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What is the best way to learn about higher-end fashion? I'm trying to rebuild my wardrobe from scratch and I'm wondering what the best way to go about it? Op shops? or something else?
 

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What is the best way to learn about higher-end fashion? I'm trying to rebuild my wardrobe from scratch and I'm wondering what the best way to go about it? Op shops? or something else?
Op shops are a challenge if you don't really know your stuff. Do you have a particular look you're going for, or are you starting from complete zero?
 

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Op shops are a challenge if you don't really know your stuff. Do you have a particular look you're going for, or are you starting from complete zero?
I'm mainly trying to upgrade from rivers grade stuff. 90% of my jackets, flannel, and hoodies are rivers as are some of my jeans and shorts. and most casual t-shirts are ones that have a print on them from ones I collected from shows and got given over the years.

So to answer your question, basically yes I am starting from Zero.
As for looks, I'm mainly after the European look over the American look when it comes to casual wear and more British style when it comes to formalwear (suits and such)
 

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I'm mainly trying to upgrade from rivers grade stuff. 90% of my jackets, flannel, and hoodies are rivers as are some of my jeans and shorts. and most casual t-shirts are ones that have a print on them from ones I collected from shows and got given over the years.

So to answer your question, basically yes I am starting from Zero.
As for looks, I'm mainly after the European look over the American look when it comes to casual wear and more British style when it comes to formalwear (suits and such)
Firstly, congratulations on deciding to elevate your wardrobe game!

This is probably the most fun part of the journey, but also one of the most challenging. You’ll definitely try things you don’t like and make mistakes. Things that you want to wear won’t necessarily fit your lifestyle either!

From a learning perspective, there are lots of ways to go around it. I think Instagram and blogs are great places to start. Maybe permanentstyle for your tailoring? I’m not 100% sure what the European casual look is, but checking out bootmakers like Nicks and Whites (and the people that tag them on Instagram) can be a good source if you wanted to stick to flannels etc
 

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Hey All,
I'm also an Aussie.
I joined this forum as I thought it was time to time to update my wardrobe from the rivers and just jeans level I am currently wearing and now that I'm older (31) and have a proper job.

Were in Brisbane would I go to get good stuff and is used a good way to get high-quality stuff at affordable prices?
I am tall (6'4) and thin (60KG) so finding clothes can be tricky.
Try SuitSupply. Only AU store is in Sydney, but their online returns are easy. Will also take returns on custom made items, fwiw.

I am similar height, still quite slim. They carry extra slim fits down to 38L in most things. Have had very good success after years of shirts and jackets too short.

Uniqlo is a reasonable option for casual pants. Anything that comes in inch waist sizes (30/31/etc) will be 34" inseam by default.
 

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I've got a few pairs of shoes listed if anyone around these parts is a 10.5UK

 

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I'm mainly trying to upgrade from rivers grade stuff. 90% of my jackets, flannel, and hoodies are rivers as are some of my jeans and shorts. and most casual t-shirts are ones that have a print on them from ones I collected from shows and got given over the years.

So to answer your question, basically yes I am starting from Zero.
As for looks, I'm mainly after the European look over the American look when it comes to casual wear and more British style when it comes to formalwear (suits and such)
Hey mate I’ve found Derek Guy really helpful for myself to think about how I think about my personal style in general and different settings.

This thread has a few good comments and then links to further reading from longer blogs he’s done.

 

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I was looking at some good boots from a UK maker recently. They were from C&J and had dainite soles.

Wondered, what do you fine gentlemen do when they need to be resoled? I'm sort of reticent to send back to the maker when the time comes, given cost and risk of loss during international shipping. But also not keen on some half-arsed 'shoe repairer' at the local shopping mall fumbling around with my boots.

What Australia based options are there to replace dainite soles?
 

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I was looking at some good boots from a UK maker recently. They were from C&J and had dainite soles.

Wondered, what do you fine gentlemen do when they need to be resoled? I'm sort of reticent to send back to the maker when the time comes, given cost and risk of loss during international shipping. But also not keen on some half-arsed 'shoe repairer' at the local shopping mall fumbling around with my boots.

What Australia based options are there to replace dainite soles?
Kieran the Cobbler

Baxter & Black

I've used both. Both have done a sterling job.
 

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Most excellent, thanks.

I'm assuming that the old sole is removed and new sole is re-stiched through the existing holes. So quality of the work would be pretty important as it can be seen from above.
 

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Most excellent, thanks.

I'm assuming that the old sole is removed and new sole is re-stiched through the existing holes. So quality of the work would be pretty important as it can be seen from above.
Best to ask them directly about details like this. But I've been very happy with everything they've done.
 

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Hey All, seeking opinion on alterations cost.

Just dropped off a sweatshirt to be shortened ~3-4cm, and a OCBD to be taken in.
Cost $100 for both items ($55 for OCBD taper). One of the alteration places in a mall in MelbourneCBD

Does that seem expensive? If so, please recommend a good alteration place in MelbourneCBD or surroundings. Cheers
 

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picked up my custom shirt from Mitchel Olgive today, it fits great. Richard and his team provide excellent service.
 

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