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Belt up: Stockade Leather

A shout-out to a good shop which doesn't have a web site of its own: About once every decade I buy a belt. They last that long -- I get them from a place in Elsternwick called Stockdale Stockade Leather (552 Glen Huntly Road), which I'm amazed is still in business because their stuff is so resilient -- they must get a lot of repeat business. It looks rather like their belts are made i

Clothes, Working life

Shirts

A bit over a year ago I stopped wearing a tie to work, mostly because nobody else at work wears a tie. When you wear ties, they can be the distinguishing feature in your work attire. When the tie is gone, it's harder to get away with, for instance, wearing white shirts every day. So I've bought a bunch of different coloured/striped/checked shirts. Stocktake sale time is a good time to st