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

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  1. Windowpane1967

    Windowpane1967 Senior member

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    Sounds great. Very happy to support your initiative. Next pay day, 12 April, will place order for Navy Grenadine then. Think its great what your doing, would love to be able to do something like what your doing.
     
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    Your exactly right fxh....Its called biting the hand that feeds you. The Age, Courier, etc etc are dependant upon these stores placing large page advertisements. Paid advertising in the print press has dropped dramatically over the past couple of years, not hard to see why when you follow newsprint readership. I still paid $4.30 for the Sunday Age today in Brisbane, what a joke, just cant bring myself to reading the Sunday Mail, have to be the worst paper in the country. DJs full page 4 in todays Age.
     
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    Just be patient and persistent, they will mark down the stock eventually. I waited 6 months for the Thomas Pink shirts, socks etc I picked up Friday. I got them all half price, which in all honesty was probably still a premium, but, nevertheless the Pink Premium shirts are a beautiful fabric and worth the money I think. The navy and white houndstooth shirt was a stand out in their range so am thrilled I got one, not for $200 though!!

    MJ Bale, my guess is that they have so much stock they have to discount it to keep it moving. Its unfortunate that DJs are not paying better attention to their stock, I saw $650 MJ Bale jackets on shirt hangers, and $100 MJ Bale shirts on Jacket hangers, just looked ordinary. Attention to detail ...... its the small things but its what counts.
     
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    Gerry - meant to respond to you on this one during the week. My best guess on a shirt here would have been a royal blue. Would look great with this tie and a navy suit, especially for autumn / winter. Royal blue needs to make a come back. I have just this week, after searching high and low in Sydney and Melbourne ordered royal blue shirts from the Eton range through Roberts Menswear. The fabric looks fantastic.
     
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    You might be lucky. I can't recall seeing Loake's at DJ's city store in Perth. I have seen a pair of wingtips at a small shoe shop in one of the arcades though ($400 from memory. Looked like 1880 range). I usually go for a wander at lunch times so will get the shop name for you if you like.
     
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    Yeh hopefully they have some there. It's listed on the website. Sounds like De Burgh's? In the Carrilion arcade just off the murray st mall?
     
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    You will be in luck, DJ's Perth now carry Loake, albeit a very small range (no 1880).
     
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    That sounds right


    The 1880 range is the only one's I'd bother with. Other ranges may have the same lasts though, so he may be able to get his size at least.
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Thanks for the kind words and no worries. Don't forget the discount code SF10 for a 10% discount. It's been always something I've wanted to do also and the opportunity came about so I took it. But it's not that glamorous at the moment, I still work full time and do everything in my spare time when I can. Maybe in a few years it will be filled with buying trips to Italy and doing it full-time, but for now I'm happy to pay my dues getting everything going.
     
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    I have a great royal blue shirt from cottonwork, definitely not worn as much as the lighter blue ones but still a great colour. I'll wear it tomorrow actually and post a pic if I get time.
     
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    Thanks for that! I'm glad you think it would be great for autumn/winter although given that we had warm weather in Melbourne yesterday and today, it still feels like summer.


    Looking forward to it!
     
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    Anybody owned a pair of shoes from Aquila? What’s the quality like?
     
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    Here's betting its still on the floor !!
     
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    Ever owned a Datsun? No nor have I. Avoid. So many better options available.
     
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    The usual mediocre glued stuff that you get in most shoe stores. Massively overpriced at full retail but on deep discount can be an ok beater if you like a particular style of theirs.
     
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