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post #16411 of 54953
Pity they didn't show your outfit Gerr!
post #16412 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Yep, that would be me smile.gif  I'm slowly finding out which of the people I know read the Herald Sun.

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post #16413 of 54953
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What do you guys think is the perfect size canopy for a city umbrella? 42"? 50"? 60" would be getting to the "unwieldy" stage in the CBD I imagine.

Ive got a 42inch Fox... Its slightly small. 46ish would of been great. 50would prob work well too.
post #16414 of 54953
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Originally Posted by I am DIL View Post


Romp, I'd just like to commend you on your O & J work. It's great when Australians do good things competitively.


The same goes for HC Neckwear.


Fuck, I miss home.

Thanks for the kind words! Cant wait to get these pants on the web.

Henry Carters ties look incredible value in the sale! Nice work jase.
post #16415 of 54953
Went to a new barber today based on the recommendation of a partner at work. He's an old Italian guy whose had the same shop since the 70's. I go in and tell them what I want (usual Ivy League type cut, 0.5 around the ears faded into a 3 on the sides with a part on the top). He says OK. First thing he does is take the 0.5 clippers straight up the side of my head to the top. Now I have the classic "high and tight". Looks ridiculous.

Avoid "Alec's Hairdressing" on Leigh Street in Adelaide AT ALL COSTS. Fucking idiot can't follow simple instructions even though he has 40 years experience.

EDIT - forgot to mention he cut the back of my neck with a straight edge razor and made me bleed.
post #16416 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Went to a new barber today based on the recommendation of a partner at work. He's an old Italian guy whose had the same shop since the 70's. I go in and tell them what I want (usual Ivy League type cut, 0.5 around the ears faded into a 3 on the sides with a part on the top). He says OK. First thing he does is take the 0.5 clippers straight up the side of my head to the top. Now I have the classic "high and tight". Looks ridiculous.
Avoid "Alec's Hairdressing" on Leigh Street in Adelaide AT ALL COSTS. Fucking idiot can't follow simple instructions even though he has 40 years experience.
EDIT - forgot to mention he cut the back of my neck with a straight edge razor and made me bleed.

Lol i dont want to laugh at your expense but that cracks me up!

Ayone got a good place in sydney? My hair looks like it went through a paper shredder at my last place
post #16417 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Lol i dont want to laugh at your expense but that cracks me up!
Ayone got a good place in sydney? My hair looks like it went through a paper shredder at my last place

Grand royal barbers
post #16418 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Went to a new barber today based on the recommendation of a partner at work. He's an old Italian guy whose had the same shop since the 70's. I go in and tell them what I want (usual Ivy League type cut, 0.5 around the ears faded into a 3 on the sides with a part on the top). He says OK. First thing he does is take the 0.5 clippers straight up the side of my head to the top. Now I have the classic "high and tight". Looks ridiculous.
Avoid "Alec's Hairdressing" on Leigh Street in Adelaide AT ALL COSTS. Fucking idiot can't follow simple instructions even though he has 40 years experience.
EDIT - forgot to mention he cut the back of my neck with a straight edge razor and made me bleed.
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It was the man from Ironbark who struck the Sydney town,
He wandered over street and park, he wandered up and down.
He loitered here, he loitered there, till he was like to drop,
Until at last in sheer despair he sought a barber's shop.
"'Ere! shave my beard and whiskers off, I'll be a man of mark,
I'll go and do the Sydney toff up home in Ironbark."

The barber man was small and flash, as barbers mostly are,
He wore a strike-your-fancy sash, he smoked a huge cigar;
He was a humorist of note and keen at repartee,
He laid the odds and kept a "tote", whatever that may be,
And when he saw our friend arrive, he whispered, "Here's a lark!
Just watch me catch him all alive, this man from Ironbark."


There were some gilded youths that sat along the barber's wall.
Their eyes were dull, their heads were flat, they had no brains at all;
To them the barber passed the wink, his dexter eyelid shut,
"I'll make this bloomin' yokel think his bloomin' throat is cut."
And as he soaped and rubbed it in he made a rude remark:
"I s'pose the flats is pretty green up there in Ironbark."

A grunt was all reply he got; he shaved the bushman's chin,
Then made the water boiling hot and dipped the razor in.
He raised his hand, his brow grew black, he paused awhile to gloat,
Then slashed the red-hot razor-back across his victim's throat:
Upon the newly-shaven skin it made a livid mark -
No doubt it fairly took him in - the man from Ironbark.

He fetched a wild up-country yell might wake the dead to hear,
And though his throat, he knew full well, was cut from ear to ear,
He struggled gamely to his feet, and faced the murd'rous foe:
"You've done for me! you dog, I'm beat! one hit before I go!
I only wish I had a knife, you blessed murdering shark!
But you'll remember all your life the man from Ironbark."

