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Might not be what you’re looking for, but button cuffs is - surprisingly - an option on SuitSupply custom trousers. No extra charge.
I have been thinking about getting some cotton trousers made that are on the dressier side - could be a winner.

Thanks for the Evans mention. Have an appointment to take in a couple of pairs of Lobbs that need attention. Will see how they do.
Manfreds have done good work - would recommend, but North Melbourne just isn’t as convenient as Royal Arcade.
Manfred is the guy for resoling, as far as I can tell. But Evans do beautiful sole guards: they use a high quality Topy-like product from Vibram and bevel the edges so it's not as obvious. Countersunk toe plates too (although I've had nails pop out sometimes).

I am looking at Edward Green for my next dress shoes, and rather than the factory leather-atop-rubber sole option, I think that I might get full leather and then have Evans add the Vibram layer. Easier and quicker to have replaced without sending overseas.
 

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Okay, bit annoyed. Bought a rather nice Camel Hair coat before the lockdown sagas. Getting dressed this evening for drinks and dinner only to find the coat has been a banqueting hall.

Can anything be done about this mess, if so where in Melbourne area?
As the pile is as it is, suspect it is a right off.
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Meanwhile, selecting another coat.
 

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Okay, bit annoyed. Bought a rather nice Camel Hair coat before the lockdown sagas. Getting dressed this evening for drinks and dinner only to find the coat has been a banqueting hall.

Can anything be done about this mess, if so where in Melbourne area?
As the pile is as it is, suspect it is a right off.
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Meanwhile, selecting another coat.
I know an invisible mender in perth that used to do invisible weaving for alot of high end menswear around Australia. I have not spoken to her in awhile but here is her contact
 

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I know an invisible mender in perth that used to do invisible weaving for alot of high end menswear around Australia. I have not spoken to her in awhile but here is her contact
Thanks for that!
 

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Can anyone recommend a travelling tailor or shop in Brisbane that sells decent OTR dress shirts?

Seems like everywhere closed during COVID & we aren't big enough to have a suitsupply yet. Wondering if I should just fly interstate.
 

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Okay, bit annoyed. Bought a rather nice Camel Hair coat before the lockdown sagas. Getting dressed this evening for drinks and dinner only to find the coat has been a banqueting hall.

Can anything be done about this mess, if so where in Melbourne area?
As the pile is as it is, suspect it is a right off.
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Meanwhile, selecting another coat.

Oof! That looks like some nasty damage but don't write it off yet. To second @The Chai's suggestion: Invisible mending!

I've had two repairs done by Yumi's Invisible Mending and have been more than happy with the results. Yumi is in Brisbane and I believe does repair on behalf of several retailers, but I contacted her directly. I posted my garments to her and it worked fine. You can see some of her work here:

Invisible Mending | The Fitting Room on Edward

The first repair she did for me was on a sport coat which had a 5-cent-piece-sized moth hole in the collar. The sport coat is a cashmere-silk blend Kiton (the moths always know to eat the most expensive thing in your wardrobe!). I don't have a 'before' shot, but the photo below shows the collar after her repair. The repair site is just to the right of the centre of the frame. The hole extended into the red over-check and and clearly showed up the off-white collar lining underneath. Now you can just see some slight irregularity in the houndstooth:

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The second repair was to a pair of flannel trousers. I fell and ripped a hole in the knee. Here's before:
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Here's the after:
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If you search for her online, you will get her phone number. If you or anyone has any trouble, feel free to PM me and I can pass on her details. I'm not an agent or anything, just a happy customer.
 

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Can anyone recommend a travelling tailor or shop in Brisbane that sells decent OTR dress shirts?

Seems like everywhere closed during COVID & we aren't big enough to have a suitsupply yet. Wondering if I should just fly interstate.
Alas you just missed Trunk who were in town last week!

You’ll be able to get something okay from the establishment places: Mitchell Ogilvie in town or Harrisons in Racecourse Rd. Couldn’t tell you off the top of my head what they’re stocking but their websites will. Likely expensive but MO is on sale.

There’s also Richards and Richards in James St who have Isaia, but also their house label looks okay.

But, if you like SuSu and know your size, why not just buy online?
 

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Selling my navy six-one DB blazer from the Rake! Size 36!

 

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Selling my navy six-one DB blazer from the Rake! Size 36!

36! I haven’t been a 36R for 10 years! Sorry, just this aging thing doesn’t agree with me.
 

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Two Cavour Mod 1 suits if anyone is interested!
 

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Yeah she will reweave the panel where the moth holes are. I had a mohair fresco pants that got munched by a dog. After she was done with it you couldn't tell there was damage at all. She's is that good!
Blanche is quite retired and 87 to boot.
 

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Oof! That looks like some nasty damage but don't write it off yet. To second @The Chai's suggestion: Invisible mending!

I've had two repairs done by Yumi's Invisible Mending and have been more than happy with the results. Yumi is in Brisbane and I believe does repair on behalf of several retailers, but I contacted her directly. I posted my garments to her and it worked fine. You can see some of her work here:

Invisible Mending | The Fitting Room on Edward

The first repair she did for me was on a sport coat which had a 5-cent-piece-sized moth hole in the collar. The sport coat is a cashmere-silk blend Kiton (the moths always know to eat the most expensive thing in your wardrobe!). I don't have a 'before' shot, but the photo below shows the collar after her repair. The repair site is just to the right of the centre of the frame. The hole extended into the red over-check and and clearly showed up the off-white collar lining underneath. Now you can just see some slight irregularity in the houndstooth:

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The second repair was to a pair of flannel trousers. I fell and ripped a hole in the knee. Here's before:
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Here's the after:
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If you search for her online, you will get her phone number. If you or anyone has any trouble, feel free to PM me and I can pass on her details. I'm not an agent or anything, just a happy customer.
Made contact, will post this week. Thanks for recommendation.
 

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