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

  1. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Distinguished Member

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    Trip report, for anyone in the vicinity.

    Red Cross op shop in Bridge Rd Richmond, near Lennox St. I espied:



    • NWT John Smedley sea island cotton polo, grey/red stripes, XL, $35
    • NWT John Smedley sea island cotton polo, grey/red stripes, S, $35 (same design as the first)
    • NWT John Smedley sea island cotton solid navy turtleneck, S, $35
    • NIB Barker loafers, black calf with croc accents, size UK6, $80
    • Cutler bespoke suit, solid navy shadow stripe, guess 42L or 44L, waist 37, $30

    Sorely tempted by the XL polo, but too wide in the shoulders for me.
     
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  2. fxh

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    MMh - a decent dry cleaner shoud ahve got them out. Hoep they havent set them.

    Anyway - nothing to lose now and this method is very safe anyway.

    For oils use dish-washing liquid.

    That's DISH washing liquid NOT Clothes washing liquid. Dish-washing liquid is designed to get rid of grease.

    Just rub the liquid into the stain, sometimes it works better if you add a bit of water 1:1 to the mix. You can also add some white vinegar 1:1:1.

    I'd suggest rubbing it into both sides of the stain. Leave for a few minutes then rinse out in warm - not hot - water.

    You may need to repeat s few times.

    Pat the trousers dry with a towel and/or use a hair-dryer on low speed and COOL

    Lets know how it goes
     


  3. sliq

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    auburn is not that great. as aforementioned, high crime rate and depending where you are in auburn, it can be a bit rough. I would know, because I deal with a lot of the crimes in the area. lidcombe is more refined; the major benefit of lidcombe is that it is a major train line hub which will take you to the city in half an hour or less if you decide to travel around Sydney.
    I would check out Berala - a lot more civil, quieter town feel, with a Woolworths, other groceries shops around and decent restaurants.
     
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  4. The Ernesto

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    I go to work every morning very enthusiastic about the contribution that refugees make to our society. Of course, I am lucky enough to have a partner who works with refugee communities every week so I hear all the great things that diversity and tolerance bring to our great country. I also hear of the tremendous challenges involved and of the times when things aren't going so well with some communities, especially when they try to find affordable goodyear welted shoes in bricks and mortar stores in capital cities.
     


  5. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I have heard US (refugees) citizens constantly bemoan this fact while weeping into their decaf soy milk lattes in Canberra.

    I stayed in Dulwich Hill while in Sydney in January that is as far out West in Sydney as I would want to live, it does have cheap dry cleaners, craft beer on tap and a few hipsters. The big plus is the light rail.
     
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  6. The Ernesto

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    Oh, they are the worst GF.
     


  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Its either them or the English constantly complaining about the weather.
     


  8. The Ernesto

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    Geez. Those Irish wouldn't be any better I suppose.
     


  9. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Don't get me started on the Irish.

    Disclaimer Mrs GF is first generation Irish.
     
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  10. Foxhound

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    Yeah, nah.
     
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  11. Johknee

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    Bangladesh?
     


  12. Coxsackie

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    When I was an expat Westerner living in Shanghai, I used to ponder upon how our community might appear in the eyes of locals:

    - most of us didn't bother trying to learn the language properly;
    - we congregated together in ghettos;
    - many of us insisted on eating only our own rather disgusting ethnic food (steaks, burgers etc);
    - the younger men would go out on the town in large groups, get drunk, often behave boorishly and occasionally violently;
    - it was well known that most of us were "back home losers" sponging off China's vibrant economy;
    - we stole their women...occasionally even raping them;
    - we loudly called for China to adopt our own legal and political systems;

    ...and so on.

    Any self-respecting Chinese would have been quietly thinking "just go back home to where you came from, filthy foreigner".
     


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  14. California Dreamer

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    Where will we get our pointy-toed shoe porn therapy now?
     


  15. Coxsackie

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    I'm pretty sure I bought a pair of zippered boots from Rocco when I was about 14.

    I also commissioned a pair of bespoke winklepickers with side lace-ups from some guy in Smith St (or was it Brunswick St?) back in the 80s. Pretty sure it wasn't Rocco. Any of you other old-timers know who it might have been?
     


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