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

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  1. jobro

    jobro Senior member

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    ^ kikki k has some nice big boxes that I use ... about $35 each and can hold about 20 ties each
    Do you mean boxes designed to hold ties? I can't see much from their website but it looks to me they only have those generic sized (A4 etc) storage boxes like the ones below. I would not consider this ideal for storing ties.

    When I get a bigger place I'm going to have a 1m wide cupboard, about 15 cm deep, built in, with a glass door and bars every 30cm to hang silks on and a drawer for wool, cashmere etc. [​IMG]

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    Hi, I live in Adelaide and have been buying clothes online from the US for about two years. Mainly from Eddie Bauer (business casual shirts and pants, t-shirts, sweaters, underwear), Banana Republic (business and casual shirts), Johnston & Murphy (shoes and jackets), and my most recent purchase, a pair of Alden All Weather Walkers from The Alden Shop of San Francisco. I even bought a pair of Florsheim Veblen wingtips from Amazon.

    Eddie Bauer has excellent business casual shirts made from heavy wrinkle-free cotton I've never seen in Australia. Their relaxed-fit khaki pants beat anything I've seen in Sydney or Melbourne. You wouldn't think of Banana Republic as a brand for business clothing, but they have very high quality dress business shirts for about $70. I've seen $250-plus shirts here in Oz that don't have as much tailoring in them.

    Sure, shipping adds a bit more to the price, but it's worth paying for. There's never been a problem with delivery with any of my orders, and sometimes you can track the shipment online almost to your doorstep.

    Sorry if I sound like a commercial, but I'm pretty hooked on this stuff!


    The Eddie Bauer stuff I have thrifted is very good quality . Much superior to Aussie Country Rd and more like the CR of the 80s which never wore out. Though they say even EB stuff has diminished in quality.
     
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    Do you mean boxes designed to hold ties? I can't see much from their website but it looks to me they only have those generic sized (A4 etc) storage boxes like the ones below. I would not consider this ideal for storing ties. When I get a bigger place I'm going to have a 1m wide cupboard, about 15 cm deep, built in, with a glass door and bars every 30cm to hang silks on and a drawer for wool, cashmere etc. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Went down to Kikki earlier today... really couldn't let myself buy one of the boxes from the fact that they're $35 shoe boxes [​IMG] Might go down to Daiso on the weekend see whats there. Visited Djs earlier too and a certain tie caught my eyes. I wouldn't wear it as its just simply too flamboyant but the effect is quite amazing: [​IMG] [​IMG] Its simply a blue/red tie but the weave pattern seem to make one colour dominate depending on which side you are viewing it from. Just remembered its a Simon Carter so not the most high end of brands but still very interesting. On a related note, has any of you purchased any of the bicolour silk knits from Kent Wang? If so does it have someone similar effect?
     
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    Do you mean boxes designed to hold ties? I can't see much from their website but it looks to me they only have those generic sized (A4 etc) storage boxes like the ones below. I would not consider this ideal for storing ties.

    I have the A3 boxes and they do a perfectly good job for tie storage:

    http://www.kikki-k.com/shop/product/...age-box-cloth/
     
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    A shot Black Jack Bouvier and Jackie and Mum c 1920s/30s re the gear on those crims.

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    I am planning to sell off some shoes you guys might like. Anyone looking for quality stuff in USD10.5D/11D?
     
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    I have the A3 boxes and they do a perfectly good job for tie storage:

    http://www.kikki-k.com/shop/product/...age-box-cloth/

    Do you store your ties because their out of season? I can't see any advantage in keeping them in a closed box. Not to mention where the heck I would store a box like that if I frequently accessed it.
     
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    I keep them in there so that I can access them easily. I have draws at my place that are really deep i.e. can fit 2 of those boxes in them.

    I can literelly stack four or five ties on top of each other (in the draw without the box) which makes it an impossibility to find ties.

    This way I lift the boxes out and can find what I want nice and easily. And was cheaper than having changes made to my wardrobe.
     
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    Is anyone keeping tabs on the things TheWraith really doesn't know about but is happy to advise/expound upon?

    Just wondering.

    - I have an intern updating a pivot table for me [​IMG]
     
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    wonder if that's any good.

    Nice in theory, but it would set me back close to $600 to store all my ties in these. Also, it doesn't mention whether it is leather or not.
     
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    looks like its pleather :S

    I have 15 ties just hanging on a clothes hanger at the moment, that's why I'm looking for a proper place to put them in.

    Appolyon looking to cull a few ties? :p
     
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    Cull a few ties? But I've only got 70 odd!?!

    But seriously I do, do a bit of a cull every now and then. Will keep you in mind next time it comes time to thin the heard.
     
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    A shot Black Jack Bouvier and Jackie and Mum c 1920s/30s re the gear on those crims.

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    I'm wondering if that small knot + wide tie + arrow point collar combination is due to roll around again anytime time soon. Was last big in the 80s - so for the last twenty years or so it would have seemed very dated.

    But I reckon sometime in the next four/five years the above combo will be the in look - can feel it in me waters!
     
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    ^ Definitely. Most of the various looks of the last 100 years or so have come back into fashion. Those that haven't are just around the corner...
     
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    - I have an intern updating a pivot table for me [​IMG]

    You're aware of course that Excel typically only has a maximum of about 650,000 rows. You may need to upgrade your software before long.
     
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