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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
+ 1 Well done.
^^ They do look nice. However, at $100 for a navy grenadine, you're up against some stiff (*cough* Sam Hober) competition.
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.
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.
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.
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
So which one would be better, and which stores there are worth checking out?
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.
Essendon also has Gant
The Ralph Lauren if one is there for shirts.
So, who's getting menswear for Christmas? I'm getting two Sam Hober grenadines
Still trying to decide on whether to buy that pair of Kent Wang Guilloche links.
Go for it. Have been thinking about them meself.
Some sartorial books and wait for the sales
Savile Row the Master Tailors of British Bespoke, had a heart attack when I saw it here in Canberra for $90 the three books cost $75 oz at the time but this morning i see the dollar is going down both against the green back and the pound
Le Snob guide to tailoring
The Savile Row Cutter
Links eh--don't you find French cuffs annoying when you have to use a keyboard/mouse? To me French cuffs are the male equivalent of fingernails so long they impair your typing.
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