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Gerry, I have to say that once you posted that link, I was very tempted to order the olive M65 jacket.

It took so much self control - great price, good style and presumably solid construction given that they're affiliated with Ascot Chang. 

 

If you're looking for an original m65 (military grade) for winter, I found this site in my web travels: 

http://www.vintagetrends.com/military/thumbnails.asp?MC=Military+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets%2FCoats&ST=M%2D65

At about 120 a pop, seems like an affordable, usable option. They seem to carry jackets from Alpha Industries and other makers. Looking at their current website and customer feedback, current Alpha Industries jackets seem to suffer from poor construction (moved to China, and the zippers are crap apparently).

 

While debating the whole m65 affair with my inner voice since Christmas, I popped by North Face (TNF) today and unexpectedly picked up a "pro-shell" Goretex in bright green at ~50% off (Made in China however). Very very functional and will be using it for city commuting and for hikes, etc. Superlight and machine washable, plus I can pack/fold it into the size of a small thermos. In the grand scheme of Goretex wear, I guess TNF is not going to be as well made as something like Nanamica jackets, as promoted by GW and other bloggers. However, I think it meets my needs, and am looking forward to trialling it as summer days become more rainy and wet. 

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I was going to ask you about this. How heavy/light is it? I like the look of it, what have you been wearing it with so far?

 

 

 

This one is extremely light - just the outer shell and the inner lining and nothing in between. I've been wearing it with a shirt or t-shirt and jeans or chinos although today I was wearing a thin v-neck jumper as well.

 

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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

 

Hi There Gerry

 

I must commend you on your TUMBLR site, you have taken some cracking pic's!  On the subject of photo's what compact camera's do you use? I'm in the market....  Looking at Canon G12, Fuji X100's etc.... My DSLR Nikon D7000, is great but often cumbersome to lug about...

 

Cheers

db

 

 

 

Thanks for the kind words. I'm really enjoying the photography side of things. The only camera I use these days is the Sony DSC-RX100 which is a superb compact camera and prior to that, a Canon Powershot S100 which is now my backup camera. I like the fact that I can stick either of these in my jacket pocket with no issue.

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Gerry, I have to say that once you posted that link, I was very tempted to order the olive M65 jacket.

It took so much self control - great price, good style and presumably solid construction given that they're affiliated with Ascot Chang. 

 

If you're looking for an original m65 (military grade) for winter, I found this site in my web travels: 

http://www.vintagetrends.com/military/thumbnails.asp?MC=Military+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets%2FCoats&ST=M%2D65

At about 120 a pop, seems like an affordable, usable option. They seem to carry jackets from Alpha Industries and other makers. Looking at their current website and customer feedback, current Alpha Industries jackets seem to suffer from poor construction (moved to China, and the zippers are crap apparently).

 

While debating the whole m65 affair with my inner voice since Christmas, I popped by North Face (TNF) today and unexpectedly picked up a "pro-shell" Goretex in bright green at ~50% off (Made in China however). Very very functional and will be using it for city commuting and for hikes, etc. Superlight and machine washable, plus I can pack/fold it into the size of a small thermos. In the grand scheme of Goretex wear, I guess TNF is not going to be as well made as something like Nanamica jackets, as promoted by GW and other bloggers. However, I think it meets my needs, and am looking forward to trialling it as summer days become more rainy and wet. 

 

 

Thanks for that link. Another friend sent me that link as well and it looks pretty promising so I will keep it in mind for a heavier weight M65.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

 

Thanks for the kind words. I'm really enjoying the photography side of things. The only camera I use these days is the Sony DSC-RX100 which is a superb compact camera and prior to that, a Canon Powershot S100 which is now my backup camera. I like the fact that I can stick either of these in my jacket pocket with no issue.

 

+1 RX100 = best compact on the market bar none. APS-C sensor in a compact body and ultra fast lens.. need we say more? Its pretty much as good as my nex7 but much smaller and without the hassle of swaping lens

 

Steve Huff gave it a glowing reco.

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Apropos - shall you take this or shall I?

