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post #17536 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe
well in short, it's overpriced poseur cafe wear.
Seriously there's so much better stuff out there for people that are serious about cycling.
Despite what you might read on tumblr, wool jerseys aren't used by the pros anymore for good reason. For a 30km cafe ride, they are perfect. Not so much for a 120km hill session. But if your paying $150 for a set of gloves to look good at the local bunch ride cafe of choice you've got more money than sense.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Can't disagree with that, but I will swear by my Snowgum wool base layers under the rain jacket for a commute on a crisp morning - maybe 25% of the time in Melb. They do a great job of keeping you warm, and don't stink on the way home. Icebreaker wool tops would also do the same job.

The technical material is ok but holds a stink even after being washed and hung out in breeze. Wool absorbs nearly 30%+ of weight and doesn't stink even after two days wear.

On the bike in winter (more honoured in the breach this year) base layer = sekret cheapskate bike network = womens xl merino fine wool plain black long tights and black long sleeved top from Cottonworks (from memory) @ $20 each. Had them about 3 years now and aside from a few tears, and moth holes from storing in shed, are still fine.
post #17537 of 57247
True re the smell to an extent, I tend to find my running gear stinks more than cycling stuff though, I guess you sweat a lot more. I tend to wear the wool base layers for cold weather stuff like fishing when I'm not sweating. There's nothing I can't stand more than the smell of wet wool! That's why I shy away from it for cycling.

The cheaper tech stuff seems to smell more than the better gear I've found over the years. But at the end of the day, I see cycling gear as fairly disposable. Shorts wear through, you crash etc etc. if I get 2 years out of a pair of bibs I'm happy.
post #17538 of 57247
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Interesting article:

http://www.smh.com.au/business/who-will-sack-gerry-harvey-20120910-25nz4.html

 

"Gerry's personal relationships with franchisees makes it almost impossible for him to make the changes necessary to fix this business."

 

Heh.

 

Also, onselling some Tricker's which are too short :<

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/314633/for-sale-trickers-tan-suede-brogues-red-brick-sole-size-uk10-5

post #17539 of 57247
Did anyone else get this rather, well, odd e-mail from P.Johnson?

http://pjohnson.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/015AB5694470E055/495FE0B6D45EA1BED3AB5F5EEC5F0895

Here are some snippets:

"Check out our new hand embroidered badges straight from gay old Paris. Whether you feel that you want to add a bit of lobster, fennel, or even sardines to your attire, we have you covered... It is the perfect way to pimp your suit this summer.

$0 out of every badge sold goes to charity."

Hmmm... Maybe I'm just not cool enough, but stitching a badge depicting a cigarette or tin of sardines to my largely handmade suit doesn't strike me as such an attractive proposition.
post #17540 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Did anyone else get this rather, well, odd e-mail from P.Johnson?
http://pjohnson.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/015AB5694470E055/495FE0B6D45EA1BED3AB5F5EEC5F0895
Here are some snippets:
"Check out our new hand embroidered badges straight from gay old Paris. Whether you feel that you want to add a bit of lobster, fennel, or even sardines to your attire, we have you covered... It is the perfect way to pimp your suit this summer.
$0 out of every badge sold goes to charity."
Hmmm... Maybe I'm just not cool enough, but stitching a badge depicting a cigarette or tin of sardines to my largely handmade suit doesn't strike me as such an attractive proposition.

Its a pin and removable ... not a scout badge

I quite like the factory one
post #17541 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Did anyone else get this rather, well, odd e-mail from P.Johnson?
http://pjohnson.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/015AB5694470E055/495FE0B6D45EA1BED3AB5F5EEC5F0895
Here are some snippets:
"Check out our new hand embroidered badges straight from gay old Paris. Whether you feel that you want to add a bit of lobster, fennel, or even sardines to your attire, we have you covered... It is the perfect way to pimp your suit this summer.
$0 out of every badge sold goes to charity."
Hmmm... Maybe I'm just not cool enough, but stitching a badge depicting a cigarette or tin of sardines to my largely handmade suit doesn't strike me as such an attractive proposition.

I got the email. It was an EDM, so everyone on the mailing list received an identical one. Don't worry, Journeyman - you weren't the only one.

The way the email was written, with its jocular tone, is just part and parcel of how Patrick (or whoever is in charge) presents the PJohnson brand. Same goes for the accessories, alongside the exaggerated fits they occasionally wear, the sneakers, and the generally relaxed nature of how they wear their own suiting, is just there to present a unique brand.

What will be/is interesting is whether this continued playfulness has deleterious business consequences for PJohnson as far as the more conservatively dressed segment of his customer base is concerned. I doubt it will, but who knows.
post #17542 of 57247
Sunny. Relaxed. Cheap & Cheerful. Nothing expensive. Nothing ironed. Washed, hung on line, folded, chucked in cupboard, pulled out, put on.

Shoes pic for Gerry.
post #17543 of 57247
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Sunny. Relaxed. Cheap & Cheerful. Nothing expensive. Nothing ironed. Washed, hung on line, folded, chucked in cupboard, pulled out, put on.

Shoes pic for Gerry.

 

Elegant nonetheless. I also like the shoes!

post #17544 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Did anyone else get this rather, well, odd e-mail from P.Johnson?
http://pjohnson.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/015AB5694470E055/495FE0B6D45EA1BED3AB5F5EEC5F0895
Here are some snippets:
"Check out our new hand embroidered badges straight from gay old Paris. Whether you feel that you want to add a bit of lobster, fennel, or even sardines to your attire, we have you covered... It is the perfect way to pimp your suit this summer.
$0 out of every badge sold goes to charity."
Hmmm... Maybe I'm just not cool enough, but stitching a badge depicting a cigarette or tin of sardines to my largely handmade suit doesn't strike me as such an attractive proposition.

I did you a favour and unsubsribed your email address, but then I thought you might still want to get the emails so I resubscribed.

post #17545 of 57247
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

get a proper military one .. here's an example but m65 field jacket google search bring back alot. I quite like PJ's Beretta one


or a cheap one from uniqlo biggrin.gif
post #17546 of 57247
post #17547 of 57247
" $0 out of every badge sold goes to charity."

Hahahaha...

Tbh, I really like buying a Daffodil pin every year and wear it during the period up to Daffy Day.
post #17548 of 57247


Navy tassels for the poor from Nordstrom @ $88.

Probably glued stuff, but oh well.


Or pair of Santoni black cap oxfords @ $350 if you're size 11EE.
post #17549 of 57247
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

or a cheap one from uniqlo biggrin.gif

More expensive than the military supply one!
post #17550 of 57247
do uniqlo ship to Aus?

i see the name everyone on these boards
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