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

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  1. gpt293

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    I could, but I think paying a third of the cost/replacement value to get it back in working order is a pretty good deal. I also have a spare from work to keep me dry over winter.
     
  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Went into DJ's today to watch the Running of the Bulls Sales. Was amused by this woman in her 30's telling hubby who trying on a navy blue GANT jumper "don't buy that it's an old mans colour" WTF? Hubby obidently complied and put it back.
     
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  3. Journeyman

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    GF, as we've discussed before in this thread, I really don't trust women much when it comes to men's clothes. They tend to like bright, shiny colours for shirts and accessories and very dark colours for suits/jackets/trousers (such as black) - things that typically work well on women but which usually don't work well on men.

    I didn't know whether to feel amusement or despair at Herringbone sales when I'd see men picking up nice, classic ties, only to be told by their wives or girlfriends, "Oh, don't buy that boring tie, get this one instead", while holding up a horrible, striped satin monstrosity.
     
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  4. Geoffrey Firmin

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    JM

    The phrase for better or for worse spring too mind.
     
  5. LonerMatt

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    Gents, I want to grab a pair of gray trousers - nothing fancy. I'm in Melbourne and want to try something on and see how we go.

    Should I go to MJ Bale, Herringbone, Henry Bucks, somewhere else?

    Don't really want to pay more than $150ish.
     
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    Anyone here using an Aeropress for coffee? No elaborate rituals just good simple quick coffee in the morning?
    I can't find any straightforward reviews. A lot from people faffing around and stuff and mostly by Americans. And taking advice from Americans on coffee is akin to asking an AFL player about suits or PoP about real denim suits
     
  7. LonerMatt

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    Also - I need a 100% wool scarf. HC has one I like, but it'd be nice to grab something RIGHT NOW as I am significantly cold.

    I also need THICK AS FUCK socks.... and non-canvas shoes. Maybe even boots.

    Life in the desert did not prepare me for this weather.
     
  8. fxh

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    Matt, you'll need two pair of red Explorer socks, a pair of 059 Blundstones, and a Kathmandu fleece jacket. Then you'll fit in down there.
     
  9. The False Prophet

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    I find the Aeropress a bit fiddly for my tastes. It also only makes a reasonably small quantity of coffee. If Mrs fxh or whoever wants a cup, you have to start again. I am using a Chemex, in the larger size, which makes 2-3 cups, and is pretty foolproof.
     
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  10. LonerMatt

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    Sorry, I didn't read "ugly as fuck puffy fleece-as-down vest over Timbs".

    You're slipping.
     
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    I run one when travelling, Aeropress, Polrex hand grinder plus some SO beans. Nearly boiled water into an inverted Aeropress 30-60~ second brew/steep and slow press brings out consistently good results.
     
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    MJ Bale


    Wait for HC or you'll regret it. RMWs. GF's old man argyles.
     
  13. California Dreamer

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    The point is, learn from your mistake. Buy cheap umbrellas; even the best ones will get damaged or lost eventually.
     
  14. LonerMatt

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    I have RMW already. I need something more street. Maybe some black suede RMW on the phat last.

    I want to look like Robert Smith's slightly preppy nephew.
     
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    Azzaro for pants? RMW's for boots maybe?
     
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    I use an Aeropress occasionally. It is fiddly, but my biggest whinge is that you can’t create a crema with it. A long black just looks wrong without a creme.
     
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    RMW's chukkas? Can't think of anything else worth buying local unless you want to check out Carmina or C&J at Double Monk?
     
  18. California Dreamer

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    Some people are just never satisfied.

    Op shop for a quick scarf while you wait for HC to deliver.
     
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    Pants, shoes, jackets...underwear if you are not careful...it all gets damaged should we just pack it all in and move to the kmart and target wear forum?
     
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  20. fxh

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    The blunny 059s are their "dress" boot. With rubber sole its a good knock around work boot or street boot. You can pick em up for $90- $110 new at farmers/ work suppliers.

    I don't know a Robert Smith or his nephew.
     
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