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http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/beware-the-orange-spot-of-shame-punters/story-fn9076o9-1226251013267

Imagine trying to implement something like this here!
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Including sartorial advice from the Oz medias favourite wealthy whinger, who made his fortune introducing a new retail Model and forcing out thousands of local mum and dad white goods and furniture stores with cheap imports::


Gerry Harvey, boss of retail giant Harvey Norman, said he backed the strict approach to wearing ties as a way of showing people you meant business.

"For someone like Warburton, he's using ties to try and change the culture of the place almost overnight and it could kick on because of that," Mr Norman said. "If you go into one of our stores you'll find everyone in a uniform with a badge and I do think that show's we are open for business.

"If you go into a shop and they're all dressed shabbily you're going to get another impression."


I do love the apostrophe in shows in a major newspaper.


I'm guessing that HN shirt and tie is a short sleeved polyester model with curled up collar points and ether in white or a weird dark green colour with a black or bright red tie?
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Edited by fxh - 1/22/12 at 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by kickstart View Post

Soo....what's the first step in fixing the issue?

Well first up do an objective scientific test. Wear some different socks, or thick cotton socks and see if it squeaks. Me, I wouldn't think it was the socks unless they are silk but testing is the way to find out.

Try wearing them with no socks, after all the very hip dudes rock the no socks and sexy ankles look.*

Is it one shoe squeaking or both? It's common for only one shoes to squeak.

Is it the shoes squeaking or the shoe and a particular floor surface?

Any leather on leather can squeak, more so if it's a bit dry. Try to narrow down where the squeak is coming from and give it a drink of conditioner.

Could evn be the stitching. Try conditioner around stitching.

The hardest squeak is when the inner layers of the bottom of the shoes are rubbing/squeaking inside.

Can you make it squeak by hand? And get a fix on what it is.

*its not really cool cats who wear no socks. It's only blahman and __PG__ who go sock less. They often meet after work and snag a footpath table just down from Amercian Tailors on Burke and seductively flash their ankles to passing women. They say they very often pick up based on the irrestible appeal of skinny hairy men's ankles. You could join them, you'll recognize them, they will be the blokes with smelly shoes and drinking imported beer from bottles with a lemon in the top and constantly looking in the shop window to adjust their pocket hankies.
Edited by fxh - 1/22/12 at 6:20pm
post #9634 of 55950
The old saying was that a squeaky shoe meant you hadn't yet paid for them.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/beware-the-orange-spot-of-shame-punters/story-fn9076o9-1226251013267
Imagine trying to implement something like this here!

I don't have a great problem with it. If you don't like the dress rules then don't go or take the consequences if you turn up dressed wrong.

Almost related. I went to a wedding a little while back. Ordinary good people, working class, lower middle class background. Modest wedding, non church, not attempt to impress by imitating TV weddings. The invite said day lounge suit for men, and then went on to explain, in friendly terms that meant tie, shirt, jacket etc. no sneakers, etc. then also explained , agin friendly that no one would be turned away of course.

I thought it was a nice touch. In the event most men seemed to try their best , even if the jackets etc were a bit weird. One step father of one of the couple had a too long pale linen jacket over bunched up black jeans and a short sleeved green coloured short sleeved sport shirt, no tie.. Still he did try. As he explained he doesn't own a tie.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

The old saying was that a squeaky shoe meant you hadn't yet paid for them.

I've found this to be a failsafe indication.
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

I'm going to place the Bexley order Monday night as the marginal savings on shipping beyond 15 pairs is pretty minuscule since the initial fixed portion of the shipping cost is now way eclipsed by the variable portion. So far I have my 5, Checky for 2 and Smetana for 5 trees. It is at 18.129 Euros per pair shipped and according to Google it is roughly $22.36. Unless some shitstorm of a day happened tomorrow that change the rates drastically we're looking at $23-23.50 each tree which I hope is enough to cover the xrate spread. So for those in Melbourne interested in shoe trees (especially beneficial for those looking for only a couple of pairs), this is the last chance to sign up and pm me how many pairs.

PM sent.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

As he explained he doesn't own a tie.

If only there were some sort of mechanism or establishment where one could trade money for goods such as a tie.

Seriously though, nice to see people make an effort and a nice way of putting the invite by the sound of it.
post #9639 of 55950
Just went up to the Collins St RL store to see if there are any summer sale dregs worth picking up and was quite disappointed – Toby FYI the linen blazers were there in 38 and 44. Strangely while walking to the store from the tram stop down Collins St, I happened to see Tony Robinson (of all people) filming something with a film crew... very strange.
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Just went up to the Collins St RL store to see if there are any summer sale dregs worth picking up and was quite disappointed – Toby FYI the linen blazers were there in 38 and 44. Strangely while walking to the store from the tram stop down Collins St, I happened to see Tony Robinson (of all people) filming something with a film crew... very strange.

Time Team!

Tony's done a couple of shows in Australia.

PS: How much were the blazers?
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

PS: How much were the blazers?

$518
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

$518

Cheers.
post #9643 of 55950
Hey y'all

This fit looks pretty good, right? (sleeves a touch long I guess):

467:

It's RLBL.
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Melbourne is hot today. And speaking of hot, you know who is hot? Tomic's girlfriend.
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Melbourne is hot today. And speaking of hot, you know who is hot? Tomic's girlfriend.

The quality of your contributions to this thread is truly breathtaking smile.gif
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