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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Ransyn

    Ransyn Active Member

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    thats still the case, still deffinately cheaper if you buy from pediwear or herring. I used DJ to get my size for some loake1880 and bought em online though now theres a export ban on loakes to australia so i had to find someone who would send to down here.
     


  2. Contango

    Contango Senior member

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    I genuinely wonder whether Loake will maintain anywhere near the level of sales from their Australian distributor than they would've made through o/s online retailers. Everyone I know who's worn Loake has bought from overseas, but I doubt any of us would buy locally at such inflated prices. I'd rather buy C&J or Carmina.
     


  3. crdb

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    I actually sort of have the answer for that generally. In 2011 [1], CBA analyzed the bank accounts of over 1 million of their customers and calculated that a full 75% of e-commerce revenue was cross-border (i.e. inbound from abroad). The figure has apparently increased although no other study with such a large sample has been done.

    Having worked for a few fashion companies in APAC, I can assure you Asos terrifies them; and I heard from someone at Asos that Australia was one of their biggest and most profitable markets despite not having local staff beyond a handful of people to troubleshoot any issues with inbound shipping.

    The question is why brands felt it necessary to set MSRP a full 50% higher in Australia. I guess the extra profit for the 25% who buy locally makes it more worthwhile than higher volume at smaller margins.

    [1] http://globalmarketsresearch.commba...e5cad/Onlineretaildata-28-Jul-2011-0008-1.pdf
     


  4. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I remember that report - will have to dig my notes out on it. It was done with the ABS IIRC who calculated about $11b (again, IIRC) worth of online imports, which is chicken feed in the scheme of our total trade. What's hardly ever mentioned in this debate is the e-commerce from Australia to overseas, and it is significant.

    As for ASOS apparently a 747 load of their stuff lands in Australia every day.
     
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  5. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    I liked my Alpha Industries M65.
     


  6. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Was it alpha as fuck?
     


  7. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Yeah cuz.
     


  8. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    "liked"? did it die? did you replace it?
     


  9. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Oli had to get rid of it because it was green, rather than black or grey, so it didn't go with the rest of his wardrobe. [​IMG]
     


  10. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Thanks for sharing. Really love the ps m65. at Aspesi - but the back length is quite short at 28.35". And won't cover a suit jacket. Do you mind me asking the back length and did you size up?
     
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  11. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    How is the sizing like? I believe the fabric is mix of cotton and ploy - this really bothers me.
     


  12. iSurg

    iSurg Senior member

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    Has anyone purchased from Taylor Stitch before? Experience and thoughts?
     


  13. crappbag

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    Mine is a Small with a BoC back length of 29.5" so it definitely covers my suits. They run kinda large as well so a Small wears like a size 38 or even a bit larger than that.

    The sleeves are also quite long and I need to cuff them so they sit right. Uncuffed from top of shoulder mine measures 27"
     


  14. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Paul smith one is awesome, can't see it anywhere online though.

    Tried a liddeddale on in David Jones yesterday, not really a fan.
     


  15. md2010

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    Ps website shows a SS version in sand colour, unlined. Liddesdale has quickly became my favourite jacket to wear over suit. Maybe try again over a suit. :)
     


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