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RL in Australia remains as it always has: a few great pieces in a sea of crapola.

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

RL in Australia remains as it always has: a few great pieces in a sea of crapola.

Beautifully said.  Couldn't have said better.  

post #21423 of 53749
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Tom Ford secures the new Bond.  Looking forward to seeing it.

 

http://therakeonline.com/atelier-luxury-designer-brands-artisans/when-the-skyfalls-james-bond-relies-on-tom-ford/

 

Still think A Single Man was a great film that served Tom Ford well.  Very classic lines and great style.  

 

Some people have been flaming TF suits for the collar gap. But, those 2 pictures of Daniel make the suits look pretty damn good. They fit so well!

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Some people have been flaming TF suits for the collar gap. But, those 2 pictures of Daniel make the suits look pretty damn good. They fit so well!

they don't look TF at all to me. they do, however, look brilliant. i think TF is a bit late... he's more of a Roger Moore client.

Edit: I am a major fan of TF and the work he did at gucci. i just don't think this film resembles his style
post #21425 of 53749
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

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What a great post fxh. Thanks for that.
Reminds me, I've been scouring op shops and ebay lately for vintage cufflinks. Here are some finds.
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Top left group L-R:
Taxco Mexico Silver with Mayan calendar design
Cartier logo links
9 ct gold with crystals
Bottom left group L-R:
Carnelian double-sided
Dumbbell links with glass inset
Sterling silver with unidentified stone (topaz, maybe?)
Right group T-B:
Gilt and enamel Art Deco
2 pairs of fabric links
Silvertone with unidentified stone

That unidentified stone may be garnet IMO. The Mayan ones are beautiful...what a score! I never miss gazing into the trinket cupboards at opshops.
post #21426 of 53749
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

 

Some people have been flaming TF suits for the collar gap. But, those 2 pictures of Daniel make the suits look pretty damn good. They fit so well!

Collar gap is pretty hard to avoid with the pin collar thing he's got going in all those pics.

 

That pin collar thing just became the most overdone menswear thing of 2013. GQ is going to lap that up.

post #21427 of 53749
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I just received (yet another) vintage brown window pane checked IVY tweed sport coat from USA. Postage =$18 USA.
Having shipped stuff back and forward to USA since the old days of exchanging bootleg music tapes I can say the USA postal "system" is weird and inefficient. I used to have stuff get to LA from here quicker than it would ship from LA to say Colorado.
For some reason USA post offices are hard to access, they aren't in all suburbs, and involve long times in queues and crazy paper work. Therefore many USA people prefer to ship using Fedex, DHL etc and this involves extra fees. In addition many prefer to ship with a higher insured service with tracking. (I'm not clear what real, as opposed to imagined, benefit tracking offers.) But thats the preference. Sometimes with individuals asking them to ship plain old UPS without insurance etc is the way to go.
* I think one reason / difference is that for ordinary letters etc the USA postie will also pick up mail to send from your home letter box - that s what those funny little flag arms on USA home letter boxes are for - too signal to postie to pickup mail. So a parcel post involves a lot more work than posting a "normal" letter. I think this is still the case but may have changed.

I had a priority paid article get here in like 7+ days. Amazing as most priority paid gets here same as first class international. Maybe it was the tracking that sped it up?
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Can anyone recommend a vintage watch repairer in Sydney, or do you think the Omega boutique store can help?

My constellation is running 4 seconds fast every minute....  thanks

post #21429 of 53749
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Originally Posted by charliechan View Post

Can anyone recommend a vintage watch repairer in Sydney, or do you think the Omega boutique store can help?
My constellation is running 4 seconds fast every minute....  thanks

There is an Indian guy in Manly Vale that fixed up my 1944 Omega. Real pro with that great love of his profession.

https://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=indian+watchmaker+in+Manly+Vale&fb=1&gl=au&hq=indian+watchmaker+in+Manly+Vale&cid=0,0,12435238396827807346&ei=CF6lUJSbA82ViQfi7IDYCg&ved=0CGkQ_BIwAw
post #21430 of 53749
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

speaking of, if you had to pick four pocket squares from here (assuming you didnt own any), what would they be?
White Linen + ?

Great question and one I am not sure there is an real answer to since pocket squares are not like ties in this respect. Hopefully Put This On will to a series on this like their Neckties and Double Monks Series.

I agree white linen is the most usual (and possibly only required basic), then I would say something in silk, maybe with polka dots (possibly navy and white though that can be a bit boring and lost on a navy suit), something in cotton and then whatever. Since you are stuffing them in your breast pocket it really does not matter what the pattern is and it can be in whatever shade as long as it does not match tie to closely. Looking at my collection there is little rhyme or reason to it (I think I have about 25). Green and purple pocket squares with patterns seems to be quite useful for me (after white linen) as I do not have many ties in these colours and they match many ties nicely whilst adding a nice pop of colour.

I usually just choose things that look nice at the moment and have a interesting pattern as then depending on how you fold/stuff you get different colours and patterns showing (liking the Vanda ones especially and love my Drakes tiger one in purple).

In saying all that the next pocket square I want is white with a border in sky blue, navy, red or whatever colour so maybe one of those should be list.

My only rule with pocket squares is if there is a breast pocket on a jacket/coat - fill it!

In other news my Church's from Herring arrived today, they look great (very classical and conservative). I sized up half a size (as advised by Herring) and they fit really well (in so far as I can try then on with one foot in a moonboot and on crutches).

Will try to upload a (dodgy iPhone) photograph later on.
post #21431 of 53749
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Originally Posted by charliechan View Post

Can anyone recommend a vintage watch repairer in Sydney, or do you think the Omega boutique store can help?
My constellation is running 4 seconds fast every minute....  thanks

Max Schweizer

http://www.maxswisswatch.com/firm.htm
post #21432 of 53749
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

In other news my Church's from Herring arrived today, they look great (very classical and conservative). I sized up half a size (as advised by Herring) and they fit really well (in so far as I can try then on with one foot in a moonboot and on crutches).
Will try to upload a (dodgy iPhone) photograph later on.

Great to hear Pinky!
post #21433 of 53749
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

RL in Australia remains as it always has: a few great pieces in a sea of crapola.

that should change in 2014
post #21434 of 53749
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Originally Posted by elvish View Post


that should change in 2014

I bloody hope so. I'm hoping to see the Rugby range introduced to provide some serious choice at the lower end of the market.

 

Anyone see Abercrombie and Fitch profit up 40%? Stupid white people.

post #21435 of 53749
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Originally Posted by elvish View Post

they don't look TF at all to me. they do, however, look brilliant. i think TF is a bit late... he's more of a Roger Moore client.
Edit: I am a major fan of TF and the work he did at gucci. i just don't think this film resembles his style

He toned down his lapels this season.
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