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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Serge is certainly out there. I can't see myself wearing Chergui too often; it has so much projection it would probably be inappropriate in the office. I am a little interested in CdG Man 2; still making up my mind. I have a bunch of testers on the way that include some of those you mention above.

Best thing I've worn lately was Eau de Rochas on one of those stinking hot days we had. Felt fresh as a daisy all day.
You should check out the regular Comme 2 (unisex one). I rate it above the men's one and have just run out. I'm gonna try the Comme white next but I've got heaps of others to keep me going for a while.
post #24242 of 58001
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. I am a little interested in CdG Man 2; still making up my mind. I have a bunch of testers on the way that include some of those you mention above.

+1 for trying CdG 2. I prefer that to the Man version - although it is a little on the sweet side but I am getting used to sweeter fragrances. If you order from OS and can get your hands on Hinoki (i haven't been able to find it here in Aus) try it.

If your interested in Editions de Parfums (Frederic Malle). They send out free samples from France you just need to cough up for exorbitant postage. Fill in this questionnaire (http://www.fredericmalle.com/main.cfm#!/yourscent) and they recommend some that may suit you. They normally then offer to send out 3 samples of your choosing. I ended up getting 6 samples as they mixed up order with someone else's and so I scored theirs and then they resent mine too.

Where are you sourcing your testers from? Lucky scent are normally quite generous with sending samples when you buy something from them. Again postage is steep so you're better off placing a multiple bottle order.

edited: forgot to add in URL
Edited by strumpey - 1/11/13 at 8:48pm
post #24243 of 58001

Hi, everyone. Just received delivery of my new Filson 257 in otter green. Looking forward to breaking it in! FilsonGuy on B&S is highly recommended. Didn't get hit with any extra tax at all and pretty much shipped within 2 hours of him receiving my order. Collecting one pair of Barton's today, so will let you know how they are. Are Melb ppl still meeting up this Friday?

 

 

 

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post #24244 of 58001
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

Hi, everyone. Just received delivery of my new Filson 257 in otter green. Looking forward to breaking it in!

Great choice - I've got a tan 256 which gets almost daily use. It's so versatile that even though I've got a few other bags/briefcases, I find myself reaching for it almost all the time.
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I need to hit up Pitti at least once in my life.
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I was wondering if anyone had some recommendations for op-shops in Sydney.

I'll be heading down sometime in the next few weeks and wouldn't mind checking out something different from the usual fare in Newcastle. I've forbade myself from buying any brand new clothes for a month or so....supposed to be saving for 6 months in Norway.

 

So, are there any particularly large op-shops around, not holding out too much hope but I'd at least like to go somewhere that I could browse for a while ;)
 

post #24247 of 58001
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I was wondering if anyone had some recommendations for op-shops in Sydney.

I think there's a big salvos in tempe (just north of ikea) and also ashfield/five dock area near the BP and Audi dealer on Parramatta Rd, can't comment on the quality of clothes or brands though
post #24248 of 58001
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

Hi, everyone. Just received delivery of my new Filson 257 in otter green. Looking forward to breaking it in! FilsonGuy on B&S is highly recommended. Didn't get hit with any extra tax at all and pretty much shipped within 2 hours of him receiving my order. Collecting one pair of Barton's today, so will let you know how they are. Are Melb ppl still meeting up this Friday?

 

 

 

I got a dark brown 256 recently and haven't stopped using it. Looking forward to see how it looks over the coming years. I'm still up for drinks this Friday if anyone else is.

post #24249 of 58001
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supposed to be saving for 6 months in Norway.

 

Save hard my friend.

 

Paid $45AUD for 3 cokes, packet of chips and a hamburger in Oslo. 

 

Never again. 

 

Bergen is beautiful, as is Flam, but Oslo seems to be a concrete expensive jungle. Which is a shame when there is so much within a stone's throw that's so interesting and not prohibitively expensive. 

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^wow really?

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I've forbade myself from buying any brand new clothes for a month or so....supposed to be saving for 6 months in Norway.
Don't go dog-sledding rolleyes.gif
post #24252 of 58001
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Originally Posted by ZirconiumZephyr View Post

I was wondering if anyone had some recommendations for op-shops in Sydney.


I'll be heading down sometime in the next few weeks and wouldn't mind checking out something different from the usual fare in Newcastle. I've forbade myself from buying any brand new clothes for a month or so....supposed to be saving for 6 months in Norway.

So, are there any particularly large op-shops around, not holding out too much hope but I'd at least like to go somewhere that I could browse for a while wink.gif

 

A friend of mine who is a primary school teacher got a new wardrobe virtually band new RL, Herringbone, CR, MJ Bale amongst others in shirts and trousers at the vinnies in Mossman.

The vinnies at Charring Cross had a very good selection of shirts all cleaned and ironed which included RL Herringbone, J Crew Trunbull and Asser, CT just to name some of the brands I spotted.
post #24253 of 58001
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Originally Posted by strumpey View Post

Where are you sourcing your testers from? Lucky scent are normally quite generous with sending samples when you buy something from them. Again postage is steep so you're better off placing a multiple bottle order.
I've been buyimg decants in batches from Luckyscent and Surrender to Chance. Shipping is about $6 and takes about 2 weeks. I also bought some minis and carded samples from Fragrancenet when I bought the Rochas - got a nice array of Creeds that way. I'm told Fragrancex is also good if you don't mind delays - they have Chergui right now for $92 with a free shipping code.
Edited by California Dreamer - 1/12/13 at 12:15am
post #24254 of 58001
Just caught up on about 70 pages of posts missed over the xmas period, and chuckling at the irony of reading a forum dedicated to sartorial matters whilst sitting here in a pair of bonds jocks and nothing else...

That said, I did pick up a blue wool sportscoat from MJ Bale in Melbourne over the holidays - great service from the guys there and the 50% off was welcome. Also tried on a jacket / sportcoat in a new line of theirs (was a very light grey weave - damned nice) which looked the ducks nuts, but given I was watch shopping that day I decided to pass up and continue down Collins St. As it happened it was the best impulse buy of the holidays!


Am looking at a Breitling Transocean Chorno 1461 for my re-entry into watch wearing, but a look through Monards has opened up more options that I almost care to consider - liking the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronoghaphs and also checked out the IWC Portugese 3714 (at watches of Switzerland - but reading the forums it seems that the 3714 is prone to extra servicing due to the modifications to the ETA movement which has checked my enthusiasm somewhat).
post #24255 of 58001

3714 has one of the nicest dials. Classic. It's a Valjoux/ETA movement, I believe. At least it's more accurate than the 7 day...

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