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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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    Some more teasers for tomorrow night

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    Woven floral 7 folds

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    Mixed bag - silk, wool/silk, silk repp all 7 fold. There are a few 9cm ties too for the 9cm lovers out there.

    That's all I'll have time to photo now (there's still more though), so see everyone that's coming along tomorrow night.
     
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  2. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    If anyone's interested in just getting some cloth and taking it to their own tailor, you can sign up to receive an e-mail from the Huddersfield Cloth Company via their website and you will receive regular updates about discounted lengths of cloth.

    The cloth in this week's e-mail wasn't to my taste (too much self-striped, beige wool for my liking!) but there were a couple of nice fabrics in last week's e-mail.



    Perhaps we are all just figments in the imagination of some highly sentient being, and our whole existence and our assumption of free will is just an illusion!
     
  3. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    Yes i work for the william morris agency. how's your zink and son suits going btw? I was anticipating seeing how the bespoke would turn out. Are you based in sydney?
     
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    The Ernesto Senior member

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    They said on telly the other night that reality could just be a two dimensional hologram projected on to the surface of the universe. I thought this sounded about right but the missus was having none of it.
     
  5. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Suits are very well, thank you.

    Click the links in my sig to see if I'm real or not.
     
  6. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I think that this argues against your existence as a separate entity, as you're probably just a character created for promotional purposes! :D
     
  7. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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    Very well done, Gerry!

    I took out a 'just for the hell of it piece' this morning too.


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  8. Simon at Elite

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    True but we're talking extremely high class tailoring here at prices that represent real value..Do you know any Australian tailor that will fully hand stitch a suit for under a grand including the cost of the cloth? The tailor that we use for suits of this standard makes nothing else but suits for bespoke tailors (mostly in Hong Kong) and the standard of tailoring we are demanding is higher than he normally uses for them. Although, if you're happy with machine stitching we can arrange it at an even lower price however, at under $1,000 for a suit of this standard of cloth why not go for something better.

    I doubt any tailor operating a store could survive on the margins we're using. Naturally there are advantages in dealing locally but I'd ask even then where is your suit going to be actually made.

    I didn't mind the blue windowpane. For some reason I'm into windowpane fabric at the moment. It must be the Matt Preston influence
     
  9. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Nice, Nabil! Sometimes you just have to do it!
     
  10. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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    Especially if it's your actual army uniform.
     
  11. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Well in that case he should have hired a better firm of script writers.
     
  12. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    True!

    There's some camo you have to earn*



    *(c) nabilmust
     
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    That's right Jason - we've given Matt who has worked with Tom in Melb for a while now the opportunity to branch out on his own in Suit Shop. The Melbourne guys here may already know him - he's a really great guy and perfect fit in this new venture.

    June on the other hand is HAWT [​IMG]
     
  14. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    The good ol no. 4.

    Brings back memories...
     
  15. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Yes - Matt, while a very nice looking man in his own right, is no June.
     
  16. Manuhiri

    Manuhiri Well-Known Member

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    I can vouch for the fact that Matt is a top man. I was very satisfied with his knowledge and expertise when he did my fitting. Looking forward to seeing the results.
     
  17. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I agree. I'd have no issue getting fitted by Matt and chances are that one of these days, I will ...
     
  18. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    just out of curiosity, were the tailors who made your Elite suit, savile row trained?
     
  19. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Maybe from here? [​IMG]
     
  20. Simon at Elite

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    No.

    They started in their fathers workshop as soon as they could walk and were trained by their family. As were their fathers and their grand fathers and their great grandfathers and so on.

    Many Asian tailoring families go back many generations and in some cases have a family history of tailoring for well over a century.

    Our main specialist bespoke tailors have a training arrangement with a Savile Row tailoring house whereby they receive training on a quarterly basis to ensure they continue to keep their skills up to date with the latest tailoring methods.

    A bit like Continuing Professional Development.
     
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