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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

God I hate squat day. 

brb that feel of wanting to vomit when you have 170kg+ on your back 
brb leaving the gym with only a leg pump
brb almost as bad as hill sprints...

And here am I feeling virtuous because I can now shoulder press 2 kg!
post #22997 of 52252
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Imagine if there was a real fire, all those polyester ties and rubber soles would create a big stink. The Telstra workforce appears to dress kind of like a Year 10 formal.

 

Really no different to most of the public service..in the winter time its just substituted for poorly fitted suits.  Once you step outside of the immediate CBD in Brisbane most of wear up here - short of winter - is shirt and no tie.  I agree can look a bit homogenous (makes you wonder if theres a group email some days when you go out to lunch and everyone rocking shades of blue etc that day) but you can still differentiate yourself via shoes, belt and of course properly fitted clothes, cologne...I imagine theres debate/derision about that last one but I would contend its an important aspect of a look/presentation although a tricky one to adequately master.

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

God I hate squat day. 

brb that feel of wanting to vomit when you have 170kg+ on your back 
brb leaving the gym with only a leg pump
brb almost as bad as hill sprints...

What does 'brb' mean in this context?
post #22999 of 52252
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


And here am I feeling virtuous because I can now shoulder press 2 kg!

 

Shoulder injury?

 

Also guys what's wrong with rubber soles? :(

post #23000 of 52252
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Also guys what's wrong with rubber soles? :(

 

Rubber Soul is a classic album from the Liverpudlian Beatles!

 

As for Rubber Soles, lm sure SF's finest will set the record straight.

 

Hey Oli if my "thread" memory serves me correct do you live down Newcastle way? If so have you checked out Murrays Brewery @ Port Stephens?

 

Cheers

post #23001 of 52252
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post

Shout-out to Lennier, whom I spied today wearing a fabulous tan linen suit and some brown double monks.
Also spotted an older gent in a fantastic medium blue 3-button suit with pocket square.
Little Collins street was buzzing today.

 

Don't think this was me but FWIW, I was wearing my fantastic medium blue 3 roll 2 button suit with a pocket square smile.gif on Collins St near Lennier's office.

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Just saw the talk about Christian's chukkas; have they launched yet? (Heard they were supposed to launch at beggarmanthief in November) Any of you guys got a pair already as well?

P.S.

Gerry how'd you get that shine on you RMW's?

 

Chukkas will be available in late December - they're leaving in a week or so. The shine just takes a lot of time, a little polish and a little water - there. It took a lot more work on the RMs than on any of my other shoes but I did it more for the challenge than anything else.

 

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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Am liking that Drizabone GN.  Is it newish?  Will have to source one of them for next winter.  Nice touch

 

Thanks. I got it two years ago. It's a reissue of on of their bike jacket designs from the Drizabone archives. Surprisingly warm but the belt stops the jacket from looking shapeless. I really like it!

 

I'm seriously considering getting one of the Alpha M65 jackets for the time being until I can get that Aspesi. I actually got a cheapo Harrington off ebay and it's still going strong after a year so I don't think it's too much of a punt.

post #23002 of 52252
One of my Great Grandfathers. Maybe its in the blood.
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A well-known resident of this town— Mr. fxh’s MGGF - , tailor— passed away on Monday 2 June 1913 morning at the Hospital. The deceased had a serious stroke of illness about a week before, and on Sunday forenoon a second one. He was conveyed to the Hospital, and lingered till Monday morning, when he died shortly after 7 o'clock. Death was due to jaundice.

Mr. fxh’s MGGF was a native of Melbourne, where he was born in 1856. In his boyhood he emigrated to New Zealand with his parents, and remained there for some 10 or 12 years, and learned the tailoring trade. Then he went to Melbourne, where he was for many years manager of the business of Hollands, tailors and outfitters. He was married there to Miss EB. After coming to Mount Gambier he was for some years in the employ of Messrs. Rowan & Gaillard.

