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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    Let's face it, most of the shops, all over the world, that sell el-cheapo garments use similar such factories. As PoP says, it's cheap for a reason.
     
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    Just came across these RMWs, one is suede and the other is leather. Anyone spied them in person? I'm somewhat impressed...

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  3. nabilmust

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    Didn't catch that Four Courners feature, unfortunately. I'll try and see if I can source it somehow.


    update: found it. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/06/25/3785918.htm
     
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  4. 9995atar

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    Hey guys I've been lurking here for a while, I was going to get a shirt from MJ Bale with a few of my mates for my year 12 formal, but they were all out of stock for what I need. Is there anywhere else in Melbourne that I can get a reasonably priced plain white poplin or pinpoint spread collar shirt before next friday? Azzaro had Antichi Telai shirts for $130 last time, is that worth it?
     
  5. JimmyHoffa

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  6. Stebbin

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    Why not try TM Lewin? They got a few slim fit spread collars going with their multibuy packages.
     
  7. Halifax

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    SFer's brace yourselves for a series of convoluted questions...

    As I'll be traveling to Bangkok at the end of the year, I'm planning to test out several tailors by getting sample dress shirts made. I have a fair picture of construction in mind (except regarding darts - appropriate on a dinner shirt?) but I've never really dealt with raw fabrics before. Looking at the Egyptian cotton fabrics, is it sufficient to only consider the yarn count, thread count and ply (warp x weft)?

    On the thread count, what is the standard approach of specification? Threads per inch squared plus the weave type or thread per inch in warp and in weft (hence specifying the weave)?

    Has anyone found Giza cotton by the length on Sampeng lane or should I just let the tailor charge me for the fabric? What about cotton silk blends?

    If the information is summed up neatly with a simple link, please feel free to contribute to my edification.

    PS How low does the Giza yarn count get to (100's)?
     
  8. Dr P00b

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    I have those suede boots, think the colour is called coffee. They are really nice.
     
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  9. Halifax

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    JM,

    Is George still at Richards & Richards or do you use another tailor at this time?

    Cheers
     
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    How much are RMW Comfort Craftsman these days? I assume being in Australia helps bring the price down but the last time I went to the Melbourne Central store it was over $400 [​IMG]
     
  11. Morgan Woods

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    I'm somewhat surprised they wouldn't have said, "why don't we take your measurements and check our Sydney store for availability and courier it down to you at no charge" especially if there's a few of you interested and you're just starting your formal wear careers. Would be a good way to get a few lifelong customers.
     
  12. sliq

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    typical retail shop. if you don't look like a million bucks, don't expect great retail service.
     
  13. TheWraith

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    It's funny how you find that all over.
     
  14. Journeyman

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    HP Halifax,

    George is still at R&R, but unfortunately I don't think that he's taking any outside work at the moment and that he is only doing alterations on clothing purchased at Richards & Richards.

    For reasonably simple stuff, I've used TESS Alterations, which is above Country Road in the Mall.

    For more complex work, I've used Tony at Regent Tailors, which is upstairs at 141 Queen St, the building on the corner of Albert and Queen Streets, over from Hungry Jacks on the Mall. He's very experienced and very good.
     
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    JM,

    Much appreciated. By the by, after busting my knee I haven't hear from Rene - does he typically take a week or so to reply?

    Cheers
     
  16. Journeyman

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    Rene is usually very prompt in responding to enquiries but I happen to know that he's busy moving house at present, so he's been rather preoccupied!

    I think that he's hoping that everything will be settled by the end of this weekend and so hopefully he will be in touch early next week.
     
  17. jmills

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    Yeah they're $425 now from retail shops (and I think you can order from RMW online now), but some places like nungar.com.au have them substantially cheaper (that's not a recommendation - I haven't used them, just saying FWIW).
     
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  18. thebrownman

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    Does anyone here have a significant other or friend/coworker, etc. that's bought from the Carmina women's range.

    My girlfriend likes the look of their chelsea boots, but is wondering about how their different lasts fit.

    I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE THE DAY WHERE SHE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT SHOE LASTS.
     
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  19. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

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    #foreveralone
     
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  20. California Dreamer

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    Yes, it's from a classic Radiohead song:

    "When I am king you will be first against the wall
    With your opinion which is of no consequence at all."
     
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