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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. JayH

    JayH Senior member

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    Are there any independent financial advisors in Sydney that come recommended by anyone here?
     
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  2. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    /r/Ausfinance
     
  3. EdwMicInAus

    EdwMicInAus Active Member

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    Chris - mentioned earlier actually covers both Sydney and Melbourne
     
  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Beautiful Autumn day in Canberra, but BOM predicts the heat to return by Friday.
     
  5. Styleternity

    Styleternity Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to @Pink Socks I managed to make a financially sustainable, long overdue, upgrade on my wallet. Chain stitching had actually gone a filthy colour, so was relieved to pick up the Kimber suit wallet at a decent price.

    The Eidos sneakers look mighty tempting with the discount though. Wonder how fast they'll go when the promo code becomes public knowledge.
     
  6. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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  7. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    http://www.christopherbates.com/ - Christopher Bates is a contemporary menswear and footwear brand specializing in elegant evening wear and modern sportswear for confident and stylish ...

    ?

    Hahaha.
     
  8. Styleternity

    Styleternity Well-Known Member

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    Olive green - attempting to compensate for the lack of green repp stripes in my tie rotation [​IMG]
     
  9. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    They both look good.

    leaning towards the burgundy one myself. Olive green might be less showy but the burgundy goes with so many of my shoes.
     
  10. thebrownman

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    Anyone interested in Carmina Inca last brown calf double monks, size 9UK, PM me.

    Worn about 10 times, now they just sit in the box waiting for a better home :)
     
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  11. kingsolomon

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    How do you get those woodlore in Aus? Peter of Kensington doesn't have it.
     
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  12. Highlands

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    Amazon.

    Alternatively, there are cobblers in the CBD that have pretty much the same thing, just not Woodlore-branded. About $50.
     
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  13. herringbonePete

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    Maybe, but if I was paying serious coin I'd want to get a new watch. Now someone can give me or bequest me an old watch. Old watches might require serious servicing.

    A classic car is classic because it looks old, regardless of whether it has patina; and if it has rust, well...
     
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  14. Bravo Sierra

    Bravo Sierra Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Sydney based lurker newbie to the forum joining in on the fun.

    Re the shoe trees, Double Monk in The Strand had these from two different brands. One was fairly expensive (don't remember the amount) but the other was around the $59 mark.

    I think Coombs (ground floor in The Strand) also stocks these.

    B.
     
  15. jmills

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    Hey Australian Members,

    Has anyone here got a sub on the old style bracelet, and had it for a decent amount of time?

    I am trying to decide between getting an older model 16610 or a new Sub C. I actually prefer the look of the older models, but I am torn because of the problem of 'bracelet stretch', which has been fixed on the bracelet of newer models. I would appreciate the input of anyone willing to give it.

    I thought this might be a better place to ask than a watch related thread. Since it is a problem that arises through wear and tear, it will be different under Australian conditions. Plus you guys are much cooler.

    Do the bracelets actually stretch significantly due to sweat etc. getting inside the links? Is this something that has happened to your sub, and if so, is it something that happened relatively quickly or over decades? Do you push papers from behind a desk (like I will be doing), or did you wear it for more physical things?

    Cheers
     
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  16. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    jmills,
    just about any watch bracelet will stretch over time due to wear and tear, caused by a number of factors I.e. perspiration, being heated and cooled from being worn, knocked around, the Spring bars suffering from stress due to this.. even if you simply push papers around, it might slow down the inevitable.

    there is a gentleman in HK who is renowned in the watch community who restores Rolex bracelets exceptionally well. his name is Michael Young. see here:
    http://www.classicwatchrepair.com/page5.html
    if bracelet stretch is simply your worth (PS I don't own a sub or sub c) then getting the sub you like and getting the bracelet repaired can now be the viable option.


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  17. Oli2012

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    Dear Aussie Forum,

    I am a 25 yo white Anglo male who lives in Summer Hill.

    Should I get a Fiat 500?

    Discuss.
     
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  18. charliechan

    charliechan Senior member

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    Buy a scooter instead. Get more suits. People may still think you are Lapo.
     
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  19. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Is Summer Hill a high crime area? Will you suffer because of insurance premiums? Will the car be stolen to be used in a ram raid? Could you be car jacked on the way to work?

    Whats wrong with public transport?

    Bottom line do chicks dig these cars?
     
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  20. The Ernesto

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    Are there refugees in Summer Hill?
     
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