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post #34141 of 52380
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


Will have a look for you for the burgundy stripe when choosing next seasons stuff. Talking about Borelli & SF, my tie makers in Naples while being not huge company, also make for the likes of Brioni and Ralph Lauren, which gives you an idea of the sort of quality they stand up against.

 

Sorry, I mean't gold/yellow stripes on burgundy, similar to my pic, but more densely stripped.  Cheers for having a look.

 

Have you ever thought about doing a 'couture' line of ties or do the 7 folds already represent this?

post #34142 of 52380
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Rhodes and Beckett or even MJ Bale on special is a better bet, I reckon.

 

I have only bought one item from R&B, but it's a beauty. A three-piece suit in charcoal grey with a self-coloured windowpane pattern. They may still have them on special now. Sold as a two-piece with the waistcoat as optional extra, but I would regard it as an essential part of the design.

 

This suit gets so many insults. People tell it "Why are you, a thing of such beauty and refinement, draped over that appalling tosser?"

 

Most of their stuff is not my style. Shirts seem like good quality but they all have huge stripes or chequerboards on them. Oh, for a plain shirt.

post #34143 of 52380
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Originally Posted by Orchie View Post

Late to this conversation, but buy an aeropress and a $1000 grinder. Better coffee than any other alternative.

 

Grant

 

I'm sure the coffee would be superb, but it's not going to be espresso. Some people just like espresso (and milk coffees based on espresso). Plus you get to fiddle with the machine, which is tactile and sexual in a way that pushing on a plunger will never be.

post #34144 of 52380

Santoni have an online sale right now. Lots of loafers and other weird'n'wunnerful stuff. A few classics too.

 

I would pull the trigger on these -

 

 

- except that I just took delivery of some G&G double monks. Love the antiquing on these Santonis though. They refer to this colour as "mud". Gotta love that.

 

[sigh] I wish I had an endless credit card. Really need to go find a rich old Hong Kong heiress to perform feng shui on.

post #34145 of 52380

Brogued double monks. I don't know cox, I couldn't see Katter wearing it at all. 

post #34146 of 52380

Should Katter be my style guru?

 

Enquiring minds wish to know.

post #34147 of 52380
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

Should Katter be my style guru?

 

Enquiring minds wish to know.

 

You're right, he might not be conservative enough either, and thus my search for a conservative style icon goes on :(

 

Serious though, beautiful shoe, but a bit too bling for me. 

post #34148 of 52380
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Originally Posted by neyus View Post

Attention Brisbane Members

Tie Rack, Myer Centre is having a closing down sale.

50-80% everything in the store.

I went there today and saw $2.00 pocket squares. $8.00 ties.

Some pretty decent silk print and knit ties. Most are fairly narrow. Theres a mix of Chinese and Italian made items.

I reckon Tie Rack started to lose it about 4 years ago. I remember when I went in there and some dickhead at HQ decided to arrange the ties on the basis of price rather than colour.

I remember writing an email to them in the hope they would see sense but obviously I was ignored (!).

The inevitable failure to take my advice had brought the company down.

There is a lesson there somewhere....
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

[[I]sigh[/I]] I wish I had an endless credit card. Really need to go find a rich old Hong Kong heiress to perform feng shui on.

Is it that easy? facepalm.gif
post #34149 of 52380
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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post

Sorry, I mean't gold/yellow stripes on burgundy, similar to my pic, but more densely stripped.  Cheers for having a look.

Have you ever thought about doing a 'couture' line of ties or do the 7 folds already represent this?

No worries I get what you mean, all good.

The 7 fold do represent the top line for me and tend to sell the best when compared to 3 fold, but then I carry a lot more 7 folds so that skews it a bit. I can do 9 folds and have thought about doing a few limited editions, but they'd be pretty pricey at around $140. $100 is a good sweet spot for the Australian market so its not a big priority if I'm being honest.
post #34150 of 52380

What's with Topying shoes?

 

If I want wet-weather shoes I'll buy storm-welted Dainite. 

 

Topy just seems all wrong to me. Like condoms.

post #34151 of 52380
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I reckon Tie Rack started to lose it about 4 years ago. I remember when I went in there and some dickhead at HQ decided to arrange the ties on the basis of price rather than colour.
I remember writing an email to them in the hope they would see sense but obviously I was ignored (!).
The inevitable failure to take my advice had brought the company down.
There is a lesson there somewhere....

I passed the shop in n Australia hotel/arcade today, going out of business, no wonder, the bloke their seems to dress like a refugee from the 70s Grateful Dead concerts, in beanie, tie dyed tops and happy pants. Anyway Meister their ties were arranged by colour, mostly shiney pale pastels. But i did get 3 ok silk pocket hankies and a black cotton knit tie for $10 all up.
post #34152 of 52380

I find topying increases the life of leather soled shoes and reduces slip. They also help when you're wearing leather soled shoes to after work drinks at pubs where god knows what has been spilled/splashed on floors. I don't like the idea of that stuff soaking into my leather soles. 

post #34153 of 52380
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

What's with Topying shoes?

If I want wet-weather shoes I'll buy storm-welted Dainite. 

Topy just seems all wrong to me. Like condoms.

I topy all of my shoes, and yeah, like condoms, it provides safe walking and lesser maintenance.
post #34154 of 52380
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

You're right, he might not be conservative enough either, and thus my search for a conservative style icon goes on frown.gif Serious though, beautiful shoe, but a bit too bling for me. 

Katter actually does scrub up pretty good for an Australian pollie.

I have you pegged as the sort of bloke who'd think Sophie Miribella was a hot, ethical intellectual.
post #34155 of 52380
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

What's with Topying shoes?
If I want wet-weather shoes I'll buy storm-welted Dainite. 
Topy just seems all wrong to me. Like condoms.

I suppose that would make sense if your walking life is as lacking in variety and serendipity as your sex life.
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