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  1. CHECKstar

    CHECKstar Senior member

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    Just got back from the US today and am desperately trying to reacclimatise to the Melbourne weather!

    Looks like i missed out on a whole heap, whats the thinking around the Aus Members tie?
     
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    ^^ Seems like everyone likes the idea of of 7 fold, twill in forest green. We are at war over the design and position of the SF AU crest though. :slapfight:

    I still want the Beau Brummel Wombat as the crest.
     
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    Ah, so lots of strong shouldered british stuff I imagine? I won't bother in this weather if so, thanks!
     
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    Is that a good or bad thing? I had a quick look and nothing appealed particularly.

    7-fold ties for $25 are pretty cheap!
     
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    yes. same strong shouldered stuff. some nice fabrics on some things but not really my thing.
    yes, the ties were cheap but they were all ugly.
     
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    I'm just happy with my sherlock-holmes-like deductive reasoning.
     
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    Hi Gents,

    New to the forum (good day to you all) and currently residing in Melbourne. I work in Financial Services and currently walk to work when the weather permits maybe 2 times a week (it's 35 mins each way). I'm not really comfortable wearing my more 'delicate' suits so I was wondering if MJ Bale suits would be a good alternative and better handle this kind of treatment? Having a quick look at the MJ Bale website there's a fair range in price from full canvas to half with a fair range in price within the half canvass selection too. Any comments? The other idea I was toying with was having a stab at a Benjamin Sartorial suit from ehaberdasher? How would these two compare?

    Thanks for your assistance.
     
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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]bah double post![/FONT]
     
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    Welcome, spandexter.

    I have no knowledge of suit wear so I can't help you but I'm sure someone around here does. Personally I've got a similar walk commute and I stick to trousers and a jacket and pick my trousers to be from tougher fabrics.

    edit: crazy formatting
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm not sure how walking in your suits would put them at any great risk (as that is presumably what they are designed for) but...

    I would suggest you try MJB/Herringbone RTW before you start ordering stuff online from overseas, as you are likely to encounter fit issues with a suit you can't try on (plus the difficulty and expense of international returns). MJB don't have a store in Melb, so don't know if you can try on, but at least they have free returns on their web orders. IMO their classic line of suits are very good value at roughly $500-700 each. Certainly you wouldn't be crying in your Carminas if one got wrecked somehow while you were walking (I don't know, do you live in Sunshine? Is "financial services" a euphemism for loan shark?)
     
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    MJB was stocked at DJs for a while. No idea if they still are.
     
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    MJ Bale are stocked on top floor of DJs.

    Welcome to the forum man.
     
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    MJB has its section in DJs. You might want to try them out there.
     
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    Thanks guys, I will head to DJ's and check them out.

    Haha, definitely don't live in sunshine (not that there's anything wrong with that :embar:) and I'm certainly not a loan shark as my calabresean cousins spend too much time in the gym and styling their hair to do my knee capping. I do carry a messenger bag so any chance all that rubbing and friction will cause any damage?
     
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    Messenger bags, when worn how they are meant to, are the bane of well pressed lapels and the destroyer of silk ties.
     
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