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

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  1. g-banger

    g-banger Senior member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys - okay definitely not wear and tear.

    I was intoxicated and dancing gangham style, so definitely deserved it.

    I might try one last crack at the tailor see if i can have it patched up, ill just make sure i wear as a dinner suit when its dark.
     
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  2. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    He's not our worst dress pollie. He also sports an electric blue grenadine from drakes.


    You probably realize this but you'd get better utility buying 2-3 shoes you really like from double monk and getting the size right rather than buy cheaper pairs online.
     
  3. boff

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    Have you tried AE's ? You could buy these shoes and find out if AE in an 8EEE is the right fit. Then having spent $100 on shitty second hand shoes you could go nuts online with new ones knowing they will fit.
     
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    Haha, I actually think the Balmain/Rozelle area has the highest concentration of Aussie members. There are 5 members from this thread in those 2 suburbs.
     
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    How do you know the brand of his tie?
     
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    I'm going to be in Melbourne next week, I might be pretty busy so not sure I can meet up, but does anybody have any recommendations for new resteraunts, or places I might not have been? or anything going on on labor day?


    thanks
     
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    I had the pleasure of meeting Zach (globetrotter) when he was in Brisbane on business a couple of years back and I can heartily recommend catching up with him if something can be arranged.

    He's great company - very entertaining with a great selection of stories and experiences from around the world.
     
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    If I told you, I'd have to...

    My dad, though, has some stories.

    You should one day come to Zetland to see the buses that drop off people at showrooms.
     
  9. The Ernesto

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    Keep the updates coming iSurg!

    Where did you stay in Rome?
     
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    I have and for me AE 8EEE in any last is my safest option.
     
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    Looks the same and educated guess.
     
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    Agreed. I just thought it was interesting seeing him in the RMWs. I wonder if he wore them before his predecessor when on official business (back when he was a minister in the Howard PM days)? I never paid any attention back then.
     
  13. couldnthaveknow

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    Also negative gearing... There was a pretty good article recently, about how negative gearing inflates property values because investors are able to use it to offset their taxable income, whereas lower income earners may not... I can't find it, it had some American commentator saying "cant believe the tax system rewards failure to gear properly"


    Definitely
     
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  14. The Ernesto

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    Might be in Sydney in the next month or so, is Cremone Point a good place to stay? Need to be within striking distance of CBD but would prefer somewhere a little quiet.
     
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  15. Journeyman

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    Negative gearing is a vexed issue.

    On the one hand, as you say, it rewards failure - people are getting a tax deduction for consistently making a loss, in the hope that although they're making an ongoing loss the property will increase in value so they will be able to sell it at a profit down the track.

    On the other hand, it's not as though real estate is the only investment that can be negatively geared - as an example, you can also take advantage of negative gearing when investing in shares, if the interest repayments on money that you have borrowed to purchase the shares exceeds the income that you receive from dividend payments.

    Therefore, some investors say that it's a bit unfair that negative gearing for real estate is often singled out for criticism although, given our national obsession with real estate, that's hardly surprising!

    Personally, I don't think that allowing negative gearing for existing properties makes much sense, as it is subsidising an unproductive asset. It would be better to change it so that negative gearing is only allowed on newly-built dwellings, so as to encourage investment in new housing stock. Alternatively, of course, negative gearing could be removed altogether so that the value of the investment has to stand on its own two feet, so to speak, instead of being subsidised by the government (and, by extension, by taxpayers who don't have investment properties).
     
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  16. JimmyHoffa

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    Definitely. Cremorne is gorgeous. You can't go wrong.
    JM strikes again! Couldn't have put it better. I agree with your idea of only allowing negative gear on new housing stock as opposed to fueling the returns of blatant speculation.
     
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    Only really convenient if you will have a car. It's not on the rail line. If you're going to be staying on the north side, North Sydney/Crows Nest?St Leonards is more convenient.
     
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    You realize that all that negative gearing does is allow equitable treatment of losses between individuals and businesses. I'd rather not deal with (i.e. pay for) the number of small business tax returns if you removed it. JM why would you want to distort the market in favor of new development?
     
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  19. couldnthaveknow

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    Mate Cremorne point is a nice area but not much by way of public transport... Recommend you have a look at potts point, rose bay, or even centennial park are all pretty quiet areas


    good point, well put. The other thing I'd add is property is usually higher leveraged than shares too, so very prevalent for negative gearing. What you say about new properties is right - that's exactly what Sydney needs... bit more land release, build some new houses creates jobs, and alleviates some housing availability pressure...

    The one thing I noticed about vancouver is - they build apartments very tall, say, 20 odd stories, whereas here we are all 3 story apartments... but, that means we need to invade some areas like lane cove park, to build... I always thought a bit more approval for taller apartments which can house more people wouldnt be a bad idea - especially for suburbs closer to the city where walking is really a viable option (pyrmont maybe, or chippendale, glebe, etc)
     
  20. The Ernesto

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    Thanks gents. Practicality will have to win out because I will be car-less.
     
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