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post #41101 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

Shop the finest has some Saint Crispin's shoes @ $700ish if anyone is interested.

Phew - thankfully, there's nothing in my size.

However, if some small-footed Australian member doesn't jump on these boots, they should be drummed out of StyleForum!!
post #41102 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post
 

Shop the finest has some Saint Crispin's shoes @ $700ish if anyone is interested.

Nothing in mine either. :plain:

post #41103 of 54953
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Originally Posted by boff View Post

PSA - Lands End, 30% off everything. code FRIEND30 pin 1130

Seems to work for everything, they've got shirts marked down to $16.70 and then you get the discount on top. Can anyone recommend an OCBD from them? Was going to get the 'Supima Hyde Park Oxford Dress Shirt'.

Thanks for this. Ended up buying several shirts and 2 ties.

 

http://www.landsend.com/pp/StylePage-434099_A7.html

 

been looking for one of those for ages.

post #41104 of 54953

Dupe.

post #41105 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Phew - thankfully, there's nothing in my size.

However, if some small-footed Australian member doesn't jump on these boots, they should be drummed out of StyleForum!

Someone drum me out....I range from 5.5 to 6 (no I am not female :P) but I'm in no purchase for a while and I doubt their lasts fit my feet (wide). Maybe there's someone else with mouse like feet here?

post #41106 of 54953

Wurger, get on this mate!

 

Then again, he just had a pair of Crispies MTO.

post #41107 of 54953
Question time.

BAM! Hit me with answers, please.

1. I am in Sydney next weekend. Need accommodation. Where should I stay?

2. Does anyone here have pictures of/own Church's in ebony calfskin? Interested to know more.
post #41108 of 54953

Hi Gents,

Can Romp or someone else explain the actual difference between a suit made at PJohnson and a suit made at Suit Shop?  Are they basically an identical product made in the same factory, etc, but just a different selection of fabrics and less hand holding in the process?  Or is there a significant difference like full canvas versus half canvas?

 

Thanks!

 

 

PS:  apologies if this has been covered already . . . tried to search but couldn't find anything detailed.

post #41109 of 54953
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Question time.

BAM! Hit me with answers, please.

1. I am in Sydney next weekend. Need accommodation. Where should I stay?

2. Does anyone here have pictures of/own Church's in ebony calfskin? Interested to know more.

 

1. Stay in a backpacker's hostel in the city. You'll rarely get the chance to feel like you're 21 again.

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Originally Posted by npvpositive View Post
 

Guys,

Can anyone explain the difference between a suit made at PJohnson and a suit made at Suit Shop?  Are they basically an identical product made in the same factory, etc?  Or is there a significant difference like full canvas versus half canvas?

 

Thanks!

 

 

PS:  apologies if this has been covered already . . . tried to search but couldn't find anything detailed.

 

Npv, the products are different. Romp - the founder of Suit Shop has worked with Patrick to develop Suit Shop. Different factories, different pricing. They might even work out of the same building (Romp and Patrick). I'm hoping to get a suit from either before year's end! Though, I think I might be Romp's first barred customer.

post #41110 of 54953
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Originally Posted by npvpositive View Post

Guys,
Can anyone explain the difference between a suit made at PJohnson and a suit made at Suit Shop?  Are they basically an identical product made in the same factory, etc?  Or is there a significant difference like full canvas versus half canvas?

Thanks!


PS:  apologies if this has been covered already . . . tried to search but couldn't find anything detailed.

Same block, different workshop

Suit shop does fused, half and full canvas machine finished

Pjohnson is only full canvas or unstructured machine or handfinished and much broader cloth and options
post #41111 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Wurger, get on this mate!

Then again, he just had a pair of Crispies MTO.

yeah, unfortunately, got a few blisters on my right pinky toe, and now an allergic reaction from the corn rubber bandaid, so can't wear my new St Crispins, and most of my shoes for some time....
post #41112 of 54953

Where do you guys get your pinky rings?

 

this is mine:

 

post #41113 of 54953
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post
 

Shop the finest has some Saint Crispin's shoes @ $700ish if anyone is interested.

