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

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  1. budgiesmuggler

    budgiesmuggler Well-Known Member

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    I think he means he's coming to Syd from HK...

    There are some brilliant shirt tailors in Sydney, like Charles Nakhale.
     


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    Not that it necessarily makes a great difference, but I think that Herringbone's current suits are made in China.
    Their shirts are made in Vietnam, as that is where Van Laack (which owns Herringbone) makes its shirts.
     


  4. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Actually, the contrast between the tan of the cloth and the brown of the handles is what makes the Filson attractive to me. The brown looks a bit too flat or lifeless for my taste - but then, taste is a very subjective thing!

    I do think that it's generally a bit too casual for a suit, but I suppose that it also depends on the outfit in question.
    Navy suit, white shirt, black shoes and "conservative" tie would be too dressy for a Filson, but a flannel suit, perhaps with patch pockets, brown shoes, and a wool, knit or bow tie would be perfect paired with a Filson.

    Filson also do a leather bag in a classic style, but it's about twice as expensive as their fabric bags.



    Deux Jours?

    I've got a pair of Berluti shoes, and they are beautiful, but I prefer a more conservative style of bag, personally speaking.
    The eye-watering cost - well north of $2000 for the Berluti bags that I saw in Tokyo - is another disincentive!
     


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    These seem to be pretty good value.
     


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    Hello,

    This is my first post on this forum. (I have been reading for a couple of days and cannot get off!)
    Anyhow, I was just having a look on Herring Shoes and spotted a pair of Barker's I liked. Is this a decent brand (it is within my price range as I am still at school)?
     
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    Though the Deux Jours is a very nice bag, I will probably get one of the more formal briefcases.
     


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    I am moving to Sydney for my studies at the University of Sydney and I was wondering what I should buy in Hong Kong before going for studies. Things that are not easy to find/get in Sydney but are easy and cheap in HK.

    Of course I will eat as much Dim Sum as possible whilst in HK =)
     


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    Everything except Vegemite, UGG boots and RM Williams.
     
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  10. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Ha ha!

    Glad you're enjoying your new stash. :happy:
     


  11. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Price point sounds good... The issue for me is the suit block.

    Specifically:

    1) Will these MTO suits be patterned on the Osaka Model?

    2) If they're MTO as opposed to MTM, does that mean that the only changes you can request are cosmetic (i.e. fabric, buttons etc but not measurements)?

    Might have to check with Christian and Massimo as I was under the impression (from Ethan and Massimo) that not only will Scabal fabrics be used, but also, the suit block is a Scabal Model, and not the Osaka.

    Important issues to consider before taking the plunge.

    Personally, I'd only consider going with an HBone MTO if:

    1) The block was based on the soft-shouldered Osaka;

    2) Measurements could be adjusted vis a vis standard MTM operations (P Johnson, Zegna MTM); and

    3) Massimo himself, a trained tailor, did the fitting.

    I'm pretty sure Point-3 is in the affirmative, but to me, the absence of Points-1 and 2 would be a deal breaker.
     


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    Actually, we have pretty decent dim sum here - not the variety you get in HK, but the quality is good.
     
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  13. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Nahkle is one of the most talented of them all. And provided he's not swamped with work and the fabric is on hand, his turnaround times can be measured in days, as both his assistant and he perform the work in the space behind his shopfront.
     


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    I use Hunt leather's home brand satchel style brief case, thus...

    http://www.huntleather.com.au/hunt-two-compartment-brief.html
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    What I like about it is it's not too big and has a shoulder strap, so I can use it like a casual bag (esp if I am travelling), but it has a top grab and zip expandable concertina folds - so it is quite fine as a business briefcase. It has lots of little compartments - including two zip external ones (ie you dont need to open the flap if you just want to shove in a newspaper.

    Also, it was not too expensive, given it has nice supple leather. Comes in tan, chocolate and black. The tan is the nicest, but I thought the brown was more suited to work-plus-casual use.

    I really like their Il Bisonte bags, but I was choosing a birthday present from my family and I thought that would be a bit self-indulgent to choose Il Bisonte :embar:. If you can afford it though, they are really nice. They start out natural and then darken and burnish over time.
     


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    PSA:

    I found a pair of John Lobb tan loafers in an op shop in Melbourne - size BIG - 12 I think - TLC required. If interested let me know and I will shoot you the details
     


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