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

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  1. Nolvadex

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    Bucks or Monk?
     
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    *Random question warning*

    Playstation or Xbox?

    Intended as a gift. For mucking around at home. Online stuff not that important.
     
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    Neither, get a pinball machine. Way cooler.
     
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    Depends on the Age of the person.

    If under 12, get them a Wii U, the new Mario Kart is incredible, Super Smash Brothers looks ace, and Super Mario 3D World is really quite challenging, which is refreshing. The new Legend of Zelda game next year will be great too.

    I haven't been really impressed by the Xbox One, and I chose the PlayStation 4 when it came time to buy a new Console. In saying that, the PS4 has suffered the same curse as it's predecessor upon launch, the games library is really small, but since E3 we have seen that some killer games are coming out very soon, so I'd go the PS4.
     
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    *News reader voice* And back to you, John.
     
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    My advice is that your time would be more productively spent contributing to house cleaning, tidying up a bit, cooking and bit more and fixing stuff around the house. hth.
     
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    Happy birthday son. Hope you like your 'contributing to house cleaning, tidying up a bit, cooking and bit more and fixing stuff around the house'.

    Doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
     
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    It would be between the ps4 and the wiiu. The wiiu has some good titles and is great when you have people over.

    Ps4 is more for solo gaming. Ps4 would be pretty cool if you have grand turismo and a steering wheel.



    I recently watched fast and furious again and it was the first thing that came into ny mind when I read your post lol
     
  12. Prince of Paisley

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    You watched that movie more than once?

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    Can confirm: GT6, Mt Panorama and a Ferrari = [​IMG]
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    Mind you, I wouldn't say I bought them to impress a girl exactly, but I *did* buy my C&J double monks shortly before going on a first date early last year and wore them on said date and now I'm engaged to be married to her so there's definitely something to be said for this shoe-buying lark.

    Actually bought a new pair of shoes yesterday, but not English for once. Had a browse at Mark Muir in the Melbourne CBD, got a "last pair" price on a pair of black side-zip jodhpur boots, with cap toe and a medallion which just fit me beautifully. Can be dressed up or down and can be pulled on and zipped up in seconds, which can be handy sometimes when time spent tying laces would be the difference between making the train and being late for work. I'm sure sidezip boots aren't exactly conservative business dress but I also bet 99% of people won't even notice the zip.

    Still hoping to use my upcoming nuptials as a way to justify getting the burgundy Edward Green Inverness I've wanted for ages. We'll see. I suppose I'd actually have to wear them at the wedding to justify that.
     
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    A question for the wise men re alterations is it easier and or better to let trousers out or take them in?
     
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    Speaking of shoes I see Double Monk will be stocking som Aldens soon. Anyone have any inside word on what models? Presume the unlined chukka would have to be one of them. Maybe the tassel loafers as well? They are probably the two most iconic shoes they make.
     
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    That's interesting, although I suspect that they will be pretty expensive. I would have thought that a No.8 shell cordovan longwing would be one of their most iconic models, either that or the Indy boot.

    Alden have really, really cracked down on vendors shipping overseas over the past couple of years so unless you live in a country that stocks them, it's been very difficult to get them (although I suppose I could always have got off my lazy backside and figured out how to use a shipping forwarder). It will be handy to have a stockist located in Australia.
     
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    Part of that would depend on the cut, but also on the fabric design and on the age of the garment. While normally there are no issues I've occasionally had bad experiences in both directions. I'd be reluctant to let out the seat of trousers that are a bit old, because the newly-vidible fabric may be slightly different in colour to the rest. I had another experience where I had some (newish) trousers taken in quite a bit, and the fabric just ended up looking odd, so I stopped wearing them.
     
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    Cheers fh.



    Helpful, as ever.


    Spot on.


    Thanks. Hadn't considered wiiu.
     
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