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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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    Or Midsomers Murders
     
  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    RL and for a weekend outdoors in a Canberra winter it's fine, water and wind resistant.
     
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    In my comprehensive 3 monthly audit (wander) of Melbourne s clothing retailers men's and women's - I've made the observation that Burnt Orange (and other less attractive variations) are this seasons new black.
     
  4. Geoffrey Firmin

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    What! I won't look like the Tax Man?
     
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    Word is the big retailers are not shifting winter stock at all - especially here in Melbourne - the never ending election won't help as people slow down retail spending until election is over.

    So we need either/or both an extended cold snap of at least a week to stimulate sales and the election to be over for sales of heavy coats etc to pick up.
     
  6. Geoffrey Firmin

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    CR Sportscraft Ternary are discounting between 25-40% on their winter stock already.
     
  7. conqueror

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    hey, i'm heading to sydney soon and have a few quick questions.

    1. is there anywhere in the CBD where i can try on trickers and churchs other than double monk + henry buck? what are their selections (and pricing) usually like?
    2. any CBD stores to pick up a nice tie or two? i'm not sure if kazuna, oscar hunt etc have ready-made ones to purchase? 'nice' to me for a tie is less than $120ish, so drakes etc is probably too much for my blood.
    3. if anyone can suggest a decent italian restaurant in the CBD where i can make a booking for dinner it'd be appreciated. happy to pay up to $200 for 2 (neither myself or my partner drink, so wine etc isn't a consideration). nothing too stuffy because i'll probably be wearing jeans and vans or something.

    thanks to everyone in advance.
     
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  8. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Senior member

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    Kazuna has ties you can buy in store
     
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  9. herringbonePete

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    I ski in a burnt orange alpine technical jacket. For some reason people assume I'm ski patrol, so I can't hang around too long in one place. It's the high-vis aspect...
     
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    Not quite CBD but a 5 minute Uber away, had a lovely dinner recently at Ombretta in Glebe. They rotate through Italian regions every week (I think) and present a fresh menu accordingly, although it will be very different from the "international Italian style". Relaxed atmosphere with great service. Should easily be within budget.

    If you have to stick around CBD, Redoak was not too bad the one time I went but gets crowded even on weeknights.

    If you're willing to adventure beyond Italian (well, it's sort of Italian in spirit) and beyond CBD, the Farmhouse in Kings Cross is a destination, and still well within budget.
     
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  11. md2010

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    Hi gents, any advice on top shelf quality m65 jacket. Also a quick review of my recently acquired Barbour heritage liddesdale jacket. Heritage line is slim fit. There is a great amount of waist suppression. Best to take your normal size. I went down a size to an xs. Luckily it still fits quite good, even over a suit. Mine looks very fitted. Downside of a fitted jacket is no further room on shoulder and armholes . It is easy to wear over suit and don't scream for attention(blacked out snap buttons also helps).And best part is keeps you warm during cold mornings. I am surprised how quickly it became an essential item of my wardrobe. I would suggest you go for a navy ; as it's more versatile and formal option. There are 2 version of this jacket Classic and heritage. Classic is very boxy and you must drop a size. It is very light weight and I can easily pack it inside my briefcase (Folson 247). It's shower and wind proof - but not waterproof. Great jacket to throw over a suit on a rainy day if you are also carrying an umbrella.Pictures will follow soon. Anyone planning to buy a jacket this winter to wear casually and also over tailored clothing; consider this seriously. Bang per bucks- great value. I picked mine for $170 aud including shipping from end during the recent sale. Xs measurements- s17", chest 40.5", l29" and sleeves 26".
     
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    Head down to Otto at Woolloomooloo on the wharf.

    http://ottoristorante.com.au/menu/

    Close enough to the CBD.

    Nowadays I think it's a safe enough bet that you won't see Lawsie there to risk it.
     
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  13. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Fratelli Fresh in Bridge St. Personally I prefer Walsh Bay food is consistently good.
     
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    my favourite Italian is at Pastizzi in Newtown. about 10 mins from cbd depending on how horrendous King st is.
     
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    Aspesi?
     
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    Excellent suggestion. If you want to get out of the CBD, and enjoy fantastic Italian food, suggest any of the restos in Haberfield.
     
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    Pasticeria Papa in haberfield bake a mean ricotta cheesecake [​IMG]
     
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    Pendelino in the Strand Arcade would be my go to option for upmarket Italian in the CBD. Has a very intimate vibe as well.
     
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  19. crappbag

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    I have a Paul Smith M65 which I quite enjoy as a light layering piece. Not to start the the urban huntsman argument again but pic below.
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    Second that on the Liddesdale - Amazed at the lightness.

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  20. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Urban huntsman.

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