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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. nelsypants

    nelsypants Active Member

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    He's been charging me $5 for taps and $35 for Topy, but I've been bringing him a fair bit of business with my ever expanding shoe portfolio. Going rate is $45 for the Topy I believe. Turnover is pretty good, anywhere from 3-4 days to a week - depends on how busy they get.
     
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  2. nelsypants

    nelsypants Active Member

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    Any Melbourne get togethers in the pipeline? I've bought and sold a handful of things on SF but yet to meet anyone in the flesh.
     
  3. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Thanks Nelsy, about what I was expecting so all good.
     
  4. conqueror

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    my girlfriend wanted a topy applied to some weird feminine brogue things she has and the mister minit near us (suburban canberra) said it'd be $70. what a joke.
     
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  5. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Try Manuka Cobbler in Fyshwick. Does excellent work.
     
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  6. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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  7. Marbles

    Marbles Senior member

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    Thanks GF - my regular cobbler JP Shoe Repair on City Walk (corner of Akuna St) looks like it may be closed as the building is being redeveloped into apartments. A shame as he was a lovely old bloke and had what looked to be a goodyear welting machine in the corner gathering dust.
     
  8. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    Great chair. Colour me jealous. I have a Mirra, it's really great.


    +1 for Rekaris. Had about 6-7 shoes done there. $35 for topy, with a rough turn around time of a week. Stephen is really great.
     
  9. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    Can vouch for Rekaris too - they have been great for resoling and reheeling for me. Usually pretty quick and well priced too.

    I would be up for a Melbourne catch up in the new year if someone wants to organise (as long as that Garry Nelson guy is not invited - always makes the rest of us look bad).
     
  10. The Ernesto

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  11. sebastian mcfox

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    Best place in Sydney to have a suit cleaned and pressed (ideally a sponge and press)?

    I've given up on Canberra - the last place I went to, supposedly a 'boutique' dry cleaner specializing in wedding dresses and high-end garments, managed to chip 6 MoP buttons on a sports jacket, put a nice big crease right in the middle of each lapel, and caused substantial fraying in several places.
     
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  12. Marbles

    Marbles Senior member

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    Kingston Foreshore, by any chance? If so it's a shame to hear that as they've always done a good job on my stuff.
     
  13. Oli2012

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    Sat on one once it was heaven.

    It's currently at her dad's office so I'll have to pick it up after Xmas. Hopefully it's the right size.

    Given that my office chair at work is a POS I'll probably swap it for mine (that said, I'm looking to jump ship again).
     
  14. sebastian mcfox

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    Yup, Top Cat - just awful. They also permanently marked my gf's Burberry Trench with no apology or compensation.
     
  15. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Sounds like they have some sort of checklist.
     
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  16. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    RFA
    This is way below my usual punching division but..

    Any good stores in Melb that have a decent range of models of sneakers, mens & womens, like Vans & Superga?

    er um - asking for a friend who is too shy......
     
  17. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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  18. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Interesting I normally use Bells in Fyshwick did use Top Cat last year and they did a good job. Except they were insanely overpriced.

    On the way to the gym this morning I noticed this iGent wearing ultra loud bright orange and black sneakers. "Excuse me are they Converse?" "Yes"

    Indeed we do live in interesting times.
     
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  19. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    I bought one on sale when we moved abodes in July 15. Best investment and a tax write off at the time.
     
  20. Journeyman

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    We have Mirra chairs in the office where I'm currently working.

    They are fantastic, and an utterly colossal step up in seating comfort and quality from the old, bog-standard office chairs in my old office.

    I might be moving back to the old office in six months' time - I don't know if I'll be able to go back to using the old chairs. For one thing, my back might not stand it!
     

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