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post #51781 of 57932
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post








That is an excellent pair, Cox.

I'll try and take some more photos of my various Tianzi shoes today.
post #51782 of 57932
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post


Please, tell me more about me.

 

I'll go one better, I'll tell you something you don't know.

 

Watches and cars are not comparable to clothing. Using them in your sardonic post about a woman's article on men's clothing exposes your naivety.

 

Ferraris are gaudy and flashy and women (generally) think it is attractive when a male drives one. They are also extremely well built. Similarly for Rolex.

 

I agree, with your sentiments w.r.t clothing.

post #51783 of 57932
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

I quite enjoy wearing my swatch.. Gets more wrist time than my reverso or gmt

Quartz watches aren't all that bad.. AP makes a beauty
I'm not the kind of man to pay a king's ransom for any kind of watch, but I can see the appeal for some. Yet the idea of paying an AP-sized premium for a watch with a quartz movement makes no sense to me. Nothing wrong with quartz technology mind you - of course it is actually more accurate than any mechanical movement. But what are you buying that you can't get in a $10 Swatch?

I acknowledge the 'craftsmanship' and 'handwork' in a wind-up or auto movt watch is dramatically overplayed by the watch companies to justify their outrageous prices (and margins); they are selling you a dream, an ideal of olde worlde charm and rarity. Some people might fall for it and be willing to pay for that dream. But what exactly is the appeal of spending '000s on a $5 quartz movement in a $50 case that doesn't even promise the romance of and old school ticker? What is there to be seduced by?
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Watches are OT but fun to talk about, so please excuse my further diversion.

 

The high-end companies certainly do have tall margins, even on top of the sizeable moiety their customers contribute to "marketing the dream". With the continuing explosion of aspirational and mobile nouveau-riche clients emanating from SE Asia, this is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.

 

However, the craftsmanship aspect of high-end Swiss (and German!) timepieces is hardly overplayed. I've been through the manufacture shop-floors at JLC, Patek, Vacheron, Blancpain, Vaucher and quite a few others too, and it's simply astonishing how much effort goes into these tiny little mechanical marvels. All of the above-listed firms really do go the extra mile with their workmanship, usually polishing and finishing even the surfaces that will only ever be seen by a watchmaker. There exists a long tradition of excellence in Swiss watchmaking which is being preserved and even expanded by companies like JLC and Vacheron, who make it their business to revive "lost" decorative arts like enamelling, guilloché, champlevé and so on, as well as finding ways to combine those traditions with new technologies like computer-guided five-axis CNC lathe cutting and 3D-printed silicone movement parts.

 

If you have the funds and wish to employ those funds toward obtaining a watch without also financing a giant advertising budget or the chateaux of some titled Swiss family, then you can always go independent...

 

post #51785 of 57932

Forgive me for being new here but why are watches OT?

post #51786 of 57932
Hi gents I purchased a suit from malfordoflondon a week ago. I have received a tracking the next day. But the tracking says no history found even after a week. Emailed mol but no reply . Anyone experienced this recently ??
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Time for (small pun for fxh) an Australian Members Watch Sub Thread....just saying....
post #51788 of 57932
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Hi gents I purchased a suit from malfordoflondon a week ago. I have received a tracking the next day. But the tracking says no history found even after a week. Emailed mol but no reply . Anyone experienced this recently ??

My experience is things can take a little while, but it always turns up. I suspect he is busy with the sale traffic.
post #51789 of 57932
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Originally Posted by JimmyHoffa View Post
 

 

I'll go one better, I'll tell you something you don't know.

 

Watches and cars are not comparable to clothing. Using them in your sardonic post about a woman's article on men's clothing exposes your naivety.

 

Ferraris are gaudy and flashy and women (generally) think it is attractive when a male drives one. They are also extremely well built. Similarly for Rolex.

 

I agree, with your sentiments w.r.t clothing.

It's like you write a response in Microsoft Word, right click and go to synonyms.

 

It's not simply about quality, it's about lack of imagination. And it's about the vanity of buying something to improve your image in the eyes of others, simply because the average person knows how much what you just bought cost. Most people don't buy Tags or Rolexes because they're good watches, they do so because they know nothing or very little and simply want what they think is the best based on reading the back page ads of the Economist. Even if we grant that these watches are indeed of ok quality, they are so incredibly overpriced due to decades of savvy branding and pricing policies that pander to the vain and materialistic that they pale in comparison to alternatives. A new ferrari is the ultimate lack of imagination car, it's about others seeing you drive it, not simply enjoying the drive. Not everyone who drives them thinks like this, but the majority do.

post #51790 of 57932
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Originally Posted by Spandexter View Post

I need to update both my navy and mid Grey suits and I was thinking of using suit shop for one and Oscar Hunt for the other. Thoughts?
It used to be very common to use a few tailors. That way you often get some interesting approaches to the same problems - your body shape, your needs, colours and "house style". In addition to an extent it minimises any defects and problems if one mob isn't so attuned to your shape etc. i.e you don't have two suits that feel "a bit odd".

It also has the advantage that you have a couple of slightly different fits - sometimes consistency isn't a good thing. Having everything fit the same isn't always the best idea.

Naturally it offers you the ability to compare and contrast for yourself with two suits made by different people for the same person at the same time of life.

Not to mention it will be easy for people here to ask you the impossible question " Whats the best - OH or SS"?

But mostly - it seems like a fun thing to do.
post #51791 of 57932
I buy Rolexes and Omegas because I like (some of) their watches (their look and their quality). I could give a stuff what anyone thinks of them or of me wearing them. 99% of the time nobody notices my watches anyway.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

It used to be very common to use a few tailors. That way you often get some interesting approaches to the same problems - your body shape, your needs, colours and "house style". In addition to an extent it minimises any defects and problems if one mob isn't so attuned to your shape etc. i.e you don't have two suits that feel "a bit odd".

It also has the advantage that you have a couple of slightly different fits - sometimes consistency isn't a good thing. Having everything fit the same isn't always the best idea.

Naturally it offers you the ability to compare and contrast for yourself with two suit made by different people for the same person at the same time of life.

Not to mention it will be easy for people here to ask you the impossible question " Whats the best - OH or SS"?

I'd really like someone else to do the comparison for me, if that helps...? shog[1].gif

I've got one on the way from OH. A few hiccups with the pants, but the jacket is very nice.

It's great to have two competing options, regardless, and I hope they both do well.

In the end it'll probably just come down to who has the cloth you want...

I wish Suitshop would put up a few more pictures on their social media pages though @Romp smile.gif
post #51793 of 57932
I finally ordered some actual Shurons from the US.

The glasses buying process sucks. It combines the enormous variety of watch shopping with the need to try everything on of shoe shopping,
post #51794 of 57932
Shuron frames are fantastic. Mine have been indestructible and are a bit anti-fashion. I have a pair of Ronsir frames. They are unexpectedly light and, unlike other frames I've had, they fit very well and don't place too much pressure on any one part of my head.
post #51795 of 57932

JummyHoffa coming off a bit sexist in the last few posts.

 

'Most women' aren't that materialistic or vapid, perhaps just only the ones who are shallow enough to be impressed by a flashy car, gaudy outfit or large watch.

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