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If you measure your feet correctly, check the Brannock sizing scale, ask the manufacturer or the vendor, before SF.

You should at worst get within half a size of your correct fitting, and should error on the slight large size, since an insole can make up the half size difference.
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wow, nice light hearted read, although makes you wonder.

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Well, I would agree with everything you said - if we're talking about a static market in a spherical vacuum. However, this isn't macroeconomics 101, and the reality is, believe it or not, somewhat more complicated than what Buffett would have you believe.


The most obvious point I would question is in using examples from the 80s and 90s to justify why Aquila can continue to drop labour costs in the present day Australian market. Basically, in the 90s you had the biggest source of manpower in Asia and China opening up to trade, giving you an enormous source of cheap labour. Where's your billion workers willing to accept a low enough wage to make shifting capital profitable today? No matter how smart or right Buffett might be, with the wrong interpretation and application his words mean nothing.


P.S. I thought the Baltic Dry index was some transportation cost thing, which I just equate to oil prices because it's the cost with most variance?

We are not talking about Aquila shoes only. We are talking about cheap shoes. In over 30 years of shopping for shoes, there was never any trouble in finding shoes between the 10to 50 bucks range. Price inflation in this area appears non existent. Same cant be said with high end shoes though.

As to decreasing costs, human inqenuity, evil selfish capitalism and technology always find a way. I am happy to make a bet with you that in 50 years time, the inflation adjusted costs of producing basic commodities will be much lower than what it is today.

In any case, it was just a good natured ribbing intended. Plus i am genuinely interested in your views of decreasing costs versus inflation. PM if interested in taking further.

Ps hehe, to be pedantic, biggest variance factor for baltic is capacity.
Edited by Petepan - 11/12/13 at 1:47am
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post



We are not talking about Aquila shoes only. We are talking about cheap shoes. In over 30 years of shopping for shoes, there was never any trouble in finding shoes between the 10to 50 bucks range. Price inflation in this area appears non existent. Same cant be said with high end shoes though.

As to decreasing costs, human inqenuity, evil selfish capitalism and technology always find a way. I am happy to make a bet with you that in 50 years time, the inflation adjusted costs of producing basic commodities will be much lower than what it is today.

In any case, it was just a good natured ribbing intended. Plus i am genuinely interested in your views of decreasing costs versus inflation. PM if interested in taking further.


Hm, I came a bit late to the discussion and intruded into the bit where we were talking about Aquila. I think I can agree with you entirely on the cheap basic shoes, rather than the entry level fashion brands who have more significant costs than just the materials and labour going into the product.

Apologies if i sounded a bit condescending or aggressive - I tend to do that when talking about economic theory - just a habit after seeing it often misused by the neocons/libertarians - you can be assured that I was only chucking ribs your way as well. 

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Perkal Bros Shoes in action


How is the leather quality?
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pretty average, rough finishing too, due to their old age.
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^ I'm surprised those shoes don't look better.
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Originally Posted by JimmyHoffa View Post

I get mine from Double Monk in Melbourne and Exquisite Trimmings in the U.K.

Ring Double Monk, ask them what you want and they'll quote you including shipping.

P.S Pink Socks, that last Guinness add has just made me crave a drink - majorly.

Forget Saphir. It stinks. Use Collonil 1909.
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Forget Saphir. It stinks. Use Collonil 1909.

Same shit, different smell.

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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Forget Saphir. It stinks. Use Collonil 1909.
My supplier tells me that the old Diamant is now all re-branded to 1909 from now on. Seems to be the same stuff comparing my jars.
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Same shit, different smell.

Collonil is easier to apply and brings a better shine than Saphir IMO. Saphir cream leaves a thick gunk if applied too much or in dry weather. Plus Collonil easier to buy locally.

 

Some pics of today's outfit (apologies for poor phone pics):

 

 

 

Suit: PS London Byard

Shirt: Ingram

PS: Paul Smith

Tie: Thomas Pink

Shoe: Carmina Burgundy Shell

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I usually have the work experience kid keep me up to date – sorry about this week.
But be reassured as you all know:: Ref: Matthew 18:20

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First you say publicly you'll kill for a Loake shop then this!

Is there a specific type of law related to funerary and cremation services? eg, when someone is booked for improper cremation, mortuary services etc? or is it simply a conflation of other areas such as local council and planning, administrative and contract?

I think you'd better see someone and have a chat and/or stop snorting that crack and listening to bad gangsta rap. Killing and disposing of a body is not a good look – on the oz clothing thread – more suited to The Conversation.

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Loner

JM, TBM (awesome moustache!), FXH- How would you rate lands end's chinos, looking at these boring ones atm: Plain Front Original?

– You just missed the LE 30% off everything sale. In addition their postage is now cheaper to oz and I understand they are about to standardise postage to oz – to the same as USA and free offers – I think.

As regards chinos – boring – I wasn’t aware chinos were meant to be exciting or whatever.