 

Shoot, if you can help, I'd appreciate it. If Master Watchmaking are reputable, then I'd feel more comfortable knowing that. Google isn't showing reviews, so. 

 

I've tried on the Nomos in person before, and the Tangente fits wonderfully, and I can't find anything as nice for the same price. I know about Stowa Antea, but the Nomos is nicer. 

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Hope you fellas had a nice weekend. Had my dad's 60th sat night and spent Sunday bumming in the bush for some trout in the Brindabella's (only managed 1 rainbow).

Here's today's very sober monday fit.


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Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter Neckwear navy pin dot 7 fold
PS: Henry Carter irish linen
Shoes: Carmina
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M65. Columbus Circle, NYC. 1976.

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Garry, did you have to pick up the TCNY M-65 from their brick and mortar store? I'm about to email them and ask them if they ship international, or at all - but thought I'd try asking you first.

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

+1 RX100 = best compact on the market bar none. APS-C sensor in a compact body and ultra fast lens.. need we say more? Its pretty much as good as my nex7 but much smaller and without the hassle of swaping lens

 

Steve Huff gave it a glowing reco.

 

RX100 is now on the hitlist!

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Hope you fellas had a nice weekend. Had my dad's 60th sat night and spent Sunday bumming in the bush for some trout in the Brindabella's (only managed 1 rainbow).

Here's today's very sober monday fit.


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Suit: Herringbone Sydney
Shirt: Cottonwork
Tie: Henry Carter Neckwear navy pin dot 7 fold
PS: Henry Carter irish linen
Shoes: Carmina

 

Very crisp mate, great tie and as always excellent! Fishing wise l jagged a healthy Pearl Perch last week....

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Any recommendations for apartment hotels in Sydney CBD? Was looking at the Meriton World Tower.
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Garry, did you have to pick up the TCNY M-65 from their brick and mortar store? I'm about to email them and ask them if they ship international, or at all - but thought I'd try asking you first.

They do - if I recall correctly, postage was around AUD30 or so and I got it in less than a week.

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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

 

RX100 is now on the hitlist!

 

Yeah...Romp knows his stuff: the large - APS size sensor - is crucial for high quality and 'noise' reduction.  I have the most challenging issues with (semi macro) photography of highly polished cufflinks. Not easy!  (I have to use a light box with slr etc)  Many don't realise that a big mega pixel count on a fingernail size sensor becomes meaningless - as do the  v long to v short lens specs (ie extreme variable focal length)...with their attendant distortion and low light gathering. 

   

Now, this comment is really just an excuse to make an ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

My official AFFILIATE THREAD is up and running!  Some of you Aussies may have seen it. Click on the link below..and let me have your comments!  

I put up a general article - about cufflinks - which will help anyone considering buying cufflinks.

 

Cheers

Davo

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David, the link in your footer to your affiliate thread actually goes to your website.
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

I think someones mentioned the vintage watch shop in QVB. Nothing comes to mind but Fredmans over in the strand aracade. They dont carry any IWC, but mostly Rolex, Omega, Meistersinger, one or two audemars piguet and some breguet. All the rest are 'entry level'

As for Hacko, each to their own. I like and respect what he's done for the industry, but I feel sorry for anyone that has paid those prices. 'Vintage' or not...

Avoid Fredmans - I got a vintage Omega 1944 from the QVB folks (when they were in Imperial Arcade) and honestly had nothing but trouble for the AUD800 I paid (yes before I knew about SF etc!). Eventually I got that Indian guy in Manly Vale to fix it for a further AUD250.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Apropos - shall you take this or shall I?
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Master Watchmaking - cannot speak to their service with new watches, but was NOT happy with the way they handled the servicing of a vintage watch I sent to them in early-mid 2012. Overpolished a case and threw away a nearly impossible-to-get vintage signed crown despite specific instructions to not do so. Suspect they damaged the dial as well, but have no firm proof.

Watch was an Omega connie dog leg piepan too, so I was - to put it mildly - pretty fecking pissed.

Just remember if you are having something shipped in to add 12-15% for GST and brokerage fees.
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