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I believe they've changed manufacturers/suppliers a few times.

Thanks Liber. Could you offer opinion of the current quality of Grana vs Uniqlo?

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And by that I mean have a good website, with good images and proper clothing measurements. As well as good - or at least adequate customer service, like returns etc. I currently use Mr Porter as a good standard of website.
 

 

Oz, it all depends on what sort of price level you're looking at. 

 

If you're looking at quite affordable clothing, you could do much worse than look at Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin. Both of them have .com.au websites, sell in Australian dollars and I believe that shipping costs are quite affordable. Tyrwhitt does some pretty good casual gear as well as business clothes and I quite like their cotton trousers. 

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Alcohol in Japan is very cheap. $20 for a bottle of black label, $40 for lower end single malt Glenfiddich.

Since it's cheaper, I'm after some recommendations for some higher end Japanese whiskey. I thought Hibiki was the one to go for but I noticed that it's a blend. I've seen Yamazaki as well which is a single malt at 21 years which seems affordable. What're my best options. Undecided if I'll bring two bottle of Japanese whiskey back , or a single and a bottle of Scotch. Just want to know if besides that Yamazaki is there anything else I should try and get ?

 

 

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I'm deeply interested in any replies to Foxy's query as I'm also in Nippon and also fancy a whisky (nb spelling) from time to time.

Finally made it to Kamakura today. Devastated to find out that they had no plain blue business shirts left in my size. However the good news is that (a) I'm back here in six weeks and (b) they will procure three shirts to my precise specs in the interim.

Hankyu Men's department store was impressive, but ultimately I walked away with only three ties. Shoes were all jaw-droppingly overpriced despite the "New Year discount " - yeah right, 10% off the million-yen tag on a pair of Corthay gators. (Great to handle footwear of that quality though!)

Hitting Coccinella tomorrow to bespeak a suit or maybe a jacket.

The Yamazaki 18,21,25 and 50(the 25 and 50 are ultra rare and a bit pricey) are probably the best representation of Japanese single malt

The Hibiki is pretty good and IMHO excels even Blue label. The Harmony, 12 and 17 is easy to get in Oz so the 21 or 30 is what you are looking for. If you can find a Hibiki 21 with Mt Fuji label I would be buying that one. 

 

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Oz, it all depends on what sort of price level you're looking at. 

Any price level. Dont mind paying for good products. Fit and range is more important, so Ive been getting more gear from places like Luxire (thanks to SF).
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Also as JM says try and track down some Nikka - they do actually make a single coffee grain which is supposed to be the bees knees but you might have a hard time finding a bottle.

 

I tracked down a bottle of the Nikka coffee grain whisky. Not sure if it's "single" but it sure as hell has the word "coffee" on it.

 

Should make a nice change from my usual Islay single malts.

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Attended a brilliant jazz concert at the City Recital Hall tonight Stu Hunter 'the migration' vast palet of sund drawing upon diverse ethnic and cultural influences. James Greening was extraordinary on trombone, brilliant!

Then Dora the Explorer (Mrs GF) set forth in search of a gin joint and ended up at Bulletin Place, very impressed.

Any recommendations as to where to get a pair of linen trousers in Sydney? Pleated?
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Thanks Liber. Could you offer opinion of the current quality of Grana vs Uniqlo?

Not a problem. To be honest, I prefer neck of the Grana shirts, they seem to sit better on me, and the length works well too.

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Attended a brilliant jazz concert at the City Recital Hall tonight Stu Hunter 'the migration' vast palet of sund drawing upon diverse ethnic and cultural influences. James Greening was extraordinary on trombone, brilliant!

Then Dora the Explorer (Mrs GF) set forth in search of a gin joint and ended up at Bulletin Place, very impressed.

Any recommendations as to where to get a pair of linen trousers in Sydney? Pleated?


You could try Henry Bucks. They have linen trousers, and they have pleated trousers. Whether you can find a single pair featuring both is questionable.

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What is this hat? Where can I get this hat?

Hope all are having/had top weekend

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Hope all are having/had top weekend

I am thank you. Suffering eye strain due to excessive consumption of eye candy at Clovelly.

Second Tanq 10 and tonic and Dirty Harry assuaging the eye strain.

DB looks like a very Hipster hat probably find it in Newtown😎
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DB, I reckon if you get a slouch hat from an army disposals store and wear it hiking and doing the yardwork for a while, it will look like Rob Redford's hat in not time at all.

 

You might want to get a different hatband (or "puggaree" in army-speak), though, as the original one is quite high.

 

Bonus trivia point: Puggaree, the army's term for the folded cloth band around the slouch hat, originally derives from the Hindi word "pagri", which means a headscarf, such as a turban or other similar cloth wrapped around the head to protect from the sun.

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^^^^
Thanks GF and JM

Newtown is a little far away, Army Disposal it is....

I'll probably end up lookin more Travis Bickle than Bobby Redford.
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I appreciate Australian tailoring wants to carve a niche, but this is ... embarrassing.

http://patrickjohnsontailors.tumblr.com
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Also as JM says try and track down some Nikka - they do actually make a single coffee grain which is supposed to be the bees knees but you might have a hard time finding a bottle.

I tracked down a bottle of the Nikka coffee grain whisky. Not sure if it's "single" but it sure as hell has the word "coffee" on it.

Should make a nice change from my usual Islay single malts.
Great, so when's the tasting at your place? JM and I will bring some cigars and fxh will bring the weed.
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Great, so when's the tasting at your place? JM and I will bring some cigars and fxh will bring the weed.
Jimmy and DN will provide entertainment
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