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For fans of Penhaligon's http://www.cosmeticsnow.com.au/items/penhaligon's/mens_fragrance have Sartorial 100ml for $128 with shipping beats the current price at Menzbiz and HB at $189.Just ordered some for winter.
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Looks good, I am heading to Tokyo in November as well, may I ask what the prices were like?

 

Im thinking of picking up an odd jacket when I'm there.

 

That one was 970 AUD. Generally their casual jackets range from 68,000 yen to about 100,000 yen. You can also pick up some full cotton suits for about the price of a jacket.

 

I looked at a few full suits and they were around 200,000 to 220,000 yen.

 

One thing to note is that most of their cuts run small and I had to size up one size for that jacket.


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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post

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I'm thinking of just going with a laptop around the 600 dollar mark and forgetting about photoshop requirements...Especially as I'm not great with laptops/looking after them and also travel with them a lot.

How light does it need to be -- err lighter than you think you need. How rugged. Without answering both of those people are just shooting in the dark.
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Well if you want a local Venue Pro 11 in the near future you are out of luck as they are on recall at the moment to fix a small issue.  I had an afternoon with one recently and they are pretty good but not as elegant or refined as the Surface Pro 2 imo and whilst the pen has improvemed from the woeful thing that came out at launch its still not up to a Wacom no matter how much users would like to believe it is.  That said still streets ahead of any capacitive stylus.

I don't think you can go wrong with either but my money is on the sp2, I was really impressed with how productive I was able to be with it on holidays and how handy it keeps coming in at work especially for removing paper from your life.

Yes I saw that. I wouldn't use a stylus myself.

The main reason I'd go for Dell would be (1) price and (2) the huge range of Dell accessories such as docks and covers and the like - they just fit my need better than the Surface ones.

Either way they are going to be pretty close and you'd be splitting hairs. Much like buying a premium Android tablet - very similar hardware on all of them, same OS.

I would much prefer to buy an Android tab, really, since I have an Android phone and like the way they work together and the range of apps is much better than Windows, but I think for serious business use and compatibility with others you need Office suite - and a good solution just doesn't really exist on an Android tab. I haven't tried the iPad version of Office, but after using an Android phone I could never go back to iOS - too restrictive and limiting if you like to fiddle with things.

There are some interesting dual boot Android/Windows tablets too.

That said, I don't have need of it for a few months, so I will probably wait til the next gen of hybrids come out.

Anyway in response to the person looking for the laptop, I really think Whirlpool is the place to go satisfied.gif Enough from me about tech. In the end, if it can connect to the world wide web and browse SF, what more do you need?
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Trouble is, there are no aristocrats here to pass oneself off as (at least not until TA really revs up the K&D scheme).

Truth is, in most Australian workplaces you don't need to wear a suit and tie, but some people still do. That can only be because they want to, in which case this blogger is wrong.

I've started wearing a tie in my workplace. I rather like it.  I've gotten tired with the open shirt. It has caused a few of the other gents around the office sit up and take notice (as if they want to also). 

 

Question for the forum - does anyone know of good ties that are suited for tall guys.  I'm 6'4" and the tie knot isn't as thick as I would like. 

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My Henry Carter ties are quite long. Or you can order any length you want from Sam Homer. But my main suggestion would be if you tie a Windsor knot, try a different knot like a 4 in hand as it uses much less length of the tie.
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

My Henry Carter ties are quite long. Or you can order any length you want from Sam Homer. But my main suggestion would be if you tie a Windsor knot, try a different knot like a 4 in hand as it uses much less length of the tie.

I do a double-windsor in an effort to get a thicker knot ... Hmmm, it appears I'm sacrificing. lol. 

 

Henry Carter? Do you have a preferred website where you purchase? 

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Originally Posted by Thanasi View Post
 

I've started wearing a tie in my workplace. I rather like it.  I've gotten tired with the open shirt. It has caused a few of the other gents around the office sit up and take notice (as if they want to also). 

 

Question for the forum - does anyone know of good ties that are suited for tall guys.  I'm 6'4" and the tie knot isn't as thick as I would like. 

 

How much do you want to spend? Its tough to find good long ties. I have the same problem. I've gone down the MTO rabbit hole. Ordering from makers like Sam Hober, Vanda, EG Cappelli and Passaggio Cravatte. Hober is the only one that might do a long tie under $100 though.

 

If you are looking for cheaper or local you just have to be more careful with your purchases.  You really shouldn't be buying ties locally anyhow (except Henry Carter, but he doesn't do long). The stuff available here is mostly crap and overpriced. I've managed to pick up a couple of 61" E Marinellas pretty cheap on the buy/sell forum here but it took a look of scouring and patience.

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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post
 

 

How much do you want to spend? Its tough to find good long ties. I have the same problem. I've gone down the MTO rabbit hole. Ordering from makers like Sam Hober, Vanda, EG Cappelli and Passaggio Cravatte. Hober is the only one that might do a long tie under $100 though.

