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

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  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    For anyone interested, Sunglass huts have started to carry Persol 649/714/714 Steve McQueen edition models here. Of course they are absurdly overpriced, but worth a look (and you can always hit up otticanet after finding your size....).

    I own the 714SM model in havana/blue and love it. I am a bit sad that they have finally arrived in-store here, though, as they won't be as unique as they were last summer.

    Thankfully Persols seem to be relatively few and far between in Melbs, unlike the ubiquitous Ray-Bans.
     
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    jaypee Senior member

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    But Nick Smith at GQ said they were just becoming cool? :(
     
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    so after you guys wash it do you get all the excess water out by just gently pressing it on a towel then arrange its shape on the towel and roll it up with another towel ontop?
     
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    You don't have to roll it up again, I only roll it to get the excess water out without wringing. After rolling I just lay it flat in some shade.
     
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    Selvaggio Senior member

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    What do you think of their new "Roadster" models?
     
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    thanks

    do you agitate it while its in the water or just do a couple of turns?
    ive never done hand washing before lol
     
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    lachyzee Senior member

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    Personally, I'm not a fan. I hate that bit of metal across the top. Reminds me of a Gucci/Prada monstrosity. If it wasn't there, they wouldn't be too bad.
     
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    Just wash it in the bathroom sink. Fill sink with just warm water. Put in wool fabric wash from super mart . Gently wash jumper in it. Push up and down and then gently squeeze out suds, repeat. Then rinse suds out in similar warm water without detergent.

    Or jump in the bath with a close "friend" and wash jumper in bath with you. Don't forget to rinse soap out of jumper.

    Don't wring out too much water if you are worried.

    TaKe outside and lay flat on towel on flat surface in shade, out of rain, out of places where cat will sleep on it or dog chew it or possums shit on it. If no outside do it inside.

    If you hang it up while wet the weight of the water will stretch it.

    Wait till dry.

    Put it on.

    DO NOT PUT IN WASH MACHINE. DO NOT PUT IN DRYER.

    You will NOT catch a cold if you wear it wet.

    If in doubt ask a mum or an auntie or a granny. If they don't know give up.
     
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    conqueror Senior member

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    is there somewhere to get ralph lauren polos cheaper than $120 a pop at DJ's?
     
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    The US / Asia.

    Sorry I had too...

    Perhpas try them on in store and buy your size online? I would probably do that.
     
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  11. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    And
    DO NOT PASS GO! DO NOT COLLECT $200!


    And PRL polos are always at about $40 at PRL outlets.
     
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    tomee Senior member

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    buy them online at RL.com when on sale
     
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  14. budgiesmuggler

    budgiesmuggler Well-Known Member

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    I second pediwear. I bought a pair of grenson shoes from them 2 weeks ago, they cost me AUD 220, including free grenson shoe polish, shoe horn, silk tie (ok a bit crappy but free) and shipping. The cost was actually cheaper than buying the shoes in the UK because I didn't have to pay UK VAT!

    I own a few pairs of grenson shoes, just love them. They last really well and are so comfortable. Such better quality than anything comparable in Australia.
     
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    Hi all,

    Very new here and wanted to see what other Aussies thought about the "no socks" look I see in a lot of photos, often for business and business casual dress.

    I'm a white collar professional in Canberra and I've never seen anyone, ever wearing "loafers" or whatever they're called without socks.

    Is this just a Canberra thing?

    Just wondering what other blokes thought. Sorry if this is the wrong bit to post...
    Jim
     
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