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post #18496 of 57246
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey guys just wondering if you think I could wear these: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2345
 (got em 2 days ago) casually e.g. denim,chinos, casual shirts etc. (and should I go sockless or colourful socks?) Thanks

Is there ever any doubt.

Fuck yeah I could do that. How cool is it - just leave out socks. No cost. Look Mum - No Socks. Aww but all the cool kids are allowed to!

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post #18497 of 57246
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey guys just wondering if you think I could wear these: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2345 (got em 2 days ago)

casually e.g. denim,chinos, casual shirts etc. (and should I go sockless or colourful socks?)

 

P.S.

Any news on T.M. Lewin Casual line, where can I try out at Melbourne (heard they weren't stocked at the Melbourne Myer's yet).

 

Thanks

I'd love to see some pics of these if possible.

post #18498 of 57246
If you wore those shoes without socks you'd look like a goose.
post #18499 of 57246
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

If you wore those shoes without socks you'd look like a goose.

This is true. They're whole cuts. If you were after a casual, sock less style, then driving loafers or any loafer would suit more.
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IMO anything leather with full laces looks stupid without socks.
post #18501 of 57246

I'm about to wash a pair of sand colour DBs for the third time.

One things the nice young , possibly even sockless, guys at PTO didn't mention is that when washing use warm , not hot water, and you must brush the dirt out first - dry - then make sure there is plenty of lather.

Which you apply two or three times and wash off each time. Its the lather that gets the dirt off. Make sure the lather is a thick paste not thin. Its the thick paste that gets off the gunk. Just like washing your hands prior to surgery. Its the thick paste that gets rid of the germs.

A non perfumed hair shampoo, Baby Shampoo, is best to use on suede.

Try not to get them wet inside!

Stuff them with newspaper afterwards and leave in a warm dry spot, NOT NEAR A HEATER for a day or so to dry.
post #18502 of 57246
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

If you wore those shoes without socks you'd look like a goose.
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

This is true. They're whole cuts. If you were after a casual, sock less style, then driving loafers or any loafer would suit more.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

IMO anything leather with full laces looks stupid without socks.

What a bunch of old fuddy duddy spoilsports.

The Harvey Normans of the sartorial world.

This is what is holding Australia back!

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post #18503 of 57246
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey guys just wondering if you think I could wear these: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2345 (got em 2 days ago)

casually e.g. denim,chinos, casual shirts etc. (and should I go sockless or colourful socks?)

 

P.S.

Any news on T.M. Lewin Casual line, where can I try out at Melbourne (heard they weren't stocked at the Melbourne Myer's yet).

 

Thanks

 

You could do those shoes w/socks and mixed separates but thats as far as Id be able to personally dress them down.

 

Pressed conservatively coloured chinos, shirt, navy blazer

 

If you want suede lace ups for more casual then id go lighter in colour in maybe a full brogue/longwing style 

 

Otherwise ditch the laces and go a penny loafer/driving loafer/boat shoe etc

post #18504 of 57246
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Hey guys just wondering if you think I could wear these: http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2345
 (got em 2 days ago)
casually e.g. denim,chinos, casual shirts etc. (and should I go sockless or colourful socks?)

Personally speaking, I prefer my suede shoes to have some detailing on them, such as a captoe, rather than being wholecuts. However, they are nice shoes and I think that they would look good.

I'd tend to wear them with socks (rather than without), and I think that they would go really well with both cotton chino pants and with woollen trousers (grey, navy, beige, air force blue etc). Personally, I wouldn't wear them with jeans although I suppose that they could go with a pair of slim, dark jeans.
post #18505 of 57246

On ya fxh.  Yeah its true I'm yet to fully grow up - never quite left adolscence (deplorable). However I would like to fudge it & dress like a grownup for clients. CUFFLINKS: yes...need lots feed back here...I will unveil my own products in due course (already being made and online) but want to get loads unbiased ideas  - rather than just comment on existing stuff.   GO GO GO
 

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I started my day by accidentally picking up the wrong spray bottle and applying large amounts of suede protector to my underarm before noticing.Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post


