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

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  1. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Well-Known Member

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    They are all ugly and I wouldn't want to be wearing any of them.

    Seriously atrocious 70s levels of gaudy there.
     
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  2. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    x2. total real estate agent material there.
     
  3. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    For 1k, i know of at least two places in HK where you can get full bespoke with quality cloth such as Holland and Sherry, Dormeuil, etc. with full handwork from a variety of old masters, each of whom specialises in pants and jackets. For the South Bund crap, 500RMB is already over twice the going price. You've been had, twice.

    Just to clarify, all i am trying to say is that 1k Aud is a lot of coin for Chinese made with Chinese cloth.
     
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  4. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    OK, so adding five 2000rmb return air fares SH-HK (for the five fittings), that's 10,000rmb and five full days of my time added to 6000rmb for the HK bespoke piece. It would want to be good.

    Or I could go to WW Chan and pay 9,000-11,000rmb, and it would still be a crapshoot.

    250rmb at the South Bund wouldn't even buy enough bad material for a bad suit.

    Next our resident Old China Hand is going to tell all about how he used to pull three different birds a week on Maoming Lu.
     
  5. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    There is no need to be condescending when i am just trying to make a comparison.

    If you wish to factor in time and airfares, then why post in the Aus members thread?

    Pay what you like, no one really gives a flying fuck.
     
  6. Journeyman

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    As others have said, those ties are all pretty awful, to be frank.

    Is there any chance that your aunt could pick you up a nice, conservative silk print tie instead of one of those satiny, striped monstrosities?



    I don't really know anything about having a bespoke suit made in mainland China, but I tend to agree with Petepan - $1000 does sound like a lot.

    Also, whilst I really that this is entirely personal choice, if you're going to the trouble of having a bespoke suit made, do you really want it to be a suit in a pinkish silk-blend fabric? After all, how much wear do you really anticipate you'll get out of it?

    I realise that getting something made up for you gives you the opportunity to get something that you can't find off-the-rack, but it also pays to consider just how much wear you'll get out of it. There's not much point in paying $1k for a bespoke suit if you're only going to wear it a few times a year.
     
  7. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    You going with Amy, Cox?
     
  8. Coxsackie

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    Agreed. Let's leave it at that.
     
  9. Coxsackie

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    It's a very good point. This suit is for a special occasion. Outside of that, I will probably wear the upper half as an odd jacket from time to time. Possibly ditto for the pants.

    This project is also a kind of trial run for the tailor's skills. If it goes well, I will continue to use him. I don't think A$1K is too much for bespoke, regardless of where the tailor is based, as long as the outcome is successful.

    I do appreciate the feedback, also from Pete, even if I don't agree with some of the specifics in his post.
     
  10. Petepan

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    Glad we are back on the right track. Look forward to the outcome and pics. If it works out, 1k will be well spent, and possibility of bringing your own cloth for CMT in the future.

    PS three chicks per week was possible in younger days, specifically in Perth during summer, back in the days when the USD/aUD rate was 0.50. Happy days.
     
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  11. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    You only get to ride this merry go round once so if a pinkish bespoke suit is going to increase your enjoyment along the ride I say go for it. At least that's what I tell myself when I want to buy something that makes no financial sense. speaking of which back to carsales...
     
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  13. TehBunny

    TehBunny Well-Known Member

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    I remember a few pages ago we where discussing what a manly colour pink is, enjoy Cox!
     
  14. md2010

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    Coxsackr and petepan no need to argue over a bloody suit.
    That pink fabric is boss. Gatsby style. :fonz:
     
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  15. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Go the Chickens one of the best GF's in years. Been sluming in Bondi the last couple of days so will digest and respond to the colour theory discussion, only recently learnt the dogs and certain monkeys only see in b&w.

    Michael Sy for what it's worth my vote us for tie number 3.
     
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  16. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if Emma Alberici is single?

    total fox.
     
  17. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    We is dun arguin and is bestest m8tes now.
     
  18. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Well-Known Member

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    My condolences to my fellow Sea Eagles supporters....
     
  19. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Guys serious business here,

    Do i want a full or half length stapler?
     
  20. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    If you have ever seen the film "Office Space", then you will know that there is only one choice - Swingline.
     
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