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

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  1. bearwithme

    bearwithme Member

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    Hey guys,

    Anyone here from Perth that can recommend a decent alterations tailor?
    I've crossed off everyone on my list and am struggling to find someone I can trust who won't give stupid advice (the last person i went to suggested buying a size up and taking in shoulders and chest when I went to have a jacket let out at the waist)
     
  2. bearwithme

    bearwithme Member

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    Hey,

    Relatively new to good shoes myself so take with a pinch of salt.
    There is a continuum of nourishment which goes something like
    Nourishing cream > cream polish > wax polish
    The continuum of shiny colour goes exactly the opposite way.
    In practice, i use a nourishing cream every couple of weeks and cream polishes because i don't need high gloss shoes. When i do, I chuck on a bit of wax polish. This works well for me in keeping them mantained but it does create problems if you're trying to patina since wax does a better job with that.
    A reasonable approach would be to nourish every couple of weeks and polish with wax.
    In terms of products, I personally use Saphir but they can be a bit pricy. However, people far more knowleadgable then me have looked into the ingredients and science-y things and there is a general consensus that it is better for the shoe. Given that I already blow so much for the shoe + trees, the additional cost of a good cream doesn't make a huge difference and I prefer not to gamble. But Kiwi is probably absolutely fine.

    tl;dr: If you're buying expensive shoes, why gamble with their care? Go along with the fora and maker recommendations (Saphir). but Kiwi is probably just fine in 99% of cases.




     
  3. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    You do need conditioner on your shoes but not every couple of weeks.
     
  4. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

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    Should not have gone to BnT.
     
  5. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    This is Boggi, I think, and I am afraid they no longer stock this. Boggi's prices during sales are quite reasonable, wont break the bank.
     
  6. Henry Carter

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    Attention all Canberra members, in conjunction with Braddon Tailors we are having a trunk show on the 24th July in their studio in the city. The entire range will be available to have a look at and purchase as will you have the opportunity to have a look through the many great books BT have on hand do dream up a future commission including Ariston, Dormueil, London Cloth Co., Acorn and about 10 others I can't think of right now. We'll even give you a scotch (wine and beer also available if that's not your thing). You can PM me or email jason@henrycarter.com.au to RSVP to the night.

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  7. suttonzach

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  8. ryanohare

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    Yeah for $300 you're hardly gonna lose any sleep if it's shite.

    MJ Bale are the new Oxford it seems; Hundreds of stores, spam emails every 17 seconds, and a never-ending sale.
     
  9. joiji

    joiji Well-Known Member

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    That is a very strange logo from Braddon Tailors.
     
  10. Osiris2012

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    Well even in exaggeration that's not a fair comparison as their lapels aren't that skinny yet! I don't think MJB is on the right track but unlike oxford their 2 for $1000 suits are quality and a good starting point for the price and their higher end suits when on sale *can* be good value but at full price are reductive when you have access to Suitshop or deerstyle etc.
     
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  11. fxh

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    How should my clothes fit?
    Its simple really
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    1. Collar fits snugly but not uncomfortably.
    2. Fits easily over back and chest allowing free use of the arms
    3. Sleeves fall to lower part of the wristbone.
    4. Rise should fit without looseness or constriction.
    5. Crotch must have slight ease.
    6. Seat must be an easy fit; no wrinkles below back waist.
    7. Waist must have 1/2 inch of ease.
    8. Waistband bottom is at top hipbone, + /- 1/2 inch
    9. Waist measure must be taken over shirt snug, not tight.
    10. Trousers crease must hang straight, not twisted. The trousers may have a slight break in the front
     
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  12. lachyzee

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    http://books.google.com.au/books?id..._ge_summary_r&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
     
  13. logiclusion

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  14. Diplomat

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    Thanks for the tip, Journeyman. I have just bought a suit off them.
     
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    tl;dr;
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  17. Foxhound

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    FWIW, Testo has been going around three different forums including here spamming his shit, then using posts from one site as arguments against posts from another.
     
  18. Oli2012

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    x2

    Obviously not everyone can pull off RTW, but high quality wool and half canvas construction for $500 makes them a good deal.
     
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  19. iSurg

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    Morning, all. Haven't contributed for a little while. Beautiful morning in Canberra.

    I suggest the Canberra guys meet up at the trunk show. I would very much like to handle the HC sozzi ties (and also meet up).

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    Have a great weekend!
     
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