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post #19696 of 55018
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

What employer?
Do people really have to ask permission in some workplaces?

Apparently so, quite disappointing if you ask me.
post #19697 of 55018
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I didn't know you were a member of this site. Welcome to the forum Mr Milat.
PS - there are quite a few backpackers around my area now that summer's upon us. Any chance you could take a look?

rotflmao.gif oh so wrong
post #19698 of 55018
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Moscot for what its worth is about the best acetate frames I have come across recently. A German band Conquistador is also worth a look.

Moscot are good, however like most brands, their acetate loses its sheen over time. Some brands use a a very fine coating on top of the acetate which gives the glasses a nice sheen when you buy them, but this turns into an unsightly whitish glow over time. Shuron USA are particularly annoying in this regard, and all of the Luxotica owned brands use mediocre acetate made in moulds and set like concrete. Cutler & Gross and Oliver Peoples are among the few widely available brands still hand polishing their acetate. Anglo American Optical (406 model) and Dita (New Yorker model) are also worth a look.

Geoffrey, I see you got the GRUNYA. If you hadn't already purchased, I would've suggested the C&G 0734 (http://www.cutlerandgross.com/shop/Sunglasses/0734-Dark-Turtle/)
post #19699 of 55018
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post


Moscot are good, however like most brands, their acetate loses its sheen over time. Some brands use a a very fine coating on top of the acetate which gives the glasses a nice sheen when you buy them, but this turns into an unsightly whitish glow over time. Shuron USA are particularly annoying in this regard, and all of the Luxotica owned brands use mediocre acetate made in moulds and set like concrete. Cutler & Gross and Oliver Peoples are among the few widely available brands still hand polishing their acetate. Anglo American Optical (406 model) and Dita (New Yorker model) are also worth a look.
Geoffrey, I see you got the GRUNYA. If you hadn't already purchased, I would've suggested the C&G 0734 (http://www.cutlerandgross.com/shop/Sunglasses/0734-Dark-Turtle/)

All except for Persol I believe - my friend works there and says the Persol operation is all made and polished by hand hence production is slow and backlog on some models. Pretty cool.

 

+1 for cutler + gross. nice shades. I always have to try sunnies on before I buy them though - do you know if shops in oz have them?

post #19700 of 55018
Yeah, Persol are another solid option. Classic styles too. Think it's the '649' style that's widely sought after, but I don't own any Persol. Ryan Gosling wears Selima Optique in Crazy Stupid Love, but thanks to his six pack, the classic style he wears is all sold out everywhere now.

I know a place in Melbourne called one point seven four stocks C&G. Not sure about Sydney stockists, sorry mate.
post #19701 of 55018
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

All except for Persol I believe - my friend works there and says the Persol operation is all made and polished by hand hence production is slow and backlog on some models. Pretty cool.

+1 for cutler + gross. nice shades. I always have to try sunnies on before I buy them though - do you know if shops in oz have them?

I think you are right Rob. This is an interesting video - also the soundrack is rather cool.

Persol do make a nice pair of sunnies. The 649s remind me of a pair of Carl Zeiss tortoiseshell sunnies I had from the '80s.
post #19702 of 55018
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


What employer?
Do people really have to ask permission in some workplaces?

My previous employer was an international investment bank, thus Movember was never an option

 

Nice comment on Milat thumbs-up.gif

post #19703 of 55018
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Originally Posted by deingesicht View Post

My previous employer was an international investment bank, thus Movember was never an option

So, pardon my ignorance, did the investment bank not allow staff in general to have a mustache? Or was it just movember?

I'm just curious.
post #19704 of 55018

WTF? 

 

post #19705 of 55018
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Guys where do you go for socks?

I buy two knit ties from Henry Carter...

Joking aside, I have again praised Jason and Henry Carter neckwear. My two ties were sent next day delivery along with a free pair of Pantherella in wine (recommend Henry Carter for good priced socks, previously bought pindot in navy and charcoal). The orange knit is a wonder to behold and I am going to wear it on Monday, to brighten up the start of the week. The navy grenadine is beautiful in feel, texture, colour and shape, and comes with a nice little info sheet on how to care for it.

