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post #26716 of 52586
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Sorry looking to try on here so I can get some pants which fit as well as possible then send to Luxire to get more made (ala Lachy?)
Why does fabric or "bang for buck" matter then if you're only looking for a template for luxire to copy off? Just get the best fitting pants you can (sorry but I don't think even Aussie members thread can guess what will fit you), and send 'em off and you'll be set... right?
post #26717 of 52586
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

For the married men here, how did you go about choosing an engagement ring?

 

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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Advice would be
2) dont buy anything online .. Stats are deceiving you need to see what you buy
 

 

I respectfully disagree with this. I bought the engagement ring online and couldn't be happier. I did a heap of research into reputable online jewellers and then took the plunge. I bought from a fantastic outfit based in Houston. I also picked up the ring in NYC to save on duty and GST. The diamond is absolutely stunning. I agree with Romp on the key attributes. Cut was the biggest one for me. I also didn't mind any inclusions that are invisible with the naked eye. The wife's one has an inclusion that you can see quite clearly with the scope/magnifying glass that came with the package but I've never been able to see it without magnification. In many ways it's comforting to have something that so easily identifies it as the one you purchased. On that note I was quite surprised when I had it valued here in Melbourne and the valuer showed me where the diamond's serial number was printed on it. 

 

With regards to syle of setting etc. I spent more than 95% on the diamond and bought a very basic but high quality tiffany style solitaire setting (They are about $500 from the online jeweller). My reasoning was that if she didn't like the setting we could simply have it reset in one of her choosing. Turns out she loves the style so it's all good.

 

I really trust the person I deal with at the online place and bought our wedding rings there as well as some other jewellery. Happy to put you in touch if you are interested in the online option. 

post #26718 of 52586
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Well fellas, early this morning we welcomed our beautiful little girl Edith Mary in to the world. She was 7lb 1oz abd 48cm. What a full on and amazing experience! Us blokes really have it esy.

For anyone that has an order in place, please bear with me for a couple of days but they should all be out by tues.

Congrats, Jase!

Welcome to parenthood.smile.gif
post #26719 of 52586
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Congrats, Jase!

Welcome to parenthood.smile.gif

+1! Congratulations on the new arrival and I hope that wife and baby are doing very well.

Get as much sleep as you can over the next couple of days as once they come home from hospital I suspect that you'll be sleep-deprived for quite some time!
post #26720 of 52586
Thanks again everyone.

Yeah JM I had a good night sleep last night and should tonight too. I get to stay at the hospital tomorrow night and then we are home Tuesday, so tonight may be the last night of good sleep! But with the business and work I'm used to not much these days, though I'm sure this will be a whole 'nother level. All good though and both the girls are great.

Cheers guys
Jason
post #26721 of 52586
Think I am going to place an order online with Howard Yount soon and wondered if anyone had any comments on their products, trousers specifically? From my research it seems they do not do 'vanity' sizing so I have compared the measurements to my P Johnson trousers. If memory serves tobiasj is a big fan and maybe others (have tried to use the search function but sometimes it is not really much use).

Also thinking of ordering something from Ovadia and Sons too.

Any feedback on either brand appreciated.

PS yes, thebrownman should have add about trying to get your head around the 4 C's.
post #26722 of 52586

Hi everyone,

 

I am new to these forums. Just wondering, for shoe care, can you purchase Saphir Renovateur in Australia? More specifically in Brisbane, or aussie/international any stores that post? I had a go looking online as well, but didn't have luck finding a place that posts the product here.

