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OK, which one of you bastards bought all 4 of the XL Green Polos from MJ Bale?

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OK, which one of you bastards bought all 4 of the XL Green Polos from MJ Bale?
That was me. I'll sell them to you for $220 each.
post #26178 of 51860
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


That was me. I'll sell them to you for $220 each.

couldn't leave one for the common man?

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+100

 

ive been in there a couple times - first time they treated this guy really badly so then he felt uncomfy and walked out.. and then one sales person said to the other.. see told you that person was just a time waster!

 

but theyve done this to me too - ive been in and completely ignored. Couldnt get service if i wanted it - they probably thought i wasnt a potential customer (well I wasnt by the time I helped myself to a church chukka marked at $669 - online it was about $300!)

 

now when i walk past the guy just stands there looking incredibly bored with zero customers going in. Cant last forever...

 

I've been in there (and their other shop) several times over the years, and yes they can be very rude.  My father has bought one or two things from them.  When a man with an English accent in shorts and sneakers came in and asked why the price for Loakes was so much higher than in England, a middle aged salesman said that if you want them from England you have to buy a plain ticket, and when he left the staff back chatted about him not being the type to wear such shoes.  Ridiculously unaware of modern competition.  When my father complained that he thought the fit of Sioux shoes (I know, but he won't wear anything else) wasn't consistent across the various countries of manufacture, the salesman says "Sorry, can't help your sir" in a loud voice.
 
On the contrary, one of the younger and middle aged women working there are usually helpful, and reasonably knowledgeable.  The middle aged woman offered me and another couple champagne because she couldn't open it - I politely declined.  But when you charge $950 for Church's, $350 for Lloyds and $150 for shoe trees, forget it. 
 
Mind you, I think that DJs charging $800 for Zegna/Bally shoes is equally ridiculous.  Even worse is Ferragamo who charge $1100 for corrected grain Tramezzas.  
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Very little comments on fragrances in the Aussie Thread.  I know we are all naturally lovely smelling creatures in our lovely sunny part of the world.

 

Nevertheless, I tried out the Creed scents in DJ today.  Bois du Portugal is nice, but I think that style has been done to death over and over. Tabarome is quite interesting. But Vetiver really smells like laundry detergent.

 

As a testament to DJs customer service, I was not approached by any SAs at all during my entire time at the counter.

 

A list of memorable scents to me:

 

Drakkar Noir (memories of 80s- shoulder pads, skinny ties, pink shirts)

Tuscany 

Acqua di Gio Homme (I finished two big bottles of this.  I have never finished any others.)

Orange Sanguine

Trefle Pur

 

I have heard the Endymion by Penhaligon's is sensational.  When I pass HB Sydney one day, I will sniff that out.

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That is shocking, and shouldn't be done. The same goes for people that dress for 2 climates at the same time. 4 layers on top, 1 on the bottom and thongs.

 

I would politely ask, "what gave you the idea of combining your pub shirt with your formal wear"? They'll be able to put two and two together.

 

A large Islander woman stopped me in the street recently, and said, "Only losers still wear Onitsuka Tigers. This isn't 2008". That was a difficult situation for me to handle.

 

When a friend posted on Facebook about good contemporary suits, I suggested looking at Zegna on sale.  A girl replied "Who would want to wear last season's Zegna suit?".

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You could always check out some half price Gran Sasso at Vince Maloney as consolation.  Their un-advertised sale is on at the moment, before their advertised sale next week.

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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

A list of memorable scents to me:

Drakkar Noir (memories of 80s- shoulder pads, skinny ties, pink shirts)
Tuscany 
Acqua di Gio Homme (I finished two big bottles of this.  I have never finished any others.)
Orange Sanguine
Trefle Pur

I know that Acqua di Gio comes in for some criticism on SF and other places, but it seems (to me, at least) that a fair amount of the criticism is snobbery, because AdG is popular and very well-known.

I haven't worn AdG for about twelve years, but I remember liking it a lot - it had a nice scent and I've got to say that women really liked it and, after all, isn't that one of the main reasons that we wear cologne?!
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I recently bought a 300 ml bottle of Tabac Original EDC on Ebay for $35.  Smell is fresh, spicy and masculine but unobtrusive, lasts quite a while too.  IMHO, some of the aforementioned expensive men's Cologne's are far too strong and 'loud'.  I think it's worth trying out some of the classic drug store or tobacconist colognes, they are probably old fashioned enough that people won't recognise them as common.  

