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post #7801 of 56058
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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

where to cop decent quality pocket squares with hand-rolled edges in brisbane?

I bought a PS online at the Kent Wang shop. he has a $1 shipping option, and its pretty quick too.
post #7802 of 56058
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

$184.50 for Comfort Craftsman.

I can get an F sized Comfort Craftsman boot for 184.50? Really? How about an E fit? Pretty please?

I just got a pair MTO because they are impossible to find in Canberra in that width and in my size.
post #7803 of 56058
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

My 17 yo son normally fumigates the house with the appalling aroma of Lynx for men or CK1, before he heads off to college. But this morning he was wearing a different sent/deodorant.
It vaguely reminded me of something, so I went and asked him. Turns out it was Old Spice, he asked if I knew it and of course I did, told him when I started using aftershave it was either Old Spice or Brut, i was never one for Brut 33.
I think he was surprised and I must admit its an improvement over the aroma of the other stuff he douses himself with.
What is the world coming too I ask.

Lynx is dying out for Nivea FWIW...it's the discovery by the 22 year old of after shave/eau de colony that is a problem when you are allergic to heavy fragrances...eau to be a parent....
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Grey Flannel, haven't heard that mentioned in years I had a Greek Egyptian girl friend that bought me some and as for Eau Savage its classic timeless and still the height of sophistication. My go to aftershave. Mind you I wear a lot of Aqua di Parma, personally I prefer cologne to deodorants.
Chanel No5 was one of my favourite scent of a woman.

Working in the airlines in the 70s/80s brings back memories of those fragrances we flogged by the container/barcart load. Poison was a shocker... eau sauvage was huge and good ole Number 5 Marilyn's preferred bedroom attire.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Sorry, as a SF member you are forbidden from wearing shorts, even in a Perth summer.
Substitute linen pants and Sperrys ploise.
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Originally Posted by Dicko View Post

Any thoughts on the Lands End Canvas stuff? Im looking to buy about half a dozen pairs of shorts to get me through summer.
Any places I should be looking? Thanks

Just got a couple of pairs off the overstock column... top value shorts nicer than last years ...softer fabric. Think I might buy me a navy blue window pane linen jacket to boot.
post #7806 of 56058
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

For those of you that don't keep up with the tumblrs; P.Johnson just put up a bunch of new pictures of accessories. Link here.
For some reason I want a camo pocket square and I don't know why.

Camouflage pocket squares? I didn't notice those (Bom tsh).biggrin.gif
post #7807 of 56058
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Originally Posted by Dicko View Post

Any thoughts on the Lands End Canvas stuff? Im looking to buy about half a dozen pairs of shorts to get me through summer.
Any places I should be looking? Thanks

I've got a few pairs of the LE Canvas heritage chino shorts and they are great value for money. I wear them all the time during weekends in summer.
I also have a couple of pairs of their madras shorts, and they are pretty nice, too.
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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

where to cop decent quality pocket squares with hand-rolled edges in brisbane?

Herringbone has plenty in stock. Most are $40, from memory, although some might be cheaper, around $30.

Kent Wang's pocket squares are great value but I prefer his "all one fabric" squares (ie all white linen, all houndstooth check etc) to the "edged" squares (ie white linen with a blue border). This is because whilst more expensive squares actually have the edge of the fabric dyed in the contrasting colour, with the edges then folded over and hand-stitched, Kent achieves the edge effect by hand-stitching a border of contrasting fabric around the edge of the square. In terms of colour, the effect is still nice, but it does mean that the pocket squares are just a little thicker around the edges. It's all a matter of personal preference and a Kent Wang plain white linen pocket square is one of the most frequently worn items in my wardrobe.

Have a look at Howard Yount, too - excellent quality and cheap shipping (although not quite as cheap as Kent Wang).
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Speaking of fragrances, like every other Asian in his 20s, I've been using Acqua di Gio for some time now. So great to smell exactly like everyone else in the club laugh.gif
Actually it's a parting gift from previous workplace and cannot wait to finish that bottle. 100mL can last very long, I discovered. Also have a bottle of Bvlgari Aqua and Versace Pour Homme wich is also a gift.