Yeah well..I picked up a tube of jock itch reliever (or so I thought) one dark night and rubbed colgate flouride over me nether regions.  unbelievable whiteness!

post #18507 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I used to buy Ganton shirts a decade or so ago, when they were still made in Australia. To be quite frank, they weren't very good then - the collar band was low, the collar was fused with permanent collar stays, the construction quality was mediocre and the fit was baggy. Things might have improved since them, but I'm not too optimistic.
Similarly, I had an Edward Stripe shirt that was made in Australia quite a few years ago (although I understand that most of their shirts are now made in Vietnam) and whilst it was better than Ganton, it still wasn't great - the collar was stiff and lifeless, the cut was baggy, and the construction was better than Ganton but still not great.
I realise that you want to buy Australian-made products, and that is commendable, but instead of paying high prices for stuff that is made overseas for companies such as Thomas Pink, have you considered paying low prices for stuff that is made overseas?
Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin shirts commonly sell for GBP 25 each (in a 4 for GBP 100 deal) and are equal in quality to Thomas Pink. TM Lewin is stocked in some Myer (?) stores and they've just opened a stand-alone store in Sydney. Charles Tyrwhitt is (or was, at least) also stocked in some Myer or DJs so you could possibly try them on before buying to establish whether it fits you or not. Both companies have excellent, easy to use e-commerce sites and have very generous return policies.
Whilst the symmetry of the ties needs some improvement, I think that it's a commendable first attempt - certainly better than I could ever hope to do - and I hope that you keep on practising so as to refine the shape.
With regard to purchasing "off the rack" ties, I'm happy to pay $100 or a bit more for ties from places such as Vanda in Singapore, as their ties are entirely hand-made, to a very high standard, and they are a small, "boutique" operation. There are plenty of places to pick up inexpensive ties - for example, new-with-tags RL Polo ties, which are made in Italy and are usually very nice, can often be found on eBay for $30-$40 each, and the same goes for Brooks Brothers ties (which are made in their NY factory).

+ 1 on the Lewin and Tyrwhitt - they last a year or so, look good, have nice fabrics but, after that they go the brothers in law.  Dont think they are a shirt made to last a long time like for example an Eton, but then at 10 times the cost its what one would expect from an Eton.  Hope to find some Charvet in Hong Kong, not looking promising.

post #18508 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Perhaps it's time to retire the French Cuff...


French cuffs have an elegance and beauty about them that the utilitarian barrel cuff will never possess.

(But only if they're done up)

 

 

Too too true.  The contradiction is, most cufflinks sold are cheap...ie cheap in look if not in price.  My guess is that they are bought on impulse but don't get much use.  A beautiful french cuff/shirt etc needs to be complemented by real quality cufflinks - classic silver etc - not gimmiks or bling. 

post #18509 of 57246

Got my Owen and James shirt, it fits absolutely perfectly, will definitely be ordering some more soon. Thanks heaps.

 

Any chance of a blue oxford down the track?

post #18510 of 57246
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Originally Posted by davodiva View Post


French cuffs have an elegance and beauty about them that the utilitarian barrel cuff will never possess.

(But only if they're done up)

 

 

Too too true.  The contradiction is, most cufflinks sold are cheap...ie cheap in look if not in price.  My guess is that they are bought on impulse but don't get much use.  A beautiful french cuff/shirt etc needs to be complemented by real quality cufflinks - classic silver etc - not gimmiks or bling. 

 

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Originally Posted by davodiva View Post

On ya fxh.  Yeah its true I'm yet to fully grow up - never quite left adolscence (deplorable). However I would like to fudge it & dress like a grownup for clients. CUFFLINKS: yes...need lots feed back here...I will unveil my own products in due course (already being made and online) but want to get loads unbiased ideas  - rather than just comment on existing stuff.   GO GO GO
 

 

So you're ditching the jeans and tee for a french cuff + bling?

 

I think i have a french shirt from about 10 years ago buried in my wardrobe and also a dinner shirt with studs.

 

I can see the value of the bling factor on the dinner shirt however I much prefer the simplicity and practicality of a nice button for every day wear.

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