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Why you copying my post from a month back?

Weird - had the same thing happen about 3 weeks back (probably same poster, although I can't be arsed checking)...
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Those are very nice. I'd like to try them on though, especially as DMs are a lot less forgiving fit-wise than say lace ups.

I would say that they're more forgiving: you can add an extra hole on the straps, if need be!
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


For a second there, I thought that was some new piece of wrist bling that the newspaper style pages were pushing...
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Sigh...

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/executive-style/style/the-best-dressed-men-in-australia-20131202-2yksq.html

I don't know why I bother clicking on these things, I really don't.

 

Nick Tobias does okay. Tudehope's just over the top. 

 

The rest are just a bad smell from the 00s...

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Sigh...

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/executive-style/style/the-best-dressed-men-in-australia-20131202-2yksq.html

I don't know why I bother clicking on these things, I really don't.

Not only is Drew Hoare's style pretty OTT, but now I have a name and a face towards which to direct my anger at MJ Bale marketing...

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LOL
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Tobias needs a belt, but has a good look otherwise.

On another note, you lot seem to be pretty well travelled. I am looking to spend a few weeks in Tokyo with some friends in January. I have the option of a stopover in Singapore both ways, or Singapore on the way and HK on the way back.

I gather that Singapore is a little more accessible for a visitor, and two passes might give me a better shot. Nice airport, too.

Clothing-wise, HK has the Armoury, though I'm not sure what I would actually buy: Ring Jacket suits for about $500 more than in Japan? I don't know a great deal about what's in Singapore...
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Not only is Drew Hoare's style pretty OTT, but now I have a name and a face towards which to direct my anger at MJ Bale marketing...

LOL
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

I would say that they're more forgiving: you can add an extra hole on the straps, if need be!

I think PoP means he'll buy some Doc Martins, 12 up laces.

I'd agree monkstraps are forgiving, perhaps singles more than doubles, perhaps the most forgiving after chukkas.
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Nick Tobias does okay. Tudehope's just over the top. 

The rest are just a bad smell from the 00s...
Why do you say that? He's probably the most conservative out of all those guys.

Tobias is a nice bloke, used to come in to Robby Ingham and buy Dries Van Noten suits off me.
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Why do you say that? He's probably the most conservative out of all those guys.

Tobias is a nice bloke, used to come in to Robby Ingham and buy Dries Van Noten suits off me.

 

I saw a feature on him on P Johnson's tumblr a while back, he's pretty #sprezz.

 

That said, as a social media consultant that's probably what he's going for. 

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Sigh those were the days.(pity I missed them)
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Why the feck is he tucked up in bed wearing a tie?

Why the feck is she kneeling like a supplicant to deliver a tray?
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Tobias needs a belt, but has a good look otherwise.

On another note, you lot seem to be pretty well travelled. I am looking to spend a few weeks in Tokyo with some friends in January. I have the option of a stopover in Singapore both ways, or Singapore on the way and HK on the way back.

I gather that Singapore is a little more accessible for a visitor, and two passes might give me a better shot. Nice airport, too.

Clothing-wise, HK has the Armoury, though I'm not sure what I would actually buy: Ring Jacket suits for about $500 more than in Japan? I don't know a great deal about what's in Singapore...

TFP, if you can pop into both, it would be great, but on the other hand, if you're only going to be spending a day or two in each place, it might be best to make two passes through either Singapore and HK so that you can sample more of it, rather than not seeing much of either destination.

Here are a few posts from Gerry Nelson, Nabilmust and myself about Singapore from a little while back. I'm sure that there's also a discussion on HK somewhere back in the thread and I'll try and dig it out.

GN:
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Aside from Vanda and Uniqlo, Muji comes to mind. Ed Et Al for shoes, J Myers for leather accessories. If you have a chance, check out the book section at Louis Vuitton at Marina Bay.

You could check out The Long Bar at The Raffles Hotel but it's very touristy. If you can, do the Night Safari at the zoo and The Underwater World at Sentosa Island.

I'm sure Journeyman and Nabil will jump in with some great ideas.

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All good suggestions from Gerry.

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).

Apart from Gerry's suggestions and the above food suggestions, a few things that I enjoyed doing while I was there were:

- Walking along Beach Road past Raffles towards the Singapore River past City Hall and the Padang (the old cricket ground/sports ground, where a lot of the white populace were held when the Japanese first invaded Singapore), over the old bridge towards the Merlion and then turning right and walking up towards Clark Quay along beside the river. The area around Clark Quay has a lot of upmarket clubs and restaurants that are popular with bankers/businessmen/expats and various hangers-on, including ladyboys, but there are some nice old buildings around there, too.
- Taking a walk up the Fort Canning hill and having a look around.
- Going to the National Museum of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum (when I was there, they had a fantastic surrealist exhibition so with any luck they might have an interesting exhibition whilst you're there) and the Peranakan (Straits Chinese) Museum.

And NM:
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+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:


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