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  1. mercury

    Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

    Sadly not anymore. I think Patrick Johnson used to stock, them but switched some years ago. I would just order direct from their website. If you subscribe to their newsletter you'll find out about their sales as well when they do have them.
  2. mercury

    Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

    No, I didn't meet with Dalcuore. Would like to see photos of the first round of fittings when they return, if any SF members did go. I've heard they do a good job, however as Sliq mentioned, would rather visit them in Italy for the full experience and more fittings. Actually had a trip to...
  3. mercury

    Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

    Sartoria Dalcuore did their first trunk show in Sydney and Melbourne towards the end of last year. Not sure when the next visit was planned, but imagine it's been delayed. Also Chiaia Napoli does trunk shows at TFC. Can't think of any Savile Row tailors that have come down under. Not a big...
  4. mercury

    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    I preferred the darker of the two as well, seems to be the general consensus. Who's making the coat? Even in person, some of the darker stuff seems to almost absorb light. Total lack of sheen, but I think that's partly what draws me to it. Give me texture, and prevent me from choosing flashy...
  5. mercury

    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    Has anyone bought any of the AIT cloths from Anglo Italian yet? Simon C has covered some: https://www.permanentstyle.com/2020/03/the-best-cloths-of-spring-summer-2020-featuring-anglo-italian.html I have looked through the swatches twice in the past few weeks - and am heading back tonight to...
  6. mercury

    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    @ZRH1 I was about to pull the trigger on that one! It stands out in a book with lots of great choices. Decided to go with the plainer navy though in the end. As it will be my first bespoke winter sport coat, I'll probably wear it twice a week this coming winter, so wanted maximum versatility...
  7. mercury

    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    Does anyone have experience with Standeven Glenesk? Specifically wondering about the durability, how hard wearing or delicate it is. 95% wool 5% cashmere ~11oz
  8. mercury

    The Great Navy Blazer Conundrum

    Planning 2x navy blazers: a) HFW mockleno 244 (half lined, mid-brown horn buttons) b) navy DB, (half lined, gold buttons) Live in a hot climate where a 9/10oz fresco is a year-round cloth. Are there any other forum favourite cloths I can try for the double breasted jacket?
  9. mercury

    The Styleforum x Archibald Sneaker GMTO

    Looks like I just missed the deadline :brick: Looking forward to seeing these in the wild!
  10. mercury

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    Ha, I actually am leaving Italy via Ryanair. First time flying with them (not many airlines fly to Armenia). Will check out the FAQs, thanks @ojaw !
  11. mercury

    Official Umbrella aficionados thread

    How do you aficionados bring umbrellas back home? Do you pick up a Maglia and put it in diagonally in your suitcase? Or get it shipped back home while you travel? Asking as I'm heading to Naples later this year, and deciding between taking my usual (smaller) suitcase, or a full size one just...
  12. mercury

    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    On the subject of jacketings, if I go with navy mockleno for a single breasted sc, what's the "go-to" for a DB blazer? Was thinking of trying H&S Crispaire or some other hopsack. Any recommendations?
  13. mercury

    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    Well that would have sold me as well. The dark MOP will look good. I'll probably stick with horn for this one, and get something more exciting for a DB blazer later down the line.
  14. mercury

    Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

    Out of curiosity, what tipped you over the edge? I'm about to order a jacket from the same Minnis ML. If I get one in a brown one later on, I will try it in the Finmeresco ML. Question now is what buttons to use...
  15. mercury

    Ettinger Opinions/ Experience (post pictures)

    This was gifted to me by a friend, and subjected to daily abuse on public transport. I could polish out the scuff marks, but I love it as is.
  16. mercury

    How do I take care of my first pair of good shoes

    First of all, if you wear them 5 days a week, they won't last as long as they should. You should at have at least two pairs so you can alternate them. This gives the shoes time to rest and moisture to evaporate in between wears. Also you should get a pair of wooden shoe trees for them (eg from...
  17. mercury

    Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

    ABC ran a story about the town of Clunes in Victoria. There's a bespoke shoemaker there, Duncan McHarg, who does everything by hand (not even a sewing machine for the stitching). Link to the segment for anyone interested: His Facebook page...
  18. mercury

    Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

    Just spoke to the owner of a Japanese restaurant. She said even she has to book 2 months in advance for the high end stuff, and that's with being friends with the owners etc. She said you can try Ren, which is owned by the same group as kagurazaka ishikawa. It will be easier to book, but still...
  19. mercury

    Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

    It's not unusual for high end places to be booked out well in advance, or even require a personal introduction before you are allowed to eat there e.g. Kyoaji in Tokyo. One of the few places in the world where they actually don't want your money. Try Matsukawa or Restaurant Den. Though two...
  20. mercury

    Ongoing Bespoke Projects

    Anyone had shirts made in Naples recently? Hoping to try one or more shirtmakers preferably around the 200-250 euro mark. Will any of the usual suspects fall in my budget? Piccolo, Lombardi, Fluido, Formosa etc. I don't need Riva fabric, but would like handmade buttonholes and shirred...

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