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

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  1. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    What's this "Black Friday" the seppos are on about?
     


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    It's a Friday near the end of November and it's the traditional start date of the holiday shopping season in the US.

    Apparently, it's known as "black" Friday because it's around then - with increasing consumer spending in the lead-up to Christmas - that retailers supposedly become profitable for the US financial year (which is different from ours), so they are trading "in the black", hence black Friday.

    A lot of retailers invest in advertising and have sales to coincide with the day/week.
     


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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yep, it also falls on thanks giving time too, I was in Hawaii last year for it. Many good sales to be had over there, kind of crazy crowds etc though.
     


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    Selvaggio Senior member

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    I see. That kind of contrasts with the perma-sale/not-really-a-sale that we have here.

    I understand that in Italy, sale periods are regulated to two specific periods each year - though, like much regulation in Italy, it may not be observed very strictly.
     


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    One question how are they fit wise? does there cut compare with a standard RLP or are they on the slim size? The dark purple sounds interesting had a Nautica polo in the colour some years back and do you think I could find another.
     


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    Gentleman, am looking to get a new point and shoot camera for Christmas and wonder if anyone has any recommendations? I am looking for something straightforward to shot photographs on nights out, holidays and at wedding etc as well as a few landscape shots...nothing too fancy. Looking for something around or under $500. Going to go around a few shops this weekend so any advice for brands or things to look out for/avoid would be most welcome. Thank you in advance

    Know there is probably a camera thread but the thing I love about the Australian Members thread is the range of topics discussed, the Australian focus and the fact we can a learn a little on new topics (like travelling to Tokyo).

    To keep it sartorial I will mention I picked up another 4 shirts from P Johnson Tailors in South Melbourne. Fit and style as good as before, still testing out little differences in each one (placement of monogram, collar type, spacing of stitching). Going to enjoy these and take a little break from spending so much money on clothes (sound familiar?). Also picked up an old stock Drakes tartan tie that I spotted when Tom and Jen were show me some other things. Service brilliant as always, the personal touch makes the difference.
     


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    Are there any quality for cheap Japanese brands for suits that I can get my hands on in Japan? Think Ring Jacket, with say 20% less in quality but at 50% of the price.
     


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    Selvaggio Senior member

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    Its hard to say exactly - they fit a bit better on me than the RLP shirts. I am on the chunky side. I would say they are smidge less slim, but they are certainly not baggy like some of your proto-typical 'dad/golf' style polos.
     


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    Canon Powershot S100
    I took an S95 as the pocketable camera for the days I didn't want to carry the SLR in London & Paris, and it's a brilliant little camera

    the 'everywhere' gallery here was all with the S95
    http://mpd.smugmug.com/Travel/London-Paris-June-2011
     




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    So having taken delivery of my new PJohnson dinner suit, which is in midnight blue Ariston faille, I'm in the market for midnight blue socks. Has anyone ever come across them? I realise that it will probably be almost impossible to notice in any practical sense if I was to wear black socks, but if I can find midnight blue ones without herculean efforts I'd like to. Any pointers appreciated.
     


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    What MickyD said.
     


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    Not sure how dark you want but these both appear to be quite a dark navy:

    http://www.howardyount.com/collections/socks/products/navy-ribbed-socks-cotton-over-the-calf

    http://www.howardyount.com/collections/socks/products/ribbed-wool-over-the-calf-socks-navy
     


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    ^^ These are good suggestions - just check first that the colours are precisely what you want because I was reading on the Howard Yount affiliate thread that some colours on the website don't actually look like that IRL, although that's mainly affected photos of their trousers. It's something they said they're working on fixing.
     


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    I want to see pics of this.
     
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