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

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  1. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Meermin do a good Chukka for cheap. Only about $220 delivered, you can't beat that.
     
  2. JimmyHoffa

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    Good advice JM!

    Except, that is a really 'kid friendly' kind of day.
    Edit: just realised the gentlemen has kids.

    Perfect day. +1 to JM.
     
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  3. md2010

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    Lol. This is classic !
     
  4. tobiasj

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    Yes, but his kids are 18 and 20. They probably want to go clubbing and then sleep until 1pm :)
     
  5. Journeyman

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    Good point! Although I am sure that they will still enjoy Taronga Zoo and the Maritime Museum, as well as a ferry trip out through the Harbour heads to Manly (or does the ferry go near, but not through the heads? I can't remember anymore).

    By the way, if I remember correctly, the drinking age in New Mexico is 21, whereas it is 18 in Oz, so tesuquegolfer's kids will be able to have a beer here in Australia (which may, or may not, be a good thing).
     
  6. thebrownman

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    I think you made the right call with beeswax leather, they age nicer than the suede.
     
  7. Prince of Paisley

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    Personally, if I had only 9 days in Australia I wouldn't go to Uluru, I'd stick to Qld/Sydney. You don't want to be spending too much of your holiday on a plane, especially as it takes long enough to get here and back to the US. Also, it's probably not good karma to climb a sacred indigenous site. Only slightly fewer people have actually died climbing Uluru in the last 50 years than have been taken by sharks...

    tesuquegolfer: hope you and your family have a great time in our country. We're a friendly bunch so be sure to ask any specific questions and I'm sure you'll get nothing but good vibes and honest advice from this thread.
     
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    Just a shout out that pinksocks and Gerry will happily attest to - if you're looking at chukkas, also consider Christian Kimber as a local option. If you're not in Melbourne to try a pair on then at least you won't be stung by international return postage fees if they don't fit as you'd hoped. Regardless, they're lovely looking shoes and both pinksocks and Gerry wear them especially well.
     
  9. The Ernesto

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    Of course, in Qld it's not so much the sharks as the crocs that will get you.

    Or the snakes and spiders...and the jellyfish can be a bit lethal as well.
     
  10. Journeyman

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    Good point - although thankfully they won't be here in stinger (jellyfish) season as it usually runs from November through to May.
     
  11. sliq

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    if in sydney, do the bridge climb.
     
  12. The Ernesto

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    Just as well. I was on the verge of suggesting they stay at home!
     
  13. Plestor

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    ?? North of say Double Island Point you get no nearshore waves. Otherwise you're looking at a trip to the outer reef which is fickle, hard to organise and not really beginner suitable. Don't worry about the wildlife, you're in far more danger driving there especially given it will be on the reverse side of the road. South African Sharks are worse for the record.


    Fwiw, Aug tends to be pretty average (QLD, N NSW) or Cold (everywhere else) for surfing (well N WA but that's not realistic here)... The latter is somewhat out of the way tho.

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    On non-surfing related stuff I'll echo everyone's comments on the size we have roughly the same landmass as the (whole) USA. I think you really need to focus on exactly what you want to achieve (see / do) in the time and then work out what is most geographically compatible.


    Fwiw its hard to give exact suggestion given the age of your children, at that age I really didn't want to do the normal tourist things so it will really depend on interests ect.
     
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    +1
     
  15. Romp

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    Oh yeah - kids are 18 .. take them to a bar .. its legal to drink over 18 here vs 21 in US [​IMG]
     
  16. AriGold

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    Yeah alcohol is so expensive here that kids can't afford to actually get drunk!
     
  17. Gerry Nelson

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    1) I can vouch for this. I'm very happy with my pair of Kimber boots

    2) TBM, your cheque is in the mail ...
     
  18. PapaRubbery

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    Buy goon.

    Quantity has a quality of it's own.
     
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    Extreme caution should be taken with the outbreak of Shiny Roger David suits on the Gold Coast
     
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