Old article on Rocco:
Old article on Rocco:
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".
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.
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.
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?