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

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  1. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    I'll pay that.

    How so?
     


  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    G'day guys, for your viewing pleasure and further discussion are 2 mock ups based on the emblems everyone seems to like. I'm hoping these mock ups might persuade a few more of you to jump on board, though we are at the 10 min already.

    Colours can be mucked around with fairly easily.

    Click to enlarge. Let me know some thoughts.

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  3. lennier

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    Not sure how adding additional analog distortion on top of digital compression artifacts 'improves' anything but then what people like the sound of is of course highly subjective. As long as they don't try to call it 'high fidelity'. :)
     
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    Both look great, nice that we are going to get something unique and a little quirky with an Australian feel. My preference is the wattle (sorry Blahman, appreciate the effort), it is classic, classy and distinct. Front of back blade is a great call. All praise to Henry Carter!

    I believe Fox umbrellas are also available at Henry Bucks and P Johnson in South Melbourne. Always think to get one when I need it (though it does not rain that much compared to home and I cycle everyday anyway. I have a Fulton and it is still going strong after many years. This is the one I think - http://fultonumbrellas.com/shop/mens-walking-commissioner-G807-black.html.
     


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    Looking good Jason. One suggestion I have is to position the emblem further up the blade from the tip. Reason being that the shorter of our members may well end up tucking the end of the blade out of sight when tied in single (or even double for some) FIH, so it would be good to maximise the chance that it remains visible.

    Count me in for one on the basis of the current options, too, with a preference for the wattle option I think.

    Are there any plans to identify it with Styleforum in any way ('SF' around or nearby it for instance) or is the current preference to keep it 'secret'?
     


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    Well, the theory is that the particular analog distortion created by the tube pre (often referred to as 'warmth') balances out the 'harshness' created by the digital compression. Sounds like a gimmick, but It works to my ears - up to a point.

    For example, I subscribe to a digital streaming service. When I use it at work, in the car - I don't care about the sound quality that much. If I play it through my main system at home, I think the tube pre helps a bit....but, the main problem is not harshness. It's the rather flat dynamics and lack of depth that bugs me - which no amount of analog schmanalog is going to fix.

    So I just stick to higher quality source material and leave the tube circuit turned off.
     


  7. Gerry Nelson

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    I like it, joiji! What are the shoes?

    This.

    When setting up a home recording studio, the priority should be room treatment even before you start looking at mics, preamps, etc. Unfortunately, that's not as sexy as the latest and greatest equipment.
     


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    heh

    Took the words right out....

    Tubes will "warm" up a sound - or add a distortion that some people actually like. I don't mind it sometimes - I have a jukebox for my old singles - I think they sound just right running on an old mechanical turntable, crappy stylus, wobbly heavy arm and filtered through tubes and 6 small tweeter like speakers and two huge 12"+ boomy bass speakers plus the rattly jukebox itself vibrating and humming. But I don't kid myself its hi-fi.
     


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    +1 on Tissot. I bought a Tissot Le Locle Auto on Amazon for around $400 a while ago, which I'm quite happy with.

    I also have a Christopher Ward Malvern C5. Good price and a nice-looking watch, but it hasn't gone the distance. The crown is knackered already and the first service cost 50% of the price of the watch. My watchmaker was scathing about it's quality.
     


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    Rather tempted to pop in to the Woollahra store tomorrow. Did you get the 20% off promo? I believe it is active.
     


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    Nice find that turntable.

    I have a wall full of vinyl, about 3,000, that I hardly ever play. Some is even stacked away in boxes now.
    I do still play CDs, because they are easy to store and portable for car and other rooms. And I have lots of legacy stuff for CDs in most rooms and also back deck and garage and office. All separate.

    But even CDs don't get played all that much as DAB+ is very handy.

    There is a DAB+ plugged into the mains system and one in the office - which are the two best systems. The variety on digital is great with ABC Jazz, Country, Classical, plus PBS and 3RRR and now with digital the music on ABC RN sounds good - even 774 is in stereo. If thats not enough the DBA radio connects to the net to play all the millions of specialist* radio stations as well as BBC4 and podcasts etc.

    * which means you can listen to Cajun or zydeco only, or blues or film music or french folk or bluegrass etc 24/7 if you want. Theres even a 24/7 Bob channel which plays only Bob - it includes bootlegs and live so it does have a lot of variety. I have long had a bit of a thing for Exotica/Lounge/Tiki and theres several channels that only play that.
     
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    Just the more casual, less refined nature of the outfit.
     
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    x-post. waiting for the train after being at a client site all day. Gotta love spending 7.5 hours in Excel.

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    Very much so. Just trying to match the general level of casual around me, really. The limited nature of a student wardrobe doesn't help either :p
     


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    Not criticising it with the dr who comment, it just reminds me of it. I quite like it actually and a lot better than the trainwreck that are some of the MC Casuals.
     


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