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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Concur with 1) and Mr Nice Guy can you shout me this time regarding 2).

Seriously, thanks for the compliment TBM.

Very happy with my Kimber boots - a great local choice.

In terms of colour, my first pair of chukka boots were brown suede and they go well with many outfits, so if you are looking for something versatile get those.

Aside from Kimber, C&J have 3 nice models (which I have discussed in detail before), Carmina have a lovely style and others here have Loake and Herring ones that look great.

The bottom line is a chukka boot is a very useful shoe and worth getting. Who knows, maybe you too could look as good as Gerry and me (that first part is the real challenge, I am sure you outdress me already Oli, esp with your large collection of Henry Carter ties).

 

 

lets not forget Alden .. my fave in terms of appearance and quality.

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PSA Herringbone have 20% off sale and full priced stock from Wed to Sat this week. Excludes C&J shoes...
post #28788 of 54733
Just had a fateful catch up with Gerry Nelson. He looks so fly today.
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That made no sense ... Bumped into Gerry by complete chance a little earlier today in Henry Bucks ... He looked really good. Some man for one man.
post #28790 of 54733
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Meermin do a good Chukka for cheap. Only about $220 delivered, you can't beat that.

 

Mother of God.

 

Might grab a cheeky pair.

 

I like the Kimber ones, but the colours aren't basic enough for me (although the grey is tempting).

post #28791 of 54733
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Both your cheques are in the mail as well - you people are bankrupting me!

 

Shoes are legal tender in these parts.

post #28792 of 54733
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

Shoes are legal tender in these parts.

I only take payment in Lindricks.

post #28793 of 54733
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Concur with 1) and Mr Nice Guy can you shout me this time regarding 2).

Seriously, thanks for the compliment TBM.

Very happy with my Kimber boots - a great local choice.

In terms of colour, my first pair of chukka boots were brown suede and they go well with many outfits, so if you are looking for something versatile get those.

Aside from Kimber, C&J have 3 nice models (which I have discussed in detail before), Carmina have a lovely style and others here have Loake and Herring ones that look great.

The bottom line is a chukka boot is a very useful shoe and worth getting. Who knows, maybe you too could look as good as Gerry and me (that first part is the real challenge, I am sure you outdress me already Oli, esp with your large collection of Henry Carter ties).

 

 

lets not forget Alden .. my fave in terms of appearance and quality.

 

I can't say I share your thoughts on Alden's finishing in comparison to someone like Carmina, but the quality of materials is lovely. Suede is incredibly plush and soft.

 

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Meermin do a good Chukka for cheap. Only about $220 delivered, you can't beat that.

 

Mother of God.

 

Might grab a cheeky pair.

 

I like the Kimber ones, but the colours aren't basic enough for me (although the grey is tempting).

 

 

If you're a 10.5UK I've got a pair of snuff suede Meermin's for sale over in the B&S.

post #28794 of 54733
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

 

I can't say I share your thoughts on Alden's finishing in comparison to someone like Carmina, but the quality of materials is lovely. Suede is incredibly plush and soft.

 

 

 

If you're a 10.5UK I've got a pair of snuff suede Meermin's for sale over in the B&S.


I'm a 10.5-11 US....

 

Not sure how that lines up with Meerkats.

post #28795 of 54733
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Originally Posted by tesuquegolfer View Post

G'day blokes, my son (a 2 time cancer survivor) was recently granted his wish from the make-a-wish foundation to travel to the land down under. My 20 year old daughter, my 18 year old son, my wife, and I are very excited to be traveling to Australia sometime in July or August. We are to list things we would like to do and someone from the Australia chapter will try and put together an itinerary. We will be staying as many as 9 nights. I figured we would use one day to adjust to the time change and jet lag. My kids are moderately active and I know a surf lesson, snorkeling at the GB reef

 

If you are planning on checking out the Great Barrier Reef, I highly recommend you do this from Cairns. The reef can be accessed from other places in QLD such as Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, etc. However, having previously lived in North Queensland (and in a rival city: Townsville), I feel Cairns offers the best value as you not only can you can visit the reef, but you can also check out the Daintree Rainforest, Atherton/Tabllands. It's quite amazing as you have the reef on one side, and a beautiful rainforest on other. You can take a scenic train up through rainforest up to a small town called Kuranda, and then come back to Cairns via Cable Cars, or vice versa (this is a day trip). In the cable cars, there are stations which you can stop at on the way, and at these places you can learn about forest, walk around and check out scenry and wildlife. Makes for a great day out!

