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

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  1. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    I didn't know APS types and hipsters were mutually exclusive?

    I'd have thought working 7 hours and 36 minutes a day left ample time for other more important activities, like sitting on milk crates? :D
     


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    One sleeve length = no go for me (sadly).


    I will try to make it Gerry, but can't make any promises.
     


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    Thanks Charlie and yes please stick to www.owenandjames.com !

    I co-founded O&J with a friend and still trying to become a SF sponsor so have been quiet about it. We were both tired of not having much menswear choice in Australia so we have sourced stuff that we like and hope others like it also.

    The webstore launched last night with our first run of shirts and we were very pleased at how they turned out. The shirting is made for us in the US by a workshop with a very long history that also makes shirts for some of the American icons. That said, we've modified the fit so it isnt "American-fit" ! Its amazing - some fabrics and sizes have almost sold out already!

    Should have some pants arrive next month also - held up as our manufacturer is just a small workshop in Florence and they were busy preparing for Pitti last month.
     


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    Looks good, well done. The red chambray looks suspiciously like my Epaulet red chambray...!

    If I may offer a few suggestions to you based on my own experiences shopping online (and to any other prospective online retailers):

    -Accurate and comprehensive per item measurements and a description of where and how the measurements are taken are fantastic (rather than just sleeve/neck)
    -Fit pictures are also great, particularly ones taken in a natural/outdoor light

    Of course the latter increases overheads significantly for a small web store I'd imagine. But the former shouldn't be too difficult.

    Good luck!
     


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    nice, anyone got a code for Herring?

    found two
    TWEET10 is 10% off on non sale items
    and HSAB for free shoe trees after you spend $99 pounds
     
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    TWEET10 for 10% off.
     


  7. Romp

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    Thanks for the feedback !

    Yes the fit measurements will be added shortly as well as how they are taken - ran out of time:)
    Fit pictures will come too when we get the pants so we can maximise the use of model/photographer.
     


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    Yes, I ordered some shoes last night on the sale :)

    No word on shipping yet, but my last order with Herring arrived in less than 3 days.
     


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    looks like those codes dont work with the sale items. well not my items anyway
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    No worries and good luck. Good to see some other Aussies having a go and the second Australian Affiliate coming on board.

    If you do ever need any ties to use for photo's etc then I'd be happy to help out, but will preface it by saying I am doing a few shirts myself for next season also just so you are aware. Offer is always there though.

    Ta
    Jason
     


  11. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Has anyone ever considered the idea of an Aus Members SF wiki? I've always thought it'd be a good idea. It would be a great place to start for new arrivals and would avoid some of the questions that always get asked (not that anyone is ever reticent to help in this thread) and a handy quick reference guide for old hands. Probably organised by city for the most part.

    So under Melbourne, you would have some sections like

    -Recommended tailors & approximate prices.
    -Recommended menswear retailers, eg Azzaro, Beggar Man Thief etc
    -Recommended dry cleaners
    -MTM suitmakers in each city eg P Johnson, Deerstyle
    -Barbers...

    Perhaps other general Aus-wide sections sections on online ordering, canvassing the usual suspects like Herring/Pediwear/AFPOS/endless/US department stores etc but also our own members' online operations, Aus members experiences with various online MTM outfitters.

    The only thing we'd have to watch out for is keeping it free of viral marketing. My other concern is that much of the content might be too subjective for a wiki. On the other hand, it could be kept to being directory only, saving opinions for the thread.
     
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    This is a great idea. I'd definitely be interested in getting involved (I do some freelance writing on the side and I have some photography skillz too).
     


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    I'd be willing to help for brisbane. Abysmal (self) editing skill and photography tho.
     
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    Second this. I'd like to think I have some writing/photography skills that could contribute to such a project.
     


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