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

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  1. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    The Made in Australia industry is far from dead--my mum hand-stitched me a pocket square just last week
     
  2. Dusty Brogues

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    Lock, stock and stamped!

    Summed up perfectly....

    Watch Gomorrah though quality flick.
     
  3. The Ernesto

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    We need a 'Made on Earth, by Humans' label.
     
  4. JimmyHoffa

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    I had a feel of some other 100% silk ties today. How come the HC ties feel a little stiffer/ more rigid than the other 100% silk ties? Could it be that the other ties are not lined?
     
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    The Ernesto Senior member

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    If you keep fondling other people's ties they will lock you up. Just ask blahman.
     
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    Agreed, it's about the item.

    I have one exception though, I refuse to buy Thai food made by white people.
     
  7. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I think you might be in half jest with that post but the WTO actually has a "Made in the World" initiative, in recognition that the concept of products being wholly produced in one country is outdated.

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    Absolutely TE - And no truer is this the case than what I witnessed in Hong Kong recently. It is incredible to watch the insatiable appetite of the Mainlanders who trek to the HK island to scoop up luxury goods. The mind boggles at the level of consumption - I saw mainlanders leaving the hotel with up to 4 serious sized suitcases so stuffed full that the hotel staff had to get out the gaffa tape just to stop the bags from splitting. They say Australia has an illegal immigrant "boat people" problem; there is nothing going on in Asia in my view like that which is happening in HK right now. I recall reading in the South China Sea Straits Times that there are 317 million Chinese along the HK border in 6-7 cities. There seems no end to this conspicuous consumption. Was also interesting to read that those working in retail in HK earn $4 - $5 an hour. Compare that with AU rates, are we up at $17 per hour now?
     
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    How many of you guys rock this look?
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    Fantastic. Is she taking orders?
     
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    Double monks with jeans? Yes.
     
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    Not me, I can't stand suede shoes myself :hide:
     
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    Mr Sy, most ties are lined and many off-the-rack ties are quite heavily lined, so it's unlikely that the other ties you fondled are unlined.

    A lot of the rigidity probably comes from the silk that is used. For example, woven ties are often stiffer than printed ties due to the texture and thickness of the silk. The weave is also important - a silk twill will be stiffer than some other silk weaves, as another example.

    Even printed ties can differ, as I've got quite a few silk neat print ties by Marinella and some are quite soft whilst others have a stiffer hand - so even the same type of tie, from the same manufacturer, can feel different depending on the exact type of silk cloth used.
     
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    I need me some lil grey cells, lost another Barbour and put in another snipe (for a navy one this time).
    Hey guys wondering what #AUSSFCOMMUNITY does for a living? I'm an architect, you?
     
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