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

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    This. They wear the RMWs when they do formal marches, functions etc.

    I always thought Redback did the combat boots in the past.
     
  2. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if Redback are still making the boots, but they certainly made them for much of the past 15 years, since 1999, when the ADF adopted the Redback "Terra Defence Boot" as their standard boot. I don't know where they're made now, but they used to make them in Australia (in Sydney, I believe).

    They were pretty good but there were some complaints about sizing issues and also about sole wear, so in 2007 or 2008 the ADF decided to undertake a review of the combat boot and, at the same time, to allow soldiers to wear either the Terra Defence Boot or one of four other boots from a variety of different makers. However, if soldiers wanted to wear anything other than the Terra Defence Boot, they had to fork out their own money for other authorised boot models, which elicited some protests.
     
  3. suttonzach

    suttonzach Well-Known Member

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    Some recent purchases:

    - 4x Paul Smith business shirts
    - Paul Smith Regent suit in French Blue
    - 2x Paul Smith cuff links
    - 2x Corgi socks
    - Michael Bastian for Gant cords
    - Loake 1880 for Charles Tyrwhitt brown suede captoes
    - Canali black leather captoes with a vibram storm welt sole
     
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  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for that scintillating opinion.

    Baxter still do the Army dress shoes.
     
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  5. suttonzach

    suttonzach Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me wrong - I own a stack of TM Lewin shirts *and* a King furniture sofa... I just find the marketing approach of both very bemusing.
     
  6. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    From Milford got ps london navy suit . From jules b got a blue suit by munro. Munro is a mtm tailors from Amsterdam . There is a thread in styleforum nl regarding munro mtm. It was on sale at $270 shipped 70% off. My size 34 r as well!
     
  7. CoffeeDudeGuy

    CoffeeDudeGuy Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, could go for one of those. Will wear one when I go for ribs at a clandestine meet.


    Nice lid PoP! (Compliments)
     
  8. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Well-Known Member

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    Finally watched the latest transformers last night. Advertisement everywhere. The billionaire character wore some awesome tom ford jackets. Lol'd when they chucked in some tom ford advertisement as well.

    Gf thought I was a wierdo for pointing it out though.
     
  9. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    At risk of coming across too pedantic, the contract Rossi tendered for was for non-combat work boots. E.g. safety boots for construction sites etc. Only worth $15m which is a piss in the ocean for the DMO but would have set Rossi up for the next few years.

    As an aside, one of the contracts went to "Steel Blue" boots, which as their overly Australian-sounding name and use of a moustachioed Aussie cricketer in their ads suggest, are made completely offshore.
     
  10. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, it kept the drizzle off my noggin this morning, though the inevitable comparisons to Harrison Ford were forthcoming.
     
  11. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    I have bought quite a few things lately, come to think of it:

    - Oscar Hunt Navy DB suit in Lindley/Huddersfield cloth ($1200ish)
    - Col Littleton tie case (http://www.colonellittleton.com/shop/leather-travel-tie-case-no12/) $70
    - Red Envelope dopp kit (http://www.weddingclan.com/wp-conte...r_excursion_travel_case_image_title_qtwmk.jpg) $60
    - Luxire rain mac in Beige Epic with removeable liner (http://luxire.com/products/dark-cream-twill) $550
    - Luxire Dugdale peacoat ($500)
    - Also had Luxire add a removeable liner to an existing navy MJB rain mac I sent in
    - Several Luxire chinos (http://luxire.com/products/stone-twill-chino, http://luxire.com/products/twill-choco-chino, http://luxire.com/products/british-khaki-twill-chino-9oz) $270
    - Several Luxire shirts (http://luxire.com/products/blue-pencil-stripes-with-white, http://luxire.com/products/alumo-white-twill-2-100, http://luxire.com/products/navy-chambray-by-brembana, http://luxire.com/products/warzone-plus-white-oxford) $320
    - A few more Luxire things that are on order (http://luxire.com/products/fed-blue-twill-chino, http://luxire.com/products/mid-grey-wool-flannel-100-wool, http://luxire.com/products/light-blue-university-stripes-oxford, http://luxire.com/products/sky-blue-oxford, http://luxire.com/products/warzone-plus-white-oxford)... and probably some more white dress shirts to come this week
    - Some things that wouldn't be of interest to the forum like snowboarding gear, and bar related stuff... ($$$$$$ :embar:)

    ... but I am always in way too much of a rush to take photos in the morning....

    (when you list it all like that, the amount spent is a bit embarassing...)
     
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  12. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    Nice haul there. Where do you snowboard mostly? I was up in the snowies last weekend fishing, reckon it must be the best snow season for a long time.
     
  13. jacquiQ7

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    Could I ask where you got the Red Envelope travel case and tie case? They look fantastic - from somewhere in Oz by any chance or imported directly?


    Cheers
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  14. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Well-Known Member

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    If you were to do a 35 day trip in Europe, ending up in the Greek Islands, is it better to do it in June, July or August? Temperature and crowd wise?
     
  15. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately I haven't been this season, but being from Vic it's Buller/Falls/Hotham for me.

    It's just so damn expensive.

    Impossible to do a weekend for less than $600 these days (assuming you have to hire - which is about the cheapest part of the whole thing anyway), even going for bunk/lodge type accommodation.
     
  16. lachyzee

    lachyzee Well-Known Member

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    The Red Envelope was from eBay, brand new but re-sold.

    The tie case was from Etsy, mislabelled as a dopp kit, BNWOT.
     
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  17. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    This is the internet little buddy - no risk of being TOO pedantic - its the raison d'etre of forums.
     
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  18. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    If it was me I'd prefer to end up here: back home.
     
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  19. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    You missed the irony fxh - replying to JM, lovely bloke by all accounts, but he does start a few posts this way!
     
  20. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate your pedantry in regard to my pedantry!
     
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