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Tom Ford suit might be hard to beat, but I don't know, I suspect theres a Cpl of dark horses in here who are a bit more modest/coy with their purchases.  JM has deerstyle on a retainer, that doesn't come cheap :p  Wurger has more shoes (and better ones) than the shoe dept. At DJs.

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Some people might be well chuffed by this attention. I'm actually embarrassed by it. Seems I've gone too far....again....

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Reminds me. Some of you might have heard of a group of watch lovers called The Sydney Tarts. We've been meeting for years. Bunch of very nerdy horophiles, into movement design, obscure iterations of vintage Rolex and Longines, independent makers etc.

 

I thought I was mixing with the most hard-core group of collectors in Sydney. Then one day I was in the middle of a meeting with my accountant. Suddenly I noticed his watch - a rose gold Patek 5970. "Beautiful timepiece", I told him. He then proceeded to explain that he had about 20 Pateks and several Langes. He was in the process of replacing all his RG and YG pieces with the same models in platinum, because, well, he likes platinum better.

 

I was speechless. Talk about a dark horse.

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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Reminds me. Some of you might have heard of a group of watch lovers called The Sydney Tarts. We've been meeting for years. Bunch of very nerdy horophiles, into movement design, obscure iterations of vintage Rolex and Longines, independent makers etc.

I really like the ST blog - it's a great read as it often includes articles on lesser-known brands, newer brands, one-person operations, as well as cheaper watches.

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I thought I was mixing with the most hard-core group of collectors in Sydney. Then one day I was in the middle of a meeting with my accountant. Suddenly I noticed his watch - a rose gold Patek 5970. "Beautiful timepiece", I told him. He then proceeded to explain that he had about 20 Pateks and several Langes. He was in the process of replacing all his RG and YG pieces with the same models in platinum, because, well, he likes platinum better.

I was speechless. Talk about a dark horse.

Have you ever thought that you might be paying him too much?!?! tongue.gif
post #38825 of 55000
My lifestyle is fucking ridiculous.

But seriously. Live with parents. I don't pay to go out. I can't tell you the last time I paid for a drink. Make money from promoting an being involved.
post #38826 of 55000
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Tom Ford suit might be hard to beat, but I don't know, I suspect theres a Cpl of dark horses in here who are a bit more modest/coy with their purchases.  JM has deerstyle on a retainer, that doesn't come cheap tongue.gif  Wurger has more shoes (and better ones) than the shoe dept. At DJs.

So my current suit rotation of 2 Brionis, Hermes/Cifonelli, Zegna Su Misura, Zegna Trofeo, Kilgore Savile Row, Chester Barrie, Corneliani and Cantarelli (all from op shops) doesn't cut the mustard. Note to self; must try harder. I have two PJs as well; does that add to my ballerdom? biggrin.gif
post #38827 of 55000
Cannot believe I missed the conversation about pink. Oh well, Tasmania was fabulous. Good to be back now.
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Did someones say Lange? Haven't bought a watch (for myself) in well over five years; the next watch I buy will undoubtedly be this small timer that I've fallen in love with:

Archimede Pilot

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So my current suit rotation of 2 Brionis, Hermes/Cifonelli, Zegna Su Misura, Zegna Trofeo, Kilgore Savile Row, Chester Barrie, Corneliani and Cantarelli (all from op shops) doesn't cut the mustard. Note to self; must try harder. I have two PJs as well; does that add to my ballerdom? biggrin.gif

 

CD, it is a confirmed fact that your ballerdom could not possibly be added to.

post #38830 of 55000
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 CD, it is a confirmed fact that your ballerdom could not possibly be added to.

Thank you for that; it sets my mind at rest. I just might quote you in my sig from now until the end of time. :-). I do need a baller watch still, and those cashmere undies that Alex K sells are intriguing ...

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Cannot believe I missed the conversation about pink. Oh well, Tasmania was fabulous. Good to be back now.

+1. Did you get caught in the storms? We had cats and dogs in Cradle, were soaked in Strahan, and saw flooding in Freycinet. Had a great time though, all the same. Thanks to PoP for some good tips.
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Hey mate, been meaning to follow up on this so thanks for prompting me.

I agree with your thesis, I think it's the same as what I'd concluded. I've also come across some literature that supports what we are saying, but also prompted me to think that even within the various latitudes and climates, how light reflects on us based on our surrounds (buildings, bush, concrete plazas - flourescent lights) will all affect our perceptions of colour.

The article dealt with animal's perceptions of colour based on diffuse or direct light environments - e.g. open plains versus heavily forested areas or under cloud cover. Different light environments favour different coloured ambient light spectra (red, yellow-green, white, blue-grey, purplish), which in turn impact on perception of colours.

Perceived colors of animals, flowers, and fruits depend upon the interaction between ambient light color and the reflectance color of the animal or plant parts. As a result, an animal or plant may have a different appearance in each environment, i.e., a color pattern may be relatively cryptic in some light environments while relatively conspicuous in others.

The article went on to point out that all the various light environments are present in Europe, Africa, Australia etc. based on the fact that you have dense/wooded/cleared forest environments in all this areas. Obviously for our purposes we are basically concerned with the urban light environment. One could assume this is largely homogenous in big cities, meaning that the greatest impact on colour perception will be cloud cover, the angle of incidence of the sunlight, and how it reflects from secondary sources such as buildings (impacted of course by the incidence - which is affected by latitude, time of year and time of day).

So Australian light, on average, is certainly different than British. Harsher. Less diffuse more of the time. More direct. Perhaps closer to Italian or Spanish light, which could be correlated for the preference for the colour palettes of those countries in the way we dress. And conversely why some combinations jar with us here, that would seem pale or washed out in wetter, cooler climes. You could take it further and argue Brisbane light or Sydney light is different to Melbourne light, where cloudy skies are more likely to diffuse the spectra, at least at certain times of the year.

The interesting thing about Melbourne is that despite cloud cover it can be surprisingly bright compared to say London.

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I was wondering where you'd been CD - the 50 books thread just wasn't the same without you.

post #38833 of 55000
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

So my current suit rotation of 2 Brionis, Hermes/Cifonelli, Zegna Su Misura, Zegna Trofeo, Kilgore Savile Row, Chester Barrie, Corneliani and Cantarelli (all from op shops) doesn't cut the mustard. Note to self; must try harder. I have two PJs as well; does that add to my ballerdom? biggrin.gif

Yep. You're a baller too icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I was wondering where you'd been CD - the 50 books thread just wasn't the same without you.

Been reading but not reviewing just yet. I must be right on 50 by now. Did you spot the link I gave to one of my Goodreads comments?
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


So my current suit rotation of 2 Brionis, Hermes/Cifonelli, Zegna Su Misura, Zegna Trofeo, Kilgore Savile Row, Chester Barrie, Corneliani and Cantarelli (all from op shops) doesn't cut the mustard. Note to self; must try harder. I have two PJs as well; does that add to my ballerdom? biggrin.gif

 

 

Can't argue with that good sir :)

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