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Tie clips - yes they can look overdone if you pair with pocket square, lapel flower, wrist bracelets, glasses/buttonhole cord thingy... and no socks. But they can be a stylish and practical accessory; handy in washrooms etc. or if you like san choy bow. I have a few in different widths I picked up around the traps. The guidelines for tie clips are pretty much the same as cufflinks IMO - keep it classic (i.e. no "fun" tie clips like ones with bottle tops on them etc.) Something like the tie clip equivalents to Dave Atkins' cufflinks (btw you out there Davo?)

Actually, if anyone is interested in a Spanish damascene tie clip I can send some pics of one I have. My only issue with it is the gold/black colour, as I personally prefer silver/steel, so I don't think I've ever actually worn it. Might be more to someone else's style.

PS who the hell charges $70 for a men's haircut?? Seriously, that is outrageous! You guys getting a weave put in or a full dye job and blow-dry? For $70 I'd definitely want a blow dry...
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Washrooms? I am in Australia aren't I?
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Washrooms? I am in Australia aren't I?
I don't know, are you?

Don't poke the bear mate...
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

also re haircuts - i pay $16 dollars now, i used to pay $78 dollars a year ago (@ detailformen). When i went for my first cut at the $16 place, i told my dad about it and he said "was the $78 hair cut 4.8 times better than the $16?" - that helped me make my mind up

I remember (sigh shuffling of bones down memory lane) when you could get a $5 hair cut at Gowings. Used to go once a month on a Friday arvo there were a couple of good German barbers there at the time who were very good, as long as you wanted a standard SBS or trim.

Currently paying $28 gone up $6 over five years.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I remember (sigh shuffling of bones down memory lane) when you could get a $5 hair cut at Gowings. Used to go once a month on a Friday arvo there were a couple of good German barbers there at the time who were very good, as long as you wanted a standard SBS or trim.

Currently paying $28 gone up $6 over five years.
I can only imagine it's the cost of rents (and possibly wages as well) that is driving up the prices. I wouldn't classify any of the barbers I've met as rootless capitalists looking to exploit the follically well endowed. I suppose they really have no choice but to pass their increased costs on to their customers.
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** ALERT ALERT **

 

Christian Kimber's webstore looks like its working - i just had an email. I really wanted the green loafer but sold out in my size:(

 

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I have this tendency to romanticise Gowings. I, too, used to avail myself of the famous $5 haircut.

If I am to be honest, you generally got what you paid for.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
PS who the hell charges $70 for a men's haircut?? Seriously, that is outrageous! You guys getting a weave put in or a full dye job and blow-dry? For $70 I'd definitely want a blow dry...

 

I was on the way to a barrister's chambers earlier today and saw the sign outside Franck Provost for men's haircut "from $59" - which, apparently, included "consultation, a stress-relieving head massage, shampoo wash, conditioning, and blow dry".

 

Just sounded like a [s]wanky way of meaning: the barber/stylist will ask you what kind of cut you want, wash your hair thoroughly, and dry it after.

 

I confess I pay $60 for a cut, but that's because I go to the barber right next to my office, and don't know where else to go. I'm all ears for any recommendations.

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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I have this tendency to romanticise Gowings. I, too, used to avail myself of the famous $5 haircut.

If I am to be honest, you generally got what you paid for.
Ha ha agreed. A relative used to get "mushroom dos" at Gowings for years.

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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Downer...

Also thanks Jason.

I'm sure I'll find something there. I dont do $70 hair cuts either...

You could try the Kingston Barber too. I've heard mixed things from others about him but he's always done a good job for me and all the cuts I've seen him do have been good. Though I might be a little biased as I live inner south and it's only a short walk for me to his shop.

Also if the barber in Fyshwick Jason is referring to is named Owen then I can highly recommend him as well.
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Re Gowings. The final straw for me was when the customer next to me was an old lady pensioner who had come in for a SB&S. SHe counted out the $5 in loose change. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

I have this tendency to romanticise Gowings. I, too, used to avail myself of the famous $5 haircut.

If I am to be honest, you generally got what you paid for.

As for Gowing yes I tend to romanticise it as well, but then Eric an elderly barber in Darlo only used to charge $12 from 81 to 85 and he did a top job.
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Originally Posted by Lowly Public Servant View Post

You could try the Kingston Barber too. I've heard mixed things from others about him but he's always done a good job for me and all the cuts I've seen him do have been good. Though I might be a little biased as I live inner south and it's only a short walk for me to his shop.

Also if the barber in Fyshwick Jason is referring to is named Owen then I can highly recommend him as well.
Nah different guy but I've been to Owen as well, he was good. Strangely, the only barber I've ever met that has alopecia.
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I saw that yesterday and groaned.

Yet another shallow article that is essentially an advertisement-cum-editorial for a travelling tailor, originally based in HK but now (apparently) based in London. The article - as usual - focusses mostly upon the "flashy" aspects such as the "world's most expensive suit" and outfitting the Sydney Roosters, rather than upon the actual quality of the garments.

Nonetheless, I suppose that it's better than quite a lot of the style/fashion reporting in Australia.
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