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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. crappbag

    crappbag Senior member

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  2. sebastian mcfox

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    Nope, gave up and chose something else. I think that tie will be on B&S by the end of the week.
     
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  3. California Dreamer

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  4. Nolvadex

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    Was an hour line at 11 this morning but the ramen was amazing. Probably the best pork I've had. So soft and so much flavour.

    There was also a cool owl cafe on the 6th floor of the same building.
     
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  5. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    You waited one hour?? Crikey...but glad you enjoyed it.

    If you have time, chirashi at Tsukiji fish markets. Find the shop with the long queue on the outer edge of the market facing the street. You will see customers eating ramen standing up at the shops next to it.

    Lastly, lunch at Joel Roebuchon at Roppongi.
     
  6. apropos

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    Go to Nakajima in Shinjuku for a really excellent lunch. Get there 20min before opening and you should be in the first sitting. One michelin star, if that sort of thing matters to you. They also do an expensive kaiseki which requires reservations.
     
  7. Nolvadex

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    I remember Joel Robuchon was mentioned on here a couple years ago so I looked into Joel Robuchon in Ebisu but I couldn't go because of the dress code. Looks like Roppongi is more casual. I'll see if I can book it for lunch tomorrow or Monday.

    I plan on hitting up Yoyogi/Meji shrine tomorrow. Hopefully it's as interesting as friends say.
     
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  8. Nolvadex

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    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll see if I can get there before I leave Tokyo
     
  9. Journeyman

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    Have a look at Andy Hayler's blog for some good, upmarket dining recommendations in Tokyo - you can filter by country and city.

    http://www.andyhayler.com/

    If you're interested, I can send you a Word file with some thoughts on Japan that I've compiled over the years.

    I really like Meiji Jingu and it's possible to walk from Meiji Jingu, through the woodland and parkland surrounding it and then along suburban streets to Shinjuku. I haven't done it for some years, but I remember it being a really nice walk and did it (from memory) in an hour or so.
     
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  10. Nolvadex

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    The word file sounds awesome. Walked around Meji jingu and Yoyogi park this morning. Felt very peaceful stepping away from the hustle of the neighbouring areas.

    Spent my arvo and night exploring Daikanyama and Naka-Meguro which is 1 stop away from Shibuya. Very hipster/ artsy and lots of rich people. It would be like West end in Brisbane but so much better. There were stores specialising in Japanese indigo dyed clothing and heaps of expensive boutique stores. There was a 2nd hand store selling heavy duty ex-army bomber jackets for 500,000Yen! I also had 1000yen Mocha coffee from Yemen and it was amazing, nothing like I've drank before. Expensive but well worth a try.
     
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  11. BananaKing

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    Brisbane members,

    Are there any places you'd trust to do alterations to amend a behind-the-collar roll? Seems like such an alteration is not easy so is it even worth doing on a relatively cheap suit?

    Actually any places you'd trust to do more basic alterations for that matter (waist suppression, sleeve lengths)
     
  12. Journeyman

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    I'll see if I can shoot it to you via PM today.


    Fixing a horizontal crease behind the collar usually isn't that difficult, as far as I know. It's a matter of detaching the back of the collar, moving up the excess fabric and then stitching the collar back down again.

    I'll have a think about it, but you'd probably be fine taking it to what used to be Ashley & Schreder. Bob Schreder retired late last year and I can't remember what it's called now, but the lady who was in charge of his workroom took over the firm so the standard is the same. They're probably actually better organised than they used to be, given that Bob used to always write everything down on little scraps of paper!
     
  13. Osiris2012

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    I'd probably defer to JMs recommendation but if you want an old school tailor, Frank down in new stead did plenty of work for me (including the collar roll) when I was living in brisvegas
     
  14. The False Prophet

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    Long time no post: the last few months of last year were a nightmare and I've been without internet for a month.

    The reason for the latter being, I've recently moved to Melbourne to take up a new job :slayer:

    I'm sorted for shops/restaurants/cafes/bars, but would love some recommendations on the following:

    1. An alterations tailor;
    2. A cobbler;
    3. A dry cleaner.

    Price no real object for any of these - would rather spend more than mess it up.

    Any recommendations on a place to get my hair cut in town or inner north also greatly appreciated, but probably more price sensitive there!

    Finally, would be very keen to meet some local members at the next meet up, or really any time. I'm working in 101 Collins St, for reference...
     
  15. Osiris2012

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    Grats mate, hope you're enjoying the new job and city.

    1. Katrina's Tailors down flinders lane has been good to me. There's more common ones recommended im sure the others guys will mention.
    2. I asked about this a couple of months back and the resounding answer was Rekaris on Russel St. Been there a couple of times now and +1 to the rec for it..
     
  16. Foxhound

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    1. Sam.
    10 Guest Lane
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    (03) 9642-7442

    Don't go to Katrina's.



    2. Rekaris

    3. I know Sam's son runs a dry cleaning busisness whom Sam sends his things too. Can't comment though. If Sam is anything to go by, then he'll do good work.
     
  17. Styleternity

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    IIRC, Bob's premises was located on the mezzanine of what is now the revamped NEXT Hotel on Lennons (in Brisbane's CBD).

    He did good work slimming down a Turnbull & Asser poplin I bought in one of the initial MR PORTER seasonal sales. Bit of a character, and not exactly as stickler for managing order flow. Still, glad to see his team lives on in some capacity.

    @BananaKing - you could also try Tess' Fashions above the Country Road flagship. They still do a lot of the alts for the usual high street suspects in Brisbane including MJB & Herringbone (is that still around, given that it's now officially in administration?)
     
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  18. Journeyman

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    When Lennon's was renovated and became the NEXT Hotel, Bob moved to level 4 of the T&G building on the corner of Queen and Albert Streets, opposite Hungry Jacks (the building with the laneway/arcade underneath containing Vapiano, Harajuku Gyoza, Little Singapore etc).

    Tess tends to be overpriced unless you can access their corporate rate and they're not always reliable in terms of the time that they take, either (at least, in my experience).

    @Styleternity - Herringbone inexplicably shut its Queens Plaza store some time back, even though it was apparently their best-performing store in Australia. Apparently, the intention was to open a store next to or near the Rhodes & Beckett store down on Edward St (because, clearly, the two brands hadn't been made similar enough already!) but the new store never opened. I think that there's a Herringbone concession in Myer in the city but I haven't been to the Myer menswear department for some years.
     
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  19. Terminator

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    Late to the party on the fragrance topic, but agree 100% with JM on Tobacco Vanille being too sickly sweet. I personally much prefer Tobacco Oud...
     
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  20. Geoffrey Firmin

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    A summer of cricket is over. Praise the gods the Rugby is back.

    Sneakers, canvas or leather. Brands, suggestions? After navy.
     
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