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Lost another Barbour this morning T_T

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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!

George Skoufis Oxford St Paddington would have to be the best in Sydney great range of eye candy and excellent service

TehBunny bite the bullet and go http://www.drizabone.com.au/
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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.

The green leather version is nice. Reminds me of the famous green Hermes wallet...
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Lost another Barbour this morning T_T

Gotcha.

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Have you been watching The Bridge? One of best crime dramas I have seen in years.

I bought that on DVD, but haven't got to it yet. Still working on Walking Dead 3.
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Gotcha.
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Ryan :P

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Gents, going to PJs for my first appointment on Saturday. I'm looking at getting a business suit for the warmer weather (i.e. Nov through to end of March) and a shirt to wear with it.. I'll probably take delivery in Jan, so it will need to be able to cope with the height of summer.

I've been taking photos of my current suits and shirts to show htem what I have, and started to make some notes about what details I'm looking for. Is there any other prep you'd suggest to make best use of my and their time?

Also, any particular fabric books you'd recommend?
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

If I ever get the cash I'll probably buy something like this
http://www.lotuffleather.com/products/Mens-English-Leather-Briefcase.html
 

I have that briefcase. I love it's design and the general quality of the leather. However, I have an issue with the colour running on the leather when it is exposed to any moisture. I don't know if there is an issue with their tanning process or what. But it runs even when I was using an umbrella in a very light rain fall. I don't think this is acceptable. I have let Lotuff know and they are sending me their leather elixir which apparently "should greatly help blending the dye stains with the natural patina of the leather."

 

 

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The marks on that briefcase are ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Gents, going to PJs for my first appointment on Saturday. I'm looking at getting a business suit for the warmer weather (i.e. Nov through to end of March) and a shirt to wear with it.. I'll probably take delivery in Jan, so it will need to be able to cope with the height of summer.
I've been taking photos of my current suits and shirts to show htem what I have, and started to make some notes about what details I'm looking for. Is there any other prep you'd suggest to make best use of my and their time?
Also, any particular fabric books you'd recommend?

CD

I would not worry too much about fabric books, just have a think about what you want (in terms of colour, texture, details, when and where you will use it), maybe makes some notes (I always take a list), and discuss it with Tom and Matt. They will take you through the appropriate options (probably laying a number of swatches on the table) and maybe suggested a few things you had not thought about.

Just take your time and enjoy it. I think my first meeting/fitting went for about 1 and a half. I also got three shirts (in the basic white, pink and blue) with slightly different details (in terms of colours, cuffs, distance of stitching from edge) to get an idea of what I really liked/what worked.
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

I have that briefcase. I love it's design and the general quality of the leather. However, I have an issue with the colour running on the leather when it is exposed to any moisture. I don't know if there is an issue with their tanning process or what. But it runs even when I was using an umbrella in a very light rain fall. I don't think this is acceptable. I have let Lotuff know and they are sending me their leather elixir which apparently "should greatly help blending the dye stains with the natural patina of the leather."




That's a shame man.

Here's my bag - it goes everywhere with me and I do nothing to care for it. I've lost count of the number of rain showers it's been through.



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CD - You've done far more preparation then I ever did. One time I did send him some pics beforehand as inspiration, which helped narrow my choices (it is very easy to get overwhelmed with the choices). I would only say just go in with an open mind, and listen to what Tom has to say; he knows his shit.
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^^ that is disappointing re the Lotuff bag, maybe I will go for the Clegg version.

For my first PJ order recently, I gave them some general guidelines when I went in (grey, can be worn all year round, lightweight since I get quite hot, some texture) and still ended up with about 6 fabric books in front of me! Which was great, but took some time to get through. So I would say do have some idea in your head of what you want to narrow it down.

Ended up getting an Ariston mid grey flannel - it has that classic flannel look but is actually very breatheable and lightweight and apparently designed to be worn year round including summer.

I liked some similar Loro Piana fabrics but Tom told me that LP fabrics are often not nearly as durable as the Ariston/Dugdale fabrics which changed my mind. Apparently they go for looks rather than utility sometimes, in his opinion.
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In other news, unfortunately it turns out that I am not heading to Japan this summer after all. Instead I am heading to Aspen/Snowmass (can't complain!), flying to Denver first

Anyone been there or to Denver before? Any tips on good restaurants/retailers while I am there? My only current plans involve visiting an Allen Edmonds store, going to a Nuggets game and buying a throwback Alex English jersey satisfied.gif
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I would try on as much Alden as possible. Every last in both shell cordovan and calfskin (shell fits looser in many Alden styles), and try on boots, loafers, everything. If you ever buy them online in the future, it'll make the process much simpler smile.gif
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