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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. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    The legendary genuine Bill Cunningham jacket from hardware store in Toulouse = $25 aud. High rise khaki twill work trousers. Old boots w leather laces. Traditional biro snaffled (usually in bulk) from conference.
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  2. Terminator

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    @md2010 sorry mate, I forgot to ask about the GMT for you but will do so next time.

    Bear in mind VAT in the U.K. is 20%. If buying at the airport this is completely removed in the shop (there's a Rolex store in Terminal 5 at Heathrow where BA flies from but no stockist in Terminal 2 where Swiss flies from). But if buying from an AD away from the airport you'll pay the UK rrp and they'll give you forms from a third party provider (Global Blue and such) to fill out to reclaim the VAT. Those third parties keep a cut of your VAT refund as their commission. Global Blue has a calculator on their site, you end up getting a discount of 14%, the SA said the provider Mappin & Webb uses will result in a 13.8% refund.

    When are you likely to come? If I'm still around (and hopefully I'm not as that would mean I've found a job in Zurich or we've happily relocated back to Aus) we should have a beer.
     
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  3. meister

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    Miss having that bloke around. Such an interesting guy yet a creature of his time in many ways.
     
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  4. meister

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    So true. The price of lenses has risen dramatically as well and when asked why the answer given is "they are like bespoke these days" FWIW>
     
  5. iSurg

    iSurg Senior member

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    RMW picked up by Unionmade.....
     
  6. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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  7. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Now Leon Russell has gone.

    A word of advice kids - Don't get old.
     
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  8. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    So many people would have heard him play without even knowing it. One of the greats.
     
  9. Geoffrey Firmin

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    No one here gets out alive, Jim Morrison.

    Have the odds shortened or lengthened on Keef?
     
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  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Some of us might recognise this one:

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  11. meister

    meister Senior member

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  12. meister

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    Never forget Mad Dogs and Englishmen wore the grooves off the LP and the movie was just as good if not more engaging.
     
  13. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Concert for Bangladesh was another standout. The reissue of MDAE is always popular in our abode.
     
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  14. thebrownman

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    I've got an Awards Ceremony to attend at the Governor's Residence in Victoria tomorrow night. I'll be wearing:

    - MJ Bale navy suit
    - Light blue shirt from Suit Shop
    - Bold pink Kenzo tie which was one of my sister's favourites.
    - C&J Belgrave cap toes in black
    - White linen pocket square (Henry Carter)

    Oh, and socks. Probably Uniqlo. Navy.

    I'll post a pic :)
     
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  15. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Fingers crossed ...
     
  16. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    You'll be the best dressed iGent there. Best of luck on the night.
     
  17. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    Socks? fxh - you have failed.

    All the best at the event TBM

    And to keep it sartorial - you made me think of Graydon and his grey socks...

    See more - http://linenforsummertweedforwinter...hilla-graydon-carter-taking-us-to-church-once
    http://linenforsummertweedforwinter...97/graydon-carter-and-the-power-of-grey-socks
    http://wax-wane.com/2013/01/16/graydon-carter-commanding-cool/
     
  18. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Bought my first pair of Japanese denim selvage jeans.

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    These are a bit long for me and I'm mulling over whether to get them shortened. If I turn the cuffs up, what would be the max turnup that would look OK? (I'm a 29 inch inseam if that helps).

    I seem to recall that Up There in Melbourne can do proper hemming on jeans; is that correct?
     
  19. akclothpooper

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    Upthere and PickingsParry do chain stitch hemming, but if you don't care you could go with any tailor really. If you don't want too big a cuff could always cuff smaller and twice to whatever's pleasing to the eyr, no rules as far as I'm aware for denim and cuffing.
     
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  20. melbournites

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    Best to wait until first wash prior to hemming especially if it was raw denim. Godspeed in Brunswick St also do chain stitch hemming.
     

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