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

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  1. DartagnanRed

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    Mate why don't you post some pics and people can offer advice on whether they truly are unsalvage-able. Unfortunately you will take a big hit selling them, unlikely you will get more than $250 or $300 each, particularly given you've made alterations, so if you can avoid selling it would be best.
     
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  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    congrats coxsackie

    As my favourite Vulcan says "live long and prosper"
     
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  3. fxh

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    Congrats and all the best Coxxy. Glad the weather behaved for you.
     
  4. CoffeeDudeGuy

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    For those who love love love bags, here's how to knock off a bag. So you can, bag more bags...


    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Gerry Nelson

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    Brilliant! Thanks for posting that!
     
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    Orlebar Brown has some pretty big sales on at the moment. Boardies can be had for about 120 aud. Sizes limited.
     
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    With his redneck sneering at the mexicans and references to crack smoking, cheesy mexican music, child labour, references to stealing gold fillings from bodies in graves - beating wives and kids - makes me want to go out and buy a Mexican made bag and shove it up his mainstream fat American lard arse.
     
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    I enjoyed that leather video
     
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    As much as I want to respect his attention to detail and use of high quality materials and workmanship and what not, the attitude in the video makes me cringe.
     
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    Yup way off :p
    "Su Misura" (not to be confused w. Zegna one) branded suit
    and tie from Herringbone.

    That reminds me that I should go and slap on the Green SF-Au tie again.
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    I thought it looked good blahman.

    But have you been hitting the 2 minutes noodles a bit hard there on the midriff little buddy?
     
  12. Oli2012

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    I reckon you'd find most of his great American factories would be filled with those same Mexicans.
     
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    Good point - Comrade Oli
     
  14. wurger

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    True, but I learnt about leathers and method of construction, ignored his tone.
     
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    Hasn't the post war Foyle's War been a brilliant adaptation and extension of the original.

    That's after I had to wrestle/squabble Ms fxh away from tennis and GoTs
     
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    My take was that he was mocking the industry practices of imitators, but the part about grave digging and wife beating was definitely unnecessary. Still, we got some good behind the scenes look at what goes into the construction.

    The mariachi band reminded me of the Ode to FXH, I mean, Ode to Heisenberg in season 2 [​IMG]
     
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    I always thought that there were some great leather craftsmen in Mexico? I have a pair of brogues made from armadillo leather (!) that my Dad bought in 1992, they are still going strong.
     
  18. fxh

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    coffee dude - i have more of the Pollos about me at times - although the Heisenberg Wallabee shoes have an undeniable pull on my emotions.
     
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    My take was that he was actually showing shots from one of his own factories given a lot of the shots were showing the workers doing things imitators don't do -- e.g. adding the polyester strips and sewing long continuous strips of leather.

    It was a mock instructional video and I assumed he was using his own factory/workers to show good and bad workmanship.

    Anyway, new shirt that I won off of a style forum contest:

    [​IMG]

    Shirt maker that is new to Styleforum called Moda Republic. The pictures on their site show suits and shirts that are probably a little too trendy for SF tastes (thin lapels and funkier shirting) but I was pleasantly surprised by the shirt I received. Full review here.
     
  20. Gerry Nelson

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    That's how I took the video as well. I'm not sure how I would react if I were in a position where somebody was ripping off my own work and selling inferior versions of it as the original. I doubt he has the resources to take them on the way that the LVMH's of the world could and I can sympathise with his anger. I don't know if I would be as restrained as he is.

    I don't believe this has anything to do with where things are made or who makes them.

    Congratulations on the shirt, by the way!
     
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