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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. eightace

    eightace Senior member

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    Is P.Lal in KL still a good option?
     
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  3. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    says the guy with the user name coxsuckie!
     
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  4. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    What? You were in Mildura?

    Dude I was there recently - used to live there. One of my absolute favourite places on Earth.
     
  5. The Ernesto

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    Explains the need for dry cleaning.
     
  6. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I go there every two months or so for work.

    Can't say I'm all that keen on the place - but my interaction with it has been very superficial. I do like the restaurants on Langtree Street, especially Stefano's (although its pricing makes it a rare treat). I've never tried the night life and probably never will.

    Lived in Beechworth for two years. That's a really special place.

    Matt, what do you like about Mildura? Maybe I can pick up some tips for things to do while I'm there.
     
  7. The Ernesto

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    Perhaps the retail analysts might know what havoc Amazon is likely to wreak when it arrives here?

    Seems to have cut quite a swathe through US retailing.
     
  8. crappbag

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    Friend of mine is looking to get a leather jacket altered (slimmed).

    Any suggestions for a Sydney based alterationist?
     
  9. Pink Socks

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    Actually, this reminded me, I thinking of a light weight kilt jacket. I got a lightweight kilt when I was back in Scotland last year (leaving my heavywieght one at home) but the jakcet is still quite heavy for weddings here andI am going to a wedding in Florence this year too. I wonder if one in raw white silk would work...or where the hell I can even get a lightweight one.

    They look like this -
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    PS You can spot a much younger me in one of these photos...
     
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  10. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    I like the River a lot, I like the people a lot (which is a hard thing to replicate, unfortunately).

    I like driving down to King's Billabong and wandering around seeing the animals and trees in the early morning.

    I like getting on the river on a small boat and seeing the cliffs, the flooded trees, the birds, the fish.

    I like walking aimlessly past all the vines and seeing what's around.

    I like SUnday at McDougal's winery - pizza and jazz/blues.

    I like going to Perry Sandhills, Hattah, GolGol State forest, Loxton/the SA Riverland, etc.

    Mostly I like having some nostalgia times and the landscape.
     
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  11. blahman

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    150sqm! That's a mansion!
    I share a 40sqm apartment.
     
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  12. meister

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    Aldi
     
  13. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Matinee performance of Measure for Measure with Mrs GF then probably dinner drinks. Sydney currently 34C max 39C. Lavender linen gingham S/S shirt and Navy linen trousers.

    Here's the rub.

    Rain is predicted for this afternoon. So should I suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and wear suede shoes? Or in fortitude wear a comfortable pair of brown leather Oxfords.

    Truly the plays the thing.
     
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  14. The Ernesto

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    Oxfords.

    Things without all remedy
    Should be without regard. What’s done is done.
     
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  15. Bravo Sierra

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    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both......

    Mr GF, why not take the road less travelled?
    After all, it is only a 30-40% chance of rain...

    Suede is remarkable at making a comeback after being soaked. As long as you wet the leather evenly after the soaking, and brush the nap back into place you will be fine. Alternatively, buy some repellant and spray to your hearts content on said shoes before heading out.

    B.
     
  16. Geoffrey Firmin

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    To Oxford , or not to. Oxfords , that is the question:
    Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
    The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fashion
    Or wear suede against a rain of troubles?

    Sadly thus practically and the weather does make Cowards of us all.

    Bravo Serria staying in the wilds and have yet to treat lofas. Hour and a half drive to Bill.
     
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  17. cemi1988

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    been a while since i had anything altered.

    today i was quoted the following $135 to let out a jacket waist.

    have no idea whether this is reasonable as I can't remember prices. is this a reasonable price?

    silk saddle $65 and shorten trouser (no cuff) $25 - these seem reasonable.
     
  18. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    So I'm currently camped out in Bondi Junction's food court since my place doesn't have air conditioning... which makes me think I need to solve this heat problem. So is it better to open all the windows and buy a few fans, or get an air conditioner? And if so, then what are the electronic stores here? We're 4-5 late 20's early 30's transient cheap dudes so nothing fancy, cheap and cheerful is good. Rec's? Thanks!
     
  19. apropos

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    That's very very expensive.

    To put it into perspective - I was just transiting in Singapore and altered some clothes while I was there.

    $2-4 SGD (~3AUD) to hem trousers, $12-15SGD to narrow a trouser from the inside seam (~12AUD). Everything came out perfect. Went to a small suburban seamstress though, not someplace in the city centre.

    Strongly recommend you get yourself to an ethnic minority tailor (e.g Vietnamese in the suburbs) for simple alterations like these.
     
  20. crdb

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    I've had some really bad experiences in Singapore, many shirts ruined. Care to share the contact details for that seamstress? I need to take in a few jackets and shirts, my tailor won't do it (not his work in the first place, so fair enough) and I don't want to risk more ruined clothing.
     

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