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

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  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    I have never been able to fathom how they can ask AUD approx 1000 for Churchs that sell for GBP350 at any internet store.
     


  2. Quarks

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    I just came back from London and that place is a shopping haven for me. (Can't wait to make my next trip again). Not only are suits, shirts & shoes way cheaper than Australia, the selection they have there are extensive to the point I had a hard time deciding what to get. Suits I was aiming to get were astoundingly cheaper (at their regular full price) in London, whereas in Australia, the store I frequent is hammering at more than TWICE the price. Fuck that. In the end, with VAT deduction, I have got a bloody bargain to boot.

    I just don't understand why Australia market are stupendously marking up prices. I guess people are still buying marked up shit. I have been guilty, just because I didn't know things are dirt cheap elsewhere. Is there a luxury tax on clothing items that I am unaware about? Educate me.
     


  3. MikeCitizen

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Not too fussed about fused/canvassed for this particular suit as it will get a lot of wear and it's nothing high end that I'm after, but I do NOT like the latest trend suits...
    Classic, slim, two button, navy or charcoal.

    Short jacket length you say? Skinny lapels?

    Maybe not for me
     


  4. Quarks

    Quarks Senior member

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    The last time I dropped by David Jones a few days back, they have tons of suits on sale with 2nd and 3rd mark-downs, made me feel like a dick for paying full price.
     


  5. Geoffrey Firmin

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    if anyone is interested this showed up from Herrings Shoes this morning

    Until the end of January all Church last 73 orders will be shipped with free cedar shoe trees worth £35 with every pair. Simply use the code HS112 in the promotional code box when going through the checkout. Click here to view the whole range.
     


  6. g-banger

    g-banger Senior member

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    FYI - i just bought my Herring's Knightbridge (loakes) from Herrings, i paid on the friday last week and received on the monday. Super quick delivery - i used the HSAB Coupon code which gives you the free cider pair with ANY order.

    Cheers
     


  7. kickstart

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    Guys - how on earth do I get my socks to stop squeaking against the soles in my shoes?

    Happens on both my Cheaney's and my Herrings....

    Do I need a super thin fabric innersole? I feel like it's my thin dress socks rubbing against the leather lining.

    People can hear me walk by around the office as I squeak along!
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    Depends - if you are young swinging both ways gives many more options and is at least twice the fun.
     


  9. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    More likely the shoes squeaking. Leather on leather. Or the shanks.

    Can be easy to fix or very complicated.

    "are you a man or mouse?" - "squeak up"
     


  10. lennier

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    This seems infeasibly difficult to put in to practice.
     


  11. CHECKstar

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    Gents - I am still on the lookout for a recommendation for a good hairdresser in Melbourne CBD...
     


  12. kickstart

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    Soo....what's the first step in fixing the issue?
     


  13. apple3210

    apple3210 Well-Known Member

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    hey guys,

    any1 tried final touches in perth (picadilly)? i went to G&A Favazzo, but they were shut today :( guessing they don't open on weekends.
     


  14. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren on Collins St in Melb has 'Anthony' Cut Blazers in Navy (with the Silver buttons) for around $500.
    This is a great price on a nice Caruso Jacket - they are a staple solid that never go on Sale in my neck of the woods.
     


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    I recommend you try Michael's Tailoring services in London Court. He does a great job.
    Opening Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm.
    Location: Stairwell H, 2nd Floor, Suite 4. London Court.
    Phone: (08) 9221 6525
     


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