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Agreed on all fronts. Short sizes and non functional buttons. Exactly why I like them too. Got the brown linen suit in Minnis fabric and cream cords enroute as we speak 😊

Highly recommend to those who like SuitSupply but want an alternative in their back pocket.
If you're talking about the tobacco coloured linen Minnis suit, then I've got the same one. 😅

I think it's great value for money, Suit Supply just doesn't work for me, they're just overall too snug. But Spier its pretty bang on for me. I wished they used some of the other mills though.

Oh, and the fact that some of their suits aren't fully lined is great for the Aussie summer.
 

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Does anyone know of a decent cobbler in Brisbane that does a good job installing Dainite soles? I've been sending mine down South after a bad experience. I've got a few pairs I'd like to have done and the postage is starting to add up.
 

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Does anyone know of a decent cobbler in Brisbane that does a good job installing Dainite soles?
The only decent cobbler in Brisbane, as far as I am aware, is John at Joe's Shoe Repairs in Coorparoo (John is the son of the eponymous Joe, who died some years ago).

I have not had any shoes resoled there, but other people speak highly of him, so I'd say that it's certainly worth having a chat.
 

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The only decent cobbler in Brisbane, as far as I am aware, is John at Joe's Shoe Repairs in Coorparoo (John is the son of the eponymous Joe, who died some years ago).

I have not had any shoes resoled there, but other people speak highly of him, so I'd say that it's certainly worth having a chat.
Thanks for the tip. I’ll give John a call and report back on what he says.
 

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Thanks for the tip. I’ll give John a call and report back on what he says.
Have had John do some Topys and smaller odd jobs. He gave a flush toe plate replacement a go when I provided the plate and screws. It wasn’t a very clean job but functional enough. I’m thankful we have someone who is around Brisbane to do some of these smaller jobs without too much worry but I’d just be a little cautious of dropping in your very best shoes for a full resole as I haven’t seen direct evidence of how tidy his resole work is.
 

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Anyone here tried Spier and Mackay? Similar to SuitSupply. Mob in Canada; might be using the same factory as Susu. Some nice kit in their online catalog.

Bought two sport jackets... just got the second one. Soft tailoring. Drago fabric. Similar to the Susu Havana cut, but there’s a slim block and a contemporary block. Havana cut is closer to the contemporary block.

Heavy discounts during sale season and it looks like they have an online custom made option too but with the added benefit of being able to key in measurements, unlike SuitSupply.

There is a giant thread here with plenty of feedback and photos.

I haven't tried the suits or jackets, but the trousers ("casual cotton", chinos, linen-silk, wool) have all been good value for money. The purple label shirts are great if they fit you, they do prefer a slim athletic shape compared to the UK brands and their tents - of course MTM is an option for not much more to address that if it's an issue.

The polos are pretty bad, they look fine for the first couple of wears but the cotton used frays after 3-4 washes. I have 5 year old Uniqlo cotton polos that look newer than Spier polos washed a couple of times. To be fair I bought the polos for US$9 each so can't really complain about value for money.

I like that Rick does not take much risk with styling, but the colours can be a bit bright. Shipping to Sydney used to be about 10 days pre-COVID (haven't tried since). That makes it worth doing a trial order with one of each item. Possibly because Rick uses different factories, each "line" has a different fit (e.g. purple vs black label shirts - the former has a tighter waist) so it's worth trying one before you buy in bulk.
 

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There is a giant thread here with plenty of feedback and photos.

I haven't tried the suits or jackets, but the trousers ("casual cotton", chinos, linen-silk, wool) have all been good value for money. The purple label shirts are great if they fit you, they do prefer a slim athletic shape compared to the UK brands and their tents - of course MTM is an option for not much more to address that if it's an issue.

The polos are pretty bad, they look fine for the first couple of wears but the cotton used frays after 3-4 washes. I have 5 year old Uniqlo cotton polos that look newer than Spier polos washed a couple of times. To be fair I bought the polos for US$9 each so can't really complain about value for money.

I like that Rick does not take much risk with styling, but the colours can be a bit bright. Shipping to Sydney used to be about 10 days pre-COVID (haven't tried since). That makes it worth doing a trial order with one of each item. Possibly because Rick uses different factories, each "line" has a different fit (e.g. purple vs black label shirts - the former has a tighter waist) so it's worth trying one before you buy in bulk.
Yeah... I know about the thread. Just wondered if any other Aussies had given them a try. Haven’t tried their shirts, only two sport jackets and so far so good. The Contemporary block in 38S is perfect for me. And thanks to the non functional sleeve buttons, alterations are not an issue. Just waiting on a tobacco brown linen suit, a pair of cream cords, and a new season brown and blue check sport jacket. Bought quite a few things as they’ve had a major sale in the last few weeks.
 

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Have had John do some Topys and smaller odd jobs. He gave a flush toe plate replacement a go when I provided the plate and screws. It wasn’t a very clean job but functional enough. I’m thankful we have someone who is around Brisbane to do some of these smaller jobs without too much worry but I’d just be a little cautious of dropping in your very best shoes for a full resole as I haven’t seen direct evidence of how tidy his resole work is.
Ok that’s good to know. I’ve got some Alden 975s next on the list and would rather leave them with someone I know will do a good job. I might wait for some beaters to try with Joe’s.
 

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Haven’t tried their shirts, only two sport jackets and so far so good. The Contemporary block in 38S is perfect for me.
CEP, did you have any Herringbone suits in the old Osaka or New York blocks? If so, did you take a 38 in those, too?

Alternatively, do you have any Corneliani-made RL Polo suits?

I'm just wondering how S&M sizing compares to something that I'm already accustomed to wearing.
 

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CEP, did you have any Herringbone suits in the old Osaka or New York blocks? If so, did you take a 38 in those, too?

Alternatively, do you have any Corneliani-made RL Polo suits?

I'm just wondering how S&M sizing compares to something that I'm already accustomed to wearing.
The jackets I have are pretty close to the Osaka. And I took 38 in those too. All their suits and jackets come in either slim or contemporary blocks. I’d say the ‘contemporary’ fit is closer to the Osaka. Wider lapels, a decent amount of chest drape and sufficient waist suppression but not too much.

If you’ve tried SuitSupply, think Havana block. Except SM jackets have wider lapels and the shoulder line extends out a bit more, which imo is visually more appealing.
 

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Looking for a replacement pair of dog wslkers saw the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 any opinions? Are they any good or just a fashion statement?
 

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