Originally Posted by Coxsackie
Jacket is ridiculously short, at least on that model photo.
There was some puff-piece on "twenty jackets you must consider" on Executive Style the other day. They should have called it "twenty jackets you must consider burning". Every single one of them was about ten centimetres too short.
Yes, that was a truly, truly dreadful article. Unsurprisingly, it was by Louise Edmonds, who is the worst of Exec Style's stable of menswear writers. Most of her pieces come across as recycled marketing releases from fashion brands.
Originally Posted by Styleternity
Been absent from this forum for a good while but have been consistently lurking. Moving to Hong Kong at the end of the month and have a couple of questions stemming from that decision:
1. For the Brisbanites (i.e. @Journeyman) are there any decent spots to get a watchband shortened. I recently inherited my father's GMT and his wrist is decidedly chunkier than mine;
2. Have any of you come across an HK members thread on SF? A cursory search yields only the usual suspects (HK tailoring, streetwear et al). I'm after a space where I can discuss my terrible Cantonese and where the best drycleaners in the city are (among other things).
Congrats on the upcoming move to HK, and congrats on inheriting your dad's watch (and I hope that I'm correct in assuming that your dad is still alive and that he's just passed his watch on to you!).
If you want to get the bracelet adjusted in Brisbane, you could always take it in to Langfords on Queen St, opposite the Apple Store. They're the only authorised retailer of new Rolex watches in Brisbane (I think) and they should, I would hope, be able to adjust the bracelet.
Otherwise, you could take it to Ronnie Wachtel at Brisbane Vintage Watches in the Brisbane Arcade. Ronnie and the heavy-set, older chap there are both knowledgeable about watches and are nice to chat to and I'm sure that they could similarly shorten the bracelet for you.
If you're happy to wait until you're in HK, there's the bracelet-renovation person that sliq mentioned above. Also, Alex Pig watches in Quarry Bay on HK island (a little bit out of the way, over to the east of Central/Wanchai/Causeway Bay) is also helpful and could probably recommend someone (although he'd probably recommend the same person that sliq mentioned!).
I don't know if there's a current HK thread, but there have certainly been quite a few HK threads in the past which mentioned places to eat, drink, and get MTO/bespoke clothing in HK. Have a look in the General Chat area of the forum. Members such as Hatter and chobochobo, long-term residents of HK, have posted about HK in the past.