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As the speeches got going I sensed a presence beside me and someone whispered in my ear "I suspect I'm a little overdressed for this - I'm off to something else" - I turned it was an old colleague. Shawl collar dinner suit, black studs down pleated shirt, soft down pointing collar, and - as I looked down , bloody PATENT LEATHER SHINY PUMPS!. I said "I certainly think so mate but I can hardly fault you. But I'll try" - I looked then pounced - yes one thing wrong. He looked and wondered then asked - what - I said "Your bow tie is pre-tied" He said "Wrong I did it myself" and it was near perfect - too much so.

 

 

this had me cracking up. GOLD. and good on him for getting the self tie bow tie spot on.

post #18692 of 56080
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this had me cracking up. GOLD. and good on him for getting the self tie bow tie spot on.

 

Do you recall what fragrance he was wearing? By his get up lm assuming it's crazy left field!

post #18693 of 56080
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Since we're not yet graced with an MJ Bale outlet in Melbourne, can anyone who has seen both comment on how their SU2 tapered cut compares to Herringbone's Osaka? From the look and measurements they appear similar, are they?

There is one opening this month in Melbourne?

post #18694 of 56080
I've gone from an autumnal outfit yesterday, to a spring one today:

Details:
- Land's End white OCBD shirt;
- Kent Wang by Gallo bicolour knit tie;
- Navy cotton trousers;
- Herringbone cotton jacket in mini-houndstooth pattern; and
- Alfred Sargent for Peal & Co/Brooks Brothers calf and suede spectator shoes.

I'm also carrying a Filson 256 briefcase but it's not visible in the photos.
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post #18695 of 56080
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I've gone from an autumnal outfit yesterday, to a spring one today:
Details:
- Land's End white OCBD shirt;
- Kent Wang by Gallo bicolour knit tie;
- Navy cotton trousers;

Do you tuck your wang into your trousers?
post #18696 of 56080
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Do you tuck your wang into your trousers?

Not at all - I let it flap freely in the breeze!

Although, as you might be able to see from the photos, I do put a clip on it...
post #18697 of 56080
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Reporting back from the real world. On clothes.
Having a quick squiz in the mirror on the way out I decided to change my tie - to be more bland.
Its navy with light blue and pink square dots. Yes the collar doesn't show tie space but its there - only been washed once - expecting a bit of shrink.
A quick hello to Christian on my way past. Then up to the 50th floor - nice cold beer then nibbles, Shiraz.
The Premier sent apologies. Cabinet Minister in plain blue suit, neither here nor there, not fitted well not fitted atrociously, white shirt with short straight collar, red tie - plain. Junior Ministers all female I didn't note their dress.
Just to give you a flavour - I counted 5 Professors /Deans I knew of and 6 OM/AMs I knew of - there were likely more. Plus two ex Federal Ministers and a couple of other highish profile persons.
About 38 males, 28 females. 7 males without tie. 3 with dark suit no tie. 3 with nondescript no colour greyish sport coat and almost matching trousers in no tie. One in Gun check sportcoat, light grey trousers, checked shirt, stripped tie, jacket too long by 3". Mostly dark suits, dark ties and many of those stupid shiney pastel ties. Mostly nothing much good. I checked shoes out - some not too bad - one bloke I know well always wears Churches - but beside him and me I didn't see another good shoe. One bloke - and I'm not exaggerating here - had on an ok suit, nice enough if badly fitted checked white shirt, acceptable tie and huge feckin Caterpillar shoes.
Black but with soles about 2" high and treaded! Like this
As the speeches got going I sensed a presence beside me and someone whispered in my ear "I suspect I'm a little overdressed for this - I'm off to something else" - I turned it was an old colleague. Shawl collar dinner suit, black studs down pleated shirt, soft down pointing collar, and - as I looked down , bloody PATENT LEATHER SHINY PUMPS!. I said "I certainly think so mate but I can hardly fault you. But I'll try" - I looked then pounced - yes one thing wrong. He looked and wondered then asked - what - I said "Your bow tie is pre-tied" He said "Wrong I did it myself" and it was near perfect - too much so.
And there you go - an evening at the Top End of Town in Melbourne.
Ask me any questions.

