Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
henry carter ties are good value.
I prefer the 7 folds etc as they are lighter and tie a better knot
Elite Suits recently took the plunge to become an official Styleforum Affiliate Vendor. There has been something I've been desperately keen to bring to the attention of my fellow Australian Styleforum members that now I can.
Unlike the vast majority of online suit retailers, we source our own fabrics independently of our tailors. We have formed an alliance with a fabric merchant based in Huddersfield England. This is considered the world over as the home of fine suiting fabric and allows us access to some of the biggest and oldest cloth makers in the world. As a result of this we recently launched a range of suits with cloth made by some of the best and most famous fabric makers in the world today including Clissolds and a specially made range of bespoke fabrics from Holland & Sherry. We are selling these suits at extremely attractive prices.
Rather than repeat a long post here you can read about these absolutely beautiful suits at the Elite Suits Official Affiliate Thread.
These hand tailored full canvas suits are fully customisable so you can style your suit exactly the way you want it and are available custom made to your individual body profile and measurements or in a standard off the rack sizing.
I'm hoping that one of my fellow Australian Styleforum members will take the plunge on one of the "Almost Bespoke" packages and post back here on the high quality of these suits.
Should you have any questions please feel free to send me a PM or go to the Contact Us page on the website
+1 - Henry Carter ties are exceptional value.
Here's me in the Australian Members Thread Tie (back in June):
See how happy a Henry Carter tie can make you!
what are they?
Best of luck with your venture. You should have used the affiliate money to hasten the development of your new site though. I think you'd get a lot more customers if you got rid of all those random "collections" on the left hand side and just allowed people to sort by fabric, colour, pattern and price. That's literally what's stopping me from buying.
They be vintage Dexters. I think these days, Dexter is a pretty low end American brand. I don't know if they were ever 'top tier' - I doubt it. but these ones are old, made in USA and built like a tank. Not as well finished as a vintage Florsheim long wing - but in the same vein - and the leather has a great patina to it.
Bunnywunny - theres brogues and brogues.
Technically anything with holes punched is a brogue.
But then theres various, and many many, kinds on a continuum from austerity brogues (actually with no holes) or closed lacing plain captoes with just a small brogeuing across the cap line, through to Budapest-er farmers gunboats with enough brogueing to sink a ship (see Gerry for a special pair available) , to extend a metaphor.
Have a look around at different kinds and find few pics - just saying brogues is too wide a range.
Best of luck.
I agree with what was said above, though. Your site just looks a bit... dodgy. I think the black theme is a big problem. Its like something from the early 00s. I know that launching a new site might not be money you want to spend but if you compare it with the light, breezy, minimalist look that O&J, HC, HY and other affiliate vendors have... well its just not something that makes you want to place an order.
The details on the product itself look great, though.
Good luck with the venture.
Excuse my laziness (lots to read) but can I check is this a DIY measuring at home or do you do the measurements?
Agreed, the site screams 'dodgy' to me too. Rightly or wrongly, it makes me think of your entire operation in a similar light :/
The product may well be wonderful, but agreed, the website is blatantly awful.
If you can afford to wait... Sam Hober bespoke; google it.
<$100 or thereabouts for a fully bespoke tie of superb quality. You specify your length and width, choose the material and any other customisations (e.g. six-fold, untipped, self-tipped etc.) and about a month later, it arrives on your doorstep.
Rest be assured, Hober has a stellar rep here on SF.
I have quite a few of their ties (the solid navy and dark red wool challis ties are two of my current favourites)
If not, the TM Lewin ties at Myer aren't bad. 2 for $100 and I've seen the variations you're after (navy with white spots, navy with red spots).
And as others have said, if ever Henry Carter Neckwear has these same variations, you'd do well to purchase from Jase.
Oh sorry (forgot to write full brogue) I was looking for a blucher in a full brogue or long wing style; in a light yet not tan colur or (preferabbly) a burgundy-ish colour.
Found these http://www.loake.co.uk/royal.html; your opinions and if you have suggestions feel free.
To the guy who posted a while back suggesting the Herring 'reading' and the Meermins; I'm not a fan of the reading (sorry) and am wanting to buy from herring this time to compare the shipping with the service I got from Meermin
FUK I double posted sorry
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