Need to find a change of scent. Considering F Black and Tuscan Soul by Ferragamo.
Looking for any SFer who travel on Singapore Airlines to flog me a truckload of Tuscan Soul scented toiletry.
post #7809 of 56058
I bought a bunch of shorts on lands end. hope i got the sizing right. i'm W 34 in levi's 514 so went for 34 and medium in lands end. see how i go!
post #7810 of 56058
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Originally Posted by Gassyndrome View Post

I can get an F sized Comfort Craftsman boot for 184.50? Really? How about an E fit? Pretty please?
I just got a pair MTO because they are impossible to find in Canberra in that width and in my size.

Try the RM shop in Civic they have plenty of F width boots, you will pay full price also they have discount store at DFO near Queenbeyan you might be lucky or you could try http://www.nungar.com.au/catalog/index.php/cPath/48_49?osCsid=c9c1302e4466e38a78ca0379c969c550
post #7811 of 56058
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Speaking of fragrances, like every other Asian in his 20s, I've been using Acqua di Gio for some time now. So great to smell exactly like everyone else in the club laugh.gif
Actually it's a parting gift from previous workplace and cannot wait to finish that bottle. 100mL can last very long, I discovered. Also have a bottle of Bvlgari Aqua and Versace Pour Homme wich is also a gift.

Need to find a change of scent. Considering F Black and Tuscan Soul by Ferragamo.
Looking for any SFer who travel on Singapore Airlines to flog me a truckload of Tuscan Soul scented toiletry.

Blah, have a look at the perfume book by Luca that I mentioned above, it's in my library. It reviews, describes and ranks perfumes. Handy.

For buying go to Chemist warehouse, almost $20 or half price cheaper than say Myers or DJs. Hot cosmetics for aus online is good and quick and cheap.

My understanding is that Myers DJs had cosmetics, that's a broad term covering many items, as contributing around 30% of their profits. If that's true then they are under severe pressure form chemist ware house who unlike normal chemist are not charging extortionate markups on cosmetics.
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Speaking of fragrances, like every other Asian in his 20s, .

What!

Now you tell me.

I had you pegged as a 30+ Maori.
post #7813 of 56058
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Looking for any SFer who travel on Singapore Airlines to flog me a truckload of Tuscan Soul scented toiletry.

I'll be flying SA next year, I'll keep you in mind :-)
post #7814 of 56058
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Blah, have a look at the perfume book by Luca that I mentioned above, it's in my library. It reviews, describes and ranks perfumes. Handy.
For buying go to Chemist warehouse, almost $20 or half price cheaper than say Myers or DJs. Hot cosmetics for aus online is good and quick and cheap.
My understanding is that Myers DJs had cosmetics, that's a broad term covering many items, as contributing around 30% of their profits. If that's true then they are under severe pressure form chemist ware house who unlike normal chemist are not charging extortionate markups on cosmetics.

I used to work at CWH back in the days. I can tell you that even at the low low price at which they sell you the fragrances, the markups are still pretty incredible. I would have bought the Ferragamo scents by now if only they are not exclusively stocked by Myer outside of Ferragamo boutiques.
post #7815 of 56058
I've found eBay to be a reputable place to buy fragrances. Before anyone slags me out for saying that, consider the fact that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Buy from sellers who have high positive feedback and you should be fine. I'm buying from sellers who run legitimate online businesses through eBay and without having a store front, pass saving on to the customer.

As for which scents to buy, that's a different matter entirely. I'm fond of Tom Ford's private blends, particularly Japon Noir, Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanille. They're all scents more suited to evening wear, as is Dior Homme. For daytime wear, in warmer weather I like Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme, but am still searching for something I like more. Creed make good fragrances, but they're difficult to find at a discount and my Uni student budget doesn't extend that far..

I recently came across one of Ben Gorham's scents from BYREDO called 'Sunday Cologne' (was originally called 'Fantastic Man' after the magazine) and I really like it. It's shit expensive and Terre D'Hermes smells similar so I bought that instead..
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