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i had to force myself to keep reading the article direct from the age after seeing the aquila shoes with glued soles  facepalm.gif

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I repost a personal email I just received from a friend who is getting married here, with names redacted, for your amusement and comments:

***
Thanks Toby.

I am going to think about it this weekend as we are going to be in
{redacted} again. Then next week I will launch my final assault and buy
something.

BTW the Hugo Boss suit is $1400. This is expensive but Herringbone was
around $1200 when we went to their store. MJ Bale 2 for $1000 looks
good but I did have a look at them in DJs and the style was a bit
old-fashioned... The good thing about the Hugo Boss was the style was
rather contemporary and distinctive. I think that is why {my fiance} is so
keen on it.

Speak to you later
{redacted}
***

TL;DR: My friend is going to buy a Hugo Boss suit for $1400, and there isn't a damn thing I can do about it.
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Off the the City. Meetings. Then cocktails with Premier and Ministers looking down on Melbourne. Conservative getup (small wordplay there). Lightest weight conservative suit I have.
Suit - Pal Zileri 3 Button - slightly roped shoulder. Closeup of wrist shows true colour.
Shoes Vintage 60s/70s(?) FootJoy slightly Spade sole. Socks OTC
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

TL;DR: My friend is going to buy a Hugo Boss suit for $1400, and there isn't a damn thing I can do about it.

Groan... I can empathise with you. I had a conversation with a Canberra-based former colleague of mine last week. He called me to seek my advice on purchasing some suits, but although I attempted to steer him in the direction of Herringbone, MJ Bale, or RL Polo suits, he had an unaccountable fondness for Hugo Boss, too.

Whatever else one can say about Hugo Boss, there's no doubt that they're effective at marketing themselves.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

I repost a personal email I just received from a friend who is getting married here, with names redacted, for your amusement and comments:
***
Thanks Toby.
I am going to think about it this weekend as we are going to be in
{redacted} again. Then next week I will launch my final assault and buy
something.
BTW the Hugo Boss suit is $1400. This is expensive but Herringbone was
around $1200 when we went to their store. MJ Bale 2 for $1000 looks
good but I did have a look at them in DJs and the style was a bit
old-fashioned... The good thing about the Hugo Boss was the style was
rather contemporary and distinctive. I think that is why {my fiance} is so
keen on it.
Speak to you later
{redacted}
***
TL;DR: My friend is going to buy a Hugo Boss suit for $1400, and there isn't a damn thing I can do about it.

Reminds me of the time Ethandesu and I were having a chat in the old Herringbone store at QVB, when along came these two geniuses who had a conversation along the following lines:

Genius A: What about this one, man (points to a 3-roll-two Osaka-cut suit)
Genius B: Nah, it's got three buttons, mate. That's not trendy anymore.
Genius A: Yeah, I know what you mean.

Ethan looked at me and rolled his eyes as our dynamic duo promptly left the store.

I feel your pain. biggrin.gif
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Speaking of old-fashioned, I'm thinking of getting a few more button-down shirts made.

Been watching oldies like To Catch a Thief and Sabrina lately, and aside from ogling Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, I've been marveling at the beauty of the soft, rolled button-down collars that Bogart and Grant wore.

What do you guys think of a plain blue or white oxford with said button-down collar?

And Effortless Gent or Vovan, if you're reading this (and I mean it in the nicest way possible),,, take your anti-BD sentiments and go shove it where the sun don't shine. Mwahahahaha!
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CEP, no question about it - you should get both a plain blue and plain white oxford with said collar. They're wonderful shirts to have and will only look better with wear.
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Speaking of old-fashioned, I'm thinking of getting a few more button-down shirts made.

Been watching oldies like To Catch a Thief and Sabrina lately, and aside from ogling Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, I've been marvelling at the beauty of the soft, rolled button-down collars that Bogart and Grant wore.

What do you guys think of a plain blue or white oxford with said button-down collar?

Blue is more useful. Love both tho. Avoid the "modern" tiny collar however. IIRC fxh was talking about this a few pages* back. I wear then until I get holes in them cuff / collar fraying be damned. I find non BD collars tend to look sloppy when worn without at least jacket and preferably a tie.

