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post #4021 of 52536
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
...$109 for a suit jacket is amazing value compared to the overpriced crap we're used to...
Are they either 100% Wool or 100% Cotton? If they are other retailers should be crapping their pants. I saw a douchy Myer brand Blaq jacket that is 50% polyester for $200! fxh: weren't you paying a little too much attention to them? :P
post #4022 of 52536
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
I just got back from the CBD. There are these multiple gangs of teenage girls around 14 - 16, in groups of 5 or 6, hanging around in an almost identical uniform of cut off denim short shorts showing bum cheeks, white singlets or crop tops, short white socks and sneakers. Are they organised crime gangs of private school girls taking over from Hells Angels - due to the new laws - or are they following some fashion fad?
It's the same here. It's school holidays, and they're roaming the streets everywhere. The hotpants and singlet look is the latest fashion for teenage girls
post #4023 of 52536
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
It's the same here. It's school holidays, and they're roaming the streets everywhere. That's the latest fashion for teenage girls

There are hundreds of them heading out this way (Docklands) ... I'm guesssing there is a concert or something going on.

Anyone going to the MCC ball tonight?
post #4024 of 52536
There were hoards at Southern Cross as well...it was like something out of the Twilight Zone. I'm off to Elvis Costello tonight.
post #4025 of 52536
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
There are hundreds of them heading out this way (Docklands) ... I'm guesssing there is a concert or something going on.

I can hazard a guess they are not going to the Bob Dylan concert.

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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
Anyone going to the MCC ball tonight?

I was going but I'm still waiting on my green hermes leather breast wallet to be made - but even worse - I ordered a pair of pants from the worlds best pants maker in Napoli and they still haven't turned up*

* small trouser cuff pun - turn up.
post #4026 of 52536
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
There were hoards at Southern Cross as well...it was like something out of the Twilight Zone.

I'm off to Elvis Costello tonight.

I saw MAvis Staples, Blind Boys and Aaron Neville last night - Mavis was just extraordinary and her guitarist - this guy Rick Holstrom was an amazing find for me.

I am being pestered to see Bob tonight - dunno

Sunday night its Toots & Maytals an big reggae show, Monday = Raul Malo
post #4027 of 52536
I really hate shopping for shoes online!
I have a pair of:
7.5UK from Herring thats 30.5cm long and 10.5cm wide
7.5UK of Sutor Mantellassi that's 29.5cm x 10cm
7.5AU of something I rather not mention that's measured about the same as the Sutors.

Herrings are much too big ( had to put in a thick insole and wear thick socks for them).
The Sutors fit nice and snug, as are those that should not be named.

Which of those are more close to the average 7.5UK measurements?
And what size should I get for a pair of Cheaneys in 11028 last?
post #4028 of 52536
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
fxh: weren't you paying a little too much attention to them? :P

blahboy - these days I only look at them to wonder how they don't catch a cold or kidney chill.

Its all I can do to hold myself back from going over to them and saying "You really should cover up or you'll get a chill".

I also worry about them falling off very high heels.

As far as erotic interest - I prefer women not girls.
post #4029 of 52536
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Are they either 100% Wool or 100% Cotton? If they are other retailers should be crapping their pants. I saw a douchy Myer brand Blaq jacket that is 50% polyester for $200!

If any of youse have been looking for a Harrington G9 /G4 type jacket - Sportscraft and Nautica have a few new models out. ~$200.

The Nautica is a lighter one with only elastic at a small side band. The Sportscraft has a fabric stretch around band but a heavier jacket.

I didn't really look at them much - just had a walkby. The Sportscraft at least has been looking at Barracuda and has a nod to the original with its checked/tartan lining.
post #4030 of 52536
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
blahboy - these days I only look at them to wonder how they don't catch a cold or kidney chill.

Its all I can do to hold myself back from going over to them and saying "You really should cover up or you'll get a chill".

I also worry about them falling off very high heels.

As far as erotic interest - I prefer women not girls.

I was saying the same thing to my wife as a gaggle of them passed us walking down the street. A cold southerly was blowing, we were rugged up accordingly, and those girls looked like they were heading to the beach
post #4031 of 52536
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
I just got back from the CBD.

There are these multiple gangs of teenage girls around 14 - 16, in groups of 5 or 6, hanging around in an almost identical uniform of cut off denim short shorts showing bum cheeks, white singlets or crop tops, short white socks and sneakers.

Are they organised crime gangs of private school girls taking over from Hells Angels - due to the new laws - or are they following some fashion fad?

What's new with this? Don't you get out in public? Its been a look for while now, but with winter coming it should disappear till spring, but with the school holidays they flock in public en masse.

The wife works at a Catholic Girls HS and this look is the bane of their existence, that and those ballet pumps or was that last years fashion horror story. Now if it twenty somethings wearing those shorts that would be a different aesthetic valuation.
post #4032 of 52536
Too tired and hung over to make much comment other than meh to the Age http://www.theage.com.au/executive-s...420-1doco.html
post #4033 of 52536
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post
Too tired and hung over to make much comment other than meh to the Age http://www.theage.com.au/executive-s...420-1doco.html
As well as to every one of those commentards. Funny thing is, this article makes no sense if it is applied generally and compared to an earlier article somewhere that states there is a growing number of people going all 'dandy' and what not. So a necktie is both dying AND growing in popularity.
post #4034 of 52536
"I've even seen some men at black tie functions opting for the James Bond look - black suit and opened white shirt with the bow tie slung around the neck un-tied (very lame)"

Fixed
post #4035 of 52536
The same two articles contradicting each other are printed every couple of weeks. It's similar to the journalists portrayed in "Lost Illusions", just stale rather than deeply cynical.
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