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

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  1. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Yep, good work Lachyzee. From what I can gather, an MJ Bale $500 suit is great quality for the price. For any dollar saved below that, I think there is a big comprimise on quality. Whereas anything above that might be a bit exorbitant for a first suit. I don't know of any other OTR suiting option that offers the same quality at $500. What I fear is the mass popularity the brand is getting and what that might do to both the Australian suiting market and the long term direction of the brand.

    I see a lot of people buying Saba, Oxford and Calibre. They seem to have quite a following. FXH posted a few hundred pages back that he found a Sportscraft suit to be quite good quality (I think)? I personally haven't seen their stuff, but the music that comes from the store and layout definitely looks fashion forward. When I get the time I might look into the pricing and quality of their suits. Other than that, you have done a great bit of work with the wiki, I am starting to like it.
     


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    fxh Senior member

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    I don't think so.

    I might have said a Sportscraft or Gazman sport coat can be a good buy at times depending on price. Sadly their quality and fit vary a lot at times. Gazman warehouse /sales outlet in Tooronga Road near Toorak Road is worth checking out.
     
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  3. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    My mistake. You were buying something with your son, it wasn't an intentional purchase but you got it anyway.
     


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    Agreed. Awesome post.

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  5. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Pulls on grenadine ties: how do you all prevent/deal with those?

    I seem to be averaging about 1 a day on my HC Grenadines at the moment which is a shame because I love them. At this rate they will be looking pretty tattered in a few months! I have reasonably calloused hands so this probably contributes, but they also seem to just appear for no reason.

    I have read that snipping them is akin to cutting a hole in the tie and should be avoided in favour of pulling back into the weave.

    I can't see how I can do this without going to great effort and having specialist equipment, however.

    Should I just snip them and accept that it's the kind of thing that's going to need to be replaced every year or so?
     


  6. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I think the fine weave (garza fina) grenadines seem to be a lot more delicate than the garza grossa ties. I've got four Kent Wang grenadines which are of the latter type and they've been fine after nearly a year.

    Garza grossa:
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    Garza fina:
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    More info here and here. A tailor should be able to fix the pulls, I believe.
     
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  7. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Looks like something the Kray twins would wear...
     


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    to the brisbane people that asked, details:

    This is just a reminder for you, your friends and work colleagues that my Solo Exhibition “Merry Sparks Pops Australia” commences tomorrow night, 22 November, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at C Gallery, 13A/23 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia. (The exhibition continues until 29 December 2012.)

    Free parking is available in a building directly opposite the gallery.


    I am not the artist but I do support her.

    EDIT: Also, if there's a meet up i won't be in Brisbane next week. I will be there Friday 30 Nov - 5 Dec.
     
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    Weren't we meant to be meeting on friday for coffee to hammer out the details?
     


  10. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I was exchanging PMs with Windowpane1967 and he suggested that we meet for lunch and coffee at 12pm on Friday 30 November.

    That would suit elvish, too, by the look of it.

    At that time, we could also discuss a potential dinner time and location.
     


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  12. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    I was asking about 100 pages back.

    RM Williams, Tanner Goods, Saddleback leathergoods (100 year warranty), Hunt Leather, Herringshoes. Et al.
     


  13. Windowpane1967

    Windowpane1967 Senior member

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    Correct, invitation is being crafted now.
     


  14. Gerry Nelson

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    These look pretty good if you don't mind mail ordering: http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-Accessories-cln-Belts/Categories

    Also these for casual belts: http://www.narragansettleathers.com/

    Have a look at this post: http://putthison.com/search/belts
     


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    do tailors also have expertise in reconstructing ties? i have a few wide ties i'd like to narrow down. they're beautiful patterns but haven't seen the light of day in a verrry long time.
     


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