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post #22051 of 57106
Great, now we've got arguments about arguments.
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

Great, now we've got arguments about arguments.

It's all rather post-modern, isn't it?!
post #22053 of 57106
was not the intention to cause a stir, simply that some dialog isn't all bad.

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Edited by elvish - 11/22/12 at 6:42pm
post #22054 of 57106
Relevant experience with polos: Kent Wang's are the best I have tried. I don't know what you're doing to bleed the colours out, because only my older navy one has faded a little (the new navy material is much nicer than the old), and navy always fades (my Sunspel one faded too).

For Sunspel, I've only tried the short-sleeve Riviera ones, in cobalt and navy. They're nice, and I like the self-collar, but they're not for me.The material is not pique, it's a kind of lace, and looks and feels very "dry", if that makes sense. The sleeves are way too short for me, too. YMMV.

I also have a couple of Riviera t-shirts, which I can't recommend. The back-buggy totally screws up the neckline after a few washes. I do like their regular t-shirts a lot, though.
post #22055 of 57106
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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post

Guys,

 

Gravity just got the better of my Persol 2288's. I'd be quite happy to replace them with another pair of same, but wondering if you might have any suggestions for a similarly-styled replacement?
 

Good question.  As a follow on, have also recently lost my Persols, they on the bottom of Sydney Harbour!!  Anyone have any good leads on where to acquire new pair.  Am somewhat reticent to pay the huge price for them here in AU and the range is so poor here.  Look forward to reading comments/suggestions

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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Good question.  As a follow on, have also recently lost my Persols, they on the bottom of Sydney Harbour!!  Anyone have any good leads on where to acquire new pair.  Am somewhat reticent to pay the huge price for them here in AU and the range is so poor here.  Look forward to reading comments/suggestions

+1. I wear C+G but its range is even more pricey; everyday risky alternatives would be great, i.e on a jetski not boat.
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Guys what shirt fabric is the best for australian weather?

Most shirting places seem to do poplin and twill as their mainstays but from what I've read they're heavier and denser than broadcloth (which isnt often sold) and therefore wouldnt be conducive to an australian climate. Is this the case or do they have some other advantages?

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Originally Posted by crinklecut View Post

Relevant experience with polos: Kent Wang's are the best I have tried. I don't know what you're doing to bleed the colours out, because only my older navy one has faded a little (the new navy material is much nicer than the old), and navy always fades (my Sunspel one faded too).
For Sunspel, I've only tried the short-sleeve Riviera ones, in cobalt and navy. They're nice, and I like the self-collar, but they're not for me.The material is not pique, it's a kind of lace, and looks and feels very "dry", if that makes sense. The sleeves are way too short for me, too. YMMV.
I also have a couple of Riviera t-shirts, which I can't recommend. The back-buggy totally screws up the neckline after a few washes. I do like their regular t-shirts a lot, though.

My Navy and White were from the first batch. They've changed the Navy Fabric? That's good. KW's have the best collar, but I still feel their fabric lets them down.
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So in terms of Aussie fashion or maybe just in general are straight cut jeans acceptable or back in yet?  Or did they never leave...Seems like in the last few years they've become obsolete and hard to argue that slim/skinny styles haven't dominated designers line ups and I was all for them but recently, well today I just picked up a pair of slim jeans that nailed the colour and fit I was going for but I just think they'd have more versatility if they were straight cut?

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

It's all rather post-modern, isn't it?!

Sorry post-modernism is sooo last century.
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Also guys coming in from newcastle to get some MJ Bale suits tomorrow - what store would you recommend for the most stock/biggest range?

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Massive long shot, but...

 

Is there much demand for Uniqlo clothes here or on eBay?

 

I recently bought a bunch of stuff from there thinking that I'd measured myself to be a medium, but turns out I'm a small. I bought them through Price USA, so returns will be difficult, if not impossible, and also expensive.

 

I know my chances aren't great given that this is SF, but is anyone here interested in taking these off my hands for what I paid minus a reasonable discount? I bought some V-neck sweaters/cardigans in various colours and three shirts, all in medium size. If anyone's interested I can give full details/photos.

post #22063 of 57106
Not me, but I'm sure there will be interested parties here. Uniqlo has a good reputation.
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Trust me. There's nothing in the way of shoesmakers or tailors here. Even the shoe repair place is pretty weird.....

I wouldn't be so sure. They wont be in business. They'll be retired late 60s or early 70s - sitting in sheds. Growing their own veggies. You'd have to ask around and be genuinely interested. I'm not saying they can make you a pair of meerkats or a PJohnson suit - but they will know stuff and have workshops and tools.

I'll bet that once upon a time there was good tailors and shoemakers in Mildura - most even smaller, and closer to civilization, country towns had a tailor. It was mainly Fletcher Jones (ironically perhaps) that put them all out of business around the 70s. Mildura was a big important market town a long way from anywhere. There would have been artisans and craftspeople for a lot of things. And lots of migrants.
post #22065 of 57106
Finally got around to putting my head in to M.J. Bale's new Melbourne store, and lo their jacket cuts fit me at least as well as the HB Osaka cut did! Quite happy to have a decent OTR option available to me now. Chatted with Paulo for quite a while and he seems both nice and knowledgeable.
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