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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. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    I'd get a roof for your office first. Then you won't need the rubber-soled shoes.
     
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  2. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    My theory is that you know you've really made it as a designer when your product starts turning up in the op shops. That means you have penetrated the entire supply chain.

    These are size 7. Happy to let them go, if anybody wants them.

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    Speaking of op shops, today I also found a Huntsman suit. I picked it up because I think it could be made to work for me, but I have a little doubt. The label says Huntsman, not H. Hunstman. Is there a difference? I also think the inside label is interesting.

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  3. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    Last night I received a nice big parcel in the mail - my new MTM peacoat from Hermen. I wore it when out and about today in cold, drizzly Melbourne, and i was warm as toast the whole time. Here's some pictures.
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  4. md2010

    md2010 Well-Known Member

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    ^ nice. Too nice for jeans- I would swap them for a pair chinos.
     
  5. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    What's that fabric, CD? It looks like it has an interesting, small-scale pattern.

    Also, what's the colour? Is that a sort of olive green, rather than blue, or is it just the computer affecting the colour perception?
     
  6. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    I'd describe it as a blue-gray wool, with a diamond pattern. Here's a better photo of it, in daylight.
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  7. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    in particular reason why you didn't go with a peak lapel CD?
     
  8. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Sunday; Mrs GF "well at least the cars clean" Early dinner at Bennelong then the most amazing mix of music, lights and video for two hours solid of New Order. Outstanding!
     
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  9. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Topy the roof.
     
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  10. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Literally an icon in Preston. [​IMG]
     
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  11. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a Argyle BB lambswool vest at Viinnies which is Made in England. Glad to see irony is alive and wel in Bronte amid the storm carnage.
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  12. tobiasj

    tobiasj Well-Known Member

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    Just got a pair of Herring Keswicks for rainy Melbourne days in the mail:

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    If anyone is interested, happy to review them--just PM me.

    In other matters, does anyone have an Aerobie AeroPress? Any opinions as to whether they are worthwhile over, I dunno, instant? I'd like to stop buying my afternoon coffee at work; thought this might be a reasonable alternative?
     
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  13. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Well-Known Member

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    Aeropress is worthwhile but a)produces a different drink to both instant and espresso-based coffee, b) requires some practice and trial and error to produce good results.

    There are plenty of tutorials/videos online to help you through b). As for a) it's closer in taste to cold-press with an emphasis on the fruiter top notes over the richer, deeper nutty/chocolate notes
     
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  14. Epicure

    Epicure Well-Known Member

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    @tobiasj :

    Having also used the Aeropress myself, I concur 100% with @sebastian mcfox

    If I can add another piece of advice, if you want to extract more of the richer flavours, opt for a grind that is as fine as possible.

    A bonus is that it's the most non-fuss way to approach real coffee I've come across, and clean-up ready for the next cup is a breeze. Ideal for a quick fix at work indeed.
     
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  15. conqueror

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    i have an aeropress + porlex mini too, but i'm way too lazy/forgetful to regularly buy fresh beans. this, plus the fact that i don't like overly fruity notes (aka not a fan of many third wave roasters) and found it incredibly difficult to consistently make a good brew means it's probably not the product for me. super fast cleanup, though.
     
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  16. California Dreamer

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    No great reason. TBH it didn't really come up, because we were talking about copying a coat in the shop that I liked the look of.
     
  17. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have an Aeropress but I've had a lot of luck with a French press. Cheap to start too, get a French press from IKEA ($10) and a Porlex hand grinder ($70) and you're sweet.
     
  18. Epicure

    Epicure Well-Known Member

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    Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that without an oversized notch lapel, it's not a pea coat.

    Or in other words, if one is aiming for a classic aesthetic, there is no place for a notch lapel such as one finds on jackets, nor for a peak lapel.

    If classic doesn't matter, one can of course opt for a collar of any configuration on any coat.
     
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  19. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Well-Known Member

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    http://epochs.co/features/epochs-guide-to-nautical-clothing
     
  20. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    I am feeling just as warm with my notch lapel as with an oversized one. It may bother you, but "aiming for a classic aesthetic" was not remotely on my list of priorities. I'm gratified that I have your permission to have a notch lapel.
     
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