 

Other things do include visiting Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park if you are interested in learning about the Australian Indigenous Culture. One of the cool things is learning how to throw a boomerang. You can tour rain forest in army ducks, hot air balloon rides, visit Port Douglas, etc.

 

One last thing, Cairns does have an international and domestic airport; going back to Sydney will be no problem.  If you only have one day to spend in North QLD, in my opinion, it doesn't matter too much as to whether you go to Townsville or Cairns. Snorkelling can be arranged, if not you can take a tour on a glass bottom boat or semi-sumbarine (this is a lot better!)

 

http://www.cairns.com.au/images/uploadedfiles/editorial/pictures/2010/01/02/train.gif (Train)

https://plus.google.com/+SkyrailRainforestCableway/photos?hl=en (Sky Rail, I don't think the pictures do it justice).

 

If you want more info, feel free to PM. I live in Brisbane (QLD) now, which is in South Queensland, and can offer advice if you are planning to visit this region as well. 

post #28796 of 54733

Any recommendations from the Melbourne/Victorian boys for a quality tailor for jeans and suit pants without breaking the budget? East/south-east suburbs if possible.

 

Would like jeans slimmed calf down and hemmed and suit pants slimmed throughout the leg.

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

First hand watch with a respectable in house movement at the $7-8,000 price point in a classic (i.e. not crazy trendy) size?

Easy - Zenith or JLC.

The Zenith El Primero range is pretty broad and I'm sure you'll find something up your alley - my pick is the 38mm El Primero with the tricolour dials. Another nice Zenith is the Captain Elite. You could easily pick up a JLC Reverso at that price too - either the base GT models or the TTR 1931, which is swish
When negotiating a price - be firm but polite. Avoid using the word 'discount', especially in boutiques (as opposed to ADs). Use euphemisms like "price consideration", e.g. "Is this price open to consideration?". Smile a lot while negotiating a price. Eye contact too. Don't look stressed. You want them to know that you are serious about purchasing the watch, yet also not a pushover re: pricing.

On another note, thanks for the advice offered here apropos. I ended up purchasing myself a Zenith Captain Chrono watch in stainless with a silver face and gold hands. And I'm mighty impressed with it - it's a beautiful watch offering wonderful symmetry (when compared with the Captain Windsor series of watches).

I'm not a fan of the JLC reverso series I saw, so that made the decision somewhat simpler, although there was an IWC Da Vinci perpetual calendar from about 1990 on offer at a second hand dealer in Lt Collins St which tickled my fancy for a small while thinking about the intricacies of the movement, but the styiling was dated enough to rule it out of contention.
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Greetings. Blossoms are out.
A highlight for Melbournites. Got PASMO train card at airport from machine with no language skills and it was easier then getting a MYKI. To add insult to injury I can use the Pasmo in stores and machines to buy stuff. Highlight. Buying a HOT can of coffee from a street machine in cold weather with PASMO card.
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Just had a tremor ....no wifi connection

Earthquake Information (Earthquake Information)
Issued at 20:57 JST 26 Mar 2013
Occurred at (JST) Latitude
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20:55 JST 26 Mar 2013 35.9N 141.0E 10 km 4.6 Ibaraki-ken Oki


This earthquake poses no tsunami risk.
post #28800 of 54733
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


Concur with 1) and Mr Nice Guy can you shout me this time regarding 2).

Seriously, thanks for the compliment TBM.

Very happy with my Kimber boots - a great local choice.

In terms of colour, my first pair of chukka boots were brown suede and they go well with many outfits, so if you are looking for something versatile get those.

Aside from Kimber, C&J have 3 nice models (which I have discussed in detail before), Carmina have a lovely style and others here have Loake and Herring ones that look great.

The bottom line is a chukka boot is a very useful shoe and worth getting. Who knows, maybe you too could look as good as Gerry and me (that first part is the real challenge, I am sure you outdress me already Oli, esp with your large collection of Henry Carter ties).

 

Haha cheers, I am getting a few!

 

Looking to sell my RMs and developing a more british shoe wardrobe, then I can take you lot on :)

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