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. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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  2. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    The verdict

    The final price? $150.
    Yeah, okay. Perhaps I should have come to Hoi An for my wedding clothes. My wallet would certainly be a lot fuller.
    Then again, it's hardly Savile Row.

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  3. crdb

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    Quote:Without getting into any discussion of how Huntsman today after multiple changes of ownership compares to 30 years ago, $150 for 3 MTM shirts with fused collars, unfinished-looking machine stitching and made of a cheap cotton (if not polyester) that will start pilling at the first machine wash is actually cheap-ish for the region. The going rate in Singapore is around $60-80. There's a market for these - when it's 35 degrees and 100% humidity, depending on the number of meetings and locations in a day you'll get changed 3-4 times and you don't really care what you are wearing anymore. The original article is clearly a submarine (http://paulgraham.com/submarine.html). The going rate for this is a few tens of thousands of dollars depending on the publication. Free if you have good contacts and know how to write interesting copy. Can't blame the publications, since the ones that refused to play this game have all gone out of business. There's a plethora of "web 2.0", "tech-fashion" businesses springing up in the region at the moment and going down that path, a couple of articles gives you a back story (here, association with Huntsman, anchoring, etc.) in case potential clients Google you and has become the default MO for a brand launch.
     


  4. LonerMatt

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    I think there are loads of cool casual shirting options.

    Pop overs are cool, and look good lots of the time.

    Shirts with grandpa collars are cool and look good lots of the time.

    Even weird kurta shirts are cool and look good lots of the time.

    Loose linen shirts are cool and look good lots of the time.

    Seer sucker shirts a la Camoshita are cool and look good lots of the time.

    Polos are so incredibly lame for a young bloke, and the only young people I see wearing them are (almost invariably) thoughtless dressers (which is totally fine, dressing isn't really that important) or prissy wankers who don't think the 'lower classes' should be admitted to tertiary education.
     
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  5. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Picked this up today in one of the whats happened to winter sales. 95% down perfect for early morning trips to the gym and better with an $80 markdown. Tried a couple of others but the length was too short the Lands End vest I have is perfect but the shipping charges are too absurd to make it worthwhile to acquire a new one.
     


  6. PDub

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    iSurg!

    This answer may be too late for you but you've given me a chance for a rare post. I have a pair of jeans, some tees and a jumper from Taylor Stitch. The jeans fit me really well and the denim is great. Finish is sloppy though and I probably could have sent them back as seconds - placement of buttons on the fly were clearly botched and then replaced. Oh, and a rivet fell off last night. They were on sale though and didn't cost much. Tees are made of cheap cotton that hasn't held up very well, but again, they are cheap tees.

    Was there anything specific you wanted to know?
     


  7. akclothpooper

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    Any of you guys had experience with Andrew McDonald's shoes? I'm interested in a derby in the style of something like a Guidi 992 and I'd prefer to try on and get fit adjusted here than bank on something like grailed or another auction site, granted I dress more loose or (I hate to use the term) minimalist vs. artisinal.
     


  8. LonerMatt

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    They are considered to be as good, if not better, than Guidi. Never heard a bad thing. A couple of blokes over in SWD have some.

    Many of his designs are really top notch and seemed to be copied/interpreted by other designers.
     


  9. herringbonePete

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    On a suburban train just outside rush hour... IGent blocking door by hanging his dry cleaning from rail near door.

    ID yourself !
     


  10. Foxhound

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    Reach up and unhook it for ultimate steeze.
     


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    Gents , I hope some of you had picked up some great deal. I ended up getting 4 shirts (2 separate orders). I like the fabric and fully fitted cut. All shipped and received this very interesting email from their CEO-

    Sub: A note about your recent order
    Dear xxxx

    Hello and Welcome to T.M. Lewin!

    Thank you for your recent order with us.

    Due to a technical error on our website we noticed that you managed to get an incredible deal on our beautifully fitted, London designed shirts.

    Normally we wouldn’t honour this sort of a discount as our shirts are of such amazing quality and value already! As you are a new customer however, and as we are so excited to have you on board, we’ve embraced your savvy opportunism and hope you will continue to shop with us, so we’ll allow it through. That’s how confident we are in our products and the fact that you’ll love your shirts.

    Make sure you also check out our beautifully tailored suits, our stylish casualwear, and our huge range of accessories.

    And don’t forget to visit one of our stores throughout Australia to get the best of British tailoring and menswear right on your doorstep.

    Thanks,
    Geoff Quinn
    CEO
     


  12. akclothpooper

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    Thanks @LonerMatt I'll defenitely go and have a look in store, found his RTW Derby's a bit too sleek/clean for what I was going for but having a quick google it seems he's made some really nice shoes and creative.
     


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    Hi! I'm looking to get a nice bespoke/MTM suit made and I hope to get some advice on where I can go. Ive taken a look around and Germanicos Gold Package (Bespoke) or Oscar Hunt (MTM) or Herringbone (MTM) seem attractive to me. I'm looking for someone who is good with proportion, and can pretty much make me look good, especially with such a thin figure. My aim is to look good without looking too noticeably thin.

    Now my budget is about <$2,500 and I'd ideally like a suit with:
    - Slight Peak Lapel
    - Solid Deep Blue Suit
    - 1 Vent, 2 Button
    - Closer? Waist fit?
    - Full canvas (ideally)

    I'm quite short and thin as well, 168cm, ~50kg so it's kinda difficult to go off the rack. Any recommendations? Thanks!

    I'm in Melbourne
     


  14. theowbert

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    I'm not from Melbourne, but I probably would drop Herringbone MTM as an option straight out, based on the high price, and probably lack of options. Lucky for you, there are quite a few places you may want to check including: Oscar Hunt (as you've already said), P Johnson, SuitShop, Trunk Tailors.

    People from Melbourne may have some others to add to that list, but your large budget opens up your options.
     


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    MD I wonder whether it was really sent by the CEO and not by one his PR/marketing plebs?
     


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