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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Attention fellow Brisbanites:
Would anyone happen to be free to meet up for a drink or two after work this Thursday, 15 November?
I'm thinking of arranging an SF dinner sometime soon, as our last big get-together was in October last year, but in the interim I thought that it might be nice to catch up for a chat and a drink or two.
Please let me know what you think.

+1 JM.  Subject to the usual daily #$%^ sandwiches that come my way would be interested in catch up with 'the locals'

post #21032 of 51838
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

DR, how do you handle this scenario (I've experienced similar ones)?

 

You want to get a Barbour jacket (for example). There are five up on eBay and the auctions are ending at around the same time, say 3:30am because the sellers are in the US. You wouldn't mind winning any one of them but you obviously don't want to end up with five of them. Remember, once your bid is in, that's it. Actually, can you even withdraw eBay bids?

 

Without Gixen, I'd need to stay up till the early hours and manage this all manually.

With Gixen, I can bid on all five and group the bids so that if I win one, all my other bids on the other items are withdrawn.

Ahhh, finally, I now see the sense on Gixen, if for no other REAL purpose, this nails it, thans GN.  Multiple items where your hoping to score one IS the sole real purpose

post #21033 of 51838
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

+1
Jas, shame about your shirts not being available in a 40 yet. I'm going to try the 39 and 41 though smile.gif
Cool mate. Knowing that your a 40 reg, same size as me then the 41 might be better. Comparing it to a H/bone slim fit I'd rate it as similar, maybe a bit slimmer. Anyway I'll have the measurements up soon enough when they go live. Will post a fit pic tomorrow too.
post #21034 of 51838
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Does anyone here watch any of the following:
The Walking Dead
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter

If YES, please tell me other shows to watch. I'm likely going to be spending a bit of time recovering post op and want some things to watch on the TV.

Wallander.  Very good also.  New series starts Nov 18

post #21035 of 51838
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

What's happening guys - first time into this particular thread and sub-forum :)

 

Thoughts on my first suit purchases for full time work; have a budget of anywhere from $1000 to $2500, looking at getting two new suits for a 5-day a week job, living in Melbourne. I have quite a slim physique, generally OTR stuff doesn't fit well.

 

Hear good things about P Johnson and American Tailors. Any other suggestions, questions or thoughts?

http://styleforumau.wikidot.com/wiki:suits-in-australia

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Cool mate. Knowing that your a 40 reg, same size as me then the 41 might be better. Comparing it to a H/bone slim fit I'd rate it as similar, maybe a bit slimmer. Anyway I'll have the measurements up soon enough when they go live. Will post a fit pic tomorrow too.

Sweet. Thanks Jas. The 41 will definitely be better everywhere but the neck. My neck doesn't get fat, just my abdomen.
post #21037 of 51838
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Don't quote me on this, but I think ALL of Herringbone's suits are now made in China.

post #21038 of 51838
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Don't quote me on this, but I think ALL of Herringbone's suits are now made in China.

Si, don't you worry you will be quoted:D

Mate what suits did you end up choosing?
post #21039 of 51838
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post


Si, don't you worry you will be quoted:D
Mate what suits did you end up choosing?

:D. They use to all be made in Japan, now they are all made in China. That is what I was told from the SA at Herringbone.

 

I have been a poster on Whirlpool since 2004 so I used that to start of my suiting research. I basically read one persons posts and was convinced - I didn't do thorough research. I went with the 'Back to Work Special' from Elite, which comprised 5 cotton shirts and 2 fully canvassed suits with extra pants for $1,000. Normally, the suits are $498 each with extra pants and the shirts $89 each. The first suit I have received. It is a grey suit made in China from Chinese wool that was milled in China. Yet to receive the second charcoal suit. It will also be made in China, but the wool will be Australian and milled in Australia.

 

The shirting fabric is nothing special. I prefer the fabric from the one Rhodes and Beckett shirt I have had for some time.

 

I showed P Bear photos of the first suit - he said it looked like shit on me. Others said it wasn't too bad, but it needed tweaking.

 

The 3rd and final suit I bought was a navy suit from MJ Bale for $550 (supposedly on special). $100 of alterations was required. The fabric, construction and fit are significantly better than the Elite suit I have.

 

SF, and in particular the Aussie members, have been pivotal in educating and helping me. I owe the boys. Big time.

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100% Si, there's a wealth of knowledge on this thread.

6 months ago I was oblivious to such things as collar gap, skinny lapels, good year welted shoes, fused suits etc

Now i cant help picking TV hosts get ups apart with their matching tie's and PS's, not too mention shiny suits with anemic lapels....

Come to think of it, can't seem to think of a well dressed TV host....

BTW father of one

db
post #21041 of 51838
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

100% Si, there's a wealth of knowledge on this thread.

6 months ago I was oblivious to such things as collar gap, skinny lapels, good year welted shoes, fused suits etc

db

 It is enlightening, isn't it? I just hope that all the experienced people can tolerate us.

 

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BTW, PROUD father of one

:)

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Can't seem to see that without logging in :(

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The password is styleforum. A completely unnecessary and unseasonal purchase. I have no regrets.
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Damn that raincoat looks good. That is how I envisioned raincoats would look. Nice buy!

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