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For those looking to achieve complete mankle hibernation.... Look no further

 

 

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I saw a slight Asian lass in a pair of knee high Hunter wellies this morning walking through the city... Looked like she was about to go lay some concrete.
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I saw a slight Asian lass in a pair of knee high Hunter wellies this morning walking through the city... Looked like she was about to go lay some concrete.

Careful - thats the sort of image that gets blahman all hot and bothered
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I guess in theory a useful definition of a boot is something with more than 2 up and at, or, more likely, over, the ankle. Then I suppose we can say there's dress boots, casual boots and work boots. We could add in special purpose and sport boots - boxing, ski-ing,etc.

I'm not sure where Ugg boots fit - bedroom boots? The rest that are not shoes are either chukkas or their subset desert boots.

By that definition I've 5 pair of leather dress boots, 3 chukkas, 3 desert boots, 3 work boots, 2 x old cuban heeled RMs, (new category = Rock Dog Boots?), 2 x specialist (shearers) boots and no bedroom or sport boots.

Boots generally are much more comfortable to wear and walk in. After initial breaking in of leather around heels and ankles.

The podiatrist says its because they support the ankles. I've got whats called "loose ankles" Truly thats the diagnosis, and having them strapped up a bit is great.

The downside to boots is taking them on and off and lacing them up - hence why Blunnies and RMs appeal to Australians most of the adult males who can't lace shoes or boots due to having only worn thongs or crocs.

I hate commando or lugged soles on anything I don't take off at the door - they carry too much dirt and mud and etc from outside.

One pair of the work boots have suede. It cleans up reasonably well and is resistant enough to stains - and water - for work boots.

Suede on shoes and other boots needs spraying with protection to repel water initially but especially to resist oil based stains - which are hard to get rid of but easy to obtain. Butter, salad oil, fat, milk, coffee other people drop stuff at stand up nibbles, some you don't see until afterwards and then there is the mystery blobs - possibly from a bloody diesel bus going past or a new diesel car.

My old desert boots I wash under warm running water and baby hair shampoo.
You have to do the whole shoe/boot to get an even colour.
Dry over a day or two stuffed with newspaper.
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The downside to boots is taking them on and off and lacing them up - hence why Blunnies and RMs appeal to Australians most of the adult males who can't lace shoes or boots due to having only worn thongs or crocs.
 

 

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fxh Isn't stuffing shoes with wet newspaper a way to expand them. Vague memories of childhood Clarks school shoes being treated in this manner.

Also WTF is going on with Sydney restaurants does no one do ala carte anymore? i have tried about three restaurants today and each one has informed me that I can either get a table at 6 or 8.15pm but not 7.30. i mean really? or I could line up outside Mr Wong and wait as there is only two of us and they don't take bookings for under six. FUBAR if you ask me.
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Soon enough you will be able to print all of your clothing’s and shoes…..
http://www.news.com.au/national-news/nsw-act/nsw-police-terrified-3d-plastic-guns-will-make-way-to-sydney-streets/story-fnii5s3x-1226649840420

 

I looked into this a bit. The gun uses a nail for the firing pin, and most ammunition has metal components. First of all you can't buy ammunition in Australia without a gun license anyway, you can get plastic bullets, used for target practice or riot control, but they are pretty un-lethal, by the looks of things, as they don't contain any powder, only the primer charge. Ceramic bullets are an actual problem, though.

 

In regards to clothes, 'sprayable cotton' was developed a few years ago. It was really interesting to see develop, but seems to have died out. I think someone produced a t-shirt-in-a-can type product at one stage.

 

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

fxh Isn't stuffing shoes with wet newspaper a way to expand them. Vague memories of childhood Clarks school shoes being treated in this manner.

Also WTF is going on with Sydney restaurants does no one do ala carte anymore? i have tried about three restaurants today and each one has informed me that I can either get a table at 6 or 8.15pm but not 7.30. i mean really? or I could line up outside Mr Wong and wait as there is only two of us and they don't take bookings for under six. FUBAR if you ask me.

 

I believe you stuff shoes with newspaper rather than shoe trees when they are/get wet because it is less likely to change the shape, they aren't sprung like trees are, so don't exert as much force as newspaper. At least that's my understanding.

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WIWT

 

 

 

And some new pocket squares I picked up today:

 

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For 'Portland' substitute 'Melbourne'.

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Not bad but the PS is all out there on it's own, and not really coherent with the rest of the fit. It's really a summer square.

Come to think of it I don't know what I'd wear any of those squares with. For winter you are better off with darker earthy colours in your squares. Navy, burgundy, rust, olive etc etc
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Also WTF is going on with Sydney restaurants does no one do ala carte anymore? i have tried about three restaurants today and each one has informed me that I can either get a table at 6 or 8.15pm but not 7.30. i mean really? or I could line up outside Mr Wong and wait as there is only two of us and they don't take bookings for under six. FUBAR if you ask me.

 

Bloody Phat Guido - always gets preferential treatment!

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Alright, thanks HC. I was aiming to couple the tiny navy bits of the green square with the tie - didn't work out. Next time maybe.

 

I was thinking the grey could work with a black tie (it's kind of textured silk... but not quite grenadine. I'm out of my depth here). The brown with a light blue stripe tie, or even a navy and white stripe tie. And the blue/white stripe could work open neck with a navy sports coat. Obviously won't see until I test them out - so I'll wear and post in coming weeks and see what you guys think.

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Looking at that picture makes me realise how much more I like spread and semi-spread collars at the moment.

 

Also, CT has a sale on shirts atm (don't they always?).  ctshirts.com/aust2

 

$39.50/ea

 

edit:  interesting, only works with .com, not .com.au


Edited by Robert Meredith - 5/24/13 at 12:51am
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Originally Posted by Robert Meredith View Post

Looking at that picture makes me realise how much more I like spread and semi-spread collars at the moment.

Also, CT has a sale on shirts atm (don't they always?).  ctshirts.com/aust2

$39.50/ea

edit:  interesting, only works with .com, not .com.au

I know that CT are not highly thought of and their not top tier but I bough a causal one recently in a navy blue button down which I am getting good wear out of. i still have a couple of business shirts of theirs I bought years ago which I still wear.
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