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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Sure do.. worn them for 2 years on medium rotation but blew the crotch out, need to send them down to right hand distribution for repair

Mikhail Zenon should be able to help you out in Sydney
post #28352 of 58033
Cheers TBM, will google

Regarding Elephant denim - 19oz is way too heavy for Aus climate

My next project - http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=92&products_id=987&zenid=c91b6c2d4fedc25012f9b5006dcf3330
post #28353 of 58033
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Cheers TBM, will google

Regarding Elephant denim - 19oz is way too heavy for Aus climate

My next project - http://www.selfedge.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=92&products_id=987&zenid=c91b6c2d4fedc25012f9b5006dcf3330

nice - i like the curved pockets on the ass

post #28354 of 58033
Just an FYI on Mikhail Zennon, I got quoted $80 for the following:

Repair of a small crotch blow out and reinforcing the tearing areas around the crotch
Chain stitch hemming

AND you have to pay for postage to get them there and back. Seriously expensive, regardless of 'craftsmanship'.

I ended up dropping my jeans off at UpThereStore instead, and they did it all for free cause they were doing trials of the service at the time plus it took them over the quoted two weeks.
post #28355 of 58033
High Prices in Australia. Paying through the Nose Compared to UK
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March 19, 2013 Kate Hagan

Cocaine is a ''luxury'' product in Australia, with users paying as much as four times for the drug as those in Britain, a global drug survey finds.

The survey, conducted in Australia this year in partnership with Fairfax Media, found that about 20 per cent of the 6600 Australian respondents had used cocaine in the past year, and 45 per cent had taken it in their lifetime.

The respondents were mostly from Sydney and Melbourne, and more than half had tertiary qualifications. About 65 per cent earned above-average incomes, with a quarter earning more than $100,000 a year.

Cocaine was the most popular choice for those trying a drug for the first time, and users paid about $300 a gram.

Survey founder and psychiatrist Adam Winstock said that was four times the price paid in Britain, where cocaine was typically $75 a gram. As a result, Australian users took a smaller amount of cocaine per session than their British peers.

Half of Australian cocaine users were offered ''luxury cocaine'', for between $400 and $450 a gram, with the promise it was of better quality. Almost all of those who tried it agreed.

Those surveyed ranked cocaine as offering the poorest value for money of all commonly used drugs. They scored it 2.5 out of 10 on a scale in which zero represented very poor value and 10 was excellent. This was similar to cocaine's ranking in Britain, Dr Winstock said.

''The consistent thing between the UK and Australia is both rated coke as being the worst value for money drug … and yet the difference in price is four-fold.

''It's a luxury item here [Australia]. People who've got lots of money use coke and if you're on benefits and doing crime you do crystal [methamphetamine].''

Asked about the negative consequences of their drug taking, respondents ranked cocaine second after tobacco for causing them ''money worries or problems''. They ranked cocaine second after ecstasy for making them feel happy and confident, and increasing pleasure from social interactions.

Federal government statistics show that cocaine use has been increasing since 2004 and the drug is most popular among educated, high-earning city dwellers.

Consumption has risen most sharply among young women in their 20s, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 2010 drug survey shows.

Professor Shane Darke, of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, said cocaine was a highly dangerous drug that damaged heart muscles and clogged arteries.

There was a risk of fatal heart problems, even for first-time users, he said, and the damage increased every time people used the drug.

''It has persistent and cumulative effects and if you think that you're protected because you're not injecting it and just snorting it on weekends, that's fantasy,'' he said.

Nine per cent of cocaine users in the survey said they would like to use the drug less, and 2 per cent said they would like help to cut down or stop taking it.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/national/payin … z2NwuA5ceB
post #28356 of 58033
Noir denim is the house brand of Up There Store in Melb. They have some interesting non-raw options:

http://www.uptherestore.com/blog/noir/2011/10/noir-collection02-summer-jean

I kinda want this one:

http://www.uptherestore.com/product/jean001-stonewashed

I am no denim aficionado, but these guys seem to know their stuff and so I imagine the quality and detailing are pretty good.

*edit not sure if I am just kidding myself, though, and may as well get an $80 pair of Levi 501s!

http://levi.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pLEVI1-2202483t330x400.jpg
Edited by lachyzee - 3/18/13 at 8:23pm
post #28357 of 58033
A question: I'm currently advising a mate on a wedding rig. He is getting a grey suit, I think mid-grey but could be light grey. That being the case, would the standard grey/silver/black&white tie and white pocket square advice apply? Seems like the effect might be a bit monochrome with a white shirt, especially if the tie is not too far off the suit in colour...

