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

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  1. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I'm actually getting some swatches from a different mill at present that my maker says are very durable, as I have relayed the concerns over the grenadine pulling to him. I should have them before Xmas and have stock in march all going well. Grenadine is an open, looser weave though so is a lot more susceptible to this than a tightly woven fabric. I have read a few old threads on this and David Hober recommends pulling them through with a special tool though I must admit I do snip them neatly when one pops up, but I've managed to cut them down to almost none now by keeping my nails trimmed and hands moisturised.

    This is the thread I was thinking of from AAAA.

    http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...pulls-and-serious-doubts-about-Grenadine-ties
     
  2. thebrownman

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    This will be me when I present you with your cordovan scented invitation.


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    I have been very happy with the belts I just received from:
    http://www.equusleather.co.uk/

    Apart from a couple of them, they're very reasonable prices particularly when I compare with some 'Made in China' local purchases. Pretty happy buying from the UK due to saving on the 17.5% VAT + GST here... or is it 20% VAT now.. they keep bloody changing it!
     
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    Windowpane1967 Senior member

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    Very funny. Am not familiar with this Dexter character, Wallander was the preferred choice, however, am downloading Dexter series over the weekend, looks fantastic. Saw snippets of it last night on some doco on American TV. Thanks for this, made me laugh
     
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    Interesting you say that - on delivery I realised there would be no one available to collect the package, so I rang up and arranged to pick it up the same day, only had to wait 10 minutes at the depot for the driver to come back and collected it without any dramas.

    Interesting comment from Ken the Herring customer service manager - apparently the 10.5 F would be 3-4mm longer, but slightly narrower than the 10.0F. Does this sound correct?

    Incidentally, anyone want to buy a pair of Church's? Perth in Cocoa Suede & Legate in Black Calf, both 10.0F, worn once each. $220 plus postage
     
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    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    I can confirm a few things about Double Monk. They will open by 4 December and stock the following:

    John Lobb, GJ Cleverley, Edward Green and Crockett & Jones, Rubinacci accessories and a full range of Saphir shoe polish.

    Cannot wait to give these guys a look when I next get to Melbourne.
     
  7. Windowpane1967

    Windowpane1967 Senior member

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    +1. Be interesting to see what they charge for the Saphir, given I and many others here get it sent to us at a pretty good price.
     
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    Excellent, PMed.
     
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    Gilmour Senior member

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    I ordered my first lot of Saphir from shoe care in Holland he uses Fedex which is deer if you are just buying a few items but for my first order I had quite alot of gear so was not so bad.

    Where do you get your Saphir [​IMG]
     
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    I hope they have done their market research. I wear John Lobb and Edward Green, but I can't bring myself to pay Australian prices for them when they are readily available at cheaper prices elsewhere over the phone or online. Henry Bucks still charge 2,000 for Edward Green. I hope this new store's pricing is slightly more competitive.
     
  11. Geoffrey Firmin

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    On the subject of casual leather belts http://www.handmadeleatherbelts.co.uk/tanning.html by far the best made and value for money option via England. There used to be, years since I have been there, a couple of good leather workers selling belts at Paddington markets.
     
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    Left home without a pocket square--nightmare start to the day
     
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