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post #9781 of 57839
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

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AFAIK - this $9 charge was imposed on USPS by Homeland Security ( special handling for any package over 500g imported to the US) - to make us living here feel so much safer.
I sent myself back 10kg on Friday and that is what Oz Post told me.

Yes.

Its a tax we pay to keep USA safe.
post #9782 of 57839
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

I've only been in once (last week) and encountered one real 'Fucking Schmuk'. I noticed 4 boxes of G&G's on the floor and he got all pissy when i asked if I could take a look.
Needless to say, i did not stick around. I feel sorry for you blokes still in Melbourne - at least there are some great online affiliates here for you.

Been in there lots of times over the years.

Never purchased anything yet. (Although I have taken in others who have purchased)

I've always treated them well, and they have always treated me well.

Had many long conversations about clothes and Opera.
post #9783 of 57839
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

I need to get something off my chest - I just sold some APC jeans to a member on-line who's based in New York, when to post off to post them and as im paying for them the lady goes that I need to pay a $9 Surcharge!
such a crock of sh!t - Australia is such a rip off for postage
i feel better now smile.gif
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

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AFAIK - this $9 charge was imposed on USPS by Homeland Security ( special handling for any package over 500g imported to the US) - to make us living here feel so much safer.
I sent myself back 10kg on Friday and that is what Oz Post told me.

Yep - +1. According to Australia Post, at least, it's not their fault but it is a surcharge imposed by the US to cover the cost of security checking of overseas parcels. The US Dept of Homeland Security (or whoever checks the mail) charges the fee to Australia Post, who then passes it on to us.
post #9784 of 57839
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Originally Posted by appolyon View Post

I have a wallet similar to this one (but with card slots on both sides). It can be a bit tricky at times with Aussie notes as they tend to slide. If you get them in right the first time then you should be fine. If your taking cash out of the ATM at 3am and just stuff them in then you'll wake up to find notes sticking out everywhere.

Also you're right that you can't carry that much cash around either ...maybe about 10 to 12 notes before it starts looking a bit thick.

Thanks for the feedback. I honestly prefer something with a nice deep pocket for notes, but it's not like I tend to drink in a lot of rough bars really.

I'd be lucky to carry 10-12 notes. I've had the rare client that pays me in cash, but that gets taken straight to the bank in its brown paper bag so...
post #9785 of 57839
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

I need to get something off my chest - I just sold some APC jeans to a member on-line who's based in New York, when to post off to post them and as im paying for them the lady goes that I need to pay a $9 Surcharge!
such a crock of sh!t - Australia is such a rip off for postage
i feel better now smile.gif

The AUD9 Obama postage surveillance levy that the Aussie Government is collecting and brought in temporarily was supposed to be finished last Christmas and is still going. Whether Obama is ever seeing the money I don't know.
post #9786 of 57839
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Thanks for the feedback. I honestly prefer something with a nice deep pocket for notes, but it's not like I tend to drink in a lot of rough bars really.
I'd be lucky to carry 10-12 notes. I've had the rare client that pays me in cash, but that gets taken straight to the bank in its brown paper bag so...

I miss the days when people make deals with briefcases of cash.






Oh fellas who ordered trees please check PM and send me yo cash.
Or I'll find you and bust a cap in yo ass... or something.
post #9787 of 57839
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Selvaggio where did you get the clear plastic ones? Did they come with the shirts? When I was recently in Sydney I went to Henry Bucks but they no longer sell packs of them, merde! Mind the staff member gave me a couple of pairs and I did pick up a nice Zegna tie during the sale so not a waste of time.

They came with the shirts - can't remember which brand. I still have a little case of collar stays I bought in Gowings in a mix of short and long sizes. I miss that store. Not always the best quality, but you could get just about any item of menswear there.

As well as collar stays, here are some things they stocked that you may be hard pressed these days to find:

Shirt studs, button braces, Taylors shaving cream, decent shaving brushes, good hats, nice cotton boxer shorts, proper dressing gowns and pyjamas, arm bands, $5 haircuts etc

You may still be able to get theses things if you hunt around, but Gowings had them all in one convenient location.
post #9788 of 57839
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Same here. Oroton has some slim bi-fold leather wallet they are quite slim. On outlet store could be as cheap as $34. Using one for last 2 years , still tidy.

