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Gents, thinking of going MTM (or bespoke) for my next suit. I'm based in Perth (for some of you with a long memory I used to post on here a bit). Been researching and have come across the following options:

Institchu
Ascot Tailors
Edward McCann

I know most of you are on the East Coast, so probably a bit of a long shot on opinions on these (did a search on here and didn't find much). From what I can tell Institchu is MIC, Ascot no idea, and Edward McCann is a local tailor. Cost isn't really a constraint.

Cheers, J
MIC is not a bad thing. But Institchu's MTM program is considerably limited in what it can achieve.
 

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If cost isn’t a constraint then book a couple of flights to Syd or Melb and go to one of the better, more trusted vendors ;) Free holiday included.
 

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i'm actually going to institchu in a fortnight for a shirt, but not expecting much.
 

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Looking to pick up a natural veg tan leather belt to go with jeans. Keen to get the honeyed patina. Any recommendations on who might be making them in Aus? See quite a few on Etsy but don’t really know who is using quality leather.
 

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Looking to pick up a natural veg tan leather belt to go with jeans. Keen to get the honeyed patina. Any recommendations on who might be making them in Aus? See quite a few on Etsy but don’t really know who is using quality leather.
Did you have a budget and particular natural veg in mind? I'm part of the Aussie leatherworking community so I know quite a few people who could do it for you.

https://www.kieranthecobbler.com/product-page/ocean-side-leather-belt for example could do Hermann Oak, Horween Essex, or Wickett and Craig. He could probably even do Bakers if your budget stretches that far.
 

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Did you have a budget and particular natural veg in mind? I'm part of the Aussie leatherworking community so I know quite a few people who could do it for you.

https://www.kieranthecobbler.com/product-page/ocean-side-leather-belt for example could do Hermann Oak, Horween Essex, or Wickett and Craig. He could probably even do Bakers if your budget stretches that far.
Happy to pay $80-120 for something solid. My only decent belt is an Equus Bakers oak bridle leather.
 

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Happy to pay $80-120 for something solid. My only decent belt is an Equus Bakers oak bridle leather.
That’s a damn fine belt.

couple leatherworkers came back to me:


Crown and anchor has some natural wickett and Craig for $120

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And bakers for more around $160

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Alright folks, hit me up with your store recommendations for a tie purchase in Sydney/Melb over the next week? I've got an event next Friday night (which rules out Vanda and most other global shipping options). Looking for a green grenadine, or a navy and white striped effort.

All suggestions welcome. Thanks.
Modern Classic Shop
Double Monk
 

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Awesome thanks mate, I'll check them out.

Yeah I do love the Equus belt with the stitched construction - honestly feels like the belt will out live me. Do you have any thoughts regarding the rivet vs stitched construction in terms of function/longevity?

That’s a damn fine belt.

couple leatherworkers came back to me:
 

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Awesome thanks mate, I'll check them out.

Yeah I do love the Equus belt with the stitched construction - honestly feels like the belt will out live me. Do you have any thoughts regarding the rivet vs stitched construction in terms of function/longevity?
In terms of function and structural integrity, rivets are just as strong as stitching. The cases where they would have a difference are very much fringe - stitching weaker if constantly abraded. Rivets weaker if they were the wrong size or are constantly being pulled apart
 

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Hi all
I am a new registered active member to Style Forum ( but have been a long time follower )
Just letting all the Australian members know that i have uploaded some shoes and clothing ( all brand new ) for sale on the forum site. Accumulated through working in mens sartorial retail over the years and only selling as i am moving and downsizing unworn wardrobe etc (Free shipping Australia wide ) Also listed on ebay for sale a few other Jacob cohen jeans that i am yet to put up here etc Willing to do some great deals on bundle purchases
 

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Hi all
I am a new registered active member to Style Forum ( but have been a long time follower )
Just letting all the Australian members know that i have uploaded some shoes and clothing ( all brand new ) for sale on the forum site. Accumulated through working in mens sartorial retail over the years and only selling as i am moving and downsizing unworn wardrobe etc (Free shipping Australia wide ) Also listed on ebay for sale a few other Jacob cohen jeans that i am yet to put up here etc Willing to do some great deals on bundle purchases
Saw some shoes there that might do well on the Welted Shoes Australia group on Facebook
 

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