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post #34936 of 52376
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Nooooo! Think about Tropical Fruit World!

lol

Conflicted. Risk life in sea vs. Tropical Fruit World.
post #34937 of 52376
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

I hate to take a dump on my own ideas but be very careful if swimming at Brunswick you have a semi-permanent rip the runs next to the south breakwall that’s taken a surprising number of lives (!) Normal rip advice applies swim with the sweep across the rip and when your well away from it swim in.


Or just swim 200m down the beach.

Funny you should mention this. I got caught in that exact rip once, going back several decades when I was a teenager and a strong swimmer.

My memory is that I swam across the rip to some boulders that were piled up to form the south breakwall. I wasn't far away from the breakwall at the time, but it took all the strength in my body to get to those rocks. They were covered in limpets or some such, and I tore myself up a bit clambering out, but this was far preferable to the alternative.

Now, I may be wrong about this - it might have been Lennox Head or Evans Head, but I'm pretty sure it was Brunswick.

I've never forgotten that day. Scared the crap out of me.

Lennox is a right point with a somewhat sketchy jump point when its large. Evans head doesn’t have the same rip setup.


Seriously tho as long as you remember to NEVER swim against a current you'll generally be fine. The other 2 beach saftey tips are still / non breaking sections are probably rips and pay attention to the sweep (down the beach current) as it moves water towards rips.

Also definitely tropical fruit world.
post #34938 of 52376
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Originally Posted by PapaRubbery View Post

....... I should really get around to ordering from Luxire. 

 

Dont hesitate ;)

 

I posted a nicely fitting shirt (for a 3 shirt order) and they replicated it perfectly. Very impressed.

From AUS you post the item to India, cost about $22 airmail w/ insurance.

 

Only bullet to dodge IMO are the fabrics: picture and real life can differ a bit, but great quality (I got a fine, a med weight and an oxford: med weight the winner)

post #34939 of 52376
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

 

Funny you should mention this. I got caught in that exact rip once, going back several decades when I was a teenager and a strong swimmer.

 

My memory is that I swam across the rip to some boulders that were piled up to form the south breakwall. I wasn't far away from the breakwall at the time, but it took all the strength in my body to get to those rocks. They were covered in limpets or some such, and I tore myself up a bit clambering out, but this was far preferable to the alternative.

 

Now, I may be wrong about this - it might have been Lennox Head or Evans Head, but I'm pretty sure it was Brunswick.

 

I've never forgotten that day. Scared the crap out of me.

 

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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


OK. Trip to northern NSW officially on hold.

 

Seems I have a knack for putting people off their trips. I think it was LonerMatt who was planning a winter trip to Canada and northeastern USA, until I warned him about the footwear requirements peculiar to those regions.

post #34940 of 52376
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post


Seriously tho as long as you remember to NEVER swim against a current you'll generally be fine.

Thats what I did wrong in most of my life. Bugger
post #34941 of 52376
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Welcome to Tropical Fruit World - the home of the world's largest variety of tropical fruit. We are open daily from 10am until 4.00pm Eastern Standard Time, except Christmas Day. Entry to our Plantation Pavilions is free. Here you can purchase our fresh tropical fruits and icecreams, drinks and mouth-watering lunches. Plus our famous natural skincare and gourmet products.

You may wish to purchase a Park Admission Ticket and enjoy our plantation safaris, mini train rides, jungle riverboat cruise, treasure island, fauna park and fruit tasting shows.

Park Admission tickets cost $44.00 for Adults, $25.00 for children 4-16 years old and $35.00 concession. A Family Pass for 2 Adults and 2 Children is $110.00 or 2 Adults and 3 Children is $120.00. Safaris and shows commence regularly throughout the day, so we suggest you arrive before 2 pm and allocate 1/2 a day. So come and spend a day with us - A Whole Day ..Full of Fun.

I now realise I've missed out on a lot in life.

Can I get a package ticket to fly to TFW? $44 each seems cheap to look at fruit, see fruit tasting shows and buy stuff like icecreams and Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment @ $17.95 for 75G. Silly old boring Chemist warehouse has it @$9.39 for 75G - I'll bet its not as good as TFW.
post #34942 of 52376
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I now realise I've missed out on a lot in life.

Can I get a package ticket to fly to TFW? $44 each seems cheap to look at fruit, see fruit tasting shows and buy stuff like icecreams and Lucas' Paw Paw Ointment @ $17.95 for 75G. Silly old boring Chemist warehouse has it @$9.39 for 75G - I'll bet its not as good as TFW.


I can't believe that you even need to consider this - everything is better at Tropical Fruit World!
post #34943 of 52376
In the spirit of TFW Friday ( isnt that a bar?) I'll be continuing to clean out a spare room and wardrobes.

Some stuff accumulated on behalf of others or just mysteriously in cupboard. A fair bit to local opshop, some giveaways already taken and a few for sale. Some of this will go on inspection by mates on weekend.

