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

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Gerry

    I'm reluctant to say this in public but you know:


    1. the first step is to admit you are powerless in the grip of this need.

      then
    2. recognizing a higher power that can give strength;
    3. examining past errors with the help of a sponsor (experienced member);

      The two above are referring to me of course.

    4. making amends for these errors;
    5. learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior;
    6. helping others who suffer from the same compulsions.
     
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    :lol:
     


  3. Geoffrey Firmin

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    How long is it taking you for each pair?
     


  4. Gerry Nelson

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    [​IMG] I'll only admit it when I start trying to put a mirror shine on suede ...

    The power of the mirror is very seductive ... my precious ...

    Those ones took ages to get the original shine - must have been six or seven layers but they were done back in December last year while I was still learning how to polish. They had been worn but hadn't been polished since then so I thought it was time. All I did was put a couple of layers of wax on and then finished off using a nylon stocking to buff it off.

    Bear in mind that only the toes have a shine - the rest of it only had cream and a buff but the light makes it look as if the whole thing has has a shine. This might be a better representation:

    [​IMG]
     


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    Just pulled the trigger on some Herring Brown Churchills and some Meermin Oxford Black Captoes. Can't wait!
     


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    Great choice on the Churchills. I love the 11028 last - got two pairs on it. Brilliant.
     


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    Who do you guys recommend for a Topy and toe tap in Sydney CBD? - and how much are you paying?

    The toe on my new C&Js is wearing - FAST.
     


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    toe cap should suffice.
     


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    very well put. glad i have passed this phase already.

    "interview" is scheduled for tuesday. i wasn't in the mood this week.
     


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    Given the hype regarding Carmina's on SF I'm very interested to find my best size/last combination. Are there any shops in Melbourne with a decent range? American Tailors?
     


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    Hey guys, been lurking around this thread a while.
    As a short guy living in Melbourne, where's a good place to snag a Navy Blazer? 20 year old here, looking to flesh out his wardrobe, and at 167cm (5'6"..?) it's a real struggle with most of the brands around. I fit a 36 chest just fine but the length makes it look like I'm wearing a hand-me-down. Been recommended P. Johnson but that quality of MTM is kind of out of my price range right now. Any other suggestions?
     


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    head down to Azzaro and have a look at the loose jackets they have. they have a few different drops so you might find something suited to your frame if you get lucky.

    lucked out with a nice canali linen suit last week that was just too small. First time I've walked out of their empty handed.
     


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    This the place on Clarendon St?
     


  14. Gerry Nelson

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    This is the pair that started it all off back in December when Christian was showing me how to get a mirror shine - he'd take one shoe while I took the other and then we'd swap after 10 minutes.

    That also reminds me - Christian's offering MTO with Alfred Sargent very soon so if anyone's interested, pop into Herringbone and have a chat with him.

    This morning, just a single layer and a quick buff with a nylon stocking and they were good to go.

    C&J Connaught (This and the Monkton were the first two pairs of C&J that I bought):
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    [​IMG]

    fxh and fritzl, you don't have to worry yourselves - I don't have any other pairs of shoes that I'm planning to mirror shine [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] too good Gerry, too good.
     


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