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  Hopefully that's a joke and no-one would actually, ever, in real life, send their shoes from one city to another so as to have flush toe-taps fitted. As I mentioned just a few posts back: 
Interesting story from The Guardian on Sir Montague Burton (born Meshe Osinky in Latvia in the late 19th century), who at one time owned the largest maker of bespoke and made-to-order clothing in the world. Pretty much every man in Britain owned a Burton suit at one time or another.    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/16/montague-burton-lithuanian-jew-transformed-british-men-burtons-clothing?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-3
 I didn't know that Double Monk had found a cobbler in Melbourne who would do it.  I haven't heard of anyone in Sydney who will fit flush toe-taps, and I'm pretty sure that other Sydney members here have asked around on several occasions. Most cobblers are reluctant to install flush toe-taps on shoes as it involves skiving a bit of the leather off the bottom of the sole and then screwing the toe-taps in and so, as a result, I haven't heard of any cobblers who are willing...
It looks as though Robert Daskal passed away in 2003:   http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-09-10/news/0309100286_1_ties-chicago-bulls-coach-gear   However, it also appears that the "Robert Daskal Group" continued to trade after Daskal's passing, although I'm not sure if they are still making hand-painted silk ties.
 Sorry - yes, you are correct. Carry-on luggage is included in the cheap fare but if you wish to check in luggage (20kg per person), you'll have to pay an extra $90 each way, which also includes food, Qantas FF points and a few other things.
By the way, if anyone is contemplating heading to Japan for a holiday, Jetstar is currently running a "fly one way, get the return leg free" sale, with return flights to Japan from $349 (depending on your departure point).   http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/japan-return-for-free   It looks as though school holidays are excluded (naturally), but you can pick up flights from now through to December this year. If you want to bring carry on luggage, you'll need to pay an extra...
 I'm flattered!   I hope that you have a great time in Melbourne - the exhibition sounds interesting.
 I could be wrong, but I think that the "Topy stops the shoe from breathing" argument has been pretty well disproven. The shoe loses far, far, far more moisture through the innersole and up through the shoe than it does through the bottom of the sole. If your shoes get wet and you are worried about mould, then stuff them with newspaper and place them somewhere reasonably warm and dry and they will be fine. I understand what you mean about putting Topy on the soles of good...
 NM,  I'm afraid that you must have confused me with someone else because (for once!) I didn't make any comment about wearing an M65, Barbour or oilskin with tailored clothing. 
    I laughed out loud at this comment!   This is like deja vu all over again: http://www.styleforum.net/t/88856/australian-members/27860_20#post_6192056
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