*More than a few if you don't use 100 posts/page

On Hugo boss vs. MJB/Herringbone, I don't suppose he could pick exactly what he didn't like about the cut of the more reasonable options?

Eta: Pink is solid too.
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

What do you guys think of a plain blue or white oxford with said button-down collar?

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

CEP, no question about it - you should get both a plain blue and plain white oxford with said collar. They're wonderful shirts to have and will only look better with wear.

+1 - Absolutely!

I've got a couple of light blue, oxford-cloth, button-down collar (OCBD) shirts, one white OCBD, and a couple of blue-and-white university stripe OCBD shirts. They are great - easy to dress up or dress down, look good with chinos or with a suit, with a knit tie, a print tie or a bow tie. Highly recommended.
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Yep, and in the heat of summer with a pair of shorts and some boat shoes, lazing by the water an unironed OCBD is an excellent option.

The weather gods are blessing Melbourne today. Let us bask in this rare occurrence smile.gif
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Yep, and in the heat of summer with a pair of shorts and some boat shoes, lazing by the water an unironed OCBD is an excellent option.

Coincidentally, that's precisely what I was wearing on the weekend - light blue OCBD, Nantucket red chino shorts, blue boat shoes.
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+1 for button downs

 

I tend to go with a lighter fabric for summer ... oxford sometimes a tad thick depending on where its from

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Just want to thank the guys who recommended some online stores instead of telling me to phuck off :)

 

I basically have no wardrobe as I ditched everything and went travelling for 11 months, now I get home in 6 weeks to a wedding and having to go to job interviews...

 

Looking for a navy and a Charcoal suit when I get back for work purposes looking to spend maybe $600-$1000 on each. Any recommendations?

 

Also can anyone recommend a good tailor in Melbourne?


Edited by Lulzy - 10/3/12 at 10:13pm
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

CEP, no question about it - you should get both a plain blue and plain white oxford with said collar. They're wonderful shirts to have and will only look better with wear.
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

Blue is more useful. Love both tho. Avoid the "modern" tiny collar however. IIRC fxh was talking about this a few pages* back. I wear then until I get holes in them cuff / collar fraying be damned. I find non BD collars tend to look sloppy when worn without at least jacket and preferably a tie.
*More than a few if you don't use 100 posts/page
On Hugo boss vs. MJB/Herringbone, I don't suppose he could pick exactly what he didn't like about the cut of the more reasonable options?
Eta: Pink is solid too.
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

+1 - Absolutely!
I've got a couple of light blue, oxford-cloth, button-down collar (OCBD) shirts, one white OCBD, and a couple of blue-and-white university stripe OCBD shirts. They are great - easy to dress up or dress down, look good with chinos or with a suit, with a knit tie, a print tie or a bow tie. Highly recommended.
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Yep, and in the heat of summer with a pair of shorts and some boat shoes, lazing by the water an unironed OCBD is an excellent option.
The weather gods are blessing Melbourne today. Let us bask in this rare occurrence smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

+1 for button downs

I tend to go with a lighter fabric for summer ... oxford sometimes a tad thick depending on where its from

Thanks guys.

Don't worry, Plestor, no puny girly collars for me.

Romp, I'll prolly go with a two-fold 120 of some sort from Patrick or Charles, so thickness is not an issue.
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Originally Posted by Lulzy View Post

Just want to thank the guys who recommended some online stores instead of telling me to phuck off smile.gif

I basically have no wardrobe as I ditched everything and went travelling for 11 months, now I get home in 6 weeks to a wedding and having to go to job interviews...

Looking for a navy and a Charcoal suit when I get back for work purposes looking to spend maybe $600-$1000 on each. Any recommendations?

Check it out:
http://www.mjbale.com/suits/2-suits-for-1000
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

+1 for button downs

 

I tend to go with a lighter fabric for summer ... oxford sometimes a tad thick depending on where its from

Rob I'd love to see O&J release a few more button downs. In particular a blue OCBD.

 

It's also pretty hard to get hold of staple linen shirts, particularly button down ones with a slim fit. This is very strange in a country where wearing linen during summer makes so much sense.

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