Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Yeah this gets a thumbs up from me. I quite like it.
have you guys seen the new meermin styleforum mto shoe? fuuuark, it will look amazing
Picked up a new P Johnson piece today. Trying out the latest Loro Piana 3ply blue-grey weave s120s. Open weave super light and its navy with a grey thread. Matte yet lustrious.
Fully handfinished, half lined, notch lapels, soft shoulder, welt/flap pockets, kissing buttons, button fly, 2inch cuff and the best touch...
Patrick added some camo pocket detailing as a little surprise (he knows me well)
LOVE the camo detailing.. ill try to get a better picture tomorrow
It's very English. Straight lines, sharp silhouette. Quite different from the soft shouldered Neapolitan style preferred by the iGentry. It's also very well cut, which a lot of American suits aren't.
I can see how this might jar a little on this forum.
For those interested Mr Nice Guy Nelson has put some photographs of Double Monk up on his splendid Tumblr site (well worth checking out for a daily dose of Melbourne beauty).
I put a few Double Monk pics up on my blog for anyone who's interested:
[FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/37901826246/chris-schaerfe-of-double-monk-in-melbourne-a[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/37901828467/bespoke-cleverleys-rubinacci-slippers-abbeyhorn[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/37901830507/john-lobb-and-edward-green-shoes-at-double-monk[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/37901832227/a-skulk-of-foxes-and-other-assorted-goodies-at[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/37901960648/the-lampshade-and-double-taps-at-double-monk[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]I'm sure there will be some professionally taken shoe pictures at some point so I thought I'll capture some other aspects of the shop that I really liked.[/FONT]
[FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Worth a trip![/FONT]
Good work Gerry. Thought you might post here, sorry I jumped the gun.
No problem - I didn't know whether to post here or not since there weren't too many shoe shots. For the record, I came away with nothing but a smile on my face and a warm fuzzy feeling
And a few new things for the wish list?
Should def post here, people are very interested (me among them).
Did you happen to see prices on Belgraves? I might order a pair over phone Edit: I can't find a website or phone number?
QFT. And not just among our US colleagues, frankly.
This is the website but there's nothing there yet: http://doublemonk.com.au/
C&J benchgrades are $485, handgrades are $585 and the phone number is (03) 9417 3335.
gilt.com currently have Free International Shipping over $50 order. If you use my referral link you will also get $25 off your first order.(I will also get $25 credit form gilt once your order ships). I have been ordered from gilt few times over last 12 months. They use DHL express and takes about 1 week for good to be delivered to Australia.
Below is the ref link - so you get $25 creidt on your first order.
I have pickets up a cotton Incotex Trousers at $69.
Gerry just checked out your brog; and are these yours?
If so me Gerry....see what I did there
Fair point given the overheads mentioned and we are talking about City prices. Note however, besides measurements and fittings on site, Argy's complete all alterations off site in their warehouse in Surry Hills.
I mention expensive and it's all relative. I'm accustomed to the cheap rates charged by tailors out in western Sydney (Parramatta, Fairfield & Cabramatta).
How much are Leiluna charging for repairs? If you're pleased with results and costs from your current tailor then I don't see why you would change.
Don't get me wrong though, Argy's certainly do a decent job. Andrew Wilkes is the man you need to talk to. From my conversations with Andrew, I understand that Hugo Boss and Harrold's also send their alterations over to them as well -- I've seen the backroom full of their suits. I get my tailoring done at Argy's purely for convenience sake (as I work within Chifley Tower).
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