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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. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    If you don't recognize those lyrics, I feel for you.
     


  2. California Dreamer

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    "SAMPLES SHIP NOW ALSO TO AUSTRALIA" In big letters on the page that I linked to.
     


  3. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    I did something similar.
     


  4. Ransyn

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    ah sweet i see it, might just dive straight in and buy a full bottle. any online retailiers you reccomend to get it from to ship to aus? and any particular scent you reccomend? incense rose, lonestar memories, and l'air du desert morocain all seem to be highly rated from a quick browse
     


  5. karanimal

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    Moved to Sydney from Toronto about a year ago. I needed my AE Shell McNeils resoled before i left but never got around to it...needless to say i need to get them resoled ASAP. Anyone have any recommendations for a cobbler in sydney or Australia i can ship my shoes to for something proper?

    I've used Brice's shoe repair on Castlereigh before for some heel work on my Alden Shell PCTs but I'm not sure if i should go elsewhere for a resole. Heard good things about Roberts shoe repair in Redfern but I'd like to get some SF recommendations before i commit

    EDIT: I've seen Coombs at the strand is recommended highly and Brice's is often mentioned, anyone ever have any experience with the quality of their resoles? I'm not sure if i should just retire these until I'm back in NA to send them to AE for their full restoration service or not?
     
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  6. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    SBS NEWS ONLINE

    Isn't it time we stopped perspiring for the sake of sartorial convention?
    26 FEB 2015 - 11:52 AM UPDATED 28 FEB 2015 - 12:29 PM

    It's time we made business suits a joke Australia.

    Suits, as we know them, were created in Britain in the Victorian era.

    The average yearly temperature in this country is about 10°C - 15°C. Here, a necktie, a tucked-in shirt, thick black trousers and jacket will help you keep warm throughout the year.

    I moved from Sydney to London six months ago. Wearing suits here makes sense. They layer well in the very cold months and keep you at a comfortable temperature in the just plain cold ones. This knowledge drove home a point - wearing a suit in the Australian climate is completely illogical. It's a piece of attire designed to keep you even warmer when the mercury hits the 30°C - 40°C.

    Australians don’t just live in a furnace, they wear one around too. We wear suits because we’ve always worn them. Refusing to change for the sake of tradition is one of the biggest mistakes a business can make in the information age.

    Take California, for example: Renowned for warm temperatures, a lack of rain and forward-thinking people. Home to the Silicon Vally, where the likes of Google, Facebook and Apple hold offices. A place with the famous saying, 'the only people wearing suits, sell suits'. These are the people that question the status quo. The people who stop to think. They are the influences we should be looking to.

    Not just because relaxing dress codes is proven to make employees happier, but because, unlike the British they know what it is to live in a truly hot climate. I'm not saying every company should go to the extreme lengths of some. Thongs (flip flops, jandals), singlets and shorts probably don't belong in most workplaces, but smart casual allows people to retain a professional image while also being comfortable.

    Not adapting can sometimes have dire consequences. Not adapting company attire to local climate isn't going to 'Blockbuster Video' a business. However, just because the benefits of a change may be relativity small, doesn't mean it's not worth making. Our past is full of mistakes we can correct.

    So let's fix this one too. It's time we made business suits a joke Australia.

    Curtis Campion is an Australian professional living and working in London.
     


  7. Journeyman

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    https://au.linkedin.com/in/curtiscampion

    Ironically, he's wearing a suit in his profile picture:

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  8. Foxhound

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    Jesus he looks younger than me.
     


  9. The Ernesto

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  10. fxh

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    He's an IT Help Desk guy. NTTAWWT I suspect his mum works at SBS news- I can't think of any other explanation for this sort of stuff.
     
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  11. fxh

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    Then we'd have idiotic articles like this kid's combined with Catalyst "science"
     


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  13. Gerry Nelson

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    Herein lies the issue, methinks ... We dress according to the climate and that includes fabric choices for our suits.
     


  14. DartagnanRed

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    Their resoles are great, I've had three pairs done and all have been perfect
     


  15. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Somehow I don't think fxh will be there turning water into beer.
     


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