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post #9616 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Gassyndrome View Post

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

No it works. Amanda Vanstone recommended it on TV according to my wife! Go figure...
post #9617 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Quarks View Post

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.

No just a rip off that has made some people exceedingly rich and who are recognizable every weekend in the social pages spending their profits on various expensive knees ups. Eventually they become the subject of an ATO audit or worse a client of Korda Mentha in a wind up action.
post #9618 of 54953
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

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.

Definitely going to check that out. What is the cut like? And do they have many sizes?
post #9619 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Gassyndrome View Post

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

Definitely trying this tomorrow! Will report back for any other squeakers...
post #9620 of 54953
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Gents - I am still on the lookout for a recommendation for a good hairdresser in Melbourne CBD...

Steven at Herr Blick is amazing. He does really good classic styles and is based on Collins Street. He's very pricey though.


I have heard good things about the Melbourne Barber Shop as well. I will go there in a couple of weeks to check them out.
post #9621 of 54953
Anyone in Melbourne interested in some full shoe trees or other stuff from Bexley? I'm about to put an order down for 5 for 59 Euro trees and a pair of midnight blue suede oxfords. Any one want to combine an order and save on some shipping?

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Shoe trees should work out to be about $23 each including shipping we can meet up in the CBD after work.
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post #9622 of 54953
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Anyone in Melbourne interested in some full shoe trees or other stuff from Bexley? I'm about to put an order down for 5 for 59 Euro trees and a pair of midnight blue suede oxfords. Any one want to combine an order and save on some shipping?
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I would love to pick up five myself. I'll send you a PM.
post #9623 of 54953
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

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.

Had a look at some pictures on the internets. Shoulders look a bit extreme...

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Brilliant looking shoes - just wow!

post #9625 of 54953
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Anyone in Melbourne interested in some full shoe trees or other stuff from Bexley? I'm about to put an order down for 5 for 59 Euro trees and a pair of midnight blue suede oxfords. Any one want to combine an order and save on some shipping? Shoe trees should work out to be about $23 each including shipping we can meet up in the CBD after work.

That's surprisingly inexpensive. I remember looking at Bexley a few years ago and their shipping costs were horrendous at the time, which dissuaded me from using them. $23 a pair is a great price for nice cedar shoe trees including shipping.
post #9626 of 54953
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Definitely going to check that out. What is the cut like? And do they have many sizes?

I know they had a 42L & 44L in Navy on Friday.
post #9627 of 54953
I'm going to place the Bexley order Monday night as the marginal savings on shipping beyond 15 pairs is pretty minuscule since the initial fixed portion of the shipping cost is now way eclipsed by the variable portion. So far I have my 5, Checky for 2 and Smetana for 5 trees. It is at 18.129 Euros per pair shipped and according to Google it is roughly $22.36. Unless some shitstorm of a day happened tomorrow that change the rates drastically we're looking at $23-23.50 each tree which I hope is enough to cover the xrate spread. So for those in Melbourne interested in shoe trees (especially beneficial for those looking for only a couple of pairs), this is the last chance to sign up and pm me how many pairs.
post #9628 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

That's surprisingly inexpensive. I remember looking at Bexley a few years ago and their shipping costs were horrendous at the time, which dissuaded me from using them. $23 a pair is a great price for nice cedar shoe trees including shipping.

That is still pretty much the case. It is not worth it to just buy a couple of items and really need to buy quite a few items to use the set discounts to offset the shipping cost enough.
Buying 1 pair of trees costs 55 Euros which is quite insane.
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post #9630 of 54953
Fashion tips from the Tele? I'm just imagining "This Season's Neck Tattoo Trends"...

Just back from Sydney. Nothing that blew my mind. I didn't make it to Nahkle, mostly so I didn't have to explain to significant other why I needed to take a day trip to Parramatta. Twice.

Bought some 'Denim Demon' jeans from the Standard Store - well made, unadorned dry denim on sale for a tiny $120.

The best score was a pair of chocolate brown driving shoes from Astton in Oxford St. I'd never heard of the store, and it was mostly Aquila-esque garbage, but these are very good. A lot like the Herringbone model which I was eyeing off, but slightly darker suede, dark-toned eyelets, leather laces, and slightly off-white stitching which all create a slightly warmer, classier look IMO. The soles aren't quite as thick, but the insole is very comfortable.

Best of all, they were on sale for $150.
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