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

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  1. Arch3r

    Arch3r Senior member

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    Newcastle...

    CBD = dead
    Job Market = dead
    Social aspects/restaurants, cafes etc = Lacking....

    The best part about living here is the proximity to the hunter valley vineyards and the cheap rent.

    I do love Sydney but I'm not sure I could live/work there every day. Canberra on the other hand is palatable, larger city, quick commute and it's a little further to Sydney than Newcastle by train.

    I'd live in Melbourne but I'd have to start wearing a Sombrero and taking siestas.
     
  2. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    The city rural divide both have their plus and minus factors. Culturally I find Canberra lacking, its not as if I want to go out every weekend but I would like a bit more variety in terms of music and restaurants, and more than one decent bookstore and record store would not go astray.

    Sydney is overcrowded the traffic sucks and its absurdly over priced.

    As HC has pointed out Canberra is close to Sydney the Coast and the Snowy Mountains, and it has plenty of open space and I found that rural life was good for bringing up my son, mind you house prices are :censored: absurd.

    West of the divide we still get four different seasons without humidity.
     
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  4. California Dreamer

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    I like Canberra (ducks head). Easy to get around, good cycling, the lake is great, great galleries and Museums, wine country and snowing nearby, all good. Got family and friends there too.

    Do NOT like Sydney, due to cultural bias inculcated into me over a period of decades.

    Melbourne is fine, although our footbal team sucks.

    Of all the places I've lived, I'd rate San Diego the highest, except when it is regularly on fire, of course.
     
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    Thanks Jason :)

    I'd say the job market is less dead than Sydney (for law anyway).

    We're doing well on the restaurants/cafe front, though we lack a Korean BBQ.

    Housing is awesome. You can buy a federation style house in a low crime neighbourhood for $300-500K.

    Only downside is the yard size...
     
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  6. Prince of Paisley

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    Feeling a little Ivy today:


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    Excuse the crap self photography.
     
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  7. The Ernesto

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    That's a helluva f#ck you jacket.
     
  8. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    You should see my face.
     
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  9. The False Prophet

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    I've had a lovely few days in Melbourne, in spite of the sometimes frustrating weather. We packed for warmish late summer days, and got 35 one day and cold winds the rest of the time.

    The GF (that's the girlfriend, not Geoffrey Firmin, to be clear) scored a beautiful leather jacket from Bisonte and some dresses; I've had to be content thus far with Japanese glass wear, a few tins of polish, and some hard-to-find craft beers.

    Which brings me to the million dollar (well, $1200) question: should I buy some Edward Green Chelseas?

    It's hard to get properly excited about a black captoe on a sensibly shaped last, but they are really really nice and they fit really well and investment piece that will last decades etc etc...what I am saying is, help me justify this to myself!
     
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  10. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Shoes/clothes are not an investment. Buy them if you like them, without recourse to financial justification (there is none)!
     
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  11. The Ernesto

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    This needs to stuck on this page somewhere permanently.
     
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  12. thebrownman

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    I might get it tattooed. You know, as a future investment..
     
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  13. Geoffrey Firmin

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    GF ( not Girl Friend ) say's Just do it!

    By the way were are you getting them from?

    Its Friday night the sun has gone down over the yard arm so Pizza Pino and Rugby for me of course after a mandatory GnT
     
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  14. Coxsackie

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    Barry Nilsson has just hit me out of the ground for six over on the Friday Challenge.

    Hey, I knew I could never win with my tatty Oxford jackit. But Gezza is certainly in with a chance.
     
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    False Prophet, I would rate the EG Chelseas as an investment in yourself.
     
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    Theres a low crime neighbourhood there??!!!!
     
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  17. JimmyHoffa

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    Talk to Wurger, he has an extensive knowledge about EG Chelsea and where they stand w.r.t G&G etc.

    Bear in mind that the Chelsea has several different last options - 202, 82, 88 etc. Personally, I think the 202 is best (despite never seeing the 202 in real life).
     
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  18. The False Prophet

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    Thanks gents. I think that they'd be an investment in my sanity: finding shoes that accomodate my absurd instep and aren't too clunky has proven nearly impossible.

    I seemed to have packed one shirt too few, so I'm wearing a linen blazer over a white polo tonight. Hopefully looking more Pitti Uomo than NCIS...
     
  19. Geoffrey Firmin

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    This from a man who did PR for painters and dockers!
     
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    Ya shoulda come along to the Wear For Success - Suitability Networking do the other night - good night.

    I'm waiting for some screen jockey to do an NPV over 5/10/15 years on some shoes or even a straight payback.

    I pointedly make no comment on a linen blazer over a white polo.
     
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