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

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  1. lennier

    lennier Senior member

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    Well they've managed to keep them all pretty much in black and white (although I still saw someone in mid-grey..) but I'm not sure I'd call it black tie.
    The photo sequence on The Age site is pretty depressing. You have to get about a dozen photos in to the 45 photos before you even see a bow tie. Gary Ablett looks to be reasonably well put together in what appears to be a midnight blue shawl collar, with only pocket flaps as an eccentricity. Although he appears to be wearing a belt.
    The vast majority though are extremely loose interpretations of black tie, dominated by black neckties (including a striped one..) and all manner of fashion jackets that appear to be trying very hard to be anything but traditional. Note to footballers: the whole point of black tie is formal wear tradition.
    Age, experience and presumably money don't seem to help. Andew Demitriou looks like he grabbed the first thing he saw off the rack at the formal hire store on his way in.
    I'm far from a stickler for classic menswear on a day to day basis, but for black tie the rules are meant to at most be bent a little , not pounded to a pulp.:)
     
  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Guys,

    I'll be launching my own tie line, Henry Carter Neckwear in March next year. It won't be another SF based business though of course I'd be dumb not to put it out there, so I am looking in to doing some sort of advertising on this thread specifically aimed at the Aussies. Intl postage will be offered but I'll be looking to establish in the local market firstly and fore mostly.

    All will be sold via my website which will be up and running by the launch date in march, so the initial collection will be an autumn/winter collection. There will be some cool wool ties, some great basics and mostly just classics that most importantly, I would all wear.

    So why might you ask? Well it's important to point out that I haven't been inspired by the pantas and gshens for this adventure but rather by what I see as a gap in the Aussie market. A market dominated by players like Herringbone (too expensive), MJ Bale (too skinny), CR/Trenery (too generic), I really think given my experience in the industry and the market gaps I can make this work.

    This won't be a take over the world company, it will be starting small and growing very slowly, 11 designs in the first season and hopefully growing slowly from there adding some shirts and other bits and pieces in coming seasons. I have a few distinct points of difference I believe, which are quality (all completely handmade in Italy), exclusivity (only 20 per fabric made), price (around $79.95 for standard construction and $99.95 for 7 fold) and of course locality.

    I have a great supplier who makes for some very big names and I am testing out some samples now, which are just fantastic so I am very excited to see this all come together. When the time comes I'd be more than happy to look in to a trunk show at the very least in Sydney and maybe Melb as well if there is enough demand, giving you guys first chance to buy before going live in march.

    Cheers
    Jason
     
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  3. __PG__

    __PG__ Senior member

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    Agree..but I think his bow tie lets him down.
     
  4. jaac

    jaac Senior member

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    Sounds cool Jason. Somewhat related, anyone know where i can get a 1inch silver tie bar/clip in Aus? Nowhere stocks small ones and i don't really feel like shelling for double the value of the actual item in shipping from the U.S.
     
  5. blahman

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    Hahahaha! Sam Mitchell must be pissed! And Dane bloody Swan better not bloody win.
    I'm liking Dal Santo. Didn't see his jacket though.

    edit: Son of a bitch!
     
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  6. Sydguy

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    Hi Guys,

    There is a 'Pop Up' Herringbone store starting tomorrow from 7am @ 1 Martin Place.

    It runs for 3 or 4 days, based in Westin Hotel there.

    Of course I am not at work tomorrow so I'll miss all the normal sizes :(

    If anyone goes please let us know what they are clearing!

    Cheers
    JM
     
  7. "6"

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    All the best mate. watching this space :lurk:
     
  8. MickyD

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    tie fail by Dane Swan (though definately #winning on the GF front :) )

    I dunno why I'm watching this, I can't stand football....
     
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  9. eightace

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    Just purchased!

    Now, I have a question, well, a request. I'm off to Italy next month. Rome, Florence, Venice. Is there anything I should take advantage of (fashion wise) while I'm there?

    Cheers,

    Eightace
     
  10. blahman

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    I'll tell you: it's the boobies.
     
  11. MickyD

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    you might have me on that one.

    how could I be so shallow :embar: (quite easily!)
     
  12. ColdEyedPugilist

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    On ya mate. :)

    All the best, and we look forward to being your customers!
     
  13. JSSM

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    I might check it out, though I expect the only thing I'll be paying for is half an hour less sleep.
     
  14. jaypee

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    I checked it out this morning before work - Average at best.

    Some ok basic ties, but nothing different to the factory outlet. Just a heap more banker types floating around thinking that they're killing it
     
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  15. jhof5421

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    Agreed, however did manage to pick up a navy blue suit in the core line for 30% off which was nice.
     
  16. Henry Carter

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    Cheers guys.

    Re Herringbone sale, was there any blazers/sportscoats floating around by any chance? As it happens i'll be in Sydney on Thursday taking my partner to the airport, so was thinking about ducking in to the city in the arvo before heading home.
     
  17. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Good luck with it hope it works for you. Prices sound good, getting a good inexpensive tie in Canberra is getting pretty hard Blades Menswear are overstocked on bland conservative overpriced business ties and John Hanna have not had a sale of their ties since I can't remember and as for DJ's don't make me laugh. Was in Sydney on the weekend, and seriously considering a return think I have had enough of effing gum trees, public servants.
     
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  18. meister

    meister Senior member

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    AUD100 for a seven fold is good value = great value. The only thing you are fighting is the "anti-wearing a tie in the office" thing that is going around.

    Re Brownlow:

    Why would a woman as beautiful as Rebecca Twigley have the lips done? You gotta ask.

    Edelsten looked like he had come out of some cryogenic tube.

    No cascading boobs all pretty tame compared to a few years ago.

    A devout Muslim WAG wearing full Muslim attire = a total contrast with the Hollywood look of the other WAGs.

    A lot of bad fitting jackets on the blokes

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/gallery-e6frg6n6-1226147265412?page=1
     
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  19. jhof5421

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    There were quite a few in the navy cotton with light grey elbow patches, the navy denim style and the beige (which almost has a moleskin feel to it) which both have a lot of pick stitching. Other than that not a great deal.

    Can't wait to see the ties! All the best.
     
  20. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Great thanks for that (and the good luck). I quite liked the denim type one, saw it at the outlet a few weeks back but they didn't have any in my size then, I might check it out in the hope they have some 40R their.

    Cheers
    Jason
     
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