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

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  1. The False Prophet

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    Rhodes and Beckett or even MJ Bale on special is a better bet, I reckon.
     
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  2. Superfudge

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    You can buy great wide shoulder wooden coathangers from Woolworths, I think they're 3 for $5. They're made by a charity for disabled people, but the quality is fine. Obviously they're very heavily supervised.
     
  3. Oli2012

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    Herringbone is awesome too. Their shirts and ties were really impressive when I checked them out.

    Unfortunately their online presence sucks (they currently don't have a single suit on there) and their pricing isn't quite as competitive as MJ Bale.
     
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    I don't like their shoulders, but the body of their jackets fits me to a 'T'. A great slim fit and much better than I expected.
     
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    Thanks, I'll check that out next time I'm in a woolies.
     
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  7. Osiris2012

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    In todays day and age I find it quite frustrating that their website is pretty useless but I guess they if it had much more on there they would have more emails to answer, more returns and exchanges to deal with etc. Maybe even stocking is an issue, I know MJ Bale has had a few hiccups with stocking and the online store, even now im pretty sure they just allocate a handful of x y z every cpl of months and thats it rather than keeping it actively up to date.
     
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    Anyone get on DJ sale yet? Some pretty good deals there now that they're additional 25% off sale stock.

    Melb CBD store I would have jumped on 2 suits if they're my size.

    MJ bale s100 2b charcoal cbd-as-you-can-get suit $250. Size 38. I was so tempted to jump on it as its a slim 38 and im 36.

    The other big one is a grey SB Paul smith luxury suit. Size 40. $1700~ down to $375.
     
  9. lennier

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    Yes, they have a very english silhouette (surprise surprise) but they're decently made, half canvassed and on sale can be extremely good value (online, probably less so via Myer or their Collins St store). R&B are very similar for a lot more money and MJ Bale are a completely different silhouette and a cut above in quality and cost. I had a couple of Lewin suits but very structured shoulders neither appeal nor suit my build so I no longer wear them.
     
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    Will keep an eye out for the PS suit!
     
  11. FredAstaire1899

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    I received the new silver grenadine from Henry Carter today, and I am very happy with the quality and attention to detail in making. It has a nice drape without being too thick (which for me kills the flow of the tie). It also has a much more formal look than the large weave and there is no chance of mistaking it for a knit, and it also feels more snag proof than the larger weave. It is thinner around the neck than the blade, so it should tie a thicker knot well if required.

    I saw some Borrelli and Stefano Ricci ties the other day, and these loose little to them, with obviously a much lower expenditure.

    Make me a burgundy and gold/yellow stripe next Jason!
     
  12. MiguelSF

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    Gents, I'm interested in the 1880 Rothschild, but can't seem to find a birds-eye view of the shoe...!!
    I'd like the shoe to be "pointy-ish", I'm not really a fan of snub-nosed type shoes... But nothing elf-like of course...
    So my question is if someone owns one, care to share some pics? Please.. [​IMG]


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    Alternatively, I'm thinking a brogue like the 1880 Haig, but not sure if it would be considered "loud" for work -
    My industry is Insurance - Marketing & Development) Generally out and about most days of the week... Your tips are appreciated!

    Miguel
     
  13. The Ernesto

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    I would go the Strand in Loake if you wanted a semi brogue at that price. Pediwear is having a summer sale, the Strand is discounted if you are on their email list. For a plain cap toe the Aldwych is also part of the sale.
     
  14. MiguelSF

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    Yes, its an awesome deal, free shoe trees and silk tie too!.

    Indeed, I saw the Strand, but my concern is that my foot is quite narrow, and I re-measured, so I'm much closer to an E fitting, hence the Rothschild...
    I'm sure I could wear thicker socks... I just don't want to miss out on their sale so a gamble might be required... Decisions...
     
  15. The Ernesto

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    The sale notification I got didn't include shoe trees or a tie, it was 35 quid off a selection of shoes from Loake, Barker and Trickers I think.

    Are you near a DJs? You could go in and try a few on and check widths.
     
  16. JohnsNotHere

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    Rothchild looks pretty nice on the pediwear site. Brogues in black I wouldn't call too loud... in tan on the other hand...
     
  17. MiguelSF

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    Cheers, I work in Sydney CBD, so I might check them out tomorrow if I can find a Loake in my size.

    Yes, love the Rothschild... But then again, I like the Haig/Strand. Might buy both?!! Too many excuses to burn my tax refund..

    Pediwear also sell Saphir, but I'm a Kiwi fan, however I'd like to give the French stuff a go.
     
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    DJ don't have any 1880s, you need to try Joseph's, or Henry Bucks.
     
  19. MiguelSF

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    Joseph's on Strand Arcade? They never seemed very helpful... Been there a few times.

    Henry Bucks is on O'Connell St, I think I'm headed that way tomorrow.. Thanks for the tip, I've never been! [​IMG]
     
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    I would suggest emailing Pediwear as well. As for Henry Bucks, I only saw some CJ and Loake 1880s, but only on the Capital F last, so you can try them on and to see if they are too wide.
     
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