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

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  1. jobro

    jobro Senior member

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    Saw some guy in seersucker pants, suede tassel loafers and a dark linen jacket this morning on the fremantle line train to Perth. Styleforumer?[​IMG]
     


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    Saw some guy in seersucker pants, suede tassel loafers and a dark linen jacket this morning on the fremantle line train to Perth. Styleforumer?[​IMG]

    Don't know about Perth, but I think I spotted potential SF members in Melbourne on Thursday and Friday.

    Thursday morning (say 8:30am) - khaki suit, white linen pocket square, brown shoes (from memory), walking down Queen St towards Flinders St; I suspect off to the Herringbone sale since I was coming from it.

    Friday at around lunch time - Navy windowpane blazer, white (silk?) pocket square, stone (?) pants and brown suede shoes. Spotted outside 500 Bourke St.
     


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    I just called up Alterations Now on Collin St. and asked them about the pricing for suit jacket alterations...

    They were saying something like $40-$75 for just taking the waist in and around $30-$45 for shortening the sleeves.

    I don't know whether or not the sleeves are done via the shoulders but are these prices about correct?
     


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    Try Katrina's Designs at the top end of Bourke St.

    Not sure what the prices are - but normally when I rock up with a new suit I end up paying somewhere from $50-$100 on alterations. (usually pants waist and hems, jacket waist, sleeve length and back).
     


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    Try Katrina's Designs at the top end of Bourke St.

    Not sure what the prices are - but normally when I rock up with a new suit I end up paying somewhere from $50-$100 on alterations. (usually pants waist and hems, jacket waist, sleeve length and back).


    $50-$100 to include all that and tidying up the back is a really good price IMO.
     


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    Try Katrina's Designs at the top end of Bourke St.

    Not sure what the prices are - but normally when I rock up with a new suit I end up paying somewhere from $50-$100 on alterations. (usually pants waist and hems, jacket waist, sleeve length and back).


    What the fack...$100 for all that is a steal!

    I work on Collins St so I guess it's quite the commute there...haha.
     


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    Try Katrina's Designs at the top end of Bourke St. Not sure what the prices are - but normally when I rock up with a new suit I end up paying somewhere from $50-$100 on alterations. (usually pants waist and hems, jacket waist, sleeve length and back).
    Now I feel ripped off. They charge me heaps more than that! edit: Oh wait, I had to have jacket shortened and another pair of pants let out too...But still that sounds like I'm charged $50 more. P.S. just came back from Hugo Boss Outlet. Bought a Boss Selection wool tie $53. Found out I look sexy in a light purple shirt and I fit into Boss size 34US perfectly, no need to alter waist, back or even the sleeves at all. The 34 I tried on was a Cotton/Silk medium blue casual sports jacket - Queen sharp model. No way I'm paying $500 for it though.
     


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    OK - maybe I should double check my receipts! [​IMG] The last suit I had altered there cost about $100 - that was my much talked about linen suit mentioned a few weeks back. Anyhow, I had the jacket waist taken in, the sleeves taken up, the back adjusted and the pants hemmed. It might be because I typically only have a little taken in or let out and never over complicated? The other thing about them is Katerina's is they will give you a discount. When I first discovered them (and SF), I pretty much took in every suit I owned over a period of two months - I was there pretty much every week. Each time I went in the main guy would take a few bucks off here and there or round it down. Anyhow, that's how I remember it, but the responses here are questioning my memory [​IMG]
     


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    Last time I had things done cost me $200. Back, sides, shorten jacket, tucked in back of collar, finished sleeves, finished pant hems, tapered pants, let out 2nd pair of pants... It was originally going to be about $220. I asked them to just round it off to an even $200 and they agreed.
     


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    Last time I had things done cost me $200. Back, sides, shorten jacket, tucked in back of collar, finished sleeves, finished pant hems, tapered pants, let out 2nd pair of pants... It was originally going to be about $220. I asked them to just round it off to an even $200 and they agreed.

    Never had a jacket shortened, how did they go at it?
     


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    Thursday morning (say 8:30am) - khaki suit, white linen pocket square, brown shoes (from memory), walking down Queen St towards Flinders St; I suspect off to the Herringbone sale since I was coming from it..
    Hah, that was me.... They were burgundy shoes though! Quite proud of myself that I managed to resist temptation at the sale.
     


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    Never had a jacket shortened, how did they go at it?
    No complaints there at all jacket turned out great. The only complaint I have with Katrinas is that for hemming the pants they seem to prefer doing them with a full break, but can always ask them to shorten a bit more so not really a complaint. Spotting SFer on Melbourne streets sounds easy then haha. Spot a guy with a pocket square, funky suit and shoes that are not black going down to Katrina's or one of the sales events?
     


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    Unless DJs, Blades, John Hanna or that one on the corner of London Circuit, the name of which escapes me completely, have some, you'll probably be waiting for a Sydney trip I'm afraid.

    Ken Cook Menswear? Their window displays always look great, but I've never actually been in there.
     


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    Hah, that was me.... They were burgundy shoes though!

    Quite proud of myself that I managed to resist temptation at the sale.


    Lol. Good on you. My wallet didn't fare so well, picked up a suit ($599 for a fully canvassed merino wool windowpane suit. I am only human) and a couple of wool ties.

    Saw quite a lot of suits still there in various sizes. Selection of ties and shirts in my size didn't impress.

    Brown cap-toe oxfords looked pretty decent - but steep ($350) for what they are (looks like Cheaney's or Loakes to me). $350 is very close to benchgrade C&J's from plal.
     


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