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post #21151 of 57933
J Crew chino shorts (shock, horror) are mostly on sale at the moment for around $40 shipped with DHL with the current 30% coupon FYI.

I have two pairs and am going to order another - I'm not normally a big fan of J Crew stuff, but these are quite good quality. The cotton twill is fantastic.

I'm watching The Queen of Versailles at the moment - anyone seen it? Wow....
post #21152 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Deapht View Post

ive had a look at their stuff before. Im not looking to fork out $500 for a bag

May I ask why? It's the kind of thing you only buy once, provided it's not stolen.
post #21153 of 57933
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

J Crew chino shorts (shock, horror) are mostly on sale at the moment for around $40 shipped with DHL with the current 30% coupon FYI.
I have two pairs and am going to order another - I'm not normally a big fan of J Crew stuff, but these are quite good quality. The cotton twill is fantastic.

I agree. I have the 5" ones. Short shorts, but I like them on a hot summer afternoon.
post #21154 of 57933
I just went and checked, I have both. I wear the 7" ones more, but the 5" ones are always with me on tropical holidays.
post #21155 of 57933
I buy the 9 and flip them up once. But yeah, good shorts.
post #21156 of 57933

Generally takes me 6mths+ to find shoes I like then I have to wait until they come on special... because $600-800 is just too much :(

 

also have noticed DJ's have become "smart" and put specials on boxing day that are actually the old prices on a special sticker... <- not all shoes, but I noticed it on two pairs, so make sure you do some market research before you buy into their little scam.

post #21157 of 57933
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

May I ask why? It's the kind of thing you only buy once, provided it's not stolen.

$500 for a bag just seems a lot to me.
post #21158 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I think all are good. HC, Hightied, P Johnson, Drakes, they all make great pocket squares. It comes down to a matter of preference and how they are worn on the day, by wearer.

It is quite easy to fall into that 'comparative mode'.

Cheers Brownman. When did you get your first pair of brogues?

Phew, for a minute there I thought someone had stolen hightied.tumblr.com or hightied.com (now operating!) from under me. But nah, I still gots them smile.gif No pocket squares though...YET
post #21159 of 57933
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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.

I can do thursday.

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post #21160 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

I can do thursday.
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if you wait a week, make it Friday and a coffee I can do it. I'm in Sydney for a project and the company can't always be bothered to fly me home for weekends.

enjoy the day!
post #21161 of 57933
I'm in for Thursday smile.gif
post #21162 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Deapht View Post

$500 for a bag just seems a lot to me.

My Filson Field Satchel cost oz $500 at the time I got it, 2008 it was marked down from $800 and its worth every cent. Mind you it was a 50th birthday present so i wanted something special to mark the occasion. I think its worth spending the money on a signature piece which is both functional, looks good and is a pleasure to own.

The bag speaks quality both in terms of the bridle leather and attention to detail which went into its constructioin. And to date I haven't seen another one here in Canberra so it also makes a statement about individualism (me and my ego ) and vanity.

Remo used to use the tag buy it once and own it forever and in this case I am more than happy with it.
post #21163 of 57933
I like Filsons but the canvas component makes them seem too casual for me for a business bag.

If I ever get the cash I'll probably buy something like this

http://www.lotuffleather.com/products/Mens-English-Leather-Briefcase.html

*edit apologies you were talking about a full leather Filson. I thought you meant the 256 or similar.
post #21164 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I caught up with Pink Socks for a coffee today. He looked decidedly elegant in a P Johnson charcoal suit and shirt (with 2-button turnback cuffs a.k.a. cocktail cuffs) together with a HC navy grenadine tie and a white pocket handkerchief.

Here's another Scotsman in pretty much the same ensemble - no doubt inspired by Pink Socks:


On the topic of brogues - I had a pair on and he spoke with one.

Brogues...great line, very nice GN.

Mr Nelson was his usual nice guy self yesterday looking resplendent in his Henry Carter orange knit tie (thank goodness I was not wearing might too). He very kindly brought his double monk/Carmina collection for me to admire (and test last size). Since they all looked great and fitted well the decision is no easier, except I know I can go on aesthetic alone now.

Really appreciate it GN, and great to catch up.
post #21165 of 57933

SF brainstrust, do you guys have any recommendations for optometrists with a decent range of quality frames in Sydney (CBD, inner city, inner-West/East areas)? Given the ridiculous cost of my prescription, I'm not willing to risk purchasing frames online. Ta!

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