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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Mate, buy both!!  Once you decided which one you like better, give me the other one. lol8%5B1%5D.gif

 

Ha! Even if I buy both, I will keep both. I'm sure (or at least, hoping), that I'm not the only one that has one for the day, one for the night (with a shower in between).

 

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


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)

 

 

Opus 1870 and BB are very nice, too - just not for me. Scents are unquestioningly personal and extremely subjective, best way to find out is to try it on for yourself!

 

Geoffrey, the plastic sealed strip might have had something to do with how the scent smelled. The chap at Penhaligon's in Singapore told me that a good way to test scents is to put them at night, fresh out of the shower, right before you sleep. Apparently, a good way to get a sense (scents) of the top note (right before you sleep) and a good gauge of the base note when you wake up in the morning (after your body heat interacts with the scent).

 

Strawberrynet has them for  $118, and free shipping: http://au.strawberrynet.com/mens-fragrances/penhaligon-s/

post #26192 of 54840
Jason, while I'm a 3.5 " to 9cm kind of guy (knits excluded), I'd pre order an mto if I was in the market for ties.

On bananas vs drakes// PJ, the latter two have slightly better colour pallets. Id wear neither tho.
post #26193 of 54840
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


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?

I am browsing Mensbiz, and I cannot figure out how to order samples. 

 

I know exactly what you mean by the Eternity, IM, TH sameness.  I can also easily envisage Eau Sauvage as a staple.  

 

DJ's Sydney has the whole range of Creed.  Irish Tweed is available online DJ, so I am pretty sure it is in the shop.

post #26194 of 54840
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Mate, buy both!!  Once you decided which one you like better, give me the other one. lol8%5B1%5D.gif

Or we could organise a Penhaligon's split...
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I bought some Tommy Hilfiger recently. Shit lasts 20 seconds and smells like crap. I think I should ask Vinnies to sell it along side my Tarocash trousers.

 

To other news, I drove out to Parramatta last night. It is like a different city out there. It is bum bag central! Bum bags for your arm, bum bags around your back, bum bags around your thigh. Sheesk!

post #26196 of 54840
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

DJ's Sydney has the whole range of Creed.  Irish Tweed is available online DJ, so I am pretty sure it is in the shop.

Is the Creed boutique in Double Bay still operating?

BTW, buying Creed in Australia is horrendously expensive. By all means sample here, but you'd be crazy not to buy online.
post #26197 of 54840
I kind of admire Joe Bananas. I don't like his clothes and the prices are crazy, but he has been in that location (and it can't be cheap), since 1986. He must be doing something right in the eyes of some people.

What is amazing is that his style has not changed one bit in all that time - and it is not a "classic" style. Who else can claim that?

...and walking past his shop is like a little nostaliga trip back to the days of Stuart Membery, Marcs, Follow Me Me Gentlemen.
post #26198 of 54840
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

I am browsing Mensbiz, and I cannot figure out how to order samples. 

try this http://www.mensbiz.com.au/catalogsearch/advanced/result/?name=vial
post #26199 of 54840
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I kind of admire Joe Bananas. I don't like his clothes and the prices are crazy, but he has been in that location (and it can't be cheap), since 1986. He must be doing something right in the eyes of some people.
What is amazing is that his style has not changed one bit in all that time - and it is not a "classic" style. Who else can claim that?
...and walking past his shop is like a little nostaliga trip back to the days of Stuart Membery, Marcs, Follow Me Me Gentlemen.

Its important to remember that us men who populate clothing forums, and especially the "classical tailoring" side are a small minority. (All minorities are smaller than majorities but some are...) - anyway. We're a bit like Linux Open source advocates........ in a Windows/ Apple world. Or like insisting browser conform to ISO HTML rather than the other way around...We know, in some deep purist scientific objective way we're right but all the workstations and servers that we use around us are ....

Theres an important niche for the joe bananas of this world. Men who wear what their women want - fun!!!! clothes, blokes who want a statement jacket , or shirt or the Billy Connolly's of the world who want stage clothes. I

Its not my taste and I do think it is dressing like a part boy part teenager not a man but sometimes, just sometimes, it can actually be fun.

I had a quick squiz at his website - the shirts whilst fitting terribly aren't all that bad for fun shirts. And if theres anywhere to have "fun" its shirts - not socks, ties or jackets or trousers in my blinkered view.

Theres a market for people who judge clothes by their price as well. Far better in many many circles to pay $3,000 for a shitty fitting garish "daring" jacket than pay $90 for a second hand well fitting, Brooks Bros, swelled edges, Ivy jacket. Sad but then people buy BOSE speakers for home too.

I'm not sure I have a point to make......

Chinese New Year tomorrow night...... yummm - Vinyl Fair at Spiegeltent tomorrow morning......
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


try this http://www.mensbiz.com.au/catalogsearch/advanced/result/?name=vial

Thanks GF. I am on the edge of a slippery slope, dwelving into perfumes.  Leading me into all sorts of trouble with names like Kurkdjian, Parfumerie Generale, L'Artisan Parfumier, Caron, Histoires de Parfums etc.  I reckon there is a PhD thesis in this. 

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What are the colours on the Kimber boots:

- Blue

- Red

- Green

- Light tan

- ?????

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Grey^

Guys I'm stuck for winter casual wear; as I don't really have any shirts for winter casual besides my year round wear. I'm thinking of picking up a chambray shirt (a few?) in maybe a white or any form of blue (pale to navy); who would you reccomend?

 

I'm thinking of biting the bullet and paying for this: BRxSC (bit steep I know T_T) and also trying to get one made in a white/grey chambray by Luxire (anyone know what the buttons used on most work shirts are made of? e.g. the BRxSC).

 

Also will get one more shirt for winter casual (have none so splurging) thinking flannel; what other materials would you reccomend.

 

Thanks in advance :)

post #26203 of 54840
Any fight fans here?
Singwancha V Fletcher was a lesson in control, pumped for the next 3
post #26204 of 54840
I'm a lover not a fighter.
post #26205 of 54840
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Thanks GF. I am on the edge of a slippery slope, dwelving into perfumes.  Leading me into all sorts of trouble with names like Kurkdjian, Parfumerie Generale, L'Artisan Parfumier, Caron, Histoires de Parfums etc.  I reckon there is a PhD thesis in this. 

I feel your pain. I'm also getting into trouble with Tauer, Lutens, Montale, Etat Libre d'Orange, MDCI, Killian etc.

All I can suggest is you avoid the scent/fragrance of the day thread at all costs.
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