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

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  1. kayhill

    kayhill Well-Known Member

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    Those Carminas! Rain or Simpson? (I'm guessing rain)
     
  2. Foxhound

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    Sure is.

    Anyone else caught up on episode 6 of True Detective yet?
     
  3. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    No I'm waiting for the replay at 8.30 thank you.

    Mrs GF is in front of the box watching Girls at present.
     
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  4. blackers

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    I'm an Aussie living in HK. I agree that people dress well but conservatively here. You'll see a lot more tailored clothing than in Australia, and occasionally you'll see someone in a really well tailored but garish suit just doing their own thing. I passed a guy the other day who had a yellow checked English hunting outfit on, complete with hunting jacket, waistcoat, three quarter length knickerbockers, long socks and flat cap. All he needed was some hounds and a shotgun. It looked awesome but I couldn't wear that in a million years. I think it's a side effect of living in a town full of tailors who will make anything you ask them for.

    Also note that this past week has been Hong Kong's coldest for years so everyone is breaking out their rarely worn winter clothes, that might be a reason for the conservativeness. Although I've noticed that tweed jackets are really popular here especially with middle aged Chinese men which is weird given that it's far too hot to wear tweed in HK for about 10 months of the year.

    What kind of hardware were you after? HK has a lot of little hardware stores in places like Wan Chai and Soho. They are quite a sight, with a billion different items hanging from every part of the walls and roof. The proprietors don't generally speak English so you need to go armed with a photo of what you want on your phone.
     
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    I posted a week or two back about perfume for blokes. A recent thing for me, never really got it in the past. The turning point was discovering all these niche makers, especially the ones that are concerned with quality ingredients and less or no chemicals. I cannot recommend Slumberhouse enough. The 'nose', a dude called Josh, has an uncanny ability. Really quite magic in a way. I have a bottle of Jeke and it's an 'extrait de parfum', which basically means it's oily not alcoholic. As such it has low sillage (the scent trail you leave behind as you walk), but great staying power. And it evolves all day.

    My previous post here ->
     
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  6. LonerMatt

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    Anyone know of an easy way to learn to sew? I'm happy to pay, but am actually pretty keen to learn.

    Teaching myself the basics doesn't work for me, though once I've got a few things down I generally work on my own. There are a few teachers in Melbourne though they are either inaccessible (4 weeks in a row on weekdays), or expensive (maybe - at $60 an hour it'd depend how many lessons I needed).

    Yes, FHX I will ask around, there might be some old FJ dudes who can help.
     
  7. Foxhound

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    I don't have any real interest in perfume, and the fact that It's quite expensive isn't very inticing either. I don't wear it, but It's something I've wanted to do for a while. I'm trying to find a scent for me, that's a) Good Value for money b)lasts me a long while whilst wearing it )csmells good. Anyone wish to point me in the right direction.
     
  8. jmills

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    Checked out the Brooks Brothers in Perth DJ's, quite intriguing. Lots of casual button down shirts, but all with single flap pocket, and apparently only available in one fit?

    Seems the main focus is blazers and dress shirts. Some nice stuff, quite reasonable prices too. I think it will do well.
     
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    Hart Bochner in Die Hard. One of the great overlooked comic performances of all time. He is just side-splittingly smarmy.

    Actually it's a mystery to me how Bochner did not become a giant star in the same league as Brad Pitt or George Clooney. Check him out in Apartment Zero - another great performance. Then he just kind of fizzled. Went into directing. Who knows, maybe he got fat or something.
     
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    Although it's mainstream, Bulgari Extreme is my favourite after limited experimentation. Long lasting with a predominately balsam tone. Distinctive without being overpowering, cloying or flowery. Apparently attractive to the female nose - or at least my wife's.
     
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    Bravo, Nabil, bravo.
     
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    It has to be one of "the best things on TV in years" even better drama (albeit not as well dressed as) than House of Cards which is really Richard III but Robin Wright is a great Lady Macbeth very confusing.
     
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    Used by paratroopers on their smocks when jumping out of planes only most didn't bother using them!
     
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    Hmm, missed that one somehow, will check it out. Do you know of stores that stock it so we can test it?



    Get at least two initially, one for warmer weather/daytime, and one for cooler/night time. Scents for winter/night might be too strong for warmer weather, and the lighter scents will just disappear when it gets cooler. It's like vodka for summer, scotch for winter, or something like that.
     
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    i think you should invest in perfume. a good one can turn a woman's head your way and have her notice you before even seeing you. that presence is priceless.
     
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    They're the Rain last, bro.
     
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    Nice man, that's a bold one to start with though, slumberhouse is almost niche within niche. Glad you like it though :) Josh is a great bloke - flat out - but very helpful and happy to talk fragrances when he has time.

    Pretty sure I have some samples of sova, ore and one or two others. Happy to post them your way if you are interested.

    Ah come on, the amount of money you throw down on clothes you could afford to spend it on some decent perfume. You just haven't adjusted your perspective yet to see it as a worthwhile accessory - which it is. You could wander around cbd DJ's or myer smelling scents but theres also http://www.peonymelbourne.com.au/ the folks there are pretty helpful apparently and may point you in the right direction or at least try to.
     
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    What are u doing in hk?

    I did see a couple of wildly dressed characters which was a sight to see.

    I quite enjoyed the colder weather. It is usually not that cold here in brisbane. Walking around in my grandfathers full length duffle coat, I thought I looked pretty badass.

    I was looking for masks for my trip to xian and bejing as the air is quite polluted. I actually stayed at the wifi hotel on lockhart st at the border of wanchai and causeway bay and totally forgot about the stores there.

    I ventured down to the start of Lockhart st in wanchai and it was the seediest place ive ever seen. A heap of dirty fillipino street whores, old grandmas sitting infront of their whore clubs and a bunch of seedy mid to old aged western whoremonggers.
     
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    Spray some female perfume on yourself. The girls will think you have women all over you.

    How does the saying go?
    Women want what othet women want. Or something like that
     
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  20. Coxsackie

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    I stayed at some mid-priced hotel right smack in the middle of WanChai once, about two years ago. I loved it. Western guys rocking in to the hotel with hookers at 7am, bold as brass, headed for their room. Various theme bars along the street (I think it was Lockhart), pumping out greatest hits from the 70s/80s/90s, full of skanky reprobates. And great little food stalls. I can't think of any other place I'd rather stay in HK.
     
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