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

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  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Is there anywhere in Melbourne CBD that can hand roll unfinished pocket squares?
     


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    I'd be very interested to know this as well.
     


  3. eightace

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    Gents,

    I need a tie rack.

    Myer, DJ's in Sydney don't have them.

    Any ideas?

    Regards,

    Eightace
     


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    Howard's World of Storage (or something of that name - franchise) will have a few options for you.

    I got a nice slide out one from there last year.
     


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    Hey guys,

    There's a groupon deal going on for a set of shirt, tie and cufflinks for $120 at Bespoke By Nicholas for the next 12 hours, has anyone been to this tailor before?
     


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    I found a place in Koornang Road Carnegie that did this for me. I gave them some fabric swatches: one cotton and one silk, and asked them to make them into squares.

    The results are good and I wear them, but I'm not happy overall. They cost too much due to the manual labour, and they pressed the hems after hand-rolling and sewing them, which kind of destroys the point.

    Other than them, I've never four anyone willing to handset for a reasonable amount.

    I did do it myself once, but that's another story ...
     


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    Thanks Tone, and the same applies to you as well.

    Sale is still going great guns. I have just put up a bunch of size 17 and 17.5 shirts (see sig).
     


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    Why thank-you :thumbs-up:
     


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    hello all. going to be in melbourne for a few days in december. can anyone suggest somewhere besides myer and david jones where id be able to shop for a nice suit or blazer? or perhaps good quality shoes? anton's in central station is the only place i know to go so far (love that shop). will have probably 700 or so to spend before i return back to the sticks. any ideas?...
     


  10. lachyzee

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    Bonaparte mens boutique in lygon st has an amazing array of sportscoats/odd trousers. Best I have seen in Melbourne by a long way.

    Suits... I'm thinking Azzaro is your best bet at that price range.

    Shoes.... If you're not in a rush your best bet is to try on Loakes at DJs then order them online really. Azzaro have some nice ones, American Tailors/Herringbone also have some very nice shoes but they're pretty expensive. Beggar Man Thief in South Melb is also quite good.

    *edit* 700 will buy you a decent suit from Azzaro, but with not much change. They used to have some cheaper suits that were still quite good quality (100 or 300), not sure if they still do though. To make your 700 stretch as far as possible I'd try and find one of the aforementioned cheap suits at Azzaro and then order some Loakes or Allen Edmonds online.
     
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  11. California Dreamer

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    Good suggestions lachy.

    Beggar Man Thief has an outlet store around the corner in the South Melbourne market where you might find a pair of Loakes for around $200-$250.
     
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    For Sydneysiders interested there is a Herringbone Warehouse sale starting tomorrow at 7am. 118 Commonwealth St Surry Hills.
     


  13. meister

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    Just buy AE11E you will fit a 11D standard size maybe but it probably will never feel really comfortable. Said from experience. You are probably a regular Aussie/UK10E/F or US10.5E. Regular AEs in 11D will fit you but not in the 5 last. It is complex but that is the solution.
     


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    Harrolds 101 Collins St Melbourne near the Grand Hyatt hotel.
     


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    At Harrold's, $700 won't even buy you a pocket square (okay that's a bit of an exaggeration), but the prices are completely pointless. Cheaper to jump on Jetstar to Singapore to do shopping.
     


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