For some reason I am not privy to, LE has drastically reduced their range/models of chinos in the last 12 months. There used to be many more options. The ones I like are no longer made/offered. They were thicker material but soft and cut a bit narrow all the way and with a nice high rise. I used to order them by the product number # to be sure. They haven’t been on their website for over 12 months but earlier this year I found out they had some in the warehouse so I ordered the last 6 in my size – or anyone’s size – for $6 each {wink} they are still in the box waiting til I wear out my current 7 pair. The ones left that LE do sell vary a lot the main difference is that they seem to be lowering the rise each iteration – so that the skinny ones are silly low. In addition depending on the vagaries of manufacturing their models will vary somewhat in colours and material and some details. Can be frustrating. I do have one older pair of their “originals” and they are slightly wider at cuff and a bit loose around legs and lighter material – but good in their own way for hotter weather. If you poke around on their site you will see that there are a few .pdfs on some models that gives measurements like rise etc. Best with LE to wait till they have 30% off everything – order one of every model and a size up or down and – then try them all on. Then for $10 you can send what you don’t want back.

The ties that bind. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Deliberately having the back blades longer or the whole thing hanging down the fly below belt line, like you left “accidently” your dick out, is just too try hard.
HC is right. This is the way to put on your tie if you are a man.
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I'm different. I flip the collar, then put my tie around loose and then flip the collar down (making sure the tie isn't showing at the back) Then button the top button, do my tie up and straighten it up. An old italian tailor I used to work with at Fletcher Jones once told me the flipping the collar down while it's buttoned isn't good for it and I guess I've always just run with it. It probably makes no difference truth be told.
Shirts
This shirt of PG is a far superior fit than that body hugging thing of the Italian bloke.
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This is one of my favourite shirt fit's; found this on Put This On via mostexerent when I first started getting interested in clothing:


Shoes – Price of - “Investments” – NPV Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Shoes aren’t an investment. They are an important item of clothing you utilise and eventually wear out. They do not offer an income or even capital protection (Unless s you are meister) . Unfortunately my Business Studies Intern is away this week . I asked her to do a NPV on Aquila and Meermin and Carminas. She rushed off without thinking, as do all that mob, and has gone off to Cuba to a cigar factory to interview Carmen and see the musical, with a side trip to Africa to photograph meerkats and look for eagles and get their discount rate and cash flow.

Don’t forget that initially $600 has to be borrowed @ 5%? Or perhaps, for most, CC rates of 20%
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Good quality shoes do last longer than their cheaper counterparts.
Every year my old man purchases a pair of Aquilla's for $50 on special. They last him one year of 5 days a week wear for about 12 hours a day.
Let's say a pair of Crockett and Jones would last 10 years of the same wear. These are about $600 from Double Monk, give or take.
$50x10(years)=$500
$600x1(10 years)=$600
Now add on the price of trees, topy, and the possibility of resole. The Aquilla's are better value for money.
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The trouble is shoe fitting is partly an art and not an exact science. Overlaid with fashion, aesthetics, cost considerations and perceived peer pressure. Its easy to get the art/science mix wrong.
Even experienced people get online shoe ordering wrong. Not to mention mix ups – cough cough – where you get a pair of steel capped safety work boots instead of those pink suede tasseled loafers that match you pink socks - or something. cough cough
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I actually had a crazy idea for a business based on that kind of thing a while back. Basically you would start a shoe fit database. People would put in details of shoes that they owned and that were a near perfect fit. Once the database got beyond a certain size, you could in theory come along and say "I am 10.5C (US) in AE last xyz, what's going to fit me from Alden?". Or whatever. And you'd get some logic in there so the system could extrapolate between sizes (and across brands) (e.g. the last example could have been answered by someone having a perfect fit in the relevant size 10's).
Once the database started to give sensible answers I was going to flog it to online shoe sellers in exchange for whatever they save in returns.

Clothing forums seem to be in a parallel universe whereby penniless young students have more disposable to spend on expensive clothing than income earning individuals. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Get a 28 degrees credit card! Paypal gives you a terrible conversion rate. They charge at least 200 basis points for the conversion. Where as 28 degrees will gives you as close to the spot as you can get.
Oh, and when you're applying for the 28 degrees card, don't say that you're a student with no income - that was my first mistake.
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This shirt of PG is a far superior fit than that body hugging thing of the Italian bloke.

Please elaborate on this.

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Clothing forums seem to be in a parallel universe whereby penniless young students have more disposable to spend on expensive clothing than income earning individuals

+1 !
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Clothing forums seem to be in a parallel universe whereby penniless young students have more disposable to spend on expensive clothing than income earning individuals

+1 !

 

See, I don't get the whole poor student thing. Sure some of my mates are poorer, because a, they CHOOSE to live out of home, b they rely on the government to give them money. I work at lot. Choose to stay at home(mum would die if baby boy left home anyway). I also don't blow all my money on alcohol and drugs. But at the start of next year I will be cutting my spending down considerably because I want to start saving for a house. I have plenty of friends in the same situation as me who are definitely not poor. Go to uni, work, and live at home. Student =/= poor.

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