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

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  1. quar

    quar Senior member

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    Well pony up a baller budget so that you can stop complaining about the country of origin.

    A bit like a guy with a budget for a new car of 25,000 complaining about the lack of locally made or German cars at his price-point.
     


  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Unnamedplayer,

    Points for trying but they aren't very good, which I'm sure you can see, no offence. Your $11 cost turns in to about $30 fairly quickly when you add your time, let's say conservatively 1 hour per tie at a minimum workers wage. Plus your other on costs such as packaging, labels, advertising, business costs, income tax on your profit etc etc and you have an $80 tie very easily.

    It would be easy to say I'm being critical because I sell ties and you questioned my prices and its probably true, but I think it applies to almost everything. Where do you stop? Shirts are too expensive, so make them yourself too? Trousers? Suits? I'm just not sure why ties are singled out when a lot more handwork and time goes in to a $100 7 fold tie than a machine stitched $200 OTR shirt.
     
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  3. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    Hey I'm back guys! (haven't had the urge to post)

    Got my Meermin's yesterday: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2345
    Loving them (although that might be the 'start-up' phase) they feel stiff but should be better in a couple weeks; thinking I might try a review of these guys when their broken in :)

    P.S. guys post some summer outfits (just round the corner); don't need photos maybe just a couple a pieces.
    P.P.S
    first suede shoe so any shoe care tips other than the spray?

    Thanks
     


  4. Romp

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    PS - I think its all about sockless loafers, summer weight chinos and a nice shirt and roll the sleeves when its hotter...
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    PPS - get a suede brush .. not too stiff
     


  5. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    Booze and Babes. Chinos and other accoutrements are all secondary in summertime. :slayer:
     


  6. appolyon

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    Went this look on my recent trip. Had to say my enjoyment was seriously hampered because I couldn't get FXH out of my mind.
     


  7. Romp

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    this is true. I can make you a pair of seer-sucker stubbies to go with your VB singlet
     


  8. ZirconiumZephyr

    ZirconiumZephyr Well-Known Member

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    This might be a long shot but I do remember seeing some Newcastle folks in this thread before.

    I'm looking for a tailor to do some basic alterations. I've tried Mark&Basil in Hamilton but I don't have the most confidence in their work....

    They insisted on taking in the waist of a jacket from the centre seam, which, reading on this forum is not something that should be done if it can be avoided. This was an unvented jacket as well.

    Am I being picky, should I have specified side seams (though telling ones tailor how to do something seems a bit wrong), or should I find someone else (not easy in this small city)?


    On an unrelated note, got my HC tie yesterday, green with spots, beautiful :D
     


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    i bought the same one! wore it yesterday
     


  10. streetminimal

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    Anyone get anything good at the HB sale today?
     


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    HB = Hugo Boss ? lol
     


  12. Prince of Paisley

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    How were they pieced together? Bits of thieves? Bits of murderers? Evil stitched to evil stitched to evil. God help your loved ones.
     


  13. Journeyman

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    Either Henry Bucks or Herringbone.

    I know that Herringbone has a mid-season sale starting today, with up to 50% off. Well, the "VIP preview" starts today, in any case - click here for details.
     


  14. Prince of Paisley

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    Of the jacket shoulders, not your delts....
     


  15. sydneystyle

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    Hi guys

    Off topic question - want to have a dinner for a group of roughly ten people. Any suggestions on good places around the Sydney CBD that won't have set menus (i realise that 90% of places will). Was thinking of places in line with district dining, berta, foveaux etc.

    Any help much appreciated [​IMG]


    Cheers
     


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