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post #49411 of 57236
A big thank you to local Bon Viant Henry Carter who home delivered my copy of The Rake this morning exquisitely packaged with a touch of zen like simplicity.

Sadly i was at the gym working off one too many Pinot Noir's from last night and missed him.
post #49412 of 57236
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........n in Shanghai, where customer service traditionally comprises an irritating mixture of ineptitude, indifference and barely-concealed resentment.
so Australians would feel right at home!
post #49413 of 57236
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Sadly, charity bins are almost non-existent nowadays as fools kept on putting rubbish inside them or dumping unsuitable items beside them and was costing charities much more to clean them up and sort out the rubbish/useless stuff from the good stuff than it was worth.

I think that a lot of charity shops (well, here in Brisbane, at least) also have too much stuff. Most of the clothing that people want to donate is rubbish and now that people can purchase so much cheap stuff from Target/K-Mart etc, there's no market for cheap, second-hand clothes of that ilk and so charity shops end up with an over-supply of very ordinary, second-hand clothes that they can't sell and so they end up sorting them and using a lot of the clothes for rags.

Perhaps if we were in Melbourne it would be a different story, as charity shops seem to be of better quality down there!

 

Yeah I thought that might have been the case with the bins, shame I thought they were convenient but yes costly I guess if people are abusing them.

post #49414 of 57236
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A lot in Sydney like it when you take it in there and they see it's clean and ready to go on the rack. Biggest problem is splitting up the suits so it ends up as rags. Huge mistake brought on by paying nothing for it. Some management idea that better to get a quick sale for some bottom pair of suit trousers than keep the items intact. At the same time the number of people patronising op shops seems bigger than ever. Users and flippers.

You wouldn't believe the shit that people give op shops. I know a lot about it as Ms fxh employment runs an opshop as a fundraiser and I do stuff with Wear For Success. Ms. Is friends with her opshop manager and costs of disposing of rubbish people dump is a big worry. There is stuff that can't be recycled as rags etc, they can spend up to $ 300 some weeks on rubbish disposal. I've seen wet rotting stuff and dirty stuff you could never clean. Trousers with huge holes in crutch etc etc etc.

Separating suits is partly staff who don't know what a suit is. In opshops men's don't buy suits they buy a suit jacket to wear with jeans . so there isn't much of a premium on keeping suits together. All this is excluding the Salvos, who are the Harrolds of opshops, crazy expensive prices. I've been trying to get some intelligence from inside but there's a sense they set prices high , then half price then throw out stock on the basis one suit Sold @$45 is better than two @$15
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When I say people give crap that's in person! With bins I've seen actual rubbish in bags, garden rubbish etc.
post #49416 of 57236
The answer would be to allow charities free access to the tip.
post #49417 of 57236
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The answer would be to allow charities free access to the tip.

 

post #49418 of 57236
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The answer would be to allow charities free access to the tip.

Even if they have free access to the tip, there are still a lot of staffing expenses associated with sorting all the rubbish from the decent stuff and then running the rubbish to the tip, if necessary.
post #49419 of 57236
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All this is excluding the Salvos, who are the Harrolds of opshops, crazy expensive prices. I've been trying to get some intelligence from inside but there's a sense they set prices high , then half price then throw out stock on the basis one suit Sold @$45 is better than two @$15

What I can't understand is the discrepancy between pricing in the Salvos stores. The prices in petit bourgeois Gladesville are higher than the Norvern Beaches so they end up with so much unsold stuff 6 months later the $100 Hugo Boss suit is $10. Can't work it out.
post #49420 of 57236
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What shoes are you wearing their mate? The look like 40s vintage spades soles. Whole look is sharp. fing02[1].gif
post #49421 of 57236
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Separating suits is partly staff who don't know what a suit is. In opshops men's don't buy suits they buy a suit jacket to wear with jeans . so there isn't much of a premium on keeping suits together. All this is excluding the Salvos, who are the Harrolds of opshops, crazy expensive prices. I've been trying to get some intelligence from inside but there's a sense they set prices high , then half price then throw out stock on the basis one suit Sold @$45 is better than two @$15

This separating suits must be a new twist when I lived in Melbourne I bought a dozen suits or more and even in Sydney I picked up suits. Mind you I don't think I've gotten anything decent from an op shop for years.
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Excellent advertisement for why people should support World Vision only $48 a month.
post #49423 of 57236
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What shoes are you wearing their mate? The look like 40s vintage spades soles. Whole look is sharp. fing02[1].gif

Actually they are Carmina Oxford cap-toe brogues on the Rain last. Brand new.
post #49424 of 57236
I'm looking for some mid rise, slim(ish) fit chinos in must iron fabric.

Can anyone tell me what the RL Preston's are like? Also should I size down slightly compared to my MJB suit pants?
post #49425 of 57236
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How do you find button stance on the Havana?  It looks kind of high in some pics.  I like the tobacco Havana sports jacket they have atm but the button height makes me hesitant.

 

Yeah it's kinda high, and one of the things I'd love if they dropped in a good inch or so. But I wear the Havana casually - and mostly unbuttoned (again, casual environment) - so it's less of an issue. 

 

The La Spalla has a 3-roll-2, and the middle button sits at a point I think is flattering on me. Much lower than the Havana. 

 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I'm looking for some mid rise, slim(ish) fit chinos in must iron fabric.

Can anyone tell me what the RL Preston's are like? Also should I size down slightly compared to my MJB suit pants?

 

RL Preston pants are great. $50 ea from the RL outlet. 
 

High rise, good room in the thigh - but they need to be massively slimmed from the thighs down. I'm talking completely reworked. And they have an inseam of like 38" or something crazy. That feel when you're a 28" inseam :(

 

 

 

Hope this helps, homeslice. 

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