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post #9961 of 58045
Hi guys.

Just to let you know, I am going to be scarce for a while. I broke my shoulder in a dog-sledding accident in Norway last month, and am up for about a month of rehab after an op to insert a plate and screws.

Apologies for going OT.

Cheers,

Greg
post #9962 of 58045
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Yes, I've noticed that, too. It's a bit unfortunate as I do prefer the roll of the 3-to-2 lapel.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I've noticed that too and they are stuffing around a bit with some of the cuts in general, they now have an "Osaka" block grey suit on the website for about $599 I think, but they have made the lapels thinner, where as I think the Osaka block was very good as is.

Agreed.

It's sad, but I feel they've adopted the same if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em mentality as some of their competitors (2-button is in, let's all do 2-button); this new focus most likely stems from some numbers man in Van Laack who's more focused on cost effectiveness than the customer's likes and dislikes.

It still irritates me that I cannot get a 3-roll-two Osaka from their MTM program.
post #9963 of 58045
No good Greg. A friend broker his leg is Sweden a few years back and i just hope you have comprehensive travel insurance.

Rest up
post #9964 of 58045
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

G'day guys,
A few exciting and a few frustrating updates for you all. Firstly my shipment of Pantherella socks has just landed. A FS thread will be going up this weekend once photo's are taken but here is a run down of what I have in stock -

Frustrations are the usual start up ones of waiting for designers and photographers to finish off work I'm waiting for and website revisions, which will prob now delay the site launch until late March or early April and also means I can't get the affiliate thread going either just yet, but it's all in the works.

All sounds very exciting. Look forward to seeing the site. Good luck!
post #9965 of 58045
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Hi guys.
Just to let you know, I am going to be scarce for a while. I broke my shoulder in a dog-sledding accident in Norway last month, and am up for about a month of rehab after an op to insert a plate and screws.
Apologies for going OT.
Cheers,
Greg

Among the coolest injuries I have ever heard of icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #9966 of 58045
^^ haha, that was my exact reaction smile.gif
post #9967 of 58045
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Hi guys.

Just to let you know, I am going to be scarce for a while. I broke my shoulder in a dog-sledding accident in Norway last month, and am up for about a month of rehab after an op to insert a plate and screws.

Apologies for going OT.

Cheers,

Greg

Hope you have a speedy recovery mate, that's a story for the grandkids.
post #9968 of 58045
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Hi guys.
Just to let you know, I am going to be scarce for a while. I broke my shoulder in a dog-sledding accident in Norway last month, and am up for about a month of rehab after an op to insert a plate and screws.
Apologies for going OT.
Cheers,
Greg


Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Greg!

 

By the way, were any of you Melbourne guys on the tram from the Docklands to the city up Collins Street at around 10:30 this morning? The guy was wearing a gray SB suit with narrow lapels, burgundy grenadine tie (looked like Kent Wang) and what looked to be black Weymouths (or some other wholecut with a medallion toe).
 

 

post #9969 of 58045
Did anyone check out the Paolo Albizzati wool ties at the HB's sale? Fkin lovely. At $49 I was sorely tempted...
post #9970 of 58045
What stopped you? $49 is loose change mate, even for a smalltimer like me.
post #9971 of 58045
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Did anyone check out the Paolo Albizzati wool ties at the HB's sale? Fkin lovely. At $49 I was sorely tempted...

didnt see them this time around but i bought one end of last season, unlined. think it cost me 69 but money well spent. all those albizatti ties are great quality and well priced. and the 8cm width is preferred to the 9cm width drakes ties they carry
post #9972 of 58045
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Hi guys.
Just to let you know, I am going to be scarce for a while. I broke my shoulder in a dog-sledding accident in Norway last month, and am up for about a month of rehab after an op to insert a plate and screws.
Apologies for going OT.
Cheers,
Greg

Sorry to hear about that Greg and a speedy recovery. I thought you told us you were going on a cruise of the fjords!
post #9973 of 58045
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Did anyone check out the Paolo Albizzati wool ties at the HB's sale? Fkin lovely. At $49 I was sorely tempted...

