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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    I haven't looked but I'd reckon if you searched on Ask Andy you'd find someone has already
    asked that question.

    From what I understand BB is helpful and likely to know the measurements.
     
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    Yes, defiantly talk to customer service. I trust what Brooks Brothers say, most online vendors get these requests all the time. I have made a few mistakes though... I've ordered without asking for the measurements.
     
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    How a bunch of loafers led the fight for PNG's heart and sole

    The shoe 'declaration' at a hotel outside Port Moresby. Photo: Ilya Gridneff
    ILYA GRIDNEFF, PORT MORESBY

    ABOUT 30 minutes' drive from Port Moresby, you can find a very unusual political statement.

    It was made on a balmy night in August 2009, when the Bluff Inn was abuzz with opposition MPs seeking to topple Sir Michael Somare's government. It is highly likely many tins of the award-winning South Pacific Lager had been consumed.

    The MPs were so frustrated by the government that, in a 20-man declaration, they each took off one of their shoes and nailed it to a wooden pole in the hotel's bar.

    This week, the young and dynamic Peter O'Neill, 46, asserted himself as the country's prime minister, toppling frail Sir Michael, 75, who can rely only on a supporting Supreme Court ruling for legitimacy in the top job.

    The shoes at the Bluff Inn remain nailed to the pole but Sam Basil, one of the 75 MPs supporting Mr O'Neill, is ready to take his back, having accomplished the declaration's goal.

    ''It is a dream come true,'' he said. ''One Sunday soon I will drive up, pay the guard 100 kina [$46], show him the other shoe, he will go and identify it and bring it back.''

    Mr Basil was particularly fond of the black loafer because he bought it in Washington when attending Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in 2009.

    ''It was really a nice one but I don't regret nailing it,'' Mr Basil said.

    ''A few people were upset because they were wearing RM Williams boots and they were trying to hide that night so they didn't nail their expensive shoe.

    ''Those wearing thongs or sandals were lucky people.''


    Mr Basil is no stranger to political controversy. In July last year, when the opposition failed in its third attempt at a vote of no confidence, Sir Michael had to be restrained by his son, Arthur Somare, then public enterprises minister, after crossing the floor of parliament shouting that he was going to kill Mr Basil.

    ''That's the sort of PNG we have with the Somares in charge,'' Mr Basil said.

    PNG's unprecedented political crisis saw the O'Neill and Somare camps each claiming to be in government, with different leaders in the country's top jobs.

    Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio seemed to settle the argument in Mr O'Neill's favour on Monday afternoon, making a backflip to claim that poor legal advice led him to mistakenly reinstate Sir Michael as prime minister.

    The Bluff Inn's owner, Enga Province Governor Peter Ipatas, supports Sir Michael's claim to the prime minister's job.

    He told The Saturday Age Mr Basil could have his shoe whenever he wanted it.

    ''Sir Michael has been ordered to be reinstated, that is why I am on the Somare side,'' Mr Ipatas said. ''It is not over. These guys are hijacking our country. I am always on the side of the law.''
     
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    But were they wearing socks at the time fxh??
     
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    Have you tried Zara? They had some nice casual linen jackets for sale. Very soft with little structure.

    Azzaro regularly gets loads of nice sportsjackets, but usually they are in larger sizes (Euro 50-52). I'd still check them out though (assuming you live in Melbourne).
     
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    Well possibly those wearing sandals were also wearing socks but I doubt those in thongs { Asian Safety boots} were wearing socks.

    So I'm guessing youse in the sweaty smelly feet hipster pack are getting ready for the no sock weather? Shaving white hairy ankles? Moisturizer on the heels? Getting pants taken up so that just the right amount of irresistibly attractive skinny ankles showing? Sitting down at nights with 4 different colours of imported Saphir polish carefully antiquing the light brown double monks? Having to ask the 14 year old brother if you can borrow his pants and jacket to get that squished in short pants, tight short jacket look?


    Yeah well Merry feckin Xmas to all youse. Have a cool Yule.
     
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    I got my tight polo, got my short nut hugger pants shortened, got my cropped skinny jacket, got my wayfarers. Still looking for a cheap pair of red driving mocs, a hat, and to shave my legs up to mid calf.

    And merry xmas to you may you have a lot of ho ho hos.
     
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    there is a guy on ebay selling persols for dirt cheap, it'll come up in a search.
     
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    All you need now is for your parents to buy you a house in Thornbury or Yarraville, toss in their old Volvo station wagon, get yourself a repainted Fixie or old girls bike with a cane basket on the front and you too can ride around seeking out single origin coffee shops and hidden bars with overpriced cocktails and op shop chairs and couches.
     
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    So here's something: any interest in doing an Australian members tie swap-box? It would give us something to complain about, if nothing else :)
     
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    Would there be any interest in Carmina shoes in 7, 7.5, 8 UK F in Melbourne??

    Blahman and your skinny mates?
     
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    Sounds like a good idea but what type of tie's are we talking about? CBD? Loud 2am and I have just got my monthly mortgage payment back at the black jack table at Star City? Or total free for all anything goes? I had a idea of turning an old mambo loud shirt into a tie the other night over numerous gin and tonics!
     
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    If only you'd said UK9.5 then the answer would be a resounding yes. Looking to get a pair of their double monks from American Tailors in the next few weeks.
     
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    You are uninvited :)
     
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    I can attest that I am a completely different person when not under the influence.:tinfoil:
     
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