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post #10876 of 57202
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I don't think so fxh.
The other question is what you would do if you wore shell cordovan shoes at Channel 9. Would you do say as a conversation opener at the water cooler "Geez I just gave my shell cordovan Aldens a good boning"....?
A lot in that fxh. Especially when the Chinese herbal medicine experts sell you all these (expensive) tablets.
My German nieces were not immunised thanks to their mother and post 1989 when they all came over from the "Eastern Bloc" and the Soviet health care standards they both got whooping cough. My aunt who got it in the 1930s ended up with a heart murmur
Don't tell fxh....
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

In general, I'd avoid them. Admittedly, there are a few reputable operations from HK that visit the US and (very occasionally) Australia such as WW Chan but the vast, vast majority of such travelling tailor operations are dodgy and their products are cheap and poorly made.
I have some friends who have ordered suits from such tailors, and the suits are very unimpressive. Whilst the trousers aren't too bad, the suit jackets are woeful - poorly-fitted, with overly-padded shoulders and very "flat" lapels. They really do look nasty and cheap.
So, whilst the above tailor might not be like that, I'd say that the odds are against it.

Wot j man said. In general they don't work out all that cheap if you use the better materials and the end results I've seen vary from just ok, a bit better than rtw/OTR and very bad like a 24 hour suit from Nathan Road.

I have heard you do better if you had been in HK used a firm whilemyou lived there then ordered off them on their trips over here on there subsequent trips.

At the cheaper end of the market I think Pernac is still around and can do a reasonable MTM, with measurements in melb, sewing os, the alterations back here. They used to do a basic for around $5 or6 hundred. But there's also other options atbthatnprice point.
post #10877 of 57202
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I don't think so fxh.
The other question is what you would do if you wore shell cordovan shoes at Channel 9. Would you do say as a conversation opener at the water cooler "Geez I just gave my shell cordovan Aldens a good boning"....?
A lot in that fxh. Especially when the Chinese herbal medicine experts sell you all these (expensive) tablets.
My German nieces were not immunised thanks to their mother and post 1989 when they all came over from the "Eastern Bloc" and the Soviet health care standards they both got whooping cough. My aunt who got it in the 1930s ended up with a heart murmur
Don't tell fxh....

When we did fxhs and Shooeys Big Melb Shoe Adventure we tramped all over looking at shoes and one we certainly did was Muirs. They have some nice stuff there and they are friendly. We did McClouds, AmericanTailiors, and to prove we weren't just tyre kickers shooey went back the next day and bout two pairs of G&G , just like that. We also checked out DJs, and Henrry Bucks and also Herringbone and also LOiusas, and others.
post #10878 of 57202
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

At the cheaper end of the market I think Pernac is still around and can do a reasonable MTM, with measurements in melb, sewing os, the alterations back here. They used to do a basic for around $5 or6 hundred. But there's also other options atbthatnprice point.

My problems with Pernac were two-fold: firstly any alteration to the house style is a hit or miss affair as the proprietor - while a nice guy who tries hard - has little or no tailoring training, and their house style is nothing to write home about; secondly their quoted manufacturing tolerance was plus or minus 1cm so a possible variation of up to 2cm between one suit and the next for critical dimensions, which to my mind defeated the purpose of MTM almost entirely.
post #10879 of 57202
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Do they come witha deer bone for polishing?

I have a dead animal in my BYard, I think it's a possum but same thing right?
post #10880 of 57202
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

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.... were noticeably better after a good going over with the magic bone.
I'll bet that's what you tell all the girls.

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post #10881 of 57202
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THEY have been dubbed the Red Deer Cave people and they are a big mystery.
Fossils of this previously unknown group of prehistoric humans, who lived as recently as 11,500 years ago, have been discovered in south-west China by a team including Melbourne researchers.
Their highly unusual mix of archaic and modern features raises the possibility they represent a new species of human.
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The highly unusual mix of archaic and modern features raises the possibility they represent a new species of human. Photo: Peter Schouten
Team co-leader Darren Curnoe, of the University of NSW, said the physical appearance of these extinct people was unique.
''They look very different to all modern humans, whether alive today or in Africa 150,000 years ago.''
He said one possibility was that they were modern humans who left Africa very early on and reached China, but then did not contribute genetically to people alive in East Asia today.

