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GN - get to Kiyomizu (or was is Chiomizu - Journeyman help!). Totally rad!

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Macha?

Matcha. Oops, GN is now looking for a chocolate powdered drink.
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Also saw about 3 of these at the opshop.

Those mongrel things are bad for my blood pressure.
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Kyoto - I loved Gion and Nishiki Market! GN sounds like an epic trip!

I actually agree with settling things via fit battle. May the best fit pic win! Otherwise, moar fighting!!! Fight fight fight! Oli has the sharper tongue but is losing the good guy battle here. Free preservative artificial tears for the winner!
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Matcha. Oops, GN is now looking for a chocolate powdered drink.

 

I thought it was something Japanese like mochi :)

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In other news, in Tokyo. over the weekend, I went to Joel Rubochon for lunch

 

Excellent! Which Joel Robuchon though? I believe there's four or five in Tokyo.

 

With summer coming (or maybe having come and gone for Sydney) I feel loafers should be on the agenda! 

 

You can get some good-quality invisible socks from ASOS.com (falke). Recently received mine. Some pictures and a quick review here.

 

I know it's not for everyone, but I personally like the no sock look, and I like that it keeps you cooler. I wouldn't actually wear no socks with shoes though -- stinks em up.

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Excellent! Which Joel Robuchon though? I believe there's four or five in Tokyo.

 

With summer coming (or maybe having come and gone for Sydney) I feel loafers should be on the agenda! 

 

You can get some good-quality invisible socks from ASOS.com (falke). Recently received mine. Some pictures and a quick review here.

 

I know it's not for everyone, but I personally like the no sock look, and I like that it keeps you cooler. I wouldn't actually wear no socks with shoes though -- stinks em up.

 

Asos has 30% off, which makes those Falkes $10ea landed. Not bad. If only Asos stocked other decent brands :(

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Asos has 30% off, which makes those Falkes $10ea landed. Not bad. If only Asos stocked other decent brands :(

 

Totally forgot to mention that sale!

 

They stock some nice jeans and jackets every now and then, but they're quite pricey (still cheaper than buying in Aus though).

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GN - get to Kiyomizu (or was is Chiomizu - Journeyman help!). Totally rad!

Yes, Kiyomizu-dera. It's well worth walking over to the little temple off to the right-hand-side of the main temple, along a little track. It gives you a good vantage point to look back over at the main hall and the deck of Kiyomizu-dera.

Hopefully, the autumn foliage will be stunning at this time of year.

It's a lovely temple and the walk up towards it is nice, too. Whilst there are some crappy tourist shops selling tacky t-shirts, there are some really nice little shops selling mochi or other snacks, as well as others selling handmade souvenirs of various kinds. The streets around it are quite atmospheric, with quite a few older buildings and some cobbled streets.

GN - if you visit Ginkaku-ji (the garden is very nice) and if you have time, it would be nice to take a stroll along the tetsugaku-no-michi, the Philosopher's Path, which stretches from just beyond Ginkaku-ji down to Eikan-do and Nanzen-ji. It's a lovely walk that (from memory) takes about an hour.

You'll walk along beside a little canal/stream, past local houses and a few little cafes and teahouses. It's a peaceful, pleasant walk.
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In other news, in Tokyo. over the weekend, I went to Joel Rubochon for lunch, had cocktails in the High Five bar at Ginza during a 5.5 earthquake, sampled 17 year old Yamazaki single malt in the Suntory Whisky Den, caught Paul McCartney at the Tokyo Dome last night, grabbed the bullet train to Kyoto and an just waiting to check in.

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Excellent! Which Joel Robuchon though? I believe there's four or five in Tokyo.


GN - it sounds as though you are having an excellent time.

I think that there are three Robuchon restaurants in Tokyo, although I could be out of date. The most formal, called something like Chateau Restaurant Robuchon, is in a chateau-style building in Yebisu, which looks very out of place surrounded by tall office buildings. It actually has a couple of dining rooms. The second is L'Atelier Robuchon in Roppongi (which had massive, massive lines outside when it first opened a decade or so back, as they didn't take reservations). The third is a cafe/patisserie, La Boutique de Robuchon in Marunouchi, the central banking district.

Of course, I could well be out of date and, if so, I apologise. Robuchon is certainly madly successful in Japan and very famous there.
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Reminder to Melbourne people - especially those around the inner south of the city and CBD

Wear for Success is having a SALE
Friday 22nd Nov between 12-7 and Saturday 23rd November 10-4 at our premises at 149 Dorcas Street South Melbourne.

Wear for Success is the only not for profit organisation in Victoria specialising in providing free, quality work clothing and grooming advice to disadvantaged men, as well as women. This may include suits, ties, shoes or other appropriate work-related clothing. For many men, the self-esteem that comes with quality clothes and a secure job is the starting point on their journey to a better life.

The November Sale offers up fabulous frocks and lots of summer pants and tops, some priced as low as $5. Shoes, shoes with straps and high, high heels, all colours, and all sizes. Cool summer knitwear, looks great over print dresses and skirts. This sale introduces men’s new nifty looking dinner suits, all dressed and ready to go. These are very limited, so best to pop in on the Friday.

It’s fun, it’s great value and it’s helping us maintain our service to the disadvantaged people we help.

