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

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Yes, that's very true and I'm cognisant of that. I was still astonished, and to some extent appalled - by the sheer amount of time and newsprint dedicated to the whole, very unfortunate affair.

    My wife, who is not Australian but who generally understands Australia pretty well, was mystified by it all. She asked me if Phil Hughes had done something other than cricket, that would somehow explain the huge amount of coverage that his injury and death received.
     
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  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I agree with you that far too much newsprint, radio and TV time was given over to it. I think also the very nature of the accident that it was a such a freakish occurrence and that no one could ever have predicted its occurrence totally enthralled Joe Public, the press to be honest are not the better angles of our nature.
     
  3. Petepan

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    I mean no disrespect and no snarky/sarcastic intention, but I cannot be too optimistic about Australia's future when sports take up such a disproportionate amount of the national psyche. It is like we have nothing much as a nation to rally around other than sporting achievements. On a practical scale, this means a disproportionate amount of funding and resources going into creating athletes, when we should be directing resources at creating engineers, scientists, etc.
     
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  4. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Yes, indeed.
     
  5. Liber

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    Not while the current government is in power and has their way unfortunately...
     
  6. Liber

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    Aspesi field jacket inbound.
     
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  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Agree with you that we should be spending more education wise on what matters in terms of social advancement. But sport like it or loathe it not only provides intangible personal and cultural benifits to society but also solid economic ones.

    Sadly so much of 21 century Australia is defined by myths from the 19 Century. Bean's formulation of ANZAC being the most dominant.
     
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  8. The Ernesto

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    Pete, it should not be either/or.

    Sport plays an important role in our economy and is an incredibly positive force in the community, particularly at junior levels. Australians love participating and competing.

    What is happening to the scientific community at the moment is a disgrace.

    We should never let politicians wedge us into believing that the choices are so binary.
     
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  9. thebrownman

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    Talking about sport, does anyone have the Epaulet trainers?
     
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    I roughly agree. I might point out that no one in this house had heard of this bloke was until it was allover the news. The assumption that these sports workers are household names is wrong headed but ultimately in Australia its self fulfilling as so much of media is devoted to sport. Its certainly impact-full that it happened in public under the gaze of media and TV cameras and no doubt thats a contributer. Hopefully it might remind some people that there a many young lives taken by disease and car crashes and that each is devastating to family and loved ones. Very few of them getting such widespread public support to get through. When my son was a teenager he had 2 friends murdered in separate incidents a year apart. Other friends have had their children/young adults die. Sometimes the media hoohah is almost insulting.
     
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    Careful. You could turn into someone like me. Only with longer rants.
     
  12. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Somehow I don't think that is humanly possible.
     
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  13. Pink Socks

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    Fixed that for you.
     
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  14. Foxhound

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    About 15 months. FML.
     
  15. El Rob

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    Not sure if this is the place to post this but anyway:
    Can anyone recommend someone close to Newtown, Sydney for a haircut?
    My previous guy has moved to Victoria.

    thanks
     
  16. Liber

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    Tfw. Have you received any updates?
     
  17. Journeyman

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    No, but I've heard that they're well-made and that sizing is comparable with Converse All-Stars, for what it's worth.

    I've paid a deposit on two pairs of the SF x Epaulet shell cordovan sneaker collaboration.
     
  18. LonerMatt

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    SO I bought 3 shirts from Luxire a month ago.

    I email today to see if they'll be ready before I move, since like if they aren't obviously I use a different address.

    THey email me back: "The shirt you want reproduced has not arrived."

    So, somewhere in the aether is my nicest shirt, anyone have any idea how to go about this? I was planning on talking to Auspost, and I can probably use e-banking to get the receipt #, but in terms of tracking, I didn't have any (AFAIK) and the receipt is God only knows where.

    I don't think I'll bother with Luxire again. The first item didn't fit right, neither did the second, and now this. Every time I've felt stupid for trying to save some money: local M2M is just so much more reliable. I'm sure people who are super accurate with measurements and understand these processes do fine - I just want a fucking shirt that fits.
     
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  19. joiji

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    FWIW, Luxire started offering this service quite some time ago, I had mine picked up from the office from DHL, arrived with Luxire 3 days later.

    http://custom.luxire.com/products/prepay-for-shipping-an-item-to-us
     
  20. md2010

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    My early Christmas/ late birthday present .
    It's a mini herringbone navy fabric. Looks solid navy unless looking very closely.
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