Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
I literally don't own any clothing from non australian brands when it comes to formalwear.
What formal-wear do you own?
Businesswear might be a better term.
RM williams shoes, MJ Bale suits + shirts, HC ties, bonds. thats it.
You ever handled an $800 shoe from another maker? You clearly don't know enough to be making an informed comment. What does being locally sourced mean? Are you making excuses for the crap leather he uses?
Andrew McDonald's shoes look and feel second-rate. That's generous. They are horrendously over-priced. Just because you made it with your hands, doesn't mean it is any better than something made by machine.
Look, I'm Australian too. As much as I'd love to support a local operation, I'm going to call an orange an orange. His shoes are over-priced and poor quality relative to that price. You'd be extremely better off spending your money on mid-tier English shoes, such as Crockett & Jones.
Our Popovers just left New England
I few guys might not agree with what we did though - Full cutaway, no pocket, mid length placket, cut shorter so it can be worn out or in and in Queen's oxford cloth instead (cotton linen was freaking expensive - would have brought it up to $250ish a shirt!)
Also introducing a pale blue dress shirt to the range and restocking some of the sizes that have sold out of our existing range.
When I get your feedback on the new shirts then we have another drop in January to expand on the styles that everyone likes.
Any more loafers coming out anytime soon Romp?
I'm smashing the ones I bought. They are just fantastic.
Awesome. It sounds very Agnelli. I applaud you guys for doing something different - there are already a million OCBD popovers out there. Shame about the linen though! That is really damn expensive.
FR has a pitch on Floris 89 as being Bond's favourite after shave in todays L&L.
Henry Bucks and few other outlets have stocked it for years.
I wonder if its time has come and will it turn into this years Eternity?
I suppose it is my inner goth ninja coming out.
I'll probably reserve judgement until I see or try them. I wasn't personally voucing for the shoes or their quality or style, but rather commenting that there does seem to be enough supprt for some relatively niche products in the Australian market, and extrapolating from there.
Trust me. There's nothing in the way of shoesmakers or tailors here. Even the shoe repair place is pretty weird.....
Sad to say its common in most large rural towns/cities now. When I lived in WW there was only one tailor who was reducded to alterations only. As for shoes well it was either RM or Rosi work boots.
I found that if I wanted to buy clothing I had to travel to Albury where they were a couple of good shops whose sales alone were worth the trip.
I changed this to resemble my experience of shopping in Australia
Heading into a (physical!) MJ Bale store to lift my suit game today - will probably opt for the 2 for 1000 deal depending on what's on offer. Definitely a charcoal/grey (thinking the Mudgee Grey Weave - looking at you, Jason/Charlie's Wardrobe!) and maybe a blue/navy.
Sydneysiders, is there much difference between the flagship Woollahra store and the others in terms of the range/stock they have on offer? Westfield Syd is more convenient but I don't want to be left hanging for choices.
Ive been biting my tongue watching the discussion deteriorate.
One of the best things about the Aussie thread is the lack of snarkiness that is present in the other threads. I dont care if the reason for the snarkiness is valid in some cases but overall the Australian thread has been devoid of the name calling, arguments, and "get the last word in mentality".
Can we please just get back to the old methods please. I want to see pictures of shoes rather than pages of well crafted vitriol.
Well if you talk the talk you better walk the walk at cawfee. I expect to see those cordovan boots at the least on Saturday.
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