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

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  1. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    Popped into herringbone today and noticed that they have a new mtm range available. Starts from 1300 for made in Belgian half canvassed I would presume they are made by van lack. The mtm manager has now claimed that the Otr suits are fully fused, made in china and thus the mtm is slot better. Not really sure what to think now, because the made in china suits don't appear to of lesser quality however there are subtle differences now just as fit, non working cuffs and apparently fusing. Perhaps the new mtm manager is mistaken, or that sadly the herringbone suits are now fused... Making it less appealing from a value perspective.
     
  2. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    While the HB suits are still priced the same? And as for pumps, not sure virtual clotheshorse ships to aust they have a couple of those. Not with a bow as well though.
    I got some trousers there which are identical to incotex at $60.
    I'm totally there Wednesday! Hopefully sz30-32 are still available.
     
  3. Bone19

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    Dominic Carbone is in East Brunswick. Adriano Carbone works in the Block Arcade in the CBD. Adriano has been discussed on Style Forum. I just point this out in case you Googled the surname. I have not been a customer of either tailor.

    Thanks Ned Kelly.

    I am aware of Adriano in the CBD, i was definitely after some info on Domenic Carbone based on Lygon Street BrunswicK East
     
  4. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Anyone know where to buy proper opera pumps for black/white tie in Melbourne?

    Broadland Slippers make pumps:

    www.broadlandslippers.co.uk
     
  5. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Are you Dandy or Peacock fxh?

    I'm proudly peacock. Rockin' pantaloons as we speak.


    In my 20's I would have said peacock and proud of it.

    Now my wife thinks I look like a Republican.
     
  6. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    ^ GOP or Malcolm Turnbull variety?
     
  7. tomee

    tomee Senior member

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    hi guys, long time reader seldom poster [​IMG]

    a really stupid question but i bought a suit last year off the rack, and am wondering can you goto a tailor and alter the suit to better fit me?
     
  8. appolyon

    appolyon Senior member

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    ^ tailors can do amazing work but are not miracle workers i.e. they can't turn a size 44 into a 38

    all depends on how off the mark it is
     
  9. blahman

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    Wow walked past KB on the way to work this morning. That place looks like a mess.
     
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    Tony Jones wore peak lapels last night on Q&A.
     
  11. tomee

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    ^ tailors can do amazing work but are not miracle workers i.e. they can't turn a size 44 into a 38

    all depends on how off the mark it is


    thanks for that.
    ill search this thread for some recommended tailors and see how we go [​IMG]
     
  12. Journeyman

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    thanks for that.
    ill search this thread for some recommended tailors and see how we go [​IMG]


    If you let us know which city you are in, I'm sure that people will chime in with some suggestions.
     
  13. tomee

    tomee Senior member

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    If you let us know which city you are in, I'm sure that people will chime in with some suggestions.

    doh, whoops [​IMG]

    im in melbourne
     
  14. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Adriano Carbone then? I'm sure there are many others, though.
     
  15. Geoffrey Firmin

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    ^ GOP or Malcolm Turnbull variety?
    I think GOP but Malcom Turnbull (shudder) isn't he the type of republican you have when not having a republic? Just went and booked a couple of seats for the Cure show at the Opera House and then forwarded the invite to a mate. I got very good seats but he is back in the boonies looks like the 31st is already sold out and the 1st June has gone the same way, and this is half an hour from when I received the email. Last saw them at the Palais Theater in 1980 or was it 81.
     
  16. jessis

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    I think GOP but Malcom Turnbull (shudder) isn't he the type of republican you have when not having a republic? Just went and booked a couple of seats for the Cure show at the Opera House and then forwarded the invite to a mate. I got very good seats but he is back in the boonies looks like the 31st is already sold out and the 1st June has gone the same way, and this is half an hour from when I received the email. Last saw them at the Palais Theater in 1980 or was it 81.
    Extremely jealous, from all accounts of recent shows they still have it!
     
  17. yoshii

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    Thanks for that Yoshii - at least he seems to be focusing on the evolution of the suit from the short notes. I think I'm in the CBD on Wednesday - might pop along if there is time.

    I think its 12.30 @Potter Fed Square - too not 11.05


    Sorry, i was referring to the date not time [​IMG]
    i should've used a / to separate it hehe

    I might drop by there myself if i have time.
     
  18. Tano

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    Im looking for loose fitting cargo/combat pants that i can wear to the gym. Something with a few pockets in a single colour and <$100.

    Can anyone recommend a store in Oz?
     
  19. Sator

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    I've pointed out to good friends that they shouldn't do up their bottom button because of a tradition going back to Henry VIII etc.
    BTW this is almost certainly a myth. For a start the story goes that Edward VII started this tradition (Henry VIII??? talk about fish growing bigger with time) because he gained too much weight and had to undo his bottom waistcoat button. Edward VII was such a fussy dresser he could not travel with any less than two valets, and he would have just ordered another dozen waistcoats from Henry Poole. Also, the tradition of having a show button at the bottom that couldn't be done up is older than Edward VII. In any case, I hate leaving my bottom waistcoat button undone. Can't stand it. And if you ever told me to undo it like Henry VIII, expect an earful from me. [​IMG]
     
  20. Bone19

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    Found out today from my tailor that Parker and Co are selling kiton suits for 13k. Would it be cheaper to grab a first class ticket to the US and pick one up?

    I wouldn't be surprised if there old stock from past seasons


    i believe parker sell kiton made 2 measure with a rediculous super # for that price.

    BTW, is your tailor in perth? as im not aware of many, actually i only know of 1
     
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