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Dog meat, is in fact quite delicious. They aren't known as the "fragrant meat" for nothing!
One tip I get when traveling is unless you're eating at the restaurant in the Sheraton or something that is known to have some sort of standard in hygiene, it is actually safer to eat where you can see the food being cooked so you can see that the germs get burnt or steamed to high heaven.
I quite like the toast that Malaysians make...
 

 

I had some great dog in East Timor, but the dog in Flores just wasn't as good! 

 

Entirely agree on the "eat where you can see the cooking" philosophy - that's why the warungs/street stalls are so good. 

 

Kaya toast is great. 

 

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When in Tokyo, a MUST stop is Book Off in Shibuya. They're a second hand department store that sells movies,TV shows, books, video games, and clothes. Some of the other shops around Tokyo and the rest of the country are quite weak when it comes to decent clothing, but the Shibuya store had a great range, including Schott, Aero, Barbout, RL, RRL, Buzz Rickson, Moscot and many more. It's where I picked up my black Aero jacket from.

 

Book Off also sells second-hand watches. I'm not sure what prices are like now, but it used to be a great place to pick up a second-hand Omega Speedy Pro in excellent condition. 

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Just picked up my Oscar Hunt sports coat now off to Bondi. Very happy, next a new overcoat or blue DB pin/chalk stripe suit.


Ps of course this is contingent on the progress of Mrs GF's landscaping project.(sigh)

PS big thanks to Steve for his assistance.

PPS fabric details Porter & Harding Glorious Twelfth ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorious_Twelfth ) Scottish milled 11oz. pure wool.
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If you're referring to Herman bros
I've got a few suits from Herman and highly recommend. Good customisation and construction at a very competitive price. Have been a few blogs written reviewing his suits which I think I can dig up and pm you later.

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Yep, that's them - thanks.
There's 2 of them. Herman Bros in Sydney and Hermen (with an e) Menswear who are online but based in Melbourne. I can vouch for both but both are also stockists of mine so I'm of course biased.
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Book Off also sells second-hand watches. I'm not sure what prices are like now, but it used to be a great place to pick up a second-hand Omega Speedy Pro in excellent condition. 


I saw a speedy pro for about ¥220,000 before 8% tax and 10% off but decided to save my money.

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Book Off also sells second-hand watches. I'm not sure what prices are like now, but it used to be a great place to pick up a second-hand Omega Speedy Pro in excellent condition. 

How does it compare to the selection at Komehyo?

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Anyone been to Mexico? Looking at visiting San Jose Del Cabo after LA, before NYC. Any suggestions or recommendations would be great!

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How does it compare to the selection at Komehyo?

 

I've never been to one of the Komehyo stores, so I really can't say, although I've heard that Komehyo in Ginza does have a good selection of watches. 

 

I have been to "Jack Road" and a couple of the other stores in the Nakano Broadway area and they have more mid- to high-end stock compared to Book Off, as Jack Road is purely a watch shop, but if you want a brand that is popular in Japan such as Omega or Tag Heuer, then the large Book Off stores have very good selections. 

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Would anyone care to recommend some nice shaving cream? I'm just about to run out of TOBS Sandalwood, thought I might try something different.

About to finish my second tub of Bluebeard's Revenge. I haven't used a huge range of creams, but I do like that one.
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I had some great dog in East Timor, but the dog in Flores just wasn't as good! 

Are you sure you weren't eating hobbit?
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Just picked up my Oscar Hunt sports coat now off to Bondi. Very happy, next a new overcoat or blue DB pin/chalk stripe suit.


Looks good GF.

You know you've made it as a brand when you start turning up in the op shops; it implies volume and full penetration of the market. I saw an OH suit in a op shop today. I had to try it on; looked really nice, but ridiculously small on me. If Pete or Foxy went on a crash diet, one of them might be able to fit into it.

Also saw a hand made Chester Barrie SC in my size for $15. Just lovely, until I noticed the faint stain on the sleeve. baldy[1].gif
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Are you sure you weren't eating hobbit?

 

I guess that could explain why they're now extinct! 

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Back on sartorially related, does anyone here have any experience working in Hong Kong? Looking for knowledge on appropriate office wear. I did a google on it and all I got sounded really BS about everything is white shirt and black/charcoal suits and everything else is frowned upon.

 

I did a stint for a week, between law firms and finance offices. It's not your Strayan' biz cas. Suits + ties, even in summer. The law offices are more CBD. The finance guys pop up with more colour.

 

Have you had any luck with lodging? I was a little wary of your budget and the options available within that budget.

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Back on to the topic of watches again for a moment, I just read that Seiko has opened a store in Sydney:

 

http://timeandtidewatches.com/event-seiko-sydney-swiss-rivalry-and-sushi-style-bladework-four-things-you-need-to-about-japans-biggest-watch-brand/

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Back on to the topic of watches again for a moment, I just read that Seiko has opened a store in Sydney:

 

http://timeandtidewatches.com/event-seiko-sydney-swiss-rivalry-and-sushi-style-bladework-four-things-you-need-to-about-japans-biggest-watch-brand/

Bittersweet news: on the one hand, it will be nice to have a place in Sydney to physically see and try a selection of some of the nicest watches on the market (Eichi II!). 

 

On the other hand, it seems Seiko is finally getting the international recognition it deserves, which means prices will go up rapidly just as they have for Japanese whisky or Velier rums, which means that just as my income catches up with the models I've wanted to buy for quite a while, they'll run up out of range yet again...

 

Any idea of the markup vs. Japan or the international sellers?

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Anyone been to Mexico? Looking at visiting San Jose Del Cabo after LA, before NYC. Any suggestions or recommendations would be great!

Hi I've walked around various places in Mexico City (which not everyone gets to). I had a made to measure shirt made in a shop in the CBD which I'm happy with, only I'm not that much into tight shirts as many might be. Overall there are Italian inspired stores selling inoffensive and good worsted suits and I got 2 wool suits for $250, plus a cream linen and cotton summer wedding suit for $100 all in end of season sales..as a smaller bloke, I found the sizes great but as a matter of fact I'm probably a bit too well built for the sizing having to probably size up a fraction: but the next size up was too slack.
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