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I did some online shopping last night:

Loake Eton



Also picked up some new Nike sneakers and replenished fragrance stocks. Saved hundreds off the RRP I'd pay here.
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Where'd you get the Eton's from? Herring has them for £116.67
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I did some online shopping last night:
Loake Eton
Also picked up some new Nike sneakers and replenished fragrance stocks. Saved hundreds off the RRP I'd pay here.

Un Australian, B man. Aussie men aren't meant to wear nice shoes and smell nice.
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Now that we're back on the subject of clothing again, here are a couple of photos of yesterday's outfit! tongue.gif






Suit: RL Purple Label
Shirt: Borrelli
Tie: Holliday and Brown
Shoes: Ferragamo Tramezza
Edited by Journeyman - 9/18/12 at 7:11pm
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Would be interested to know how much enforcement costs in these countries vs how much they collect, and how they do it...
I think in those examples there are some factors which mask the actual impact of the thresholds in place.

Canada - part of NAFTA so IIRC the threshold doesn't apply to imports made in one of their southern neighbours. Also, the personal exemptions for travellers are more generous - you can bring back $800 per person without duty when you return to CAN. Shopping trips to New York are common and easy - not really an option for Australians.

UK - similarly, part of the EU, so imports from the Continent are not subject to the threshold and associated VAT (as they are paid in the EU country of origin). This is more of an EU-bloc trade barrier, rather than something designed to foster insular trading practices within the UK itself. Finally, there are few local availability issues relating to goods in the UK/EU so the need to import is less than somewhere like Australia.

USA - part of NAFTA, several other PTAs, and threshold is $100 which is not that low. Also, what you can't get locally in the US at reasonable prices isn't worth fretting about.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

I love the way News Ltd takes the raw, untested figures from the retail lobby and prints them as gospel. 'This is equal to 150 extra teachers! 200 policemen!'.
The perverse logic that somehow we're missing out on essential services because we're not being taxed enough and we have the cheek to purchase goods online.
These are the same papers that decry the tax burden on 'ordinary Australians' at every opportunity.

Nice logic, except you would actually need to sack 150 teachers to employ 150 more customs officers to police the lower LVT...

Also - where are the consumer advocate groups putting the other side of the argument? Useless bunch...
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Journeyman, that Borrelli Shirt is immense! Did you get that one in Australia? IT WOULD BE UN-AUSTRALIAN not to! :P

 

Quick piece of advice sort... I'm meeting with an advertising exec next week to pick his brain. I'm looking to move into the industry and he's kindly offered me some of his time over a coffee. For those in the creative industries, do you think dark denim with tan shoes and a shirt/jacket combo will suffice, or should I suit up? I'm coming from a Legal background so I'm used to suits being de rigueur.

 

Cheers!

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I have such a distaste for the term 'un-Australian'

I do not drink VB I do not have sauce on my pie I do not read the Murdoch press I do not listen to Allan Jones wait I do drink Bundaberg Rum smile.gif

Agree 100 % with Samuel Johnson " Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel"
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Quick piece of advice sort... I'm meeting with an advertising exec next week to pick his brain.
Cheers!

Well that will be 5 minutes you'll never retrieve.
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Originally Posted by rhubarb jam View Post

Journeyman, that Borrelli Shirt is immense! Did you get that one in Australia? IT WOULD BE UN-AUSTRALIAN not to! :P

Actually, I did get the Borrelli shirt here, although everything else was purchased online!

Richards & Richards in Brisbane stock Borrelli and sometimes have Borrelli shirts on sale for $150 - $180. That's basically the same price as they sell for online (especially if shipping is factored in), so I'm a big fan of their sales.
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Quick piece of advice sort... I'm meeting with an advertising exec next week to pick his brain. I'm looking to move into the industry and he's kindly offered me some of his time over a coffee. For those in the creative industries, do you think dark denim with tan shoes and a shirt/jacket combo will suffice, or should I suit up? I'm coming from a Legal background so I'm used to suits being de rigueur.

Cheers!

[spelling Nazi] Sought, not sort! [/spelling Nazi]

In all seriousness, though, would the meeting be during the week or on a weekend? If it's during the week, I don't see a problem with wearing your usual work attire, so if you typically wear a suit, then go along wearing that. Of course, if it's on the weekend, just wear a nice, casual get up such as the dark jeans and jacket that you suggested.
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Well that will be 5 minutes you'll never retrieve.

I don't know any admen, but they seem clever on Gruen. Is that not the case?
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Well that will be 5 minutes you'll never retrieve.

FXH is spot on here biggrin.gif

Rhubarb Jam, I studied law at university, and work in advertising. I'm not sure what kind of role you're seeking in the industry, but dress codes vary considerably and unfortunately there's really no guiding principle. Contrast, for example, the dress styles of ex-GPY&R CEO Russel Howcroft with Leo Burnett Sydney CEO, Todd Sampson. Howcroft confesses to wearing a suit daily, while Sampson is rarely seen in anything more than a t-shirt and jeans. Granted, Howcroft's suits don't fit him particularly well, but that's another matter entirely. Both are successful businessmen and the way they dress has minimal bearing on their capacity to fulfil their respective roles. It does, however, have an impact on perception.

What you've suggested is fine. Have a think about who you're meeting, the role they have and the role(s) you're seeking, and be guided by that. Context, and all that jazz. Any industry-specific questions, shoot me a PM smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Hey guys.
Shopping wise, this is what I know:
Herringbone's Woolhara Store is their HQ, I think. Never been there though. The Circular Quay Store is pretty big; that's where Ethan worked. Factory outlet can be hit and miss, but worth a visit as they may have really nice sport jackets at about $250 or so,
Bale's Woolhara Store is their HQ and probably their biggest; apparently, it's right next to Herringbone! biggrin.gif
Charles Nakhle is always worth a visit, but he's all the way in P'matta.
Non-shopping wise, how about a ferry from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay? Take in the picturesque scenery, and have Fish & Chips from the Doyle's kiosk by the pier. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Appreciate the Sydney advice and would love the views of others.

Speaking of ordering online, just bought this as a birthday present to me from family in Scotland (buying from here avoids VAT) and got free shipping after a quick Google search....would cost 2 or 3 times the price in Australia if you could find such a thing.

http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/men/boglioli-single-breast-jacket-item-10161420.aspx
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I don't know any admen, but they seem clever on Gruen. Is that not the case?

There are intelligent and idiotic people in all fields.
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Erghhh, apologies for the spelling error Journeyman. That's the result of alt tabbing furiously between this, an excel spreadsheet and emails without getting caught out by the boss! haha

It's during the week, and it will be just before I start work for the day, so I think the suit is the right option. Thanks for the advice and brownman, I might take you up on that offer. Thanks!

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