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

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  1. Geoffrey Firmin

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    fxh

    I agree with you and have read The Outsider and others you mentioned. But I still think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is one of the worst books ever published it's an offensive wank and I could not recommend it to anyone. Zen and the Art of Archery is a book I am trying to get the boy to read at present.
     
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    Has anyone here had anything to with Australian made mens shoes by Parigina, Modena, Wootten, or Lester? How was the quality? I am currently looking at getting the Modena Mak Desert boots, but will soon be looking at some of the more formal shoes.
     
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    Absolutely!

    I loved this bit from Synthese's roundup of day two at Pitti:

     
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    He is a talented writer.
     
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    My mate who has a connection with Richemont is able to get me an IWC Portuguese Chronography (3714-45)... should I buy it or save money? I know this is styleforum which is full of enablers, but perhaps being in my 20s I should invest more instead?!?!
     
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    Perhaps, but without knowing your financial situation, it's difficult to say. My first instinct would be to save the money BUT if you've got a financial plan in place and are taken care of otherwise then why not. The watch isn't going to get any cheaper and it's a lifetime watch.
     
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    A mate of mine had 3 pairs of from Wootten and swears by them (though I don't think he has much experience for comparison). I'm waiting on my first commission and should hopefully get a call in the next week it so. Jess was very helpful and enthusiastic. The shoes I saw in store were great though I think he is still finding his way a little with traditional dress shoes.
    I'll post an update when they're ready.
     
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    depends if you love the watch or not. beautiful watches.. not to mention, they're massive.
     
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    Buy a watch/invest the money is a false dichotomy. You could lose the lot in your investment for example. I know but just sayin'.

    But anyway, I assume your mate's going to get you a decent discount? I mean, you don't need a connection to get one, you could walk into a shop and probably get 30% off RRP pretty easily.

    Plus it's the ugly (IMO) gold numeral one. I'd pass personally.
     
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    Foxy - I'll PM you a whole list of books to read while travelling to third world countries teaching Tae Bo to homeless people.
     
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    I suppose I've always wanted this model and getting around 36% off RRP is pretty solid. Cheaper than the best price in Australia by about 1k.

    I think I will pass given that I feel a huge level of guilt in even thinking about getting it. Perhaps when I feel like I've earned it or deserve it due to some personal achievement will I reconsider.
     
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    I like this approach, always nice to splash out and buy things but nothing wrong with giving yourself something when you feel its well earned.
     
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    Aye foxxy, sorry I'm late to the party. Not much I can add to the advice -- just a reminder that you'll be all right.

    I hear you, buddy. If you're ever in Sydney, drop me a line. I don't have space in the house, but I'll make sure there's always a seat for you at the coffee shop.
     
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    Haha, yeah pretty much but most of the guys in their do other forms of physical activity and will likely be more than happy to help.
     
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    I trust you will include the War of the Flea and The Coat Route: Craft, Luxury & Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat

    Revolutionaries have sartorial aspirations too you know.
     
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    I think thats the colour I call "cola"

    White high rise jeans.
     
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