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. ryanohare

    ryanohare Senior member

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    Folks - can anyone recommend a straight talking independent financial advisor in Melbourne?

    Much appreciated.
     
  2. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    Have been getting a lot of clothes and shoes out of the wardrobe to sell. As I was pulling a few pairs out that I need to polish and sell, I found my pair of Red Wing Postmans that were a touch too small for me. My old man was mentioning that he needed to go and get a new pair from Rivers or Aquilla, and I got him to try these on. They fit quite well, so I'm pleased to see them go to a good home and to see him finally in some better made shoes.

    Cleaned them up and gave them a small shine, quite pleased with how they turned out.
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  3. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Just post all problems here for advice from Internet strangers. Apart from suit scientists this thread is renowned for its foreign exchange experts, life coaches and stock market pros that give Warren Buffet nightmares.
     
  4. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Not to forget wine mavens, coffee snobs and legal eagles!
     
  5. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    And flanges.

    We know flanges.
     
  6. smeggett

    smeggett Senior member

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    Indeed it is - not sure how I overlooked that!

    Thanks for the feedback guys - I am a fan of the Filson 'look', so think I'll follow my instincts in that direction.
     
  7. smeggett

    smeggett Senior member

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    Yes, Michael was saying most stuff is sourced from NZ. One of the shirts I ended up with was a brand called Wayward Heir - nothing fancy, just a good solid cotton shirt which manages to work extremely well with my body type.
     
  8. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    You forgot the three wise MTM Tailors and the Doctors of Sartorialisn.
     
  9. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Any tailored clothing that comes out of NZ is most likely by the Rembrandt group.

    As you say, nothing fancy, but reliable clothing at a reasonable price. One of my first proper work suits was by Rembrandt, in a charcoal birdseye weave. The jacket was rather boxy, but it served me well for a few years.
     
  10. smeggett

    smeggett Senior member

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    That is indeed the group - I did look it up a few days ago, but it slipped my mind when typing out the post above. I haven't looked at in detail or tried any suits on, so can't really comment on them. But I'm happy with the shirt brand (I think they have a few) I got there.
     
  11. crappbag

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    I use mostly double tube but owner of coombs told me spring loaded (single and double) is not as good as screw because it can over-stretch the leather if the shoe tree isn't lasted.
     
  12. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Not a client but id give a +1 for Chris. Well known in the industry and q pretty client centric adviser.
     
  13. EdwMicInAus

    EdwMicInAus Active Member

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    I assure you that's not me. I met Chris recently and he's a great bloke. Very impressive experience.
     

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