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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    I had an olive one. Make sure you get the slim fit model.
     
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  2. Epicure

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    +1, Exactly.

    I always choose a waterproof sole if substantial rainfall is likely on any given day.

    In regards to the preference for Topy vs no Topy, I like to Topy for the most part. Not so much for fear of shoes getting wet, but more to avoid the inconvenience and hassle of resoling when I prematurely wear out the toe area of my soles. This could change if I ever find someone who can do a decent job of fitting flush metal toe taps.
     
  3. fxh

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    3/4 length black cargo pants, band t shirt, greasy hair in long pony tail, doc martins with explorer red socks - earphones playing Jesus & Mary Chain.
     
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  4. fxh

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    fxh Senior member

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    WIWT
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  6. md2010

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  7. sliq

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    that's a great pick up MD - i've got an olive and a navy, both by French Connection. they've served me well. all the extra pockets are great for keys / phone / wallet
     
  8. md2010

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    Thanks mate. Maybe an olive m43 next. Mr porter is stacked with m43s. Possibly next #menswear trend. They have a lovely Paul smith olive m43 (;
     
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    Looks both sharp and comfortable to me.
     
  10. Petepan

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    Thx for the heads up- picked up a pair of suede craftsman. Surprisingly quite a lot of stock even in the popular sizes, but they were selling out quick.
     
  11. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Transcended VR to IRL last night over an (sigh had to behave as a dinner was pending) ale with Gerry Nelson, CD, fxh and Coxsackie who demonstrated that men over 50 can look slick with a buzz cut.

    Prior picked a PRL purpke silk cable knit sweater on a massive mark down aside from the culture I can say if Melbourne "he came,he saw, he did a little shopping"

    Edit;and a little drinking at Naked for Satan great views from the roof bar.
     
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  12. JayH

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    I picked up a Barbour Duke from End last week and wore it for the first time today. Without a doubt a bad ass looking jacket, if you're going for that look. Paired perfectly with a plain white T.
     
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    Back to the future for us older guys
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Sweat stains on the collars of some of my shirts - what to do?

    Napi-San?

    Vinegar?

    Something else?

    Give it a soak? Just run something extra through a regular wash? Set the water to super hot and then blast it?
     
  16. Osiris2012

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    Vinegar, let it soak in. Mix up a paste of napisan, apply over area. Throw in to regular wash, wallah.
     
  17. apropos

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    Napisan or any oxygen based cleaner - spray on, leave 30 mins, then wash as per normal. Works for me.
     
  18. fxh

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    Yer True Black Suede Brothel Creepers - almost the real thing = Rollers - poor old shooey had to take to bed for 3 days after seeing the (cheap, nasty, glued, unmanly etc) desert boots.

    No - some brand called URGE - never heard of them. Never worn - had them given to me.
    There was nothing wrong with the old Rollers - (except if you step in dogshit) - the ripple soles are very comfy - I don't know how current day Rollers compare.
     
  19. fxh

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    Napisan - or the Aldi version - in a bucket for 24 hours. Not hot water.
    Dry cleaning will set sweat stains - don't do it.
    It's the soaking that removes stains.
    Napisan stuff essentially makes water more watery.

    If you tend to get sweat stains - don't let shirts sit with sweat stains - even if you toss them in a bucket of only water as soon as you get home it will help to stop the stains. If you have a problem - keep a large bucket of water in the laundry or even shower and throw shirts in it as soon as you get home and change (you do change shirts and clothes as soon as you get home don't you?) and even if you then only wash once a week it will stop stains setting.

    If its really bad - get a stick of SARD wonder soap and make a past about the consistency of toothpaste and rub it into BOTH sides of the wetted stain and leave for 24 hours.
    You can scrub it a bit with an old tooth brush or even more perfect /correct is to rub the same material against itself - say tail of the same shirt.

    DO NOT DO THIS. EVER.
     
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