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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. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Sounds like the Block Arcade. Mens Biz is the shaving shop, and Evans is the shoe repair place.
     


  2. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Trouble is, everybody else has that as well. I've always thought the colours of the Aboriginal flag capture this country very well, and we should have something based on that.
     


  3. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Green and gold are an exceptionally hideous colour combo for uniforms. Nothing can redeem that.

    But it won't change, just like our flag won't change. We've seen the resistance to that idea demonstrated amply in NZ recently, and I would have thought the chances of a win for flag change higher there than here.

    My guess is that if you have some British ancestry, you want to keep our flag. If your ancestry is Irish, Scots or Aboriginal, you probably want to see it changed. And if you're anything else, you probably couldn't give a rat's arse one way or t'other.

    I'm a wog and I couldn't give a rat's arse one way or t'other.
     


  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Well I only have "a white wog" name but as as an Irish/French mick I would like to see the flag changed. Can understand NZ reaction the design was crap.
     


  5. California Dreamer

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    Not advocating green and gold, but black, yellow and red.

    The kiwis royally screwed up their approach to their flag change (maybe intentionally?). The first step should surely have been a plebiscite on whether people wanted to change it. Only then would you look at spending $20 million on choosing a new design. People got pissed off at the waste and voted it down even if they are not enamoured of the current design. Much like republicans here voted against republicanism, because we didn't like John Howard's definition of it.
     


  6. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    I agree.

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  7. Tano

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    Hi Gents
    In regards to fragrance, generally how many sprays and in what areas? ie Two sprays on the neck or chest and one for each wrist? Would you ever spray directly onto your clothes?
     


  8. Coxsackie

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    I only want people to pick up the faintest suggestion of a fragrance, so I limit myself to 1-2 sprays on the chest before popping a shirt on.

    This way, the only person who will get a decent whiff will be the gal I'm cuddling. Or the ambo giving me cardiac massage.
     


  9. Osiris2012

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    Depends on the fragrance. One shot of tom ford tobacco vanille will do the job all day whereas something like AdG, cool water, GiT you would do 2.
     


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    Thanks
    Yes, im looking for a subtle fragrance with long life and adequate silage for a professional work environment. The only fragrance that has the longevity for me is YSL White Kouros but smells a bit like piss .Maybe im getting dodgy fakes so where do you guys buy your fragrances from?

    Any recommendations for the below (good longevity and good sillage for under $150)

    Antaeus
    YSL - Body Kouros
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    Puig Quorum
    Yatagan by Caron
    Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverley Hills
     


  11. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Peoples Republic of Fitsroy flag? Dark blue with a white field of stars of the Southern Cross. No Commbank iteration and no Souther Cross, been hijaked by Nazi's over the years.
     
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  12. California Dreamer

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    Well I can only recommend ones I've tried, but I reckon Antaeus is an excellent fragrance for the cooler weather. I'd wear it to work without hesitation. I like the VC&A too. Yatagan I find too animalic and rough; haven't tried the others.

    Most of the online sites doing splits are the genuine article; what makes you think you've bought a fake somewhere?

    And as for you guys quavering over whether 1 or 2 sprays is too much, well you might as well save your money and buy a perfumed soap or hair shampoo. Three is the absolute minimum for me; one on each wrist and one to the chest. If I want to get noticed I'll add another one to the back of my neck and, if I'm wearing an EdC in the hot weather, I might even go six shots, or reload in the afternoon. Younger guys wanting to rock Aventus all night at a club should consider a shot to their hair as well.
     
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    I agree.

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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    G'day Guys selling a few bits and pieces that don't see much wear any more. See my signatuure below.
     


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