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

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  1. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    I like the collar on the expedition.

    Nice looking jumpers, but crikey, I would cook in one of those down here on the coast - even in the depths of what passes for winter here.
     


  2. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    Nice one, Geoffrey Firmin. I have the JCrew Bayswater peacoat. Bought it in NY in 2010. It's very hardy, I wear it regularly in winter. Mine has the thinsulate lining which adds virtually zero bulk and from what I understand, adds to its insulation properties. Have to admit, the buying process for me was more along the lines of, "I'm fucking cold. What's the warmest coat you have?"
     


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    I've done a search on where I can find Makr goods in Sydney, but that's been a grand failure. The 'stockist' page on the Makr website brings me to websites of stores in Sydney that are incredulously difficult to navigate, and leave you more confused than before you navigated there. Hipsters.

    Anyone here has a better idea? I'm looking for the simple leather key fob. I know Makr ships to Sydney, but before forking out half the total cost, just for shipping, I thought I'd pop this question on the thread first.
     


  4. LonerMatt

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    Buddy, winter can't come soon enough. I can't wait to bust out my knitwear and jackets.


    Soooon.

    Although here there are days in the 30s until Easter.


    I agree. I've considered moving to somewhere COLD so many times (Canada, USA, Europe)
     


  5. El QUaG

    El QUaG Senior member

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    I would recommend starting with a plain white shirt, using a fabric which is in stock and readily available. Ask Charles, as he may take you to the production space where all the fabrics are stored.

    Using a fabric already available will equate to a quicker turn around time for initial fitting and works out cheaper. It also means you can see the fabric in person (touch and feel if you need to) and compare with other options.

    Prepare a list of details you require before heading out (collar, cuff, button type, placard, etc). Will make the process much quicker and easier. Explain your situation and requirements as he is always able to accommodate.

    There are always plenty of shirts already completed and hanging near the front of the store, awaiting pick up from other clients. Peruse through as it may help you get an understanding in terms of look and feel of finished product and maybe give you ideas for different options. There are always numerous different white shirts at the front for clients with varying requirements in different fabric options.
     


  6. El QUaG

    El QUaG Senior member

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    Might be best calling Footage in Darlinghurst to see if they stock.

    I know Capsule Store stock Tanner Goods, who also make leather key fobs as well. Slightly different in design but still quite simple. Best to check with Capsule Store direct to see what is in stock.

    I bought a Makr wallet online a year or so ago, and went through similar dramas trying to locate a local store with free shipping. At the time, I found Mr Mister but the business has since undergone a change in direction.
     


  7. Spandexter

    Spandexter Senior member

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    I've forayed into the WYAW thread for the first time for a bit of fun (cheers CW for your comment).

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  8. LonerMatt

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    I received a knit tie from Tobias today, in burgundy (really liked Gerry's from the other night). Quality product and a great price.

    Might be back from some more once I learn how to tie it properly (my first knit tie).
     


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    Don't tell me you've disposed of the Unofficial SF Aus Members Tie Toby?? :confused:
     


  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    The Unofficial SF Aus Members - sold by an Official SF Aus Member to boot!
     


  11. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I think mine's awesome. I usually use a double four in hand:
     


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    Speaking of winter and sweaters in manly/fisherman styles: where would I go to in melbourne to try out thick cashmere sweaters or cardigans preferably a cable knit sweater but a thick manly cardigan wouldn't go astray.
    P.S. Any reviews on Henry Carter bow ties? Thinking of grabbing one with a knit tie.
     


  13. LonerMatt

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    Good luck is my only piece of advice.

    There are plenty of great knit wear (wool) brands around:

    SNS Herning
    Inis Mearn
    Neighbour
    Howling by Morrison
    Epaulet
    SEH Kelly
    Intervallan
    Berg and Berg
    Drakes

    No stock lists in Australia, though!

    Also, cable knit is almost never cashmere. I'd hesitate to buy cashmere completely unless I was confident in the maker (and most makers I am not confident in the quality and finishing of their cashmere). There are some exceptions (Drakes and Epaulet come to mind). Skip the cashmere, it's a luxury product that is unreliable and difficult to have faith in, especially new. Virgin wool is more robust, much easier to find in high quality and substantially cheaper (want a genuine cashmere cardigan that's under $400? Hard to find!). Cashmere blends are easier to find (but again, how much does 10-15% cashmere add to a product?).

    Quite happy to elaborate and talk about knitwear until the sun goes down and comes up.
     
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  14. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Well, they are awesome :)

    Umm, ask g-banger, he has one and by all accounts is very happy with it, but don't take my word for it I'm sure he'll chime in.
     


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