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What's up Aus thread used to lurk SF a few years ago deciding to jump in now that I'm getting back into clothing. I dress more casually than most here; the most formal I'll get in everydag life is chukkas and more traditional chinos or dress trousers with a cardigan and chukkas, mostly I'm in bombers or casual jackets with jeans and sneakers (I like upthere in melbourne for example).

Anyone go down to see D'Angelo on the weekend?
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My umbrella from Muji is pretty solid.
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My umbrella from Muji is pretty solid.
I had a nice Muji one given to me - its a decent one collapse-able to two lengths and cover to match.
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I see Clifton has clear birdcage umbrellas - that's my next purchase.
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Friday Challenge poll is up - come vote.

Branch staking?

How much is my vote worth? Decision, decisions?

Nice suit where from?
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Gents, a very rainy day and a soaked jacket in Sydney has me looking at umbrellas. I have historically not been able to stomach spending $50-100 of a piece of shit from a chemist. Is it worth spending a bit more on something nicer eg a Kent Wang or even a fox? Am I simply showing signs of internet menswear affluenza here or do you consider this a sensible purchase?

Alternatively, does anyone have any siggestions of somewhere to buy something better than nost umbrellas but cheaper than the ones I mentioned in Syd?

TM Lewin sells some Fox umbrellas for $70, in various shapes and sizes. States they are made in England. Pretty solid, a definite step up in construction from the typical stuff peddled around in shops. I have bought 2.
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He is not brown, man.
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He is not brown, man.

 

He is a man from Brown, but he is not the brown man! 

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So, no brown in town
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@fxh - You might enjoy this article on the Gantmacher brothers and their impact upon the button-down shirt:

 

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/obituaries/elliot-gant-the-man-who-popularised-buttondown-shirts-dies-aged-89-20160319-gnmea1.html

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Gents, a very rainy day and a soaked jacket in Sydney has me looking at umbrellas. I have historically not been able to stomach spending $50-100 of a piece of shit from a chemist. Is it worth spending a bit more on something nicer eg a Kent Wang or even a fox? Am I simply showing signs of internet menswear affluenza here or do you consider this a sensible purchase?

 

Alternatively, does anyone have any siggestions of somewhere to buy something better than nost umbrellas but cheaper than the ones I mentioned in Syd?

Have to disagree with fxh, I've had the same umbrella for 8 years and counting. It's an automatic-opening one, a Clifton, and cost me $40 from Strand Hatters 8 years ago. 10/10 would buy again.

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@fxh
 - You might enjoy this article on the Gantmacher brothers and their impact upon the button-down shirt:

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/obituaries/elliot-gant-the-man-who-popularised-buttondown-shirts-dies-aged-89-20160319-gnmea1.html
yes - I saw it a week ago or so. Nicely done - good short history of the BD collar and roll etc.
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I see Clifton has clear birdcage umbrellas - that's my next purchase.

I'll buy one too - we could stop in the street and have a conversation...

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Thread Starter 
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@fxh
 - You might enjoy this article on the Gantmacher brothers and their impact upon the button-down shirt:

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/obituaries/elliot-gant-the-man-who-popularised-buttondown-shirts-dies-aged-89-20160319-gnmea1.html

Good article.
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