 

Yeah, so uh, I was meant to be saving more money. That lasted about ... 1 week?

 

Thanks for the tip though. Got a pair of Sutor Mantellassi loafers.

post #41114 of 54953
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Hi Gents,

Singapore on business next week. Assuming I get any time to do so, any suggestions other than Uniqlo (and possibly Vanda) to check out?

Thanks!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

It's been a while since I've been in Singapore, but the relatively new "Gardens by the Bay" are great and are well worth a look.

Getting some Hainan chicken rice from a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with formica tables and white-tiled walls is a must. I don't know if it's still there, but there used to be a great one pretty much around the corner from Raffles in Seah or Purvis Streets as you're heading away from Beach Rd towards Bugis Junction.

Another great thing to do is to grab some hawker food, possibly from the big hawker centre like Lau Pa Sat (also known as Telok Ayer), which is in the central business area in a rather ornate, open-sided building made of cast iron with a clocktower on top, that resembles a Victorian-era bandstand.

If you haven't tried it before, look for some martabak/murtabak to have as one of your dinner dishes, and have some ais kacang for dessert (although the latter might be an acquired taste).

 

 

+1 on Gardens by the Bay, drop into Pollen for a bite. Pollen is Jason Atherton's (ex-head chef at maze, and also of Pollen Street Social in London) new project.

 

+100 on the Hainanese Chicken Rice and other Chinese dishes. That place is called Chin Chin Eating House. Ask any cabbie to bring you there, and you will earn mad props.

 

Murtabak at Zam Zam (on Jalan Sultan). Either after murtabak (but I recommend before), drop into Bar Stories for a better version of the Singapore Sling. Say hi to Jeff, and ask him to give you my seat. Call ahead.

 

In the same area is Maison Ikkoku, another cocktail bar. Say hi to Ethan for me.

 

Both Jeff and Ethan are 2 of the best mixologists outside Japan and Hong Kong.

 

For lunch, I'd suggest some Padang food (Indonesian), head to Minang. It is right outside Sultan Mosque (also a heritage site). Or some Hock Lam Beef Noodles near Chinatown.

 

Dempsey Village is a calm place to check out.

 

Immigrants, Keong Saik Snacks are great places for local fare in a comfortable setting. Great adaptations of classics.

 

Coffee - I'm a little apprehensive to suggest coffee to a Melbourne local, but 2 places of note: Chye Seng Huat Hardware and The Plain. Vincent who runs The Plain is an ex-Melbournite.

 

Tanjong Beach Club is fun, not nearly as wanky as The Ivy Pool.

 

I'm a little out of touch myself, but these are places of note for a Singaporean experience. I didn't suggest any of the international cuisines because Melbourne will definitely have an upper hand.

 

For a Singaporean breakfast, take the leap and order some roti prata, some kaya toast with runny soft boiled eggs. Head to Ya Kun for the toast and eggs. 

 

Plus, you'll be surprised at how sometimes the $1 coffees (or as we call it, kopi) from hawker centres hit the spot with the generous dollop of condensed milk. You can have it without, but really, why would you? (Ya Kun also has that hawker-type kopi, but at 3x the price).

 

You gotta applaud the next generation of Ya Kun's owners:

 

post #41115 of 54953
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post


+100 on the Hainanese Chicken Rice and other Chinese dishes. That place is called Chin Chin Eating House. Ask any cabbie to bring you there, and you will earn mad props.

I'm amazed that I managed to remember where it was, as I haven't eaten there for years. I just stumbled upon it whilst wandering around and it was great, so it's good to hear that it has a strong reputation.

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post


Murtabak at Zam Zam (on Jalan Sultan).


I just did a quick internet search and this sounds and looks good - I'll have to file it away for future reference.

As an aside, I don't know whether to be impressed or concerned by the fact that all of Nabilmust's recommendations are for places to eat and drink!

For someone who's thin, he's certainly dedicated to the consumption of food! wink.gif
Edited by Journeyman - 11/6/13 at 1:12pm
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