 

If you are looking for cheaper or local you just have to be more careful with your purchases.  You really shouldn't be buying ties locally anyhow (except Henry Carter, but he doesn't do long). The stuff available here is mostly crap and overpriced. I've managed to pick up a couple of 61" E Marinellas pretty cheap on the buy/sell forum here but it took a look of scouring and patience.

I'll pay more than $100 if it fits and it's quality. Where can you purchase the Sam Hober gear from? 

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Hi Thanasi,

You can check out my website in the signature below. Our standard length is 150cm, which with a four in hand knot (the only knot you need IMO) will be plenty long enough for you provided you don't have a 46 neck or anything like that.

Ovlov and others, we are slowly doing more custom length ties for taller gents, I just don't really advertise it all that much as it requires having them made at the same time as regular re-stock orders are done. Grenadine's are an easy one to do because I'm re-stocking pretty well every month now so as long as it's a colour that is re-stocked, we can do custom width and length for $10 extra with a min of 2 ties total. That's still $99.95 for the self tipped 3 fold grenadines. I'm doing two165cm long grenadines at the moment actually.

Cheers
Jason @ Henry Carter
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Originally Posted by Thanasi View Post

I do a double-windsor in an effort to get a thicker knot ... Hmmm, it appears I'm sacrificing. lol. 

Henry Carter? Do you have a preferred website where you purchase? 

Double Windsor doesn't get much love on this forum which I can understand. End up with a knot the size of your fist and it detracts from whatever else your wearing. Four in hand can look great, but depends on the tie... can end up with the opposite effect and have a tiny knot that has the same effect only less ostentatious.

Anyways... Henry Carter: Henry Carter and he's a true blue aussie to boot. I don't own any of his ties so can't comment on length. Excellent reputation round these parts in both product and service

Sam Hober: Sam Hober don't be fooled by the budget website... excellent product, MTO

Vanda: Vanda expensive but excellent
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Good to know Jason,

What's the turnaround time on the macclesfields?

 

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Originally Posted by Thanasi View Post
 

I'll pay more than $100 if it fits and it's quality. Where can you purchase the Sam Hober gear from? 

 

All the brands I mentioned are online only. You visit their webshop, pick a tie, and send them your requested measurements and construction preferences.

http://www.samhober.com/

 
Jason of Henry Carter gets a lot of love here too and if he is doing custom orders he is probably the best value and easiest since he is local.
I have a couple of his ties and whilst I don't wear them much they are great quality and value, just too short and skinny for my tastes these days.
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Hi Thanasi,

You can check out my website in the signature below. Our standard length is 150cm, which with a four in hand knot (the only knot you need IMO) will be plenty long enough for you provided you don't have a 46 neck or anything like that.

Ovlov and others, we are slowly doing more custom length ties for taller gents, I just don't really advertise it all that much as it requires having them made at the same time as regular re-stock orders are done. Grenadine's are an easy one to do because I'm re-stocking pretty well every month now so as long as it's a colour that is re-stocked, we can do custom width and length for $10 extra with a min of 2 ties total. That's still $99.95 for the self tipped 3 fold grenadines. I'm doing two165cm long grenadines at the moment actually.

Cheers
Jason @ Henry Carter

Thanks, Jason. Good timing. 43 neck and 6'4" - what would you recommend as a first tie from your store?  Preferably something in a blue. 

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This one's more for PoP and FXH - 

 

What is it with autocrats and short sleeves? 

 

At first I thought Boris Johnson might just be cheaping out on the suit

 

 

But Blair flashes some cuff too:

 

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Originally Posted by JohnsNotHere View Post

Double Windsor doesn't get much love on this forum which I can understand. End up with a knot the size of your fist and it detracts from whatever else your wearing. Four in hand can look great, but depends on the tie... can end up with the opposite effect and have a tiny knot that has the same effect only less ostentatious.

Double four-in-hand is my knot of choice - it gives a nice, longer knot that is slightly thicker than the regular FIH and it usually results in a very nice dimple just under the knot, too. I suspect that if Thanasi tries a DFIH rather than a double windsor knot his ties probably wouldn't need to be as long.

All of the ties mentioned above (Sam Hober, Vanda, Henry Carter, EG Cappelli etc) are all very good. It's worth noting that Vanda's ties have very light construction, they are untipped and they don't have a keeper at the back of the tie. I personally like their construction and style (it's very similar to a couple of vintage Brooks Brothers ties that I have), but not everyone does.

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

This one's more for PoP and FXH - 

What is it with autocrats and short sleeves? 

Oli, I think that it's more due to the fact that in both photos Boris and Tony have their arms bent, which has caused the sleeves to ride up a bit. More a case of their posture and the cut of the suit rather than short jacket sleeves, I suspect.
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