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

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  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Jason, very sharp, man!

    blahman, those three colours would be my choice as well. The canvas does look pretty tough as well. I know what you mean about the canvas with suits but leather will push up the price unless you manage to get something secondhand. If you could wait, I'd suggest putting aside some more cash and getting something in leather - if it's any consolation, I believe you can write it off your taxes since it's for work.

    PS, thanks for the birthday wishes! Yes, I saw the Week of Suede post when you mentioned it here some time back. Great ideas there.

    Day 2 in the Week of Shell:

    [​IMG][​IMG] and a shot in the sunlight: [​IMG]

    Jacket: Polo
    Shirt: Rhodes & Beckett
    Tie: Kent Wang
    Pocket Square: Gieves & Hawkes
    Trousers: Polo
    Shoes: C&J for Ralph Lauren Marlow

    Just noticed it's a Ralph Lauren day!
     


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    For about the same price, full grain leather bags can be had from even Strandbags, Herring and Pediwear. But The styling of those is overly staple conservative (i.e boring) with flap and double pocket etc. There seems to be some sort of price/style chasm for leather bags, where you can get full grain leather bags for $160-250 easily, but then you wont get anything up-to-date in terms of styling up till $400+ mark. To make matters worse 90% of mens business bags stocked in Australia seem to be just black. Pisses me off.
     
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  3. lachyzee

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    We must be shipping different things, but personally I have never found them to be cheaper than Shipito. Shipito also has a much bigger range of shipping options, consolidation options, warehouses, multiple package discounts with couriers etc.

    The other thing that annoys me about HSG is the Paypal requirement to get their discount (which is the only thing that makes them even slightly competitive with Shipito in my experience). This means you can't use a credit card (ie 28 degrees mastercard) and are stuck with shitty Paypal exchange rates. Not a big deal on small purchases, but you start to see a large difference once you're buying anything expensive.
     


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    Are you in Sydney? Austen Brothers are doing suit, shirt, tie and links for $399. No idea as to quality, but they look okay and its close to your budget.
     


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    Can you ask ASIO for a copy of my file? Photocopy will be fine.
     


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    I Last time I checked, if you have your credit card loaded in PayPal, you can elect to be charged in foreign currency and let your credit card do the conversion.
     


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    $200 will buy you a LOT of awesome second hand leather bag on ebay. Canvas doesn't wear that well imo--it gets dirty/stained and eventually, overly soft and shapeless.

    Source: just received a great soft vintage Coach leather briefcase from ebay for under $90 shipped.
     


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    Probably more like Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. So conservative that we living with stone age infrastructure and so secretive that even they don't know what they're doing.
     
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  9. Geoffrey Firmin

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    My experience with the secret squirels is that they either A) mainly dress in grey suits or B) try and look like some sort of post uni geek. Depends on which secret squriels though.
     


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    Yup, you have that option. That reminds me to get 28 degrees card as I am currently using commbank mastercard. For small orders I tend to just use paypal rates as the fx fees are a little too high from commbank.
     


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    Ah well that is useful.

    I still think shipito is the go, having tried both.
     


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    shit those PJ cotton work pants are my size................................
     


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