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

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  1. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    Your shoe query: http://pickstitches.tumblr.com/post/69575388755/shoes-in-australia-or-lack-thereof

    Your suit query: http://pickstitches.tumblr.com/post/69559108727/mens-suits-in-australia
     
  2. Oli2012

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    That is a really good write-up, compliments.

    Edit: my only whinge is the Loake 1880s and the Herring classics will come in at $300AUD, plus most people manage to find a 10-20% discount.
     
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  3. lennier

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    No Martin Barre otherwise I might have been tempted by Tull. And Yes with no Anderson or Wakeman, don't know. Although complete performances of Fragile and Close to the Edge does sound awesome if potentially insomnia-curing.

    Clothing related: We're really keen to get a few more people along to the Suitably Connected networking event at Oscar Hunt on Thursday, so if all the SF folk that are coming could try to bring along one colleague or friend who would be interested we would romp it in!
     
  4. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    I think I said "up to" because of higher level Herring shoes like the made by Alfred Sargent models, but I'll update that and a few other things when I get the chance.
     
  5. fxh

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    Prostitution rackets are running hundreds of illegal brothels from massage parlours, hair and nail salons and karaoke bars** in Melbourne, in which police say trafficked women and teenage girls work in secret.

    Police investigating the city's illicit sex trade executed one of Victoria's largest operations against illegal brothels on Friday.

    Officers stormed five suburban massage parlours and arrested two suspected brothel madams aged in their 20s.

    Raids were carried out on parlours in Brunswick, Brunswick East, Coburg, Preston and Pascoe Vale.


    And in other news:

    Forensic analysis has revealed that 2.5 kilograms of the drug ice was secreted in tea products, bars of soap and "foot care cakes" in the luggage of a man arrested earlier this year in Melbourne.


    **
    Song Number 56 - The Love Cats
    Song Number 75 - Thick As A Brick
    Song Number 113 - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
     
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  6. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Two Cabs to the Toucan?
     
  8. FredAstaire1899

    FredAstaire1899 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going on a domestic business trip on the Flying Kangaroo and was wondering what is the best way to transport a suit and sports coat?
    Do I need to look out for things like steel shanks in shoes and springs in shoes trees? Many Thanks.
     
  9. Stiva

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    Wear the sports coat and have them hang it up or place it carefully folded in the overhead locker. If at pointy end carry suit in thin suit cover and have them hang up.

    If not, pack the suit in your case (either carry on or checked) - there are many threads/sites that tell you how best to do so. At destination hang in bathroom while you have shower.

    Steel in shoes is a problem if wearing, but not if packed.
     
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  10. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Domestic is not like international. Unless your real name is Terry Wrist and you are planning to bring a knife on board you will be right re security. Even then... Steel shanks and shoe trees are no problem in hand luggage. Rarely a problem if you wear the shoes - it's not the US thankfully.

    As for suit/sc wear the sc, pack the suit, or just leave the suit behind if you don't really, really need it. If you must bring a suit bring one you can wear the jacket of as a sc. Travel light.
     
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  11. Stiva

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    I meant a problem with the shoes because you will have to take them off and put them through the X-ray machine. I hate that.

    Travel light is right.
     
  12. Nolvadex

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    if you are packing your suit, definitely put it in your carry on. you dont want other peoples luggage crushing it in the checked in luggage area.
     
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    Did I wear an Indian plaid madras shirt to work, along with a brown wool bow tie, navy jacket, brown cotton trousers and tan shoes?



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  15. The Ernesto

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    Yeah, I spose. Was a bit of a laugh along with Happy Birthday IBM and the like.

    Better than the dreck they served up in later years.
     
  16. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    lol. Love it JM. F#ck you, world!
     
  17. Foxhound

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    When did you take a teaching position, JM?
     
  18. Geoffrey Firmin

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    She said that I was the only one
    She said "My favourite boy"
    She said it to me in a nice way
    Over and out

    Sigh oh misspent youth and the pussy that went with it.
     
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  20. CoffeeDudeGuy

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    I also do what JayH does, prepare the Aeropress upside down so it does not leak everywhere, and then flip it around to press. I can take it everywhere, just need hot water. May try and join the Mile High Aeropress club, just for kicks [​IMG]

    You won't get coffee as intense as an espresso, but definitely stronger than a French press. I use a metal filter so it does not taste too clean (and get all the good coffee oils).

    If you want it quicker in the morning, have the coffee pre-grounded. Unless you have an electric grinder. Go with darker roasts, or play with different grind size since the extraction can be on the lighter side. I generally use 15-17g of coffee, and 190-200ml of water (slightly cooled off the boil). If making coffee for two, grind double the beans, make coffee, then top up with more hot water in the cups. I also use it as a tea filter, and some people use it to make cold drips or cocktails.
     
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