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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Who honestly cares about the ethnicity of the people that make your clothes (or anything else for that matter)? All I care about is the quality of the item itelf, and the conditions under which it was produced. Black white or brindle I couldn't care less about who the inviduals are as long as they are skilled and treated well.
The fact that the great Italian bespoke shoemakers employ mostly Japanese apprentices is a great thing, for without them the craft might die altogether.

Lock, stock and stamped!

Summed up perfectly....

Watch Gomorrah though quality flick.
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We need a 'Made on Earth, by Humans' label.
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I had a feel of some other 100% silk ties today. How come the HC ties feel a little stiffer/ more rigid than the other 100% silk ties? Could it be that the other ties are not lined?

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If you keep fondling other people's ties they will lock you up. Just ask blahman.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Who honestly cares about the ethnicity of the people that make your clothes (or anything else for that matter)? All I care about is the quality of the item itelf, and the conditions under which it was produced. Black white or brindle I couldn't care less about who the inviduals are as long as they are skilled and treated well.
The fact that the great Italian bespoke shoemakers employ mostly Japanese apprentices is a great thing, for without them the craft might die altogether.

Agreed, it's about the item.

 

I have one exception though, I refuse to buy Thai food made by white people. 

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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

We need a 'Made on Earth, by Humans' label.

I think you might be in half jest with that post but the WTO actually has a "Made in the World" initiative, in recognition that the concept of products being wholly produced in one country is outdated.

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post #21097 of 54038
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


lol. It's intriguing isn't it?
The whole Asian obsession with 'luxury' brands amazes me. It certainly has breathed new life into that retail sector.

Absolutely TE - And no truer is this the case than what I witnessed in Hong Kong recently.  It is incredible to watch the insatiable appetite of the Mainlanders who trek to the HK island to scoop up luxury goods.  The mind boggles at the level of consumption - I saw mainlanders leaving the hotel with up to 4 serious sized suitcases so stuffed full that the hotel staff had to get out the gaffa tape just to stop the bags from splitting.  They say Australia has an illegal immigrant "boat people" problem; there is nothing going on in Asia in my view like that which is happening in HK right now.  I recall reading in the South China Sea Straits Times that there are 317 million Chinese along the HK border in 6-7 cities.  There seems no end to this conspicuous consumption.   Was also interesting to read that those working in retail in HK earn $4 - $5 an hour.  Compare that with AU rates, are we up at $17 per hour now?

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How many of you guys rock this look?

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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

The Made in Australia industry is far from dead--my mum hand-stitched me a pocket square just last week

Fantastic.  Is she taking orders?

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

How many of you guys rock this look?

Double monks with jeans? Yes.
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Not me, I can't stand suede shoes myself peepwall[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I had a feel of some other 100% silk ties today. How come the HC ties feel a little stiffer/ more rigid than the other 100% silk ties? Could it be that the other ties are not lined?

Mr Sy, most ties are lined and many off-the-rack ties are quite heavily lined, so it's unlikely that the other ties you fondled are unlined.

A lot of the rigidity probably comes from the silk that is used. For example, woven ties are often stiffer than printed ties due to the texture and thickness of the silk. The weave is also important - a silk twill will be stiffer than some other silk weaves, as another example.

Even printed ties can differ, as I've got quite a few silk neat print ties by Marinella and some are quite soft whilst others have a stiffer hand - so even the same type of tie, from the same manufacturer, can feel different depending on the exact type of silk cloth used.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Blake's 7
Dr Who: the Pertwee Years
The Fugitive (TV series)
Perry Mason (early years)
Poirot (Suchet > Ustinov).
George Gently S1 was excellent, though I never really got into S2.

I need me some lil grey cells, lost another Barbour and put in another snipe (for a navy one this time).

Hey guys wondering what #AUSSFCOMMUNITY does for a living? I'm an architect, you?

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Professional eBay Sniper.
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Agreed, it's about the item.

 

I have one exception though, I refuse to buy Thai food made by white people. 

 

Even if it's David Thompson?

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