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

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  1. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    I have a Filson Field Satchel which I bought from Solomon Brothers in Huston back at the end of 2007. The price for it then was only $600 US or it could have been cheaper. The bag its self is great, functional and serves me well for work.
     
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  2. Gerry Nelson

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    ZOMG! Paul Michael Glaser posts in our thread!

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  4. Gerry Nelson

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    Dude, you just blew my mind! Now, THAT's scary. That said, I always liked his character better than David Soul's.
     


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    The article itself caught my attention and I would love to just spear tackle Ms Grant off her moral high horse.

    "When I asked Tom Ballard his thoughts on why gay male comics can get away with misogyny (for example, doing jokes about how revolting they find vaginas) he replied, “...I wouldn't say that someone saying that they're disgusted by vaginas is necessarily misogynist; it could just be them being brutally honest.”
    I know Tom and I know he cares about women; his routines often point out the hypocrisy of discrimination against them. However, this may be an example of what Peter is talking about—it's not deliberate sexism, it's simply not always recognising it for what it is.
    Honesty does not cancel out misogyny. Finding vaginas revolting is hating something that is exclusively female. We would be horrified by a straight man saying such a thing and yet we exempt gay males from the same scrutiny. That doesn't do either us or gay men any favours and it excludes them from the mainstream debate."

    Finding vaginas disgusting is not sexism. Just because females exclusively have them does not mean hating them is sexism. Just step back a bit and objectively see what vaginas (well, vulva) look like and what they do. I would find them disgusting too if I don't want stick my penis in them. I find other peoples penises disgusting too. Geeeeeeeeez.

    and that is also what I think, including how unfunny she actually is:

    "Of course sexism in comedy is not exclusive to men. Please find me a female comic who does not based half of their jokes on how awful men are. And we have all heard women joke about how ugly penises and scrotums are. Corrine I think you have failed to understand what comedy is really about. I never saw you as a comedian anyway, so I don't expect you to understand."
     


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    Quoted the quote you quoted because it's so true. As much as I hate to admit it, she's not really that funny.
     


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    Prior to this diatribe I found her humour similar to swallowing glass....somewhat unpleasant...so reached for the remote every time. She's grasping for relevance its that simple.

    Lets find something else to discuss this week. Checked out Cranes over the break, looks ok. Am guessing that members here recommend them?

    Also had a look over Cotton Works...seems many of you here endorse them and are happy with your experience. Am blown away each day by the 'reach' you all have to great products. My Bookmarks file has not seen so much activity in months and months. Priority this week is Grenadine from Henry Carter and Deer Style at some stage. So much to see, so little time.
     


  8. Windowpane1967

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    Thought I would share these with you, they arrived in the email inbox today - some interesting developments that must be worrying the retailers here in Australia.

    Hope the links work for you -

    Zara: Changes Are in Store, but What Will They Mean for the Retail Chain

    http://www.wharton.universia.net/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&id=2190&language=english

    Inditex Dazzles its Competitors Again

    http://www.wharton.universia.net/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&id=1050&language=english



    Some very interesting developments here...themes such as "The Customer Rules", transparency, authenticity, shopping experiences!! .... themes I have banged on about here previously. The Zara business model is worth watching and if I were DJs, Myer, Sportsgirl, etc etc Id be @#$% bricks.
     
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  9. I am DIL

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    I always muted her consistently shitty monologues on ABC's Glasshouse.
     


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    Very interesting articles about Zara. I've been to the shop in Bourke St, Melbourne a few times and always thought that there was something there that I would be happy to buy. The closest I've gotten so far is a Massimo Dutti belt from Malaysia which sees a ton of use.

    The place is laid out well and the assistants aren't in your face.


    On another note, are we on for lunch tomorrow? Hope everyone's keeping warm on this 14 degree Melbourne day!
     
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    Yeah very true. Other challenge for fathers with daughters is the change room situation - geesh. I sat on the bench outside the change rooms on a few occasions waiting for the princess to try several get ups, only to be asked by security to "not sit on the displays"...hahahah!!! Anyway, ended up chatting with several other fathers all doing the same. Major development could be the inclusion of a fathers den where we all wait on a line of Chesterfields, wallets at the ready, perhaps somewhere near to the checkouts.
     


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    I know that some stores in london have the "boyfriend and husbands" area. A long couch with sky sports football playing so that the WAGS can shop to their hearts content whilst the blokes sit around and watch the football.

    Good business if you ask me....
     


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    Isn't it called the kitchen?












    Just kidding!
     


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