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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. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    I have a friend who describes himself as an invariant blazer wearer. On his travels he scours markets for old brass military buttons which he then has the Mrs place on his blazers for him.

    Last night while going through a couple of Art boxes left over from moving. I found a set of RAAF, same design was used by RAF, black uniform buttons, as there were no Emus in my family Mrs GF concluded they must have come from one of her aunts former husbands. There pictured bellow and wonder if anyone wants them for free. Any takers? PM me if you want them.

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  2. herringbonePete

    herringbonePete Senior member

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    I like brown shoes with blue suits but the shades have to be right, fashion dictates that the blue is quite bright these days.

    That suit in the photo seems rather grey.

    Picked up 8 wool jumpers from Trenary, on eBay. All in good nick, most with tasteful shoulder and elbow patches, very smart with my favourite a light blue. My first bid of $30 was pushed up to a final sell price of $60. Not too shabby. Perhaps a petite style forumer looking for a tight fit put in a bid...
     
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  3. Highlands

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    Somewhat agree for more formal business settings, eg. London magic circle law firm meeting.

    For the most part in Australia though, considering most gents think RM Williams boots are suitable footwear for suits, shoes in a colour that doesn't clash with the suit should be ok...different perceptions for all I suppose.
     
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  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    On thing i noticed an abundance of in Sydney in January was RAF Blue cotton suits with Tan Brogues. Worked well. IMHO

    Tonight dinner with Mrs GF me navy linen trousers with lavender gingham check linen shirt and brown suede brogues.
     
  5. herringbonePete

    herringbonePete Senior member

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    I'm spotting blue trousers in a fairly medium weight fabric, probably cotton, looks good in fact. Where are people buying these?
     
  6. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I'm ok with wearing regimental ties even if you don't belong to the regiment but RAAF buttons I'd expect the wearer to have shot down at least three Messerschmitts by lunch time.
     
  7. meister

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    Thrifted a beautiful RLPL shirt recently like that with extreme cut away collar. Very nice.
     
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  8. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    there's no way I'd sell the business because it's a family name (my grandfather) but the website is obviously worth something so if someone wanted to buy that on the proviso it'd get a name/url change then I'd consider that definitely.
     
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  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Why not? Dick Smith ... Roger Dubuis ... GĂ©rald Genta ...

    Plenty of people have sold their own name (or that of a relative), and they survived.

    Seriously though, you could write a clause in the contract allowing them to use the name for a run-off period (say 24 months) while they go about winning over your client base's confidence.

    I have no idea what sort of volume you've generated over the past years, but the name and the database would certainly be worth something. Don't go pissing that potential monetisation opportunity up against a wall.
     
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  10. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    ^Cox, I think that you've almost managed to talk yourself into taking it over as a side business!

    And the best bit is - you get your pick of the ties!
     
  11. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    I'm trying to find some vintage jewellery for my girlfriend's birthday.

    Can anyone suggest a good online shop / store in Sydney?
     
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  12. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    Falcon
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  13. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Eh I'm out, whoever is bidding on the CJ wests, wear in good health.
     
  14. Geoffrey Firmin

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    There are a number of good estate jewlers between Park & Market St on Caslelreagh St. I've bought Mrs GF a few things there over the years and also had our wedding rings made by a jewler on that strip.
     
  15. fxh

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  16. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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  17. nelsypants

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    Hey there fellow Australians. Another Melbourne dweller here, I've got a fair few suits I need altered. Has anyone got any suggestions for an alterations tailor?
     
  18. herringbonePete

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    Aussie thread lore has it that Katrinas or Sam in docklands is the place, I've used both...

    FXH has a secret seamstress...
     
  19. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Ha that's what he wants you to think. He uses the last CR sweatshop in Coburg.
     
  20. nelsypants

    nelsypants Active Member

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    I've used Katrinas before, they were alright but needed a bit of prodding. Who is this so called Sam of Docklands?
     

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