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

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  1. FredAstaire1899

    FredAstaire1899 Well-Known Member

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    Yes it was I believe. Matthias Goerne was the baritone, who I found very difficult to hear, and Christoph Escenbach the conductor. I was lucky enough to get free tickets as I have a relative who is a member (now force retired) of the orchestra. I received free box tickets in 2006. It's also very interesting to hear the opinions of the senior member's of the orchestra on the particular conductors interpretations.
     
  2. mezentius

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    The acoustics of the opera house do indeed leave something to be desired. I try to make concerts at Angel Place whenever possible instead.

    Lucky you, getting the inside scoop on the VPO! You're making the rest of us classical groupies jealous!
     
  3. kayhill

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    I've just gotten around to writing up a concise review of P Johnson Tailors for anyone who is interested: http://greedanddisgust.blogspot.com.au/

    I've always been of the belief that a good business deserves its plaudits so I'm giving P Johnson their dues! Very good business as I'm sure many on this forum would attest.
     
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  4. fxh

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    From memory that was a classic shooman post and absolutely true.

    Shooey is reluctant to elaborate but its clear from what was posted Shooey, ,who is a real life mate of mine, said he went to a death metal gig, in a Caruso suit iirc, and EGs, and got into a fight and ended up in gutter and ruined a suit.

    Shooey doesn't drink these days, but still likes death metal. He's a classical music fan as well and a top trumpet player. Shooey is a good bloke and almost a national treasure. He also has more great shoes than almost anyone in the world. He was marc37 or shooman, or various permutations on here and aaac in the good old days before he was banned from forums.

    Shooey knows more about shoes than almost anyone I know, except perhaps Meister and isshy.
     
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  5. JimmyHoffa

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    A perfect suit. Looks incredible!
     
  6. fxh

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    Man I'm getting shiploads of Viagra, Russian girls who know I'm great and Spanish lottery wins and Nigerian politicians wives as well as online casino stuff. Not to mention LinkedIn spam and dodgy stuff.
     
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    So Michael, its just you and me, its late at night, no one else around...................
     
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  8. Oli2012

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    I'm here. The international students abandoned me to the group work due at 9 tomorrow.
     
  9. fxh

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    Oli, I feel safe now with a Katter/Mirabella voter
     
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  11. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    Nice review, thanks for sharing. I like the green tie n grey suit combo too, what tie is that?
     
  12. mezentius

    mezentius Well-Known Member

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    I know that feeling. One time, a group member decided it would be a good idea to list all of the Australian states and territories in full as an answer to where our market research strategy could be conducted.
     
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    fxh Well-Known Member

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    Oli201

    She's about as important to the Australian way of life as you or I am.
     
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  14. Osiris2012

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    Anyone have a black peacoat and if so does it get much use or is it very versatile? ive got a charcoal one which has been great and served me well this winter and ive been thinking of grabbing a black one for a while at the end of season when its reduced but now that the times here I'm not sure black would get much use.
     
  15. Osiris2012

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    Happy Friday night owls :p
     
  16. fxh

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    Ha, I remember syndicate work with students from a certain country who were brilliant at using a calculator but when I t came to law or research or thinking wanted to know why the answer wasn't in the back of the book. And in group assignments handed in to me cut and paste from text books and no linking or argument or logical argument. So it falls to one to complete the paper. !
     
  17. kayhill

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    Thanks mate. It's a silk knit from T M Lewin. Very cost effective when on sale ($60).
     
  18. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    sweet, small world. The one from TM and the Green 7 fold one from henry carter were the two suspects I thought it might be :)
     
  19. Journeyman

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    He does undoubtedly know a lot about shoes, although he is a touch - just a touch - obsessive about it at times.

    I was, however, surprised to read a post by him over on the Film Noir Buff forum a year or so back where he stated that he had only just realised that he has high insteps and that they make his feet difficult to fit - and that he only learned that when an old shoemaker in Melbourne measured up his feet and observed that he had high insteps.

    It's a bit surprising that someone who had so many different types of shoes from so many different brands had apparently never realised how the height of his feet affected the fit of his shoes.
     
  20. Geoffrey Firmin

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    The worst 'social occasion' concert I went too at the Opera House was Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic In the 80's. The audience noise was absurd Leo Schofield wrote that he wanted to strangle some little old lady due to her fantale consumption and the noise she made with her wrappers.

    I too go for the music but now whenever I get to Sydney and have a night out with the wife its a social occasion so early dinner then SSO, Wayne Shorter or STC whatever. So I always dress to a level that I feel states who and what I am I also get 'attired' when going out to theatre and music in Canberra. Mind you this is from a man who has 12 recordings of the Resurrection Symphony.
     
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