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

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    It's where the term derives, it has nothing to do with bs notions of political correctness.

    You subsidize a country based on mining, farming ad privacy industry? Good one cumwad.
     
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    A. Farming and mining account for less than 1/3 of Australia's GDP
    B. Re: mining - do most mine workers really live in the country, or fly in-out from cities?
     
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  3. JimmyHoffa

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    RMW Boots seem kind of average to me. Seriously. The uppers are average. The finishing is very rustic. English Makers construct a better boot. There I said it. But if your budget stretches to RMW only, then by all means, they are good Boots.
     
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  5. apropos

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    OK, will do. Egregious stupidity just... riles me.

    I have a pair from Dents and a pair from Chester Jeffries. Dents is RTW and CJ is MTM. Both are peccary and handstitched, so IMO I have a reasonable basis to do a comparison.

    Leather-wise, they look... identical, and feel identical.

    Stitching quality is almost identical - maybe a hint finer on the Dents.

    The CJ cost maybe 40% of the Dents, despite it being MTM as well.

    I think you have your answer there.
     


  6. JimmyHoffa

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    Are they both unlined?

    Or did you get them lined? If so, did you find them too hot for the Australian winter?
     


  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I thought batteries were not included.
     


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    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Vale Tony Greig.

    Champion of the straw hat.

    [​IMG]
     


  9. apropos

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    Both are silk lined, so for all intents and purposes unlined.

    Australian winters are not cold enough for them to ever come out.

    Well, maybe in the ACT but I see you are in Sydney.
     


  10. JimmyHoffa

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    It can get pretty frosty in Sydney. 15-20 degree days.

    Even then, you think they will be too hot? Such a shame; they are nice gloves, but have no utility for us.
     


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    My internal thermostat runs hot, so YMMV.

    My internal logic runs along the lines of - cold enough for an overcoat = cold enough for gloves.
     


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    I have some CJ unlined deerskin gloves. I like them a lot. It definitely gets cold enough to wear them in Melbourne winter mornings and nights.
     


  13. Geoffrey Firmin

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    First I am one of those people who assist in hiring decisions.

    Second, dont know if it is directly attrituable to Kevin but there are a lot of middle and senior APS types in Canberra who wear RM's with a suit. according to AAAC it was (or still is) a popular look in some circles.

    Third i never have lived in Newtown or know any hipsters.

    Forth the notion that the bush was superior to the city begun with Banjo and reached its mythical zenith with C E W Bean and his creation of the ANZAC myth. In Australia the bush was central to the idea of a unifying signifier, an Arcadia to the evils of city life.
     
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  14. JimmyHoffa

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    Unlined being the raw leather?

    CJ are about half the price of Dents. Very interesting.
     


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    Suggest you brush up on your history. The equites were actually rich non-nobles who bought horses to distinguish themselves from the plebs on the battlefield. Basically, your typical ancient nouveau riches trying to buy their way into nobility (or occasionally marry into it, as they did with Caesar's family IIRC). Don't start me with virtue and the American west... You sound like a Levis commercial. Wounded Knee ring a bell for you? Probably not...

    Anyway, aside from the historical inaccuracies your version of what constitutes virtue is based on a set of myths. Saying all country people are virtuous is akin to saying all country people are inbred. I'm sure in some cases one or the other is true.
     


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