Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
Online tracking brings more first world problems.
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.
Decide to go which way?
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!
Indeed. The word 'jumper' is clearly not SF Approved.
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 ...
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!'.
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.
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.
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.
What about Azzaro in South Melbourne?
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
I would have just said "nah I'd rather just hop online and buy from a UK shop"
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