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  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Ahh, no... You might find the odd NOS item made in Italy, but other than ties and cufflinks their apparel is made in China or Pakistan. Not a bad thing necessarily - their new Chinese made stuff is often better cut and sewn than their old Italian made stuff.
     


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    Agreed, I have ordered MOP buttons from them in the past. Not cheap, but great quality and good customer service.
     


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    My how times change when I was a lad, early 1960's it was never buy anything made in Japan as it was considered a cheap knock off or copy of a German design. Well my old 1968 Panasonic radio is still going strong mind you the Phillips valve radio circa 1954 is still humming along nicely every morning delivering AM on RN, but then it was made in Europe.

    And TV stores I can remember crowds standing outside watching the TV's in the ma and pa shop in Bondi Road.
     
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    the R&B sale is at the one on Collins between Queen and Elizabeth (pretty much next door to my work).
    Just grabbed the dinner suit - will need a little bit of tailoring, but that's fine - still works out cheap, and it's handy to have one in the cupboard. It's black rather than midnight blue (which I would have preferred), but blue ones seem thin on the ground.
     


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    There is still a ma and pa TV shop on Bondi road... an eccentric Vietnamese guy owns it.
     
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    ^ What near Wellington Street?
     


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    Hi im only new to this forum and need a bit of help on where to buy ties in the Sydney area. I have recently commisioned Charles Nakhle to make me a shirt and will need to buy a tie to go with it. Since im only a beginner I would prefer to go to a physical store to match the tie to the shirt. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     


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    Good choice w Charles he is excellent. What's he charging these days?
     


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    No, further up the hill, near Bennett St. I think he does a bit of trade with the backpackers in the area doing up and selling old Hi Fi equipment. Shop looks like the inside of Marty's DeLorean circa 1988.
     


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    Try Herringbone or The Tie Rack. Both have a pretty good range so you'll find something to match your shirt.
     


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    Will power matters.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/07/why-willpower-matters
     


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    Relevant Freakonomics Radio podcast:

    http://www.freakonomics.com/2012/02/02/save-me-from-myself-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/
     


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    Don't forget Buttonmania in the Nicholas Building in Melbourne. I picked up some vintage french horn buttons for my suit, still in their box for a $1 a piece [​IMG]
     


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