I am wearing today, along with my new socks, and my new P Johnson kit in exactly the same style as my fellow Scotsman below (turnback shirt cuffs and all)

Thanks again, Henry Carter Neckwear. Bring on the cashmere...
post #19706 of 55018
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Guys where do you go for socks?

I buy two knit ties from Henry Carter...

Joking aside, I have again praised Jason and Henry Carter neckwear. My two ties were sent next day delivery along with a free pair of Pantherella in wine (recommend Henry Carter for good priced socks, previously bought pindot in navy and charcoal). The orange knit is a wonder to behold and I am going to wear it on Monday, to brighten up the start of the week. The navy grenadine is beautiful in feel, texture, colour and shape, and comes with a nice little info sheet on how to care for it.

I am wearing today, along with my new socks, and my new P Johnson kit in exactly the same style as my fellow Scotsman below (turnback shirt cuffs and all)

Thanks again, Henry Carter Neckwear. Bring on the cashmere...
post #19707 of 55018
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Guys where do you go for socks?

I buy two knit ties from Henry Carter...

Joking aside, I have to again praise Jason and Henry Carter neckwear. My two ties were sent next day delivery along with a free pair of Pantherella in wine (recommend Henry Carter for good priced socks, previously bought pindot in navy and charcoal). The orange knit is a wonder to behold and I am going to wear it on Monday, to brighten up the start of the week. The navy grenadine is beautiful in feel, texture, colour and shape, and comes with a nice little info sheet on how to care for it.

I am wearing today, along with my new socks, and my new P Johnson kit in exactly the same style as my fellow Scotsman below (turnback shirt cuffs and all)


Thanks again, Henry Carter Neckwear. Bring on the cashmere...
Edited by Pink Socks - 10/24/12 at 8:29pm
post #19708 of 55018
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Moscot are good, however like most brands, their acetate loses its sheen over time. Some brands use a a very fine coating on top of the acetate which gives the glasses a nice sheen when you buy them, but this turns into an unsightly whitish glow over time. Shuron USA are particularly annoying in this regard, and all of the Luxotica owned brands use mediocre acetate made in moulds and set like concrete. Cutler & Gross and Oliver Peoples are among the few widely available brands still hand polishing their acetate. Anglo American Optical (406 model) and Dita (New Yorker model) are also worth a look.
Geoffrey, I see you got the GRUNYA. If you hadn't already purchased, I would've suggested the C&G 0734 (http://www.cutlerandgross.com/shop/Sunglasses/0734-Dark-Turtle/)

The reason that glasses develop the whitening effect is due to to perspiration, acids in your sweat affect the acetate over time. My Conquistadors stated to get this affect after I started wearing them to gym, where they accompany me now full time.

I have a pair of Ray Ban sunnies which I wear at the beach they also have this affect but that took quite a few years to develop and they were made in Italy.

I used to wear Anglo American frames back in the 90's but then they closed down, shame they were great frames and always had good options to choose from. The company resurfaced back in the early 2000's I think they are now made in Thailand not hand made in England anymore and don't have a current Australian distributor.

Yes I know I could get them online but I like to try frames on a few times before making a commitment it took me a year to find a Walter Groupis black acetate frame, simply because they were not in fashion. (Memo death to better living by design) And in the end I bought a pair made under the Hackett label. These days I try and have at least two pairs of spectacles on hand would like three so next stop another round tortoise shell.

Buffalo horn is something which intrigues but they have to be bespoke made and the cost for that is out of my ball park.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 10/24/12 at 7:00pm
post #19709 of 55018
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


So, pardon my ignorance, did the investment bank not allow staff in general to have a mustache? Or was it just movember?
I'm just curious.

I only speak about my experience in stockbroking. If you generally had a moustache, then that's fine (but honestly, you probably wouldn't be employed in the first place).

 

However, no way in movember

post #19710 of 55018
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

+1 for cutler + gross. nice shades. I always have to try sunnies on before I buy them though - do you know if shops in oz have them?

a couple in brisbane stock them: optiko and a neat small one off James St which also has TF and TBrowne; Sydney must therefore have them.
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