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

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  1. Durazing

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    I need some input from the collective wisdom here. Did a search but my inept boolean skills failed. What I would like is a recommended place to get some good quality (possibly handstiched) working button holes done for a recently arrived Sports Jacket. I am just north of the bridge in McMahons Point, Sydney. So anywhere in the city would be ideal. Thanks.

    On another note I just received my first order from Epaulet. A test run to gauge their sizing. Really pleased with the Rivet Chinos.
     
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  2. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    Small chance of rain today so decided to wear this thrifted peacoat I bought years ago.

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  3. fxh

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    Each to his own.

    For me opshops are a long habit/hobby from back when I was an old hippie younger person. Think of it as rejecting consumerism, the throwaway society and constant dictates of media and fashion. It's recycling.

    Before online they were the only places to get good Harris Tweed jackets at affordable prices or often at any price, plus English made shirts from Jermyn Street, or Brooks Brothers shirts in ocbd and silk ties.

    I consider it a donation to charity . Mostly I can do a run through in an opshop in 5 mins. Perhaps 10 if I haven't been there before. If I feel the right material, the colour is right, the size looks about right then I grab it. If it doesn't fit I give it back or give it away. It's another donation to charity.

    If something costs $2 or $3 I hand over $5 and don't wait for change. It's a charity remember.

    Often you get better stuff in opshops.

    Plus you meet a much better class of person in opshops than you do in up market fashion shops.

    Try it sometime.

    Edit:: for example last weekend I went for one of my usual bike rides, called into an opshop, picked up a never worn, thick Oxford cloth button down 100% cotton, made in Italy $5. What's not to like. (I am slightly embarrassed to admit its pink)

    I was really looking to get a lime thick shake but couldn't find anywhere.
     
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    When you take Kent Wang made in USA squares starting 25 bucks and even Rhodes and Beckett made in england ones at 45 bucks those numbers coming from hober definitely don't add up.
     
  5. fxh

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    Blah , I have no objection to people charging what they can get. I like commerce. But I also like competition. I like the market place.

    Don't forget in the end a breast pocket hankie is just a bit of material you shove casually (I hope) in your top pocket. No ones life depends on it.
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    If you want them the that's fine.

    But these days it doesn't mean much. Years ago it was a small indicator you cared or had a bespoke suit.

    Now they are on every cheap fashion jacket you see.

    Now, none of my suits have them.

    The only jackets I have with working button holes are 3 slouchy casual jackets, all cheap but cheerful and good, a cord jacket, a moleskin one and another linen/cotton one.
     
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    boots especially are great.
     
  8. California Dreamer

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    Happy Buddha"s Birthday gents.

    (Seen on Collins St at lunch time)

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  9. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Fritzl, I keep telling you this is Australia NOT Austria!

    Anyway, how are you?
     
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    Is the exact quote from the Sam Hober thread.
     
  11. laphroaig

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    I just can't believe it takes two hours to make one handkerchief.
     
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    quoted for truth.

    i've found many treasures in op shops. my best purchases have included 3 x Lanvin ties for $1 each, one of them in original with tags + plastic wrap condition, and it even had the old grace bros sticker on it.

    today, i thrifted a pair of APC shoes in good-excellent condition for $15. i'm happy to pay for whatever the asking price is.
     
  13. Gerry Nelson

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    There are instructions for handrolling on the Hober website so give it a go. I've heard from various sources that it takes an hour per square.
     
  14. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Hey guys

    Just had a chat with a sales rep at Hbone Chatswood today and heard that they now include the Osaka Block as an option in their MTM suiting.

    Is this true?

    Would be good...
     
  15. RemyMichel

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    I had a go, it took me 4 hrs hahahaha

    first go though
     
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