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So heres the final product of my first bespoke suit by Charles Maimone. Accepting critiques for my refference for future suits. Pants i know are a tad long, might get them adjusted so they dont crumple as much down the bottom but they do ride up quite high already when i sit down. Suits actually a dark navy, colour doesnt photograph well unless in sunlight by the looks of it. Heres a link from my insta to see the actual colour https://www.instagram.com/p/BCcT9XsIL6l/?taken-by=beor_ong

 

 

Hard to critique fit in those stances but looks pretty good in those pics.  More importantly though you happy with it?

 

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thanks for the tip, i havent actually smelled any of these yet. Just based on bunch of high reviews i decided to jump into the deep end and get one and at least get a sample of the others to see if any of them were less and more my kind of fragrance.
how would u rate the ones i got from tauer in your opinion, and is there another cologne you would rate higher? Been looking for a cologne that has a nice strong projection that lasts longer than an hour.

Been using an armani which is just about out, hence my purchase of andy tauer after seeing a mention of it, and ive used a CK in the past, but i found the scent is all but gone in the better part of 2 hours.

 

 

I like your enthusiasm but I wouldn't necessarily have dived in and purchased a bottle without sampling.  LDDM is good, I like it particularly in cooler weather but its not an easy or universally loved scent.  Same for all of them.  LDDM will definitely solve the longevity issue though :p

 

There's a whole universe of niche fragrances out there.  By niche I mean anything you don't find in Myers and Chemist warehouse and even in Australia for a lot of them.  Finding a scent that you like and that suits you and compliments you just like a good accessory, can take time.  Just got to get out there sampling everything you can.  Once you've got a bit of breadth under your belt and know the sort of scents and notes you like then you can blind buy bottles (although even then still not really recommended)  either way drop into places like Mens Biz, Peony, even DJ's in most CBD's have some "niche" houses. 

 

You don't seem to be bothered by order online theres plenty of sample websites out there and there.  Or maybe you'll get lucky and those tauers will be your perfect match.

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Wait, you bought a bottle without actually smelling it first? :confused:

 

yep, putting blind faith in the guys here and the reviews, had a spare couple hundred to splurge at the end of last month

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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post
 

 

Hard to critique fit in those stances but looks pretty good in those pics.  More importantly though you happy with it?

 

 

I like your enthusiasm but I wouldn't necessarily have dived in and purchased a bottle without sampling.  LDDM is good, I like it particularly in cooler weather but its not an easy or universally loved scent.  Same for all of them.  LDDM will definitely solve the longevity issue though :p

 

There's a whole universe of niche fragrances out there.  By niche I mean anything you don't find in Myers and Chemist warehouse and even in Australia for a lot of them.  Finding a scent that you like and that suits you and compliments you just like a good accessory, can take time.  Just got to get out there sampling everything you can.  Once you've got a bit of breadth under your belt and know the sort of scents and notes you like then you can blind buy bottles (although even then still not really recommended)  either way drop into places like Mens Biz, Peony, even DJ's in most CBD's have some "niche" houses. 

 

You don't seem to be bothered by order online theres plenty of sample websites out there and there.  Or maybe you'll get lucky and those tauers will be your perfect match.


I would also recommend sites like www.kafkaesqueblog.com if you want to get a sense of what's available outside of Myer/DJs/Australia

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Thanks for the info guys. In regards to the suit yeah i love it, a few minor tweaks i would make for next time like bringing the gorge up just a tiny bit higher and maybe a tiny bit more waist suppression but as this was my first time i didnt want to go overboard and have it start wrinkling at the button from too much pull. Was deffinately an attention grabber at work though.

 

In regards to cologne, ive really just started to branch out from the usual retail brands, so exploring different scents in the future is deffinately up there in the to do list. Written down the suggestions so far to try if i dont end up liking LDDM. Honestly i just did an on the spot purchase cause i could afford to do it and was hoping to try the scent with my new suit. But it didnt make it in time anyway.

Ill take all your advice on board and order a few samples till i find one i like, but heres hoping like osiris said that i just get lucky and andy tauer happens to be the scent  for me.

Ill be sure to check in again when i get a whiff later (assuming someone accepted the package at home)
 

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I would also recommend sites like www.kafkaesqueblog.com if you want to get a sense of what's available outside of Myer/DJs/Australia

 

Agree, good link and site.

 

For research and for news would throw fragrantica.com and basenotes.net

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Not at all I got no feedback from the Mrs or Son in terms of its sillage and longevity. I'm curious seeing as that CD is the resident fragrance guru what he makes of it.
On second wearing I'm not sold. I like the smokey, leathery mid notes but there's a plasticy smell I don't enjoy. Best comparison I can make is with those My Little Pony toys from the 80s. 
Watch out PoP will be all over this - he'll want a bulk discount. He'll probably want to PM you about your My Little Pony collection too.
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I haven't looked at this thread in about... 2000 pages so apologies if this same question has been asked recently:

Is there a current "most economical" option for wooden shoe trees?

I've recently come into quite a few new paits.

Thanks.
Chance find at Opshops. I can't remember when I last (small shoe pun) paid more than $5 for shoe trees.
I've got weird vintage ones, aluminium ones, tin ones, plastic ones and wooden ones - some varnished - some with weird screw and spring arrangements like steam punk - All good.
I should pull them all out one day and take a pic
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Originally Posted by ElliotSmith View Post

Do many folks here own Christian Kimber shoes?  Any thoughts / comments on the quality?
I don't own any - I'm probably not the target demographic. But I've inspected them closely and know others who have them. Quality is as good as you'll get anywhere at around +/- the price point.
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It's interesting but withholding my vote on it as yet.CD care to express an opinion?

CD's opinion affects your olfactory senses that much, like a public servant who can't muster an opinion budget night until his boss tells him the opinion?
My nose is not much use on perfumes.
I can't get sillage, dry down, longevity smells on myself. So I rely on others, like CD, who seem to understand. And Luca's ratings.
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Scrap my comments above re Lonesome Rider, had it mixed up with Lonestar Memories. I'm enjoying the former (latter still smells like plastic ponies)
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Speaking of Kimber shoes..



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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

On display, they are akin to high art.

Buy them, put them on, and they stop being high art and start being spiv shoes.

Too shiny, basically
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Thread Starter 

Damn, no black captoes @ HB online.

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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

CD's opinion affects your olfactory senses that much, like a public servant who can't muster an opinion budget night until his boss tells him the opinion?

I believe GF has already bought it, so I took this just to be an inquiry as to what I think of it, same as you might ask somebody what they think of some shoes.

I've worn Lonesome Rider twice now and am still ambivalent. I don't like it as much as Lonestar Memories, but it's much better than the latter for office purposes. I've been holding off until cooler weather so I can give a few leather fragrances a run to compare. I doubt it will supplant Tom of Finland as my favourite day-to-day leather scent.
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Melbourne Streetwear.
Last night. Out w. Ms.fxh for drinks, meal, cabaret - Butterfly Club. Day 31C + warm night.
Brown linen jacket slung on shoulders, not arms, a la Pitti, (Just for pic, too hot to actually wear) pink stripes linen shirt, silk/linen beige/off white trousers, brown socks, brown suede shoes.
Apologies for no public toilet shot. Bonus Lino-ish thumb included as compensation.
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