He lifted up his hairy paw, with one tremendous clout
He landed on the barber's jaw, and knocked the barber out.
He set to work with nail and tooth, he made the place a wreck;
He grabbed the nearest gilded youth, and tried to break his neck.
And all the while his throat he held to save his vital spark,
And "Murder! Bloody murder!" yelled the man from Ironbark.

A peeler man who heard the din came in to see the show;
He tried to run the bushman in, but he refused to go.
And when at last the barber spoke, and said "'Twas all in fun—
'Twas just a little harmless joke, a trifle overdone."
"A joke!" he cried, "By George, that's fine; a lively sort of lark;
I'd like to catch that murdering swine some night in Ironbark."

And now while round the shearing floor the list'ning shearers gape,
He tells the story o'er and o'er, and brags of his escape.
"Them barber chaps what keeps a tote, By George, I've had enough,
One tried to cut my bloomin' throat, but thank the Lord it's tough."
And whether he's believed or no, there's one thing to remark,
That flowing beards are all the go way up in Ironbark.
post #16419 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Went to a new barber today based on the recommendation of a partner at work. He's an old Italian guy whose had the same shop since the 70's. I go in and tell them what I want (usual Ivy League type cut, 0.5 around the ears faded into a 3 on the sides with a part on the top). He says OK. First thing he does is take the 0.5 clippers straight up the side of my head to the top. Now I have the classic "high and tight". Looks ridiculous.
Avoid "Alec's Hairdressing" on Leigh Street in Adelaide AT ALL COSTS. Fucking idiot can't follow simple instructions even though he has 40 years experience.
EDIT - forgot to mention he cut the back of my neck with a straight edge razor and made me bleed.
It happened to me so many times that I have lost count. What I have found if if men has more than 6cm hair and want a style cut hair dressers struggle. My last hair cut 2 months ago my regular hair dresser stuffed up my hair style big time. Just imagine having 17cm leanth on the front and high number 2 on the sides. Anyway hair will grow back. I have cursed my hair dresser every morning for first few weeks. I have taken picture of hair style how I wanted before and that worked. Make sure you get front/side/back picture.
post #16420 of 54953
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

It happened to me so many times that I have lost count. What I have found if if men has more than 6cm hair and want a style cut hair dressers struggle. My last hair cut 2 months ago my regular hair dresser stuffed up my hair style big time. Just imagine having 17cm leanth on the front and high number 2 on the sides. Anyway hair will grow back. I have cursed my hair dresser every morning for first few weeks. I have taken picture of hair style how I wanted before and that worked. Make sure you get front/side/back picture.

My regular guy is great but thought I'd try this place for the "authentic Italian barber" experience. Turns out the guy is just a fucking retard.
post #16421 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Turns out the guy is just a fucking retard.

HAHA

I think the problem we have here in Oz is that you have two ends of the spectrum - the first includes "fashion" oriented hairdressers or stylists who want to give ridiculous haircuts, but are, depending on where you go, quite well versed in how to cut and manipulate hair length and texture through scissor cutting alone. The second is classic barbers who tend to only know how to cut blunt ends with scissors and favour using clippers over scissors wherever possible.

I'd like a balance of the two techniques, but I'm yet to find it. For me, most of the newer barber shops in Melbourne (All The King's Men, Dr. Follicles, Rockit Barber Shop) all seem like modern articulations of the classic barber, without drawing on the greater variety of cutting techniques that hairdressers have at their disposal. I think this is a real shame. The end result is that In Melbourne, you can't go somewhere and get a short back and sides with some point cutting to add texture to the top, and have your neck properly shaved with a blade afterwards.
post #16422 of 54953

there's one asian dude in parramatta close by my work (West of Sydney for those interstate). i've only been to him once but was impressed. i showed him a picture of what i wanted. he had it spot on. and what further impressed me was, from my existing haircut, he saw how my hair would grow out so he nipped the hair a bit where needed so after 4 weeks it still looked in proportion.

post #16423 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post
Fucking idiot can't follow simple instructions even though he has 40 years experience.
EDIT - forgot to mention he cut the back of my neck with a straight edge razor and made me bleed.

i hate to laugh at your misfortune but it was a good chuckle. i think the vast majority of sydneysiders have had bad experiences with their barbers.   facepalm.gif

post #16424 of 54953

$15 quick cuts at local shopping centre.

 

Turns out their is a "Pro" to going bald.

post #16425 of 54953
I've been going to an Asian hairstylist in the city for 8 years now. It's getting quite expensive now at $45 but there's hardly been times where I didn't like the result. Nice combo of scissorwork and clippers plus wash and massage by one of the apprentices at the start and style your hair after the cut. He can do as conservative as you want and as edgy or fashiony as you want, but he's going to tell you when he thinks your idea blows. Been getting mostly conservative cuts from him but he likes to give you some slight style variations each time if you allow him. Tried letting him take the reins and getting a trendier cut a couple of years ago and I didn't like it due to big difference to the norm. Still got heaps of compliments for it - actually more than usual. So he knows what he's doing.
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