Thoughts?
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im considering giving Japan Blues "tapered" fit a go on Jay's advice. anyone have experience with Japan Blue jeans?

post #28360 of 58033
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

A question: I'm currently advising a mate on a wedding rig. He is getting a grey suit, I think mid-grey but could be light grey. That being the case, would the standard grey/silver/black&white tie and white pocket square advice apply? Seems like the effect might be a bit monochrome with a white shirt, especially if the tie is not too far off the suit in colour...

Thoughts?

It really depends on just how classic and restrained he wants to look.

I think that the mid-grey suit, white shirt, B&W mini-houndstooth check or B&W mini-tattersall check tie and white linen pocket square look great, but I suppose that one could also substitute a really pale blue shirt for the white shirt to add a touch of colour.
post #28361 of 58033
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

It really depends on just how classic and restrained he wants to look.

I think that the mid-grey suit, white shirt, B&W mini-houndstooth check or B&W mini-tattersall check tie and white linen pocket square look great, but I suppose that one could also substitute a really pale blue shirt for the white shirt to add a touch of colour.

That's a good suggestion. I feel like the outfit needs a touch of blue. What about in the tie? The navy Kent Wang shepherd's check tie might do it. I'm tempted to suggest a navy tie with a satin finish, but that is perhaps too dark/bold (it''ll be a daytime affair).

http://www.kentwang.com/ties/shepherds-check-navy.html
post #28362 of 58033
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


It really depends on just how classic and restrained he wants to look.

I think that the mid-grey suit, white shirt, B&W mini-houndstooth check or B&W mini-tattersall check tie and white linen pocket square look great, but I suppose that one could also substitute a really pale blue shirt for the white shirt to add a touch of colour.

also depends if he is the groom or an attendee?

 

i generally prefer a navy/white houndstooth if he is restrained.

post #28363 of 58033
Thanks for the leather jacket tips guys. I'll retire to consider. TBM your jacket would potentially have interested me since a bit tight on you may well fit me decently, but since it's Black Label and seeing its original price I think it will be (a lot) out of my league!
post #28364 of 58033
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Thanks for the leather jacket tips guys. I'll retire to consider. TBM your jacket would potentially have interested me since a bit tight on you may well fit me decently, but since it's Black Label and seeing its original price I think it will be (a lot) out of my league!

I could be wrong, but I think that it's a regular Polo RL leather jacket in an A-2 style.

From memory, they retailed for about $1200 but BNIB ones can often be found on eBay for $600 or less. RRL also has a similar A-2 homage, but they cost quite a bit more.
post #28365 of 58033
lachyzee. I feel your pain re jeans.

I was looking for a new pair of "good" jeans a year or so back. I've got two pair of "good" jeans that I've had for ages - very happy with the fit but they were getting a bit non fresh bright blue looking. I don't mean just faded to white/pale blue. Anyway I tried on jeans everywhere - hardly any fit at all - and the prices were just silly - nothing less than $200. The whole denim /APC etc thingo about stretching and shrinking and not washing was too arcane to understand and much of it had no logic either. Shrink/expand/don't wash/ vanity or simple bizarre sizing, low slung below waist. I don't want ballet tights, or baggy jeans with a big bum, or harem pants or dad's jeans ... etc etc. Just want a pair of jeans, on or at the hip not below. Nice dark blue, not too stiff, narrow /slim but not tight. No pockets sitting just behind my knees. I don't want "interesting" feathers" or creases radiating from my crotch.

Strangely the best pair I tried on were RM Williams, slim leg, narrow bum, sit at hips. Funnily they were designated "boot cut" but I couldn't see any flaring and I even measured them in the shop and whilst the counter bloke was a bit bemused he agreed they didn't flare at all from knee or below. And they had a nice double stitch of coloured (yellow or red?) down OUTSIDE seam. However they were one size down from what I need and I didn't want to order in an odd size just then. And they were around $150 anyway iirc. So I left it and haven't worn jeans now for 18 months outside the house.

I have plenty of pairs of "old" jeans for scruffing around in garden etc and my "good " jeans aren't all that bad compared to most around..

I'm thinking of getting Wrangler 936 Slim Fit from Shepler - at least they are the right price ~$30 aud and they also have white ones.

I haven't missed wearing jeans too much. But they are handy for mooching around at weekends, visiting friends, helping out etc loading car - it doesn't matter if they get dirty. The big attraction for me with jeans is the way you can throw them in the wash each week and the look better every time and come up fresh and blue. They don't look too dressed up. I'd never wear jeans with a real sportcoat and tie or dress shirt or shoes.
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