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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

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Yes I completely agree smile.gif
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Today, I wore a three quarter length raincoat, HC cashmere gloves and a cashmere scarf over my suit. Warmest I've ever been in weather like this.

The gloves are exceptional for me. Leather gloves have never kept me as warm as these cashmere gloves. I have them in navy and plan to get a pair in gray as well.

Tomorrow is expected to get even colder than today. I find that the cold by itself is OK but chilly winds get to me.

3/4 trench and a scarf for me, may well break out the gloves tomorrow and put the liner back in the trench!
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I like the cold, australian summers are the worst.
post #31368 of 52384
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


Given, how expensive a decent waterproof topcoat is (storm system), I really feel like gloves, v necks, scarves and a waterproof mac with a liner should be a much higher priority since they are much more versatile. There aren't more than 2 weeks of days in Melbourne that are truly topcoat worthy. And most days that are, are also wet. I'm not saying the topcoat doesn't have a place in a Melbourne wardrobe, I just don't think anyone should make it their priority.
 

Good points. Do you have any links for a good waterproof mac? 

 

Also the thing about a nice 3/4 topcoat is they look so mofo'n good.

 

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EDIT: \/ \/ \/ \/ \/ ...great stuff thanks  


Edited by burnso - 5/14/13 at 4:21am
post #31369 of 52384
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Good points. Do you have any links for a good waterproof mac? 

Also the thing about a nice 3/4 topcoat is they look so mofo'n good.

Mackintosh & resellers
MJ Bale
Herringbone
London Fog
CT
TM Lewin
Brooks
J Press
Gieves & Hawkes
Traditional Rainwear
Grenfell
Burberry
APC
eBay
http://www.jackrussellclothing.com/luxury/london_raincoat/jr372.aspx
http://www.sehkelly.com/shop/jackets/
http://www.rainmac.com/

Off the top of my head... Look around and fine one that suits. Go for 100% cotton, or mostly cotton, if you can.

Personally I prefer mine with non-raglan sleeves. Although traditional and better for freedom of movement, raglan sleeves, in my view, make the jacket a bit less fitted and a bit more old-man-ish. Also I don't seem to lift many things over my head while out in the rain.
post #31370 of 52384
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I like the cold, australian summers are the worst.


+120

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Yeah, Matt, I saw those pictures and imagined Gerald levitating in the background just out of the shot smile.gif

Edited by Gerry Nelson - 5/14/13 at 5:07am
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Link? :P
post #31373 of 52384
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Well, the first DE shave went as well as could be expected - noticeably smoother than the safety razor (but not greatly so), no cuts but a little irritation in parts, The skin food did very well to sooth the irritation and I expect my results will get better as my technique improves, I use a very light touch anyway so it wasn't too big a transition from the safety razor. The main difference was that the DE razor has no lubricating strip but the shaving cream did its job well.

I wasn't sure I'd be used to the shorter handle of the Merkur HD in comparison to the safety razor but it wasn't too much of an issue. The handle has a pretty good heft as well which enables a light touch on the strokes. I pretty much let the weight of the razor do the work.

How many people here do three passes like this guy?

Hi Gerry,

Glad to hear it went well!

After much trial and error, I've come up with a patented four-pass system: the first is straight down and gentle (you're right about using the razor's weight), then down but angling inwards a bit, then upside down (lots of cream here), and finally, straight down once again, but very very slowly and carefully with more pressure to catch any stray hairs.

Less sharp blades can sometimes be false friends: they encourage you to press harder rather than doing the job for you. As soon as you're comfortable, I'd step it up a notch, maybe not all the way to the feather though!

One practice I've employed for a while now is to bring out a new blade on the weekend. It means I've got more time to shave when it's at it's sharpest; also, I'm usually lazy and don't shave for casual Friday, so the extra sharpness is nice for a two-day beard.

In the end though, it really is a matter of finding what you're comfortable with: there's no 'best' way...
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Thanks, TFP!

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I think P Johnson's latest email is a very good example of what a beginner's business shirt wardrobe should look like, so I'm posting it for posterity:



5 blue,
1 navy bus/cas
2 pink
1 white

Personally, I'd add another white, and a very light mauve/purple, and probably add in a few french cuffs somewhere.

 

Yeah, I saw that email as well. Are there some blues there not available on the web store yet, anyone know when they are coming?

 

Edit: Notice the new ones are full blown cutaway collar too. frown.gif

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not sure if you guys recall at the start of the year i purchased AE Walnut Strands, i wasn't all that happy with the colour.

after 5 months of on and off waxing.

Before:


After:



btw Gezza and Nabil, im booking Singapore end of year ill def check out Vanda Fine Clothing now its on my radar. thanks!
post #31377 of 52384
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

After much trial and error, I've come up with a patented four-pass system: the first is straight down and gentle (you're right about using the razor's weight), then down but angling inwards a bit, then upside down (lots of cream here), and finally, straight down once again, but very very slowly and carefully with more pressure to catch any stray hairs.

So you start at about 3am and... just sneak into work on time?
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So you start at about 3am and... just sneak into work on time?
Couldn't help but laugh. My wife reckons I take too long in there just shaving my neck!
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I must be getting old after reading all the talk of shaving I am shaking my head in disbelief. I take my time to shave in the mornings, always have its one thing I refuse to rush, albeit with my beard I don't have as much surface area but for God sake it takes what five minutes a day? How can you rush shaving?

By the way I emailed that video to two friends of mine who are practitioners of the manly arts, in both their POV they reckon he is not lathering up enough, they both prefer face lathering and they do two passes. One mentioned Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap as being the best they have tried.

That said unless there is something special on for the weekend I don't shave Saturday and Sunday.

Got my trench coat out for a trip to the NLA today its 8c overcast potential rain with a projected high of 14c in Canberra today.
post #31380 of 52384
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I must be getting old after reading all the talk of shaving I am shaking my head in disbelief. I take my time to shave in the mornings, always have its one thing I refuse to rush, albeit with my beard I don't have as much surface area but for God sake it takes what five minutes a day? How can you rush shaving?

By the way I emailed that video to two friends of mine who are practitioners of the manly arts, in both their POV they reckon he is not lathering up enough, they both prefer face lathering and they do two passes. One mentioned Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap as being the best they have tried.

That said unless there is something special on for the weekend I don't shave Saturday and Sunday.

Got my trench coat out for a trip to the NLA today its 8c overcast potential rain with a projected high of 14c in Canberra today.

+1 - makes me glad that I've got a beard! It takes about two minutes to shave my cheeks above my beard and my neck below my beard each morning.
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