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

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  1. Romp

    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    exactly what I am doing.. I pre ordered green but want grey now.
     


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    When you say Fox, do you mean one of their steel-shaft (or "Fox frame") umbrellas?


    I'm not sure if a full-stick umbrella will last longer, but they really are nicer than a metal-shaft umbrella. I guess that's pretty subjective, and it's not something that other people will necessarily care about it, but it certainly caused me to buy a full-stick umbrella.

    By the way, for any popover enthusiasts, here is a photo of Charles Eames (of "Eames chair" fame) from "The impossible cool" blog, wearing a popover shirt and a bow tie:

    http://theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com/image/37840877044
     


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    I mean one of these ones:

    http://www.foxumbrellas.net/acatalog/Gents_Solid_Umbrellas.html


    Quote: Wow. How the times have changed. He is going full Harry high pants there, and talk about a non-slim cut shirt. Now it is all about skin tight shirting and low rise pants.
     
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    I've said this before and I'll say it again - you're my brother from another mother!
     


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    The good news is that the wood is darn near indestructible.

    Very lightweight too (I have a Fox Malacca wood from the early days of P Johnson)

    Unfortunately, the metal spokes are as breakable as those on any umbrella.

    Speaking of which, does anyone know where in Syd to get an umbrella repaired?
     


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    They do look a little 'flimsy'.

    How did you damage it, may I ask?
     


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    I have never owned or know anyone who wears tm lewin so I cant comment on that. As for H&K I am a big fan of them in terms of british shirting and do have colleagues that wear wear them. So yes they are worth the extra and at 62 quid, at present there good value.
     


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    I have never owned or know anyone who wears tm lewin so I cant comment on that. As for H&K I am a big fan of them in terms of british shirting and do have colleagues that wear wear them. So yes they are worth the extra and at 62 quid, at present there good value.
     


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    I have a solid stick and a "Fox-Frame".

    I wouldn't waste your time with the steel-shafted Umbrella. Mine didn't last long at all. The wind in Melbourne caused the shaft to bend.
     


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    My Kent Wang umbrella is really light, nice looking and has held up so far. I'm intending on ordering a second one to leave at work when I can afford it.
     


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    I believe H&K are generally considered a small step up from Lewin quality wise, but I think I also recall reading that their 'slim fit' was anything but. If that's true then it depends which criterion is more important to you.
     


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    Zou Bisou Bisou!
     


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    Watched the 3 part BBC documentary "Inside Claridges". Amazing insights into the iconic luxury hotel and its staff and guests. Highly recommended if you have 3 hours to spend. Spotted as well, for a good 10 mins of the doco - whnay, who was there with his bride for their wedding reception. I pulled some screenshots: great black tie getups, a field jacket, tweed with repp tie, and even [​IMG] had 10 secs of screen time.


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    Also, passed by Chaddy last night (shops open till midnight). It was utter chaos - super busy, long line-ups, etc. Looking forward to picking up some small gifts for others in a more relaxed environment and order a few things for myself this arvo down in south melb.

    Enjoy the 21st!
    Caramel popcorn -mmmmmm
     
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