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Originally Posted by I am DIL View Post

Henry Buck's is known around town as having unbelievably shitty service. I've walked in a fair few times to have a poke around and it's proven to be true.


I would always recommend MTM or Bespoke over off the rack any day -- even though I would say that a Boglioli garment would be worth the cost you pay for it.

That said, P. Johnson is arguably the way to go. He takes good care of his clients. 
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Originally Posted by I am DIL View Post


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. 

Plus, since you've had good experiences in the past, it might be better to rest on that laurel. Maybe pick up some Boglioli if you go overseas? 
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post

i saw some kid labouring over a DB boglioli jacket, so that was probably you. they're leftover from the last sale, although agreed that theyre still great if you fit them. check out yoox as they have a fair few boglioli jackets and are cheaper than the henry bucks discounted price.
as for the drakes ties, i didnt see too many, but one i did was reduced to 69 which is much cheaper than you get from the drakes sales. i bought one last year at 95 or so dollars and that was still good. there are some other decent value ties in there.
the range of EGs is fairly limited, and at 1k AUD, its pretty similar to the full price that theyd cost in GBP.
i thought there was some great knitwear there, but again it was all the stuff from last season. hopefully they do a bit more discounting. plenty of cucinelli but still too rich for my wallet.

I was labouring over the blazers (have my own over the top technique(?) to check fit etc). Am flattered, if it was me, to still be referred to as a kid at an old looking 28 (though it might have been my neon pink trainers - do not ask - see user name). Was wearing a polo shirt and with the bright sneakers, jeans and blazer had a bit of a Lapo Elkann thing going on. Not really the look I was after but speaks of the blazers versatility and casualness. Went back today in a more sensible outfit and tried a few on today. Really like the blazer, the jersey one was nice (better in SB) but think the hopsack one looked a bit better and would probably get more use.

Also looked at the Belstaff jackets, which at $500, seemed OK but not sure what size I would want (they only had a large and would like to have tried a medium for comparsion). They are great jackets but think I might wait until I head back to the UK and look at the Barbour International.

The staff in Henry Bucks (in the city at least) are, in my experience, usually pretty nice. While I like to be left alone to browse and try things on most of the time, the staff at HB are not too pushy but occasionally a little too over complimentary (does it really look that good/fit that well) and always go on about how good the prices are (and seem to think buying $1000 blazer and shoes is no issue - which for some of their clients I am sure it is not). At least in Henry Bucks you can look at clothes you might actually want to wear (though not necessarily buy at that price). Was in Myer and David Jones the other day and literally could not find anything I would wear or buy at any price in the blazer range. For me Henry Bucks is for looking at nice clothes and the occasional purchase in the sale (still wearing shoes I got there over 3 years ago and have pick up some nice ties and accessories).

As to the Boglioli blazers, very comfortable and think they fitted very well for Off the Rack. Have decided $800 > is too much to spend on a blazer just now and might look at Yoox etc or overseas when I go, but leave it just now. Like I have mentioned I have had great experience with P Johnson Tailors so might look at getting a blazer there next time I visit, though a grey suit might be more sensible. Also, might be too expensive to get something unlined (does that add cost?) in a casual hopsack or jersey type fabric MTM? I know forum rules dictate I should call or visit and ask myself but not planning a visit to P Johnson in the next month and am wondering if anyone has any experience (and info on costs) of an unlined, soft structured blazer in a quite casual fabric from P Johnson Tailors or elsewhere?
post #9932 of 52411
Australia? Jesus, that seems far away. I travel to Southeast Asia every year but never Australia. This thread depresses me. Loake, llyod, why so few consistent options in Australia?
post #9933 of 52411
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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

My recent purchase:

Allen Edmonds Shelton (vintage, but in great nick!) - $65USD landed. Splendid!

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They're AEs....
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Australia? Jesus, that seems far away. I travel to Southeast Asia every year but never Australia. This thread depresses me. Loake, llyod, why so few consistent options in Australia?

Its very very very far away, please do not come here
post #9934 of 52411
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Originally Posted by aKula View Post

Topy on leather soles is too practical. I absolutely refuse.

Good work - I think this qualifies you to move on from the Australian Members thread to the wider SF, and start ordering Hermes Green Leather Breast wallets bespoke, Perfect Pants from Naples, that may never arrive, or if they do may well be an outrageous 5mm out in the waist, and other such big timer stuff.
post #9935 of 52411
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Australia? Jesus, that seems far away. I travel to Southeast Asia every year but never Australia. This thread depresses me. Loake, llyod, why so few consistent options in Australia?

Far away from where?

From here its very close - in fact we're standing in it!
post #9936 of 52411
fxh: always the charmer.
post #9937 of 52411
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

fxh: always the charmer.

you and me buddy - we make a great team.
post #9938 of 52411
It's very far away from me. Makes the plane tickets pretty damn expensive.
post #9939 of 52411
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

why so few consistent options in Australia?

because 99.9% of Australians either wouldn't know quality if it slapped them in the face, or their idea of style is white sunglasses, belt, and shoes with a suit at the races (see first post in this thread).
post #9940 of 52411
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Good work - I think this qualifies you to move on from the Australian Members thread to the wider SF, and start ordering Hermes Green Leather Breast wallets bespoke, Perfect Pants from Naples, that may never arrive, or if they do may well be an outrageous 5mm out in the waist, and other such big timer stuff.

Careful, one day you're putting topys on your shoes, the next you're wearing them without socks.
post #9941 of 52411
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Originally Posted by aKula View Post

Careful, one day you're putting topys on your shoes, the next you're wearing them without socks.

I'm working on converting fxh to my hipster ways right now.

And thanks for the quick payment, Aks.
post #9942 of 52411
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Originally Posted by MickyD View Post

because 99.9% of Australians either wouldn't know quality if it slapped them in the face, or their idea of style is white sunglasses, belt, and shoes with a suit at the races (see first post in this thread).

http://www.steazemagazine.com/2011/10/26/bet-on-a-bogan-this-springs-sure-thing/

That's actually fxh in the green suit and the white shoes. Like I said, still a work in progress.
post #9943 of 52411
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post


They're AEs....
 


?

 

post #9944 of 52411
he probably means that AE is for plebes.
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AEs are for farmers!
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