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Going to Singapore soon. I'll list a few stores one might want to visit. Please feel free to add on.
Denim- Obbigoodlabel, tuckshop and sundry supplies, the denim store

#menswear- Vanda -if seconds are available, Iris Tailor
fabric (personally inexperienced)- RSK, Kong Seng Textile, Arab street

Helpful list of cafes worth trying: http://www.ladyironchef.com/2011/03/best-cafes-singapore/
(call first, a lot of the time I go all the way, only to find it closed)

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Im planning to go Rio next year for the World Cup, it'll be 1st time in that continent. Anybody got experiences or tips and etc. It'll be very helpful 

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Hi all, I'll be going to the States for a work trip soon. Anyone has any pointers about where to go and what to do? I'll be in Orange County, California for roughly a week.

 

So far, the only thing I can think of is going to the outlets, but then again, I doubt there will be much stuff for me. Do they have Aldens or Allen Edmonds in these outlets? 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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Beaver, I doubt it, its mostly designer stuff. I enjoy going to the outlet the stuff are crazy cheap. If your not into designers i suppose you can stock up on sneakers and that sort of things....... Coach is dirt cheap. If you really want AE and Alden you have to check the website they have the retailers listed on it. Im not sure but i remember trying to look it up the closest was San Francisco it could be i was looking for Filson or Randolph Engineering cant remember which. I suppose if you have the time you can drive to Leather Soul on Rodeo Drive. For sure they have Alden and much more than that.  

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There used to be a very famous porn star from Orange County. I forgot her name, but she's retired now.

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What happened to the Beach Club? I drove past it just now, on a Sunday evening, and it was closed. Did DBKL finally close it down?

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Bangkok is beautiful. It has a liveliness that KL lacks (perhaps due to KL being familiar), and the people are nice. Not Malaysian nice-to-white-people-only nice, but really nice.

 

On another note: I'll be going to a conference in Vienna in March. Maybe bringing the wife, thinking of travelling around there. Thoghts?

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Hello all. Making a trip to the mecca of menswear - Italy.

 

Rome - Florence - Venice. Maybe a trip down to Milan for a day.

 

Just trying to shamelessly crowd source some noteworthy places to go to - places to eat, drink and of course #menswear.

 

I'll drop by Liverano's atelier in Florence, even if its just to fondle the merchandise :)

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Don't miss out Nerbone in Mercato Centrale in Florence. Their pig's stomach filled buns are at best intriguing but the other hot food they serve is excellent. For a fuss free dinner, head to Trattoria da Gratella for a massive serving of Bistecca alla Fiorentina and ribollita soup. Nearby to it is a really good pasta restaurant, I Tozzo di Pane.

 

Be sure to buy tickets to the Uffizi in advance. The online reservation fee of > 10 euros is worth it as you'll either end up waiting in line for 2-3 hours or buying tickets from a tout. I'll also set aside some time (and quite a bit of money) for Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella which is one of the world's oldest pharmacies still in operation. While some of their products are also available in London and New York,it's substantially cheaper in Florence and the shop/church itself is an attraction by itself. If wine is your thing, vineyard tours where you end up drinking enough Chianti to last for a week, can also be arranged.

 

In Venice,forget what people say about the gondola being a rip-off.Yes, it's a rip-off and somewhat kitsch but do yourself a favour and go for a little scoot. You may wish to stay in Murano or Burano where things are slightly less touristy and you can still reach the main attractions by vaparetto in 20 minutes. The pigeons in Piazza San Marco are NASTY. Don't go near them - I remember seeing them eating one of their comrades who died mid-flight.

 

I think it takes more than a day to appreciate Milano but if that's all the time you have, you must spend the evening partaking in the popular aperitivo culture. At around 6-8 p.m, many bars will have a spread of charcuterie that you're free to eat if you bought a drink. To blend in, order an aperol spritz or negroni. You should have been well acquainted with the former if you spent a couple of days in Venice.

 

I have nothing much to say about Rome other than to avoid self-service restaurants near the Vatican. 

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Even more epic response.

 

Thanks mamzer - I appreciate the time it took to write that.

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Milano actually has been the real mecca of tailor starting from the 50s and also in its traditions, before the austrians with the "Accademia dei Sartori". Giuseppe Garibaldi had been the president of the unione milanese sarti and all the greatest tailoring houses were in Milano.

 

Beside this, I suggest you to spend some days in Milano as it is, with very much probability, the most hidden city within the italian territory.

This is due to the fact that it was a town just like all the other "cities" such as Firenze, Venezia, Napoli, but with the industrialisation it has been covered and hidden by new old buildings, and some of those 2 floors buildings were substituted by 4 or 5 floors buildings. Still you can see this type of evolutions in the historical centre where the old time villas mix with the bauhaus and postwar structures. So my advise is to get lost in the historical centre, take a walk in its narrow streets and admire the old time beauty of Milano, I'm sure you will not regret it. Milano it is not only a fashion city.

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Hey gents making a trip to LA and San Fran in mid June for a company trip. I'm taking some time off to visit the area since i've never been to the US, quite exited for the trip. I have more time in San Fran then LA , any tips of places on and off the beaten track i should check out? So far i've thought of checking out the Alden store and the Gustin Warehouse. Suggestions are very welcomed.

 

 

*if you need a mule i may be able to accommodate*

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Berlin is great for thrifting, I found. Also excellent for workwear. There's a few streets around Mitte that were packed with menswear vintage/thrift/workwear places. 

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