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

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  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    http://www.themensshop.com.au/M-J-Bale-Cotton-Navy-Trench-Coat/

    A little over your budget...

    I have one - bought my normal size and it fits really well over my suits.
     


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    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    Ive got a navy one from herringbone cost me about $400 in the sale.

    When I was in Florence, Simone Righli had some amazing ones in his store!! Dont think he has a website though frasi/tie your tie

    Oh and i agree.. Buy your size, dont size up.. They look best fitted over the suit rather than some guys who buy a size up because they think they need more room for the suit. My herringbone one has high armholes tho so something to think about is if you buy OTR suiting make sure the armholes line up with the trench.
     
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    Ordered a new suit from P.Johnson for the spring carnival, 2 button, light grey with peak lapels and cuffed trousers. Cant describe the lining but it is pretty out there. Cant wait to tack it to the track.
     


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    Some of the Vinnies are just starting to get out there even in places you would not expect. Then again Salvos is on another planet. Problem is since the economic downturn no one chucks any decent stuff.
     
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    A mate of mine was doing allright with the Mossman Vinnies at the start of the year, the prices were reasonable but not over the top. His aim was to expand his wardrobe for teaching having acomplished that he hasnt been back.

    Also i believe that the running of the stores has changed from volunters to include paid staff, and the demands of an expanded client base post downturn has resulted in the price hikes so they can meet their charity obligations.
     


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    @lachyzee

    There is also this crowd in the UK and their mack: http://www.traditionalrainwear.co.u...051&top_category=11951&top=Y&categoryId=11951

    Price is about $320 shipped to Oz.

    Apparently they made Aquascutum and Burberry coats back in the day, but now just do their own. Don't know much about them and searching these forums hasn't revealed anything. I have been tempted to get a trench for some time but have been holding off until someone around here got one and reviewed it. Do you feel like being a guinea pig?
     


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    Actually, I just found this review that is a few years old, but very thorough: http://www.thefedoralounge.com/show...-Rick-s-coat!)&p=827431&viewfull=1#post827431 There appeared to be some quality control issues, but another reviewer a few pages later says he had no such problems. There are a few details on the coats that may not match the pictures on the website, so you would need to give very clear instructions when ordering to avoid disappointment.

    Also, I forgot to deduct the VAT, so the mack would be about $260. Trench, about $315. Not bad at all!
     


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    That sounds exactly the same as what I ordered... except for the lining. Dugdale?
     


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    i saw industrie chinos at Waverley Vinnies for $25. [​IMG] the staff there must've thought it was designer ._.
     


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    Were either of you the young bloke picking up their commission in Sydney shop on Sat?
     


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    Was at Essendon DFO earlier and went through Gant's accessories rack. Saw a couple of thick Herringbone tweed ties there as well as a cream coloured cashmere/silk blend on. $29 each. Too bad they have an ugly Gant brand coat of arms patch thing sewn on them...........
     


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    not i.

    PS. not a Balmain supporter myself, but they made top 8.
     


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    We're just on the cusp, fingers crossed.
     


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