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

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  1. Gerry Nelson

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    The Pen Shop is long gone in Sydney so could anyone recommend a store where I could get a case for a fountain pen?
     


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    GF,

    Apparently, the Pen Shoppe has turned into the "Pens de Luxe Group", which (according to their website) has stores in Sydney in the following locations, under the "Pen-Ultimate" name:

    Pen-Utimate : Sydney Stores

    NORTH SYDNEY : Shop P12, Northpoint
    100 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060
    Ph: (02) 9955 9435 Fax: (02) 9955 9348
    Email: [email protected]


    QVB : Shop 15-17, Level 2, QVB
    455 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
    Ph: (02) 9264 4991 Fax: (02) 9264 4434
    Email: [email protected]


    CHIFLEY PLAZA : Shop 11, Upper Ground
    Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square Sydney NSW 2000
    Ph: (02) 9223 7044 Fax: (02) 9223 7433
    Email: [email protected]
     


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    Hi PS!

    What's the asking price and how do they fit? I'm a 32 waist.
     


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    The Pen Shoppe is not the same as the Pen Shop fwiw.

    The former is fine though albeit somewhat expensive for what I tend to buy (xxf nibed Japanese fountain pens*), Ink was generally reasonable iirc tho.


    *Actually I can also get what I want in various other options (vintage, Chinese, Korean, getting a nibmiester to grind the nib finer) none of which are really available there.
     
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    Blazer:Dunhill
    Shirt: Hilditch and Key
    PS: Drakes
    Tie: Zegna burgundy cashmere
    Trousers: Polo
    Shoes: Carmina burgundy cordovan boots
     


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    Nothing wrong with these Timex pieces, but I wouldn't exactly refer to them as "classic dress" watches. Sector dials, sword hands, integrated lugs and so on - speaks more to a "sports" sensibility. Plus they're well...a little quirky.

    I picked up one of these babies in Shanghai a few weeks ago for around A$250:

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    Tianjin based Sea-Gull are one of the oldest and most storied manufactures in China. Most, if not all, of their movements are in-house (notwithstanding their ST-19 chrono movement which they purchased lock, stock and barrel from Swiss house Venus back in the 60s). Their watches are generally well made and quite hard-wearing.

    Many of Sea-Gull's designs are downright hideous, but the above watch really nails it IMHO. Couldn't really improve on this for a minimalist, classic design.

    If you're really nice to me I might even bring one back for you. (no homo)
     


  11. The Ernesto

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    Awesome boots Gerry. Looking good!
     
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  12. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks! They feel very comfortable as well - I reckon that for my feet, the Inca and Soller lasts are the most comfortable from Carmina.
     


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    Cocaca, I was tossing up with that very model but with a brown leather band, was also looking at an snkk65 seiko. The timex struck me as more understated and therefore more lawyerish, but an auto might be a better bet.

    This pants and watch dilemma is leaving me sleepless :(
     


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    Shoe polishing lesson with James May:
     


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    +1 to Seiko - they make some fantastic automatic watches, ranging from dressier styles to good-quality diving or sports watches.
     


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