Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
if you have 3 minutes and 21 seconds of your life you're willing to part with, watch this.
Agreed, Corey Enright of Geelong (great player that he is) is a perfect example of this - http://mm.afl.com.au/RedCarpetImages/2012/500x500/270761.jpg Very few looked anywhere near decent. My votes go to James Hird, Tim Watson, Mike Fitzpatrick (Chairman of the AFL) and then to an extent Andrew Demetriou (in Canali by Henry Bucks if I hears him correctly), Hamish McLachlan and Bruce McAvaney (difficult to see too well). In terms of players, Brownlow winner Jobe Watson in Versace was probably among the best (and he was a long way from great, which tells you how bad others were). Had a great weekend in Sydney, three hours in ice waters, mud (so much mud) and electric shock fields for Tough Mudder. Thoroughly recommend it for anyone who likes a challenge. Thinking of doing it again next year. Rolled my ankle badly about halfway through (of 20kms) but kept running, jumping, climbing etc. Was fine on course but foot ballooned afterwards (going down now) and other foot is in agony as I must have carried all my weight on it. A few days off training and cycling now as I hobble around. Managed to get to Clovelly Beach and into the water for a little recovery on Sunday (what beautiful weather) and hobbled around Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and a little of the city. Only shop I managed to venture into was Voi which had lots of overpriced rubbish but looked like it you had the time and energy to look around there might be some worthwhile finds (I saw Incotex trousers for $150 and some cashmere Ballantyne ties for $90). Was not really in a shopping mood though. Must go back and enjoy Sydney in the sunshine again. Thanks again to those who made recommendations.
Thanks Gerry, thanks Romp, knew you two would be all over this!! Thanks again
During the Brownlow commercials I was flipping between it and the Emmys, more to catch a glimpse of 'Gloria' than anything when John Hamm (Mad Men) appeared in the worst ill fitting suit I have seen. Just goes to show, without the costumes department some of these people cannot dress themselves at all. Id have thought with all the guidance and great 'get ups' the men wear in the Mad Men series John Hamm would have been all over this, sadly, not so.
And as of 20 minutes ago, they're still there, along with quite a few other sub-$300 Loakes.
Jobe may have been dressed in Versace but his suit was disgustingly shiny and it made it look like a cheap poly job. His choice of shiny black and dark grey tie was also a poor one.
And I am a huge Bombers fan.
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Hamm is a self-confessed shlub, IIRC...
I am thinking of going there on my lunch break. From town hall station it’s a bit of long walk. What are the sub $300 Loakes ?
Absolutely agreed and unfortunately as far as I could see he was among the best dressed of the players. His father should have offered some guidance.
As far as I can tell, the wrong Jobe won. Should've been GOB.
i have these. they are an excellent shoe, very sturdy & comfy.
+1 for Zee's
I'd add Jantzen for shirts. WW Chan for a suit if your budget is high and you're in a positon to book beforehand.
One thing worth your while might be to at least get measured up by a few of these firms, even if you don't buy. That way they have your measurements on record if you want to order over the 'net later.
I have a couple of friends who have used Peter Lee (of Lee Baron Tailors) and they recommend him highly. In the past, he's also been used by Graeme Wong/Phat Guido (recently of StyleForum, who has the Most Exerent blog). Lee Baron's suits and jackets are very good, particularly for the price, and the shirts look good, with very nice collars.
Jantzen shirts are cheap and are fine with regard to measurements if you get measured up whilst you are there. They have a wide range of fabrics but, from what I've heard, their shirts are not terribly durable. However, for the price you pay, I guess that doesn't matter so much.
Windowpane, whilst I don't think that Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) or Kowloon in general has much to offer in regards to "SF approved" shopping, it's worth taking a wander around the Nathan Rd and Mody Rd areas just to see what it's like, including strolling past the infamous Chungking Mansions (where I stayed for a while back in 1997). The tall, overcrowded buildings festooned with a myriad of signs of all types, in English and Chinese, are unlike anything you'll see in Australia.
There are also some markets in the Mongkok area (further back in Kowloon) that are worth taking a look at, too, as even though a lot of stuff on offer will be cheap tat, it's still interesting to have a stroll through the markets and there are quite often some Chinese street opera performers putting on a show, too (particularly in the evening).
Kowloon Park, which is also in TST, is nice for a morning stroll and there is a heritage museum within the park that gives a nice overview of the history of HK. Down on the TST waterfront, there are a few other museums, including an art museum with a lot of Asian art.
Over on HK island, take a walk down Cat Street and the surrounding streets, which have lots of small shops selling antiques of various kinds. I picked up a few beautiful, vintage, ivory netsuke quite cheaply there some years back and it's a handy place for picking up little presents for people.
Catch one of the double-decker trams and try to sit right up the front on the upper deck - it's almost as much fun as riding in a roller coaster, especially when two trams are heading straight towards each other and one of them suddenly jinks on to another track at the last minute. From memory, you can ride the trams around to Stanley, on the other side of HK island from Central and Wanchai districts.
Going up to the peak and taking a stroll around (there are quite a few walking tracks) is obligatory, of course, and the paved courtyard at the back of the Peak Cafe is a nice spot to relax with a beer after your stroll, whilst taking in the views down to the other side of the island. It's usually less crowded than the overly-commercialised, ugly observatory building on the "front" side of the island (overlooking Central etc with a view over to Kowloon).
On whether Nathan Rd/TST/Kowloon is worth the effort - it most certainly is. For one thing, you get the view back across to the island from TST. No that it is much effort - you can be ther in ten minutes from Central by subway.
You could call in at the Amoury in the Pedder Building in Central. Walk down to the Star Ferry terminal. Ferry across to TST. In the big shopping centre sort fo to the left of the wharf (Habour Terminal Centre?) you will find the Muji store - worth a look. Not far from here is the very modest arcade which houses Lee Baron and Zees. If you walk a few blocks up Nathan Rd, away from the water, there is a small shopping centre on the right with a very big Uniqlo store on the top floor (and a few other interesting shops as well).
Have a great trip.
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