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post #51196 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


I think there is something wrong with this for the ACT it has a score of 9.6 out of 10 for job satisfaction, probably didn't ask about job security?

Job security would be higher in the ACT than in any area in Australia, Tony or no Tony.

post #51197 of 52383
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Job security would be higher in the ACT than in any area in Australia, Tony or no Tony.

Doubt it I was talking with two APS cultural sector people last night who have been given the dick by Tony. And there are more to follow with no compatible private sector jobs. censored.gif Tony
post #51198 of 52383
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I've never heard of people visiting Melbourne to shop for furniture - is that a thing? Where are you coming from? How will you lug it back?

If you want an apartment super close to the city I'd look in Southbank, West Melbourne, East Melbourne, CBD....

If you want a bit more culture, a little further out like Richmond, Fitzroy, South Melbourne, Carlton, Carlton North, North Melbourne etc.

To be honest, you can't really go wrong in Inner Melb. Every suburb has a lot to offer in terms of good food and coffee. Most are pretty quick to get to and from the city on PT.

Just don't stay in Docklands. Or go there, ever.

When you live in a desolate town - I guess it is? Coming from Darwin, where our furniture range extends to the catalogue scraps of LeCornu and Harvey Norman. It's honestly cheaper buying interstate, where there's actually a range of choices and decent items. Docklands pretty quiet?

 

Thanks to both yourself and The Ernesto, I'm sure I'll be able to find something.

 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Will you be going to IKEA?

Probably not, whys that?

post #51199 of 52383
Avoid Docklands. Wasteland.

Make sure you get to double monk if you're, you know, into shoes and stuff.
post #51200 of 52383
Thanks to everyone for shoe tree suggestions, hoping to get one after my exams are over.

The Loake Knightsbridges just arrived, i'm very impressed. The leather is of great quality...feels soft and supple to the touch. The shoes came in individual cloth dustbags and even the shoebox looked expensive. There was a Herrings catalogue which couldn't have been cheap to print either. They also threw in a free tin of shoe polish (is there any difference between brands for shoe polish? I've got another that i got from Big W).

Although these are "slight seconds", i couldn't find anything wrong with them except for some slight scratches on the sole, but i'm not bothered by that.

I'm rather confused as to the apparent lack of an insole though.

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There's a partial insole with decent cushioning that says "Loake 1880, Made in England" but it ends halfway into the shoe and the front part just has this hard layer that feels like cardboard....it doesn't very comfortable. I've never seen a shoe with an insole like this before. Is this standard for English made shoes? I tried using my own insoles but the shoe becomes way too tight (height wise).

I also suspect the shoe might be a bit small, width size :

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Picture taken without any insoles in the shoe. Can shoes be stretched width size?
post #51201 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Testo View Post

Can shoes be stretched width size?

Yes. I have put shoe trees in that are slightly larger than needed and this has stretched my shoes width wise. It took a while though. Put them in and left them for a month or two, and kept using the larger shoe trees. Shoes now fit really well (wearing them today).
post #51202 of 52383
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

^ Any luck with Nick Hacko, Ari?

Hey frank,

When i went in to see hacko, the guy before me bought the 2007 Sub date 15mins before I got there....

$7,399, and less 10% for GST would've been around 6.6k.

Probably a sign that I should save my money instead! Nice fellow though.
post #51203 of 52383
Ernie - you're after a pair of pebble grain boots for casual wear? Have a look at Cheaney. Quite like the look of the factory special boots Plestor had: http://www.styleforum.net/t/88856/australian-members/29960_40#post_6293607. Not sure exactly how much they were or what they go for now but would definitely be sub $400, though the GBP forex rate is not what it once was. Maybe send him a PM, he can tell you how to go about ordering etc.

Another option might be the Herring Langdale which is the same Cheaney boot but a bit more exxy and minus the speed hooks (which are the arch enemy of flannel pant cuffs): http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?selectedColourid=1429&brandid=6&catid=43&shoeid=2999&selectedSizeid=0&selectedFitid=0



Or the Hawkshead, which look like a Loake for Herrings:

post #51204 of 52383
Excellent suggestions. Cheers PoP.
post #51205 of 52383
IMO the holy grail of pebble grained boots is the C&J Islay:



I'm going to get AE to do me an MTO in their pebble grain on a last that fits me, and try and get as close to the Islays as possible.
post #51206 of 52383
Ernesto - you could also be adventurous and get a pair of MTO tan camel leather RM Rigger boots. I think Geoff Firmin was going to get camel Riggers but don't know if he did or not. Would be a sweet make up IMO.

As for Islays they are nice boots for sure but you pay a premium for dressing like Bond (James not Alan).
post #51207 of 52383
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Originally Posted by Testo View Post


I'm rather confused as to the apparent lack of an insole though.
There's a partial insole with decent cushioning that says "Loake 1880, Made in England" but it ends halfway into the shoe and the front part just has this hard layer that feels like cardboard....it doesn't very comfortable. I've never seen a shoe with an insole like this before. Is this standard for English made shoes? I tried using my own insoles but the shoe becomes way too tight (height wise).

I also suspect the shoe might be a bit small, width size :

Picture taken without any insoles in the shoe. Can shoes be stretched width size?

The hard layer that feels like cardboard is a leather insole. This is the standard for English shoes. Having the insole visible allows you to see the quality of the insole unlike cheaply made shoes where a sock liner covers all manner of sins.

 

With wear the insole will mold to your feet, becoming more comfortable and giving you more room in the girth.

post #51208 of 52383
Yes, I have ogled (and fondled) the Islay. Great shoe but out of my price range.

Quite like the AS Hanover, but not sure about a commando sole.

post #51209 of 52383
I'm going to get a pair of AE Daltons MTOd in their brown pebble grain. So it won't be exactly the same as the Islays, but pretty close, and at least I know it will fit me.

And it will only cost $450 shipped as opposed to the $800 Islays!

post #51210 of 52383
Nipple grip > commando.

Oh *cough* we were talking about boots...
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