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

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  1. burnso

    burnso Senior member

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    Wait wait wait. What shoes did you get though? ;)

    DHL have done this to me once or twice, I think due to a large weekend influx they'll dish off to AP or a courier.

    I have had issues with the postie to my apartment building. Either parcels left without signature or carded without delivery attempt.
    I think I put the complaint over the phone and they appeared to take it seriously. Few weeks later the courier was clearly sorted out.
    Im pretty sure however that it was anonymous (to the courier), unsure how a complaint about rep and courier would sit...
     
  2. joiji

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    Double Monk retail pricing
     
  3. Nicholas D C

    Nicholas D C Well-Known Member

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    This particularly parcel was 3 cedar shoe trees - no shoes this time! That said, I've got my eyes on a couple boots and a loafer to round out my collection a little, as I don't really have anything for more casual wear (with jeans and the like).

    However, in other (more positive news), the Rubinacci and Drakes silk knit ties arrived today from Exquisite Trimmings. Very impressed with both, can't wait to wear 'em with my suits.
     
  4. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    Anyone here a 42R in the Herringbone Osaka cut? Have a navy fully-canvassed brand new suit I'd like to part with.
     
  5. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    You sexy motherfucker.
     
  6. Spandexter

    Spandexter Senior member

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    Too lazy to quote.
    Double monk will be getting UK6 in selected styles (I asked when I was there as I'm a 6.5).
    Cheney was about $1500 from memory.
    MJ Bale jackets are too long for this 36 S/R. Oh well.
     
  7. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    I wouldn't mind some chicken rice served by the MJ Bale sales rep.

    Back in Mildura today, both fantasies will have to wait.
     
  8. aussiejake

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    Should be less than that. For example, I've calculated 8 shoe trees with postage at 110 euros, or $140 AUD, or $17.50 each. If the order is for more, it gets slightly cheaper and cheaper. 10 is $16.5 each, 12 is $15.8 each.
     
  9. TehBunny

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    Hurray for my hobbit feet; hopefully they will find a place in a pair :)
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

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    Cool. Which was your place of choice in Singapore?

    Seems like only the Sydneysiders are jumping in with their recommendations - c'mon Melbourne people!

    I quite like the chicken rice at Coconut House on Elizabeth St.
     
  11. ennb

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    Sorry to jump in, been reading on here a bit. Went looking for suits today in Melbourne, not with massive success. Am starting graduate job soon so don't have bundles of cash.

    Recommended here was Azzaro in south Melbourne, I went to see if I could pick up a Cantarelli but they could do them for around 900 which is out of budget, I'm looking for two suits for around 1000. The in house brand 'Azzaro' seemed nice, does anyone have experience with these price was 500?

    Looked around in other shops but Myers and David jones didn't have anything worth buying at that price. Either I'm going to go for the azzaro or get a couple of Charles Tyrwhitt suits shipped from the UK for probably around $700 or so total.

    Also for those interested, as said a few pages back, American Tailors had a small selection of C&J for 395, which were very nice but out of my price. Other than these all shoes I saw were poor, or very expensive. Dropped in to beggar man thief and they had a small section of loakes not 1818 model for quite a lot around 300 I think.

    Lastly navy suits and brown shoes in Australia, or stick with black?

    Thanks
     
  12. iSurg

    iSurg Senior member

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    Laksa King was ok for Chicken Rice. But obvi that I would go for laksa when there. Also, Malaya Inn in Doncaster had pretty good taste as well.

    How good is the serve on Raonic!? It's basically a serve game...
     
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  13. sliq

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    agree. the MOP on the buottonieres are astounding. p.s. no love for watch over sleeve on your popover? ;)
     
  14. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    Trouser/pants ideas (colours) for the following blazer?

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  15. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Charcoal flannels. Personally though, I won't wear a coat, be it suit or odd jacket with a center vent. it just doesn't feel correct to me nor does it flatter many body shapes, though a lot of Americans will disagree with that.
     
  16. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    It's from Indochino so I'll be getting dual vents.
     
  17. eightace

    eightace Senior member

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    CD,

    This might interest you.

    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showth...-Shoe-Restoration-v-B-Nelson-Shoe-Restoration

    Actually, it will probably interest anyone looking at getting their shoes restored.

    Cheers,

    Eightace
     
  18. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Tough one that. If it was me I'd get the matching pants as that fabric would make a nice suit. Not so sure about its versatility as an odd jacket though... The fact you are unsure yourself what to wear it with probably tells you something.


    fxh can elaborate I'm sure but as a brief aside to this, I think the American preference for single vent jackets (lapsed as it may be - not sure it's applicable nowadays) stemmed from some notion that they were a more egalitarian style. Double vents were, if memory serves, originally designed to accommodate a saddle of a horse - apparently this had plutocratic associations. Hence double vents were seen by Americans (as cufflinks were/maybe still are in some contexts) as a bit stuffy and offensive to the notion of all Americans being created equal (as far as that was interpreted i.e. if you were white, male, etc.)

    Then again, the whole thing could be apocryphal.
     
  19. streetminimal

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    Navy. Navy goes with everything.
     
  20. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    Dark racing green corduroys.
     
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