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post #3871 of 52246
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Originally Posted by Steve A View Post
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!

The Eddie Bauer stuff I have thrifted is very good quality . Much superior to Aussie Country Rd and more like the CR of the 80s which never wore out. Though they say even EB stuff has diminished in quality.
post #3872 of 52246
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post
Do you mean boxes designed to hold ties? I can't see much from their website but it looks to me they only have those generic sized (A4 etc) storage boxes like the ones below. I would not consider this ideal for storing ties. When I get a bigger place I'm going to have a 1m wide cupboard, about 15 cm deep, built in, with a glass door and bars every 30cm to hang silks on and a drawer for wool, cashmere etc.
Went down to Kikki earlier today... really couldn't let myself buy one of the boxes from the fact that they're $35 shoe boxes Might go down to Daiso on the weekend see whats there. Visited Djs earlier too and a certain tie caught my eyes. I wouldn't wear it as its just simply too flamboyant but the effect is quite amazing: Its simply a blue/red tie but the weave pattern seem to make one colour dominate depending on which side you are viewing it from. Just remembered its a Simon Carter so not the most high end of brands but still very interesting. On a related note, has any of you purchased any of the bicolour silk knits from Kent Wang? If so does it have someone similar effect?
post #3873 of 52246
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Originally Posted by jobro View Post
Do you mean boxes designed to hold ties? I can't see much from their website but it looks to me they only have those generic sized (A4 etc) storage boxes like the ones below. I would not consider this ideal for storing ties.

I have the A3 boxes and they do a perfectly good job for tie storage:

http://www.kikki-k.com/shop/product/...age-box-cloth/
post #3874 of 52246
A shot Black Jack Bouvier and Jackie and Mum c 1920s/30s re the gear on those crims.



I am planning to sell off some shoes you guys might like. Anyone looking for quality stuff in USD10.5D/11D?
post #3875 of 52246
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
I have the A3 boxes and they do a perfectly good job for tie storage:

http://www.kikki-k.com/shop/product/...age-box-cloth/
Do you store your ties because their out of season? I can't see any advantage in keeping them in a closed box. Not to mention where the heck I would store a box like that if I frequently accessed it.
post #3876 of 52246
I keep them in there so that I can access them easily. I have draws at my place that are really deep i.e. can fit 2 of those boxes in them. I can literelly stack four or five ties on top of each other (in the draw without the box) which makes it an impossibility to find ties. This way I lift the boxes out and can find what I want nice and easily. And was cheaper than having changes made to my wardrobe.
post #3877 of 52246
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Is anyone keeping tabs on the things TheWraith really doesn't know about but is happy to advise/expound upon?

Just wondering.
- I have an intern updating a pivot table for me
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post #3879 of 52246
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
wonder if that's any good.

Nice in theory, but it would set me back close to $600 to store all my ties in these. Also, it doesn't mention whether it is leather or not.
post #3880 of 52246
looks like its pleather :S I have 15 ties just hanging on a clothes hanger at the moment, that's why I'm looking for a proper place to put them in. Appolyon looking to cull a few ties? :P
post #3881 of 52246
Cull a few ties? But I've only got 70 odd!?! But seriously I do, do a bit of a cull every now and then. Will keep you in mind next time it comes time to thin the heard.
post #3882 of 52246
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
A shot Black Jack Bouvier and Jackie and Mum c 1920s/30s re the gear on those crims.




I'm wondering if that small knot + wide tie + arrow point collar combination is due to roll around again anytime time soon. Was last big in the 80s - so for the last twenty years or so it would have seemed very dated.

But I reckon sometime in the next four/five years the above combo will be the in look - can feel it in me waters!
post #3883 of 52246
^ Definitely. Most of the various looks of the last 100 years or so have come back into fashion. Those that haven't are just around the corner...
post #3884 of 52246
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Originally Posted by Phat Guido View Post
- I have an intern updating a pivot table for me

You're aware of course that Excel typically only has a maximum of about 650,000 rows. You may need to upgrade your software before long.
post #3885 of 52246
So I was about to make my shoe purchase when I got tapped on the shoulder at work for an upcoming trip next month to London (a week) via Hong Kong (maybe 2 or 3 days). I was in London and HK late last year, but was more in "˜holiday' mode then "˜shopping' mode. This time, assuming it goes ahead (it may not), I am going to go with a set list of items to pick up. Top of the list are a couple of pairs of decent shoes. I am wondering what else I should be adding to the list, any suggestions? Also, is there a way to get back any VAT paid on purchases?
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