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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. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Men's Biz Sydney is having an event on the 28 April to launch the Tauer fragrence collection 6-8pm.
     
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  2. benf

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    Thanks for the share.
     
  3. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    Nathan Baxter is the real deal. He's a trained cordwainer. Refurbished a couple of my C&Js, and even does St Crispins as well. Highly recommended.
     
  4. cemi1988

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    Just bought a mid level grey market diver and was looking for recommendations in the Melbourne cbd for someone to fit the bracelet at a reasonable price.

    I'm aware I could do it myself but I don't have the tools and would prefer someone else do it.

    Few places seem to have polarised reviews - ekselman for example.
     
  5. iSurg

    iSurg Senior member

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    Thewatchgallery on little collins. That's where I changed straps. It may have been 10 clams....
     
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  6. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Prior handing over to the store show them that its brand new and you expect them not to scratch. My experience AD they are bunch of idiots and both watches of Switzerland and bloody Gregory jewellers scratched the hell out some of my watches. I now change straps and bracelets and do much better job. Just be careful. It takes less than 5 minutes to do a chance carefully.
     
  7. md2010

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    On a another note received my belstaff roadmaster today. First impression - the quality is there. Attention to details are great- even stitching throughout, no loose threads. Zipper and snap buttons are quality items and build to last. Lining is a durable but very soft to touch. Made in Romania. But under very strict quality control. Fit is as I expected. I ordered a it36 and can fit a suit jacket underneath easily. I am sure I can also fit a sweater under the suit. Mr porter packed it nicely and included a suit bag to protect my other clothing from wax marks. They also thrown in a plain white pocket square as my first order from them.
    Is it worth the $850+ price tag? No.
    What are the alternatives? Barbour
    Belstaff vs Barbour quality? Belstaff wins simply. Starting from the quality of the waxed cotton, attention to details, lining, fittings and so on. But it will be unfair to compare them due to the cost difference.
    Should you get one ? If you love the design and can justify spending the money absolutely.
    I will post some fit pictures when I get a chance.
     
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  8. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Thanks for the review.

    Look forward to the pics, can't justify price but like the design. Logos plastered brighlty on the Barbour international put me off that one.
     
  9. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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  10. The Ernesto

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    Was wearing one of their shirts today, coincidentally.
     
  11. conqueror

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    edit: nevermind, solved.
     
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  12. apropos

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    My Barbour Commander arrived. And it is awesome.
     
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  13. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Enjoy your new jacket. This jacket will look better with wear.
     
  14. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Do I want these?

    [​IMG]

    The only downside I can see is that they're 1/16th of a Rolex.
     
  15. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Liam is offering 10% off the entire line on the night as well. That brings Tauer down to below the best price I've found online (Essenza Nobile).
     
  16. fxh

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    I won't comment on someone who knows the price of a pRole-X

    The boots - get them if you want all your trousers to hook up on the strap and buckle - all the time.
     
  17. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Get them. FYI I may have seen you few weeks ago in parramatta station around 7 pm. Wearing suit , tan filson and a stick umbrella. I remember that massive fup with train delays.
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    Our thoughts and sympathies are with you.
     
  19. smeggett

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    Met a fellow who works at RMW the other night in their procurement area. Was quite an interesting chat - apparently sales of the Signature Craftsmans have actually increased yoy since they hiked the price from $600 to $1000. Seems people find the boots more desirable the higher the price gets (well, to this point at least).

    Apparently they have an MTO program as well which I never knew (and wouldn't bother with given the range of sizes and widths they already produce). Seems people like the idea of their 'own' personal polyurethane last. The world is indeed an interesting place.
     
  20. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Yeah definitely me.
     

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