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

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  1. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    Can never find Pocket Squares/Handkerchiefs/whatever they are called in Op Shops....must be visiting the wrong ones....
     
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    If it is not too much of an assault on your masculinity, maybe try looking through the ladies' scarves - if they exist, most likely that's where you'll find them.
     
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    +1
     
  4. California Dreamer

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    There are two ways of telling poly from silk

    1. Set fire to it. If it smells of feathers or hair, it's silk. If it smells like burning plastic, it's poly. Make sure not to burn it completely; you can still hide the burnt bit inside your pocket.
    2. Chuck it against a brick wall. If it sticks, it's silk. The threads that are left behind when you peel it off the wall won't be missed.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    agreed. the few op shops i've been to in the inner west sydney have zero pocket squares. will try womens section [​IMG]
     
  6. Windowpane1967

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    fxh - spot on yet again. Have had reason to visit this shop in BNE for some very very nice silks, where they cut me a piece, and for a small fee hand sow the edges. What I like is that the hankies are unique and not near as expansive as like quality, ie Zegna at $145 a hanky. The silks they have at this shop are truly some of the most beautiful (expensive) fabrics you will find. However, remember, for a hanky you not buying a large piece....obviously.

    For those of you in BNE maybe worth a visit next time you at the Emporium -http://www.allamoda.com.au/
     
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    Cheers for the heads up, I'll have to have a look. Do they have any suiting or shirting fabrics?
     
  8. Pink Socks

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    Actually usually try this too but might have to look harder...in my pink socks (hoping my masculinity can take the hit).
     
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    bad photo of the Canali's. Not a flattering side angle, but the top down shot shows the shape.
     
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    No, not really. They top end dressmakers for the well healed during Private School Semi Formal and Formal hunting season. If you drop into the Emporium check out Mitchell Ogilve's casual shop, just leave your wallet at home...you have been warned!!! He drives a brand new Bentley not because he's doing any favours cost wise. Its good to look, try on...but go grab a coffee at Buzz, its worth the walk.

    Any feedback from members visits to Paul Smith's new colleseum in Collins Street? Interested in your feedback.
     
  11. California Dreamer

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    Just arrived today, a recent acquisition from eBay. Crockett and Jones handgrade Aintree. These are on the 337 last, same as my Audleys.

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    Hahah i was going to buy these at $99.

    HOw was the condition, they looked a little too beat up for me to purchase

    you look as thought you did a good job at cleaning them up
     
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    That's the price I got them at.

    Condition was pretty good, really. Couple of minor scuffs on the heel, and a slight scratch on the vamp of one of them. Nothing noticeable. Pretty new soles and heels.

    I think they'd been given a polish before being shipped, but a gave them a good dose of Renovateur and then a few goes over the toes with Saphir wax.
     
  14. RemyMichel

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    Yeah it said that they were resoled.

    Well done! im slightly jealous now!
     
  15. RemyMichel

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    Recent Purchases

    L: Alfred Sergent braided tassle loafers
    R: Canali brown/burgandy loafers

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    Below a pair of tan Cucinelli suede desert style boots, bargain $1080 down to $200!!!
    not that i can imagine that these would be $1080 in store

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    Half a size to small but they have stretched out within 2 days
     
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