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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    The last time I ordered their shirts, I had to post them back because the collars and cuffs were bubbling. When they sent me a replacement (they kindly refunded me shipping costs back to the UK), the a couple of the shirts still had the same problem. They were a bit slack with the communication too.

    Unlikely i'll be getting any more shirts from them.
     


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    Sydneysiders,

    Zambelli are having a factory outlet sale tomorrow.

    9am - 5pm

    1 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

    Their shirts are excellent. Great fabrics, well made, made right here in Sydney.

    Highly recommended.
     


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    What a coincidence!

    I'm having a Scotch and Soda right now.
     


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    fxh Senior member

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    I'm not really caught up with TdeF.

    Didn't watch last night.

    I hope "Our Cuddles" isn't as far behind as I am.
     


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    He slipped a bit actually...

    http://www.oscarhunt.com/suits.php
    Oscar Hunt on McKillop anyone?

    $600 MTM measured by "pros" and made in Thailand. They really need to redo their pictures. If they can't get MTM right on their own models what does that tell you? Why are there so many FB likes?
     
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  6. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    If it is CT I wonder what the prices will be, to order from the UK it varies from $30 to $53 Australian. Still might be cheaper to buy online.

    Also was in Sydney on Friday went into Paddington Vinnies and could not believe the prices being asked I looked at a leather jacket it was $50 and the interior was ripped, a Ben Sherman orphan jacket $40. Can understand the drain on their funding resources but really the prices were absurd.

    And are the Urbane environments experiencing an out break of pony tails? Noticed quite a few on George St at lunch time. That an abundance of peacocks. ( God Canberra is just a large country town at heart)
     


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    And their knitwear is the one thing that is normally as cheap on the oz site as the uk site, slightly cheaper generally by the time you factor in the free shipping versus no VAT. So with 13% extra (not available on the UK site) they are all cheaper than from the UK site. For that reason I just bought one of their jumpers online even though I'll be in Jermyn Street in a few hours time, cheaper and I don't have to carry it home (although I could wear it, bloody crap weather here.. :))
     


  8. blahman

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    Sizing is a bit limited though on our site. I found 4 shirts in my fit and size from the entire site... Might need to run down to Myer again to get a slim fit tried on as there are more pattern and collar options than fully fitted which is for me.
     


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    How is the sizing on the knitwear? I'm considering buying some basic navy/grey. I'm a 40 suit - I'd like it slim but not tight. Are they baggy? I've read mixed things but it seems to vary according to the season.
     
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    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    Yeh thanks the jacket feels like a second skin, super lightweight o padding whatsoever.

    Noted re beads, but this boat aint sinkin' ;)
     


  11. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    TM Lewin's .au site has a big banner trumpeting "AU Returns" - I think most people would take this to mean that they have a local return address. But click on it and you get this:

     


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    ^^ Basically they operate out of the same UK warehouse. The stock level on both UK and AU sites being the same suggests that the difference is just the internet shop front.
     


  13. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    As mentioned a few ages back I've decided to purchase a classic beige or navy mac (or both...) to wear over my suits. Budget is $400 shipped to Aus. This rules out Burberry/Aquascutum/Mackintosh, unless second hand.

    Ideally i'd like something that approximates the beautiful Grenfells at the Armoury (http://www.thearmourystore.com/outerwear) or classic Aquascutum (http://www.johnlewis.com/289605/Product.aspx). Slim fit, cotton.

    Here's what I've come up with so far:

    http://www.parkandbond.com/product/92945163
    -would be able $360 shipped to Aus (I'd need to go through the regular JS site to get a size L). Jack Spade stuff is far overpriced at full retail, but since this was originally a $700 coat I imagine it must be of decent quality (although it is made in China still). I think it would probably fit reasonably slim too, being from a brand with a young clientele. Not sure I feel about the visible pockets though - I'd much prefer the were hidden in the classic mac style.

    http://www.tmlewin.com.au/Stone-Rain-Mac---40685/40685,en_AU,pd.html?start=4&cgid=Mens-Coats
    -Unfortunately not on sale, but looks to be a really nice coat (http://community.tmlewin.co.uk/features/2855). About $275 shipped to Oz with the current discount (it goes for 350 pounds on the UK site). I imagine it'd be sized reasonably generously. The navy one is on sale and very tempting. A minor thing, but I don't really like the slit pockets.

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/86q6elg
    -APC mac, same as seen here (http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...t-Are-You-Wearing-Today&p=1023376#post1023376), definitely has a very slim fit. Hard to tell the condition it's in since the photos are so poor. Looks to be a bit short maybe? At least $200 shipped if noone bids.

    http://www.azaleasf.com/p/Heavyweig...pageSize=60&currSort=score&sortDirection=desc
    -Probably about $390 shipped over here. Definitely a nice coat and APC make quality gear. Looks to fit very slim.

    Charles Tyrwhitt also have some offerings but are sold out. There's also ebay of course.

    Would welcome any opinions and/or suggestions re other retailers.
     


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    I know, I just think trumpeting AU RETURNS is somewhat deceptive when the return address is in the UK.
     


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    ^^ Did you see my post about the mac from japan?
     


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