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post #38866 of 58047
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Has Uniqlo opened yet in Aus?

I'm back in Shanghai and dropped in to the Uniqlo at Grand Gateway the other day. Full of win. Fantastic shawl-collar knit cardies, decent Japanese thermal underwear (with arms long enough for laowai, unlike the Chinese ones); "fun" flannel shirts with jumbled-up colours and patterns; slim-fit stretch chinos for the hipsters; truckloads of other goodies.

I walked away with a shawl cardigan, a thin cardigan, thermals, and a fun flannel. Damage just over A$100 for the lot. You see, I can thrift too. blush.gif

In other news, I've decided to go out on a limb (as it were) and commission a fully bespoke silk/linen suit from a local tailor. Now, Shanghai tailors don't have a particularly stellar reputation. So this is definitely a gamble. Even bigger gamble is the fabric, which is from a Chinese loom. But the swatch looks and feels very nice.

Total cost will be just over A$1K* and they are throwing in a MTM linen shirt. So, assuming the suit turns out to be wearable, it's definitely a bargain. And this is definitely my last sartorial purchase for the year. ffffuuuu.gif  


* (I am getting a special price because I am good friends with the shop owner.)

You going with Amy, Cox?
post #38867 of 58047
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

You've been had, twice.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post
 
 
There is no need to be condescending.

 

Agreed. Let's leave it at that.

post #38868 of 58047
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I realise that getting something made up for you gives you the opportunity to get something that you can't find off-the-rack, but it also pays to consider just how much wear you'll get out of it. There's not much point in paying $1k for a bespoke suit if you're only going to wear it a few times a year.

 

It's a very good point. This suit is for a special occasion. Outside of that, I will probably wear the upper half as an odd jacket from time to time. Possibly ditto for the pants.

 

This project is also a kind of trial run for the tailor's skills. If it goes well, I will continue to use him. I don't think A$1K is too much for bespoke, regardless of where the tailor is based, as long as the outcome is successful. 

 

I do appreciate the feedback, also from Pete, even if I don't agree with some of the specifics in his post.

post #38869 of 58047
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

It's a very good point. This suit is for a special occasion. Outside of that, I will probably wear the upper half as an odd jacket from time to time. Possibly ditto for the pants.

This project is also a kind of trial run for the tailor's skills. If it goes well, I will continue to use him. I don't think A$1K is too much for bespoke, regardless of where the tailor is based, as long as the outcome is successful. 

I do appreciate the feedback, also from Pete, even if I don't agree with some of the specifics in his post.

Glad we are back on the right track. Look forward to the outcome and pics. If it works out, 1k will be well spent, and possibility of bringing your own cloth for CMT in the future.

PS three chicks per week was possible in younger days, specifically in Perth during summer, back in the days when the USD/aUD rate was 0.50. Happy days.
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:cheers:

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You only get to ride this merry go round once so if a pinkish bespoke suit is going to increase your enjoyment along the ride I say go for it.  At least that's what I tell myself when I want to buy something that makes no financial sense.  speaking of which back to carsales...

post #38872 of 58047

I remember a few pages ago we where discussing what a manly colour pink is, enjoy Cox!

post #38873 of 58047
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Glad we are back on the right track. Look forward to the outcome and pics. If it works out, 1k will be well spent, and possibility of bringing your own cloth for CMT in the future.

PS three chicks per week was possible in younger days, specifically in Perth during summer, back in the days when the USD/aUD rate was 0.50. Happy days.
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

It's a very good point. This suit is for a special occasion. Outside of that, I will probably wear the upper half as an odd jacket from time to time. Possibly ditto for the pants.

This project is also a kind of trial run for the tailor's skills. If it goes well, I will continue to use him. I don't think A$1K is too much for bespoke, regardless of where the tailor is based, as long as the outcome is successful. 

I do appreciate the feedback, also from Pete, even if I don't agree with some of the specifics in his post.

Coxsackr and petepan no need to argue over a bloody suit.
That pink fabric is boss. Gatsby style. fing02[1].gif
Edited by md2010 - 10/6/13 at 3:25am
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Go the Chickens one of the best GF's in years. Been sluming in Bondi the last couple of days so will digest and respond to the colour theory discussion, only recently learnt the dogs and certain monkeys only see in b&w.

Michael Sy for what it's worth my vote us for tie number 3.
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Does anyone know if Emma Alberici is single?

 

total fox. 

post #38876 of 58047
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Coxsackr and petepan no need to argue over a bloody suit.

 

We is dun arguin and is bestest m8tes now.

post #38877 of 58047
My condolences to my fellow Sea Eagles supporters....
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Guys serious business here, 

 

Do i want a full or half length stapler?

post #38879 of 58047
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Guys serious business here, 

Do i want a full or half length stapler?

If you have ever seen the film "Office Space", then you will know that there is only one choice - Swingline.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


If you have ever seen the film "Office Space", then you will know that there is only one choice - Swingline.

 

 

 

Specifically this: http://www.swingline.com/swingline/us/us/p/2283/S7074736E/swingline%C2%AE-747%C2%AE-rio-red-stapler-20-sheet-stapling-capacity-limited-lifetime-warranty.aspx

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