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Originally Posted by ASpark View Post

I still hear it occasionally. One of the pokie venues in Geelong is appropriately named Buckleys.

Probably named after William Buckley, with a nice double entendre for no extra cost.
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Thread Starter 
Buckley's Chance is a nice cafe in Sorrento, where William Buckley lived.
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Yes, have been there quite a few times.

Can you imagine living in those caves on the beach?
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Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for your post and will be happy to have some insight additional to information already shared by @Coxsackie and PoP.

 

I'm narrowing down my choices and at this stage am leaning toward another Akubra. Either the Hampton style I linked previously or a second Stylemaster in the lighter heritage fawn colour. Wearing my Stylemaster in loden (actually a chocolate brown) today, I have been re-evaluating the brim. While it is a substantial brim, on my broad frame, it's not overly wide in proportional terms. While Cox recommended a narrower brimmed style, I'm not sure what the reference point was (@Coxsackie, could you possibly take a moment to clarify?), and while the Hampton suits me, the proportions of the Stylemaster are probably better for my proportions. Off to the hat store today to try on the Hampton and refresh my memory of how it compares to my Stylemaster. However, I'll hold off buying for now.


Thanks again to Cox and PoP for the advice offered regarding my hat purchase. In the end, PoP's perspective was the decider for me, along with some advice from the three assistants I spoke with over the course of three visits to the hat store. I decided against a second earth toned hat in the end. Mainly because the lighter coloured Hampton did wash me out a bit and iI couldn't imagine an outfit I own that wouldn't work as well or better with my chocolate brown Stylemaster versus the Hampton. While the shape of the Hampton suited ok, I feel the Stylemaster trumped it, as did all three assistants. Having faffed around enough, I opted to buy a second Stylemaster in grey for wear with more urban looks, or any blue/grey cloth for that matter, regardless of 'heritage'. Will keep wearing my dark brown Stylemaster with tweeds and a healthy dose of attitude. Ribbon versus leather band? Who really cares? It was pause for thought, and I'm glad I did ask here, but don't feel the presence of a ribbon band should actually deter me from defiling the coherence of an otherwise country fit. Brim too wide for a country jacket - again, be damned, I thought it better sense to choose the hat that suited my broader proportions. Compared with my frame, the Stylemaster is not a particularly wide brim, and the Hampton ran the risk of being slightly too stingey, giving consideration to my height. Besides the occasional iGent in the wild, who could possibly call me out on this? Oh, wait, I'm here on a forum with all you iGents...

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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Yes, have been there quite a few times.

Can you imagine living in those caves on the beach?
There's actually two chances of me living in one of those caves - Buckley's and Nunn.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

There's actually two chances of me living in one of those caves - Buckley's and Nunn.

Preferred Real Estate Agents?
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

There's actually two chances of me living in one of those caves - Buckley's and Nunn.

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Actually a Melbourne haberdasher! And possibly the origin of the "Buckley's chance" idiom...
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Buckley's Chance is a nice cafe in Sorrento, where William Buckley lived.
I'd be surprised if Buckley lived in a cafe in Sorrento
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Probably named after William Buckley, with a nice double entendre for no extra cost.

I'd be very surprised if it wasn't named for him.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Actually a Melbourne haberdasher! And possibly the origin of the "Buckley's chance" idiom...

I've only ever seen that version of the origin on the Wikipedia entry for William Buckley, who is another plausible inspiration.
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I'd be surprised if Buckley lived in a cafe in Sorrento

I doubt he'd be welcome in the area with his criminal background.
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I always assumed that "Buckley's chance" came from Buckley & Nunn.

 

A little bit like "keen as mustard". Keen's Mustard. Geddit?

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Or Furphy for an improbable story or rumour. The term originated/adopted at Gallipoli where troops would gather at the Furphy and Sons water tankers to exchange gossip.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 9/19/16 at 6:58pm
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I'm in the market for a new/used car - 25-30K. Something that's as comfortable on the open road as it is getting about the inner city. Recommendations?
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mercedes E series 4th gen? i'd go with a diesel
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I'm in the market for a new/used car - 25-30K. Something that's as comfortable on the open road as it is getting about the inner city. Recommendations?

brand new toyota corolla. One of my friend just purchased the 2016 model(23.5K SX)- its simply beautiful. Interior is really cool. review
http://www.caradvice.com.au/359981/2016-toyota-corolla-zr-review/
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mercedes E series 4th gen? i'd go with a diesel

Older merc with high ks is like asking for trouble. Parts/service $$ is outrageous. Plus the pain in @** factor .
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