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Bennetts Lane jazz is good. Supper Club is always very Melbourne late at night- better after 12.I like Blue Diamond bar or whatever its called now in old RACV club is good very late - cigar and port out on balcony looking over Melb lights at midnight.

Mooch around in Paperback bookshop late at night near American Tailors

depends where you are.

We were at Blue Diamond Saturday night for a Comedy show. It is a really nice cocktail bar, quite laid back. Not a hipster place. If there's a show on, you won't get much quiet time.
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Is anyone keeping tabs on the things TheWraith really doesn't know about but is happy to advise/expound upon? Just wondering.
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No date tomorrow its gonna be raining hard. Cupid is not on our side.
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No date tomorrow its gonna be raining hard. Cupid is not on our side.
Good excuse to stay inside in bed.
post #3845 of 53862
The car stuff sort of started out from comments of mine a while back on quality production. Anyway back to clothes; You might be interested in this thread of mine over at Devils Island with pictures illustrating australian mens clothes in the old days: http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewtopic.php?id=7945
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Don't think we're for each other anyway. The whole thing probably died couple of weeks ago. I just told her if she want to hang out just give me a call. Otherwise meh.
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Long shot - but do any of you blokes know of a stockist for Barbour ladieswear in Melbourne? Internet search is not turning anything up, but surely there are enough alternative/trendy types in Melbourne to support an independent store bringing in a few piece.

My girl and I are doing a trip over the upcoming long Easter weekend.
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Hi, I live in Adelaide and have been buying clothes online from the US for about two years. Mainly from Eddie Bauer (business casual shirts and pants, t-shirts, sweaters, underwear), Banana Republic (business and casual shirts), Johnston & Murphy (shoes and jackets), and my most recent purchase, a pair of Alden All Weather Walkers from The Alden Shop of San Francisco. I even bought a pair of Florsheim Veblen wingtips from Amazon.

Eddie Bauer has excellent business casual shirts made from heavy wrinkle-free cotton I've never seen in Australia. Their relaxed-fit khaki pants beat anything I've seen in Sydney or Melbourne. You wouldn't think of Banana Republic as a brand for business clothing, but they have very high quality dress business shirts for about $70. I've seen $250-plus shirts here in Oz that don't have as much tailoring in them.

Sure, shipping adds a bit more to the price, but it's worth paying for. There's never been a problem with delivery with any of my orders, and sometimes you can track the shipment online almost to your doorstep.

Sorry if I sound like a commercial, but I'm pretty hooked on this stuff!
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Wish I was in Sydney this week from Tuesday till Friday in a particular ballroom
post #3850 of 53862
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Long shot - but do any of you blokes know of a stockist for Barbour ladieswear in Melbourne? Internet search is not turning anything up, but surely there are enough alternative/trendy types in Melbourne to support an independent store bringing in a few piece.

My girl and I are doing a trip over the upcoming long Easter weekend.

You mean Barbour as in those coats you wear in UK if you want to stuff a recently shot partridge in the pocket?
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Saving them suggestions up for the next date <3.

Now that I've got nothing on tomorrow I've saved myself probably about $150, so does anyone know anywhere to get some cheap tie boxes? My tie collection is starting to build up.
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^ kikki k has some nice big boxes that I use ... about $35 each and can hold about 20 ties each
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You mean Barbour as in those coats you wear in UK if you want to stuff a recently shot partridge in the pocket?
Precisely.

Anyone?
post #3854 of 53862
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Anyway back to clothes; You might be interested in this thread of mine over at Devils Island with pictures illustrating australian mens clothes in the old days:
http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewtopic.php?id=7945

FXH, Those photos are magnificent. I have a copy of Crooks Like Us at home and I can highly recommend it (along with Peter Doyle's other books).

I worked very close to the Police and Justice Museum while they were exhibiting these shots there some years ago - and so spent a few really pleasant lunch hours just looking and reading.

What I really notice about the tailoring of the 20s and 30s from these, is the jackets are predominantly long and loose (esp at the waist and hips). So different from the current suppression obsession.
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I always like seeing how well we as a people dressed in the past (as opposed to today). Nice.
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