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

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Haha cheers, I am getting a few!

    Looking to sell my RMs and developing a more british shoe wardrobe, then I can take you lot on :)
     
  2. tesuquegolfer

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  3. Gerry Nelson

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    How long did the tremors last?
     
  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Has the guy on the bottom left got a lapel pin or did a cherry blossom petal fall on his suit at just the right place?
     
  5. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    http://www.theage.com.au/business/-2gs8f.html


    Outback outfitter R.M.Williams, owned by former News Ltd chief Ken Cowley, is believed to be up for sale and could fetch a price of up to $100 million as several local and international fashion brands circle the famous Australian label.
     
  6. jaypee

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    Nice choice, got some pics?


    I read the they were selling as they had no one to pass the business on to? I hope it stays local
     
  7. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Probably a lapel pin - they're pretty popular in Japan, either as a sartorial accessory (generally for young men in very skinny suits) or as pins for a company or association, so as to show loyalty to or membership of the organisation.

    fxh - I hope that you are having a great time in Japan. You arrived just at the right time, as the cherry blossoms only started blooming in Tokyo a few days ago.
     
  8. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member

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    Counting down till the weekend....

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    Herringbone Sydney
    Cottonwork
    Henry Carter Burgundy Grenadine
    Meermin MTO
    Random Square from Japan
     
  9. aussiejake

    aussiejake Senior member

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    Any help with this guys?
     
  10. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    Charles Nahkle button-down in Monti pinpont oxford...

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    Commissioning this shirt reminds me why it's good to have a close working relationship with your tailor.

    Couldn't make it down to see him, so I quizzed him over the phone about appropriate fabrics (oxford, sky blue stripes on white). Knowing me well, he picked this one as a fabric I'd probably like. Received the shirt in the mail today.

    Love it!
     
  11. The Ernesto

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    Bettina Liano's recent swipe at Melbourne's shopping culture was the result of her embattled business rather than ''exorbitant'' rents, an agent says.

    CBRE associate director Max Cookes confirmed that Ms Liano was evicted from her Melbourne store, but said the premises was leased within a week of her departure for a substantially higher rent.

    ''We had to change the locks on the boutique at 269 Little Collins Street and put up a notice of re-entry as the tenant was very far behind in their rent,'' Mr Cookes said.

    The action prompted Ms Liano, a well-known fashion designer, to retort store rents were too high and the CBD was like a ghost town.
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    Ms Liano, who has just opened her first international store in New York, said high rents were emptying Melbourne's fashion lanes of everything but ''tumbleweeds''.

    Ms Liano has reportedly turned her back on Melbourne for the Big Apple where rents are more affordable and there are ''actual people'' shopping.

    But Mr Cookes said there was a lot of interest in Liano's old store. Little Collins Street houses fashion brands such as Scanlan & Theodore, Jigsaw and Spencer & Rutherford. All have recently renewed their leases

    Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/p...liano-gibes-20130326-2gs47.html#ixzz2Oh4ryoLe
     
  12. Pink Socks

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    I usually use Chronixc Fix on Greville Street, Prahran. Not a tailor though, an alterations place.
     
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  13. aussiejake

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    Good results/quality? Remember any pricing?
     
  14. Prince of Paisley

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    Speaking of RMs, does anyone here have a suggestion for a pair that are more or less waterproof, e.g. storm welt, rubber sole? Would like to support the Aussies where I can...

    Edit: I should add I've looked at the Henly but I'd prefer something with a regular chisel toe or narrow toes rather than the wide toes - they look a bit too bulbous IMO.

    Perhaps a better question to ask is if anyone who has experience with MTO knows if you can add a storm welt as a MTO element on, say, a Craftsman...
     
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  15. tobiasj

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    PSA: There is 20% off at TM Lewin at the moment if anyone wants to pick up a Mac for the rainier weather. Pretty good deal at $285 delivered I think (MJ Bale's, which looks identical, is $500...).
     
  16. lachyzee

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    I wish RMs weren't so ubiquitous among the hipsters of Melbourne, even in summer!... I dread to see what the winter will bring.
     
  17. Pink Socks

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    Found this in my wallet.

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    I have been happy with the quality and prices (though I am usually putting quite good quality clothes so am happy to spend a bit getting them altered correctly).

    The woman has a good eye, understands the results you want (she is reasonably young and of Greek origin, I think) and has a decent turnaround time. Like all alterations places it can be a little brisk and impersonal (tiny changing area).

    My main issues with getting alterations, and I sure I am not alone, are -

    1. Effort - Finding/making the time to go and then collect
    2. Communication - Articulating what I want done/how I want something to look

    As always I have a few things I need altered but for a few reasons (time, effort, cost, need) have not got around to sorting.
     
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  18. Oli2012

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    You scrub up well as always Jason. Your meermins and carminas get a bit of a flog too!

    What's the etiquette with doing up your second button only as opposed to the top? Also, where can you learn to do more subtle PS folds like the one you've got? I'm over the TV box and scary jesture look.
     
  19. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    That's a 3-roll-2 jacket Oli2012, so the lapel rolls to the middle button naturally. You can, with mediocre results, attempt the same on a 3-button jacket. I wouldn't do that. Most of Herringbone's jackets pre-Van Laack takeover feature 3-roll-2 button fastening, only some feature it since. I prefer it to a regular 2-button as the lapel rolls elegantly and I just think it looks nice.
     
  20. aussiejake

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    Great post thank you.

    But damn, seems it'll cost near $200 to get my 4 pairs of pants hemmed and tapered. I wonder if MJ Bale will help me out, as they didn't slim them as much as I'd like.

    Edit: Scratch that, with a cuff the length is perfect on the pants. It's just the leg opening all the way up the leg is too baggy. I'm guessing it will cost ~$40 per pair to get the whole leg tapered?
     
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