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post #4036 of 53664
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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. The hotpants and singlet look is the latest fashion for teenage girls

eye candy
post #4037 of 53664
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
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

That probably explains why so many girls paint themselves orange these days - to try and cover up the blue tinge one gets when underdressed on a cold day.
post #4038 of 53664
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Originally Posted by ginlimetonic View Post
eye candy

Not for me. I'm too old and I have a beautiful wife as well.

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Originally Posted by tone76
That probably explains why so many girls paint themselves orange these days - to try and cover up the blue tinge one gets when underdressed on a cold day.

heh you're probably right.
post #4039 of 53664
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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?

Didn't realize you had spent so long in Japan....

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Sunday night its Toots & Maytals an big reggae show, Monday = Raul Malo

Saw them about 20 years ago in Sydney at the old Manly Vale Hotel where I saw the Straycats as well....fantastic seminal reggae. When I mentioned that I had seen them to my 22 year old son I got a look of "wow" which shows how things go round...
post #4040 of 53664
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Didn't realize you had spent so long in Japan.... Saw them about 20 years ago in Sydney at the old Manly Vale Hotel where I saw the Straycats as well....fantastic seminal reggae. When I mentioned that I had seen them to my 22 year old son I got a look of "wow" which shows how things go round...
My Rock n Funk tattooed offspring went on short notice to see BOB last night - he enjoyed it
post #4041 of 53664
I'm new to this forum and I was hoping to get some suggestions on two matters. 

Firstly, a decent cobbler in Sydney. I've had taps put on at  Coombs (for free when I bought some polish) and was wondering if they could do a resole plus topy on a bass weejun. I believe they're Blake stitched and I would prefer the soles to be stitched then some half-sole glue job. 

Secondly, what are people's recommendations for an alterations tailor in Sydney. I've previously used Looksmart in the Dymock's building and was happy with the results but they seem to get a bad wrap on this forum. They seem a little pricey for me too. I'm mostly after a place to get some trouser legs tapered and was half thinking of pinning them myself and taking them to the same place I get my hems done (local dry cleaner). I might test them on a cheap pair before I decide to give them anything I don't want ruined. 

Sorry if these topics have been covered in this thread but as far as I'm aware there's no way of searching through a thread. 

Thanks,
MG
post #4042 of 53664
For alterations, I've heard this place is very good: http://www.mrtailor.com.au/
post #4043 of 53664
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Originally Posted by math_grad View Post
I'm new to this forum and I was hoping to get some suggestions on two matters. 

Firstly, a decent cobbler in Sydney. I've had taps put on at  Coombs (for free when I bought some polish) and was wondering if they could do a resole plus topy on a bass weejun. I believe they're Blake stitched and I would prefer the soles to be stitched then some half-sole glue job. 

Secondly, what are people's recommendations for an alterations tailor in Sydney. I've previously used Looksmart in the Dymock's building and was happy with the results but they seem to get a bad wrap on this forum. They seem a little pricey for me too. I'm mostly after a place to get some trouser legs tapered and was half thinking of pinning them myself and taking them to the same place I get my hems done (local dry cleaner). I might test them on a cheap pair before I decide to give them anything I don't want ruined. 

Sorry if these topics have been covered in this thread but as far as I'm aware there's no way of searching through a thread. 

Thanks,
MG

Sullivans at Wynyard Ramp rear of station. Fred Ayoub is a great cobbler and can organize a blake restitch for you. He is resoling (Blake) a pair of shell cordovan (yes!) boat shoes for me.

Hayel and Son are good for alterations. They were in the Dymocks building but have moved.

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
For alterations, I've heard this place is very good:

http://www.mrtailor.com.au/

AUD10 to shorten pants is very cheap.
post #4044 of 53664
Had a good time at Elvis Costello on Thursday night.

The baby sitter was an 18 year old niece of a friend. She's out here from Scotland on holiday. Didn't know who EC was. Felt very old.
post #4045 of 53664
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AUD10 to shorten pants is very cheap.

And by all accounts he's very good, too. There's a thread dedicated to him on this forum somewhere.
post #4046 of 53664
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post
Had a good time at Elvis Costello on Thursday night.

The baby sitter was an 18 year old niece of a friend. She's out here from Scotland on holiday. Didn't know who EC was. Felt very old.

My wife commented that she's never seen so much grey hair (or lack of hair) at a pop concert. I saw a few father and son duos...and some parents who brought they 8-10 yo daughter along.

I wouldn't worry too much about what 18 yo's think...most of them have never seen the original Star Wars trilogy.
post #4047 of 53664
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
My wife commented that she's never seen so much grey hair (or lack of hair) at a pop concert. I saw a few father and son duos...and some parents who brought they 8-10 yo daughter along.

I wouldn't worry too much about what 18 yo's think...most of them have never seen the original Star Wars trilogy.

Good point!

I am going to make her a present of 'My aim is true'. Everyone deserves to hear that at least once in their life.
post #4048 of 53664
Any Melbournians looking to buy new shoe trees online? If you are I'd like to be included so we can split the shipping.
post #4049 of 53664
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Any Melbournians looking to buy new shoe trees online? If you are I'd like to be included so we can split the shipping.
Perhaps it's that time again.
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=126888
post #4050 of 53664
Toots & Maytals and the Raggae show was dreadfully^ disappointing last night. If I had wanted to see a crowd of 25 year old dreadlocked scruffy stoned white boys singing Toots greatest hits out of tune I would have gone elsewhere*.....

otoh Mavis Staples @71 yo a few nights ago was absolutely fantastic - in top form.

^ small Rasta pun

* Thats not true - if I had wanted to see them I was in the right place.
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