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  1. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    s'il vous plait (fr. if it you pleases)
     


  2. blahman

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    Unfortunately you're just a tad late. Had the lunch order called couple of weeks ago, finalised last week and the trees in the picture are all what was ordered by the gents here. Ordering 5 pairs directly from bexley at the moment only costs about $27 each if I remember right. This big order is mainly for benefit of those with smaller orders.
     


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    Have any of our Melbourne correspondents spotted a sale at American Tailors yet? They usually have their post-summer clear-out at around this time. It's not as comprehensive as their end-of-financial year sale but there are usually some good tid-bits on offer.
     


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    Walked past it yesterday. Didn't see much happening. The Carmina split toe
    Double monks are butt ugly though.
     


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    Nope. Walked past the other day and there were two blokes dressed in singlets and shorts looking at the shoes. They seemed to be getting some attentive service as well.
     


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    Selvaggio Senior member

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    I sometimes check eBay to see if there are any neat and tidy Persol sunglasses available and always there is a book that pops up in the search because the author's surname is Persol - "Woman. You need to hear this".

    Curiosity got the better of me today, so I swooped in for a closer look ...only to discover a whole world of crazy.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Woman-Yo...pt=AU_Non_Fiction_Books_2&hash=item3f1123cecf

    He writes, "Abuse is inevitable when purpose is not known". I'm sorry, that sort of thing is just going to get you a well-deserved kick in the nuts.
     


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    When they told me they were getting brown Carmina double monks (on the Simpson last) in, I was so excited that I kept calling them daily to check if the shipment had arrived. I expected this.

    As you would have seen, the reality is very different and I was extremely disappointed when I saw them so much so that I went straight to Herringbone and bought a pair of the suede Lowndes.

    On the plus side, I have a pair of Carmina dubmonks enroute to me right now from The Armoury. Can't wait!
     


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    Make sure you don't tell him the purpose of the kick when you deliver it to him.
     


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    The Armoury has some new Drakes ties in its e-shop, including... the famed Armoury tie (Drakes navy twill with the Armoury Lion on the back blade).

    The Shantungs and Tussahs are also tempting.
     
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    :) It would add to his "personal experiences, and creative dramatization of truth"
     


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    walked into DJ to try an MJ bale suit on...38 fits perfectly, sleeve length is perfect, length is perfect and waist is perfect. couldn't fault it! $720! although it was the MIC Classics collection...
     


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    MJ Bale are pretty good.
     


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    Been to that place under Suncorp building for a while, tried Rekaris today and have to say it is now my goto place for topying.
    $35 decent job with nails added to the toe tip. Gave my suedes a quick water proofing before handing the shoes back too.
     
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    $35 for topying is cheap. Plus with nail on the toe top ! How is the finish around the edges ? I have tried few different places and finally went to Coombs. Coombs charge $45 for topying ...but the job they do is just amazing.I was surprised to see how clean the edges were. Huge difference than my local guys at Hornsby ($35).
     


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    In todays Fin Review BOSS magazine there is a usual page on DRESS CODE where they feature a person and do a small profile Q&A on their clothes and professional dress codes.

    Today is Neurosurgeon Dr Peter Spittaler - looking ok enough and recommending MTM from Zegna as a one stop shop.

    As well as a good snide snark at Orthopods there is one nice answer;
    Whats your style advice for young doctors?

    A= Good quality shoes, but thats a bit of a cliche. I bought a pair of Churches brogues in 85. They have been resoled but they're still alive.

    Sadly down the back of the mag there a profile of a super confident Head of Saatchi & Saatchi where the young dude is wearing a dark ( black?) suit with white open necked shirt and brown lace up brogues - with no laces.

    Well there you go I suppose.
     
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