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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Welcome! How are you enjoying Singapore?

I can't say it's where I want to be right now/only here to complete military service. In a way though, my time here has helped me progress as a person/with style so I'm grateful. Do you have any connections here, is why asked?

Whats been happening over in Australia lately?

post #19247 of 51755
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Originally Posted by blackakira View Post

I can't say it's where I want to be right now/only here to complete military service. In a way though, my time here has helped me progress as a person/with style so I'm grateful. Do you have any connections here, is why asked?


Whats been happening over in Australia lately?

You're doing NS? Honestly, suck it up. Your NS isn't too difficult. I lived in SG back in '09 when I was studying at SMU. I knew one guy who was in Guards and one guy that's a combat WO and even they say NSmen have it fairly easy when compared to mandatory service in other countries.

Although I myself wouldn't much enjoy marching in full fatigues and combat kit through the jungle with the Singaporean humidity and heat.

Trust me though, you'll look back on the experience fondly if you're open to it.
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Never said it was difficult, all I said it's not where I wanted to be. It's a farce really, dragging me back for two years to only strip me of my citizenship? And no, I wouldn't be that dumb in the head to subject myself to their whims and hierarchal structure and run around taking their orders. That's the only place you've got it right, I have it easy. As easy as doing nothing, and its all so I don't jeopardise what I had to leave behind. I've put a professional athletic career on hold, where time is of the essence/study on hold for three years/etc. So don't tell me to suck it up...

I apologise if this tarnishes the discussion but I had to say something.

post #19249 of 51755
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

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Gents,
I thought I will give you guys a quick warning. Last week I purchased a SAB briefcase for 765 Euro (just under $1k aud) from - www.torquato.net
Now they have processed the payments - so it went away form authorizations and appeared on my statement today . And now I get an email form them saying they will not ship the goods to me.And asking me to send them money directly to their account !!! Its odd that they charged my card without shipping the products. Any legit merchant will only charge you once they ship . If they decided not to ship they will not process the authorization. Becos one a merchant process a transaction and not ship the goods credit card holder can raise a dispute. And merchant will have to pay charge back processing fees of any where between $30-$45.
I know this becos I work at a bank. Anyway I will raise a dispute against them tomorrow as goods not delivered. SAB briefcase under $1k ? Didn't think so.
I think these guys are frauds.
Honestly pissed off . My birthday around the corner and this was a gift to my self. Below is the email that they sent me.
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Dear xxx,

Thank you for your answer.

The address you provided was not confirmed by the bank. Due to the high value of your order, we cannot accept the card payment and had to refund the amount of EUR 765,08. You should be able to see this refund on your next crdeit card statement. We would kindly ask you for your payment in advance into our bank account before we can proceed with the current order.

We truly apologise for the inconvenience caused but hope for your understanding.

Kind regards

Torquato
Tanja Hars

mailto:t.hars@torquato.de
www.torquato.net

 

That's a real bummer, I was going to get one at that price if yours turned out all good.

post #19250 of 51755
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Originally Posted by blackakira View Post

Never said it was difficult, all I said it's not where I wanted to be. It's a farce really, dragging me back for two years to only strip me of my citizenship? And no, I wouldn't be that dumb in the head to subject myself to their whims and hierarchal structure and run around taking their orders. That's the only place you've got it right, I have it easy. As easy as doing nothing, and its all so I don't jeopardise what I had to leave behind. I've put a professional athletic career on hold, where time is of the essence/study on hold for three years/etc. So don't tell me to suck it up...


I apologise if this tarnishes the discussion but I had to say something.

I thought you could put NS off if you were a professional athlete or undertaking tertiary study..?
post #19251 of 51755
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Originally Posted by blackakira View Post

Hey guys.


New to the forums here, was attracted to the really comprehensive 'Yohji' thread. I figured this would be a pretty good forum to involve myself in too since I am Australian. I'm from Perth if you wondered but in Singapore for now. I am missing home like hell...

I'm doing most of my suits at Iris in Singpore. Get yourself down there if you want to get yourself sorted.
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Any Sydneysiders heading to the MJ Bale sale today?

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@prof. b. bear, nope, you can't defer due to the reason of an athletic career. i mean, it should be treated like any other career. and i wasn't able to defer due to the reason of undertaking tertiary studies because i was doing it in another country.

@pasey25, not in the market for a suit right now but i'll keep it in mind, thanks
post #19254 of 51755
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Originally Posted by drebin View Post

Any Sydneysiders heading to the MJ Bale sale today?

 

I was thinking about it.

 

Some shirts and ties look pretty good. What are you thinking about getting?

post #19255 of 51755
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

 

I was thinking about it.

 

Some shirts and ties look pretty good. What are you thinking about getting?

 

They have some decent ties, so I was thinking one of those. And maybe a pink shirt -- it's been a while since I've owned one.

post #19256 of 51755
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Originally Posted by blackakira View Post

I can't say it's where I want to be right now/only here to complete military service. In a way though, my time here has helped me progress as a person/with style so I'm grateful. Do you have any connections here, is why asked?


Whats been happening over in Australia lately?

BTDT.

Finished my NS waaaay back; what unit are you in, friend?

Edit: Just read your latest post; hope you find some enjoyment in SG anyway...
post #19257 of 51755
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Originally Posted by drebin View Post

 

They have some decent ties, so I was thinking one of those. And maybe a pink shirt -- it's been a while since I've owned one.

 

Yeah, I am in the same predicament. I am looking for 3 ties at around $40 a piece. HC might just be out of my reach.

 

I probably won't delve into MJ suits yet. I am going to stay with Elite for the time being - his suits are really starting to grow on me.

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These guys just started following me on Twitter : http://goodyearwelted.co.uk/

BTW I visited South Korea last week for work, and I was impressed with the sartorial standards over there. Even though I was attending a scientific conference full of nerds, I saw quite a few interesting sports jackets and the occasional pocket square. These standards were also maintained by the general publich judging by what I saw on the planes and trains I took to get to the conference (which was held on Jeju Island, off the south coast of the peninsula).
post #19259 of 51755
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Mine's a fair bit older than yours was - it's a 1990 NA6A in silverstone metallic with black leather seats and a few unobtrusive modifications, plus a set of 15" NB8A wheels.
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

choice. didn't have any short nose crank dramas, did it? i love the 1.6's. so revvy.

Thankfully, no problems thus far, and I've had it for the past 14 years. It's actually a Japanese import that was brought in by a friend of mine who bought in when she was working in Japan and privately imported it when she came back to Australia.

As a consequence, it differs a bit from the Australian versions, as it has leather seats, headrest speakers, front driving lights, and a higher redline (which also means that I have to feed it premium unleaded).
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Nice look, friend.
Just a suggestion, swap the shirt for one with finer, less bold stripes to complement the heavily saturated pattern on the tie and it will be a killer outfit. smile.gif

CEP, a few years back I used to do exactly that, and I would usually wear the shirt with a plain navy cashmere tie.

However, over the past few years I've either become more daring (or more tasteless) and I've started to combine patterns more. I think that, even though the printed tie has a reasonably busy pattern, because of the small scale of the pattern and the complementary colours, it works well with the striped shirt.
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coldeyedpugilist, can't say im too knowledgeable with the units, never took part in any of that BMT. straight up admin from the get-go. singapores been fun in some ways, not so in others but thats how things are i guess.

i've not really explored this whole place apart from the 'yohji' thread and a coule pages of the the waywt thread but someone enlighten me on the general audience of the styleforum, if this isnt the wrong place to ask.
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