I spent $100 on an Oroton wallet four years ago and that was why I got the BB Cordovan its falling apart not good value at all
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Originally Posted by tone76 View Post

Maybe it's just me, but I find the notion of money clips just a tad vulgar. That said, I'm the kind of guy that insists his wallets have a coin compartment. Maybe that just makes me a commoner?

I would never put coins in a wallet
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

^^ I used to have a wallet like the one linked. Chief advantage to me is that with no note compartment, the wallet can be very slim (I HATE bulky wallets; the slimmer the better).

Simple solution get card wallet, I think on average most people would carry 6 bits of plastic these days, BC MC, Visa, Medicare, Licence Health insurance, transit card and best of all Cabcharge saved me at 1am staggering penniless from a party or pub.

And then get a money clip I mean who carries cash? If not at pub, football, markets or even buying lunch, why hold cash? mind you having a 17 year old son who thinks his father is an ATM is my reason for not carrying cash. But virtually everything I do these days is done via plastic.
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post #9790 of 57839
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

They came with the shirts - can't remember which brand. I still have a little case of collar stays I bought in Gowings in a mix of short and long sizes. I miss that store. Not always the best quality, but you could get just about any item of menswear there.
As well as collar stays, here are some things they stocked that you may be hard pressed these days to find:
Shirt studs, button braces, Taylors shaving cream, decent shaving brushes, good hats, nice cotton boxer shorts, proper dressing gowns and pyjamas, arm bands, $5 haircuts etc
You may still be able to get theses things if you hunt around, but Gowings had them all in one convenient location.

Yes Gowings was one of those institutions whose demise I sadly lament, Bonds white cotton singlets for $2. I used to use the barber shop a regularly in the early 80's one of the German barbers used to do a precision military short back and sides for $5 great value for money. Sad what happened to it.

Arm bands I think I still have a pair gathering dust some where, still have a clothes brush my father bought there.
post #9791 of 57839
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

This has happened a couple of times, break distort and bent from ironing when they were left in shirts and washed, strangely this appears to have happened after visiting the Wig & Pen after work. The stays I had came from H&H, H&K all white plastic even Sportscraft a few years back used that and the CT ones are brass which I have never used.
I put up a similar question at AAAC and was provided with these http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/bone-collar-stays.html
Selvaggio where did you get the clear plastic ones? Did they come with the shirts? When I was recently in Sydney I went to Henry Bucks but they no longer sell packs of them, merde! Mind the staff member gave me a couple of pairs and I did pick up a nice Zegna tie during the sale so not a waste of time.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Yes Gowings was one of those institutions whose demise I sadly lament, Bonds white cotton singlets for $2. I used to use the barber shop a regularly in the early 80's one of the German barbers used to do a precision military short back and sides for $5 great value for money. Sad what happened to it.
Arm bands I think I still have a pair gathering dust some where, still have a clothes brush my father bought there.

I think they jumped the shark when they started stocking all that adventure gear and novelty products.
post #9792 of 57839
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I would never put coins in a wallet

I guess that's what cars are for. But often, one ends up with little bits of shrapnel through one's travels. Whilst I prefer to use plastic so I have a paper trail when I conduct my monthly financial post-mortem, it is inevitable that incidental expenses will require cash. It is also inevitable that said incidental expenses will generate change ... and I could put it in my pockets until I get home or to my car, but I find the sound and feel of loose change rattling around quite jarring.

Therefore, despite the fact this is most definitely not SF Approved™, I am one of those infuriating people that carries coins in his wallet.
post #9793 of 57839
Gents, my first Cordovan shoes. I tried on with Dark navy pants looks quite good actually to dress them up as business attire.I may even try a darker polish. Haven't tried them with grey pants yet. The colour is Dark Cherry. I still couldn't find a belt to go with it.Any suggestions ? Would wear at work once a find a nice belt. Until then they are on my store room !
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post #9794 of 57839
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post

I miss the days when people make deals with briefcases of cash.

For some of us it hasn't gone. Not briefcases, that's only in films. It's usually a plastic shopping bag or if dealing with Italians a rolled up wad of notes in an elastic band.
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