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post #211 of 563
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Originally Posted by dappledown View Post
Alright, Singapore Gents. I'm planning to start a shoe club here in Singapore (in fact, anything sartorial can be the order of the day)

I've already sounded out some of the English shoe makers and the response thus far has been positive.

If 'The Rake' is from Singapore I don't see how we should not have something to live up to it.

There's a time for Flip flops and there's a time for a balmoral boot with beveled waists.

PM me and lets make it happen and not let APEC steal the limelight from the REAL issues.

Good luck.
post #212 of 563
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Originally Posted by dappledown View Post
Alright, Singapore Gents. I'm planning to start a shoe club here in Singapore (in fact, anything sartorial can be the order of the day)

I've already sounded out some of the English shoe makers and the response thus far has been positive.

If 'The Rake' is from Singapore I don't see how we should not have something to live up to it.

There's a time for Flip flops and there's a time for a balmoral boot with beveled waists.

PM me and lets make it happen and not let APEC steal the limelight from the REAL issues.

Right, first thing on your agenda should be to relocate all members to a location with more agreeable climate for sartorial goodness.
post #213 of 563
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& eliminated the sing song lah laaaah la
post #214 of 563
Yup, like i suspected... any 'sartorial' obstacle in Singapore's got nothing to do with the climate. just the people. (I type this while I am sitting here in my showroom with the airconditioning blasting at a 'balmy' 16 degrees celcius and wearing my heavy linen sports jacket, wool pants and tan brogue boots...wishing for gloves)
post #215 of 563
You do see the irony in the statement.

If it has nothing to do with the climate, you should be dressed as you described, with gloves no less, outdoors instead of being in a temperature and humidity controlled "climate".
post #216 of 563
ahhh.

I do see the irony but thats not exactly the point I'm making.

i like to dress up.

and i recently find myself actually spending more time indoors just to be able to do so.

I used to be the same as most Singaporeans, laughing at those poor fellas who had to wear suits for work and looking miserable once out on the streets. (Hey i used to be a PE teacher. My everday workwear was shorts and tees!)

So if we are simply talking about practicality and not my new found sartorial interest...

then Yes since i spent most of my time outdoors, its true that sartorial adventures were not something i would try to pursue!

now that i am working and spending most of my time in a commercial building, I find myself having to don extra layers because of the climate indoors, artificial or not.

But now, instead of grabbing the nearest cardigan or nylon windbreaker, i go to a heavy linen jacket or even a seersucker summer jacket.

I don't have the opportunity to relocate to another place where the 'climate' would be more suitable so I make do. So i Suggest a Shoe club cos hey everyone needs nice shoes!

but i digress. i simply love buying and wearing nice shoes! wahahaha
post #217 of 563
Received my pristine copy of Issue 5 from chobochobo today - great service for what is pretty much a thankless task given the effort he went to.
post #218 of 563
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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
& eliminated the sing song lah laaaah la
What a churlish comment; every country has its own patois - Singaporeans, Aussies, Hongkongers, everyone - and should not have to apologise for it, least of all to Australians.
post #219 of 563
Don't worry about it. Most of us know code-switching. (if not, i don't think I'll be able to get my fried carrot cake, extra crispy, from my friendly food center guy.) I also THINK that PG is just joking since he is a frequent visitor to Singapore. I'm sure he's met Sg citizens who can speak good English when they want to. AND there's always the official mascot of the "speak good english" campaign to remind us about how important English is to us Singaporeans. (Google: Ris Low)
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
What a churlish comment; every country has its own patois - Singaporeans, Aussies, Hongkongers, everyone - and should not have to apologise for it, least of all to Australians.
post #220 of 563
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What a churlish comment; every country has its own patois - Singaporeans, Aussies, Hongkongers, everyone - and should not have to apologise for it, least of all to Australians.

Hah, nice find
post #221 of 563
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Hah, nice find

haha - no agents! no real estate agents!
post #222 of 563
The five #6's that I bought have sold and been shipped. I shipped a couple of 5 and 6's together, and they turned out to be more than twice the shipping for one magazine. Who knew? Also, Canada remains the most expensive place in the world to ship.
post #223 of 563
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Originally Posted by dappledown View Post
AND there's always the official mascot of the "speak good english" campaign to remind us about how important English is to us Singaporeans. (Google: Ris Low)
Wow. Bee-gee-nee?
post #224 of 563
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Originally Posted by dappledown View Post
Alright, Singapore Gents. I'm planning to start a shoe club here in Singapore (in fact, anything sartorial can be the order of the day)

I've already sounded out some of the English shoe makers and the response thus far has been positive.

If 'The Rake' is from Singapore I don't see how we should not have something to live up to it.

There's a time for Flip flops and there's a time for a balmoral boot with beveled waists.

PM me and lets make it happen and not let APEC steal the limelight from the REAL issues.


Hey, I am a Singaporean too and very much interested in nice shoes. It is a pity that right now we don't seems to have a lot of good brands aka SF approved brand featured in Singapore.

Glad to see Berluti, Church started this year. Hope to see more to come.
post #225 of 563
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post
The five #6's that I bought have sold and been shipped. I shipped a couple of 5 and 6's together, and they turned out to be more than twice the shipping for one magazine. Who knew? Also, Canada remains the most expensive place in the world to ship.

It's very hard to predict the shipping. Sometimes, when you ship two magazines, you are forced to "upgrade" your shipping choices to the next best option when the combined weight and dimensions hit a certain limit, upon which can cost 3-4 times more. That's why some people choose to ship them in 2 packages instead of one.

It's a real bitch shipping to Canada, IMHO. My postal service charge about the same as shipping to Greenland. I wonder if this is the reason why The Rake doesn't want Canadian subscribers.
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