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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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    +1

    You can see what most men think of shoes by the shoes they themselves wear. Square-toed, heavily stitched uppers, pointing upward, glued monstrosities.
     
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  2. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    Rhodes and beckett online sale is pretty ho hum. Magically between yesterday afternoon and when it went live last night so many sizes and some items just magically became out of stock. I don't know why but I suspect some of them will magically be back in stock once the extra 20% for members finishes ;p

    If anyones eyeing off some basic chinos or stuff countryroads mid season sale starts tonight.
     
  3. Superfudge

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    You know, there was a good Media Watch segment on Monday about Sophie. I hate her as much as the next bleeding-heart Liberal, but bear in mind, many right-wingers hated Julia Gillard just as much, and fo similar ideological reasons. If you replaced "Julia" with "Sophie" in all the invective from last year that was considered so offensive, what changes, other than your political orientation?
     
  4. TheWraith

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    Julia and Sophie are two very different people, though.
     
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    The only comment I got for my shoes is that how shiny they are.
     
  6. herringbonePete

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    Quote:I'm not bothered actually, and the only person that will take notice is my wife and she will be pleased to know I have not run down the coffers by several hundred dollars. It's just that, quite simply, I am ruining shoes by overwear. I just couldn't resist gushing, tongue in cheek. I am a bit of an old hand at this game in some ways, you guys are just freshening up my outlook which was sort of set in my 20s - and arguably has not moved on much.
     
  7. Chich

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    hey guys,

    curious on what tailors everyone here uses and whether they could make any recommendations for one where I can get either a MTM or bespoke suit from? Happy to use a traveling tailor, however I don't exactly plan to be going overseas anytime in the near future, so either local or traveling would be best.

    Cheers
     
  8. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    My local tailor is Zink & Sons in Sydney, but I also get MTM from Shanghai C&G Fashion. I can recommend both, depending on what price you're able to pay.
     
  9. The Ernesto

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    People may not notice one thing on one day, but over time they do.

    Keep up the good fight.
     
  10. couldnthaveknow

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    Hmmm my 2 cents as a noob, but I think for the most part only people in the know would comment, 2 reasons

    First, generic compliments like "nice shirt" or "cool shoes" are more common, but could be due to the shirt's colour as opposed to something more specific like collar roll or a nicely polished pair of cordovans... I'm not sure this counts as the compliment that most people who really dress well, deserve - perhaps it is a little elementary

    Second... I'm not sure if this is directly translatable but as a watch collector ('watch snob'?), I'd only comment on someone who is in the know. For example, yesterday I met someone who was wearing a $12k watch. His watch was worthy of a comment, it was a relatively uncommon jaeger, but from my (unfair and unjust) guestimate based on the rest of his attire, I surmised the response would not reveal an impressive depth of knowledge... so I decided to spare the exchange altogether. For me, it is the same... I don't want to ask "They're EGs arent they?" and be met with a blank stare like (o_o)

    Last thing I will say tho - is - some people (like me) have real trouble with nice shoes... some have the unfortunate condition of being born with five (5) toes on each foot, which makes finding a comfortable pair of shoes extremely difficult. Oh right, the condition is not the number of toes but rather the fact they're hammer toes so rub painfully against everything except hush puppies.

    You know, what they say about karma, ITS TRUE...
     
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  11. Chich

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    Thanks for your reply mate. I'm down in Melbourne so unfortunately your local tailor isn't of much use to me. Searching Shanghai C&G Fashion, several really random directory sites all come up advertising the business, however I'm unable to the businesses actual site. Would you have either a link or contact details available? Cheers

    ...does anyone have any other recommendations?

    Thanks
     
  12. TheWraith

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    There are plenty of good tailors in Melbourne. You're spoiled for choice, really. Look around, visit them and speak with them, see what you think.

    Shanghai C&G don't have a website per se, but you can use this one to contact Amy Yang and discuss what you want:

    http://bespokesuit.en.ec21.com/
     
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    ^ +1 excellent suggestion there.
     
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    Thanks for Amy's contact details, I'll have to contact her. I currently already have a decent traveling tailor as I'm yet to find a tailor in Melbourne with the same price for quality...however, of course one is always in the pursuit of the ultimate tailor ;)


    Wow, very good and informative read. Thank you for the link.


    ...also happy to take more recommendations for good quality / fair priced tailors either local or traveling.

    Cheers
     
  16. TheWraith

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    Send Amy an email. I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised by what they offer (great pricing on tailoring with English wool, real horn buttons, full floating canvas, Bemberg lining etc.).
     
  17. Chich

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    Just sent Amy a rather lengthy email, definitely interested to see she/they can produce...any chance you may have a photo of some of their wares floating around on the internet?
     
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    MAybe I missed the post but amazing you asked for MTM advice and no-one has mentioned PJohnson or Suit Shop. Both available in Melbourne. PJ is a bit pricey but I can personally attest to the great quality and service of Suit Shop. Pm Romp on here and he can give you more info an tee up an appointment.
     
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    Pretty similar to the type of comments I get from work colleagues. Usually in a sneering, accusing tone too.

    Mostly from fuckwits who take pride in some scuffed, long-laced, used-to-come-in-black, feet abortions. Which ironically they paid $199 for in Aquila, cos they "don't buy cheap shoes you know".

    /rant over
     
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    A colleague just picked up his Suit Shop suit this morning. He loves it.
     
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