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post #196 of 3804

Old article on Rocco:

 

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/03/12/1078594540609.html

post #197 of 3804
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post
 

When I was an expat Westerner living in Shanghai, I used to ponder upon how our community might appear in the eyes of locals:

 

- most of us didn't bother trying to learn the language properly;

- we congregated together in ghettos;

- many of us insisted on eating only our own rather disgusting ethnic food (steaks, burgers etc);

- the younger men would go out on the town in large groups, get drunk, often behave boorishly and occasionally violently;

- it was well known that most of us were "back home losers" sponging off China's vibrant economy;

- we stole their women...occasionally even raping them;

- we loudly called for China to adopt our own legal and political systems;

 

...and so on.

 

Any self-respecting Chinese would have been quietly thinking "just go back home to where you came from, filthy foreigner".

 

10/10 post!

 

Love working with refugees. The most heartbreaking moment in my life was having to take a 12 year old aside to a meeting where he was told his mother was killed in a terrorist attack in Quetta.

 

No need for snobbery and elitism when facing tragedy, I think.

post #198 of 3804
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

I'm pretty sure I bought a pair of zippered boots from Rocco when I was about 14.

I also commissioned a pair of bespoke winklepickers with side lace-ups from some guy in Smith St (or was it Brunswick St?) back in the 80s. Pretty sure it wasn't Rocco. Any of you other old-timers know who it might have been?
Not that I'm an old timer but I had a pair of custom/bespoke ankle boots made by a guy in Smith street years ago. Still got them.
Last I looked the shop was still here but run by his son and only doing repairs.
I was working around there a while back and I took them in one day to show the son - his old man was down the back - clearly not well with memory - I told the son I had the boots with me and would he or the old man like to see them - after all these years?. He said "No"

I and Ms fxh also had motor bike OTC calf zipup/studs boots made out of beautiful leather by the guy who used to work in Gertrude Street - near the old VD Clinic.

Roccos went down hill after he left his big fat dopey son to take over. He had no interest in people or shoes from what I could see.
I'm reliably informed by the blokes who I know who know these things that any good shoes and leather from Roccos was gone by halfway through the first day of sale.
post #199 of 3804
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

When I was an expat Westerner living in Shanghai, I used to ponder upon how our community might appear in the eyes of locals:

- most of us didn't bother trying to learn the language properly;
- we congregated together in ghettos;
- many of us insisted on eating only our own rather disgusting ethnic food (steaks, burgers etc);
- the younger men would go out on the town in large groups, get drunk, often behave boorishly and occasionally violently;
- it was well known that most of us were "back home losers" sponging off China's vibrant economy;
- we stole their women...occasionally even raping them;
- we loudly called for China to adopt our own legal and political systems;

...and so on.

Any self-respecting Chinese would have been quietly thinking "just go back home to where you came from, filthy foreigner".
In Beijing I had a well meaning Chinese guy patiently explain to me how Chinese were more advanced than Westerners like me - 'cos were were more hairy and closer to monkeys.
post #200 of 3804
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


In Beijing I had a well meaning Chinese guy patiently explain to me how Chinese were more advanced than Westerners like me - 'cos were were more hairy and closer to monkeys.


To which of course you responded, "...but gorillas have tiny penises."

post #201 of 3804

That guy needs to know that atavism went out of style in the 1800s.

 

/artswanker

post #202 of 3804
For those interested in grabbing a great deal on some Kimber and Eidos X Kimber products - jump onto http://christiankimber.com/collections/passport-sale and use the code "PASSPORTSALE" for 40% off - before this goes public next week. Products highly recommended by me and many others here. Plus Christian is a great guy, as many here will attest.

My advice - do not miss this.
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post #203 of 3804
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

For those interested in grabbing a great deal on some Kimber and Eidos X Kimber products - jump onto http://christiankimber.com/collections/passport-sale and use the code "PASSPORTSALE" for 40% off - before this goes public next week. Products highly recommended by me and many others here. Plus Christian is a great guy, as many here will attest.

My advice - do not miss this.
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Do you work for Christian?

Those field jackets went fast..
post #204 of 3804
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

My second favourite Rocco.

post #205 of 3804
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post


Do you work for Christian?

Those field jackets went fast..


I bought one of them a couple of months ago. Great jacket.

post #206 of 3804
I was thinking of buying one this afternoon, checked back a few hours later and...all gone
post #207 of 3804

Gents, a while back (as in a few weeks) I was soliciting thoughts on the relative merits of Luxire and other MTM shirting options. Well, I wanted to provide some feedback on that front.

 

Whilst walking through Adelaide the other week, I (again) walked past the www.begyourpardon.com.au  shopfront and thought to myself ' why not give the locals a try?' - so I did.

 

Long story short, the service was impeccable and I walked out with some OTR shirts which fit exceptionally well (albeit with some minor mods, being darts in the back). I liked the fact that I walked in thinking I wanted an MTM solution, but after some consultation and review of options the owner was able to talk me down to an OTR option, rather than indulging me in a much higher price point. No complaints here on the service provided - the place is certainly worth a look in for Adelaide peeps.

post #208 of 3804

Should have mentioned the shirts are needed for a new job. And as I have a new job, I want to get me a brief case for carrying lunch and maybe some relevant paperwork and a MS Surface tablet computer thingy about.

 

I like the look of the Filson stuff (particularly the Otter Green 256 briefcase - which can be had from here for ~$390 delivered). Again, just wondering if there are any other options worth considering at that kind of price point? The Missus mentioned Fossil bags, however I'm guessing for leather at a similar price point the quality will be somewhat lacking?

 

Is there any who might care to share their experiences of either or other options?

 

Cheers!

post #209 of 3804
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post

Should have mentioned the shirts are needed for a new job. And as I have a new job, I want to get me a brief case for carrying lunch and maybe some relevant paperwork and a MS Surface tablet computer thingy about.

I like the look of the Filson stuff (particularly the Otter Green 256 briefcase - which can be had from here for ~$390 delivered). Again, just wondering if there are any other options worth considering at that kind of price point? The Missus mentioned Fossil bags, however I'm guessing for leather at a similar price point the quality will be somewhat lacking?

Is there any who might care to share their experiences of either or other options?

Cheers!

I posted on briefcases recently. The Filson is a solid choice. If you are thinking of getting something all leather, and you plan to use it for a long time, then get something lined in suede instead of fabric/textile, because once the fabric tears, it is difficult to repair.
post #210 of 3804
Thread Starter 
Owning a Filson is almost a rite of passage for SF members.
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