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Is it this Thursday or next?
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Not decided yet - just getting a feel for how many are interested.

 

Pink Socks suggested lunch as a possibility instead and that also sounds like a good idea since I think there's a lot of us in the CBD.

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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Anyone seen this thread?
http://www.styleforum.net/t/293227/a-daily-mens-clothing-and-streetwear-and-denim-fit-comparison-thread/90
All I can say is: facepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.gif
No wonder Ethan and Patrick shun SF like the plague; and Graeme has all but stopped posting... ffffuuuu.gif

Yeah I don't see why the SW&D guys can't stay over there and the MC guys stay here and just let be what will be, but you will always get people trying to project there own tastes/opinions on forums like this. Sometimes it's good, sometimes bad.

Did no one else get the impression that PG was a reluctant poster both here and in WAYWRN anyway or just me? Or he certainly only piped up when he was cranky or had the shits with something. Same with the blog, most of the questions he answers are from anonymous noobs and he is just cracking the sads with them cos they want to know what kind of collar he uses on his shirts or something. It's frustrating for sure but if you start your own blog that the world can see, that sort of thing is to be expected. Since he moved on to Apple the blog is largely irrelevant for clothing inspiration to me now, but I still check in once a day to have a look.
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

Yep, I'm in that category too these days. Main exception: Watch P0rn.

I tend to stick more and more to just a handful of subscribed threads too, like the watch porn one too. It's often just too ridiculous to take seriously some of the other threads, worst of all WAYWRN (which I post in too) with guys wearing ties, pocket squares etc for everyday duties on a Sunday for example. One guy even posted in their he went to Church purely so he could dress up for the morning! Anyway, I'm ranting a bit too much today ha ha, time for a coffee and a chill I think.
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From The Age on Saturday in a story about David Jones:

'International industry experts have been marveling at Australia for years. Local retailers - department stores in particular - sell goods at prices much of the rest of the world only dream about.

'In international retailing circles, Australia is often referred to as 'Treasure island' - where the prices at which we mug punters buy goods are far higher than most of the rest of the world.

'And that is why 'price harmonisation are two words retailers hate to hear.

'It is no longer reasonable to argue that because only 5 per cent of good are bought online that we are immune to price deflation, because goods in bricks and mortar stores are increasingly priced off those sold online.'


Can't find the whole piece online.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I tend to stick more and more to just a handful of subscribed threads too, like the watch porn one too. It's often just too ridiculous to take seriously some of the other threads, worst of all WAYWRN (which I post in too) with guys wearing ties, pocket squares etc for everyday duties on a Sunday for example. One guy even posted in their he went to Church purely so he could dress up for the morning! Anyway, I'm ranting a bit too much today ha ha, time for a coffee and a chill I think.

Dear God,

Is the button stance on this jacket OK? Are my pants tapered correctly?

Please send me a sign.

Yours

Heaven can wait...for my next pair of new shoes
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

From The Age on Saturday in a story about David Jones:
'International industry experts have been marveling at Australia for years. Local retailers - department stores in particular - sell goods at prices much of the rest of the world only dream about.
'In international retailing circles, Australia is often referred to as 'Treasure island' - where the prices at which we mug punters buy goods are far higher than most of the rest of the world.
'And that is why 'price harmonisation are two words retailers hate to hear.
'It is no longer reasonable to argue that because only 5 per cent of good are bought online that we are immune to price deflation, because goods in bricks and mortar stores are increasingly priced off those sold online.'
Can't find the whole piece online.

And I thought the main factors are high costs due to: high rent, high wages with overtime/weekend/afterhours rates, low population density and inconvenient opening hours.

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I tend to stick more and more to just a handful of subscribed threads too, like the watch porn one too. It's often just too ridiculous to take seriously some of the other threads, worst of all WAYWRN (which I post in too) with guys wearing ties, pocket squares etc for everyday duties on a Sunday for example. One guy even posted in their he went to Church purely so he could dress up for the morning! Anyway, I'm ranting a bit too much today ha ha, time for a coffee and a chill I think.

