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post #46216 of 56006
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


Don't you live in Melbourne? I'll take Canberra any day thanks...

Fixt

post #46217 of 56006
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

On a tux, do you reckon the cummerbund/waistcoat are out? 

I prefer a tux without one - less layers/cleaner lines. 

Depends. If your jacket and pants are cut such that you don't see white shirt through the front quarters whenever you move, then I think it's ok. With many modern cut dinner suits with low rise pants and very open quarters that won't be the case though, and you need a waist covering to preserve the integrity of the look IMHO.
post #46218 of 56006
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


Don't you live in the outer 'burbs of Melbourne? I'll take Canberra any day thanks...

 

IMO:

 

Melbourne > Sydney > Canberra 

 

where:

 

(1) Brisbane is too hot/humid
(2) SA and Hobart are like stepping back into the 90s 

(3) Perth's cost of living is too high

post #46219 of 56006
What about Newy?

Anyway each to their own. As I get older though I enjoy spending more time in (and living in) the country than in cities. 2 days in Sydney and I'm ready to exit, it's the Parkes boy in me coming out. I like Hobart though, but that's more to do with the proximity to world class fly fishing than the city itself.

P.S I owe you a return email/PM, haven't forgot. Will do over the weekend.
post #46220 of 56006
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

What about Newy?

Anyway each to their own. As I get older though I enjoy spending more time in (and living in) the country than in cities. 2 days in Sydney and I'm ready to exit, it's the Parkes boy in me coming out. I like Hobart though, but that's more to do with the proximity to world class fly fishing than the city itself.

P.S I owe you a return email/PM, haven't forgot. Will do over the weekend.

Newcastle...

 

CBD = dead

Job Market = dead

Social aspects/restaurants, cafes etc = Lacking....

 

The best part about living here is the proximity to the hunter valley vineyards and the cheap rent.

 

I do love Sydney but I'm not sure I could live/work there every day. Canberra on the other hand is palatable, larger city, quick commute and it's a little further to Sydney than Newcastle by train.

 

I'd live in Melbourne but I'd have to start wearing a Sombrero and taking siestas.

post #46221 of 56006
The city rural divide both have their plus and minus factors. Culturally I find Canberra lacking, its not as if I want to go out every weekend but I would like a bit more variety in terms of music and restaurants, and more than one decent bookstore and record store would not go astray.

Sydney is overcrowded the traffic sucks and its absurdly over priced.

As HC has pointed out Canberra is close to Sydney the Coast and the Snowy Mountains, and it has plenty of open space and I found that rural life was good for bringing up my son, mind you house prices are censored.gif absurd.

West of the divide we still get four different seasons without humidity.
post #46222 of 56006

On an unrelated note -

 

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/expert-condemns-appalling-drinkwise-campaign-20140228-33q2j.html

 

Disagree with the "expert", alcohol education should be all about moderation and knowing your limits not abstinence.

 

Great ad I thought!

post #46223 of 56006
I like Canberra (ducks head). Easy to get around, good cycling, the lake is great, great galleries and Museums, wine country and snowing nearby, all good. Got family and friends there too.

Do NOT like Sydney, due to cultural bias inculcated into me over a period of decades.

Melbourne is fine, although our footbal team sucks.

Of all the places I've lived, I'd rate San Diego the highest, except when it is regularly on fire, of course.
post #46224 of 56006
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

What about Newy?

Anyway each to their own. As I get older though I enjoy spending more time in (and living in) the country than in cities. 2 days in Sydney and I'm ready to exit, it's the Parkes boy in me coming out. I like Hobart though, but that's more to do with the proximity to world class fly fishing than the city itself.

P.S I owe you a return email/PM, haven't forgot. Will do over the weekend.

 

Doesn't rate. 

 

Thanks Jason :)

 

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Originally Posted by Arch3r View Post
 

Newcastle...

 

CBD = dead

Job Market = dead

Social aspects/restaurants, cafes etc = Lacking....

 

The best part about living here is the proximity to the hunter valley vineyards and the cheap rent.

 

I do love Sydney but I'm not sure I could live/work there every day. Canberra on the other hand is palatable, larger city, quick commute and it's a little further to Sydney than Newcastle by train.

 

I'd live in Melbourne but I'd have to start wearing a Sombrero and taking siestas.

 

I'd say the job market is less dead than Sydney (for law anyway).

 

We're doing well on the restaurants/cafe front, though we lack a Korean BBQ.

 

Housing is awesome. You can buy a federation style house in a low crime neighbourhood for $300-500K. 

 

Only downside is the yard size...

post #46225 of 56006
Feeling a little Ivy today:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Excuse the crap self photography.
post #46226 of 56006
That's a helluva f#ck you jacket.
post #46227 of 56006
You should see my face.
post #46228 of 56006
I've had a lovely few days in Melbourne, in spite of the sometimes frustrating weather. We packed for warmish late summer days, and got 35 one day and cold winds the rest of the time.

The GF (that's the girlfriend, not Geoffrey Firmin, to be clear) scored a beautiful leather jacket from Bisonte and some dresses; I've had to be content thus far with Japanese glass wear, a few tins of polish, and some hard-to-find craft beers.

Which brings me to the million dollar (well, $1200) question: should I buy some Edward Green Chelseas?

It's hard to get properly excited about a black captoe on a sensibly shaped last, but they are really really nice and they fit really well and investment piece that will last decades etc etc...what I am saying is, help me justify this to myself!
post #46229 of 56006
Shoes/clothes are not an investment. Buy them if you like them, without recourse to financial justification (there is none)!
post #46230 of 56006
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Shoes/clothes are not an investment.

This needs to stuck on this page somewhere permanently.
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