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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

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Originally Posted by elvish View Post

Edit: BTW, is there a link that shows the method to achieve that "dimple" knot JM (or others)? I reckon I hit it with a 90% strike rate out of pure luck... I tried searching, didn't see any of use but if you think I should go back just tell me and i'll search some more.

I don't have a particular method, but I have found that using ties with really "slippery" silk makes it more difficult to get a good dimple. Ties that have thicker/firmer silk tend to get better dimples, particularly silk twill or madder silk.

I use a "double four-in-hand" knot, so I wrap the front blade of the tie around the tail twice before tucking the blade down through the loop and pulling it tight. I also give the bottom of the knot a light pinch just as I'm pulling it tight, so as to give the knot a nice "v" shape and I suppose that might help the top of the blade to dimple nicely.

The pinch is what is causing the dimple. The other trick is to make sure you tie is in a W shape as you do this. Ties tend to have a bit of "memory" so its somewhat important to try and get it right at the start of the tie's life . I'll explain more in person if someone reminds me.
post #22382 of 53968
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Any place with an internet connection...

How Droll

I thought that seeing this is the 21st Century I could engage with the real as opposed to the virtual and secure them at a) reasonable cost b) immediate gratification.
post #22383 of 53968
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

How Droll
I thought that seeing this is the 21st Century I could engage with the real as opposed to the virtual and secure them at a) reasonable cost b) immediate gratification.

Pick A or B.
post #22384 of 53968
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

How Droll
I thought that seeing this is the 21st Century I could engage with the real as opposed to the virtual and secure them at a) reasonable cost b) immediate gratification.

I submit you might have had better luck in the 20th Century.
post #22385 of 53968
I got an e-mail from the P.Johnson marketing list this morning which advised that they are now selling rather short, Italian swimming shorts for $225 a pair!

The e-mail contained a rather boastful panegyric on the hotel that Patrick Johnson normally stays at when in Italy, in which he waxed lyrical about the accommodation and the qualities of the town, before inviting people to spend a large chunk of money on some polyester bathers.

I like some of the things that P.Johnson does, but I think that this is stretching it (both literally and metaphorically).
post #22386 of 53968
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

The pinch is what is causing the dimple. The other trick is to make sure you tie is in a W shape as you do this. Ties tend to have a bit of "memory" so its somewhat important to try and get it right at the start of the tie's life . I'll explain more in person if someone reminds me.

thanks - i'll remind you.

and romp, i'll be sure to check it out next week when I'm back, and tell my friends. good news indeed. what coffee machine is he using btw? A La Marzocco? Also, what brand beans?
post #22387 of 53968
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

How Droll
I thought that seeing this is the 21st Century I could engage with the real as opposed to the virtual and secure them at a) reasonable cost b) immediate gratification.

Unless you have perfectly proportioned feet, there will always be a place for going into a shop and trying on the shoes. Yes, you can go and buy them on-line, but with something like loafers I'm not sure the economics would stack up.

You could try DJ's home brand Milana. Someone mentioned thema few pages back. I have a pair in a sandy coulour. Perfectly okay. I bought them on spesh and was happy with the price. I seem to remember that the full price might have been a bit high for this type of foot-wear. Anyway, you can have a look - I think they always stock them.
post #22388 of 53968
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I got an e-mail from the P.Johnson marketing list this morning which advised that they are now selling rather short, Italian swimming shorts for $225 a pair!
The e-mail contained a rather boastful panegyric on the hotel that Patrick Johnson normally stays at when in Italy, in which he waxed lyrical about the accommodation and the qualities of the town, before inviting people to spend a large chunk of money on some polyester bathers.
I like some of the things that P.Johnson does, but I think that this is stretching it (both literally and metaphorically).

nod[1].gif I hear you
post #22389 of 53968
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

How Droll
I thought that seeing this is the 21st Century I could engage with the real as opposed to the virtual and secure them at a) reasonable cost b) immediate gratification.

Unless you have perfectly proportioned feet, there will always be a place for going into a shop and trying on the shoes. Yes, you can go and buy them on-line, but with something like loafers I'm not sure the economics would stack up.

You could try DJ's home brand Milana. Someone mentioned thema few pages back. I have a pair in a sandy coulour. Perfectly okay. I bought them on spesh and was happy with the price. I seem to remember that the full price might have been a bit high for this type of foot-wear. Anyway, you can have a look - I think they always stock them.

Fratelli Rossetti (sometimes) isn't bad (on sale for <300ish) either, if we are talking things you can buy in australia.
post #22390 of 53968
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Will be in town this weekend will take the wife looks good.
Also were would be a good place to pick up a pair of brown suede loafers in Sydney?
Thanks opens Monday. Brown suede loafers I can only think of c&j Sydney's (they came in polo suede right?) at the herringbone store
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I'm not on Myface but my sweet tooth will lead me to drop in and sample the cornetti next time I'm up that end of town; hopefully it does well. Next to the Louis Vuitton store is it?

Behind LV on York St side
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Cool man, I will let my people down in Sydney know. So they heard it from me first : )
lol you should drop in at the launch party.. Probably be all your people there wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

When was the P Johnson sale?

 

The swims do look decent 

Someone bought a pair off the Johnson website, they didn't fit, so they sold them on ebay :).

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OK so much for the shoes what about a good barber? someone in the CBD who can cut hair and do a decent trim on a bead? And this I can't go virtual.
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I use the Demon Barber in Lilyfield/Victoria road. So if you are an Inner Westy, I would highly suggest them.

 

They have been doing mens only for yuppies and FxHs, for a very long time.

post #22394 of 53968
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

For anyone in Sydney, my brother in law is opening a new Cafe and Viennoiserie concept on King St.

He has just launched a facebook page - appreciate any "likes" as he will be running some opening week specials and launch party cheers.gif

 

 

I work on 70 King, I'll be sure to check it out.

 

The whole strip along King is looking much better now. Marimekko just opened next door (great for gifts), the Hugo Boss flagship is open, Dior is opening its doors soon, T M Lewin is on the old Burberry site... just a shame that when Darrell Lea went belly-up the iconic deco store opposite LV and Apple became a convenience store. Like Sydney CBD needs more of those.

 

Now all they need to do is pedestrianise George St so Sydney feels more like an international city and not a freeway with a Westfield dropped dead centre.

post #22395 of 53968
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Will be in town this weekend will take the wife looks good.
Also were would be a good place to pick up a pair of brown suede loafers in Sydney?

Try Enrico Santi on Pitt St, just opposite World Square. I reckon I saw some in there today.

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