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

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  1. thebrownman

    thebrownman Well-Known Member

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    As far as I can tell, the wrong Jobe won. Should've been GOB.

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  2. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    i have these. they are an excellent shoe, very sturdy & comfy.
     
  3. California Dreamer

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    +1 for Zee's

    I'd add Jantzen for shirts. WW Chan for a suit if your budget is high and you're in a positon to book beforehand.

    One thing worth your while might be to at least get measured up by a few of these firms, even if you don't buy. That way they have your measurements on record if you want to order over the 'net later.
     
  4. Journeyman

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    I have a couple of friends who have used Peter Lee (of Lee Baron Tailors) and they recommend him highly. In the past, he's also been used by Graeme Wong/Phat Guido (recently of StyleForum, who has the Most Exerent blog). Lee Baron's suits and jackets are very good, particularly for the price, and the shirts look good, with very nice collars.

    Jantzen shirts are cheap and are fine with regard to measurements if you get measured up whilst you are there. They have a wide range of fabrics but, from what I've heard, their shirts are not terribly durable. However, for the price you pay, I guess that doesn't matter so much.

    Windowpane, whilst I don't think that Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) or Kowloon in general has much to offer in regards to "SF approved" shopping, it's worth taking a wander around the Nathan Rd and Mody Rd areas just to see what it's like, including strolling past the infamous Chungking Mansions (where I stayed for a while back in 1997). The tall, overcrowded buildings festooned with a myriad of signs of all types, in English and Chinese, are unlike anything you'll see in Australia.

    There are also some markets in the Mongkok area (further back in Kowloon) that are worth taking a look at, too, as even though a lot of stuff on offer will be cheap tat, it's still interesting to have a stroll through the markets and there are quite often some Chinese street opera performers putting on a show, too (particularly in the evening).

    Kowloon Park, which is also in TST, is nice for a morning stroll and there is a heritage museum within the park that gives a nice overview of the history of HK. Down on the TST waterfront, there are a few other museums, including an art museum with a lot of Asian art.

    Over on HK island, take a walk down Cat Street and the surrounding streets, which have lots of small shops selling antiques of various kinds. I picked up a few beautiful, vintage, ivory netsuke quite cheaply there some years back and it's a handy place for picking up little presents for people.

    Catch one of the double-decker trams and try to sit right up the front on the upper deck - it's almost as much fun as riding in a roller coaster, especially when two trams are heading straight towards each other and one of them suddenly jinks on to another track at the last minute. From memory, you can ride the trams around to Stanley, on the other side of HK island from Central and Wanchai districts.

    Going up to the peak and taking a stroll around (there are quite a few walking tracks) is obligatory, of course, and the paved courtyard at the back of the Peak Cafe is a nice spot to relax with a beer after your stroll, whilst taking in the views down to the other side of the island. It's usually less crowded than the overly-commercialised, ugly observatory building on the "front" side of the island (overlooking Central etc with a view over to Kowloon).
     
  5. Selvaggio

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    On whether Nathan Rd/TST/Kowloon is worth the effort - it most certainly is. For one thing, you get the view back across to the island from TST. No that it is much effort - you can be ther in ten minutes from Central by subway.

    You could call in at the Amoury in the Pedder Building in Central. Walk down to the Star Ferry terminal. Ferry across to TST. In the big shopping centre sort fo to the left of the wharf (Habour Terminal Centre?) you will find the Muji store - worth a look. Not far from here is the very modest arcade which houses Lee Baron and Zees. If you walk a few blocks up Nathan Rd, away from the water, there is a small shopping centre on the right with a very big Uniqlo store on the top floor (and a few other interesting shops as well).

    Have a great trip.
     
  6. Selvaggio

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    Speaking of awards nights. What do we think of Aaron Paul's brown dinner suit?
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    I think Noel Coward, or someone from that era (?), used to wear one.
     
  7. thebrownman

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    Nothing to say about Paul's suit, but I did like his acceptance speech.

    He does a tremendous job playing Jesse Pinkman. That he beat Giancarlo Esposito is a big call, but he's a talented young actor with, hopefully, a great career ahead. Breaking Bad represent!
     
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    In HK , down around the Arts Centre and Space Centre, aside from having great exhibitions, around the back (I think it is) you can catch a big bunch of local COS players kids dressed up in all sorts of stuff and hanging out and posing. Great fun.
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    Once before we went my mate rang up and got a hard to book table outside on The PEAK at night. When we arrived it was shrouded in fog so much we could not see The Peak restaurant from the cable car / tourist centre. It was so cold outside we had to ask for an inside table and wait for it while we froze. Visibility was about 3 metres.

    Cheung Chau Island, by ferry, is a great way to spend a day,walking and looking at temples or whatever, and eat seafood by the harbour. No cars on island. Even the ambulance and fire truck are tiny electric vehicles.
     
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  9. Dusty Brogues

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    Was Skinny Pete of Breaking Bad anywhere to be seen...
     
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    Wrong size or not your style? Is the colour in the photo true to life?
     
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    Heya Journeyman - really appreciate you taking the time to take me through some of your highlights here. Very much appreciated, thanks.
     
  12. thebrownman

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    Dunno. Maybe he got jacked by a man named Spooge? :D
     
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    Will follow these leads up also. Knew you would have something off the beaten track to highlight FXH, thank you appreciate this. Am soo looking forward to a week of just hanging out and taking it all in for once. Am trying to detach myself from phones, ipads and notebooks for the week. So am 'handwriting' all these suggestions into my diary. A novel experience for some.
     
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    Thanks Selv....again, can always relay on you to provide some great insight. Thanks heaps
     
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    Not this kindred tweaker....
     
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    Two HC ties picked up in Jason's sale... green spots and navy check. Great value

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  17. thebrownman

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    Damn man, gotta put a spoiler on that image. Some people might be eating at their desks..
     
  18. thebrownman

    thebrownman Well-Known Member

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    Great looking ties Romp!

    EDIT: I'd be all over the Henry Carter sale if I wore ties to work. I wish I had to, in some ways..
     
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  19. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Well-Known Member

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    Apparently some clothes of mine were delivered to the wrong address today. Now I have to meet some crazy sounding Asian guy at some restaurant to pick them up.

    My anus is not prepared.
     
  20. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Well-Known Member

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    Very True! Just doing my bit to combat the expanding waist lines for summer...
     
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