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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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    I go to Grand Royal Barbers in town. They have a branch at Darlinghurst as well. They are a true barber shop in ambience and services - for instance, you could get a shave there. But they have a greater range than a really traditional barber shop - that is, you could get something quite trendy if that was your thing.

    They are a bit more than your some barbers - but I have always had good service there.

    http://www.grandroyalbarbers.com.au/
     


  2. fxh

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    Pm blahman - hes starting a Korean Boy band. A tribute band - first up its practice at KTV - but hey we all gotta start some where.
     
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  3. Gerry Nelson

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    I couldn't have put it better.
     


  4. joiji

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    I very much agree with you regarding the trying on of shoes in small shops.

    I was planning to pick up at least one pair on my travels, even at a grossly inflated price, to get myself back in the black, karma wise. I don’t seem to find the markup on clothing, in comparison to shoes, quite so bad though? I know we still pay through the nose, but to a lesser extent. Which makes the shoes all the less palatable to buy over here. Maybe I should postpone my Melbourne jaunt and make it a London jaunt, or something similar.
    I’ll tackle the next bit backwards, as it seems to be simpler. I’ve ordered a couple of pairs which just tend to hurt badly after some time. I’ve a pair of Loake ‘Kew’ in black, 9.5G, which while I love, I cannot bear to wear for more than an hour, and thus will be making their way to the B&S shortly. These seem to be all wrong for my foot, both not bending in the right place for the ball of my foot, as well as just being small. They also pinch my ankle bone on one side, which is unfortunate. I’ve also a pair of Grenson boots in a dark tan (also 9.5G), which, while probably half a size small are serviceable for extended periods. I suspect the latter is due to boots tending to run wider? The best of the lot are a pair of black Barker wingtips (10G) on danite. They still pinch slightly on my left foot, but it’s only very slight. There’s a pair of these in conker calf, too.
    More than anything it just seems to be my mistakes and excitement to order biting me in the ass, with the first two pairs being too small. The Kew’s are a chisel toed shoe thought, which I’m beginning to see doesn’t suit wide fittings well? I suppose this sort of sparked my trip idea of spending a day getting well acquainted with a few brands as well as my own feet.
    I wasn’t aware RM’s made any traditional work shoes? Or are you referring to the balmoral/chukka boots they have introduced recently? I did nip out to their factory outlet not long ago, but I can’t say I like the Chelsea boot style much in comparison to more traditional half brogues/etc.
    I also can’t seem to get my head around wearing second hand shoes, which rules out op-shopping for them, unfortunately. I’d say probably the only thing I would wear second hand is jackets, as well as accessories. Wearing other pieces just doesn’t sit quite right, unfortunately for my wallet.
    Thanks for the advice regarding brown/mahogany. I was looking towards this for my next purchase, after my trip, so there were no more mistakes which caused me heartache. I've placed myself on a no spend sort of deal until I can get fitted decently. It sounds stupid but I've not been brannocked for many years, which really should have been my first point of call.


    Spoiler'd due to wall of text for those not interested.
     
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  5. md2010

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    Gents .... If anyone needs iPhone 4 screen protectors. 20 cents for 2 with free shipping aust wide. And if you like them on facebook and write the order number you will get 1 extra for free. Shipped from Sydney.
    http://www.awesomebargains.com.au/index.php

    **Shameless self-promotion.This is my website. If this is not allowed please delete**
     
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  6. blahman

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    Why tribute band? Planning to go original material.
     


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    Wow I didn't realise , count me in big time. When's the next practice?
     


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    ^^ When you can go sockless.
     


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    I read this on Zine the other week

    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/120126
     


  10. The Ernesto

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    Oscar and Felix.
     


  11. Selvaggio

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    George and Mildred
     


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    Anyone care to punt on the Sydney Grand Final yet? Just getting a sniff early.
     


  13. Pink Socks

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    Unable to make the Melbourne meetup tomorrow I am afraid, but Gerry Nelson and I were talking about a lunch meet up in the next few weeks so will post details once we get around to sorting it (work too crazy at the moment).

    Also, if anyone is ordering from A Fine Pair of Shoes (esp. with clearance on) can you order me some flat Brown laces - http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/c...roducts/80cm-dark-brown-flat-waxed-shoe-laces

    I would like to get some but shipping is not feasible for such a small purchase. Will pay postage for Australia (should only be a few dollars) or if in Melbourne will collect. Unless anyone knows somewhere to get flat laces in Melbourne/Australia?
     
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  14. bhall41

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    I am hoping at this stage to make it to tomorrow night's get together in Melbourne. What time are we meeting Gerry?

    In response to the email I received from JCrew on Tuesday alerting me to the fact that they now shipped to Australia, I sent the following email last night:

    "Thank you for the email.

    I am pleased that J Crew is now shipping to Australia. However, although the offer of free shipping is appreciated, I won't be making any purchases with J Crew unless and until your prices reflect what local customers in the USA are charged. In my view it is untenable that I should be charged a premium of approximately 50% to purchase an item from your online store, on account of the fact that I reside in Australia. I suggest that you reconsider your pricing strategy. Pricing parity is a necessary of pre-condition of me doing business with J Crew as a customer."


    I don't expect to receive a reply or, if I do, it will likely be peppered with weasel words signifying little apart from the fact that JCrew is going to see what they can get away with with regards to pricing.
     


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    Hey bhall I just did the same thing.

    God I love to rant :)
     


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