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post #19606 of 58006
Gents,

Here are a few belated pics of yesterday's outfit:


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Details:
- Deer Style summer wool jacket, quarter lined with three patch pockets (part of a suit);
- Deer Style light blue, pinpoint oxford shirt;
- Deer Style MTO tie;
- Herringbone cotton/silk paisley pocket square;
- Charles Tyrwhitt navy cotton trousers; and
- Alfred Sargent for Peal & Co/Brooks Brothers suede/calf spectator shoes.
post #19607 of 58006

Wow those shoes, don't see nearly enough of these suede/calf combos. Fantastic.

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Gents,
Here are a few belated pics of yesterday's outfit:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Details:
- Deer Style summer wool jacket, quarter lined with three patch pockets (part of a suit);
- Deer Style light blue, pinpoint oxford shirt;
- Deer Style MTO tie;
- Herringbone cotton/silk paisley pocket square;
- Charles Tyrwhitt navy cotton trousers; and
- Alfred Sargent for Peal & Co/Brooks Brothers suede/calf spectator shoes.
post #19608 of 58006
received my order from blue Owl today so looks like all my jeans are going to my dad or salvos

anyone wear unbranded jeans?
post #19609 of 58006

going to do an order from Valmour soonish. Anyone want in? Preferably east coast ;)

post #19610 of 58006
Journeyman

Like the colour of the jacket and that it works well with a blue shirt. I am thinking of an OTR tan (or blue) cotton/linen suit from Sportscraft for summer work.

You photos have pushed me towards the tan option however as I am in HR and involved in the interview process I will have to give it some longer thought as Canberra is full of dark suited APS. Tan could stand out like dogs balls sadly. (sigh)
post #19611 of 58006
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

received my order from blue Owl today so looks like all my jeans are going to my dad or salvos
anyone wear unbranded jeans?

Yep - most of my jeans are from Uniqlo, with no visible branding (which I guess might be a little different from "unbranded").

They do a great pair of made-in-Japan selvedge denim jeans for something like JPY7000 or JPY8000 a pair.
post #19612 of 58006
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Enjoyable to read your mind spilling onto the page fxh, interesting post. Thank you.
Wonder how you found the market for your sock collection when you decided to go sockless every day? (sorry, could not resist)

Thank you all for the kind words on my 3am rant. I'll be here every Wednesday day night until management decide if it will continue with the topless waitress and mid -price lap dance nights following the police raid. Management tell me they will vigorous defend the illegal brothel charges. Don't forget the Pot & Parma for $15 - great value. And make a regular date for Thursday "Too much Barnsey isn't enough" disco night.

On almost the same topic - Billabong delivers gold - the founder and (at least once upon a time) multi millionaire showing us all how great his judgment is - both in dress and business acumen - worsted, shiney off the rack ( presumably expensive) business suit, nondescript colour, open necked ordinary shirt white, PLUS crew necked T shirt.



And about business and markets - a little while back he made the board reject a $3.30 offer for shares. Last week they traded at $0.72c or so.

To just make that clear.

If you had your entire super fund of say $330,000 {100,00 shares} in Billabong - I'm not sure why you would but ..., anyway - a while back the offer would have given you $330,000 - just last week - after this dude above forced rejection of the offer, your super fund would be worth $72,000.

Yup a loss of around 80% or $258,000.
post #19613 of 58006
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Originally Posted by deingesicht View Post

Bought a pair of Tricker's Belgrave in the tan calf in size UK10F (link is here: http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&shoeid=2904&colourid=1550&brandid=50)

They don't fit baldy%5B1%5D.gif I need a 9.5F, thus I'm selling them to recoup most of the money I just spent (it's not worth my time sending them back). I thought I would try here before I put them on eBay. They are brand new, only worn once on carpet (no marks whatsoever) and are not seconds. Comes with box and shoe bags - happy to meet in Melbourne
These are beautiful shoes and will not disappoint.
Looking to sell them for $425ono. PM me if interested.

Ah the perils of online shoe buying. So you've now got around $1,000 worth of shoes that don't fit?

I wouldn't get to worried - you can have the same problems even trying on in person.

On a more serious note - as understand it both are the same size - 9.5F UK? Yet one is too big and another too small? Not uncommon - different makers - different models - different lasts.

This isn't at all uncommon - and before you start trying to flog them (and yourself) I'd suggest you try stretching the tight ones and getting a proper insert for the too small ones. And seriously try thicker and thinner socks - there a very wide range of thickness in socks.

