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post #30331 of 56061
I keep meaning to mention to the Melbourne crew. Are you aware that Beggarman Thief has an outlet shop in the South Melbourne Market, called The Canny Man? There's usually a range of Loake 1880 and Grenson shoes there for around $250-$300.
post #30332 of 56061
I would say that Rene's in the city and South Melb are pretty good, but I've only had trousers and a trench cleaned. Given how well they've done, I would be keen to have them clean my suit or odd jackets at the end of winter.
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Dub step.


Those are some nice Florsheims, PoP wink.gif

post #30334 of 56061
Nearly bought a Fuji x10 today: $500 with a decent looking case included. Has anyone used one of these? Looks like a good mix of features while still pretty compact. The XF1 looks like a much cheaper build, and the pleather is not too attractive; the x100 is too pricey and too large for my tastes. I know that there's an x20, but the changes seem to be irrelevant for a photographer of my (lack of) expertise...
post #30335 of 56061

Hey guys, keen to get your advice on collared shirts and shoes to buy in Sydney.

 

Background: I'm 6'6 and about 85kg, so I'm a pretty slim build but with fairly broad shoulders. I have a long torso so generally need quite long shirts in both the body and sleeves.

 

I'm a size 12 or 13 UK in Australian made shoes (Hush Puppies and Julius Marlow - not sure if the latter is from AU). A 14 or even 15 in some shoes. Wide feet.

 

Where do you guys buy your shirts and shoes from? I'm a full time student and part time worker so my price range is pretty low too.

 

I'm a newcomer too - so not sure how this all works. Haven't ever tried to translate how things fit and what I need in things onto a page before.

post #30336 of 56061

TM Lewin do ok shirts with extra long sleeves, which you presumably need?

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Originally Posted by Robert Meredith View Post

TM Lewin do ok shirts with extra long sleeves, which you presumably need?

+1

 

I used to order quite a few shirts from the UK TM Lewin before they forced you to use the Australian portal with its increased prices and lack of VAT removal. They represent a fairly good quality and now that they've got a store on King Street, you have the option of going there in person to try on the sizes. Other alternative I use is Charles Tyrwhitt, which has coupons and free shipping deals on quite regularly. 

post #30338 of 56061
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Originally Posted by Dawnnn View Post

any good shoes shop recommended in Sydeny
Herring Shoes on Internet Street.
post #30339 of 56061
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Nearly bought a Fuji x10 today: $500 with a decent looking case included. Has anyone used one of these? Looks like a good mix of features while still pretty compact. The XF1 looks like a much cheaper build, and the pleather is not too attractive; the x100 is too pricey and too large for my tastes. I know that there's an x20, but the changes seem to be irrelevant for a photographer of my (lack of) expertise...

I've got one, and I like it.

The X100 is a superior camera, but is actually less flexible as it has a fixed lens. The X10, whilst not technically as good, is smaller and has a zoom lens so is a more useable, day-to-day camera.

Anyway, I'm happy to talk about cameras at lunch or coffee next week, if you like.

Edited to add: Didn't realise that Fujifilm had released an X20 as a successor to the X10. Whilst the X10 already has fast start-up (faster than the X100, at least when I bought mine), Fujifilm claims that the X20 is faster, and that the viewfinder has been improved. They've also improved manual focus. The latter two things were my biggest criticism of the X10 as compared to the other Fujifilm cameras so if they've been improved, then the X20 sounds like it could well be a better option than the X10.

Of course, if you think that you'll use the autofocus all the time and that you'll use the back panel instead of the viewfinder, then don't worry about the above things and just get the X10 and save yourself some money!
post #30340 of 56061
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Really?! I just saw Joiji's post and l thought that represented a great deal. Was not aware of the inferior quality. 
Cheers Ari.
BTW You must be all geared for the new season of Entourage

Hey DB check this http://bartonperreira.com/m/show_eyewear.php?type=sun&sex=mens&season=fall08 the people behind it were designers with Oliver Peoples
post #30341 of 56061
Spotted on Tumblr courtesy of Guidos sister smile.gif

post #30342 of 56061

Heads up if anyone is looking at Mantorii for some MTO shoes, fucking forget those guys.

 

Sent me the wrong size shoes and now I have to pay to send them back for a remake, unfucking believable.

 

Avoid Mantorii at all costs.

post #30343 of 56061
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

I know this question isn't aimed at me, but I went the bespoke route with Shanghai Tianzi. At those low prices, why not? Provided my measurements and tracings of my feet.
Secure payment on the Aliexpress website, same as on most other online sites. No Paypal but they have secure credit card payments and a variety of other options, including bank transfers.
They'll make any shoe for you provided you show them exactly what you want. I don't think that's limited to their bespoke (or MTM) offerings.

What is quality like?
post #30344 of 56061
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I've got one, and I like it.

The X100 is a superior camera, but is actually less flexible as it has a fixed lens. The X10, whilst not technically as good, is smaller and has a zoom lens so is a more useable, day-to-day camera.

Anyway, I'm happy to talk about cameras at lunch or coffee next week, if you like.

Edited to add: Didn't realise that Fujifilm had released an X20 as a successor to the X10. Whilst the X10 already has fast start-up (faster than the X100, at least when I bought mine), Fujifilm claims that the X20 is faster, and that the viewfinder has been improved. They've also improved manual focus. The latter two things were my biggest criticism of the X10 as compared to the other Fujifilm cameras so if they've been improved, then the X20 sounds like it could well be a better option than the X10.

Of course, if you think that you'll use the autofocus all the time and that you'll use the back panel instead of the viewfinder, then don't worry about the above things and just get the X10 and save yourself some money!

Thanks JM. I actually really like optical viewfinders so that could be a factor. Apparently while they have the same sensor size, tech in the x20 makes it effectively bigger, which could be a consideration.

As I've been using my iPhone for pics, anything will be an improvement!
post #30345 of 56061
^^ it's my understanding that most cameras short of a DSLR will have an electronic, rather than an optical viewfinder. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, I think the camera on the iPhone (4S and 5) is brilliant for what it is and eclipses many P&S cameras.
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