Advance trailers of stuffs below spoiler: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I think these shoes above are a size 8 or 8.5UK



Black Churches 10.5G

I think:
Heavy Black leather jacket/coat just at thigh length, worn used not fashion but straight up ok, rugged outdoor, Made in Australia Levis Denim jacket - XL - very heavy denim - washed and faded over 15+ years?, BNWOT summer sport coat, 42R, two vents, suede elbow patches can be removed, pockets still sewn up, cotton grey stripes/ white alternating, BNWT bright red cotton GANT slim chinos 34 Waist, Heavy Large checks Crombie fly front english, overcoat , Caruso Grey 3 button striped suit - used great material 42R, , BNWT Alan FLusser shirt 16.5, blue straight point collar with grey stripes., Rhodes and Becket shirt, 16, worn, double Cuffs, navy Bengal stripes on white - cutaway collar.good nick...


Forgot about that Brown - ish /Olive SC with Flusser shirt above. I'll have to re look at it.

Pics etc are a mess - I'll have to do more over weekend
Edited by fxh - 7/26/13 at 12:00am
post #34944 of 52376
Thanks for the feedback guys. I wouldn't have thought this was SW&D. Though I only wore it to have coffee with my friends. All in very SW&D esque gear.
post #34945 of 52376
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

Seems I have a knack for putting people off their trips. I think it was LonerMatt who was planning a winter trip to Canada and northeastern USA, until I warned him about the footwear requirements peculiar to those regions.

 

No one could put me off.

 

The drop in dollar and a bullshit tax return might have, though.

post #34946 of 52376
^ It's fine, no worries from me.

Now I was to put down some thoughts on tie lining yesterday when we were talking about knit ties, linings and all sorts of other stuff the other day and I ran out of time.

Firstly with knit ties, it's worth noting that in Italy there are only about 5 factories in the whole country that make knit ties, so the difference in quality between a Drakes one at $200 or whatever it is compared to something also made in Italy at a cheaper price point isn't going to vary a huge amount. There certainly a lot of other factors like the silk quality, weave, fabric etc that can make a difference though but they are all made from the same type of machines.

Wool and cashmere versions are of course seasonal, but I don't see any problem with that I mean we wear seasonal suits, trousers, shirts etc etc so ties are no different to me. Certainly if you were to only have a few in your closet then you would choose silk knits.

Re lining in standard ties. I just don't get the whole fascination with un-lined ties (I mean true un-lined ties with zero lining and silk only). Most ties that are labelled un-lined, Vanda to use as an example still have some lining at the knot area and down part of the blade, which is a smart move because in my experience of sampling up all sorts of different variations, true un-lined ties are silly. The lining helps get a better knot, provides much needed drape and protects the tie to an extent especially with stretchier fabrics like grenadines which can stretch awfully given a few decent tugs on an un-lined version. Hober even makes his un-lined/un-tipped grenadines shorter to account for this I believe.

A beautiful light summer tie can still be make very easily with an un-tipped 7 fold, lightly lined with linen lining instead of wool using a nice printed silk, you hardly know it is there. I'm not a huge fan of un-tipped ties despite SF's love for them but do see the advantage in the warmer months for something lighter weight and will do a few for next season.
post #34947 of 52376
^^ I am in furious agreement -- unlined/untipped ties and excessively skinny/tapered trousers (see: Epaulet) are two things I just don't get the SF love for.
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^^ I own a couple of mid-priced silk knits from other stores, and a budget one from Oxford Shop. All are marked "100% silk/Made in Italy". The Oxford Shop tie managed to develop some pulled threads just hanging in the wardrobe. It had never been worn!

post #34949 of 52376
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post


Seems I have a knack for putting people off their trips. I think it was LonerMatt who was planning a winter trip to Canada and northeastern USA, until I warned him about the footwear requirements peculiar to those regions.

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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

No one could put me off.

The drop in dollar and a bullshit tax return might have, though.

By the way, Matt, I was talking with some friends who are originally from the wilds of Canada, and they said that in winter they used to wear leather hiking boots, with a couple of pairs of heavy duty wool socks and an extra insole or two to help with insulation, and that those boots were good down to about -20 degrees C.

Below that, they used to wear "bunny boots", which are popular in winter in Alaska and Canada. They're rubberised boots which have a thick layer of insulation sandwiched between the outer, rubber layer and the inner lining and are good down to around -50 degrees C!

I've worn leather hiking boots with a couple of pairs of thick, woollen socks in temperatures as low as -25 degrees C in Hokkaido in winter and my feet started to feel cold after an hour or two but it wasn't too bad, so you could probably get away with a good pair of hiking boots slathered with Snoseal and a couple of pairs of thick socks if you didn't want to get a pair of bunny boots, depending on how cold you think it will be.
post #34950 of 52376
Agree HC, my cashmere knit from you is slowly moving into Favourite Tie status. It's perfect for winter.

I have all sorts of stretching issues with your Burgundy untipped garza grossa grenadine though. Untipped might look good on instagram, but in the real world it's not great. Lesson learned.
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