As far as inserts go there is a very big range of different inserts. Don't just try any old thing without a bit of a think.
I've seen gel type foot bed ones with different size expansion, theres soft ones hard ones etc. theres leather and or lambswool ones that fit under tongue and push heel back into the heel seat. Theres the possibility of stuff attached to the heel to push forward.

This sort of stuff isnt all that difficult. Without knowing your particular case - I might be wrong ( I remember I was wrong once). But you seem to have exactly the sort of thing where trying a few DIY testing out will give an idea - muck around at home with a few bits of soft leather or lambswool /leather (like on UGG boots or moccasins) and see what difference it makes. Don't glue or cut anything on shoe - just try temporary stuff.

Theres also orthopedic shoe makers and shoe shops who know a lot about adapting and fitting odd feet and shoes.
post #19614 of 58006
Spotted walking along on Collins Street in my rush to get back to the office, Mr Nelson looking resplendent in his new Henry Carter orange knit tie. It looks great (and easy to pick up the well dressed man on a crowded lunchtime street) and if Gerry has his it means mine is one of the parcels I have to pick up at the Post Office tonight. Something to look forward to at the end of the day.

FXH - I look forward to reading next Wednesday's segment.
post #19615 of 58006
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Ah the perils of online shoe buying. So you've now got around $1,000 worth of shoes that don't fit?
I wouldn't get to worried - you can have the same problems even trying on in person.
On a more serious note - as understand it both are the same size - 9.5F UK? Yet one is too big and another too small? Not uncommon - different makers - different models - different lasts.
This isn't at all uncommon - and before you start trying to flog them (and yourself) I'd suggest you try stretching the tight ones and getting a proper insert for the too small ones. And seriously try thicker and thinner socks - there a very wide range of thickness in socks.
As far as inserts go there is a very big range of different inserts. Don't just try any old thing without a bit of a think.
I've seen gel type foot bed ones with different size expansion, theres soft ones hard ones etc. theres leather and or lambswool ones that fit under tongue and push heel back into the heel seat. Theres the possibility of stuff attached to the heel to push forward.
This sort of stuff isnt all that difficult. Without knowing your particular case - I might be wrong ( I remember I was wrong once). But you seem to have exactly the sort of thing where trying a few DIY testing out will give an idea - muck around at home with a few bits of soft leather or lambswool /leather (like on UGG boots or moccasins) and see what difference it makes. Don't glue or cut anything on shoe - just try temporary stuff.
Theres also orthopedic shoe makers and shoe shops who know a lot about adapting and fitting odd feet and shoes.

The trade-off though fxh is if he tries to stretch, wear in etc. his tight/loose shoes then he is reducing the value of any potential sale if he decides down the track to flip them anyway.

To be honest though, I think you are spot on in terms of the market for "ordinary" dress shoes. -30% value when they land at your door. Then -50% of that when you actually wear them is probably about right. So you are probably better off trying to make them work with insoles etc. than taking the hit if you can possibly avoid it.

As an aside, if on the other hand you are selling a pair of "special" shoes then, as you say, the market can hold up quite well. I've seen *well used* Gieves & Hawkes buckshot brogues for example going for $300, $350+ on eBay recently. And personally I wouldn't give them to my dog to chew on.
post #19616 of 58006
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Thank you all for the kind words on my 3am rant. I'll be here every Wednesday day night until management decide if it will continue with the topless waitress and mid -price lap dance nights following the police raid. Management tell me they will vigorous defend the illegal brothel charges. Don't forget the Pot & Parma for $15 - great value. And make a regular date for Thursday "Too much Barnsey isn't enough" disco night.
On almost the same topic - Billabong delivers gold - the founder and (at least once upon a time) multi millionaire showing us all how great his judgment is - both in dress and business acumen - worsted, shiney off the rack ( presumably expensive) business suit, nondescript colour, open necked ordinary shirt white, PLUS crew necked T shirt.

And about business and markets - a little while back he made the board reject a $3.30 offer for shares. Last week they traded at $0.72c or so.
To just make that clear.
If you had your entire super fund of say $330,000 {100,00 shares} in Billabong - I'm not sure why you would but ..., anyway - a while back the offer would have given you $330,000 - just last week - after this dude above forced rejection of the offer, your super fund would be worth $72,000.
Yup a loss of around 80% or $258,000.