Sounds like a good deal - go for it.

I have been a knocker of HB in the past, based on their often outrageous mark-ups on regular stock. Of course, Harrolds and American Tailors (in Melbourne) are not any better. On sale, however, HB is often worth investigating - you might not find a bargain exactly (wool ties notwithstanding?) although the mark-ups are at least bearable, bearing in mind you are paying a premium for the convenience of inspecting / trying on the item in store. Moreover, you are supporting a local, long-established business which no doubt has high overheads (occupying prime retail space in both Melbourne and Sydney).

I sometimes think that Aussies on this forum (myself included) are a little too ready to snipe at places like HB. However, I would be genuinely sad and disappointed if HB et al closed their doors. Australia would be left even more of a sartorial wastland than it already is.

My $0.02
post #9974 of 58045
^^ Totally agree. As a place to browse/feel/immerse oneself in classic menswear, HB can't be beat. Goddamit I WILL buy that tie smile.gif
post #9975 of 58045
Suppose, hypothetically speaking, you were to visit the Henry Bucks sale and tried on a few Boglioli unstructured jackets that fitted you very well for Off the Rack and looked and felt very good, and though they were very nice and you were tempted you decided $800 or more was too much to spend on an jacket that was not MTM and that you did not necessarily need (or where not thinking about getting for a while).

Then, hypothetically speaking, you were just browsing online as you liked the jackets and wanted to know more, get peoples experiences of the brands and see more options and photographs. Then, hypothetically speaking, you might be tempted by the prices available, which were less than half price (including delivery) of the sale items in Henry Bucks (see links below).

http://www.kafka.co.uk/sale/Boglioli_0_413_0_de_c.html

http://www.kafka.co.uk/browse/Boglioli_0_413_0_de_c.html

http://www.flannelsfashion.com/designers/men/boglioli/boglioli-sale.aspx

http://www.flannelsfashion.com/designers/men/boglioli/boglioli-new-season.aspx

http://www.yoox.com/YOOX/BOGLIOLI/men/fall-winter/searchResult/ene_m/4294949433/ipp/40/gender/U/toll/A/tskay/4E228119/dept/men#pg=1&sort=0&ipp=200&ene_designer=4294949433&ene_macrodesigner_descr=&macromicro_yoox=&color=&waist=&wash=&silhouette=&Environment=&IdAuthor=&size=&spr_code=&textSearch=&last=ipp

http://www.yoox.com/searchresult.asp?tskay=4E228119&dept=men&gender=U&toll=P&ipp=40&pg=1&sort=0&ene_m=4294949433&ene_mm=&c=&color=&waist=&wash=&silhouette=&environment=&idAuthor=&tg=&price_range=&textsearch=#pg=1&sort=0&ipp=200&ene_designer=4294949433&ene_macrodesigner_descr=&macromicro_yoox=&color=&waist=&wash=&silhouette=&Environment=&IdAuthor=&size=&spr_code=&textSearch=&last=ipp

http://www.fransboonestore.com/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=boglioli

What then if you, "hypothetically speaking", bought one as your size was available and cheap (ish - based on what you have seen and read) - http://www.flannelsfashion.com/designers/men/boglioli/boglioli-sale/boglioli-sale-details/i/14144-b1 . Should you then feel guilty for using Henry Bucks as a "try on" service and not supporting Australian business or lament that you you are priced out by the Australian retailer. It kind of upsets me when one of the main reasons I started to think about a Boglioli jacket, or even buying a blazer now, instead say in 6 months when back in the UK, was that I saw it in Henry Bucks, but buying it for double the price just seems ridiculous. 10% price up maybe but not 50% (especially when that is literally hundreds of dollars - not small change, even in Prince of Paisley's book ).

Anyway, just in case anyone else, hypothetically, have visited Henry Bucks and had the same thoughts. Hope it turns out well and I am not hit by some sartorial karma.
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