1. Hi, I'm the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.

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. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,313
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Where is the best place to buy Common Projects in Melbourne at less-than-extortionate prices?
     

  2. ovlov

    ovlov Senior Member

    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    116
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Is that a thing? In my searches last year i could find a single australia stockist that didn't charge at least 25% over US retail. I ended up getting mine online through sales at about $250-300ea where the same in aus would have been at least $550
     

  3. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,313
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    Melbourne
    I agree that prices here are ridiculous. I've checked out the online sales and most don't have my size. I'm also uncertain whether I am a 44 or a 45 in CPs.
     

  4. ovlov

    ovlov Senior Member

    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    116
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Location:
    Adelaide
    If it helps im a 10uk in EG 82 and Cleverly Thomas and a 44 in CP. When i tried the 1st 44 CP i ordered they were i bit too tight but they stretched out enough to be perfectly comfortable after a couple of wears.
     

  5. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,313
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    Melbourne
    That does help. My reference fit is a 10.5E in C&Js. Sounds like I'd need a 45.
     

  6. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,115
    Likes Received:
    11,431
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2013
    Location:
    Melbourne - Sydney - Shanghai
    Just pulled the trigger on a pair of EG Dovers in dark oak. Woo-hoo!
     

  7. FredAstaire1899

    FredAstaire1899 Senior Member

    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    81
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    From the information I received from Trimly, they certainly will be.

    I recently bought a pair of ebay trees. They were not cedar and the left heel was totally misshapen. I got a full refund.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019

  8. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,501
    Likes Received:
    4,170
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Location:
    Sydney
    Nowhere. As @fxh will confirm, guys like us are far too old and crochety to wear sneakers.

    At the risk of being pedantic, the correct i-Gent phrasing is “Just pulled the trigger on a pair of EG Dovers in doak”.
     

  9. mjba

    mjba Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    just tried to log on to Henry Carter only to find they are no longer around... (Looks like the thread was locked in '15, so perhaps i am slightly behind the times...)

    where do you guys buy ties <$150?
     

  10. mjba

    mjba Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    you know what, while i'm here, on Sydney MTM suits:

    my friends and i all get suits from PJ or suitshop. i am currently paying ~$1700 w extra pants from SS (i think PJ is slightly out of my price range..?), which is okay, but i can't help but think that the quality (cloth and cut) is pretty average - unlimited stitch ups for tears helps... my guy at SS, Tom, has also recently left.

    what do you guys think? is there a prevailing view on suits under $2k for younger guys in Syd? i would probably buy maybe 2 a year and know a number of other guys in the same situation. plz help
     

  11. mjba

    mjba Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    agree that this has been historically the case, but not sure if true anymore. have bought >5 pairs CPs on sale at End, TBS etc over the years at ~$300AUD, but it now seems that the OG models (eg achilles low) are now more difficult to come by as they've grown in popularity - usually the seasonal ones that i see on sale.

    must say that while CP are undeniably, IMO, the best standard mens sneaker, i haven't been able to bring myself to reup since they arrived at incu a couple of years ago - and now DJs!!!
     

  12. ovlov

    ovlov Senior Member

    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    116
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Pretty sure Samhober.com is still the go to place for sweet value for money ties. Though I prefer Vanda at just a tad over 150 though.

    PJ do free repairs? I never knew they offered that service. Ill have to chase them up about that. I've been mostly going with PJ and SS too for a while. I'm seeing Joe Ha at TFC in a few weeks to try out the Zing Chen line. I've heard promising things so far. MTM is 1950 so maybe close to your budget.
     

  13. mjba

    mjba Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    okay vanda is sick - thank you! also just found my boy PocketCircle on Grailed ha

    what is TFC? and who is Joe Ha? sorry, i'm not up w this... yes, would be happy to pay 2k if quality much better. how do you find PJ vs SS? PJ is about that price, ya?
     

  14. ovlov

    ovlov Senior Member

    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    116
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Hey if you haven't used Vanda before. flick me a pm. I can give you a referral link that nets us both a discount!

    TFC = The Finery Company . Joe is the founder. I understand he used to be a regular here many years ago. TChoy has been singing his praises for years but he has very little internet presence besides instagram and until recently their only offerings were from high end Korean and Italian bespoke maker with eye watering prices.

    PJ and SS have kind of blended together now. PJ sells 3 lines with the bottom 2 made in China like SS. I've only ever got one 'Roma' suit. The finishing was a little better and the cloth seemed much nicer than the starting range for the made i China lines, but I don't think it's worth the markup to me unless I really wanted something in a cloth that wasn't available or had a significant markup.
     

  15. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,313
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Anybody have any experience with Chatham Marine shoes? This looks like pretty good quality and looks for the price they are asking.
    heron-blue2_2048x.jpg
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy, and Terms and Conditions.