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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. UnnamedPlayer

    UnnamedPlayer Well-Known Member

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    Are Aspinal made in England/U.K?

    Prices are a bit to cheap to give me confidence of their quality and construction.

    thanks.
     
  2. Smudge

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    Don't have any experience of apartment hotels in Sydney I'm afraid. Not sure what your budget / length of stay is however, but you might like to check out https://www.airbnb.com.au/; Seems to be great for that sort of thing, I've used them to book a hotel apartment in KL.
     
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  4. Nicholas D C

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    *too

    From the cardholder's product-page:

    Quote: They are a steal for the price in my opinion - you're right they're cheaper than their competitors, but Aspinal has a fairly good reputation from what I can gather. Then again, I don't know if they're particularly 'cheap' either - their briefcases start at 495 GBP (see also: http://www.aspinaloflondon.com/esho...he-case-in-smooth-dark-tan-and-espresso-suede). Their best deals tend to be in the wallet arena.
     
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  5. The Ernesto

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    Thanks Smudge. Some nice places on there.
     
  6. Smudge

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    Ate at Chin Chin on Saturday night. Many thanks for the tip off. It was a big success all round and thanks for the warning about neck issues. Managed to score a table in the corner bar overlooking the kitchen with great view of restaurant and enabled us to talk to the very talented Exec Chef (Benjamin Cooper), lovely bloke. Very, very highly recommend their Baramundi (spell check wants to change that last word to "Barmaid" :D). Awesome service and food was sensational.

    Ended up having brunch at Hardware Street Societé (?), highly recommend their baked eggs... Thinking about canning the idea of moving back to UK and moving to Melbourne instead but we reckon we'd be enormous if I lived in a city with such great food, everywhere!
     
  7. davodiva

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    Thanks heaps Ernesto (The)

    Now fixed.

    I'm an analog man in a digital world! Will I ever catch up......do I want to!

    (a distant ancestor was gaoled in Wales because he was a militant Luddite ie sentenced for' machine breaking' - true! I put some flowers on his grave!)

    Best
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  8. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    What are all these gizmos you mob are talking about? RX1, APS-C?.. Sounds like alphabet soup to me...

    Here's a photo of my soul stealer:

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    All hail Ned Ludd!
     
  9. Nicholas D C

    Nicholas D C Well-Known Member

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    At first I thought that thing was a loudspeaker!
     
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  10. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Bit of light reading there, PoP.

    Chatterly's looks well thumbed.
     
  11. Prince of Paisley

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    Can confirm, she was well thumbed.
     
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  12. Nicholas D C

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    So just received the Thomas Lyte briefcase... really, really nice - well worth the money I think. The shoulder strap uses an interesting attachment method - it's basically a leather strap with two holes which a couple metal studs slot into, and you strap it onto the d-rings as if you would a belt. Quite a nice 'rustic' touch.

    (full res: http://i.imgur.com/BCST9.jpg)

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  13. TehBunny

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    Do post! They are all so darn smexiful!
     
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    Good to hear Smudge, glad you enjoyed it. Sitting at the food prep tables are great I think. Learned some good tips and like you say, you can see and watch everyone who comes in. Will try the 'Barmaid' next time Im there.
     
  16. The Ernesto

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  17. Windowpane1967

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    Ahh I see we a Dostoyevsky fan. Just finished 'Notes from the Underground', a publication that included 'The Double'. Started Crime and Punishment over the weekend...geesh what a read.
     
  18. tobiasj

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    What's with all the eggs
     
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  19. Nicholas D C

    Nicholas D C Well-Known Member

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    Scrambled eggs - breakfast of champions!
     
  20. thebrownman

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    You ever cook them using the method Heston Blumenthal showed off? Slowly, over a pot of simmering water. Turns out lovely.
     
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