Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Where in Castlereagh St is he, out of interest?
What sort of price should I expect to pay for a shirt by Charles Nakhles @ Paramatta? I need several standard, every-day plain white business shirts. I am wasting too much money trying to find a OTR brand with a good fit and just wondering if it would be more cost effective to go the bespoke route. I am just asking for ball park prices here, I realise a lot of variables come into play. I have read about $250 which would be the sweet spot for me.... but that information may be outdated.
Sorry no idea John; but I think having a single pale blue shirt made with those whites would add more versatility.
Like Mr Bean when he finally dried his pants?
Why don't you give him a call and find out?
Why am I experiencing deja vu here? ...
Did you think my suggestion was illogical?
Sorry - my computer seems to have developed a stutter.
DR going in for Carminas. I am not sure whether to C&J or Carminas for my next shoe :\.
No. The whole conversation seems to have started in the same fashion as the P Johnson queries we had a few pages back. Checkstar and P. Bear completely flew off the handle, if you can recall?
May be worth checking out the online MTM offerings first - you can get pretty good results and decent fabrics for $60-$80 each (down to $40 if you prefer, but I don't know what the fabric is like), or as high as you'd like.
Carmina - 110% Carmina.
Don't know if they are the best. I have used Brice's and also Coombs Shoe Service @ Strand Arcade. Both do good job. Both will charge you $45.
But again anyone can apply topy with the right tools.
155 Castlereagh street just outside the Piccadilly Arcade on the DJ's men's side (they used to be in the old Imperial Arcade). Mr. Brice doesn't own the store, it was bought from him ~ 50 years ago by a late (very nice) gentleman called Michelle. Michelle also bought Coomb's in the Strand Arcade from Mr. Coomb. I personally believe the service and work done at Brice's to be better, although some of the repairer's do move between the two shops, and Coomb's is still good too. They also sell all the Collonil conditioners, creams and sprays and Angelus shoe polish.
With regards to a Topy sole, you can choose the colour of the rubber and whether or not you want the sole to be stained or inked. You can also choose between all rubber heel toplifts (some have a red dot for Topy which I don't like - so specify against me thinks) or 1/2 leather 1/2 rubber ones. Expect to pay about 40-50 for the Topy, ~70 for Topy and toplift.
For what its worth, my family has used them for at least 30 years and the work is almost always spot on and neatly done straight away. If there is a subsequent problem, they'll fix it up for free without any hassle whatsoever.
I think i'll wait for Rob's answer. Everything he wears, except his popover, I envy to the nth degree.
TBM, did you get yours through the Armory?
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