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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

RockIt barbers on collins. No bookings, cash only. Maybe $25-$35 for a cut, but that includes a beer and a conversation about things that men talk about. 

Rockit is the Melbourne members go to. I was there this morning. No bookings usual little to no wait. $30. Beer and conversation if you want it (for a long time I had plans to open a shop called Mute Barbers). They do quiffs (probably their speciality, I usually have to push my fringe down a bit after I leave, the styling can be a little too much). Great haircuts all in all. Recommended.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


I've found jewellery, especially silver and semi-precious gems, especially good value in India. Should be able to find some fantastic value on cufflinks. Silk scarves are good value too. Oh, and books! Load up your suitcase on the trip back.

If it's your first trip, you have to find time to go to Agra and see the Taj and the Red Fort. The old city in Delhi is great too, as is the Indian National Museum.

They've just built themselves a new Metro. Would be interested in your opinion of how well it works. I gather it would make a Melbournian weep at what they've been able to get done in a relatively short time.

Loving the book suggestion.  Am a bit of a book horder...!!

 

Was reading about the Metro last night, looking forward to that, will be an experience Im sure.

 

Will look out for cufflinks, good suggestion.

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

+1 on the jewellery.

Taj Mahal is majestic.

Scarves are a big winner in India. I have so many not enough that put Drakes' offerings to shame and they cost a fraction of the price.

Hmm, will keep this in mind too.  Am in need of a couple of new scarves.

 

Think I will have sometime at the back end of the trip to take in the Taj, should be an experience and a half.

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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post


Catch a Twenty 20 game while you are there! Even if you are not a cricket fan the experience would be amazing.... +1 on buying jewelery there too

Am I there in cricket season?  Or is this just the dumbest question ever?  Its cricket season all year round Im guessing.  Anyway, yes, I will look into this too.  Stadium full of fanatics will be something else Im sure

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Originally Posted by Windowpane1967 View Post

Am I there in cricket season?  Or is this just the dumbest question ever?  Its cricket season all year round Im guessing.  Anyway, yes, I will look into this too.  Stadium full of fanatics will be something else Im sure

Certainly is! No illegal betting please : )

Have you read Shantaram? Epic read, it does mention a few interesting landmarks....
post #31567 of 58003
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Rockit is the Melbourne members go to. I was there this morning. No bookings usual little to no wait. $30. Beer and conversation if you want it (for a long time I had plans to open a shop called Mute Barbers). They do quiffs (probably their speciality, I usually have to push my fringe down a bit after I leave, the styling can be a little too much). Great haircuts all in all. Recommended.

I have my own sekret hair shop - its a local and $25 - its why I always look sauve.

Rockit is good - but depending where your mate is staying - there are a multitude of similar good places in all the hipster and inner areas. Richmond, Fitzroy, Brunswick, etc. And also the suburbs now.

Mens only - usually call themselves barbers not hairdressers, a beer is included in price or a good coffee in some , they will have a turntable playing vinyl in the shop with old retro speakers etc. Johnny Cash is a favourite. Old soul music .The barbers will be inked up to the max. All seem to have a big rockabilly gene in their DNA. so good hairdos are a specialty. Due to the infestation of hipsters they also do beards well.
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You and your MBB (Mystery Bespoke Barber).

 

Should a man ever reveal his tailor or his barber?

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Ok guys quick review of my Kamakura shirts. Owning my own company now I wouldn't normally do these anymore but seen as quite a few asked I'm more than happy to.

To draw a conclusion at the start, they are basically bloody perfect for me. The new york slim cut has nice long sleeves (91cm for a 41), and a really nice long body as well, slim through the waist and chest without being tight, It's near on the fit I have already from Cottonwork, but that's just me of course.

Collar roll fresh out of the box is fantastic, as is the tie space which is something almost all BD makers get wrong. I can only imagine the roll will get better as it's washed a few times and wrinkled up. The fabric is also softer than I expected. I got both shades of blue, the lighter and slightly darker version, which I'd call the classic oxford blue colour.

My one criticism is the darts at the back. Given how long according to their blog they worked on getting the collar right it's disapointing that they didn't spend some more time on the waist and getting rid of the darts. Anyway it's a small critique and overall not a major issue for me. Although I don't wear pockets on my shirts they just seem right on OCBD's as does having a placket. Anyway, I took a few photo's as well -

Cheers
Jason





Very nice. That type of oxford cloth - royal oxford I think it's called - is my favourite cloth. Very hardwearing, warm when it needs to be, reasonably iron friendly, and breathes as well. Basically your year-round, all-round, versatile shirt. Shame they are all sold out on their website!
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Have you read Shantaram? Epic read, it does mention a few interesting landmarks....

 

+1

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Very nice. That type of oxford cloth - royal oxford I think it's called - is my favourite cloth. Very hardwearing, warm when it needs to be, reasonably iron friendly, and breathes as well. Basically your year-round, all-round, versatile shirt. Shame they are all sold out on their website!

That's pinpoint oxford, I believe. The only Royal Oxfords that it seems Kamakura sells are spread collars, which fits my general impression that Royal = business, pinpoint = business/casual, standard Oxford = casual.

Nice looking shirts, though.

People seem to stand in awe of the mystical "roll" of some manufacturer's OCBDs, like it's a giant living in the hillside. It's simply a matter of long enough collar points (3 inches plus), and an unfused and maybe even unlined collar, no secrets.

*edit not in Court so I've also got my OCBD game going today... Epaulet's model.

The points are closer together than a Kamakura, meaing that it "stands up" a bit more when unbuttoned. I like this, but it's all a matter of personal preference. On the other hand, a wider spread like the Kamakura looks better to my eye when done up with a tie. The points then tuck nicely under your lapels. I never wear OCBDs with ties, myself.
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Edited by lachyzee - 5/16/13 at 7:21pm
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

I usually have to push my fringe down a bit after I leave, the styling can be a little too much...

I now make sure I visit Rockit just before I go to the gym - that way I can 'fix things up' afterwards...
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

I usually have to push my fringe down a bit after I leave, the styling can be a little too much...

I now make sure I visit Rockit just before I go to the gym - that way I can 'fix things up' afterwards...
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Edited by CHECKstar - 5/16/13 at 7:19pm
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

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Certainly is! No illegal betting please : )

Have you read Shantaram? Epic read, it does mention a few interesting landmarks....

I havent read it DB, but, I now have it in my hand.  GD Roberts.  It certainly looks like an epic read.  Cant wait to start it.  Thanks for the heads up

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