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^^^^This is Australia afterall. The 'sales' we get are still comparatively more expensive than overseas.
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

PHUK ME - How much do EG's normally cost in Australia?

On 19/11//08 someone called earthdragon started a thread on SF called - Australian Members.

So what have you been up to since?
post #9903 of 57934
Sealed in a Space prison by cyber st George I say. And only just broke free.


Oh and giordano sale is awesome 25 bucks for a pair of slim stretch chinos and about same price for linen straight ones f'yeah!
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Really? That's strange. They looked at me like I was garbage, last time I visited.

And despite the fact that I am garbage, I felt it was unnecessary. 


Out of interest, what tie was it? 




It was the Dragons tie - red with white spots - beautiful English silk. A house brand made in some good shop.
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Went to the HB sale. Came out with a pair of socks. I always get treated well there, though I find the attention of the Indian fellow who works downstairs rather cloying.

It has been a long time since I bought anything there other than socks - generally when I go to the gym before work and realise that I have forgotten to bring any. I am likewise amazed that they remain in business, but assume there are enough people like my Dad who still doesn't use an ATM, to support them.

That said, they are the only place available in Melbourne who can fix umbrellas. I had an antique fox reconditioned there incredibly cheaply.
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I find Henry Bucks is very good for ties, when they are on sale I have picked up quite a few Robert Talbott Best of Class over the years very reasonably priced and they also stock Taylors aftershave.

Aside from that are flares making a comeback or is this a Canberra thing?, seen quite a few women of varying ages in the last couple of days wearing them, mainly denim but thank christ I have yet to see them on a male, or is the new direction for hipsters?
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Originally Posted by ned kelly View Post

This week i went to Henry Buck in Melbourne to see their range of Edward Green shoes . There were about five different styles on show.The only model i could recognise was the Beaulieu . On inquiry, i was informed that the price was $1995AUS. DOLLARS. That equals $1620 USD,1154 EURO and 984 BRITISH POUND. Any idea of prices of these shoes in other countries?

This is my post from June 2009. At today's exchange rate this equals $2147USD, 1630EURO, and 1357 BRITISH POUND .With a 28% appreciation in the Aussie Dollar over this time we should have seen at least some decline in the retail price.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

On 19/11//08 someone called earthdragon started a thread on SF called - Australian Members.
So what have you been up to since?
Workin' Bro - in LA 08' and now on the Eastcoast.
I don't make it back too often ( I left Oz' in 91').
It ain't much fun when you could use the Greenback as Toilet Paper. It was not so long ago the exchange was about 70 cents!
Anyways - I just came back from a week of Family, Tennis & great food.
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Does anyone have experience with making a purchase in the UK and using a mail forwarding service? Thinking of purchasing a Burberry Trench. Price variation between what they charge in Australia Vs the UK is rediculous even after you do the conversions and pay your customs duty.
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To those who reside in Sydney: I just went to a birthday party in the new Darling Quarter (old Sega world). If you ignore the copious numbers if toolbags lurking about, it's not too bad. 

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Originally Posted by Star View Post

Does anyone have experience with making a purchase in the UK and using a mail forwarding service? Thinking of purchasing a Burberry Trench. Price variation between what they charge in Australia Vs the UK is rediculous even after you do the conversions and pay your customs duty.

You shouldn't have to pay any (Australian) customs on a Burberry Trench... As long as it doesn't exceed $1,000. Have you tried eBay? They're very easy to come by, just make sure you don't get a fake.
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post

You shouldn't have to pay any (Australian) customs on a Burberry Trench... As long as it doesn't exceed $1,000. Have you tried eBay? They're very easy to come by, just make sure you don't get a fake.

I think he means that even if you count in conversion and the custom duty the prices in Australia are not even close to the prices in the UK.
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post

You shouldn't have to pay any (Australian) customs on a Burberry Trench... As long as it doesn't exceed $1,000. Have you tried eBay? They're very easy to come by, just make sure you don't get a fake.

The classic Burberry London Gardabine cotton trench is very pricey and they do not come up easily up on ebay or atleast something that does appear to be a fake. At the Burberry store in Sydney they retail for $2495 AUD. In the UK they retail for £995 (approx $1450 AUD). Now you can appreciate how global brands and local retailers rape Australians and tben wonder why people ignore the bricks and mortar stores and have drifted to online shopping.
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Do you guys put topy soles on all your shoes? Or only when the leather sole starts to wear?
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post

Do you guys put topy soles on all your shoes? Or only when the leather sole starts to wear?

I know there are some people who are appalled at the idea of getting Topy's on their leather soled shoes but I dont give it a second thought and get them added soon after the purchase. For me it provides additional grip and prolongs the life of the sole particularly if you do alot of walking on concrete. I also get an additonal thin piece of rubber added to the sole for the same reason and to provide a little more height.
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