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Hey, the one shoe is golden entertainment. Yes, I find the amount of money spent by some to be illogical, but whatev's. not my money. Basically it's a case of ballsohardthatshitcray
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Thanks LM!

 

Last night some asshole dropped his smoke on me when I was sitting down, was off chops and didn't realise, until it had burnt a hole through my pants, my digital camo chinos :( Going to cry/buy another pair.

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Hey oli, old buddy, it doesn't take a spreadsheet to see that some people weren't born in a stable and had to leave school at 14 and scrabble a living by labouring. I was just watching Kevin (no not that one) on Grand Designs - same issue.
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So a good match with you?

 

Better fit for you .. let me leave them at the op shop for you to salvage  lol8[1].gif

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Selvage?
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Hey oli, old buddy, it doesn't take a spreadsheet to see that some people weren't born in a stable and had to leave school at 14 and scrabble a living by labouring. I was just watching Kevin (no not that one) on Grand Designs - same issue.

 

My plebeian mind remains boggled. 

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Well, it's possibly slightly off-topic, but about clothes, so here goes:

 

Took the fast train out to Suzhou from Shanghai today with the fiancée to see about wedding dresses. I have no idea what a well-made, medium-fancy OTR wedding dress costs in Australia any more - a while back though, I think they were a few thousand bucks, and if you had one made bespoke, you might be looking at five digits. Indeed I'm sure I heard quite recently that some friend-of-a-friend spent $16,000 on hers.

 

Well, to cut a long story short, we found the most gorgeous wedding dress in Suzhou for my bride-to-be...for around A$350. It's a stunner, and she looks stunning in it. Fits just about perfectly - may require slight taking-in around the tummy area, which should be easy given the way the panels have been cut.

 

There's this particular area of Suzhou with at least 200 wedding-dress shops, arranged in rows down either side of narrow pedestrian streets. Sure, 99% of the dresses are hideous, some of them direly so. But we came armed with a few photos of the style we wanted, and were very quickly ushered upstairs (all the shops have several levels) and usually they were able to find something semi-decent. We persevered until she put on one dress which just knocked me sideways. And that was it...

 

...until she informed me that in China, brides usually change costume at least two or three times during the course of the day.

 

So we kept going. And an hour or so later, we had bought an additional two dresses, one of which is the kind of number Fan BingBing might wear to an Oscars red-carpet walk. The sort of dress whose appearance is accompanied by the soft clattering sound of many sets of dentures hitting the floor. She will only ever get to wear this purple La Stupenda once in her life, most likely. But it will be worth it.

 

Three dresses in total, plus costume jewellery, veil, gloves, jaunty hat...all hand-made, not a synthetic fibre in sight, and the whole lot for well under A$1,000. I'm still in shock.

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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

Well, it's possibly slightly off-topic, but about clothes, so here goes:

Took the fast train out to Suzhou from Shanghai today with the fiancée to see about wedding dresses. I have no idea what a well-made, medium-fancy OTR wedding dress costs in Australia any more - a while back though, I think they were a few thousand bucks, and if you had one made bespoke, you might be looking at five digits. Indeed I'm sure I heard quite recently that some friend-of-a-friend spent $16,000 on hers.

Well, to cut a long story short, we found the most gorgeous wedding dress in Suzhou for my bride-to-be...for around A$350. It's a stunner, and she looks stunning in it. Fits just about perfectly - may require slight taking-in around the tummy area, which should be easy given the way the panels have been cut.

There's this particular area of Suzhou with at least 200 wedding-dress shops, arranged in rows down either side of narrow pedestrian streets. Sure, 99% of the dresses are hideous, some of them direly so. But we came armed with a few photos of the style we wanted, and were very quickly ushered upstairs (all the shops have several levels) and usually they were able to find something semi-decent. We persevered until she put on one dress which just knocked me sideways. And that was it...

...until she informed me that in China, brides usually change costume at least two or three times during the course of the day.

So we kept going. And an hour or so later, we had bought an additional two dresses, one of which is the kind of number Fan BingBing might wear to an Oscars red-carpet walk. The sort of dress whose appearance is accompanied by the soft clattering sound of many sets of dentures hitting the floor. She will only ever get to wear this purple La Stupenda once in her life, most likely. But it will be worth it.

Three dresses in total, plus costume jewellery, veil, gloves, jaunty hat...all hand-made, not a synthetic fibre in sight, and the whole lot for well under A$1,000. I'm still in shock.

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Just goes to show you just how wide the labour cost disparity is...
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Well, it's possibly slightly off-topic, but about clothes, so here goes:
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Took the fast train out to Suzhou from Shanghai today with the fiancée to see about wedding dresses. I have no idea what a well-made, medium-fancy OTR wedding dress costs in Australia any more - a while back though, I think they were a few thousand bucks, and if you had one made bespoke, you might be looking at five digits. Indeed I'm sure I heard quite recently that some friend-of-a-friend spent $16,000 on hers.

Well, to cut a long story short, we found the most gorgeous wedding dress in Suzhou for my bride-to-be...for around A$350. It's a stunner, and she looks stunning in it. Fits just about perfectly - may require slight taking-in around the tummy area, which should be easy given the way the panels have been cut.

There's this particular area of Suzhou with at least 200 wedding-dress shops, arranged in rows down either side of narrow pedestrian streets. Sure, 99% of the dresses are hideous, some of them direly so. But we came armed with a few photos of the style we wanted, and were very quickly ushered upstairs (all the shops have several levels) and usually they were able to find something semi-decent. We persevered until she put on one dress which just knocked me sideways. And that was it...

