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

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  1. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Distinguished Member

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    Online tracking brings more first world problems.
     


  2. lennier

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    Anyone know of local (at least not overseas) sellers of grenadine ties? No time to order from the usual suspects overseas if I decide to go this way. A sensible price tag would be nice too, although probably a big ask.

    Thanks!
     


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    Decide to go which way?
     


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    Rather more enigmatic than I intended.. the way of a new grenadine tie was what I meant, rather than stick with something I already have or can more routinely source. As background (not that it really matters) I'm attempting to navigate the challenging waters of a 'cocktail attire' invitation which probably falls short of extending to a dinner suit (clarification sought from the hostess, as per correct etiquette :) ). Current thought is navy suit with white shirt and a light grey or silver grenadine, to try to avoid too much of a straight business suit look.

    It's a bummer as I was hoping to get to use the new PJohnson dinner suit, which now seems unlikely unless I receive firm instructions to that affect from said hostess!
     
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    Indeed. The word 'jumper' is clearly not SF Approved[​IMG].


    Usually, online tracking is a lagging indicator rather than a leading indicator. I'm used to seeing online tracking telling me that a parcel has landed in Adelaide a good 24 hours after I've taken delivery of the same. As if I don't have enough first world problems already ...
     
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  6. The Ernesto

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    lol. True enough, but it doesn't stop you looking back and thinking 'Why was it in Sydney for two damn days! I needed that jumper earlier!'.
     


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    A question for the Sydneysiders:

    My leather jacket over time has discoloured in places, as you might be able to see on the shoulder seam in the photo below.

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    This 'greying' is really all over the jacket, especially near the pockets and the ends of the sleeves.

    I would like to get it treated, and I spoke to these people who indicated they could "respray" it, but I would like to hear of others' experiences if possible.

    Any thoughts?

    Regards,

    Eightace
     


  8. MikeCitizen

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    Hey guys,

    anyone know where to get a nice suit for about $800-900 in Melbourne?

    I know it's not a lot of money, but it's a suit for regular use and will get a lot of wear and tear.

    Any help appreciated :)

    Visiting Godwin Charlie tomorrow and Rhodes & Beckett, maybe go down Lt. Collins street and into David Jones again to check some stuff out.
     


  9. Gerry Nelson

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    What about Azzaro in South Melbourne?
     


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    If the British style suits you then yes Rhodes & Beckett are worth a look, I was in there today and that had some suits still on sale. In a similar vein perhaps check out Strickland & Sons at the top end of Bourke St, but I've not been in there in ages. DJs etc most likely a waste of time unless they happen to have something good on deep discount. And yes Azzaro as Gerry suggested well worth a look, their stock varies week to week though so luck of the draw as to what they have.
     


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    Godwin & Charlie was 100 percent fused last time I popped in there a while back in my early SF days (and the sales assistant was strangely proud of the fact) - the more recent stuff also seems to be a bit more fashion forward (skinny lapels, short jacket length, etc), which could make it appear dated before you have finished getting your full mileage out of it.
     
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    Hi mate , have you rang these guys ?- Coombs Shoe Services Shop 21, Strand Arcade (off Pitt Street Mall) Sydney, NSW 2000 Ph: + 61 2 9231 1784 I don't know if they do leather jacket but worth a phone call.
     
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    Gents, a quick one. Its regarding "Josephs Shoes " at Pitt St store. My work colleague was there on last Wednesday during his lunch break. As soon as he pooped into the store a Sales assistant (old looking man) approached him and asked him "How much was his budget" . He said around $200. To his surprise the Sales assistants advised him to go to "lowes" . What a C*nt !!
    I read similar story about Josephs shoes before. Thank god I never waked into their store. Comments like this would make me do things only to regret later !
     


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    MD2010, thanks for the tip about Coombs, and your mate's story about Joseph's is no great surprise. I've dropped in there a few times, and found them abrupt and abrasive.

    But I recommend a trip in there, if only to see the price they're asking for a pair of Church's. Next time you're bored, go in and pick up any pair of Church's, turn them over and check the price. AND, get this, it will probably be a sale price. When you've picked your jaw up off the floor, as you can head back out and suavely tell the sales assistant that you're going to Lowes - or Herrings.
     


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    I would have just said "nah I'd rather just hop online and buy from a UK shop"

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