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

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  1. fox81

    fox81 Senior member

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    yer, but how much is that beer? i paid 25 dollars for two fairly standard variety pints last week.
     
  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    FTFAJ and I thought paying $18 for 2 Corona's at a bar in Canberra was grim.
     
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    Sapporos last night were $9.50 a bottle - then I pass a bottle-o in the morning that has a sign outside saying Sapporo six-pack $16.00

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    Japanese beer is so fucking overrated (and overpriced).

    A young buddy of mine who lives in NYC swears by his hip flask. Go to a trendy bar, order something cheap and sit on it while sneaking cheeky nips from the flask to keep your buzz going.
     
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    What about $15 for a bloody ABC shot :fu:
     
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    Australian Born Chinese..?
     
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    Someone doesn't know how to party :facepalm:
     
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    Absinthe, Bacardi, Chartreuse ...
     
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    As I understand it (although I could be wrong), it's not the hat itself that shrinks, but the leather band inside the hat. I've had two Akubras and both have shrunk a bit - but then again, both of them were stockman's hats and I wore both of them hiking/camping/out in the bush so I did sweat quite a lot. If you just wear them around the city and don't sweat as much, the chance of shrinkage might be smaller.

    Also, as noted, it is possible to stretch the sweatband out a bit again if it gets too tight.
     
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    Buying Coronas is always grim. :D


    Sapporos are nice, except in Australia it's Canadian beer you're buying. :mad:
     
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    Thanks Jason / Geoff for the advice
     
  12. California Dreamer

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    I'm feeling the cold a bit these days, so rugged up a bit this morning.

    Jacket: tweed sportscoat of mysterious origin
    Shirt: Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece OCBD
    Tie: Pal Zileri
    Square: Liberty of London
    Scarf: 100% Alpaca, anonymous brand
    Slacks: Paul Smith navy wool dress slacks
    Belt (not shown): burgundy with goldtone buckle, from Rose St market
    Watch: Raymond Weil
    Socks: Nagrani
    Shoes: Santoni FAM burgundy monks

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  13. Plestor

    Plestor Senior member

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    Was too lazy to take picks but because everyone is doing it...

    Navy self & pinstripe 2B suit (VBC) -- MBT
    Light Blue End on End shirt -- Deer
    Navy pindot tie -- Henry Bucks :confused:
    Forest green Barethra braces -- Albert Thurston
    " " Cotton OTC socks -- Viccell (winter)
    Gladstone 202 black calf -- EG TD
    linen pocket square -- Gshen (pre Vanda)


    On EG, the 202 isn't overly narrow IME... But then again its the most conservative of EG's lasts.

    Also I suppose I'm out of the RTW loop but do people acutally import (new from an offical stockist) that much from brands that have distribution in australia**?

    **That are likely to take this kind of action.

    Eta:

    Does anyone have any comments re: diffrent acorn fabrics?
     
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    jobro Senior member

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    Yes.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. They do look nice at that price point. Carmina is more expensive but I wonder how they compare as both are Spanish. Spain got some of the nicest leather
     
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