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post #16351 of 53842
Honestly, CBD all the time is boring. Say, as much as I acknowledge the resourcefulness of someone like Manton, I find such adherence to CBD suffocating.
post #16352 of 53842
Meh, I don't know. Most people (men) don't give a shit what they wear, and they don't find that 'boring'; they don't even think about it. It's not boring or exciting; it's not anything. Does being 'into' menswear have to mean that you care enough / think about it enough to get bored by CBD? (I genuinely don't know the answer to this.)
post #16353 of 53842
I think the main problem with that look is that it looks like it would be damn uncomfortable..

He is the figurehead for the company and I'm sure part of the reason he dresses the way he does is because it is unique (at least here in Aus) and increases interest in and creates publicity for his operation... it makes people (even us) talk about it.

Imagine what the average joe thinks when they see him in that sort of get up. Smart thinking.
post #16354 of 53842
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I think the main problem with that look is that it looks like it would be damn uncomfortable..
He is the figurehead for the company and I'm sure part of the reason he dresses the way he does is because it is unique (at least here in Aus) and increases interest in and creates publicity for his operation... it makes people (even us) talk about it.
Imagine what the average joe thinks when they see him in that sort of get up. Smart thinking.

yeah - the average joe streetwear loves uber skinny.

maybe PJ is like the pied piper, luring them in with uber skinny and casual shoes before indoctrinating into CBD??
post #16355 of 53842
I agree with CEP - the guy is obviously incredibly skilled and is more than capable of creating a traditional CBD cut, but lord jesus mother of mercy... think of yourself as walking billboard

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Finally got to go and check out the Henry Bucks sale and surprisingly managed to get two ties I'd been after for awhile now - a Hackett houndstooth tie and a Paolo Albizatti navy grenadine tie with white 'double stripes'. I've got two weddings to attend shortly and was planning to wear a black grenadine tie if I wasn't able to get a wedding tie beforehand but this houndstooth will do nicely.

 

I also saw the Edward Green shoes and none of them appealed to me - a brown oxford on display was actually in my size but I couldn't be bothered to try it.

 

On the different note, I also got some very interesting pics of the Block Arcade so it's been a good day smile.gif

post #16357 of 53842
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post


I also saw the Edward Green shoes and none of them appealed to me - a brown oxford on display was actually in my size but I couldn't be bothered to try it.

Let me get this straight Gerry. You saw actual shoes but you didn't buy them? confused.gif
post #16358 of 53842
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Finally got to go and check out the Henry Bucks sale and surprisingly managed to get two ties I'd been after for awhile now - a Hackett houndstooth tie and a Paolo Albizatti navy grenadine tie with white 'double stripes'. I've got two weddings to attend shortly and was planning to wear a black grenadine tie if I wasn't able to get a wedding tie beforehand but this houndstooth will do nicely.

 

I also saw the Edward Green shoes and none of them appealed to me - a brown oxford on display was actually in my size but I couldn't be bothered to try it.

 

On the different note, I also got some very interesting pics of the Block Arcade so it's been a good day smile.gif

Nice Gerry! 

post #16359 of 53842
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I also saw the Edward Green shoes and none of them appealed to me - a brown oxford on display was actually in my size but I couldn't be bothered to try it.
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Let me get this straight Gerry. You saw actual shoes but you didn't buy them? confused.gif

A sign of the apocalypse?
post #16360 of 53842
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Let me get this straight Gerry. You saw actual shoes but you didn't buy them? confused.gif

 

Yeah, man - picked them up, looked intently at the workmanship and everything! smile.gif  In the end, I didn't like them enough to spend $895 on them.- I would have just been buying them for the name.

 

Yeah, PS, I don't know what the world is coming to. It IS 2012 after all wink.gif

 

I did see an olive tweed tie there that I really liked but couldn't think of what I'd wear it with so I left it. I might go back later and check it out again if it's still there.

post #16361 of 53842
Need some opinions on

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AQUASCUTUM-NEW-BROADGATE-Trench-Rain-Coat-NAVY-Detachable-Wool-Liner-40-Made-UK-/110920375080?pt=UK_Men_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item19d35e9b28

vs

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AQUASCUTUM-4-Edifice-SHEERWATER-Rain-Coat-NAVY-Sz-40-42-Removable-Wool-Lining-/110931706118?pt=UK_Men_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item19d40b8106

Broadgate

-35/65 cotton/poly
-removable lining
-check under collar
-slighty shorter

Sheerwater

-100% cotton
-no check under collar
-raglan sleeves
-removable lining
-slightly longer
-slightly slimmer (I think going on underarm measurements, no shoulder measurements though).
-cheaper

The sleeves are the major thing putting me off the sheerwater. I think I want non-raglan sleeves. Looks a bit cleaner. On the other hand I think 100% cotton would be nice, although not essential and possibly less waterproof. The Sheerwater is significantly cheaper too. Not sure I like the under collar check of the Broadgate. Hmm...
post #16362 of 53842
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

I agree with CEP - the guy is obviously incredibly skilled and is more than capable of creating a traditional CBD cut, but lord jesus mother of mercy... think of yourself as walking billboard

I like that picture actually. Seems somewhat Tongue in cheek when if you read description.



I though all EGs are $795? $200 for Loakes are pretty decent though.
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I though all EGs are $795? $200 for Loakes are pretty decent though.

 

You're probably right but I still didn't like them enough to pay that price for them.

post #16364 of 53842
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

-cheaper
The sleeves are the major thing putting me off the sheerwater. I think I want non-raglan sleeves. Looks a bit cleaner. On the other hand I think 100% cotton would be nice, although not essential and possibly less waterproof. The Sheerwater is significantly cheaper too. Not sure I like the under collar check of the Broadgate. Hmm...

Sheerwater for me. Have always preferred a raglan on a trench. Not as clean a line as the other one, but just a personal preference.
post #16365 of 53842
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

The sleeves are the major thing putting me off the sheerwater. I think I want non-raglan sleeves. Looks a bit cleaner. On the other hand I think 100% cotton would be nice, although not essential and possibly less waterproof. The Sheerwater is significantly cheaper too. Not sure I like the under collar check of the Broadgate. Hmm...

My view is that raglan sleeves are preferable on a trench, not just because they're 'traditional' but because they sit better over a variety of jackets with potentially differing shoulder treatments, or no jacket at all, which can move your effective shoulder point. With a set in sleeve if the shoulder point doesn't match closely enough with what's underneath they can sit strangely.
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