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I'd buy that RB windowpane in a heartbeat if their suits weren't cut like something Visy would make.
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

don't you belong to the commonwealth?
prince philipp, prince michael of kent... ...not?

The only times Australians ever pay any attention to anything the poms (English) do happen every few years when they host The Ashes (cricket).
post #14538 of 56346
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

I'd buy that RB windowpane in a heartbeat if their suits weren't cut like something Visy would make.

Seconded.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I don't think that's true at all of Australia. I've worked around banks for decades, and there is no issue wearing dark brown shoes; I've even worn light brown shoes to work no problem. I actually doubt that many of my colleagues even look at people's shoes. If they did, I would have thought they'd be more disturbed by the brick-shaped black shoes that haven't seen a polish in years than a well-maintained conservative dark brown pair of shoes.

+1 Haven't been in the industry nearly as long as CD, but have to agree. Given what I see some of my colleagues roll up to work with on their feet, I think I a pair of classic brown oxfords, blucher or even dare I say, double monks are the least of your problems. I often rock the dark brown Hallam's in the office, that said, I suppose its like all things clothing wise, it has to complement the outfit and not stand out or look out of place.

I think there seems to be a bit of 'mystique' about a higher standard of dress code in the finance industry and banking in particular. As much I dislike it, your typical banker dresses just as unfortunate as the rest of the 'smart business casual' modern day workforce. In fact, I would imagine the sight seen in a modern day bank's dealing room would make baby sartorial Jesus cry.
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I have worn brown double-monks in the Supreme Court, and I know I'm not the only one to do so...
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

A fair number of the people I see when I walk from Southern Cross Station to get to work wear slip ons, extremely pointed or square-toed shoes. You can't really blame them though - not everyone is going to go and spend a few hundred bucks on shoes and judging by the offerings at the local shoe shops, that's pretty much what's on offer.

I work at one of the US bank in Sydney. Our Ceo wears scuffed square toed shoes with 2 seems running form either side. He is at over5/6 mill a year easy. Drives Porsche carera 911 turbo convertible. I see him time to time in lift . I have only seen him the same pair of shoes every time!! Most guys at work has only one pair of black square toe shoes .
Bottom line is clothing/shoes are kind of a hobby. Most people in Australia just don't care.
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Guys, check out these sweet dance moves and men's style:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZT0wlH4y8k&
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, check out these sweet dance moves and men's style:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZT0wlH4y8k&

That was superb!

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, check out these sweet dance moves and men's style:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZT0wlH4y8k&

thanks for that. i enjoyed it.  icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Guys, check out these sweet dance moves and men's style:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZT0wlH4y8k&

That made me smile.

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Gentlemen, I have just posted a PRL 38R jacket in the classifieds, offering local pickup in Melbourne CBD.
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

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+1 Haven't been in the industry nearly as long as CD, but have to agree. Given what I see some of my colleagues roll up to work with on their feet, I think I a pair of classic brown oxfords, blucher or
even dare I say, double monks are the least of your problems. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I often rock the dark brown Hallam's in the office, that said, I suppose its like all things clothing wise, it has to complement the outfit and not stand out or look out of place.
I think there seems to be a bit of 'mystique' about a higher standard of dress code in the finance industry and banking in particular. As much I dislike it, your typical banker dresses just as unfortunate as the rest of the 'smart business casual' modern day workforce. In fact, I would imagine the sight seen in a modern day bank's dealing room would make baby sartorial Jesus cry.

the end is near...
post #14548 of 56346
Fwiw, I've been called out on brown shoes in the past. YMMV.
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Anyone interested in getting some leather for various uses? I've been conversing with a sub company of Horween in America about getting some shell to play with and am wondering if anyone else is interested in getting some to play with/to have made into leathergoods locally. They also supply various other leathers, but they have reasonably large minimum orders so we'd need a few people before we started looking at other types.

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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Fwiw, I've been called out on brown shoes in the past. YMMV.

I work in the head office of a Bank and shoes other than black are uncommon and, amongst middle and senior managers very, very uncommon. Which is not, in itself, a reason not to wear them.

Square-toed, poorly maintained black shoes are pretty common, but they don't stand out because they are black and 99% of men wear black shoes to the office.

One needs just to make a judgment about whether one wants to stand out a little, or not.

Dark brown and burgundy will stand out, but will still, in my view, present as professional - provided everything else is okay. Cigar is on the border - but I wear it with a mid-grey suit in the warmer months. Tan is definately out.
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