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post #15241 of 57946
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Funny Whingepool thread. I don't remember getting the snob down at any shop on Collins St. Ferragamo, Zegna, Prada etc all seem normal. Seriously though most of them are just Asian uni students on some slightly higher than normal salesperson wage, however delicious those ladies may be.
Can we meet up for lunch one day to have a look at these 'delicious ladies'?
post #15242 of 57946
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

What about a nice 4 n 20 with this bad boy?
http://www.smh.com.au/national/a-rare-drop-and-top-of-the-grange-20120629-218aa.html
'FORGET Grange, there's a new flagship in the Penfolds range - a cabernet sauvignon that costs $168,000 a bottle.'

 

Might need to go more up-market at Cafe de Wheels for this...

post #15243 of 57946
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

update: ive got brand new kent wang polos:
1x short sleeve grey XL
1x white long sleeve XL
1x navy long sleeve XL

I bought because I read they fit extremely tight... while this is true these were still big on me. 39neck/100chest/6ft/82kg

Ill take $50 for the short sleeve and $65 on the long sleeves and ill pay the postage.

im interested. where are they big? chest? waist? length?
post #15244 of 57946
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Originally Posted by fox81 View Post


im interested. where are they big? chest? waist? length?

OK straight from the Wang himself...

 

40R jacket

18.5in shoulder

21 chest

20.5 waist

21 hem

28.5in length

7.25in sleeve width

9inch short sleeve

26in long sleeve.

16.5in "shirt size"

 

EDIT: realised you ask where they are big - chest/waist I wanted more of a fitted look. They look quite relaxed on my frame

post #15245 of 57946
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Had Grange once, over some heavy duty negotiations during lunch for a client.  Cannot remember anything at all about the wine. What a waste.

 

I decided to make a quick visit today to Cloakroom to try out the Carminas.  Well, guess what, shop in Surry Hills is closed.  The Sydney desert is getting drier.  

 

So Romp, grab the niche quick!  Call me if you need someone to negotiate with the Northampton manufacturers :-) I charge a pair of C & J for every hour- bargain! 

What size are you? ive got a few pairs of barely worn carminas id be happy to let go

post #15246 of 57946

Dear Romp,

 

I apologise for intruding on your conversation.

 

In regards to your above comment.

 

I am size 10 1/2 and if you are looking to move those Carminas I would be happy to work something out.

 

Please continue Gentlemen.
 

post #15247 of 57946
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Originally Posted by Pika View Post

Dear Romp,

 

I apologise for intruding on your conversation.

 

In regards to your above comment.

 

I am size 10 1/2 and if you are looking to move those Carminas I would be happy to work something out.

 

Please continue Gentlemen.
 

pause.. im a UK9 .. continue

post #15248 of 57946
I'm just trying to gauge interest - does anyone here wear a size 40 or 42 in Herringbone jackets/suits? I'm looking to clear a number of items from my wardrobe, most of which are brand new with tags.

E.g. Navy Blazer Osaka Cut (40), Navy Suit Osaka Cut (42), and the list goes on..
post #15249 of 57946
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

What about a nice 4 n 20 with this bad boy?
http://www.smh.com.au/national/a-rare-drop-and-top-of-the-grange-20120629-218aa.html
'FORGET Grange, there's a new flagship in the Penfolds range - a cabernet sauvignon that costs $168,000 a bottle.'

Read about that in the Fin a couple of weeks back. Makes you wonder more so as they were pitching the product to the Russian luxury market.

Last year I shared a 1978 Grange with the wife and a friend, he had found it under a house he bought back in 2000 and had been keeping it. l opened it and let breathe for a about six hours and it was complex intense and I finally understand what all the fuss was about.
post #15250 of 57946
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I'm just trying to gauge interest - does anyone here wear a size 40 or 42 in Herringbone jackets/suits? I'm looking to clear a number of items from my wardrobe, most of which are brand new with tags.
E.g. Navy Blazer Osaka Cut (40), Navy Suit Osaka Cut (42), and the list goes on..

PM me mate
post #15251 of 57946
Anyone know of any alternatives to the classic Mackintosh that are more reasonably priced?

E.g. similar to this:
http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/jcrewingoodcompany/PRDOVR~98960/98960.jsp
post #15252 of 57946
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post



imo, bontoni is more about looks than quality in comparison to their competitors.




there was a rather intensive discussion a while ago. actually, i forgot in which thread.


Ummm, where did you get this idea?  Goodyear welted, quality leather, beautiful lasts.  A forum member rated it near the top of most metrics, including value/money.

have a look at them and then tell me again, please. who did this rating, btw?
post #15253 of 57946
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Gemming. foo.gif
But seriously, low SPI for one. Lots of fashion-y shoes. Itally. Sole not cut as close as serious Northapmton makers. Generally worse finish in other areas.

along these lines...
post #15254 of 57946
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Neither should saving up for your first pair of Vass or Carmina (or whatever the brand of the month is), which you buy on deep discount only to realise they are too big/small but you are too cheap to return them or buy them in a real store so you have them stretched/wear really thick socks (OTC of course) until you finally can't take the pain and decide to sell them in "slightly worn condition".

hmmh, imo the lack of due dilligence and basic knowledge is the key factor for ill fitting shoes. i'm absolutely with you that this can be prevented when tried on in person. following the discussion, it seems rather hard to get by this in australia, though.
post #15255 of 57946

Well, I guess I have more to learn on shoes re my comment on Bontoni. I blame this squarely on the dismal state of menswear in Australia in general.

 

Anyone like Bally Scribes? They use memory foam instead of cork for the foot bed. Interesting, but shape is very chunky.  

 

My next destination is Harrolds to check out some Artiolis. I will pretend the prices are in Japanese Yen.

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