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post #23626 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

It's where the term derives, it has nothing to do with bs notions of political correctness.
You subsidize a country based on mining, farming ad privacy industry? Good one cumwad.

A. Farming and mining account for less than 1/3 of Australia's GDP
B. Re: mining - do most mine workers really live in the country, or fly in-out from cities?
post #23627 of 54711

Settle down lads.

 

The boots look great.

 

Anyone own a pair of Dents? Are they really a superior glove?

http://www.dents.co.uk/products/52/Men's-handsewn-unlined-peccary-glove.asp Come on Gerry, no need to beat around the bush. You've got the brolly, now you need the gloves.

post #23628 of 54711
RMW Boots seem kind of average to me. Seriously. The uppers are average. The finishing is very rustic. English Makers construct a better boot. There I said it. But if your budget stretches to RMW only, then by all means, they are good Boots.
post #23629 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Settle down lads.

The boots look great.

Anyone own a pair of Dents? Are they really a superior glove?

OK, will do. Egregious stupidity just... riles me.

I have a pair from Dents and a pair from Chester Jeffries. Dents is RTW and CJ is MTM. Both are peccary and handstitched, so IMO I have a reasonable basis to do a comparison.

Leather-wise, they look... identical, and feel identical.

Stitching quality is almost identical - maybe a hint finer on the Dents.

The CJ cost maybe 40% of the Dents, despite it being MTM as well.

I think you have your answer there.
post #23630 of 54711
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


OK, will do. Egregious stupidity just... riles me.
I have a pair from Dents and a pair from Chester Jeffries. Dents is RTW and CJ is MTM. Both are peccary and handstitched, so IMO I have a reasonable basis to do a comparison.
Leather-wise, they look... identical, and feel identical.
Stitching quality is almost identical - maybe a hint finer on the Dents.
The CJ cost maybe 40% of the Dents, despite it being MTM as well.
I think you have your answer there.

Are they both unlined?

 

Or did you get them lined? If so, did you find them too hot for the Australian winter?

post #23631 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Real women do...

I thought batteries were not included.
post #23632 of 54711
Vale Tony Greig.

Champion of the straw hat.

post #23633 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Are they both unlined?

Or did you get them lined? If so, did you find them too hot for the Australian winter?

Both are silk lined, so for all intents and purposes unlined.

Australian winters are not cold enough for them to ever come out.

Well, maybe in the ACT but I see you are in Sydney.
post #23634 of 54711
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


Both are silk lined, so for all intents and purposes unlined.
Australian winters are not cold enough for them to ever come out.
Well, maybe in the ACT but I see you are in Sydney.

It can get pretty frosty in Sydney. 15-20 degree days.

 

Even then, you think they will be too hot? Such a shame; they are nice gloves, but have no utility for us.

post #23635 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

It can get pretty frosty in Sydney. 15-20 degree days.

Even then, you think they will be too hot? Such a shame; they are nice gloves, but have no utility for us.
My internal thermostat runs hot, so YMMV.

My internal logic runs along the lines of - cold enough for an overcoat = cold enough for gloves.
post #23636 of 54711
I have some CJ unlined deerskin gloves. I like them a lot. It definitely gets cold enough to wear them in Melbourne winter mornings and nights.
post #23637 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Virtue comes from the country - British gentry, the American West, the Australian Outback etc. The very concept of 'noble' comes from the Roman Equate/Equestrian 'owner of a horse'. 


I couldn't care what some (not you) Newtown hipster, Prius driving, fairy boy pleb thinks of them, those people never make hiring positions. 

First I am one of those people who assist in hiring decisions.

Second, dont know if it is directly attrituable to Kevin but there are a lot of middle and senior APS types in Canberra who wear RM's with a suit. according to AAAC it was (or still is) a popular look in some circles.

Third i never have lived in Newtown or know any hipsters.

Forth the notion that the bush was superior to the city begun with Banjo and reached its mythical zenith with C E W Bean and his creation of the ANZAC myth. In Australia the bush was central to the idea of a unifying signifier, an Arcadia to the evils of city life.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 12/29/12 at 12:47am
post #23638 of 54711
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I have some CJ unlined deerskin gloves.

Unlined being the raw leather?

 

CJ are about half the price of Dents. Very interesting.

post #23639 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Virtue comes from the country - British gentry, the American West, the Australian Outback etc. The very concept of 'noble' comes from the Roman Equate/Equestrian 'owner of a horse'. 


I couldn't care what some (not you) Newtown hipster, Prius driving, fairy boy pleb thinks of them, those people never make hiring positions. 
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

It's where the term derives, it has nothing to do with bs notions of political correctness.

Suggest you brush up on your history. The equites were actually rich non-nobles who bought horses to distinguish themselves from the plebs on the battlefield. Basically, your typical ancient nouveau riches trying to buy their way into nobility (or occasionally marry into it, as they did with Caesar's family IIRC). Don't start me with virtue and the American west... You sound like a Levis commercial. Wounded Knee ring a bell for you? Probably not...

Anyway, aside from the historical inaccuracies your version of what constitutes virtue is based on a set of myths. Saying all country people are virtuous is akin to saying all country people are inbred. I'm sure in some cases one or the other is true.
post #23640 of 54711
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Virtue comes from the country - British gentry, the American West, the Australian Outback etc. The very concept of 'noble' comes from the Roman Equate/Equestrian 'owner of a horse'. 


I couldn't care what some (not you) Newtown hipster, Prius driving, fairy boy pleb thinks of them, those people never make hiring positions. 

Hmmm. I know nothing about Newtown, I don't drive a Prius and I'm not a fairy boy pleb but I do have 2 teams (20 people) and a bunch of specialised consultants reporting to me. I also have an opinion on wearing RMW boots with a suit but that wouldn't stop me hiring you. Your attitude would though.
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