 

 

Thank god for the man wearing 'huge fecking Catapillars' 

 

This inspires me with great hope that my own sartorial slobness is far from terminal.  :)

post #18698 of 56080
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Since we're not yet graced with an MJ Bale outlet in Melbourne, can anyone who has seen both comment on how their SU2 tapered cut compares to Herringbone's Osaka? From the look and measurements they appear similar, are they?

Just go to DJs in the city.  The MJ Bale suits are down the far end near the Canali, Z Zegna, etc.

post #18699 of 56080

Great jacket.

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I've gone from an autumnal outfit yesterday, to a spring one today:
Details:
- Land's End white OCBD shirt;
- Kent Wang by Gallo bicolour knit tie;
- Navy cotton trousers;
- Herringbone cotton jacket in mini-houndstooth pattern; and
- Alfred Sargent for Peal & Co/Brooks Brothers calf and suede spectator shoes.
I'm also carrying a Filson 256 briefcase but it's not visible in the photos. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



post #18700 of 56080
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Should of taken a photo .. Its almost disturbingly creepy that you memorised everyones clothes haha

Not really creepy.
All from years ago I always make notes on agendas and minutes etc in meetings to remember people and things they are on about or views etc. When dealing with groups I don't know well I always used to write down names etc around table and some identifying detail - green tie - black glasses etc. When preparing for an official do - there is always the Chairs copy of agenda with short bios of those around table or other info only chair sees. On short visit consulting to some places I will take lots of photos of environment and people and ordinary things to drop on file.

So I got used to taking down stuff - not to mention sometimes chairing and having to write minutes as well. Also chairs notes help when someone else has written minutes to revise /edit them prior to sending them out.

Then when I stumbled onto clothing forums I was struck by the many absolute certain RULES some people had about dressing. And descriptions of weddings and especially workplaces that were nothing like the very wide range of situations I'd been in. So whenever I'd get taken to one of Melbourne Clubs I'd note what people were actually wearing, at say the Melbourne Club, at a formal dinner, or at The Governors House for cocktails.

Its easy to get into a rant about what people are wearing, but ever the old evidence based person, I was interested in observing and recording at the time what people were actually wearing rather than what I HOPED they were wearing, or twisting the evidence to support my "theory" - so I'd take notes on what people were wearing with no real purpose in mind. So that when I went back it was an objective snapshot. I used to have a great camera that was small and made no noise and didn't have a mechanical poke out lenses thing that was great for taking unobtrusive photos in meetings - I used to use it to remember faces and record meetings.

So I have piles of old paper agendas with notes on the clothes people were wearing, colours of ties, shirts etc. Scrappy and illegible times but interesting to me when people are debating if anyone wears say, pink shirts, or french cuffs etc. Needless to say many forum posters are either deluded or misinformed or full of shit when talking of workplace norms.
post #18701 of 56080
Industrie are selling their version of a button-down oxford online today for $56 (see here)... haven’t seen one in person and not sure of the fit or measurements (no doubt too short in the sleeves), but might be a cheap casual option ?
post #18702 of 56080
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Originally Posted by davodiva View Post


Thank god for the man wearing 'huge fecking Catapillars' 

This inspires me with great hope that my own sartorial slobness is far from terminal.  smile.gif

Davo

haven't forgotten about you - maybe later tonight - cufflinks and dressing for 50+?
post #18703 of 56080
Journeyman, I remember that 'Bone jacket. Many customers were unsure of how to style it - if only we had pictures of you in store, would have made visualising the outfit in customer's minds much easier smile.gif
post #18704 of 56080
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

Industrie are selling their version of a button-down oxford online today for $56 (see here)... haven’t seen one in person and not sure of the fit or measurements (no doubt too short in the sleeves), but might be a cheap casual option ?

Better off ordering one from Land's End - cheaper, better collar, and almost certainly better constructed and more durable. The LE "Hyde Park" OCBD shirts are fantastic, with solid construction and cloth that wears really well and becomes lovely and soft over time. Their tailored fit option is good, too.
post #18705 of 56080
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Journeyman, I remember that 'Bone jacket. Many customers were unsure of how to style it - if only we had pictures of you in store, would have made visualising the outfit in customer's minds much easier smile.gif

TBM, thanks for the kind comment.

The jacket goes very well with a pair of Nantucket red trousers and I've worn it with a pair of orange trousers, too.

I suppose that, for a more casual look, I could pair it with a navy linen shirt (without a tie), a pair of white cotton trousers, and either brown or navy suede loafers/driving mocs. I might try that next time...
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