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post #18646 of 58045
Gents, here are some photos of yesterday's outfit:

Details:
- Borrelli shirt;
- Marinella tie;
- Brooks Brothers wool/silk blend odd jacket in navy;
- Herringbone trousers; and
- Edward Green Berkeley punch captoes in Edwardian Antique on the 606 last.
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post #18647 of 58045
...And here are some photos of today's outfit:

Details:
- Deer Style royal oxford shirt in pale blue with cutaway collar;
- Panta "garza grossa" forest green grenadine tie;
- brown cotton trousers;
- Brooks Brothers jacket; and
- Loake 1880 two-eyelet bluchers in tan.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








post #18648 of 58045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

...And here are some photos of today's outfit:
Details:
- Deer Style royal oxford shirt in pale blue with cutaway collar;
- Panta "garza grossa" forest green grenadine tie;
- brown cotton trousers;
- Brooks Brothers jacket; and
- Loake 1880 two-eyelet bluchers in tan. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



 

 

Jacket and trousers too tight, need to lose weight, material is ugly, tie doesn't match, shoes don't fit ... but enough about me, I think your two outfits look good! smile.gif

 

I especially like that Panta tie!

post #18649 of 58045

nice outfit JM. is this typically one of your non court days?  :D

post #18650 of 58045

I was at a wedding and dropped some food on a brand new tie (a nice silk 7 fold herringbone tie, 2nd time wearing it) and my wife lovingly grabbed a napkin drenched in water and scrubbed it in. I now have a dark spot on my tie. It's not food but a water stain i think.

Does anyone know of a good dry cleaner in Sydney that could take care of it?

post #18651 of 58045
JM nice fits, but they really scream autumn/winter to me not spring.

@windowpane. We are just sitting around relaxing most of the day in Sanctuary Point in Jervis Bay, doing a bit of fishing and plenty of eating, reading and not much else so I'm not getting in trouble! Besides, businesses don't run themselves unfortunately, even when on holidays. There are always emails to respond to etc.
post #18652 of 58045
http://www.theage.com.au/executive-style/style/style-from-the-ground-up-20120828-24ye4.html
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Deborah Thomas judges a man by his shoes. "On a number of levels, in fact," says the publishing executive. "The design of them, how they're kept, the colour ... you can tell a lot about a man from his shoes."

Public relations director Effie Young believes a man's shoes say "everything about his self esteem and his personality". Marketer Murray Chenery puts a lot of thought into his choice of footwear (and socks) after realising the wisdom of his executive wife's maxim "look first at a man's eyes and then his shoes". Style starts from the ground up.

So too does commonsense and unfortunately this is at the opposite end of the spectrum to fashion, according to podiatrist Alex Adam. Much of his work is devoted to the crippled feet of businessmen who favour dress shoes designed for the slim European foot.

"This is high-fashion Italian styling and looks good with suits but it doesn't suit the foot of 80 per cent of Australian men," says Adam. "There's some amazing shoes out there but if a person's foot doesn't fit the shape or the shoes don't suit the purpose then they're not going to be comfortable."
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Fashion feels comfortable for 40-year-old Matthew Anderson, the head of a model agency. "A few years ago it was cool to be really casual but now there's a stricter formality that's really nice. People are dressing better and men are becoming more conscious of how they look," he says. "A friend who's a couple of years older than me was looking really good, really sharp, and I worked out it's because he isn't wearing trainers as day wear, he's wearing boots. Since then I try to only wear trainers when I'm actually training."

It's a major faux pas for women to wear trainers with their business suit - in fact it has been voted the No. 1 most offensive crime against fashion by a panel of stylists, editors and buyers. An online survey on fashion crimes has ranked "trainers with suit" higher than wearing leggings as pants and wearing socks with sandals. Yet 46 per cent of the 370 women polled by Australian footwear brand FRANKiE4 - including 20 industry experts - said they do wear trainers en route to work, swapping them for heels once they are at their desk.

Anderson says he thinks the the most hideous trend for men is "the shoe with no sock thing. It's not comfortable, it's not hygienic, it doesn't even look that great. Crocs? What billabong did they crawl out of? They should go."

