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. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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  2. LonerMatt

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    10/10 post!

    Love working with refugees. The most heartbreaking moment in my life was having to take a 12 year old aside to a meeting where he was told his mother was killed in a terrorist attack in Quetta.

    No need for snobbery and elitism when facing tragedy, I think.
     


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    Not that I'm an old timer but I had a pair of custom/bespoke ankle boots made by a guy in Smith street years ago. Still got them.
    Last I looked the shop was still here but run by his son and only doing repairs.
    I was working around there a while back and I took them in one day to show the son - his old man was down the back - clearly not well with memory - I told the son I had the boots with me and would he or the old man like to see them - after all these years?. He said "No"

    I and Ms fxh also had motor bike OTC calf zipup/studs boots made out of beautiful leather by the guy who used to work in Gertrude Street - near the old VD Clinic.

    Roccos went down hill after he left his big fat dopey son to take over. He had no interest in people or shoes from what I could see.
    I'm reliably informed by the blokes who I know who know these things that any good shoes and leather from Roccos was gone by halfway through the first day of sale.
     
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  4. fxh

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    In Beijing I had a well meaning Chinese guy patiently explain to me how Chinese were more advanced than Westerners like me - 'cos were were more hairy and closer to monkeys.
     


  5. Coxsackie

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    To which of course you responded, "...but gorillas have tiny penises."
     


  6. LonerMatt

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    That guy needs to know that atavism went out of style in the 1800s.

    /artswanker
     


  7. Pink Socks

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    For those interested in grabbing a great deal on some Kimber and Eidos X Kimber products - jump onto http://christiankimber.com/collections/passport-sale and use the code "PASSPORTSALE" for 40% off - before this goes public next week. Products highly recommended by me and many others here. Plus Christian is a great guy, as many here will attest.

    My advice - do not miss this.

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  8. sebastian mcfox

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    Do you work for Christian?

    Those field jackets went fast..
     


  9. Foxhound

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    My second favourite Rocco.
     


  10. Coxsackie

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    I bought one of them a couple of months ago. Great jacket.
     


  11. sebastian mcfox

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    I was thinking of buying one this afternoon, checked back a few hours later and...all gone
     


  12. smeggett

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    Gents, a while back (as in a few weeks) I was soliciting thoughts on the relative merits of Luxire and other MTM shirting options. Well, I wanted to provide some feedback on that front.

    Whilst walking through Adelaide the other week, I (again) walked past the www.begyourpardon.com.au shopfront and thought to myself ' why not give the locals a try?' - so I did.

    Long story short, the service was impeccable and I walked out with some OTR shirts which fit exceptionally well (albeit with some minor mods, being darts in the back). I liked the fact that I walked in thinking I wanted an MTM solution, but after some consultation and review of options the owner was able to talk me down to an OTR option, rather than indulging me in a much higher price point. No complaints here on the service provided - the place is certainly worth a look in for Adelaide peeps.
     


  13. smeggett

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    Should have mentioned the shirts are needed for a new job. And as I have a new job, I want to get me a brief case for carrying lunch and maybe some relevant paperwork and a MS Surface tablet computer thingy about.

    I like the look of the Filson stuff (particularly the Otter Green 256 briefcase - which can be had from here for ~$390 delivered). Again, just wondering if there are any other options worth considering at that kind of price point? The Missus mentioned Fossil bags, however I'm guessing for leather at a similar price point the quality will be somewhat lacking?

    Is there any who might care to share their experiences of either or other options?

    Cheers!
     


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    I posted on briefcases recently. The Filson is a solid choice. If you are thinking of getting something all leather, and you plan to use it for a long time, then get something lined in suede instead of fabric/textile, because once the fabric tears, it is difficult to repair.
     


  15. Foxhound

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    Owning a Filson is almost a rite of passage for SF members.
     


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