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PoP, :worship:

 

Well said! 

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With thanks to Well Worn, Worn Well.
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Would likely be keen!

 

 

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+1

 

 

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Count me in.

 

Tuesday, 13 May, 7pm at Nomad.

 

It's either there, or Baccomato Osteria.

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With thanks to Well Worn, Worn Well.

Love the closing statement 'Nothing ruins nice clothes like a stupid person.' Says it all really.
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Stupid people ruin lots of things.
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Stupid people ruin lots of things.

The Encyclopaedia of Stupidity by Matthijs van Boxsel. Good reference guide.
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The Encyclopaedia of Stupidity by Matthijs van Boxsel. Good reference guide.
AKA Hansard.
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AKA Hansard.

Touche
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AKA Commission of Audit.
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Stupid people ruin lots of things.
Stupid people do stupid things
Smart people outsmart each other
Then themselves, then themselves
Then themselves, then themselves.
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An Internet high five to anyone who can tell me a place in sydney cbd that stocks either sea gull or mondaine watches

 

 

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DB, 

 

Heads up I had a lot of problems with my Seagull. 

 

They make beautiful watches but their movement is so-so. 

 

Mondaine can be found at sydney vintage watches or SVW in the strand arcade. Or, in St James Arcade which is next to ladies DJs there is a small store on the top floor (next to IndoChine eatery) which has mondaine

 

I've not seen seagull retail unfortunately, and i'd be surprised if I did... seagull movements are chinese and while they put mechanical movements within the reach of many, quality can be an issue. Maybe just dont expect it to keep on ticking forever but the watches are a good entry into automatic watches. In terms of purchasing it is more likely to be online only

 

There are other boutique brands online depending on what you're looking for, whether its dressy or diver or cheap auto watch

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An Internet high five to anyone who can tell me a place in sydney cbd that stocks either sea gull or mondaine watches
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Don't know about Seagull, but I think that I read some time back about a place called "Form + Design" or something similar in Sydney that stocks Mondaine. Could have been in St Leonards or somewhere else up in North Sydney.
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Mondaine can be found at sydney vintage watches or SVW in the strand arcade. Or, in St James Arcade which is next to ladies DJs there is a small store on the top floor (next to IndoChine eatery) which has mondaine

I've not seen seagull retail unfortunately, and i'd be surprised if I did... seagull movements are chinese and while they put mechanical movements within the reach of many, quality can be an issue. Maybe just dont expect it to keep on ticking forever but the watches are a good entry into automatic watches. In terms of purchasing it is more likely to be online only

There are other boutique brands online depending on what you're looking for, whether its dressy or diver or cheap auto watch


Speaking of cheap mechanical watches, don't forget about Seiko.

You can get Japanese-made Seiko watches online from reputable dealers in Singapore for between $100 to $150 very easily, new-in-box with papers. The Seiko SNK and SNZH ranges look very nice, are well made and durable.
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There is cheap (quality) Seagull and then there is better quality. None, to my mind, are available for retail in Australia. Journeyman above makes an excellent suggestion with Japan-only Seiko's. They're also available from places such as Seiya Japan and Higuchi Inc. online. Very good quality watches.
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Thanks for all the input regarding trousers etc. guys.

 

Just finished True Detective (spoiler alert) –

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

What did you guys think? I felt the quality strangely faded after the first two episodes, but on reflection, I think this move away from the show’s initial style was intentional. The show, as a whole, felt almost Lovecraftian to me, with those undertones of an unnamed, unknowable cosmic void/horror.

 

Also, after absorbing the finale, I was reminded of Aldous Huxley’s essay Heaven and Hell. Been a while since I read it, but again, that Lovecraftian theme of the terrifyingly unknowable. The reason I thought of Huxley as well was the idea of using drugs to attain that state, as Cole’s character does (unwittingly?), and also Errol Childers and the rest of the Carcosa cult. Does anyone know more about the Carcosa myth and/or how it might relate to the show?

 

On another note, any suggestions for a laptop? I want to use it for the Microsoft office, internet and adobe creative suite. Nothing too fancy and looking for a cheaper option. Don’t know much about what to look for re: ram, processors etc and it all gets a bit much.  Cheers.

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Fantastic response to the navy trousers question.

It's interesting that such a common colour as navy poses a bit more of a challenge, is not as common and is downright discouraged by some.

Personally I think navy with grey herringbone or brown textured jackets looks pretty good.



PS: As for Steedman, his target audience was himself. Whether it was what he wore, said or where he turned up, it was all pretty much in the service of his own ego.


The reason that navy pants are problematic is because you buy grey pants.

To get the most basic of odd jacket / odd trouser combinations you split an adventurous versions two most common suit colours grey and blue. When push comes to shove you'll find that most people prefer the traditional option of grey pants. Then you start building a grey pants wardrobe with relevant odd jackets. This means you have lost of blue jackets which don't work well with blue pants. Obviously earth tones work well with both. Green is better with grey.

At this point if you buy blue pants they only work with half your wardrobe which is a problem (for me at least). However this all goes out the window if you wear lots of sw /d. Greyscale is very normal there so you pick up lots of grey jackets and grey jackets on blue jeans offers contrast.

You can certainly do formal (for odd jacket looks) combinations but its a specialty look that really isn’t that versatile.
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