The only threads I regularly visit are: this Aussie one, Funny Picture of the Day, Things You Don't Get, and Asian Girls Appreciation Thread. I also randomly troll threads telling people how ugly AE Park Aves are and generally pissing peopple off when I get bored.
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

^^ However there also the beauty of Laissez-faire capitalism where we give J. Crew the bird and buy elsewhere. There are alternatives out there. They can go get stuffed.

As Sean Connery would say: abscholutely.
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

And I thought the main factors are high costs due to: high rent, high wages with overtime/weekend/afterhours rates, low population density and inconvenient opening hours.

None of which applies to an online retailer selling at a higher cost to Australian customers... seeing as they don't employ locals, are open 24/7 and don't pay rent.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

From The Age on Saturday in a story about David Jones:
'International industry experts have been marveling at Australia for years. Local retailers - department stores in particular - sell goods at prices much of the rest of the world only dream about.
'In international retailing circles, Australia is often referred to as 'Treasure island' - where the prices at which we mug punters buy goods are far higher than most of the rest of the world.
'And that is why 'price harmonisation are two words retailers hate to hear.
'It is no longer reasonable to argue that because only 5 per cent of good are bought online that we are immune to price deflation, because goods in bricks and mortar stores are increasingly priced off those sold online.'
Can't find the whole piece online.

I think this is it reprinted in the SMH. http://www.smh.com.au/business/painting-over-cracks-in-house-of-horrors-20120323-1vpjp.html
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

From The Age on Saturday in a story about David Jones:
'International industry experts have been marveling at Australia for years. Local retailers - department stores in particular - sell goods at prices much of the rest of the world only dream about.
'In international retailing circles, Australia is often referred to as 'Treasure island' - where the prices at which we mug punters buy goods are far higher than most of the rest of the world.
'And that is why 'price harmonisation are two words retailers hate to hear.
'It is no longer reasonable to argue that because only 5 per cent of good are bought online that we are immune to price deflation, because goods in bricks and mortar stores are increasingly priced off those sold online.'
Can't find the whole piece online.


Dont get me started...I promise to get back in my box.  Grrr.

 

Good find Ernesto, if the Saturday Age wasn't $5.20 in BNE Id read it much much more, the Courier Mail is yet to pay its readers to read its rubbish, which leaves only the Australian!!!  Yawn.

 

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Yeah I don't see why the SW&D guys can't stay over there and the MC guys stay here and just let be what will be, but you will always get people trying to project there own tastes/opinions on forums like this. Sometimes it's good, sometimes bad.
Did no one else get the impression that PG was a reluctant poster both here and in WAYWRN anyway or just me? Or he certainly only piped up when he was cranky or had the shits with something. Same with the blog, most of the questions he answers are from anonymous noobs and he is just cracking the sads with them cos they want to know what kind of collar he uses on his shirts or something. It's frustrating for sure but if you start your own blog that the world can see, that sort of thing is to be expected. Since he moved on to Apple the blog is largely irrelevant for clothing inspiration to me now, but I still check in once a day to have a look.

I use to like reading/hearing about his suit fits and constructed critique in WAYWRN, but then he kind of went real sour.

As for the BrOgg!@ - I kind of dismissed it when it turned into a list of 'secret' cafes 'Uber trendy' restaurants and 'mystery' shirt makers described in cute broken engRish!
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I think this is it reprinted in the SMH. http://www.smh.com.au/business/painting-over-cracks-in-house-of-horrors-20120323-1vpjp.html

Thanks PoP.

Another piece here: http://www.theage.com.au/business/david-jones-forced-to-walk-a-new-path-20120323-1vp6l.html


'David Jones has to invest $70 million to $80 million to improve its service (which involves additional and better-trained store sales staff), overhaul its point of sale technology across its bricks and mortar stores and then build an online store from the ground up.'
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If this happens Gerry let me know.

 

C

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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post


Dont get me started...I promise to get back in my box.  Grrr.

 

Good find Ernesto, if the Saturday Age wasn't $5.20 in BNE Id read it much much more, the Courier Mail is yet to pay its readers to read its rubbish, which leaves only the Australian!!!  Yawn.

 


The Fin Review is quite a fun read when stuff happens - like DJs going to schitz.
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