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Gents,

Time to take the plunge - can anyone recommend me a place in Sydney to get good advice about an engagement ring?
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Ok, so you've got time, which is good.

First contact PoP and get the ball rolling on a new passport, then make a bee line for coxy and see if he can get you in for some 'alterations'. Journeyman can organise a short term safe house, his preference is Montevideo via Ulan Bator.

Gerry can help you pack.

Good luck.
I think there's a remote farm up at Dunny Doo free and a slightly used white ute with bullbar goes with it.
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Two questions gents.

1. I managed to pick up a partially unlined seersucker sports coat here in NYC for <$80. What would you pair it with for a summer outfit?




2. I have also been eyeing up a trench coat in either beige or navy. The former seems more traditional but the latter is an easier colour to match and wear without having to worry about marks showing up. Which you you choose?
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1. - Off white chinos
2.- Both colours. If only one - beige is more versatile.
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I think there's a remote farm up at Dunny Doo free and a slightly used white ute with bullbar goes with it.

I heard Jimmy is residing there now with his wine fridge.
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I heard Jimmy is residing there now with his wine fridge.

 

Just got a shipment of wine from Spain. Good times ahead.

 

Speaking of good times, my amigo needs a tie for his wedding tomorrow. Anywhere in the CBD where a good tie can be bought, today? I was thinking Henry Bucks and Kazuna for starters?

 

It's one of those 'sudden' weddings - they might be Catholics.

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Just got a shipment of wine from Spain. Good times ahead.

 

Speaking of good times, my amigo needs a tie for his wedding tomorrow. Anywhere in the CBD where a good tie can be bought, today? I was thinking Henry Bucks and Kazuna for starters?

 

It's one of those 'sudden' weddings - they might be Catholics.

 

kazuna has a diverse range - rep stripes, solids, polka dots, stocks PS too

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1. - Off white chinos
2.- Both colours. If only one - beige is more versatile.

 

agreed on both fronts; get both colours - i have both but in different styles; beige in a proper trench and navy in a single breasted full length mac style. both get plenty of wear

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Speaking of church-based activities, there's a funeral going on at the church next to my office, for Major-General "Digger" James (Retd) AC AO(Mil) MBE MC:

 

https://www.awm.gov.au/media/releases/vale-major-general-digger-james/

 

Major-General James was born in May 1930 in Shepparton, Victoria, where he spent his formative years. After graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1951, he served as a junior officer with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), in Korea. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions while leading a patrol on the night of 7-8 November 1952. One soldier was killed after stepping on a mine and four others, including Lieutenant James, were wounded.

 

Although severely wounded, with the loss of his left foot and damage to his right leg, he remained conscious and in command of the patrol, organising the evacuation of casualties back to the battalion, and insisting that he was moved last, more than three hours later.

 

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He was evacuated home to Australia and spent 14 months rehabilitating from his injuries. He transferred to the Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) and served as adjutant at the Armoured School and the 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers at Muswellbrook before resigning in 1957 to undertake medical studies at Sydney University. After graduating in December 1963 and serving his hospital residency, he rejoined the Army as a medical officer in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC).

 

He commanded 8th Field Ambulance in South Vietnam and was Senior Medical Officer of the 1st Australian Task Force at Nui Dat for twelve months from January 1968 to January 1969, and was inspirational for the encouragement and personal example he provided to soldiers wounded by anti-personnel mines. For his outstanding service in Vietnam he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1969.

 

In 1971 he served with a British St John's Ambulance medical relief team at the conclusion of the Biafran Civil War in Nigeria for which he was awarded the Order of St John. He was subsequently appointed Director Army Medical Services in Queensland between 1971 and 1975, Director of Army Medical Services, Army Headquarters from 1975 to 1981. Promoted to Major General, he served as Director General of Army Health Services between 1981 and 1985, in which year he retired.

 

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Even after retiring, he served as national president of the RSL and chairman of the Australian War Memorial, so he kept himself busy.

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What do you guys think of a Tissot Visodate as a lawyer's watch?



I wouldn't mind a more reliable movement like an ETA.
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What do you guys think of a Tissot Visodate as a lawyer's watch?

I wouldn't mind a more reliable movement like an ETA.

Unreliable movement makes it a perfect lawyer's watch.
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What do you guys think of a Tissot Visodate as a lawyer's watch?



I wouldn't mind a more reliable movement like an ETA.
Does it have an alarm that rings every 6 minutes?
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

What do you guys think of a Tissot Visodate as a lawyer's watch?

I wouldn't mind a more reliable movement like an ETA.

Unreliable movement makes it a perfect lawyer's watch.
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Does it have an alarm that rings every 6 minutes?

MOVE TO STRIKE!

Just thought I'd chime in with that one.
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What do you guys think of a Tissot Visodate as a lawyer's watch?



I wouldn't mind a more reliable movement like an ETA.

lol @ lawyer's watch
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MOVE TO STRIKE!

Just thought I'd chime in with that one.

 

That expression rings a bell, but I can't put a face to it.

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That expression rings a bell, but I can't put a face to it.

I'll second that.
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