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^^ saw that today and sent it to everyone I know from gee-long.
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My Eyes! My Eyes!

 

http://www.theage.com.au/photogallery/sport/horseracing/geelong-cup-2012-20121024-28560.html?selectedImage=15

 

Since when did wearing sneakers to the races become acceptable?

 

JM once again, killer suit, shirt, tie and square combination!

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Which of these would you gentlemen prefer with a navy suit, white shirt

Maroon Grenadine

 

 

Silver/Navy Glencheck


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Either of those ties will serve you well. I have a secret love for the glen check; look what I just turned up from the beginning of this year with a quick google (it's CW, note the tie he's wearing):

 

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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

Which of these would you gentlemen prefer with a navy suit, white shirt

Maroon Grenadine

 

 

The red tie and navy suit is just so classical - in my opinion anyway. It looks so good.

 

However, every Tom, Dick and Harry is wearing it. So maybe the Silver is the winner?

post #19761 of 54026
Funny you should post this as I actually had the maroon grenadine on yesterday with a white shirt (charcoal suit though). With a navy suit and white shirt it's a bit "politician" for me, but that could just be because I live in Canberra.... Anyway I think the silver works best with a white shirt out of the too, and the maroon is better matched with a blue shirt. There is an image of me somewhere wearing the silver with white shirt navy suit, i'll see if I can dig it up.
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


At the risk of pointing out the bleeding obvious - and bolstered by the fact that we are discussing this on a fashion forum - sadly eyeglasses have been transformed by marketing (and primarily Luxottica) into a retail fashion item rather than a health care item. This is what has supported the crazy prices and the crowding out of health care issues. Thankfully there is a small but growing movement amongst optometrists to revert to a health care orientation.

fxh

Just to point out Face Furniture underwent a major change in the early 1980 when the better living by design crowd moved into the spectacle market. It suddenly became 'Very Cool' to make a spectacle of yourself in designer eyewear. Quote 'For most of their history, eyeglasses were seen as unfashionable, and carried several potentially negative connotations.' All of a sudden spectacles were uber cool the more obscure the designer the more cultural capital (see Bourdieu) you had. I used to wear the same style of frames for over ten years in my case they were ENHS or as I knew them as 'Ripleys' then Thomas Dobly popularised them with the urbane inner city Face set them and and that was the end of that.

Like most things in life spectacles are a fashion accessory or for some of us a sartorial staple they are apart and parcel of defining who and what you are, they state your style as your frames are loaded with social signifiers of class and cultural capital.

The worst thing about this shift is the fact that companies now change their designs as quickly as they change their underwear and if you happen to damage a pair your fucked. I used to wear Anglo American frames from the early 90 to about 94 but my son as a baby had a predilection for head butting me right on the temple arm resulting in an order to the UK to get a replacement and it took at least six weeks in those days.

I have had the same problem with a pair of Emanuel Ungaro frames the temple arm broke and I could not get it replaced. Why because they only produce a limited number of frames of each model and for the most part don't have replacement stock. In todays ever disposable market spectacles are just another item in a catalogue which has a limited market lifespan. As far as the designer brands are concerned.

Wearing spectacles is all about personal style 'damn those hipsters' hence those wankers who wear large black frames without lenses. The first time i saw this I burst out laughing and had to leave the shop I was in.

And on other sartorial matters I have been informed that my W H Taylor shirt is on its way I ordered a slim fit as opposed to a regular, as I have been informed that the regular was more akin to the tent like proportions of BB Traditional it was part of their shirt of the month deal, just a plain white poplin for work. Well post an appraisal when it arrives.
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The horror, the horror!

And if its going to come back get serious the look was a short sleeved jacket with shorts and pale blue socks with brown shoes. A very popular suburban look back in the 70's at the local RSL.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

could just be because I live in Canberra....

Usually when I visit Canberra, Jas, I see a lot of people wearing full tracksuits out and about. LOL biggrin.gif
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Wearing glasses without lenses. People obviously have deep seated psychological issues about wanting to look like a clown.
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rotflmao.gif ^^^
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Wearing spectacles is all about personal style 'damn those hipsters' hence those wankers who wear large black frames without lenses. The first time i saw this I burst out laughing and had to leave the shop I was in.

Thankfully, I've never noticed this before, hence my surprise when it was mentioned in this thread.

Here is a timely article from the Fairfax website - "Offending the hipster male".

Amusingly, one of the first comments on the article is rather on-topic: "I wish I could read this article...but alas my glasses have no lenses."
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Originally Posted by JRolley View Post

Which of these would you gentlemen prefer with a navy suit, white shirt

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


Maroon Grenadine

 

 

Silver/Navy Glencheck


 

 

 

not a fan of the maroon, glencheck infinitely better.

 

EDIT: The Drake's one here is nice - tad more definition

 

 

 

 

Otherwise vanda has some great options too

 

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Does anyone wish to buy this off me - http://shop.herringbone.com/ProductDetail/mens/jacket/jacket_metro_cotton/4646

Size 42, worn once on September 4 (the day after I bought it), make me an offer.

I've lost 8kgs. I bought it in preparation for summer and it doesn't fit right anymore so it's best off going to someone else.
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Usually when I visit Canberra, Jas, I see a lot of people wearing full tracksuits out and about. LOL biggrin.gif
You should visit Queanbeyan where I live, just over the border. It's a great little country town but yeah, plenty of white tracksuit pants on the younger (bogan) folk.
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