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

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  1. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Well-Known Member

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  2. Gerry Nelson

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    Congratulations! That's a fantastic haul.

    Soon, the Ferrari will be yours.
     
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  3. California Dreamer

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    Cross post from the Thrift thread, re today's op shop finds.
    Suits

    Isaia SOLO 8 s190s, 44L
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    Isaia, 44L
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    Brioni 44L
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    Holland and Sherry Savile Row dinner suit
    Pretty sure this is bespoke, from H&S London. Probably a 44L
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    Gucci 40R
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    Sports Coats

    Brioni, 44L
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    Bijan pure cashmere, 44L
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    Pants
    Most of these are 38-40

    Bijan slacks
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    Bijan pure silk
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    Pal Zileri
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    Ties
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    L-R Borrelli, RT BoC, Charles Hil, Charles Hill grenadine

    Shirts
    Nearly all the shirts are 17.5/44

    Stefano Ricci
    Blue one at the front is cotton, the rest are pure silk
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    Brioni business shirts
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    Brioni silk shirts
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    Lanvin
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    Canali Exclusive
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    Finamore. Pretty sure these were MTO. Thay have a client's name on the tag
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    Bijan formal shirt
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    Bijan
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    Zegna
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    Asole & Bottoni linen
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    Fabio Caviglia silk
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  4. Spandexter

    Spandexter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate. Epaulet and Carmina. It's times like that I need some suede in my life. On the 'to buy' list sometime this year.

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  5. Romp

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    Cool - what do you do with all this stuff? Wear it or re-sell it?
     
  6. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice colors....
     
  7. 3piecesuitguy

    3piecesuitguy Active Member

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    Hello Aussies, just thought I'd drop by and say hello. I've been a member for a while, though I really joined a while ago and just became active. I live in Newcastle and love classic clothing. Good to see there's a healthy aussie contingent.

    Cheers,

    Peter
     
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  8. Gerry Nelson

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    Hello and welcome, Peter!
     
  9. Oli2012

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    Another Newcastle boy, good stuff.
     
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  10. fxh

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    "Canberra: Why wait for death?" was Bill Bryson's blistering judgement in his 2000 travelogue Down Under.

    "Pyongyang without the dystopia," was the verdict of the Economist in 2009.

    If Sydney is brash and bold, and Melbourne is cool and classy, then Canberra, at least in the Australian public imagination, is dull and devoid of soul.

    "Canberra: it's not that bad" is the suggested slogan for car licence plates in the capital city. Talk about damning with faint praise.

    "My friend put it well - Canberra is like going to grandma's house," says Jenna Clarke, life and entertainment editor of the Canberra Times. "Other Australian cities are doing brash, creative things but here everything is wrapped in plastic. It doesn't mean it's bad. Canberra is just very mature and knows what it's doing."
     
  11. Arch3r

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    Is it really that bad? I've been thinking about Canberra as an option to progress my career. Mrs isn't keen on Sydney and there are a lot of opportunities there.
     
  12. Osiris2012

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    Having lived in several of our nations capital cities and smaller population areas I can safely say Canberra - like most places - is what you make of it. Doesn't have the in your face lifestyle and social scene of say Melbourne or Sydney but theres plenty to do and get involved with if you take a few minutes to look. Even if you don't want to look the coast, ski fields and your best buddy Sydney are but a short drive away.

    Its biggest problem imo - amusingly enough also its raison d'etre - is the public service. A lot of people are obviously there for the public service positions, grads in particular move their for work and at the end of the day if you like or have your heart set on the big city with an endless skyline of skyscrapers and shopping choices galore then yes chances are you are not going to be thrilled with Canberra nor any smaller city.

    I miss the open spaces of Canberra, the random greenery, paddocks and kangaroos playing frogger with the road at the back of belconnen and the cold ah the winters there so good for suiting up and donning some solid jacket wear :)
     
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    My brother lived there for five years - not initially by choice - and loved it. I have to go there every couple of months for work. I was prepared to dislike it, but I don't at all. The climate is not nearly as bad as people would have it - and I'm from the tropics. Some decent restaurants. Great bird life. Smell of eucalyptus sap. Close to nice beach spots like Mossy Point. Nice drives to places in the country whose names I can't remember, but start with B. Extraordinary light. Close to the snow. Good schools, if you've got kids.

    It is also a place of contrasts. Big sports culture but a lot of obese people. High average income but a lot of junkies and urban poor. And Civic would be perhaps the most depressing CBD outside Pyongyang. On the other hand there is quite a bit of interesting architecture - both public and private. And you're only a couple of hours from Sydney anyway. You could do a whole lot worse.
     
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    Melbourne suburbia, at least where I am, East, is fucking boring.
     
  15. Prince of Paisley

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    "A sheep run 200 miles from anywhere..."
     
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    Selling nearly all of it Romp. Keeping the ties and some of the slimmer cut shirts. I may be able to diet down inot the Gucci suit. The rest is up for grabs.

    For a teaser lads, the big stuff was all from one donor; quite a famous chap.
     
  17. Geoffrey Firmin

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    You forgot the most important one "Canberra is a sheltered workshop for public servants "
     
  18. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Well-Known Member

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    CD - this is my biggest issue with thrifting. Everything is too big for me.

    I went all over Warrnambool and Melbourne over the past two weeks and didn't find anything.

    I want to buy used clothes, but I think I'll need to stick with online for now.
     
  19. Gerry Nelson

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    Yep, agreed - if you're thrifting for yourself.

    On the other hand, if you get some stuff to sell later on, you can use that money to buy some clothes that fit [​IMG]
     
  20. LonerMatt

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    I think that takes a level of dedication I'd rather spend on long walks, music, cooking and lazing aggressively.
     
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