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

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  1. "6"

    "6" Senior member

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    So EG's for $1,000
    Boglioli jackets for $850
    Drakes for more than website

    I like how Henry Bucks has a "sale" and all sale prices are at least the full retail price charged by other online suppliers. Evolve or die, there is no room for exorbitant markups anymore with the internet available on every smartphone. $100 or $200 above online prices sure, I'll pay for that. But the cost of a "brick and mortar" store does not justify you marking up your items at twice the price being charged by other retailers (e.g. close to $2,000 for EG's at Henry Bucks, which costs around $1,100 for made to order at sky valet shoes).

    A close friend of mine says that while he was in New York, he observed savvy people look at an item in a store and compare the list price to Amazon.com. If the markup is too high, they place an order on Amazon right away.
     


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    ^^^^This is Australia afterall. The 'sales' we get are still comparatively more expensive than overseas.
     


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    On 19/11//08 someone called earthdragon started a thread on SF called - Australian Members.

    So what have you been up to since?
     


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    Sealed in a Space prison by cyber st George I say. And only just broke free.


    Oh and giordano sale is awesome 25 bucks for a pair of slim stretch chinos and about same price for linen straight ones f'yeah!
     


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    It was the Dragons tie - red with white spots - beautiful English silk. A house brand made in some good shop.
     


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    Went to the HB sale. Came out with a pair of socks. I always get treated well there, though I find the attention of the Indian fellow who works downstairs rather cloying.

    It has been a long time since I bought anything there other than socks - generally when I go to the gym before work and realise that I have forgotten to bring any. I am likewise amazed that they remain in business, but assume there are enough people like my Dad who still doesn't use an ATM, to support them.

    That said, they are the only place available in Melbourne who can fix umbrellas. I had an antique fox reconditioned there incredibly cheaply.
     


  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I find Henry Bucks is very good for ties, when they are on sale I have picked up quite a few Robert Talbott Best of Class over the years very reasonably priced and they also stock Taylors aftershave.

    Aside from that are flares making a comeback or is this a Canberra thing?, seen quite a few women of varying ages in the last couple of days wearing them, mainly denim but thank christ I have yet to see them on a male, or is the new direction for hipsters?
     


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    This is my post from June 2009. At today's exchange rate this equals $2147USD, 1630EURO, and 1357 BRITISH POUND .With a 28% appreciation in the Aussie Dollar over this time we should have seen at least some decline in the retail price.
     


  9. earthdragon

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    Workin' Bro - in LA 08' and now on the Eastcoast.
    I don't make it back too often ( I left Oz' in 91').
    It ain't much fun when you could use the Greenback as Toilet Paper. It was not so long ago the exchange was about 70 cents!
    Anyways - I just came back from a week of Family, Tennis & great food.
     


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    Does anyone have experience with making a purchase in the UK and using a mail forwarding service? Thinking of purchasing a Burberry Trench. Price variation between what they charge in Australia Vs the UK is rediculous even after you do the conversions and pay your customs duty.
     
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  11. I am DIL

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    To those who reside in Sydney: I just went to a birthday party in the new Darling Quarter (old Sega world). If you ignore the copious numbers if toolbags lurking about, it's not too bad.
     


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    You shouldn't have to pay any (Australian) customs on a Burberry Trench... As long as it doesn't exceed $1,000. Have you tried eBay? They're very easy to come by, just make sure you don't get a fake.
     


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    I think he means that even if you count in conversion and the custom duty the prices in Australia are not even close to the prices in the UK.
     


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    The classic Burberry London Gardabine cotton trench is very pricey and they do not come up easily up on ebay or atleast something that does appear to be a fake. At the Burberry store in Sydney they retail for $2495 AUD. In the UK they retail for £995 (approx $1450 AUD). Now you can appreciate how global brands and local retailers rape Australians and tben wonder why people ignore the bricks and mortar stores and have drifted to online shopping.
     
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    Do you guys put topy soles on all your shoes? Or only when the leather sole starts to wear?
     


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