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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

I know not everyone will like this comment.. But are a few of the guys at American Tailors absolute wankers?

I think it depends on the customer.

I have been in there a few times, with others, in the last two months.

Always pleasant and chatty for quite a while.

I know they hate people trying on shoes and then buying online.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


I know they hate people trying on shoes and then buying online.

Still not a good enough reason to give shoddy service IMO, there's just no reason for that sort of behaviour. From personal experience, I find most times they seem uninterested at best. Currently I avoid that place based on how they have treated my friend in the past, but that's my beef.

To be fair to them, as reported in recent posts on this thread, their shoe prices are rather competitive with online retailers. Especially considering you can fondle the actual merchandise before deciding to buy, and you can get your stuff right away.
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Rafa and Nole are going at it hard 5.5 hrs of that stuff is nuts.
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!@#$ Nadal lost. Off to sleep.
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

+1. I have a pair of Deer shoes I'm very happy with.
http://www.deerstyle.blogspot.com
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


MTM or from your own last or off the rack standard?

Deer have a couple of toe shapes that they tend to use, but the rest of the shoe is customisable, based on a variety of foot measurements including heel width, foot height, width at a couple of points and so on.

IIRC you can do your own last if you have one.

OT: Modern tennis is stale.
post #9756 of 57839
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Originally Posted by Jaypee 

I know not everyone will like this comment.. But are a few of the guys at American Tailors absolute wankers?
Maybe they could tell you were from Sydney? biggrin.gifwink.gif
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

+1. I have a pair of Deer shoes I'm very happy with.
http://www.deerstyle.blogspot.com

MTM or from your own last or off the rack standard?

MTM. I'll have to take some photos and post them, they've been sitting in their shoe bags recently with all this bloody rain.
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

Maybe they could tell you were from Sydney? biggrin.gifwink.gif

Really? I even put on fake tattoos, got a shit haircut and pushed around a single speed to fit in though? frown.gif

I think it was probably because i'm 26 and he thought I was a time waster. Owell, i'm sure a few of the fellas in there are decent
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I think it depends on the customer.
I have been in there a few times, with others, in the last two months.
Always pleasant and chatty for quite a while.
I know they hate people trying on shoes and then buying online.

Ive experienced both overly friendly and aloof service in there. It really is a mixed bag.

None the less, their shoe prices are extremely competitive, and theyre obviously keeping up with the market, stocking brands like Carmina and Gaziano & Girling, when they have no australian presence otherwise. If price and product range are what drives you to shop online, then you have no excuse not to shop at American Tailors and you should support them for listening to the consumer. Frankly, i dont go buy abroad for the quality of service.
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Really? I even put on fake tattoos, got a shit haircut and pushed around a single speed to fit in though? frown.gif
I think it was probably because i'm 26 and he thought I was a time waster. Owell, i'm sure a few of the fellas in there are decent

Mate, you forgot the ironic mustache. Rookie error.
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Bit surprised to hear about American Tailors. Always been to chicken to go in and poke around (with no intention of buying anything). Did walk past one day and heard one of the blokes going off in Italian to a mate, something along the lines of 'f#cking blazers, what f#ck with all the blazers!'.
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^^ I said exactly that but swap 'blazers' with 'shoes' when I went down to the basement level of Isetan Men in Shinjuku on my Japan trip. laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

I know not everyone will like this comment.. But are a few of the guys at American Tailors absolute wankers?

I've only been in once (last week) and encountered one real 'Fucking Schmuk'. I noticed 4 boxes of G&G's on the floor and he got all pissy when i asked if I could take a look.
Needless to say, i did not stick around. I feel sorry for you blokes still in Melbourne - at least there are some great online affiliates here for you.
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^ How dare you ask to see the merchandise!

Story from the LA Times on custom shirting over there:

Custom shirts, cut from a different cloth

Custom-made men's dress shirts were once considered the privileged peacockery of the moneyed set — a dash of sartorial swagger that could be afforded only by Hollywood A-listers, Wall Street bankers and monocle-wearing aristocrats of a bygone era.

But today, thanks to advances in technology, a competitive market and consumer demand, custom clothing has moved within the barrel-cuffed arm's reach of the common man. Click a button in Burbank and a factory in Beijing can cut and sew a dress shirt made to specification — not just in size, shape and fabric, but with a mind-boggling number of other options as well (including mitered pockets, contrasting buttonholes, French cuffs and rounded collar points). And it can be delivered to your doorstep in less than three weeks for the sum of $100 — less than half the price of an off-the-peg luxury brand using the same high-end Italian fabrics.


That's the business model of 5-year-old, Dallas-based custom clothier J.Hilburn, which couples e-commerce with a nationwide direct-sales team of "style advisors" armed with fabric swatches and tape measures who do initial in-person consultations. The company has gone from selling $1 million worth of custom dress shirts in 2008 to more than 10 times that last year, according to co-founder Veeral Rathod. "We sold 100,000 custom dress shirts in 2011," Rathod said. "Up from 60,000 in 2010."

More: http://www.latimes.com/features/image/la-ig-custom-shirts-20120129,0,1643119.story
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Gents,

I've been looking at new wallets lately, and noticed quite a few with a money clip inside.

Has anyone got one of these? It strikes me that they wont work very well with Australian currency, which doesn't tend to stay folded as well as US dollars or pound notes.

I also worry its a bit tacky, even an invitation to theft if you're carrying a lot of cash...
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