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

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  1. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Cheers Oli, l needed something to cheer me up, the Aussies in the One Dayer today were woeful, or should l say the bizarre selection policy!
     


  2. iSurg

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    Gerry, I have to say that once you posted that link, I was very tempted to order the olive M65 jacket.
    It took so much self control - great price, good style and presumably solid construction given that they're affiliated with Ascot Chang.

    If you're looking for an original m65 (military grade) for winter, I found this site in my web travels:
    http://www.vintagetrends.com/milita...itary+Vintage&CA=Men&SC=Jackets/Coats&ST=M-65
    At about 120 a pop, seems like an affordable, usable option. They seem to carry jackets from Alpha Industries and other makers. Looking at their current website and customer feedback, current Alpha Industries jackets seem to suffer from poor construction (moved to China, and the zippers are crap apparently).

    While debating the whole m65 affair with my inner voice since Christmas, I popped by North Face (TNF) today and unexpectedly picked up a "pro-shell" Goretex in bright green at ~50% off (Made in China however). Very very functional and will be using it for city commuting and for hikes, etc. Superlight and machine washable, plus I can pack/fold it into the size of a small thermos. In the grand scheme of Goretex wear, I guess TNF is not going to be as well made as something like Nanamica jackets, as promoted by GW and other bloggers. However, I think it meets my needs, and am looking forward to trialling it as summer days become more rainy and wet.
     


  3. Gerry Nelson

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  4. Romp

    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    +1 RX100 = best compact on the market bar none. APS-C sensor in a compact body and ultra fast lens.. need we say more? Its pretty much as good as my nex7 but much smaller and without the hassle of swaping lens

    Steve Huff gave it a glowing reco.
     


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    Shoot, if you can help, I'd appreciate it. If Master Watchmaking are reputable, then I'd feel more comfortable knowing that. Google isn't showing reviews, so.

    I've tried on the Nomos in person before, and the Tangente fits wonderfully, and I can't find anything as nice for the same price. I know about Stowa Antea, but the Nomos is nicer.
     


  6. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hope you fellas had a nice weekend. Had my dad's 60th sat night and spent Sunday bumming in the bush for some trout in the Brindabella's (only managed 1 rainbow).

    Here's today's very sober monday fit.

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    Suit: Herringbone Sydney
    Shirt: Cottonwork
    Tie: Henry Carter Neckwear navy pin dot 7 fold
    PS: Henry Carter irish linen
    Shoes: Carmina
     


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    Garry, did you have to pick up the TCNY M-65 from their brick and mortar store? I'm about to email them and ask them if they ship international, or at all - but thought I'd try asking you first.
     


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    RX100 is now on the hitlist!
     


  10. Dusty Brogues

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    Very crisp mate, great tie and as always excellent! Fishing wise l jagged a healthy Pearl Perch last week....
     


  11. The Ernesto

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    Any recommendations for apartment hotels in Sydney CBD? Was looking at the Meriton World Tower.
     


  12. Gerry Nelson

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    They do - if I recall correctly, postage was around AUD30 or so and I got it in less than a week.
     


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    Yeah...Romp knows his stuff: the large - APS size sensor - is crucial for high quality and 'noise' reduction. I have the most challenging issues with (semi macro) photography of highly polished cufflinks. Not easy! (I have to use a light box with slr etc) Many don't realise that a big mega pixel count on a fingernail size sensor becomes meaningless - as do the v long to v short lens specs (ie extreme variable focal length)...with their attendant distortion and low light gathering.

    Now, this comment is really just an excuse to make an ANNOUNCEMENT:

    My official AFFILIATE THREAD is up and running! Some of you Aussies may have seen it. Click on the link below..and let me have your comments!
    I put up a general article - about cufflinks - which will help anyone considering buying cufflinks.


    Cheers
    Davo
     


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    David, the link in your footer to your affiliate thread actually goes to your website.
     


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    Avoid Fredmans - I got a vintage Omega 1944 from the QVB folks (when they were in Imperial Arcade) and honestly had nothing but trouble for the AUD800 I paid (yes before I knew about SF etc!). Eventually I got that Indian guy in Manly Vale to fix it for a further AUD250.
     


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