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

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  1. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    That's a very good assessment, fxh.

    For people looking for a half decent work wardrobe on a budget I reckon there hasn't been a better time in Melbourne for years. TM Lewin, MJ Bale, Herringbone, Rhodes and Beckett - at least people have options, even if it is all very samey and not all that inspiring.
     


  2. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

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    Romp- no hi viz for me....no fun colours on the website
    Also to those asking about stationery (?) I bought my Lamy from notemaker.com.au ; there are better sources outhere but them being in Australia cut the long wait out and so I went with them.
    Oli- I second the nailhead or any mid-light weight fabric, been down anywhere to try on? If a pair fits well and you like the fabric I would go and get them instead of order online as I've (personally) only had shit results buying pants online. Still waiting on that PM :p
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    Thanks for obliging Jas and Gerry :)

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    The PJ Napoli stuff looks cray cray; liking the safari very much though doubt it would be a sound investment for many of us.
     
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  3. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Age = 23
    Style = so conservative I make Cory Bernardi look like a Newtown hipster.

    I think I'll put the grey pants on hold for a little while. Might talk to you about them when I see you in early August.

    Bunny = I'm a 36 sorry bud. Maybe after a few more timtams?
     
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  4. sliq

    sliq Senior member

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    only their shopfront is gone. you can still buy from them over the phone. bought a french fountain pen as a farewell gift for my old boss.
     


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    coxaca Senior member

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    Sea-Gull are still making these. That's the Venus movement inside. The fact that your watch has a transparent caseback indicates to me that this is a re-issue, not an original watch from the 60s. Certainly they are very nice.

    Movement finishing is not all that great at Sea-Gull. For real artisanry, you still need to go to Switzerland (or Glashütte).

    Here is a movement shot of my Sea-Gull moonphase date chrono:

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    The "Geneva" stripes are actually stamped on to the bridges rather than being hand-turned. A close look at the "blued" screw next to the central chrono seconds camwheel reveals rust, with the "blue" colour flaking off. So the blue colour is an appliqué rather than a proper heat-treated blue.

    Sure, it's a nice movement at the price, but it doesn't stand up to close scrutiny. Sea-Gull movements never do.

    This is what a really beautifully-finished movement looks like:

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    But it costs a whole lot more money to get this kind of finishing in a watch.

    Personally, I am happy to wear either type of watch with pride.
     


  6. Romp

    Romp Affiliate Vendor

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    fancy although im kind of a shallow guy - I go for a pretty face than how nice she is on the inside:p

    In all seriousness though - Ive never been a sucker for clear casebacks .. and most of my movements are hand wound so its ideal for this kind of treatment but still I think its rare people look at the back of the watch, you probably stare at it the most at the store when deciding to buy it:)
     


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    Plestor Senior member

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    As I implied up-thread, Something like ETA movements (or vintage I suppose) is probably a more realistic comparison. Its much of a muchness there however.
     


  8. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    Would anyone be interested in brand new Loro Piana Cashmere V-Necks in medium.

    Made for Herringbone in 2010/11 by LORO PIANA, they are beautiful and I have two to sell - one in fuchsia and the other in salmon. Both size M (38-40) chest.

    Those interested, please PM me. They are beautifully soft jumpers.
     


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    Bugger. Too small for me.
     


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    That's what she said!
    (about sumyungguy)
     
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  11. Superfudge

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    How does Seagull compare to JLC? The Master Control ultra-thin really suits a thin-wristed guy like myself; I've yet to find another watch as slim and elegant, certainly not at a price point equal or lower. Wrist-tanks seem to be far more popular at the moment.
     


  12. Prince of Paisley

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    How does a Hyundai Sonata compare to a Mercedes CLS?
     


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    They both serve their purpose as objects, but one is a piece of shit you wouldn't be caught dead in?
     


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    DJs now sells Burlington socks for those who appreciate that brand of hosiery. Were about $18 on sale I think.
     


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    Dude! Regarding Sydney, have you not tuned in to FBI? Enjoyed the guilty pleasure of Radio Skid Row?
     


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