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

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  1. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Hand made things...

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  2. kickstart

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    Now we just need him to make more stock of the Cumbria belt in 34"!
     
  3. smeggett

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    Thanks - I'm putting the tightness down to some fluid retention from beer drinking in Barcelona the week prior that photo being taken... I have a dinner tomorrow night where it'll be worn again, so I see how tight it still is.

    Another thing which impresses me with the suits is the attention to detail on the cuffs, the belt hook, the trim inside the cuffs, etc... It's something I never experienced prior. My previous suit (bought some 7 to 8 years back from a chain suit store in Adelaide needed the trousers taken up - when I got it all they had done was sew them up with stitches ~1" long with a 1" gap between then. I wasn't impressed, but didn't know any better, so let it slide. Now, I appreciate the quality.

    smeggett
     
  4. lennier

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    I quite like the look of some of the new bags that Herring Shoes are selling. Has anyone had any experience with the leather quality? Kind of hard to assess online :) I guess you'd expect it to be decent based on their other products, but any info would be helpful, thanks!
     
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    It's going to be $70 to send them back airmail with Australia Post.
     
  6. eightace

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    In other news, I was looking for a new ratchet belt, and came across this. Their casual line are quite nice.

    Ratchet belts are great. You can adjust them far more accurately than a normal belt, and after dinner you can let them out an notch or tow without anyone noticing.

    Just thought you should all know.

    Cheers,

    Eightace
     
  7. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Guys the ties are here! I've spent all night collating, checking off and trying to take some half decent photo's while my photographer is away overseas. Anyway, without banging on too much more here, I direct you to the thread in my signature. There will be an affiliate thread coming also in February.

    I've only put 3 of the 12 up, and will be 3 more each night for the next 3 nights. Here is a teaser in case you are too lazy too click. There is a shipping deal for the Aussie's also and gift wrapping etc.

    [​IMG]

    Regards,
    Jason
     
  8. Philip

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    is aus post the cheapest?
     
  9. eightace

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    Well, Herrings does specifically say not to use UPS/FEDEX/DHL, as there are clearance fees or some such thing. So as far as I can tell, Australia Post is the only option.

    Unless anyone else knows different......?
     
  10. thebrownman

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    Looks great!
     
  11. The Ernesto

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    + 1 Well done.
     
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    ^^ They do look nice. However, at $100 for a navy grenadine, you're up against some stiff (*cough* Sam Hober) competition.
     
  14. Jimbosaurus

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    Keep in mind that Sam Hober charges $40/$50 for 6/7 fold construction and his grenadines start at $80 so you'd be looking at $120 minimum, not including shipping. HC is certainly coming in at a lower price point for the same construction methods.
     
  15. Henry Carter

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    Thanks again and also jimbo for clarifying the price points. I don't see Sam Hober as a competitor on the grand scale of things as SF is only going to be one of many sales avenues for us. In saying that, we aren't trying to compete on price either, it's the mix of quality, accessibility for Aussies and then price that we are aiming at. I could have easily gone with my makers cheaper part hand made part machine stitched classic construction and sold the grenadine at $69.95 if price point was key.

    Hober, while fantastic (I own a tie from him too) is bespoke, and lead times are 3-4 weeks whereas I am RTW with stock on hand, so my lead time is only a few days for delivery.

    Just also touching on the SF related competition, another gap I've tried to narrow is availability. I've found through my own attempts to purchase off the pantas/vanda's of the world, that stock is extremely limited and unless you are one of the prominent members, almost impossible to get one before it's sold out. I'm still only producing around 20 of each fabric, so trying to make sure you can actually buy them without making so many that they are mass market.

    Regards
    Jason
     
  16. Lowly Public Servant

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    Thanks for the info guys

    Hopefully I will be able to pick something up or at the very least get to try some aldens on......just to get a feel for them.

    LPS :)
     
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    Hey guys, I'm heading to DFO tomorrow, either essendon or moorabbin.
    Based on the store list online, which one should I go to?
    I'm just after some casual stuff, jeans, basic tees, and casual shoes.
    Only 18 though, so budget reasonably tight.

    see store lists
    http://www.dfo.com.au/essendon/#/brands
    http://www.dfo.com.au/moorabbin/#/brands

    So which one would be better, and which stores there are worth checking out?
     
  18. jobro

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    Never been to a DFO, I have however been to Harbor Town in Perth which I would assume to be similar. The Essendon one looks to have a better list of stores. For clothes the only store I would go to for casual wear would be Ralph Lauren (maybe Gant) and the only footwear I would pickup would be from Lacoste if they have their current line of footwear there (inc. Concours), but I doubt they do. Other than the above suggestions, its probably only worth going to outlet shopping centers to pick up sportswear.

    Edit: Also noticed RM Williams, check them out at DFO Essendon (Homemaker Centre) too.
     
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  19. Philip

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    Essendon also has Gant
     
  20. meister

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    The Ralph Lauren if one is there for shirts.
     
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