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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

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

Buy some of his new 'boardshorts'. If you 'lift', they'll look great on Bondi beach.

post #23012 of 55016
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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Am a recent convert to Aesop products.  I dont use much in the way of 'product', however having picked a few pieces of this up recently from their new shop in Collins Street (near to Harrolds) have been pretty impressed.  

http://www.aesop.com/au/?show_banner=1

Love the bergamot body wash.. Not such a fan of the shaving products or moisturiser

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Originally Posted by zachary12 View Post

Can recommend malin + goetz as well. I've used most of the MensBiz offerings in the way of scrubs and M+G outdoes the lot (even the Urth scrub) IMO.

+1
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Interesting story on online retail here...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-10/j-adore-online-at-50-less-spurs-virtual-sale-down-under.html
A few snippets...
DHL Express operates two dedicated Boeing 777 freight flights a week from Cincinnati to Sydney to ship parcels for FiftyOne’s partner stores, DeSimone said.
“You have retailers that have been fat for decades because they have this market that they completely controlled,” said Will Gensburg, chief executive officer of i-Parcel LLC, a delivery company based in Burlington, Massachusetts, that ships packages overseas for clients such as Amazon.com and Toys R Us Inc. “Now all that’s changed.”
The isolation has long helped Australian retailers and their suppliers churn out fatter profits. David Jones’s operating margin over the past two decades has averaged 5.6 percent, versus 3.1 percent for the comparably upscale Saks Inc. (SKS) over the same period, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

not comparable operating margins as David Jones owns its cbd buildings and therefore does not pay rent on these. Also the only reason we are having such discussions about online is due to the currency. Before the dollar rose above 80cents there wasn't that many opportunities for good deals
post #23013 of 55016

i have a confession.

 

i have just started reading this woman's fashion blog.

 

http://www.hapatime.com/ 

 

i think i'm in love.

post #23014 of 55016
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Originally Posted by streetminimal View Post

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

Kelly Country couture!

I told a colleague about tomorrow's MJ Bale sale and the usual 2 suits for a grand deal. He said he goes for quantity not quality. After about 3 hours of "quality suits are required for interviews" brainwashing I think I'm slowly changing his thinking a little bit. It can only help (I hope).
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

i have a confession.

 

i have just started reading this woman's fashion blog.

 

http://www.hapatime.com/ 

 

i think i'm in love.

 

You should become a sponsor smile.gif

post #23016 of 55016
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

i have a confession.

 

i have just started reading this woman's fashion blog.

 

http://www.hapatime.com/ 

 

i think i'm in love.

 

Day-ummm.

 

I subscribe to the 'how you'd like a woman to dress' SF tumblr.

post #23017 of 55016
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

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

He's probably the most savvy designer in Australia. My only issue with him is focus is a little dandy for CBD (eg half of his ties are cashmere). I'm just a pleb though.
post #23018 of 55016
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

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.

You know the answer: "Finita la musica!"

One of the great things that Italy gave Australia - which probably is on the way out even in the Old Country = a generation of guys trained to make the plumage for the peacocks of the passegiata.

Then they came here for the better life.

But then age catches up and they want to relax in their old age when the eyes don't have it and the thought of la dolce vita di far' niente is more appealing.

Everything changes and everything does not remain the same it seems.
post #23019 of 55016
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post


He's probably the most savvy designer in Australia. My only issue with him is focus is a little dandy for CBD (eg half of his ties are cashmere). I'm just a pleb though.

i wear cashmere ties all through winter they are fine in CBD. They are more formal than the knit ties for example although i wear knits all year around too yet that isnt the point.

 

The thing is his primary business is SUITS and a MTM is entirely up to the customer on what "look" they are trying to achieve. Ive often picked a fabric or option on my suit that patrick has told me NOT to get because it wouldnt work in a business environment. This is his greatest advantage - he offers GOOD advice on fit and aesthetic. Most of the time I go in there its CBD guys getting CBD suits and the occassional person getting something a little more casual.

 

Understandably he is not CBD (his showroom is in paddo) and therefore it makes sense that he dresses how he does. 

 

 

 

"Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves " - Bertrand Russell

post #23020 of 55016

Chill. I love P. Johnson suits, if I had my way I'd wear them exclusively. Its hard to show my friends (all young lawyers) a picture of his stuff though because though the suit might be nice but they can't get past the rounded collar and knit tie its pictured with. That's my 5c - in the end however I'm the pleb. 

 

I'm looking at getting a few of his grenadines. Sadly, I don't think I'd be able to get wear out of fruit pocket squares and wave print ties to justify the purchase. 

post #23021 of 55016
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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...

brb gym only has smith machines
brb maxing out the leg press at 78kg
brb 3 and 1/2 plate calf raises leaves your traps scratched and bloody
brb I hate my gym
post #23022 of 55016
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post


brb gym only has smith machines
brb maxing out the leg press at 78kg
brb 3 and 1/2 plate calf raises leaves your traps scratched and bloody
brb I hate my gym

My gym: 

 

http://www.gymdirect.com.au/item/8-Package-Deal_-Commercial-Power-Rack-+--Bench-+-Thrusting-Bearing-Olympic-Bar--+-150kg-colour-Bumper-Plates/618.htm

 

+ ABC powerlifting bar + rubber adjustable dumbbells to 50kg + EZ curl bar + commercial incline bench + dip attachment

You jelly? biggrin.gif

post #23023 of 55016
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Chill. I love P. Johnson suits, if I had my way I'd wear them exclusively. Its hard to show my friends (all young lawyers) a picture of his stuff though because though the suit might be nice but they can't get past the rounded collar and knit tie its pictured with. That's my 5c - in the end however I'm the pleb. 

I'm looking at getting a few of his grenadines. Sadly, I don't think I'd be able to get wear out of fruit pocket squares and wave print ties to justify the purchase. 
sorry not having a go ... Just think there should be that clarity due to whats on the webstore and how he personally dresses

I agree...need to dress to the occassion
post #23024 of 55016
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

You know the answer: "Finita la musica!"
One of the great things that Italy gave Australia - which probably is on the way out even in the Old Country = a generation of guys trained to make the plumage for the peacocks of the passegiata.
Then they came here for the better life.
But then age catches up and they want to relax in their old age when the eyes don't have it and the thought of la dolce vita di far' niente is more appealing.
Everything changes and everything does not remain the same it seems.

Hai ragione. Pero, e un peccato.
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