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

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  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to read all the to-and-fro about various musicians; I do stand by my comments on The Edge. He emerged during an era in rock'n'roll when technical prowess was eschewed by many. He's probably a very competent technician, but I was referring to his distinctive sound and style, which was unlike anything else around at that time and yet perfect for its time.

    For anyone vaguely interested in/curious about English pop music of the late 70s, the names John McGeoch and Andy Gill might also resonate. Or they might not. Two crucial, hugely influential axemen whose contribution is now largely forgotten. McGeoch came to notice with Magazine, then underpinned Siouxsie's sound during her heyday, and later was a keystone of PiL. He left the music industry to study nursing and died young, a few years back. Gill was guitarist, songwriter and producer for Gang of 4, a band literally decades ahead of their time. His guitar work on their first album "Entertainment!" has to be heard to be believed - fractured, discordant, jarring, and just soooooo weirdly brilliant.

    What astounds me about that era is the number of people who apparently just appeared from nowhere and then proceeded to redefine music. Could it happen now? Who knows, perhaps it is happening now and I'm just too old and out-of-the-loop to realise it.

    Props to Foxy for mentioning Zappa. Another giant.
     
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  2. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Meanwhile Gerry Harvey and co will be whinging because they can't purchase air conditioners overseas to hock off at enormous 'interest free' prices...
     
  3. Romp

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    We have natural shoulder. It's 90% of what we make. We just don't have a completely unpadded shoulder.
     
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  4. jas0nt

    jas0nt Well-Known Member

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    Romp how many fittings is usually required for a SS suit to be made? I don't live in Sydney/Melbourne so am unsure as to what options I have.
     
  5. Romp

    Romp Well-Known Member

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    Detailed first fitting followed by a 2nd fit when it's in.

    If you don't have the option for the 2nd fitting we can courier it and do via Skype although not as ideal
     
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  6. wurger

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    For me, one fitting before the order, and some final adjustments when the suit arrived.
     
  7. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Rock guitarists ho hum, if you want real guitarists who know how to make the instrument really sing listen to Grant Green, Bill Frisell or Mahvishnu John McLaughlin.

    I do think that Juju and The Correct Use of Soap were two of the best post punk albums of the 80's still listen to them on a regular basis.
     
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  8. Foxhound

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    White Light/White Heat is gets my vote.
     
  9. Coxsackie

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    New tumblr. Can anyone advise me how to check the page-view rate? I presume there is some mechanism for doing that, but I don't know what it is.
     
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  10. logiclusion

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    Tumblr's not great with that kind of information, so you need to add a third party hit counter.
    For the best and most detailed information you're likely to get, use Google Analytics, which will give you more metrics than you'll ever even need to consider.
     
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    foxy - you've just gone up a notch or two on my database. Live version.
     
  12. Journeyman

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    Cox,

    I had a quick look and you've got some nice photos, but (just me personal opinion) your Tumblr would look better and tidier if you put up photos separately instead of putting lots of disparate, apparently unconnected photos into long posts.

    As an example, when you put up a photo of (say) a watch, your post only consists of a couple of photos of said watch, and you then tag the post with posts such as "watch"; "Patek Phillipe", "Tourbillon", or whatever other tags seem appropriate.

    The same goes for your photos of China - just put up one or two photos from Shanghai or wherever in a post and then tag them with "Shanghai", "China", "Architecture", "Gardens" or whatever seems appropriate.

    People who then search for photos linked with those tags will be able to see your posts amongst other posts with those tags.
     
  13. deingesicht

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    I'm not looking forward to the day with the AUD starts to fall...I'm having nightmares about it currently :(
     
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  15. deingesicht

    deingesicht Well-Known Member

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    Then all my clothes, shoes, and holidays all become that much more expensive
     
  16. BaldwinP

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    Yeah. My honeymoon is in the US, and while flights and accom are already booked and paid for I suspect it'll be worth my while to go lock in 5 or 10k worth of US dollar spending money ASAP.
     
  17. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Well-Known Member

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    Not a honeymoon, but going to the US for a month in Dec, and thinking of locking in $2-3k for everyday expenses. Everything else has already been paid for.

    PS: Back from China, no buttrape - but amazing Ring Jacket, and Nelson at Ascot Chang is making a few minor adjustments on my shirt and then will post back.

    No pictures yet I'm afraid.
     
  18. Foxhound

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    With all the talk about the dollar dropping I decided to order that last Barbour I'm after. Just a heads up, End will no longer ship Barbour products outside the EU.
     
  19. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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    Without dampening your enthusiasm, tumblr is a slowly dying platform. I get less engagement from it than anything else now. Instagram is really the best for a more personal experience with better instant engagement. Works very well for me anyway.
     
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    I'd say it's a quickly dying platform... Actually it's already dead
     
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