All the $$ from the sale of clothing go toward purchasing suitable clothing for the people who are referred to our service from Job Networks, Salvation Army, Refugee Centres, various rehab organisations and job assistance programs.

The clothes are at BETTER than opshop prices and are in better condition. The stuff that goes into the sale is usually the quality and brand name stuff that might not be just right for an initial interview at a basic job. EG Linen jacket. By selling this clothing we raise money to purchase items which are in short supply or we don't get donated much - like shoes - we buy new old stock special deal shoes for $20 for our people and surprisingly we are always always very short of plain white shirts.

If you buy something you help us purchase needed items. We also accept donations of clothing in good condition. Especially white shirts in all sizes - Large Regular and Small.

Although as a service we help far more men than women we have a much larger stock of womens wear, including shiploads of barely worn fashion shoes of all types, dresses, skirts etc - perhaps 20 or 30 times the Mens For Sale section volume .

So bring along your mother, sister, girlfriend, cousins, your wife and/or your mistress - they will have the most fun. Remember we are talking prices around $5 - $20 for designer clothes.

Mens suits are limited in number but I have picked out a few that might interest punters here..

1 x Suit - Corneliani size 54 Subtle grey with blue windowpane single breasted.
1 x Suit - Lauren (Ralph Lauren) Made in Canada 41R medium beige colour
1 x Suit - Zegna DB Charcoal mid grey with faint pinstripes size 56
1 x Jacket /Sport Coat - Zegna grey - wool cashmere 42L
1 x Incotex twill trousers size 56 beige

There are other sports coats and casual jackets.

There are a bunch of 50 or so NWT Dinner suits - some with very large sizes eg over 44. These are not brand names and not floating canvas etc. Some trousers have elastic waist expanding side tabs. There are a few styles - some peaked lapels, some notched a few shawls. All lapels satin. Will suit that odd occasion you need a dinner suit or may suit someone you know for a school formal.

There are many many mens shirts in good condition.

After you have picked through the stuff at Wear For Success, and purchased a few amazingly spiffy and cheap, handbags, shoes and outfits for you beloved female friends, you can wander around to Azzaro and look a what they have , have a coffee, or wander up to Beggar Man Thief Shoes store on Clarendon Street. Then up to the market for some Dims Sims.

All in all a great clothes day out. And you help others.

You can ask me for me details if you need them
http://www.wearforsuccess.org.au/news.html

Also don't forget you can organise a collection of clothes at your workplace - for men and women - just get in touch with me or lennier and we'll tell you how and assist.


To get there: you can drive, ride a bike or catch No1 tram from Flinders Street to Port Melb Beach - it wiggles around the arts center and ABC then stops right in front of Wear For Success. Or from Collins you can catch a tram that turns into Spencer street goes up Clarendon and get off and walk down Dorcas. Docklands just catch the Spencer Street tram to South Melb.
Edited by fxh - 11/19/13 at 4:07am
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Sounds great fxh. Will try to make it along.
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Wear For Success gives men confidence and helps them look and feel the part when they go for interviews.

But Wear For Success needs your help – it needs mens shoes desperately.

Imagine preparing for an interview. It's your first opportunity to secure employment in months. You put on your shirt and your suit. You tie your tie and you put on your socks. You go to put on your shoes, but the toe is scuffed and unpolished (your big toe nearly popping out), the heel is worn and the laces frayed. You feel embarrassed and your confidence is low because all you can think about is what your interviewer will think of how you look and why you decided to wear those tired, old shoes.

This is a scenario that hundreds of men face daily. That’s why we’re calling for your help.


If you have black or brown leather lace up or slip-on shoes in good condition and that you no longer need, please donate them to Wear For Success.
We’re not prejudiced though – if you have any appropriate mens dress or training shoes/boots that you no longer wear, then please donate them as well.

Again contact myself or lennier for more info or help


McCLOUD SHOES
For a limited period McCloud Shoes will generously donate $25.00 for every new pair of shoes purchased by a member or friend of The Expert Network. Simply mention your involvement with Wear for Success at the time of purchase.
www.mccloud.com.au


www.wearforsuccess.com.au
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GN - it sounds as though you are having an excellent time.

I think that there are three Robuchon restaurants in Tokyo, although I could be out of date. The most formal, called something like Chateau Restaurant Robuchon, is in a chateau-style building in Yebisu, which looks very out of place surrounded by tall office buildings. It actually has a couple of dining rooms. The second is L'Atelier Robuchon in Roppongi (which had massive, massive lines outside when it first opened a decade or so back, as they didn't take reservations). The third is a cafe/patisserie, La Boutique de Robuchon in Marunouchi, the central banking district.

Of course, I could well be out of date and, if so, I apologise. Robuchon is certainly madly successful in Japan and very famous there.

 

I went to the one in Roppongi Hills - in addition to the great food, the decor was beautiful as well. Thanks for the suggestions, we'll aim to visit those places during our time here.

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Just pulled the trigger one a black pair of 905 Carmina chukkas from American Tailors.

 

Given that they generally have very narrow last, I was surprised at how perfect the Simpson last fit me. I have a pair in the Forest last in cordovan and they are very tight!

 

Also, has there been any new shops that sell good shoe trees? I went into Double Monk who sell generic ones for $49, but are out of stock.


No ideas on shoe trees (I don't like the Loake ones from McCloud)? I would consider online and buy about 4 or so.

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