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I think I may have asked this before, but what with worrying about other aspects of Dressed to Kill I've left my run late on some personal aspects and I'm now getting desperate. So does anyone know where I can find a self-tie batwing bow tie in satin in Melbourne? It's looking increasingly like such a beast is unobtainable at any price, which is just ridiculous. Starting to wonder if I should ask Hober if they can do a rush order, and also wondering why I didn't think of asking them months ago...

Thanks for any help!
post #44792 of 57818
Lennier,

I don't know about a batwing bow tie (that's the style with the "straighter" blades), but Herringbone usually has some of the more common "butterfly" or "thistle" style bow ties in stock in black satin.

Alternatively, if there is a TM Lewin store in Melbourne (and I seem to remember reading somewhere that one opened last year), I know that TM Lewin also stocks self-tie bow ties in black satin. However, they're also the more typical "butterfly/thistle" design instead of the batwing design. TM Lewin's are cheaper at about $50 and they have, in the past, also had some in different neck sizes, so that you don't have to have the size adjuster on the band (in other words, if you have a 16" neck, you buy a 16" bow tie so that you don't need the adjuster).

I have a self-tie black satin bow tie in the butterfly cut (as are all of my bow ties) and I think that the butterfly looks nice - the greater width gives it more presence than the batwing, which is narrower. Still, that's a subjective preference, of course.
post #44793 of 57818
Lennier, give Nicole a ring at Circa Vintage or even better drop in. Search for website. There's a vintage bits and pieces shop in Nicholas building too. Talk to the bloke, he does some stage and film costume. Try a party costume shop.. A dinner suit hire place might have some.
post #44794 of 57818
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Gents, little brag. I went to an antiques fair on Saturday and scored the most awesome vintage perfume buy I've ever had. This lady was knocking out vintage bottles of a whole range of Dior classics, some really old colognes still in box, and a few other discontinued items. Many if not most of them were unopened. I bought a couple of dozen of these bottles, and am going to make some female relatives really happy, and flip the rest. Will keep the 1930s colognes etc as keepsakes, as they are pretty much unique.

 

You're a machine.

post #44795 of 57818

nice find with someplace.com.au nabil - i havent seen them before.

 

Also if anyone knows a good daily planner/diary type thing - Day to a page. Max A5 size. Im finding i loose track of to-do's etc these days and best I write stuff done.

 

My wife has an ilbisonte diary but her's is quite large.

 

EDIT: similar to this would be cool

 

 

Cheers

Rob

post #44796 of 57818
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Now if only adelaide DJs sold RMWs i might actually be able to get a pair frown.gif


Aren't there a couple of RM Williams stores and also a factory outlet in Adelaide somewhere?

Edited to add:

Ah, found it - according to the RM Williams website, as well as a store or two in Adelaide (one in Gawler Place and one in Percy St in Prospect), there's also a factory outlet in Salisbury:

Adelaide Clearance Store

121 Frost Road,
Salisbury, SA 5108

factoryshop@rmwilliams.com.au

Phone (08) 8259 1090

Business hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm

 

Indeed. I believe Ovlov was looking for a DJ's which sells them however, as there was a promotion to get first quality pairs at ~$190, rather than the 425 or so retail.

post #44797 of 57818
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

nice find with someplace.com.au nabil - i havent seen them before.

Also if anyone knows a good daily planner/diary type thing - Day to a page. Max A5 size. Im finding i loose track of to-do's etc these days and best I write stuff done.

My wife has an ilbisonte diary but her's is quite large.

EDIT: similar to this would be cool


Cheers
Rob
Moleskin are fantastic, i highly recommend. Check out note maker for heaps of fantastic stationary.
post #44798 of 57818
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Gents, little brag. I went to an antiques fair on Saturday and scored the most awesome vintage perfume buy I've ever had. This lady was knocking out vintage bottles of a whole range of Dior classics, some really old colognes still in box, and a few other discontinued items. Many if not most of them were unopened. I bought a couple of dozen of these bottles, and am going to make some female relatives really happy, and flip the rest. Will keep the 1930s colognes etc as keepsakes, as they are pretty much unique.

CD, pardon my ignorance, but don't perfumes and EDT's have shelf lives?

post #44799 of 57818
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Lennier,

I don't know about a batwing bow tie (that's the style with the "straighter" blades), but Herringbone usually has some of the more common "butterfly" or "thistle" style bow ties in stock in black satin.

Alternatively, if there is a TM Lewin store in Melbourne (and I seem to remember reading somewhere that one opened last year), I know that TM Lewin also stocks self-tie bow ties in black satin. However, they're also the more typical "butterfly/thistle" design instead of the batwing design. TM Lewin's are cheaper at about $50 and they have, in the past, also had some in different neck sizes, so that you don't have to have the size adjuster on the band (in other words, if you have a 16" neck, you buy a 16" bow tie so that you don't need the adjuster).

I have a self-tie black satin bow tie in the butterfly cut (as are all of my bow ties) and I think that the butterfly looks nice - the greater width gives it more presence than the batwing, which is narrower. Still, that's a subjective preference, of course.

Thanks JM, I should have pointed out that I have a butterfly/thistle tie, and I've decided it really doesn't suit my face and need something much slimmer. It's a shame Lewin don't make one actually, as their sized butterfly ties are very good value.
post #44800 of 57818
@lennier ive got some regular satin butterfly self ties if you get desperate, which I can sent with the raffle prizes if need be.
post #44801 of 57818
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Also if anyone knows a good daily planner/diary type thing - Day to a page. Max A5 size. Im finding i loose track of to-do's etc these days and best I write stuff done.

My wife has an ilbisonte diary but her's is quite large.

EDIT: similar to this would be cool

Cheers
Rob

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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Moleskin are fantastic, i highly recommend. Check out note maker for heaps of fantastic stationary.


+1 on Moleskine, although as far as I'm aware, they only make one-use, non-refillable diaries. They are, however, very good.

If you can find a good leather diary cover, you can get refills for it (such as the six-ring size in the link that you posted) in most places as it's a standard size used by Filofax and other business diary manufacturers.

Speaking of Filofax, they do leather covers for ring binder diaries. I'm also sure that Hunt Leather should have some other leather ring binder covers in stock by brands other than Il Bisonte.
post #44802 of 57818
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

Ditto. Got them on right now, in fact. Too hot for anything but shorts today. Not looking forward to the 39C workday tomorrow.

Just arrived back in Canberra from the coast and find its 33c 36c 36c 37c for rest of week, and this was just as my vegetable garden was getting back in shape. Off to the NLA tomorrow and work from there for the rest of the week.

Also picked up some samples of Tom Ford Noir while Mrs GF was lipstick shopping on Saturday.

Rob

Second the moleskin I have a filofax I have not used in years sitting on the shelf, now the holidays are finally over I need a diary.
post #44803 of 57818
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post #44804 of 57818
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Also if anyone knows a good daily planner/diary type thing - Day to a page. Max A5 size. Im finding i loose track of to-do's etc these days and best I write stuff done.

My wife has an ilbisonte diary but her's is quite large.

EDIT: similar to this would be cool


Cheers
Rob
Smythson, Bond St organiser.

Or you could save 340 quid and check out your local newsagent...
post #44805 of 57818
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Smythson, Bond St organiser.

Or you could save 340 quid and check out your local newsagent...

Yeah, I just want something that will endure a year of abuse... Needn't be expensive
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