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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.

Me:
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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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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post



+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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Is anyone interested in a pair of Meermin suede tassel loafers in snuff, size 8.5:

 

http://www.meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=4061

 

Turns out I'm a size 8 for loafers and it's going to cost $80 to ship them back out :(

 

They were $260 shipped, I'd be willing to part with them for less to cut my losses. Unworn and in mint condition naturally, PM me if you're interested.

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http://www.styleforum.net/t/365214/foster-son-henry-maxwell-official-affiliate-thread/470_10#post_6770225

 

Some amazing boots for bargain prices. 380 pounds for amazing boots? Bargain.

 

I bought my Edward Green oxford cap toe from F&S and they truly are a remarkable shoe. A brand you can trust.

post #42664 of 48604
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

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

Well Tricker's was the factory where they shot Kinky Boots...
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I'd agree monkstraps are forgiving, perhaps singles more than doubles, perhaps the most forgiving after chukkas.

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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!

Hmm, no I still disagree. Laced shoes can be adjusted infinitely more than monks, which usually only have 3 holes on the strap (of course you can possibly add another on the tighter side but what a lot of bother). I agree re chukkas, they have laces - open laces at that.

In terms of forgiveness of fit I would say open laced > closed lace > monk straps > loafers.

Of course there are variations - some monks with the extra stitch across the vamp (see pic) won't stretch at all there, so if your instep is too high you are literally in a world of pain.

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Originally Posted by JimmyHoffa View Post

http://www.styleforum.net/t/365214/foster-son-henry-maxwell-official-affiliate-thread/470_10#post_6770225

Some amazing boots for bargain prices. 380 pounds for amazing boots? Bargain.

I bought my Edward Green oxford cap toe from F&S and they truly are a remarkable shoe. A brand you can trust.
50 quid postage... ptth.
post #42666 of 48604
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


50 quid postage... ptth.

Most places that ship from the U.K are at least 20 pounds.

 

The way I see it, it's all built into the total price of the goods.

post #42667 of 48604
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Originally Posted by JimmyHoffa View Post

Most places that ship from the U.K are at least 20 pounds.

The way I see it, it's all built into the total price of the goods.
Well actually many are 10 pounds or free over a certain value of goods... but I agree with you, the total price should be the consideration. But 50 pounds on top of the sale prices does make some of the 'bargains' less attractive.
post #42668 of 48604
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Originally Posted by Stiva View Post

Why the feck is he tucked up in bed wearing a tie?

Why the feck has she got clothes on?

FTFY.
post #42669 of 48604
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Hmm, no I still disagree. Laced shoes can be adjusted infinitely more than monks, which usually only have 3 holes on the strap (of course you can possibly add another on the tighter side but what a lot of bother). I agree re chukkas, they have laces - open laces at that.
In terms of forgiveness of fit I would say open laced > closed lace > monk straps > loafers.
Of course there are variations - some monks with the extra stitch across the vamp (see pic) won't stretch at all there, so if your instep is too high you are literally in a world of pain. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
mmh yes - I now realise not all monks are like mine or the ones I was thinking of. It seems some monks are made as if a closed laced shoe, then a monk flap across, others like a open laced shoe, with flap across. An interesting point. Also it depends how low down on the side the flap starts or is stitched to. Lower and more open and flexible or higher up and less flexible. Its the same with chukkas - some start at different points on the flaps.

As usual we are both right.
Naturally I'm righter than you but the two of us together are so right its godlike.
post #42670 of 48604
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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.

 

It's for the d-marge readers. Had to be balanced for their readers. If you categorise each candidate into their genre of dressing, they do pretty well in their respective genres, I reckon.

 

- classic menswear

- wannabe classic menswear / clueless about fit / let me just put on a DB and some patterns

- streetwear / runway (those were done really well, IMHO).

 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 

 

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

 

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

 

Anyone with more than 3 ties, or three shoes seems over the top for you mate haahaha

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


As usual we are both right.
Naturally I'm righter than you but the two of us together are so right its godlike.
I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.
post #42672 of 48604
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Originally Posted by Stiva View Post

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 Foxhound View Post



Let me deconstruct the image for you.

Its 1950's USA a woman's place is in the home and the man is lord of his domain. The image shows him as boss with the little wife being the good submissive type bringing him breakfast in bed. He is dressed that way and posing in a manner that shows that he is satisfied with his lot in life, he is the boss and he is probably in post coital bliss. She kneeling shows subservience to his authority and she is dressed in PJ's and not dressed like Betty Page so their is the air of Doris Day innocence of the just married, the missionary position is probably all they know. Noticed the absence of children. Their working on it but sex is not something you can't discuss openly in advertising in the 1950's which why the food tray and its inference, its all Freudian stand in's representing something else. The ad works by essentially reinforcing 1950's notions of American masculinity. Its confirming and promoting a particular agenda namely if you wear one of our ties this could happen to you, doesn't matter how low on the corporate food chain you are at home your lord and master and she knows it.

Mind you after the feminist revolution of the 1970's and you tired that crap on today you would end up sleeping with the dog. biggrin.gif
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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.
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 

 

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 nabilmust View Post
 

 

It's for the d-marge readers. Had to be balanced for their readers. If you categorise each candidate into their genre of dressing, they do pretty well in their respective genres, I reckon.

 

- classic menswear

- wannabe classic menswear / clueless about fit / let me just put on a DB and some patterns

- streetwear / runway (those were done really well, IMHO).

 

Actually for my money, the best-dressed from that bunch of images was Grant Pearce. Beautiful fit, classic style, and a touch of dandyism imparted by the polka-dot tie. Runner-up was Nick Tobias.

 

The most interesting thing about that photoessay is the thumbs. It seems that Exec Style's readers approve of black and white, approve even more of black and no white, and disapprove of unstructured shoulders, sneakers, and tassel loafers worn without socks.

 

So I'm guessing the voters were mainly Melbourne-based.

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Originally Posted by Stiva View Post

Why the feck is he tucked up in bed wearing a tie?

Why the feck has she got clothes on?

 

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

FTFY.

Because they're probably married.

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Extremely inappropriate.







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