Deborah Thomas, a former fashion model, agrees Crocs are unsuitable on anyone over 10 and loathes tyre-tread sandals with the round-the-ankle strap. But what she despises more is the "boring old school shoe" even in business settings. "I like to see some eccentricity in the choice of shoe," she says. "I'm very conscious of shoes - I always look at a man's shoes and his socks. Colourful socks and patterns give an individual touch to the overall look." So too can the length of sock. Murray Chenery says: "If you sit in a boardroom which has a donut in the middle and an open well and stretch your legs, you'll reveal an expanse of hairy calf with a short sock."

After spending and ending years at the helm of Target, Chenery is footwear aware and astute. "There's no point in having the best shoe with frayed or thin socks," he says. "The young ones wear a different colour shoe to the suit - a tan shoe and grey suit - but from my point of view socks must match the colour of the shoes and shoes have got to go with the belt and suit. The length of the trousers in relation to the shoe is also incredibly important. Too long is better than too short."

Absolute cleanliness is essential. "If I scuff the end of the toe on the table I have to actually go and polish my shoes. And I always have a spare pair of laces - they always break at the friction point at the top part of the eyelets and then you've got to madly tie a little bow with an inch-and-a-half at the top. Not a good look at a meeting."

It's all about the look for Effie Young, a Fashion in the Fields judge at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Young says it's easy to find a great suit and a snappy tie but they can be "pulled apart" by the wrong shoe.

Spending a lot of money does not guarantee a good shoe or even a comfortable one. "Footwear used to be structured but now it's a fancy-looking slipper," says podiatrist Adam. "The steel shank that provided the structure and set off the alarms at airports is now lacking - in its place is rubbery composite material that doesn't provide the necessary stability and allow the even distribution of weight. Part of the manufacturing was hands-on up until 15 years ago; now few are being handmade."

Alex recommends executives who are on their feet all day should opt for a shoe made on a straight last, such as the high-end Lloyd, or a high-vamp shoe to provide support. Those at their seat in the boardroom could choose a lower-cut shoe. "I send my patients to Singapore. There they can get a handmade shoe for less than the shoes out of Myer or David Jones."
post #18653 of 58045
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Originally Posted by sochumpy View Post

I was at a wedding and dropped some food on a brand new tie (a nice silk 7 fold herringbone tie, 2nd time wearing it) and my wife lovingly grabbed a napkin drenched in water and scrubbed it in. I now have a dark spot on my tie. It's not food but a water stain i think.
Does anyone know of a good dry cleaner in Sydney that could take care of it?

Probably a grease stain.

Most likely a dry cleaner will suck all the life out of a tie.

Welcome to the world of expensive ties.

Keep it as a reminder to tuck your tie into a shirt pocket, insert under placket high or jacket pocket, or as my mate does throw it over your shoulder, when eating.

edit: The tie is probably cactus.
But given that you accept its rooted try a few things.
Lay it on a towel and sprinkle plain talcum powder on the stain - leave 24 hours.
Brush powder off.
Repeat for 3 days.
Sometimes works by absorbing grease.

Get your dry cleaner to clean the tie - but NOT PRESS IT IN ANYWAY.

Accept that its most likely gone.

Take it apart.
Cut into a nice square. Get Significant Other, Short Term sexual partner or whatever, to sew a nice pocket hankie out of it as a recompense for er - um - with best intentions - trying to help.
Remind yourself that even if s/he hadn't wiped it with water it would still be stuffed.
Remind self to get tie out of way when eating.
Edited by fxh - 10/3/12 at 6:37pm
post #18654 of 58045
An interesting article, fxh, but I was somewhat bemused by this comment:
Quote:
So too does commonsense and unfortunately this is at the opposite end of the spectrum to fashion, according to podiatrist Alex Adam. Much of his work is devoted to the crippled feet of businessmen who favour dress shoes designed for the slim European foot.

