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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. eightace

    eightace Senior Member

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    I recently had flush metal toe taps put on my lovely Vass shoes by Baxter & Black in Newtown.

    I couldn't be happier. They really took care of my shoes, which was my main concern. They even touched up the sole edging.

    Splendid work.

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  2. npvpositive

    npvpositive Well-Known Member

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    I had an old but much-loved pair of Alden boots completely re-soled, corked, re-heeled by Baxter & Black. They do sensational work, though you have to accept that it doesn't come cheap . . . a rebuild costs more than most punters pay for a pair of shoes!
     
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    fxh Distinguished Member

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    What dates you travelling? Can’t write now but may have time later.
     

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    losrockets Distinguished Member

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    @fxh it's nov 8 to 18. Appreciate your input!
     

  6. The Ernesto

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    Mind your way with fxh. He's led many astray.
     

  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Hopefully the Royal Commission should reveal the truth.
     

  8. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Distinguished Member

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    There's plenty to see and do near Melbourne. I'd recommend that you rent a car and hit the Dandenong Ranges - only an hour away. Gorgeous Australian forest scenery, some good tourist spots like the William Ricketts Sanctuary, the National Rhododendron Gardens, and beautiful drives.

    You could alternatively drive down to the Mornington Peninsula - rolling hills, ocean views, swimming, many boutique wineries. Drop in for lunch at Ten Minutes By Tractor which I've heard has some of the best food in Australia.

    Or you could drive the Maroondah Highway over the Black Spur to Narbethong, then double back to Warburton via the Acheron Way (mostly unsealed road, but an easy drive), finishing with a drive up to the top of Mount Donna Buang.

    It's all good.
     

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    Ten Minutes by Tractor also makes some of the best Pinot Noir in the country.
     

  10. RobertM_

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    About to fly to Melbourne - need to pick up a white shirt for a wedding tomorrow at short notice when I arrive. Budget $100 - $200. Recommendations?

    Preferably slim fit cutaway collar non-iron, but I could be convinced otherwise.
     
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  11. The Ernesto

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    TM Lewin in Myer or their store in Collins St.
    Henry Bucks has a house brand shirt for less than $200.
    MJ Bale at Emporium, St Collins Place and few other locations.
     

  12. California Dreamer

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    Might also try Brooks Brothers at Emporium.
     

  13. ryanohare

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    I think PJohnson's RTW shirts are in the $200 range, and they have a city store too.
     

  14. RobertM_

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    Thanks guys, I ended up grabbing a few from MJ Bale.

    Edit: and, as it turns out a suit from Henry Bucks EOS sale at a decent clip off
     
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    Can someone recommend an invisible mending place in Sydney that won’t break the bank? I went to La Couterier in the dymocks building for a quote. They wanted a kings ransom.
     

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