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

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  1. tone76

    tone76 Senior member

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    How long has STP shown pricing in AUD? I clicked on today's DealFlyer and I noticed all the pricing is showing up in AUD. That's a nice touch.
     
  2. jobro

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    Bottom button thing... Only remind your friends. Also there is etiquette to it: You have to be discreet as not to embarrass your friend in public. The key is to not to draw any attention to the fact that his bottom button is done up: 1. Put your arm around him as to say 'Aye how's it going, mate!' 2. With your free hand reach down and slowly unbutton his bottom button - sudden movements draw attention. 3. Should your friend ask what you are doing, quietly tell him the truth about the button as one should always be honest with friends: "I can't take this any longer." 4. Friend will acknowledge the fact that he has committed a faux pas and fall into silent agreement, allowing you to finish (unbuttoning your friends clothes?).
    sounds a bit gay
     
  3. ewc

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    Bottom button thing... Only remind your friends.

    Also there is etiquette to it:

    You have to be discreet as not to embarrass your friend in public. The key is to not to draw any attention to the fact that his bottom button is done up:

    1. Put your arm around him as to say 'Aye how's it going, mate!'
    2. With your free hand reach down and slowly unbutton his bottom button - sudden movements draw attention.
    3. Should your friend ask what you are doing, quietly tell him the truth about the button as one should always be honest with friends: "I can't take this any longer."
    4. Friend will acknowledge the fact that he has committed a faux pas and fall into silent agreement, allowing you to finish.

    What do you do when you notice your friend's fly is undone?
     
  4. JohnsNotHere

    JohnsNotHere Senior member

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    sounds a bit gay

    Not that there's anything wrong with that
     
  5. Journeyman

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    Has anyone got some experience with Brooks Brothers chinos or other pants? $50 shipping is a bit much but I'm pretty keen on getting some better chinos and with the sale atm it works out to be pretty reasonable. Not a fan of the quality of CR ones I've got and most other brands here don't seem to offer a cut that is 'slim'. Wool flannel trousers for $110 are kinda tempting aswell.

    I've got quite a few pairs of Brooks Brothers chinos and other cotton trousers.
    The "Milano" fit is the slimmest, and it is quite slim although thankfully not as slim as the "two eggs in a nest" example above!

    During one of their sales a few months back, I picked up some summer trousers in green, orange, bright red and light blue and a pair of patch madras trousers to boot. They've been a great hit at work. Curiously, the patch madras are the slimmest, even though they are all, ostensibly, the same style (Milano).

    They are well made, with taped seams and additional material for expansion, if necessary.

    If you buy quite a few pairs, it helps make the shipping sound more reasonable, too.

    I also have a few pairs of Land's End chinos - "Men's Regular Plain Front Tailored Fit Legacy Chino Pants".

    They are actually slightly slimmer than the Brooks Brothers version (but wearable) and whilst they are of cheaper construction (no additional fabric to let out, for example), they look damned good for casual wear. I'm wearing a "light khaki" pair right now, along with a navy polo shirt and a pair of plain canvas sneakers. Very comfortable, very nice, excellent price and if you don't like them you can send them back to an Australian return address.
     
  6. meister

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    Anybody know a store in Sydney that stocks DSquared2?

    Voi has some of their ties.
     
  7. jas0nt

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    I'm thinking of getting a suit from Herringbone. Should I bother checking out the warehouse at Surrey Hills? I have a 20% company discount that I can use on non-sale items
     
  8. elvish

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    does anyone know of a place that sells 13inch laptop leather cases? I have an Apple macbook pro if that helps/changes your advice.

    I tried Hunt but I am not really into parting with $350 for a sleeve.
     
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    After a few drinks last night decided to go for a walk around Crown Complex. Saw Harrolds having some sale at the moment. 30 - 70% off (or was that 30% to 50% off? Bit drunk to remember.) At that time the place is closed and all I could see was the Pal Zileri in the window has a 50% off tag on it? What are the prices like at Harrolds during sales?

    Also I friend of mine got given a brand new Burberry suit which was acquired for $50 ($50!! A 46/36R at that too!!) in Sydney somewhere. Anyone aware of any sort of weird clearance sale going on over there?
     
  11. __PG__

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    At Harrolds, 50% means Pal Zileri for about $1200, Corneliani and Caruso for about $1400. I have no idea what price the Brioni/Tom Ford/Kiton sells for at 50% (indeed...do they even discount it)...as its beyond my price range anyway.
     
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  13. Geoffrey Firmin

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    With the budget being delivered I see it's time for this horse to be flogged again http://www.smh.com.au/business/tax-o...508-1eeay.html And I note that the offender is one the ALP right union heavies, probably looking for good PR after the recent debacle in NSW.
     
  14. Smudge

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    does anyone know of a place that sells 13inch laptop leather cases? I have an Apple macbook pro if that helps/changes your advice. I tried Hunt but I am not really into parting with $350 for a sleeve.
    I got a smart (albeit faux) leather case for my 13" MB Air from an unlikely place: Typo (www.typoshop.com.au). It gets lots of comments and only cost $30 from memory. They might have something similar for the MBP.
     
  15. appolyon

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    Anyone been to the Ken Barrell sale in Melbourne? Walked past the place today and saw signs advertising up to 70% off.

    May swing past today, if so I'll report back on what I find.

    Re Nialma and TM fabrics it is a go for 4 for $450. However be advised this is an introductory offer, after which all TM shirts are $150USD which makes it what? around $50AUD these days?
     
  16. The Ernesto

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    Was in Ken Barrell last week. Pretty sure this place is about to close.

    Picked up a jumper and shirt for old times sake.
     
  17. blahman

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    What are the prices like? And are smaller (more likely smallest [​IMG]) sizes available? Being the cheapskate I am, I need me some bargains to entice me to buy anything. [​IMG] No friggin wonder my wardrobe is growing so slowly.
     
  18. The Ernesto

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    Jumpers going for $100, some cashmere blend stuff going for a bit more. Suits for about $500. Plenty of smalls in the jumpers. Shirts were $100 with a ratchet discount for more. Some pants there as well, though I didn't check them out.

    Worth a look if you are walking by.
     
  19. meister

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    With the budget being delivered I see it's time for this horse to be flogged again http://www.smh.com.au/business/tax-o...508-1eeay.html

    And I note that the offender is one the ALP right union heavies, probably looking for good PR after the recent debacle in NSW.


    The Shoppies is the core ALP Right union and de Bruyn is their head bloke. Trying to nanny state the punters in the interest of job preservation - he would be better asking why the stuff his members sell in this country is second rate crap.
     
  20. blahman

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    What are the Ken Barrell suits like? And also in the styling department, they slimmer sleeves and through the legs or more roomier fit?
     
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