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

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  1. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    Nice ties Wurg, different seeing tie pics from you instead of shoes :)

    I recently got my first Sam Hober as well (thanks to a recommendation from Spandexter), interesting experience customising a tie. Happy with their customer service, delivery and the end result but was good to see that despite being off the rack as such, HC ties are right up there with it in terms of quality and detail.
     
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    Nah, musician. Although I have been known to make my keys vanish for hours on end. Very inconvenient.
     
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  4. Pink Socks

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    Nothing seems to be left in stock online in CPs or MMMs. At those prices no wonder.
     
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    This just seems silly, how can you expect customers to buy at full price of $500 if they know that you're going to discount down to $130 later on?

    Surely that is below cost price for these guys?
     
  6. stormin1

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    I think its a reasonable indication of how well the store is going selling stock at full price
     
  7. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    I went to Grasshopper bar a few weeks back and kept wondering why there were all these asians dressed in matrix coats and white hi-tops smoking cigarettes down the alley. After further investigation, I'd found the entrance to Sneakerboy!

    Explained to friends that if they ever wanted to buy lizard skin sneakers for $2000+, that this was where they wanted to go, which led to "how do you know this" questions and further confirmed to everyone that I am a wanker.
     
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  8. freedblackslave

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    Ruzzi, I might be interested as I think I have a Navy grossa swatch at home. I'll get back to you tonight.

    I have a question about slimming casual chino pants down. I have been told that the alteration is expensive and won't last. I would think slimming the legs is similar to tapering, which I think is quite common. Could anyone enlighten me as to whether there would be any major differences in the alterations? I understand it'd be more expensive, but I am unsure about the durability angle.
     
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    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Edit: You can filter by size to see what is available.
    Nothing for me - which is good news really.
     
  10. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of a source of this style of cedar pant hanger in Aus? Luxire has almost completely taken up the "lifetime supply" I purchased a few years ago

    [​IMG]
     
  11. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Amazing what $14 will buy you on Amazon... my closet will never see a moth again...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. The Ernesto

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    Sounds like utter twaddle to me.
     
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  13. iSurg

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    Lachyzee, can you post the URL? Need some cedar love as well. Apologies if you done so before...
     
  14. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DEF8KCI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    [​IMG]

    CedarFresh by Household Essentials products are manufactured by Allen Edmonds/Woodlore for Amazon, I believe. Same thing, cheaper price. And cheap Amazon shipping. I also picked this up:

    http://www.amazon.com/CedarFresh-Ce...F8&qid=1406598505&sr=8-30&keywords=cedarfresh

    They won't ship you cedar refreshing spray, but you can buy it cheaply at Howard's storage world

    http://www.hsw.com.au/?product=&search=cedar&x=-793&y=-28&op=search_products
     
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  15. iSurg

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    How was the scent out of the box? A few reviewers had mixed comments...
     
  16. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    It smells strongly of cedar.
     
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  18. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    If the smell fades over time sand the wood back a bit with some fine grit sandpaper and that will bring it back.
     
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    Hi Freedblack slave
    unless you are big in the thigh, that could be the only area of concern.
    Wearing out the fork, quite common with off the peg big thigh men. Largely the dress is no longer cut in the trouser so this can add to this problem of lack of room here.
    To taper a trouser properly it should largely come from the outside. If taken from the inside as is often done then then trousers are best used for a tumbleweed town as you dismount your horse. I see this a lot online and around town of trousers tapered from the inside.
    The trouser catches on thre inside a few points down the legs. Easy to spot and common. The wearer will always look bow legged.
    A trouser should be balanced to the way you stand. To do it from the inside....Stand with your legs apart and see how far apart you have to stand for the trouser to drape well on the inside.
    I am all for altering chino's off the peg. They are so uneconomical for a tailor to make one pair. I turn away this sort of business a lot. The cloth is not expensive and seems like diminishing returns to put that effort in.
    The people selling the trouser may have looked at you and decided that if they taper the trousers to the extent you fashionistas want that they may not be able to stand by a reasonable warranty. If you are going to get it done then do it largely from the outside.
    Hope this of help gotta go.... bloody customer!
    Brendon
     
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