are extensive to the point I had a hard time deciding what to get. Suits I was aiming to get were astoundingly cheaper (at their regular full price) in London, whereas in Australia, the store I frequent is hammering at more than TWICE the price. Fuck that. In the end, with VAT deduction, I have got a bloody bargain to boot.

I just don't understand why Australia market are stupendously marking up prices. I guess people are still buying marked up shit. I have been guilty, just because I didn't know things are dirt cheap elsewhere. Is there a luxury tax on clothing items that I am unaware about? Educate me.
post #9602 of 55920
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Godwin & Charlie was 100 percent fused last time I popped in there a while back in my early SF days (and the sales assistant was strangely proud of the fact) - the more recent stuff also seems to be a bit more fashion forward (skinny lapels, short jacket length, etc), which could make it appear dated before you have finished getting your full mileage out of it.

Thanks for the heads up.

Not too fussed about fused/canvassed for this particular suit as it will get a lot of wear and it's nothing high end that I'm after, but I do NOT like the latest trend suits...
Classic, slim, two button, navy or charcoal.

Short jacket length you say? Skinny lapels?

Maybe not for me
post #9603 of 55920
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Originally Posted by MikeCitizen View Post

Hey guys,
anyone know where to get a nice suit for about $800-900 in Melbourne?
I know it's not a lot of money, but it's a suit for regular use and will get a lot of wear and tear.
Any help appreciated smile.gif
Visiting Godwin Charlie tomorrow and Rhodes & Beckett, maybe go down Lt. Collins street and into David Jones again to check some stuff out.

The last time I dropped by David Jones a few days back, they have tons of suits on sale with 2nd and 3rd mark-downs, made me feel like a dick for paying full price.
post #9604 of 55920
if anyone is interested this showed up from Herrings Shoes this morning

Until the end of January all Church last 73 orders will be shipped with free cedar shoe trees worth £35 with every pair. Simply use the code HS112 in the promotional code box when going through the checkout. Click here to view the whole range.
post #9605 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

if anyone is interested this showed up from Herrings Shoes this morning
Until the end of January all Church last 73 orders will be shipped with free cedar shoe trees worth £35 with every pair. Simply use the code HS112 in the promotional code box when going through the checkout. Click here to view the whole range.

FYI - i just bought my Herring's Knightbridge (loakes) from Herrings, i paid on the friday last week and received on the monday. Super quick delivery - i used the HSAB Coupon code which gives you the free cider pair with ANY order.

Cheers
post #9606 of 55920
Guys - how on earth do I get my socks to stop squeaking against the soles in my shoes?

Happens on both my Cheaney's and my Herrings....

Do I need a super thin fabric innersole? I feel like it's my thin dress socks rubbing against the leather lining.

People can hear me walk by around the office as I squeak along!
post #9607 of 55920
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

if I decide to go this way.
Thanks!

Depends - if you are young swinging both ways gives many more options and is at least twice the fun.
post #9608 of 55920
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Gents, a quick one. Its regarding "Josephs Shoes " at Pitt St store. My work colleague was there on last Wednesday during his lunch break. As soon as he pooped into the store a Sales assistant (old looking man) approached him and asked him "How much was his budget" . He said around $200. To his surprise the Sales assistants advised him to go to "lowes" . What a C*nt !!
I read similar story about Josephs shoes before. Thank god I never waked into their store. Comments like this would make me do things only to regret later !
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post

Guys - how on earth do I get my socks to stop squeaking against the soles in my shoes?
Happens on both my Cheaney's and my Herrings....
Do I need a super thin fabric innersole? I feel like it's my thin dress socks rubbing against the leather lining.
People can hear me walk by around the office as I squeak along!

More likely the shoes squeaking. Leather on leather. Or the shanks.

Can be easy to fix or very complicated.

"are you a man or mouse?" - "squeak up"
post #9609 of 55920
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Depends - if you are young swinging both ways gives many more options and is at least twice the fun.

This seems infeasibly difficult to put in to practice.
post #9610 of 55920
Gents - I am still on the lookout for a recommendation for a good hairdresser in Melbourne CBD...
post #9611 of 55920
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

More likely the shoes squeaking. Leather on leather. Or the shanks.
Can be easy to fix or very complicated.
"are you a man or mouse?" - "squeak up"

Soo....what's the first step in fixing the issue?
post #9612 of 55920
hey guys,

any1 tried final touches in perth (picadilly)? i went to G&A Favazzo, but they were shut today frown.gif guessing they don't open on weekends.
post #9613 of 55920
Thread Starter 
Ralph Lauren on Collins St in Melb has 'Anthony' Cut Blazers in Navy (with the Silver buttons) for around $500.
This is a great price on a nice Caruso Jacket - they are a staple solid that never go on Sale in my neck of the woods.
post #9614 of 55920
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Originally Posted by apple3210 View Post

hey guys,
any1 tried final touches in perth (picadilly)? i went to G&A Favazzo, but they were shut today frown.gif guessing they don't open on weekends.

I recommend you try Michael's Tailoring services in London Court. He does a great job.
Opening Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm.
Location: Stairwell H, 2nd Floor, Suite 4. London Court.
Phone: (08) 9221 6525
post #9615 of 55920
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post

Guys - how on earth do I get my socks to stop squeaking against the soles in my shoes?
Happens on both my Cheaney's and my Herrings....
Do I need a super thin fabric innersole? I feel like it's my thin dress socks rubbing against the leather lining.
People can hear me walk by around the office as I squeak along!

I once heard a splash of talcum powder in the shoes would do it, but that may have been myth.
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