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post #50521 of 58004
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE
Still cool after all these years and cooler than the rest of them put together.
An inspiration to drummers (and musicians as well!) everywhere.

Charles Robert Watts
Born 2 June 1941 (age 73) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #50522 of 58004
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Any Sf'ers happened to be in Henry Bucks Sydney today? There was a guy with suspiciously SF dressing cues; braces, double FIH tie knot, white PS, looking to buy a Fox brolly..,
Socks?? Faux denim suit?
post #50523 of 58004
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Any Sf'ers happened to be in Henry Bucks Sydney today? There was a guy with suspiciously SF dressing cues; braces, double FIH tie knot, white PS, looking to buy a Fox brolly..,

Sniggering?

post #50524 of 58004
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post
 

 

 

 

The saddle shell boot is in Oscar last.  I have been told it is very similar to the Soller last, so it should fit fine, if not a big more snug. It is not MTO, just RTW, so no storm welting, and comes in IMO the worse possible sole, dainite. Absolutely useless in heavy rain or snow. Eventually, several years down the line, I will need to send them back to Carmina to refurbish with JR soles.

 

 

 

PP, if you don't mind me asking, where are you getting them from? 

 

If it's a shop, could you please let me know where as I wouldn't mind seeing if I can get a pair, too. 

 

Carmina have a very similar pair in stock at present but they're in burgundy shell and I'd much rather prefer a shade of brown.

post #50525 of 58004
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE

Charles Robert Watts
Born 2 June 1941 (age 73) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

 

Dunno him. 

 

Did he appear on that Izzy Azalea album?

post #50526 of 58004
A famous anecdote relates that during the mid-1980s, an intoxicated Jagger phoned Watts’ hotel room in the middle of the night asking “Where’s my drummer?”. Watts reportedly got up, shaved, dressed in a suit, put on a tie and freshly shined shoes, descended the stairs, and punched Jagger in the face, saying: “Don’t ever call me your drummer again. You’re my fucking singer!”

Source: Keith's recent autobiography
post #50527 of 58004
One of my favourite Charlie quotes.
Re the Stones:: " You don't think I take this seriously do you! Its just a fuckin rock n roll band"
post #50528 of 58004
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I don't see why the uniform has to change every year. It'd be nice if there was a bit of consistency. Which means the uniform needs to be classic.

I think it'd be great if getting your Australian uniform meant that you had something in common with every other athelete who had represented our country. Kind of like the jackets they give out to winners of the Masters every year. It should be something you treasure.

My ideal men's uniform would be something like this:

(slow day at work:) )

I think they did that at a previous Commonwealth/Olympic Games.

You'd think they could repeat it - it would save them a fortune on designers and outfits.
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Jacket and trouser tailoring is an extremely difficult, fine art that takes a minimum 15 years experience to do well. Given that the guys at American Tailors have complained that their apprentices of five years can't make a proper pair of trousers alone, there is absolutely no way Patrick can make a suit on his own.

Out of curiosity, how long would it take to train someone to make an M2M suit in comparison?
post #50529 of 58004
Two questions:

1. Out of interest, do we have any members in Perth? It occurred to me that it never, ever seems to get mentioned in this thread.

2. Any time saving tips for shoe polishing? I know for some it's cathartic/relaxing/meditative etc etc .... but I actually find it quite boring.

I have read that people use women's tights for buffing which apparently work well. Also looking at polishing mittens and, *gulp*, the old fashioned electric buffers you see around.
post #50530 of 58004

There are a few Perth members around from time to time. "Johnsnothere" is one that I remember but I'm sure that a few other people from Perth post from time to time.

 

I've heard about using women's tights when polishing shoes (and I'm sure that fxh will make a joke about this), but haven't personally tried it. I used to enjoy polishing shoes but I must admit that, like you, I do find it rather boring nowadays. I tend to get my catharsis/meditation time from ironing shirts.

post #50531 of 58004
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Two questions:

1. Out of interest, do we have any members in Perth? It occurred to me that it never, ever seems to get mentioned in this thread.

One right here.
post #50532 of 58004
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

One of my favourite Charlie quotes.
Re the Stones:: " You don't think I take this seriously do you! Its just a fuckin rock n roll band menswear"

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Two questions:

1. Out of interest, do we have any members in Perth? It occurred to me that it never, ever seems to get mentioned in this thread.

2. Any time saving tips for shoe polishing? I know for some it's cathartic/relaxing/meditative etc etc .... but I actually find it quite boring.

I have read that people use women's tights for buffing which apparently work well. Also looking at polishing mittens and, *gulp*, the old fashioned electric buffers you see around.

Nice Guy Gerry Garry Nelson is your man to answer about polishing. I keep hoping he will put something on his amazing (but somewhat neglected) tumblr site.

Basically it is about time and effort, with continual layers of small amounts of polish. And yes, he uses tights (he had some when he was polishing at the Henry Bucks event). Not comment on if he was wearing a pair too.
post #50533 of 58004
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post



 Not comment on if he was wearing a pair too.

 

Surely that's the secret to guaranteeing a dependable supply?

post #50534 of 58004
Thanks - I can get a good shine using the method you described... and time... and effort.... That's not really the problem.

Having become pretty good at getting a nice shine, I am now looking to take shortcuts! Hence asking about the tight, polishing mitt etc.

Gerry - which tights do you use? Can't say I have expertise in that area...
post #50535 of 58004

My tip for time saving polishing is ironically, take more time. I was polishing Hallams last weekend and did not allow enough time for wax/polish to dry between coats, The wax ended up just taking off all of the existing polish, right down to the leather and I almost ruined my damn shoes. Took three days of various polishes to fix and is still a bit visible.

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