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I've never understood why men buy different brands and styles of underwear. Surely once you find something you like, you stick with it?

So for my part I own about 15 of these http://www.jockeyaustralia.com.au/catalogue.asp?gender=m&categoryid=212&productid=821

They look and feel like skins. Ridiculously comfortable. And they're great for sport which I play a lot of.They're probably too long for most people's tastes, but I have big thighs that chafe with anything much shorter.

Yes, in terms of style they're somewhat lacking shog[1].gif
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I want something a little more special than CK. PS suggestions look awesome! Although 30 pounds for a pair of briefs is expensive. Maybe I have just lost touch.

I always get them in sales, particularly when back in Scotland around Boxing (boxers) Day sales. Must stock up again this year.

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Hey - you know me.

I was having a coffee and a Melting Moment, looked down at home/beater DBs and saw they were filthy. I slipped them off, took out laces, went into sink, ran hot water tap, wet DBs thoroughly, found some supermart liquid hand soap, rubbed it into DBs, lather up, wet some more, got old nail brush, scrubbed a bit, rinsed off lather, rinsed a bit more. Shook them dry, stuffed them full of old newspaper, placed on floor,grabbed another Melting Moment. Chest swelled with pride. Job well done. Replaced damp paper after 24 hours - forgot about it for a day - took out paper, inserted laces, plonked on feet. Had another coffee - searched for Melting Moments - all gone.

Fxh - I was quite impressed with your work. I have some bicycle oil on one of my Kimber boots so need to put some elbow grease in.

By the way, check out the Henry Carter thread...I think the discussion on high rise trousers will warm your heart.
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Today - Corduroy because it's still not spring yet!

 

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The tie is the purple knit from Henry Carter

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My new giant mofo coathangers. You call THAT a coathanger?"
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These are much bigger than the pics capture - I should have put others beside them for comparison.
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If you made these yourself, then you have my admiration.

Otherwise, tell us where you got them!
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Originally Posted by meister 
Provenance?

Donated by an admirer. I've 4 all up - so far.{wink}
They are the heaviest (I had to put the trailer on the car to get them home) , widest I've ever seen - the collar bit has a huge curve and height. Dovetail jointing in middle. They are Made in Italy - I couldn't read the company name properly but its initials are FR. Its carved (probably stamped/burnt) in in very small letters. I'll take them outside one day and read the name.
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This is probably the best outfit you have posted so far. A marked improvement from your earlier efforts. There is a certain harmony in the chaos of colours which I can't quite explain.

 

Thank you for the encouraging feedback. I don't dare go back and look at my old stuff, although I probably should.

 

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This is awkward.
I'm in Melbourne this weekend for other non-sartorial commitments. I managed to extend my stay to Monday so I could finally get a chance to hit up pjohnson, double monk and Woottens. Of course none of them are open Monday. So now I'm looking for advice on places that do keep regular hours that may be worth investigating.
Is American tailors open then and anyone know if the Carmena sale is still going?


Edit: ill still get in to pj and Wootton but both will be quick 20 min visits on the way from the station first think Saturday so it will probably be more stressful than exciting

 

American Tailors are open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, closed Sunday. I'm sure they will have some interesting stuff at full price.

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Any recommendations on where to go for breakfast round prahran/windsor while I wait Woottens to open?

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Any recommendations on where to go for breakfast round prahran/windsor while I wait Woottens to open?

Revs.

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

I always get them in sales, particularly when back in Scotland around Boxing (boxers) Day sales. Must stock up again this year.
Fxh - I was quite impressed with your work. I have some bicycle oil on one of my Kimber boots so need to put some elbow grease in.

By the way, check out the Henry Carter thread...I think the discussion on high rise trousers will warm your heart.

I don't think I'd use my method of "care" on anything too nice. Although its pretty amazing what you can do to suede.

Oil on suede is another problem depending how much its been absorbed. The problem is also that you have to wet the whole shoe surface other wise it doesn't look evenly coloured etc. I'd usually look up my fav cleaning person Shannon Lush in one of her books. Oil spots, BBQs or cooking, or some dick dropping their mayonnaise on them is a good reason to use a spray on protector. Stops oil soaking in. Water by itself isn't a big problem with suede - oil is. The reason to lather up with soap - ideally on good stuff I use Baby Shampoo - is to get lather to wash out dirt and grit when you rinse it off each time.
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Today - Corduroy because it's still not spring yet!

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The tie is the purple knit from Henry Carter

 

Looking sharp, Gerry!

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Any recommendations on where to go for breakfast round prahran/windsor while I wait Woottens to open?

Dukes. One of Melbourne's best coffees. Order the avocado hummus toast with poached egg and candied bacon.
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Dukes. One of Melbourne's best coffees. Order the avocado hummus toast with poached egg and candied bacon.

 

Sold!

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Socks and undies: Bonds

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Dukes. One of Melbourne's best coffees. Order the avocado hummus toast with poached egg and candied bacon.

 

+1

 

The chef there used to be the pastry chef from Vue De Monde. Another place for coffee is Market Lane Coffee not far from Dukes.

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There's also Tall Timber on Commercial Rd to add to the other very good suggestions.

It's a whole lot of same same, but different, when it comes to this breed of Melbourne's cafes ..
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