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post #31156 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I always thought UP was a sock puppet. I think fxh is behind him just quietly.

I would credit fxh with more wit...
post #31157 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I always thought UP was a sock puppet. I think fxh is behind him just quietly.

No fxh is much meaner, just more subtle.

Forget The Tie Bar, forget MJ Bale, check out Henry Carter for your tie needs. If they are not met there try Vanda. If neither of these meet your needs branch out to Drakes (if you can afford it). If not of these meet your needs, esp. when starting out, perhaps reconsider your needs. 3 great ties trump 100 you are not happy with.*

*Obviously there are other great places to get a tie out there.
post #31158 of 48617
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Originally Posted by boff View Post

Does anyone have experience of thetiebar.com ?

Looks OK and is super cheap. Mixed reviews on here, but mainly positive. Just about to order this lot. With delivery will be $60

Don't know your needs or tie budget but what I have been doing for years is either waiting for sales DJ's Henry Bucks and buying then, picked up some very nice ties over the years that cost between the $70 to $100 for ties which were double that and occasionally triple that. In Canberra the biannual sales also produce bargains with the 3 men's wear shops in Civic. (wow)

Re Mensbiz agree great service ordered yesterday morning and bingo 8am delivery today of my G F Trumper Sandalwood Cologne.
post #31159 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


A light blue shirt and your airmail red chinos go well together, though I wore a white shirt with them the other day and got a few 'Bastille Day come early?' comments too. Any excuse to break out into a rendition of La Marseillaise. On days I'm not feeling particularly Gallic I have a plaid cotton shirt that I wear with them, a similar fabric to this:

 

 

Blue Gingham worked well in summer for James .. i reckon a blue seersucker jacket would be awesome but again a bit summery

 

 

 

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O&J blue gingham and red chinos

post #31160 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post


Blue Gingham worked well in summer for James .. i reckon a blue seersucker jacket would be awesome but again a bit summery

Summery? Where is winter? I am working from home in a blue polo and black cotton twill pants.
post #31161 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

I'll save you the time and effort Pinky; Feather FTW.

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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

The only problem is they blunt somewhat quickly / unpredictably. This can leave a bit of mess if you're not careful.

Thanks. This is the package I got - http://www.mensbiz.com.au/double-edge-blade-sampler-pack.html. It has some Feathers in there so will try them out. I thought after seven years of double edge/safety razor shaving it was time to find out what blade was best for me rather than just buying whatever I find at the chemist when I run out. Good to head others preferences too. The sample kit seemed like good value for money and from there I can buy in bulk what I know suits me best.

Sharks are very good too and don't seem to go instant face-muncher on me as much, they also last longer than feathers... Cheaper too.
post #31162 of 48617
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

if you are a toolbag who cares more about what people think rather than you see, you should stay away from The Tie Bar.

I just can't stand your posts. You contribute nothing except abuse and insults. There's a way to express what you said above without using such mature words as "toolbag". How old are you, 15? Ever put yourself out there and posted a photo yourself? You're a cancer in an otherwise enjoyable thread. I'm blocking you and reporting this one, I encourage other Aus Members to do the same. You need to grow up.

Blocked this idiot ages ago. He acts and writes like a schoolboy and most likely is.
post #31163 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

I'll save you the time and effort Pinky; Feather FTW.

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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

The only problem is they blunt somewhat quickly / unpredictably. This can leave a bit of mess if you're not careful.

Thanks. This is the package I got - http://www.mensbiz.com.au/double-edge-blade-sampler-pack.html. It has some Feathers in there so will try them out. I thought after seven years of double edge/safety razor shaving it was time to find out what blade was best for me rather than just buying whatever I find at the chemist when I run out. Good to head others preferences too. The sample kit seemed like good value for money and from there I can buy in bulk what I know suits me best.

Sharks are very good too and don't seem to go instant face-muncher on me as much, they also last longer than feathers... Cheaper too.

 

I went with this sampler pack a couple of years ago http://www.westcoastshaving.com/DE-Blade-Sampler-Pack-Everything_p_292.html

 

I'd recommended starting off with the dullest (like Astra) through to the sharpest (Feather) and then settling on the ones that you like best. For me Feathers were too sharp, you don't realise you've cut yourself until you see blood. I took it down a notch and settled on Derbys. Then I stopped shaving.

post #31164 of 48617
Where's Michael Sy at? Haven't seen him in ages.
post #31165 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I always thought UP was a sock puppet. I think fxh is behind him just quietly.

No fxh is much meaner, just more subtle.

Forget The Tie Bar, forget MJ Bale, check out Henry Carter for your tie needs. If they are not met there try Vanda. If neither of these meet your needs branch out to Drakes (if you can afford it). If not of these meet your needs, esp. when starting out, perhaps reconsider your needs. 3 great ties trump 100 you are not happy with.*

*Obviously there are other great places to get a tie out there.

+1

And if you really don't want to spend at the HC level and above then Lewin on sale will give you far better quality for the price than places like Tie Bar.
post #31166 of 48617
Re Tie Bar, one of my measures of quality is how many times a brand crops up in the op shops. Tie Bar is there all the time, along with John & Lois, Austie and the legendary Pure Silk brand, which seems to be exclusive to op shops.
post #31167 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


Summery? Where is winter? I am working from home in a blue polo and black cotton twill pants.

I thought Canberra is heading towards 2 degrees Celsius tonight.

post #31168 of 48617
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

I thought Canberra is heading towards 2 degrees Celsius tonight.

Currently 21c. Nights are cold have had the heater on most nights this week and mornings 6-30am to 8.15am. Very still no wind and deep autumn blue skies.

For cartridge shavers read about this on Cool Hunting http://www.harrys.com/ appears to be good value for the blades
post #31169 of 48617
So we're agreed that Unnamed Player is a tool puppet...
post #31170 of 48617
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post

I went with this sampler pack a couple of years ago http://www.westcoastshaving.com/DE-Blade-Sampler-Pack-Everything_p_292.html

I'd recommended starting off with the dullest (like Astra) through to the sharpest (Feather) and then settling on the ones that you like best. For me Feathers were too sharp, you don't realise you've cut yourself until you see blood. I took it down a notch and settled on Derbys. Then I stopped shaving.

Thanks. Mensbiz said the same thing about working to sharpest.
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