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post #5431 of 57883
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
we are eGents its those other idiots who are iGents - there are specific meanings

and without being mean - opshops are meant to be discovered with a bit of effort and dedication - not by looking up with a quick search on the net.

Theres a sekret handshake etc...

I can tell you about full on fist fights and floor wrestling in opshops over Full Canvass Metal Jackets and Italian fabrics not to mention Tweed SCs and Goodyear welted shoes - shit - me and meister and Cal Dreamer have been banned by Salvos all over Australia for"disruptive behaviour" - bloody Prods - I've got a special deal (dispensation) with the Micks 'cos of my background an' all.

Just posted on fxh's blog. Security code was "irant" - karma?
post #5432 of 57883
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got the Sunbeam for $44 down from $99 - it works. I was surprised to see some still don't have auto off - weird.

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Hmmm ... my wife's birthday is coming up soon.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
Committed feminist I see.

Some members of the Singapore cricket club started trying to get their girlfriends in by claiming the women were their maids. So a new regulation was introduced allowing only "permanent maids".
post #5433 of 57883
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I'm an education student & need some cheap nice stuff - thats for the info!

Tried posting in some other threads and found people here very snooty. Where I will be working sporting a $10 tie is considered way overdressed.


No worries at all, you can find some decent stuff at good prices during LE sales. Just have to be a bit selective, I've got some things I'm really happy with and others not so much.

I can really recommend the shaker shawl collar cardigan (size down 1 from normal) and the denim jacket (true to size). Polos ... I've tried some of the non-heritage ones before, and don't like the fabric. Supposedly the ones I ordered this time are much better!
post #5434 of 57883
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
Committed feminist I see.
Nah, she's not really going to get an iron for her birthday, but the vacuum cleaner did shit itself today ...
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Originally Posted by fxh
You could just get a 4 x 2 and bolt it onto a stud on the wall and wrap a bit of ironing board cover around it with gaffer tape.
Or maybe I should just get her a couple of those. Probably more practical than an iron and vacuum cleaner combined.
post #5435 of 57883
If anyone's interested, I spotted some Rhodes and Beckett suits going down to $399. Pretty damn alright for half canvassed in Australia. The one I saw was that same one I wanted from couple of weeks earlier: Chocolate POW check. The drop has got to be a 7 or an 8. I really would be all over it if the pants were not so tight across my thighs as the jacket fit me really well. I also saw some of their shirts for $70 which is also decently priced enough.
post #5436 of 57883
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Originally Posted by ColonialBoy
I'm an education student & need some cheap nice stuff - thats for the info!

Tried posting in some other threads and found people here very snooty. Where I will be working sporting a $10 tie is considered way overdressed.

Don't forget the opshops - often if you don't have $ you have time - time and effort is what you need to get the most out of cruising opshops. You need also to know a bit about cloth and clothes and your measurements to make quick and good decisions. A lot of opshops have New/ Old Stock with tags even these days.

Seems to be plenty of ok jeans and chinos in many opshops although I don't look closely.

Certainly opshops are the place for ties.

I can say that there are plenty of pretty OK shirts hardly worn at opshops from time to time. Although with places like LE having sales and new good shirts from $25 - $35 in great patterns etc - it makes buying a second hand opshop shirt at $15 not all that good value. Salvos and Vinnie are getting too expensive to take a punt these days.

edit:: re LE - a lot of what they call Dress Shirts I would call casual shirts ( like a gingham shirt sleeved?). And its dominated by non -iron baaah
post #5437 of 57883
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Originally Posted by aKula View Post
Adriano Carbone. Previously I've had a dinner suit and a sportscoat made there.

Nice
post #5438 of 57883
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
If anyone's interested, I spotted some Rhodes and Beckett suits going down to $399. Pretty damn alright for half canvassed in Australia. The one I saw was that same one I wanted from couple of weeks earlier: Chocolate POW check. The drop has got to be a 7 or an 8. I really would be all over it if the pants were not so tight across my thighs as the jacket fit me really well. I also saw some of their shirts for $70 which is also decently priced enough.

How much extra material is there along the inseam?
post #5439 of 57883
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Originally Posted by __PG__ View Post
That's the opposite of my house. I've even started ironing her (one) work shirt/blouse. She used to wear them more often but got sick of ironing them. I've started ironing it for her because I think she looks fantastic in them.

If memory serves me correct Lenin's famous phrase 'what is to be done' actually referred to domestic duties. Now where is my feather duster.
post #5440 of 57883
Anyone know where I can buy an iron that actually does the ironing for you? I mean, it's the 21st century for God's sake.
post #5441 of 57883
^^I heard you can get them from Japan
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How much extra material is there along the inseam?
I don't think there's much at all. Probably the 5mm each side to the edge stitching. Maybe I can sneak the pants from suit one size up in the change room and do the ol switcheroo. The pants are pretty crazy slim. Think Sarti trousers and slim that down another notch.
post #5442 of 57883
Okay Australian members - here is a 'what price style dilemma?' for you...

I bought some vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial longwings at Rozelle markets on Saturday. They are beautiful, heavy old school brogues and the shell cordovan (yes, I'm sure) has a great patina too it. With a condition and polish up they are now a rich deep mahogany colour. Just really nice shoes - and at $5, a bargain as well.

Only problem is they are a bit too big for me. Width is fine, but they would be, maybe, a size and half too long. I am wearing them today and they feel, as you would expect, a bit odd. I don't slide around, but I have them laced tight.

What to do? Keep and just make do or pass them on - or can a cobbler pad out the heal cup or something?
post #5443 of 57883
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
got the Sunbeam for $44 down from $99 - it works. I was surprised to see some still don't have auto off - weird.

Discovered this morning that the iron beeps beeps beeps etc if left on as well as turning itself off heating. I thought it was a courier truck backing into the room.

Marvellous - or an irritation - I like it - seems like a bonus.
post #5444 of 57883
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post
Only problem is they are a bit too big for me. Width is fine, but they would be, maybe, a size and half too long. I am wearing them today and they feel, as you would expect, a bit odd. I don't slide around, but I have them laced tight. What to do? Keep and just make do or pass them on - or can a cobbler pad out the heal cup or something?
Nice find. A size and a half too long is quite a big difference. I realise that width is not the issue here but have you tried wearing thicker socks and/or insole? If they are 10F, however, I don't think this will work and suggest you get rid of them. PM me
post #5445 of 57883
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post
Okay Australian members - here is a 'what price style dilemma?' for you...

I bought some vintage Florsheim Royal Imperial longwings at Rozelle markets on Saturday. They are beautiful, heavy old school brogues and the shell cordovan (yes, I'm sure) has a great patina too it. With a condition and polish up they are now a rich deep mahogany colour. Just really nice shoes - and at $5, a bargain as well.

Only problem is they are a bit too big for me. Width is fine, but they would be, maybe, a size and half too long. I am wearing them today and they feel, as you would expect, a bit odd. I don't slide around, but I have them laced tight.

What to do? Keep and just make do or pass them on - or can a cobbler pad out the heal cup or something?

At AUD5 that beats my Aldens shells at AUD8! Seeing as you paid so little you next step is a trip to the cobbler and for a further payment of AUD15-17 dollars for a leather TACCO insert to take up the volume. If the width is good the length should not be too much of a problem as they are longwings ie no toecap. Thicker socks also helps but if you get the Goofy feeling still then sell for a nice profit. The other thing is to check for "beef roll" type undulations in the leather vamp and, if so, they will likely be shell.
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