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Originally Posted by BananaKing View Post

Hey guys, gonna be in Tokyo for a few days in early December. Any recommendations on second-hand/op-shop/recycle stores to check out with shoes, clothes or accessories?

I heard there's this chain called Mode-off part if the hard-off group of second hand shops. They carry all sorts of crap and probably gems. All items are pretty arbitarilly priced and usuall for a few bobs only.
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One term in fitting really baffles me: true to size. What does that even mean?
It should mean if it says waist size 34" then it will be 34" etc. If its a size 16.5" shirt collar then the measurement from middle of button to middle or outer edge of button hole will be 16.5"

Other than that there are no real enforced standards on clothing sizes. Spain is working toward it - or has already implemented - the EU standards. No one else has mandated any standards in sizes. USA has a funny thing called "USA Catalogue sizing" whereby a lot, but not all, USA catalogues it is understood that a size 34" waist is really 36" - believe it or not.

I can write you an essay on sizing and standards issues if you wish.
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Originally Posted by BananaKing View Post

Hey guys, gonna be in Tokyo for a few days in early December. Any recommendations on second-hand/op-shop/recycle stores to check out with shoes, clothes or accessories?
There's millions of them at Harajuku just down from the station in the lanes. You have to poke around and look upstairs etc. Theres also chains of Vintage Stores. All good stuff.
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Scott Weiland RIP
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Seeing as the HC affiliate thread is locked down, someone suggested an appreciation thread should be started, so I've started the HC appreciation thread to share pics of a few of my favourite ties and discuss what new designs we might like to see in the future, ask HC questions etc. Anyway, I encourage HC fans to post to the new thread.

Over and out,
PoP.
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Is hc no longer an affiliate?
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Not any more, I think he said he was exploring other marketing methods. I guess he feels maybe the brand is ready to go a bit more mainstream beyond SF.
post #66638 of 67946
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Originally Posted by BananaKing View Post
 

Hey guys, gonna be in Tokyo for a few days in early December. Any recommendations on second-hand/op-shop/recycle stores to check out with shoes, clothes or accessories?

 

Two that I've purchased from are Rag Tag in Shibuya (they are all over but that's the one I went to) and Kindal, another chain that I've bought plenty from but online rather than in person.

 

While you're in Shibuya, pay a visit to United Arrows Beauty and Youth and Beams which are also on the same street. Google maps is your best friend when it comes to finding out exactly where these places are.

post #66639 of 67946
Trying Four Pillars in my G&T tonight on GF's recommendation. I'm impressed, as is ginsoak partner.
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Trying Four Pillars in my G&T tonight on GF's recommendation. I'm impressed, as is ginsoak partner.

 

I tried Four Pillars with Capi tonic water once and it was very impressive. Give it a shot if you have a chance.

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I must be the only person in the world who isn't impressed with Four Pillars.

 

Having said this, I drove past what looked suspiciously like their main distillery in Healesville yesterday.

 

Guess I'd better give 'em another buurrrrl, in the great Australian tradition of giving things a buuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrl.

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I tried Four Pillars with Capi tonic water once and it was very impressive. Give it a shot if you have a chance.

So you'd say it was the capo di tuti capi of tonic water?
post #66643 of 67946
Plebeians! Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water is the go, best of Britsh. Capi is ok and I trust you put a slice of orange with it PoP.

Tonight finished off the Hendricks and had a couple of The Botanist with tonic and lime wedges.
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I found a cobbler who is willing to install flush top tap in Crows nest. The price is very reasonable, but unfortunately his top taps are quite old school and looking horrible. 

I think I will buy the toe taps from DM and get this cobbler in crows nest to install for me.

I will report back if he is able to do a good job.
Hi @flexiflex - did you have any luck with your cobbler in Crows Nest?
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Just received my dark green 90wool/ 10cash Uniqlo x Lemaire trousers in the mail from the sale @ $80.

The fabric is a really thick flannel that despite blended with 10% cashmere is still a bit scratchy and nowhere near as smooth as my pair of buttery VBC flannel trousers (which was also ~$80.from Japan).
But in terms of fit I think it is pretty close to what I like: Good rise (hitting right on my navel), comfortably slim around the arse and thighs, tapering to a pretty neat ~17cm leg hem.
The waist is a little loose as I am currently a size 30 at the slimmest I've ever been and the trousers are size 31. but I'll just need to pull the side tabs in a bit and since it's winter gear I will be wearing thicker twill shirts and thicker undershirts anyway.

Off to pay $6 tomorrow to get the pants shortened with blind stitching.
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