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

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  1. MickyD

    MickyD Senior member

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    my beater sportcoat (which I'm wearing right now) is from the Sportscraft outlet at Spencer Street DFO (or whatever it's called this week). Cost me a grand total of $39 :) for an unlined cotton navy/white fine self striped.

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    Yeah do it Rene, I haven't seen the depths of your collection yet.
     


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    What's it like? I have some Sportscraft knitwear that I like but haven't tried much else.
     


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    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I received my pair of used C&J monkstraps and they're the Mortimer model which are handgrades made for the US market. This also means that although they're marked as 9.5, that's the US sizing (not UK as I thought) so I'm going to put them up for sale as soon as I'm eligible to post an ad in the forum.


    Just in case I don't get an Aussie buyer:

    For those who've sold to US buyers, what's the best way to do this?

    I had a look at the Australia Post site and it looks pretty expensive to ship them to the US ($37.50 for 1-1.25kg parcel). Is there a cheaper way to do it?

    Alternatively, any painless way to shrink feet? ;)
     


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  6. MickyD

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    so that makes them UK8.5 if I'm not mistaken?

    post some pics.....
     
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    never heard of sportscraft before, but im now going there. are they good or bad at anything in particular?
     


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    im especially interested as im now thinking that i dont need a suit and id probably be better off buying a summer blazer (or two or three at that price) and some odd pants,
     


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    Sportscraft is an old Australian clothing brand that has been around for decades, at least since the 1940s. It used to make good, high quality stuff but just like Country Road it now makes pretty much everything offshore and quality has dropped.

    However, whilst I wouldn't bother buying business shirts from there, I have heard that Sportscraft's cotton chino pants are quite well-made and well-cut and that they aren't bad value. It's quite possible that their casual cotton jackets are alright, too.
     


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    I certainly wouldn't have paid full price for the jacket (~$400 if I'm not mistaken), but at $39 it definately gets the Krusty Brand Seal of Approval

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    8.5UK or possibly 9UK. In any case, these are some shots of the shoes:
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    Er... so I may have lost my brand new Wayfarer's on Friday night after one too many drinks.... any tips on an affordable replacement source?
     


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    http://www.otticanet.it/

    Bad luck mate...

    Lot's of decent feedback about this site around. Seem quite reasonably priced to me.
     


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    Used them recently. A few days after the order they said they'd ship in a week. Interestingly, a few days later they turned up. Not massively cheaper than buying here though, after accounting for shipping, potential complications, warranty, trying on etc.
     


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