It's you isn't it?
post #19617 of 58006
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Spotted walking along on Collins Street in my rush to get back to the office, Mr Nelson looking resplendent in his new Henry Carter orange knit tie. It looks great (and easy to pick up the well dressed man on a crowded lunchtime street) and if Gerry has his it means mine is one of the parcels I have to pick up at the Post Office tonight. Something to look forward to at the end of the day.
FXH - I look forward to reading next Wednesday's segment.

Good one Gezza

P.S Due to the popularity of this Orange it will be restocked in limited qty's before xmas (around 10 units) so if you missed out and want one I'm taking interest and even pre-orders if you don't want to miss out. Pls PM or email me at jason@henrycarter.com.au Also adding to the knits will be Black, Navy with yellow dots, Red with navy dots, purple and khaki/olive.
P.P.S Ludlows have now extended there range of what they are carrying and while I can't remember off the top of my head there is now a good chunk of the range heading their way.
post #19618 of 58006
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


Thank you all for the kind words on my 3am rant. I'll be here every Wednesday day night until management decide if it will continue with the topless waitress and mid -price lap dance nights following the police raid. Management tell me they will vigorous defend the illegal brothel charges. Don't forget the Pot & Parma for $15 - great value. And make a regular date for Thursday "Too much Barnsey isn't enough" disco night.
On almost the same topic - Billabong delivers gold - the founder and (at least once upon a time) multi millionaire showing us all how great his judgment is - both in dress and business acumen - worsted, shiney off the rack ( presumably expensive) business suit, nondescript colour, open necked ordinary shirt white, PLUS crew necked T shirt.

And about business and markets - a little while back he made the board reject a $3.30 offer for shares. Last week they traded at $0.72c or so.
To just make that clear.
If you had your entire super fund of say $330,000 {100,00 shares} in Billabong - I'm not sure why you would but ..., anyway - a while back the offer would have given you $330,000 - just last week - after this dude above forced rejection of the offer, your super fund would be worth $72,000.
Yup a loss of around 80% or $258,000.

 

Well to my understanding, technically there was a capital raising which increased the number of shares on issue so the 72cents is not comparable to the 330 but nevertheless it has declined in value significantly. When the bid was $3.30 there were 258m shares on issue and now there are 479m shares on issue so in like for like terms the bid was about $1.78 or so.

post #19619 of 58006
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Yep - most of my jeans are from Uniqlo, with no visible branding (which I guess might be a little different from "unbranded").
They do a great pair of made-in-Japan selvedge denim jeans for something like JPY7000 or JPY8000 a pair.

 

I have a pair of these and I really like them. Right now, the waist is fine but they're a little tight around the thighs (and I don't have big legs). I'll keep wearing them and see how they stretch. Alternatively, might need to size up for the next one.

 

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Spotted walking along on Collins Street in my rush to get back to the office, Mr Nelson looking resplendent in his new Henry Carter orange knit tie. It looks great (and easy to pick up the well dressed man on a crowded lunchtime street) and if Gerry has his it means mine is one of the parcels I have to pick up at the Post Office tonight. Something to look forward to at the end of the day.
FXH - I look forward to reading next Wednesday's segment.

 

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


Good one Gezza
P.S Due to the popularity of this Orange it will be restocked in limited qty's before xmas (around 10 units) so if you missed out and want one I'm taking interest and even pre-orders if you don't want to miss out. Pls PM or email me at jason@henrycarter.com.au Also adding to the knits will be Black, Navy with yellow dots, Red with navy dots, purple and khaki/olive.
P.P.S Ludlows have now extended there range of what they are carrying and while I can't remember off the top of my head there is now a good chunk of the range heading their way.

 

Yes, it got here last night and it's awesome! Nice dimple when knotted too.I'll put up some pics tonight - I'm extremely happy with it. The texture feels different to and it's not as 'see-through' as some of my other knits. The width is perfect for me and I can't say enough good about the ties I've so far gotten from Jason. All of them are getting a lot of use. I'm keen to see the purple - I can see it going well with pretty much all of my suits and blue jackets.

 

Also waiting on news of the grey cashmere when it comes in smile.gif

post #19620 of 58006
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Well to my understanding, technically there was a capital raising which increased the number of shares on issue so the 72cents is not comparable to the 330 but nevertheless it has declined in value significantly. When the bid was $3.30 there were 258m shares on issue and now there are 479m shares on issue so in like for like terms the bid was about $1.78 or so.

Still, he's more than halved the market cap of the company in week - not a bad effort!

No doubt fxh suggested the latest round of capital raising to fund his next raft of sock acquisitions in an effort to stave off bare ankle amortisation mortification .
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