 

If not, any good alternatives that you may use that we can purchase locally? Thanks in advance!

post #26723 of 52586
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Why does fabric or "bang for buck" matter then if you're only looking for a template for luxire to copy off? Just get the best fitting pants you can (sorry but I don't think even Aussie members thread can guess what will fit you), and send 'em off and you'll be set... right?
Wanting a fabric that I will actually wear around the place though generally looking for some good places for pants besides the usual azzaro, Rl, Herringbone, Mjbale
post #26724 of 52586
I have a few HY trou and they are fantastic. I have the Italian cut and sized up and took the waist in as they are pretty slim. I've not tried it yet but I suspect I could wear my true size in the American cut. Be prepared to be patient as there seem to be some delays with shipping, he's like me with a day job in the way.
post #26725 of 52586
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Originally Posted by dg626 View Post

Hi everyone,

I am new to these forums. Just wondering, for shoe care, can you purchase Saphir Renovateur in Australia? More specifically in Brisbane, or aussie/international any stores that post? I had a go looking online as well, but didn't have luck finding a place that posts the product here.

If not, any good alternatives that you may use that we can purchase locally? Thanks in advance!

The cloakroom should, or at least be willing to order it in. Expensive tho. Online is cheaper but I forget where the best option is so I'll let someone else chime in.
post #26726 of 52586
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I have a few HY trou and they are fantastic. I have the Italian cut and sized up and took the waist in as they are pretty slim. I've not tried it yet but I suspect I could wear my true size in the American cut. Be prepared to be patient as there seem to be some delays with shipping, he's like me with a day job in the way.

Thanks Jason. Oh and by the way, your deliveries are always the fastest. But noted on the possible wait.

Need to build up my odd trousers collection so thinking one summer weight pair from HY and one winter weight from Ovadia and Sons. Both in shades of grey.
post #26727 of 52586
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Think I am going to place an order online with Howard Yount soon and wondered if anyone had any comments on their products, trousers specifically? From my research it seems they do not do 'vanity' sizing so I have compared the measurements to my P Johnson trousers. If memory serves tobiasj is a big fan and maybe others (have tried to use the search function but sometimes it is not really much use).

Also thinking of ordering something from Ovadia and Sons too.

Any feedback on either brand appreciated.

PS yes, thebrownman should have add about trying to get your head around the 4 C's.

 

I have a pair of HY grey flannel trousers and they are quite nice. Quality is excellent and the fit (Italian cut, not the American cut) is slim without being skinny. When I compare to my Epauet trousers they are pretty much on par. I did an experiment the other night and took photos comparing the two as I felt the Epaulet trousers fit better but the pictures told a different story with the HY trousers being much neater in the seat and upper leg. I have a light grey brushed twill pair on their way as we speak. 

 

I'm not sure the cut would flatter a more generous gentleman but that aside I don't really think you could go wrong. 

post #26728 of 52586
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

From what iv heard some married men probably need to do that as well : )
Brownman maybe watch Guy Ritchies Snatch for a diamond trafficking ideas "Stealing Stones and Breaking Bones"....

On a serious note, I must say there's an incredible bank on knowledge on this thread, looking forward to reading FXH's report on the ring buying game!

What I know (or care) about ring buying would fit inside a ring and written in Texta. I've never bought an an engagement ring. Never been engaged. I'm used to people discussing together if they want to live together or get married or whatever. I've never understood one person asking.

I've always considered the jewelry/watch industry and diamonds in particular to be a case study of marketing triumph over substance. But thats just me.

Anyway Carry on.....
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Tiffany & Co. is suing Costco Wholesale Corp. to stop the largest U.S. warehouse club chain from selling what it termed counterfeit diamond engagement rings bearing the luxury retailer's name. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-15/business/chi-tiffanys-sues-costco-over-engagement-rings-20130214_1_tiffany-shares-costco-shares-costco-wholesale-corp
post #26729 of 52586
A fine pair of shoes are good for Saphir. There was a French place too but the name escapes me. Also The Hanger Project. Think it depends on the size of your order where is cheapest. For me A fine pair of shoes worked out best.

Might be worth checking if people want to place a group order. And as an ongoing thing if anyone is ordering from a fine pair of shoes I would love a pair of FLAT waxed laces in brown and black (will pay of course).
Edited by Pink Socks - 2/17/13 at 4:15am
post #26730 of 52586
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

I'm not sure the cut would flatter a more generous gentleman but that aside I don't really think you could go wrong. 

I am a very generous gentleman. Or at least I try to be.

(I know what you meant and thanks for the review).
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