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

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  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Sydneysiders,

    I am going to be in town over the weekend and plan on going around to various establishments to try on shoes before I make a purchase a bit further down the track.

    Can anyone tell me if there is anyone who stocks Carmina's at all. I pretty much know where to go to find most everything I want to check out except for Carmina's.

    LPS [​IMG]


    No Carminas in Sydney but Herringbone (Macquarie Place near Circular Quay and Bent St. for C&J. Harrolds also have an Italian selection (Santoni Artioli etc) in the new Mid City Centre and the best (free) cup of coffeee in Sydney IMO. The Strand 'Josephs' have some shoes on sale mainly their Spanish home brand standard UK business styles (goodyear)and some nice Churchs though beware the binder Churchs leather ones. Other than that there is Xile in the Martin Place and also QVB and they have some nice stuff like Maurizi though binder/corrected grain is creeping into even the de Tomassos they stock. Henry Bucks also stock some shoes like Fratelli Rossetti and so does Vince Melouney in Elizabeth St.
     


  2. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    Goign to melbourne in a couple of weeks, any suggestions on good places to get watches that may be on sale?

    Actually, how about places with clothes that are on sale?
     


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    fxh Senior member

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    Thanks for the response. I already have a Navy suit with peak lapels for more formal occasions so I'm thinking about getting either a unlined 'ocean blue' type colour or a golden/brown checked SC. I was even contemplating a shortish DB'ed SC but don't know if I have the balls to wear it often enough that it would be worthwhile. Although, this type of look seems fairly easy to pull off and pretty similar to my style:



    This one seems as though it would be very flexible in that it would be appropriate pretty much all year round.

    Any preferences/comments on the two? I know I have to bite the bullet sooner or later and just make up my mind but as you can probably tell I'm rather indecisive.


    A jacket like the brown check is surprisingly versatile - works with a tie or more casual and it also works with lot of different coloured pants.

    In fact its hard to find a colour of pants it doesn't work with. Even works with navy pants - when not much else does. Brown jackets pick up brown shoes nicely too.

    And whats more not everyone has a brown jacket (or 4 in my case)
     


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    __PG__ Senior member

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    Italian Imports are having a sale, including Valentino suits at $836
     


  5. Banana Cognac

    Banana Cognac Senior member

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    Goign to melbourne in a couple of weeks, any suggestions on good places to get watches that may be on sale?

    Actually, how about places with clothes that are on sale?


    Check Monards on Collins st for watches, as for clothes just about everyone is having a sale, check out Incu on flinders lane, Acne at GPO (Bourke st mall) and DJ's. There are some cool stores on Little Collins st that are worth checking out.
     


  6. budgiesmuggler

    budgiesmuggler Well-Known Member

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    I'm in need of a decent dry cleaner in Sydney. Any recommendations?

    Also, I can't bring myself to buy an off the rack suit. Can anyone recommend a decent, and well priced, tailor in Sydney? Or do I have to wait until my next holiday to UK/HK?
     


  7. The Upright Man

    The Upright Man Senior member

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    A jacket like the brown check is surprisingly versatile - works with a tie or more casual and it also works with lot of different coloured pants.

    In fact its hard to find a colour of pants it doesn't work with. Even works with navy pants - when not much else does. Brown jackets pick up brown shoes nicely too.

    And whats more not everyone has a brown jacket (or 4 in my case)


    All good points and exactly the reasons I was leaning more towards that style. Thanks.
     


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    Thanks 6. I dropped in today briefly but unfortunately (fortunately?) didn't come away with anything. There was one blue blazer in a 38 that actually fitted reasonably well, but I wasn't too keen on the cut and it looked too much like an orphan suit jacket. There may well have been something interesting amongst the ties but I couldn't be bothered wading through the chaos to try and find out.

    Yeh saw that jacket, nice colour on that one. Standout ties I saw were the brown and green six folds in a subtle basketweave for $70. Too bad i've already got them.

    All i got were the calfskin belts in brown and black which i needed.

    I think the double-breasted jacket looks good on you.

    +1 fantastic colour and superbly soft looking shoulders.
     


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    lachyzee Senior member

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    So how about Matt Moran's black tuxedo with electric blue lapels on Masterchef tonight....?
     


  10. Idiosyncratic Fit

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    That jacket was brought to you by the same brand that gained some global SF attention for their double lapel tuxedo... George rocking a velvet dinner jacket from the same brand and looked quite good for a change. The other two in MJ Bale?
     


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    So how about Matt Moran's black tuxedo with electric blue lapels on Masterchef tonight....?

    Looks fucking stupid
     


  12. Idiosyncratic Fit

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    Australian consumers share your sentiment
     


  13. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Non sartorial question are there any ipad users here? Wifi or 3G?

    If so what do you think of it? Practical? I know a couple of academics who swear by them in terms of functionality for use as a diary and adobe reading.

    I know in my line of work it would be useful (either that or a mac air) but somewhat unsure about it.

    Any opinions would be appreciated.
     


  14. JohnsNotHere

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    SF siting on St Georges Tce today? 3 piece suit, contrast collar, PS, aviators?
     


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    Interest check, just received my first pair of Howard Yount trou, in the charcoal all seasons fabric in a 30. They are a bit too tight and I should have gone for a 32 (which I will buy). $150 for any aussies keen otherwise I'll return them at the end of the week.

    BNWT


    To slim for me, but a warning to others... Howard Yount ain't vanity sized. Pair of twill trousers I bought had to be taken out an inch.
     


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