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

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  1. DartagnanRed

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    No they are held on by the old sharpies who, unfortunately sometimes squeeze into them for reunions.

    In addition most of the later Sharpies took delight in shrinking them in the washing machine and wearing them pilled and shrunk. As I've mentioned by that time the Sharpies had ceased being a "movement" interested in clothes and music and become mobs of young rodent like thugs aping skinheads and wearing shrunken jeans and shrunken cardigans and liking only certain music.
     
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    I reckon pricing on common services is a great idea for tailors/cobblers entries on the wiki.

    For instance as of 3 weeks ago getting a topy at Rekaris was $35, which is the cheapest in Melbourne CBD AFAIK.
     
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    Sadly a lot of the history is written by some of the ones who came later and enjoyed the violence. They have a limited context. If you read the forums, sadly, many are still in and out of prison.

    I'm not interested in the later stage at all - but the earlier stage and the clothes.
     
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    Do anyone know where I can find a reliable cobbler to topy some very expensive shoes in Melbourne? I'm tired of experimenting with random cobblers in the CBD and i'm still looking for a place where someone could put some decent topy without scratching the sides or the leather at times.

    I just sent a pair of Christian Louboutin Freddy Spikes to Mc Cloud on Queens St to be topy, not sure how it will turn out until I see the results. Did I do the right thing?

    My previous experience were Rekaris on Londsdale, Master Cobblers, M&E on Collins and Evans in Royal Arcade. I read a lot of feedback and recommendations on Rekaris, he is a nice guy, but I felt his workmanship is a bit rough at times and often there are matte marks around the heel which covers the original finish. I have experienced this with Master Cobblers as well, decent workmanship, but nothing excellent just like Rekaris. M&E does a good job, but I don't like the fact that they chuck all the customers shoes to one side of the shop as if they were a give away. My Cesare Paciotti shoes fell into one of their boxes with other customer's shoes while another pair was hanging on the rack, it doesn't give me much trust. And there is too many negative reviews on Evans these days and I do not plan to go back anymore.

    I'm looking for a place where someone is passionate about shoes, and doesn't do it just for profit on the mass scale. Do anyone know whether there is a cobbler business like this that exist in Melbourne? Let me know as I have more shoes waiting to be topy.
     
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    Strange while Sydney 'sharpies' did adopt the cardies they were more Levi wearing houns. In the Eastern Suburbs there were too prominent groups one the 'Paddo sharps' animal cuts, braces on the Levis and (you'll love this) shoes with out socks. Another mob was the 'Lapa sharps' Aboriginals who wore Levis, braces and white shoes. For live music well there was Chain, La De Da's and of course Thorpie.

    I remember them hanging around the front of the Green Elephant in Kensington picking fights on a Saturday night with Westies (everybody who wasn't a surfer) and Surfies.

    It wasn't until the late 70's in Sydney that skin heads took to wearing Docs as signature items. And that was all just about the enjoyment of violence.
     
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    Cobbler on Errol Street in North Melbourne does excellent work for me.

    However.

    If I had shoes the likes of Christian Louboutin or Cesare Paciotti, I wouldn't entrust them to anyone.
     
  9. Gerry Nelson

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    WIWFASTT - What I Wore For A Short Time Today

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    Suit - P Johnson Loro Piana Zealander
    Shirt - Borrelli
    Tie - Drakes
    Shoes - Florsheim Imperial Shell Longwings
     
  10. CHECKstar

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    Well Gerry, you certainty don't stuff around; first foray into MTM and you go the full on blogger blue!
     
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    ive got the same fabric i think its wonderful!
     
  13. CHECKstar

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    Lol, no! It's ballsy as! I'm now officially rethinking my next PJ order!
     
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    Nice! It would look awesome especially during spring/summer.
     
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    guncheck no less ;)
     
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    i want this fabric next
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    Hmm not sure if the lapels are big enough though
     
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    Oy vey that collar area Gerry.
     
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    I like but would prefer a more versatile overcheck, say blue or red.
     
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