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

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  1. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    Anyone interested in a brand new, with tags, unworn pair of Orlebar Brown in Navy - Size 36? $150 shipped.
    http://www.orlebarbrown.com.au/men/swim-shorts/bulldog/navy

    I have the pair I need and will return these ones if noone is interested. Just thought someone might be keen on a good deal (summer is coming) and I lose less on postage.

    PM if interested.
     
  2. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Swiss watch brand Hublot has just announced a promotional deal with the International Cricket Council. Here's Michael Clarke at the launch:

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    I like his jacket!
     
  3. Journeyman

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    Hublot might love cricket, but I certainly don't love Hublot. I find them to be really flashy and over-done.


    Jacket looks OK, but personally, I think that the lapels are a bit narrow and the throat-latch on the lapel looks a bit silly. Fine on a tweedy, country coat but out of place on a fashion piece. Then again, maybe I'm just a grumpy old fuddy-duddy.
     
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  4. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Perfect match for the ICC.
     
  5. Coxsackie

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    I had the pleasure a few years ago of attending a watch lovers' dinner in Switzerland, featuring a pitch by Jean-Claude Biver, the guy who revitalised the Hublot brand and introduced the Big Bang design (netting himself several hundred million francs a few years later when he sold most of the shares he had received as payment).

    He had about twenty Big Bangs with him to show around. The pitch itself was amazing. The guy could sell coals to Newcastle. He could sell Coke in Salt Lake City. Why, I bet he could sell Tarocash to SFers. Incredible, infectious enthusiasm for the product.

    But yeah, the watches themselves lose their chunky/flashy/hi-tech appeal pretty quickly. Ideal for steroid-puffed meth lab impresarios. Fortunately I managed to restrain myself on the day.
     
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  6. Journeyman

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    Now that would take some serious salesmanship!

    To me, the Big Bang looks like an AP RO knock-off, without the classic appeal of the RO, and often with flashy colours, patterns, or jewels thrown in to increase the price. If I had $10k to $30k to spend on a watch, there are plenty of others I'd rather choose.
     
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  7. Petepan

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    Hi Guys,

    Is there any interest in Tom Ford's Noir de Noir?

    Roughly same prices- about $80 plus $10 postage ex Sydney for 30ml.

    Need about 5 takers to make this go.

    Also a heads-up that stocks of Amber Absolute is getting low, and prices have recently gone up 50%, probably a bit more in AUD terms due to the rising USD. Once the current batch is gone, the next batch will cost heaps more.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  8. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    Pete, I'd be interested.
     
  9. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    What does it smell like?
     
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  10. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    ^^Complex. Nobody will mistake you for a pretty boy with this one, but it is strictly for evenings and colder weather only.

    Rose, Fortified Port, Black Truffles,Oud. Goes from dark rose to boozy to spicy to woody. Have a spritz at DJs and see what you think.
     
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  12. The Ernesto

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    Never any fear of this happening anyway.

    Cheers Pete.
     
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    Nobody..except Checky or fxh after a few drinks...
     
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  15. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, those guys can get a bit mouthy.
     
  16. jas0nt

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    How many have you got for AA?
     
  17. Petepan

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    The split has proceeded with several flacons. I now have about 100ml left available, plus my own personal stash of course!
     
  18. Liber

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    I might grab another 30ml of AA Pete, I'll let you know...
     
  19. Foxhound

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    Thanks for the Birthday wishes, Jason.

    I ended up with Lennier's TF AA, and really like it. Might be interested in a Tobacco Vanille split, I'll go suss it out at DJ's tomorrow.
     
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    geez I loved that album in the 70s wore the grooves off it and the film was pretty good too.
     
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