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

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  1. LonerMatt

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    Random question: does flannel wear warmer than cotton twill?
     
  2. Journeyman

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    Matt, it depends upon the relative weights of the cloth as I suppose that a really heavyweight cotton twill could be warmer than a really lightweight flannel.

    However, I think that, weight for weight, flannel is certainly warmer than cotton twill. As an example, I happily wear cotton twill trousers in summer, but I don't wear flannel trousers in summer.
     
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  3. Journeyman

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    HP Halifax, thanks for reminding me about Bexley. I need some more shoe trees, so I should check to see how much they charge for shipping to Australia.

    It's a pity that the glory days of the Costco shoe trees have passed - a couple of years back, plenty of people on eBay and Amazon were selling double packs of very nice, cedar shoe trees from Costco. They were ridiculously cheap for what you got in terms of quality and design.
     
  4. Sartorial Scum

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    Cheers for the info. Im going to order a few jars next week and see how it goes.

    Great that Glen is a SF member as well.
     
  5. The Ernesto

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    Where are you ordering from SS?
     
  6. Sartorial Scum

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    Just direct from them, shipping is $25 flat. I asked Glen about doing a bulk order which he is happy to do, but I'm not sure how many would want in.

    Its just two of us so far.
     
  7. The Ernesto

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    Cheers,

    I'm in Melbourne, so that might make it a bit fiddly.
     
  8. Oli2012

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    Just spent $300 on three textbooks. I was lucky in that two were second hand.

    Beats the $700 I paid last semester.
     
  9. Stiva

    Stiva Senior member

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    Don't students steal their texts from the Uni library any more?
     
  10. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    The great uni-con on textbooks continue to this day. Probably much more lucrative now if the number of graduates is any indication. After graduation, the con continues, only this time it is called CLE.
     
  11. Oli2012

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    Its gotten even worse now that their distribution is handled by one company across all universities nationally.

    I wouldn't mind so much if it were a classic like Cheshire & Fifoot or Anderson, but its always some post-structuralist nonsense the lecturer thinks is trendy.
     
  12. Osiris2012

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    Holy humorous shipping costs batman! I thought hangerproject took the prize with unusually high shipping costs but indeed we have a winner.
     
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  13. Halifax

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    I even sent them an email to confirm that the website delivery cost was accurate, to which they have not replied. Obviously the US market is big enough for them.
     
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    If the same weight, then yes because of the texture of each... Combed cotton vs polished cotton would also be warmer at same weight
     
  15. BSPF

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    I got chatting to the shopkeeper in American Tailors after a while. He hates customers coming in for a silent browse - he wants to be greeted when a customer comes into the shop, and wants to be asked questions. Almost like an old-style Parisian boutique.

    This style probably works well for them - keeps away the riff-raff from trying stuff instore and then nicking off to buy online, and keeps the store empty for when CEOs and heavyhitters come by.
     
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  16. PapaRubbery

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    Yeah I was going to chime in and say I've never experienced stand-offish behaviour. Went in once for a browse and a legitimate desire to buy fancy cufflinks for the future father in law. Talked shit, asked questions, etc and ended up not buying anything - but the experience was never unpleasant. Would definitely buy from them when they do their massive sales. Missed out this year, but most australian-based stores don't carry UK6 shoez, so.
     
  17. The Ernesto

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    Garry, fxh and me still manage to sneak in sometimes.
     
  18. Arch3r

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    Anyone with suggestions for my first pair of brown dress shoes, looking at oxfords/derbies.

    Thinking EG or GG level.
     
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  19. Pink Socks

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    They have to keep their prices high to account for the shoplifting.
     
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