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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    Coffee Shop: Coffee Branch on Leigh St. It's hipster central though so be prepared for that.

    Eateries: Melt Pizza on Waymouth Street is great. As is "Press Food and Wine" (same street). Chinatown Cafe in Chinatown (Moonta Street) does the best Chicken Rice in Adelaide. Let me know where you'll be staying and I can direct you where to go etc.

    Menswear = nothing.
     
  2. smeggett

    smeggett Senior member

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    Mine does for any sick leave longer than 1 day. OTOH, we (staff) don't get a defined number of sickes per year, but rather unlimited sick leave as required.

    So there's no saving up of leave, but if you break your hip (to quote a previous poster) and are out for 6 weeks, you're fully covered. And they do - had one person off for over 6 months after a car crash - receiving full pay the whole time. For a company that'll go that far I'm inclined to not abuse the system (well, I wont abuse the system as I might need it one day... hopefully not!)

    No payouts on sick leave when you leave either, but I've got no issue with that.
     
  3. Inc Interest

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    For coffee if you are driving/moving around Adelaide a bit and have some time, try:
    Paddy's Lantern on Gilbert Street.
    Bar 9 in Parkside http://bar9.com.au/wp/?page_id=98

    As far as food goes I can put in a second for Press and also Melt.

    Also, was there an Adelaide SF'er in Sparrow Kitchen and Bar over the weekend (on Saturday I think)?
     
  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    For anyone who's interested, details of my visit to Tom at P Johnson Tailors today, are now on my blog below. This is going to be a good one!
     
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    Amazing gerry. Love the birdseye .. Its got a nice warm tone to it
     
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    Thanks! I really like that it's not a plain dark gray but has some added complexity to it via the texture. I went with my gut on this one and I'm really glad I went with the waistcoat as well.

    What really excites me is the different configurations I'll have with this 3 piece!


    I popped into Tolley on William Street to check out the Fox umbrellas and had a chat with the guy there - very nice. I found out the have Thurston braces so I should be getting my first pair soon. Same price as what you'd get them for online.

    The umbrellas are fantastic but I can see myself leaving them around the place. My solution has been to wear duffle coats because I'm not likely to lose the hood [​IMG]
     
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    Just found one of the better burger joints in Melbourne. Strange Wolf Basement Bar off Exhibition across from Collins Place. Bloody awesome burgers. Don't go Fridays though, unless you can chuck a sickie for the afternoon.
     
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    I'll second that, good burgers, reasonable price, the place is a friggin madhouse on Friday at Lunch.

    Pie place (Dinkum Pies) in Block Place, is pretty good too.
     
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    Who was it that was looking for an affordable mac again? Uniqlo now has them up for sale at just a tad over $100.
     
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    Yeah mate, also have an option to roll some sick leave into super after 3 years.
     
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    Morning chaps,

    I'm thinking about taking advantage of that free shipping on some Owen and James chinos, love the lime colour, has any one got a pair yet?

    Gerry that suit looks great. I have a green birdseye suit which was made for Chester Barry, one of my fav fabrics....although they made the jacket like a sack.
     
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    Broke my heart when they renovated that place.
     
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    Good luck Gerry!

    Best advice (if you haven't done it before) is to get the course mapped out and do individual legs each weekend for training. This was the best preparation i had..
     
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    Unless you think you will absolutely never use them again, I'd just get a pair of hiking boots.

    I do a reasonable amount of tramping in Aus (and doing the Milford in NZ in Nov which I am pretty excited about) and I personally use these & love them:

    http://www.endless.com/TrekSta-T745...&node=241993011&sort=relevance-fs-browse-rank

    ~$140 shipped with the endless codes that are always floating around.

    You'll never get any casual wear out of them but they are one of the most advance & highly rated walking shoes on the market - they very comfortable due to the nestfit system they use, waterproof and, most importantly, extremely lightweight - probably the lightest hiking shoe I've ever tried on. Having a light shoe makes a huge difference to how your legs feel at the end of a day. With the kind of walking you're going to do in Australia you just don't need a super heavy duty hiking boot (ie a heavy boot) like a Danner. To me, that second pairs looks reasonably heavy.

    I once hiked up & out of Yosemite valley in a pair of red wing 899s... big mistake. Of course I looked very stylish but my legs were dying...

    [​IMG]

    I guess if you do want something that you can re-purpose for good after the walk I would look into red wings IRs, wolverines etc.
     
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