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

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  1. blahman

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    And that little lane has these cafes that are run by cute Asian girls.

    And give me a nice gay wink when you spot me please. I'm basically the only Asian around the area who looks like is capable of growing a full beard.
     
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  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    No worries just shoot me a PM when you get a bit closer and i'll try and make it.
     
  3. Romp

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    Depending on fabric. I have a few and they avg about $225
     
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    +1. Quite curious - chest or shoulder measurements would be great!
     
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    jaypee Senior member

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    So we going to do this menswear wiki? Who's project managing?
     
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    Does anyone have a recommendation for a good mender in Sydney?
    I put on a new jumper for the first time and noticed a tiny hole in the front. Looks like a moth got to it. The hole is tiny, maybe 2mm square at most, but I want it mended right away. It's a fine weave, new merino wool.
    I've just returned from a long time away and I don't know where to go. Are there any awesome menders in Sydney for woollen jumpers??

    Thanks!!!
     
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    So how 'bout it lachyzee, are you going to project manage this?
     
  8. Jimbosaurus

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    There is Cecil on exhibition street. I've got no personal experience but I think they come in at about $150.
     
  9. tobiasj

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    Yeah go there. I walk past the shop a bit and the guy who works there looks super bored :)
     
  10. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    double post
     
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    Wrote the above rambling thoughts as a reply to FXH's inbox but it is all relevant for the main thread.

    As far as managing it goes, TBH I have no idea what that would involve and probably wouldn't be the best person for the job. I believe FXH might have some experience with this sort of thing? I don't even know how a wiki gets hosted and if there are any costs involved with that. I just assumed that, once it was up and running and we agreed on a basic format and structure, it could be a collaborative effort and wouldn't need anyone to be in "charge". Not sure how they usually work though...
     
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  12. blahman

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    Or we can forget about wiki, compile a book, publish it :laugh:
     
  13. jaypee

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    How about people just post them here and i'll compile? Alternatively, PM them or if anyone wishes to project manage just let me know here and we can direct them at you.

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  14. The Ernesto

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    Thought for the day, courtesy Put This On.

    'People dress up for funerals. Why not dress up to celebrate that you’re alive?'

    — Gay Talese
     
  15. Romp

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    great idea - id be happy to contribute some for Sydney
     
  16. tobiasj

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    That'll work, but it would be nice to have the wiki architecture up and running fairly quickly so that people can grow and edit the entries as they please.

    Having said that, I have no idea whether the software would be free or not, and what the hosting requirements would be.

    Hosting is generally cheap as chips though, and I'm sure people would be willing to donate a couple of bucks towards it...

    Edit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Free_wiki_software
     
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  17. The Ernesto

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    So something like this?

    City: Melbourne

    Store: Rekaris Shoes and Repairs

    Location: 168 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000
    (Soon to move to 290 Russell Street)

    Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rekarisshoes/

    Contact: (03) 9654 0178

    Offerings: Expert repair of men’s and ladies footwear.
    Repair of leather travel goods, including handles, locks and linings.

    Brands: Small range of shoes for purchase, but mostly shoe repairs etc.

    Comments: Family owned shoe repair business in Melbourne CBD. Knowledgeable and efficient service.
     
  18. fox81

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    The offerings/brands/comments should all be rolled into one comments field.
    I also suggest having a category field, in this case 'shoe repairs'. That way when some kid asks about shoe repairs in melbourne, he knows where to look.

    Also, there was a jantzen wiki a while ago. i imagine you can host a wiki for free pretty easily.
     
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    I think it would be helpful to include indicative pricing and turnaround times. With alterations, for example, this can vary from 1-5 days between comparable tailors.

    Can we include a Google map in the entries?
     
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    Also, an additional thought. As well as business-specific entries, it might be handy to have answers to where-can-I-buy questions such as who in Melbourne stocks Loakes, at what prices etc.
     
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