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

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  1. JimmyHoffa

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    Considering I will eventually buy a pair from both manufacturers, they don't see it as a waste of time.

    Service should be helpful and friendly to everyone, regardless of whether they end up purchasing a product or not. I thought that was commerce skills 101, but we are in Australia after all.

    EDIT: Didn't realise I was being trolled. Stick to measuring people Romp, you're not a nice troll.
     
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  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I could go on and on about Roger Shoe Repairs 88 Redfern St Redfern NSW 2016‎ (02) 9319 5420. This guy's work is excellent I took a pair of RM's to be resoled and they lasted nigh on 20 years before I had to have them resoled. Also he did an excellent job of replacing a zipper on a leather three quarter length leather bike jacket, sigh the jacket no longer fits but maybe my son might develop an interest in it.
     
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    Bought the pants.
     
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  4. Romp

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    Thanks heaps guys!
     
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    Interestingly enough i was there in 2008 and it took 3 days to find someone Scottish! And that was a uni student from Glasgow bemoaning the fact he was in the capital city of his own country and no one could understand him (expletives removed).
     
  6. Oli2012

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    Calm down bro.
     
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  7. Prof. B. Bear

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    TFW you get so good at picking out P.Johnson suits that you accost people in elevators asking if their digs are from PJ.

    To that guy in the ANZ building in Adelaide, sorry bro.
     
  8. FredAstaire1899

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    I agree about the half soles. I think it would be structurally unsound to Topy over a half sole for instance.

    Regarding the welt stitches, this is a problem, particularly as the number of stitches per inch increases, or the welt is cut close to the upper, or the shoes have a dress welt (like C&J). I don't know if they can adjust the number of stitches per inch on the machine. They certainly won't hand stitch them, except perhaps for those older gentlemen in Surry Hills, the Perkal Brothers.

    No cobblers have oak bark soles at hand either (although I can source them).

    They also don't replace the cork in a GY shoe.

    That's why I topy when the sole is good :).
     
  9. fxh

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    {wink}
     
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  10. Gerry Nelson

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    Got the green trousers earlier but got the last white shirt in 16.

    Thank you to all the medium sized people who bought the blue shirts (gingham and otherwise) - you just saved my wallet a whole load of stress [​IMG]
     
  11. Pink Socks

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    Actually GN, I am thinking of selling mine. It is just a touch tight for me, sadly, and rarely gets worn...
     
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  13. Pink Socks

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    Blue chambray Owen and James shirt - size medium.
     
  14. Gerry Nelson

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    So, only one pair of my shoes sold in my eBay sales. I got $70 for my RDX suit though. No PJs this time, I'll just cop something from SuitSupply.
     
  16. Gerry Nelson

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    That sounds like a smart move.
     
  17. Journeyman

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    Bummer.

    It is, however, really difficult to sell decent clothing for a decent price on the Australian eBay site. I suppose that it's a combination of a relatively small population and perhaps not such great awareness of what actually constitutes good clothing.

    A friend of mine has sold on both the Australian and US versions of eBay and he said that he has much better results when he lists on US eBay but, of course, the shipping is the problem, particularly as postage costs have increased considerably over the past couple of years.
     
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  18. Foxhound

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    Yeah, it's a huge bummer. I will try SF here, then I will try eBay US. Thanks heaps GF. I really don't want to post overseas.
     
  19. skeen7908

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    Just picked up one of the o&j safari "shackets" on a lark

    No idea what I'll do with it. Poor impulse control
     
  20. Oli2012

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    Foxhound, from memory your shoes were pretty high price.

    Consider half retail value at least.
     
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