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

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  1. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Me FTW. Thanks Prince. :D
     


  2. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I remember when metal garments were all the rage. Here's a pic of me from the '90s:

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  3. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    1 pint-sized 3 year old.

    She's great fun! :)
     


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    No kids for me.. 27, so just a good time to practice, not that I could afford one with my Mrs spending habits anyway
     


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    sliq Senior member

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    were these mostly new?
     


  6. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    my eBay secret is to have multiple tabs opened up with incremental bids of $5-$10 (as long as it doesn't exceed your utmost max bid) within the last 1 minute of the bid. have the screen ready to just make 1 click bids. and here's the second part of the secret - always add $0.01 on the end of the bid e.g. $5.01 - it ensures if someone has entered a bid similar to yours, you will always be ahead of them due to the $0.01.

    works like a charm.
     


  7. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Out of these:

    John Lobb shoes
    Borelli shirts
    Barbour Beaufort jacket
    C&J Marlow wingtips and plain toe bluchers
    Gloverall duffle coats
    Drakes ties
    Lorenzini linen jacket
    John Smedley merino v-neck jumpers


    The shirts, both pairs of Marlows, ties and jumpers were new.
     


  8. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Bought a pair of suede shoes earlier this year, didn't get much wear out of them due to weather in Canberra.

    Have finally gotten round to give them a spray of stain protector. It has darkened the shoes slightly so wondering do they need a second coat now? Or should i wait a few months?
     
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  9. thebrownman

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    Many of the suede protector sprays say something on the can about how repeated light coatings are more effective than one thorough coating. Does yours say something similar?

    I usually just give my suede shoes a good brush after wearing and tend not to use protector spray on them any more.
     


  10. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Having read the fine print yes, but question is how often? Or will this repeated spraying further darken the shoes?
     


  11. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    In my experience repeated application doesn't darken the shoes further after the first spray. What the spray tends to do is make the nap of the suede reflect light more uniformly - at least until you handle the shoes and leave finger marks etc.
     
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  12. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    TBM and PoP thanks you've clarified the issue for me.
     


  13. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Attention fellow Brisbanites:

    Would anyone happen to be free to meet up for a drink or two after work this Thursday, 15 November?

    I'm thinking of arranging an SF dinner sometime soon, as our last big get-together was in October last year, but in the interim I thought that it might be nice to catch up for a chat and a drink or two.

    Please let me know what you think.
     


  14. thebrownman

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    ^ Sounds like fun, JM. Hope it goes ahead :)
     


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    Alden tassel loafer in either burgundy or brown calf to be purchased later this week.

    Can't decide on colour. Opinions? :)
     


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