Not quite "us" ... a skull found in Longlin Cave, Guangxi Zhuang. Photo: Darren Curnoe
Alternatively, they could be a previously unknown species of human, an explanation he cautiously favours. ''While finely balanced, I think the evidence is slightly weighted towards the Red Deer Cave people representing a new evolutionary line,'' Professor Curnoe said.
The find follows the discoveries of two new human species in Asia, dubbed the Hobbit and the Denisovans, in the past eight years.
The research describing the Red Deer Cave people is published today in the journal PLoS One.
The discovery team, co-led by Professor Curnoe and Professor Ji Xueping, of Yunnan University in Kunming, includes researchers from five Australian and six Chinese institutions.
The fossils, dated between 14,500 and 11,500 years old, were found in Maludong, or Red Deer Cave, in Yunnan Province and in Longlin Cave in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
The prehistoric people had short, flat faces with archaic features such as big teeth and thick skulls, but brains with modern-looking frontal lobes.
They cooked and ate lots of venison, including a giant red deer now extinct.
They may have survived in isolation from the modern-looking people who lived around them and were beginning to develop a farming culture.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/scientists-stumped-by-prehistoric-human-whose-face-doesnt-fit-20120314-1v3m0.html#ixzz1p8ZlNydl

No news yet on if cordovan shoes and polishing equipment has been discovered.
post #10882 of 57202
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I don't see any of these, Tai Chi or Kung Fu as "alt medicine". It's pretty straightforward gentle excercise in the case of Tai Chi and marial arts/excercise/discipline In Kung Fu.

Grasshopper

Chinese Daoism is a cosmologically holistic system wherein everything is integrated in the cosmic dance. Tai Chi is part and parcel of holistic approach to life, so is one overall element in what to us gweilo is an alt medicine approach. And didn't our current Westernised medical approach have its origins in folk medicines?

Me I will use herbal and other alt approaches, I found that acupuncture is good for my hay fever and has over the years fixed other minor aliments, however I am not adverse to the use of penicillin and other western antibiotics if need but. However exercise a healthy diet and good pinot noir does go a long way to ensuring balance.

Overall I adopt the "Mens sana in corpore sano" approach and ensure that I have a wardrobe to match. And speaking of which can someone recommend a brand of cotton wool wash and wear casual trousers.
post #10883 of 57202
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Originally Posted by RemyMichel View Post

I have a dead animal in my BYard, I think it's a possum but same thing right?

Sadly you will just have to eat it. Consider it part of new Paleo diet that appears to be all the rage but if it is Paleo diet what is chicken doing in it?
post #10884 of 57202
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

I do Kung Fu with a proper Chinese Master who emigrated from China about 15 years ago. He grew up in rural China, learned martial arts from the age of six and graduated from the Beijing Institute of Physical Education. He graduated a year ahead of Jet Li. He then went to instruct at the Shaolin Temple and later on was in charge of Physical Education and Fujian University.
In addition to Kung Fu, he also teaches Tai Chi and Chi Kung. So we do lots of meditation, we talk about chi, and energy blah blah and so on.
But he still gives his kids flu shots. He was mortified when his new partner refused to immunize his new son, because his sister died of meningitis when he was growing up in China.
My wife sees a Chinese Tai Chi practitioner often (as have I recently) and the ancient Chinese empirical art of Doaism provides some interesting insights into the mind/body vehicle that we call our bodies. But bugger me if we are going to reject three hundred years of Western scientific medical inquiry.

Interesting...

What style / system, mate?
post #10885 of 57202
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

No news yet on if cordovan shoes and polishing equipment has been discovered.

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I know kid leather is used for gloves, but is deer leather used for shoes at all?
post #10886 of 57202

Russian Reindeer Calf?
 

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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

No news yet on if cordovan shoes and polishing equipment has been discovered.

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I know kid leather is used for gloves, but is deer leather used for shoes at all?


 

post #10887 of 57202
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

When we did fxhs and Shooeys Big Melb Shoe Adventure we tramped all over looking at shoes and one we certainly did was Muirs. They have some nice stuff there and they are friendly. We did McClouds, AmericanTailiors, and to prove we weren't just tyre kickers shooey went back the next day and bout two pairs of G&G , just like that. We also checked out DJs, and Henrry Bucks and also Herringbone and also LOiusas, and others.

Can we hear more about this BMSA? I hope he didin't beat some poor unsuspecting JOKER or SNIVELLING GIRLY MAN to a pulp who suggesting he might like a nice pair of dove grey, bicycle toed, grosbies.
post #10888 of 57202

SURGEONS CUFFS

 

Anyone familiar in either Brisbane or Melbourne with alterations shop who may have a button hole machine.  Have jacket that is currently tailored without button hole in a surgeons cut.  Ie no holes and no buttons!!  

post #10889 of 57202
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

SURGEONS CUFFS

Anyone familiar in either Brisbane or Melbourne with alterations shop who may have a button hole machine.  Have jacket that is currently tailored without button hole in a surgeons cut.  Ie no holes and no buttons!!  

Are you missing the buttons? I think some of the better RTW makers do this to make it easier to adjust the sleeve length - normally the buttons are provided separately so It might be worth checking the internal pockets (apologies if you already know this).
post #10890 of 57202
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post


Are you missing the buttons? I think some of the better RTW makers do this to make it easier to adjust the sleeve length - normally the buttons are provided separately so It might be worth checking the internal pockets (apologies if you already know this).


No, have the buttons, sorry should have mentioned that.  Just missing the holes.  Length etc is great, just need a button hole (4 each sleeve) put in.  Thanks for responding

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