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I know that Acqua di Gio comes in for some criticism on SF and other places, but it seems (to me, at least) that a fair amount of the criticism is snobbery, because AdG is popular and very well-known.

I haven't worn AdG for about twelve years, but I remember liking it a lot - it had a nice scent and I've got to say that women really liked it and, after all, isn't that one of the main reasons that we wear cologne?!
You are right. AdG is too popular. I like the smell. I have used this exclusively for over 10 years. I have few other in my rotation now. Only thing I don’t like about this is it can get quite acidic.
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

 

 

I have heard the Endymion by Penhaligon's is sensational.  When I pass HB Sydney one day, I will sniff that out.

 

THIS.

 

I'm deciding between Sartoria and Endymion. I can't find a tie-breaker to tear the 2 apart.

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Originally Posted by bjd85 View Post

So I just need a sanity check here. I ordered a couple of V-necks from Lands' End which arrived today... one merino V-neck in fir heather, and one cashmere in dark mahogany heather. I ordered both in what's listed on the site as "S (34-36)".

 

Anyway, they arrived today and this is what they look like...

 

Too bad...Do you have any comments on Lands End's cashmere quality? Looking to grab the velvet plum; just never tried there cashmere before.

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I know that Acqua di Gio comes in for some criticism on SF and other places, but it seems (to me, at least) that a fair amount of the criticism is snobbery, because AdG is popular and very well-known.

I haven't worn AdG for about twelve years, but I remember liking it a lot - it had a nice scent and I've got to say that women really liked it and, after all, isn't that one of the main reasons that we wear cologne?!

 

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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post


You are right. AdG is too popular. I like the smell. I have used this exclusively for over 10 years. I have few other in my rotation now. Only thing I don’t like about this is it can get quite acidic.

 

Yes, I remember at one stage smelling AdG everywhere.  I think that was when I decided not to buy my third bottle!!  I am not sure of the meaning of acidic, but I did notice that there were some variations, between different occasions, to the fragrance's character after a few hours. It could mellow out smoothly and elegantly, but sometimes it would just be verging on something-not-quite-right.   

 

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

THIS.

 

I'm deciding between Sartoria and Endymion. I can't find a tie-breaker to tear the 2 apart.

Mate, buy both!!  Once you decided which one you like better, give me the other one. lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Very little comments on fragrances in the Aussie Thread.  I know we are all naturally lovely smelling creatures in our lovely sunny part of the world.

Nevertheless, I tried out the Creed scents in DJ today.  Bois du Portugal is nice, but I think that style has been done to death over and over. Tabarome is quite interesting. But Vetiver really smells like laundry detergent.

As a testament to DJs customer service, I was not approached by any SAs at all during my entire time at the counter.

A list of memorable scents to me:

Drakkar Noir (memories of 80s- shoulder pads, skinny ties, pink shirts)
Tuscany 
Acqua di Gio Homme (I finished two big bottles of this.  I have never finished any others.)
Orange Sanguine
Trefle Pur

I have heard the Endymion by Penhaligon's is sensational.  When I pass HB Sydney one day, I will sniff that out.

Petepan

I do recommend the Opus 1870 very impressive tired it at HB the other day and it motivated me to get some samples from Menbiz, ordered them yesterday arrived today before 8am, wearing the BB its a very elegant scent. Not sure if its me, learning towards buying Opus 1870 if I can buy it at a reasonable price. Menbiz $169 same as HB for 100ml have looked at getting it direct from UK but they want 60 quid shipping, forget that.

They also sent a strip with Endymion (sealed in plastic) and to be honest not impressed there is something in the background that bring back bad memories of the middle 90's and working with waiters who would douse themselves in that whole Eternity, Issey Miyake, Tommy Hilfiger sameness colonge. (shudder)

A staple for me over the years has been Eauu Sauvage I did wear Tuscany for a few years and Grey Flannel (sigh memories of drop dead gorgeous Greek Egyptian girlfriend)

Do you happen to know where could one try Creed Irish Tweed in Sydney?
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Do you happen to know where could one try Creed Irish Tweed in Sydney?

Harrolds in Melbourne has it and I am pretty sure they have a Sydney branch which probably has it too. Penhaligons BB is my signature scent, I love it, bring back great memories, smell great, lasts on my skin and my wife loves it (most importantly).
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