I wasn't aware that Australians all have fat, wide feet. Given that a majority of us are still originally of European/British stock, wouldn't it make sense for us to have feet like our forebears? Also, what about the reasonable proportion of Australians who have Asian ancestry? At the risk of stereotyping/generalising, most Asians tend to have slim feet.
post #18655 of 58045
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

JM nice fits, but they really scream autumn/winter to me not spring.
@windowpane. We are just sitting around relaxing most of the day in Sanctuary Point in Jervis Bay, doing a bit of fishing and plenty of eating, reading and not much else so I'm not getting in trouble! Besides, businesses don't run themselves unfortunately, even when on holidays. There are always emails to respond to etc.

Very true CW.  All the best mate and enjoy, the time goes by so fast.  

post #18656 of 58045
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post


Jacket and trousers too tight, need to lose weight, material is ugly, tie doesn't match, shoes don't fit ... but enough about me, I think your two outfits look good! smile.gif

I especially like that Panta tie!

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Thanks for the kind words, Gerry! Panta makes some lovely ties, both grenadines and silk prints. Ed is great to deal with, too.

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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

nice outfit JM. is this typically one of your non court days?  biggrin.gif

Sliq - that's right. I don't actually do much court/tribunal work anymore, as I've moved sideways and spend more time at my desk. I do miss the advocacy side of things, but life is less stressful now and I have a lot more time with the family. I rarely wear suits nowadays and I tend far more towards odd jacket/trouser combinations.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

JM nice fits, but they really scream autumn/winter to me not spring.

CW - Agreed, particularly concerning today's outfit. However, as I spent a few weeks in the northern hemisphere this (southern) winter I didn't get as much of a chance to wear my winter wardrobe and so I thought that I'd wear this jacket a couple more times before summer really starts to bite!
post #18657 of 58045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

An interesting article, fxh, but I was somewhat bemused by this comment:
I wasn't aware that Australians all have fat, wide feet. Given that a majority of us are still originally of European/British stock, wouldn't it make sense for us to have feet like our forebears? Also, what about the reasonable proportion of Australians who have Asian ancestry? At the risk of stereotyping/generalising, most Asians tend to have slim feet.

Its a typical shit article throw together by a "journo" in a hurry.

Get a female around 25 years old with no knowledge or interest in mens clothing. Pick a topic from same time last year - use Melbourne cup as a hook - get a few quotes from people spruiking some "expertise" - make sure they are advertisers in our paper. Do a quick google of mens shoes. Pinch a few ideas from a blog or two. Cobble it all together - change a few words from last year - find an up to date hook - this year men with no socks. Make up some quotes - email the usual suspects to see if its ok to use the quote as theirs. Have it ready by tomorrow. Get work experience girl to find stock photo from one of our advertisers. Don't worry if photo contradicts all in article. Shoot it off to sub editor and all states to be used as generic shoe article in different publications. Have a coffee, move onto a blurb for a real estate advert to be finished by deadline..
post #18658 of 58045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

An interesting article, fxh, but I was somewhat bemused by this comment:
I wasn't aware that Australians all have fat, wide feet. Given that a majority of us are still originally of European/British stock, wouldn't it make sense for us to have feet like our forebears? Also, what about the reasonable proportion of Australians who have Asian ancestry? At the risk of stereotyping/generalising, most Asians tend to have slim feet.

I think its actually true that Europeans have a slimmer foot than us - although with a bloody lot of italians, greeks, and assorted other immigrants interbreeding for a few generation its a moot point.

What is true that "Italian" shoes are generally shaped slimmer - although part of that is just the look not necessarily the sizing.

RM Williams are shaped for an Australian foot - no question. And they are serious about fit and quality. I don't see overseas people complaining that RMs are too slim. But I don't follow the RM thread.
post #18659 of 58045
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

...And here are some photos of today's outfit:
Details:
- Deer Style royal oxford shirt in pale blue with cutaway collar;
- Panta "garza grossa" forest green grenadine tie;
- brown cotton trousers;
- Brooks Brothers jacket; and
- Loake 1880 two-eyelet bluchers in tan. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



 

 

Journeyman,

 

That's a fine looking Brooks Brothers jacket with pocket square to match!

post #18660 of 58045
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Theres nothing in the spoiler? :P

And about 7 days; probably 6 :)

 

TehBunny, was this worth the wait?.....

 

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