When this firm dissolved partnership he started business on his own account. Some six years ago he relinquished that, and became cutter for Mr. W. Frith Jones, Mount Gambier, in whose employ he remained till about 18 months ago. When he left Mr. Jones, he started business on his own account once more. A stroke he had about a year ago shattered his health. "Dad," as he was familiarly called, was of a genial and liberal disposition, and his dignified figure will be missed in the streets. He was a P.C.R. of the Ancient Order of Foresters, having passed through the chairs in Melbourne. He leaves a widow and a family of nine--four sons and five daughters. Messrs. James and Walter announce the funeral for this afternoon 4 June 1913
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Mercury and Weekly Courier (Vic. : 1878 - 1903) Thursday 15 March 1894
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Some very cheap bargains are now offering at the well-stocked establishment of Mr. WV. G. Holland, tailor, clothier, and outfitter, millinery and mantles, 118, 120, and 122 Smith-street, Collingwood. A visit to Holland's will be repaid by a big discount for cash.

The great annual sale is now proceeding at the establishment of Mr. T. J. Butler, draper and clothier, the Parade, Clifton Hill. Every line is reduced and there are bargains offering in all departments.
post #23004 of 52252
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

 

Rubber Soul is a classic album from the Liverpudlian Beatles!

 

As for Rubber Soles, lm sure SF's finest will set the record straight.

 

Hey Oli if my "thread" memory serves me correct do you live down Newcastle way? If so have you checked out Murrays Brewery @ Port Stephens?

 

Cheers

 

I have Craftsman in dynaflex and rubber. I wear them everywhere so I went with rubber soles for their hardiness. 

 

I live out at Morpeth so I can't say I have sorry mate :(

post #23005 of 52252
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

 

I have Craftsman in dynaflex and rubber. I wear them everywhere so I went with rubber soles for their hardiness. 

 

I live out at Morpeth so I can't say I have sorry mate :(

 

No worries brother, l'm looking at making a trip down south to investigate, they make incredible beer in the vain of Mountain Goat, Creatures etc.

 

As for the RM's, l've been eying off a pair for a while. A timeless, classic, quality boot!

post #23006 of 52252
Was conversing with my alterations tailor this morning on the topic of 'not being able to get good help these days' - in his case 'help' being a steady supply of elderly Italian tailors. He is quite worried he is going to run out of them.

His business is decidedly two tier. He does the jeans, shirts and trousers and ladies wear with a coupl eof seamstresses, but for quality tailored suits he has a Sardinian guy who comes in a few days a week. So, if you want your sleaves shortened from the shoulder rather than the cuff, the Sardinian will do it. Trouble is, the Sardinian doesn't want to work as many hours, leaving a gap. My tailor has found someone else, but he is in his seventies and also doesn't want a lot of work.

"What will happen in five years time?", he asks.
post #23007 of 52252
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post


"What will happen in five years time?", he asks.

Yes, indeed. Unfortunately, quality tailoring is something that takes quite a while to learn and to perfect, but which generally doesn't guarantee much of an income nowadays. I suspect that a younger person with the marketing flair and style of Patrick Johnson could probably start a successful, profitable, Australian tailoring business from scratch but nowadays "full service tailors" are increasingly few and far between.

Anyway, here are some photos of today's outfit:


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Details:
- Navy cotton, herringbone weave jacket with waist patch pockets by Herringbone;
- Blue and white university stripe shirt by Land's End;
- RL Polo paisley bow tie;
- Madder silk neat print pocket square;
- Old HK MTO trousers in small-scale houndstooth check with overcheck; and
- Santoni captoe balmorals.
post #23008 of 52252
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Imagine if there was a real fire, all those polyester ties and rubber soles would create a big stink. The Telstra workforce appears to dress kind of like a Year 10 formal.

Umm I wouldn't say it's exclusively just Telstra. It's pretty much 90% of the business folk in Australia.
post #23009 of 52252

fuck I'm sick of hearing about this pretentious twat called Patrick Johnson.

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Why?

 

 

Sick of summer - I want autumn, winter and spring back.

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