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

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  1. jmills

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    You signed up just to join in on that conversation?
     
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    Yeah, I googled "where can I be an effective tool?"
     
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    I don't know how to respond to this, but I hope you bear no ill will towards me. Perhaps caricature may have been a better word to describe Top Hat Guy. He may have been known by many on campus, but surely not everything uttered after his name was positive.
     
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    Just wanted to say thanks to those who responded to my query about what I guess is a bit of an ivy league look.

    I'm used to medicos - so suit and tie - this is related but more subdued. Going to experiment a little but I'm pretty confident I'll only new a few pieces to 'dress down' my CBD wardrobe.
     
  5. Chows Tuddon

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    It's unlikely Double Monk will have sales. It's not really how they want to roll - their prices are about as low as they can go already and Chris can hold onto stock, nor does a sale fit into the kind of image they want to cultivate.

    Tony and Sebastian at AT do sales once or twice a year, depending on stock. They had a huge one just after Christmas, sort of as a stimulus package for a slow winter. There were C&J hand grades for $399 and bench for $350.

    I looked in at the Jermyn St and Burlington Arcade shops last weekend and it's still not really much cheaper than Double Monk. The Edward Green sale is more enticing. Many of the hand grades here in the UK are priced at upwards of RRPGBP475.00. Even with discounts, the falling dollar against the pound means that Chris' prices are currently pretty hot and will be till a majority of his stock has been purchased at the new and diminishing rate.


    Yours,
    Sweatpants guy.
     
  6. Chows Tuddon

    Chows Tuddon Member

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    No, of course not. I'm just being a dickhead.
     
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    From what I've read, the main difference between a Loake and C&J etc is that the sole is stitched aloft as opposed to being bevelled which is the more arduous process. I can't see the leather quality being that much better if it has to go through an A4 machine, I could be wrong though.

    FWIW, Cresta in Chippendale own the Australian distribution. Their site advertises the overseas corrected grain models exclusively.
     
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    Only 10 pounds?! Their RRP difference is like 150 pounds!
     
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    Agree with almost everything here, except for your comment re GST. The government does not get 10% GST of retail, because the vendor can claim back the GST paid on the expenses incurred in getting the shoes to you.
     
  10. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ You can charge that much extra when you have such high demand for your products.

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    Coat: Riviera
    Shirt: Kamakura
    Tie: Henry Carter dark blue knit
    Trousers: Henry Carter super dooper single pleated, side adjusted, higher rised, made in Italy mid grey flannel pre-production samples.
    Shoes: Carmina burgundy derbies
     
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  11. Gerry Nelson

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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Good to meet Matt and catch up with some of the other guys last night at the Supper Club. Matt, I went home and finished a book, just to make sure you don't get too far ahead. :)
     
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    Sand > Brown

    I think you are confusing net profit and gross profit - most retail businesses do not have more than 15% net profit .. between 5-10% is the norm.

    Gross profit varies depending on the type of business (i.e. discretionary vs staple) and the volumes. Discretionary retail businesses is not uncommon to have 60-80% first gross margins and 40-50% gross margin after markdown (Cue, CR, Just Jeans etc).

    You would then have something like 10-15% labour costs, 15% rent costs and up to 10% in other/admin costs which brings yours net profit back to the 5-10% range. The swing factor is the markdown - the biggest cost in retail is actually going from your first margin to your final gross margin.
     
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    Shame I wasn't in town yesterday or I would have tried to rock along. Always good to meet another guitarist/sartorialist :)
     
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    Crappy pics, sorry.

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    Coat: Versace
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    Shirt: Brooks Brothers
    Tie: Canali
    Slacks: Paul Smith
    Shoes: Edward Green
     
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    Gerry are those Carminas? Lovely.

    Great to catch up with CD and Gerry and meet LonerMatt and Coxaca last night at Supper Club.
     
  18. gyasih

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    Those are EG Dovers
     
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    Those are indeed EG Dovers - welcome to the Aussie Members thread, gyasih!

    It definitely was a nice catch up yesterday. Hope some more people can come along to the next one.
     
  20. gyasih

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    I've been lurking for awhile, Mate.
     
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