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#21 Zinzan

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

Now i think about it they prob stole the script from us



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:04 AM

Something I posted earlier in the year, for Mr. Uturn (sorry for the late reply). Posting here just so others get the benefit.

 

(#menswear) places of interest in Melbourne. 

 

 

Yes, the shop you're referring to is City Hatters and I understand it's a Melbourne institution. I got mine at Smart Alec in Fitzroy, another specialty hat store.

The crown in the classic menswear scene here is Patrick Johnson for MTM tailoring (South Melbourne). Then a recent addition is Double Monk which carries competitively priced Lobb, C&J, EGs, and Cleverly (located on Smith St, near Smart Alec). American Tailors and Henry Bucks are the haberdashers in the CBD who have been here forever and have stuff which are nice to look at, but prices are exorbitant.

For the fashion forward and designer label chasers, there is Harrolds (Junya, Martin Margiela, Balanciaga, Givenchy, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, etc).

For streetwear there's Incu, Somewhere and the CdG pocket shop.

Bespoke tailoring and shoe making here is close to non-existant. There are a few places which do it, but I haven't seen anything remotely worth the money they are charging.

As is typical with Melbourne, most of these places are rarely located on main streets - most are in little backalleys or just off the beaten path.

 


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:06 AM

Thanks 6..now i have other places to go other than DFO.. :)

Wondering if there's any pre-love shops there?.. and are there any home-grown brands? 



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

I remember tryin an awesome ox tongue at small Japanese stall at Melbourne Central



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

Thanks 6..now i have other places to go other than DFO..  :)

Wondering if there's any pre-love shops there?.. and are there any home-grown brands? 

 

 

Can't really say where are the best spots as I'm not into the pre-loved scene, but there are Mecwa, Salvation Army and St. Vincents stores which are scattered around all over Melbourne that sell these goods.

 

Camberwell market on Sundays will have loads of vendors from all over selling this their second hand stuff (not just clothing, they sell furniture, WWII items, etc.) 

 

 

I remember tryin an awesome ox tongue at small Japanese stall at Melbourne Central

 

The one in the narrow walkway - yeh that's some pretty good stuff, especially the spicy version where they throw in fresh chopped chillies.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

Yeah thats the one. Wow its still there. It was awesome shit, I had it twice in matter of couple of days. 



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:05 AM

Going to Singapore soon. I'll list a few stores one might want to visit. Please feel free to add on.
Denim- Obbigoodlabel, tuckshop and sundry supplies, the denim store

#menswear- Vanda -if seconds are available, Iris Tailor
fabric (personally inexperienced)- RSK, Kong Seng Textile, Arab street

Helpful list of cafes worth trying: http://www.ladyironc...afes-singapore/
(call first, a lot of the time I go all the way, only to find it closed)



#28 Zinzan

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:43 AM

Im planning to go Rio next year for the World Cup, it'll be 1st time in that continent. Anybody got experiences or tips and etc. It'll be very helpful 



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:03 AM

Hi all, I'll be going to the States for a work trip soon. Anyone has any pointers about where to go and what to do? I'll be in Orange County, California for roughly a week.

 

So far, the only thing I can think of is going to the outlets, but then again, I doubt there will be much stuff for me. Do they have Aldens or Allen Edmonds in these outlets? 

 

Thanks in advance. 



#30 Zinzan

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:42 AM

Beaver, I doubt it, its mostly designer stuff. I enjoy going to the outlet the stuff are crazy cheap. If your not into designers i suppose you can stock up on sneakers and that sort of things....... Coach is dirt cheap. If you really want AE and Alden you have to check the website they have the retailers listed on it. Im not sure but i remember trying to look it up the closest was San Francisco it could be i was looking for Filson or Randolph Engineering cant remember which. I suppose if you have the time you can drive to Leather Soul on Rodeo Drive. For sure they have Alden and much more than that.  



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:50 PM

There used to be a very famous porn star from Orange County. I forgot her name, but she's retired now.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

Thank a lot Zinzan. 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:51 AM

Was her name... Juicy Orange? 



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:14 PM

I can't for the life of me remember.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:41 AM

What happened to the Beach Club? I drove past it just now, on a Sunday evening, and it was closed. Did DBKL finally close it down?



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 04:32 PM

Bangkok is beautiful. It has a liveliness that KL lacks (perhaps due to KL being familiar), and the people are nice. Not Malaysian nice-to-white-people-only nice, but really nice.

 

On another note: I'll be going to a conference in Vienna in March. Maybe bringing the wife, thinking of travelling around there. Thoghts?



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:58 PM

Train from Vienna to Budapest in 3 hours, get Vass.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:46 PM

Eh, doesn't Vienna have a couple of cordwainers too?



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:32 PM

Get Maftei. Awesome maker, Lucian is a very nice guy

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 08:44 PM

Yeah, lots of them with just simple googling. Balint, Materna, St Crispins, etc. Apparently some shops also stock Vass.




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