...until she informed me that in China, brides usually change costume at least two or three times during the course of the day.

So we kept going. And an hour or so later, we had bought an additional two dresses, one of which is the kind of number Fan BingBing might wear to an Oscars red-carpet walk. The sort of dress whose appearance is accompanied by the soft clattering sound of many sets of dentures hitting the floor. She will only ever get to wear this purple La Stupenda once in her life, most likely. But it will be worth it.

Three dresses in total, plus costume jewellery, veil, gloves, jaunty hat...all hand-made, not a synthetic fibre in sight, and the whole lot for well under A$1,000. I'm still in shock.

My wife got her wedding dress from Mitsukoshi in Tokyo for an excellent price - far, far less than similar dresses would cost in Australia. We also got platinum rings from a jewellery store in Tokyo for far, far less than you would pay for similar rings in Australia.

Unfortunately, as we all know, pretty much everything costs more in Australia - even a lot of foodstuffs cost more in Australia now than in Japan, which seems truly bizarre to me given that Australia produces huge amounts of food whereas Japan produces little in the way of food apart from rice!
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...until she informed me that in China, brides usually change costume at least two or three times during the course of the day.

Same in Japan - you've got the traditional wedding kimono, then the western wedding dress, then the dress for the reception, then possibly another dress for the reception after-party!

Things might have calmed down a bit now as the Japanese economy has been in the doldrums for quite a while, but I've been to some crazy weddings in Japan, including one where the happy couple descended from above in a sort of basket-like arrangement, while lasers of various colours shot beams of light through clouds of smoke from dry ice being pumped all over the stage!
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Back from a bit of a break.




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Things might have calmed down a bit now as the Japanese economy has been in the doldrums for quite a while, but I've been to some crazy weddings in Japan, including one where the happy couple descended from above in a sort of basket-like arrangement, while lasers of various colours shot beams of light through clouds of smoke from dry ice being pumped all over the stage!

Ah yes, Tiësto's wedding. I remember it well.
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My wife got her wedding dress from Mitsukoshi in Tokyo for an excellent price - far, far less than similar dresses would cost in Australia. We also got platinum rings from a jewellery store in Tokyo for far, far less than you would pay for similar rings in Australia.

Unfortunately, as we all know, pretty much everything costs more in Australia - even a lot of foodstuffs cost more in Australia now than in Japan, which seems truly bizarre to me given that Australia produces huge amounts of food whereas Japan produces little in the way of food apart from rice!
Same in Japan - you've got the traditional wedding kimono, then the western wedding dress, then the dress for the reception, then possibly another dress for the reception after-party!

Things might have calmed down a bit now as the Japanese economy has been in the doldrums for quite a while, but I've been to some crazy weddings in Japan, including one where the happy couple descended from above in a sort of basket-like arrangement, while lasers of various colours shot beams of light through clouds of smoke from dry ice being pumped all over the stage!

JM

Being an ex chef I handle the food side of life in our house so I am curious to know what food stuff your talking about most produce has stayed stable and subject to seasonal variation.There is the factor of 'growers markets' and artisan bakeries, which vary in prices from state to state and according to this http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/30/household-bills-australia-wages-rising nothing much has changed.

Supermarkets are another story mind you.
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JM

Being an ex chef I handle the food side of life in our house so I am curious to know what food stuff your talking about most produce has stayed stable and subject to seasonal variation.There is the factor of 'growers markets' and artisan bakeries, which vary in prices from state to state and according to this http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/30/household-bills-australia-wages-rising nothing much has changed.

Supermarkets are another story mind you.

GF,

I was referring to supermarket prices, which is where we do most of our shopping. Unfortunately, we don't have a good, local, weekend market close to us and so we use the supermarket (and a neighbouring, very good greengrocer and butcher) for food shopping.

It costs us about 40% more nowadays as compared to a few years back for our weekly shopping. Bizarrely, we actually save money on food when we go to Japan, as it costs less to buy most foodstuffs there and eating out also costs less (unless you're eating out at a high-end restaurant, in which case it's about the same as it is in Australia).

I really am amazed by just how expensive Australia has become over the past 10 to 15 years, particularly in regard to consumables and real estate.

Real estate prices in Brisbane are ludicrous, and I know that they're ridiculously high elsewhere in Australia, too. As an example, I can buy a new, three-story house in suburban Tokyo (admittedly on a very small block of land), near shops and a convenient train station although not in a trendy/fashionable area, for the same price as a 1970s/1980s house in suburban Brisbane.

I know that the Japanese economy has been stagnating for years, but the idea that real estate in suburban Tokyo and suburban Brisbane are similarly priced is just utterly ridiculous. One is a fairly small, unimportant city whilst the other is still one of the business and financial capitals of the world and, what's more, has a population the size of the whole of Australia. Brisbane =/= Tokyo!!!
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I was referring to supermarket prices, which is where we do most of our shopping. Unfortunately, we don't have a good, local, weekend market close to us and so we use the supermarket (and a neighbouring, very good greengrocer and butcher) for food shopping.
 

 

Hi JM

 

As a former Brisbane resident l used to frequent the Organic Northey Markets at Windsor every Sunday morning. I'm sure you would have heard of it, one of the best markets l have been to in Australia. I obviously do not know where you live, but if you are near by it'll be well worth it checking out, get there early though.

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