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post #20416 of 57846

TBM, try http://www.costumefactory.com.au/

post #20417 of 57846
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

Thanks for all the No Sweat tips guys. I'll give it another go. I don't tend to sweat excessively in general but I've certainly noticed that a consequence of better fitting shirts and jackets with higher armholes tends to be more sweating caused by fabric contact and of course more potential damage as a result.

As far as the sweat* issue there is a limit to the advice from various people's personal experience. There are a lot of factors in "excessive sweating" not the least being perspective of what is "normal" and what is "excessive".

There can be a range of factors influencing the amount and frequency of sweating ranging from emotional to physical and combinations of both and environment.

If you are concerned you should really consult a specialist - Dermatologist - not just a GP. There are effective treatments that are available for a range of conditions.

*“Horses sweat, men perspire and ladies glow"
post #20418 of 57846
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

*“Horses sweat, men perspire and ladies glow"

To wit, the best suggestion for excessive sweating...

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post #20419 of 57846
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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

Manton is from the US, so be careful. Just remember, the practitioners you've seen haven't thought about what they're wearing, let alone formed a view that anything other than charcoal or black is not CBD enough. They probably just decided to wear what they see others wearing, or what the sales assistant told them looks good. Even if they have thought about it, they don't have the same knowledge and experience that we have obtained through reading, looking at pictures, and actually wearing other things.

Where do we draw the line? Just keep going until someone tells us to stop? I have seen senior practitioners and silks wearing light colours, loud ties, and brown shoes. But I haven't seen anyone dressed as well as some members here are, nor have I seen any whiz-bang patterns, dub monks, peak lapels or patch pockets making an appearance just yet.

Side point - didn't you say you were studying for Contract Law? Is worrying about what to wear to Court a real issue for you?

Yes be careful reading Mantons threads on Conservative Business Dress. The context is vastly different - here . In fact if you read carefully some of the more intelligent posters (sadly not the majority ) on those threads also make the point that his context is limited even in the USA.

From what little I've followed manton is a proper USA conservative - in politics and dress and personality. He believes in it - hes not just observing. I think, iirc, his main context is conservative politics in Washington/ NYC /Chicago and or/ very large corporations that shift other peoples' money around.

His book on suits/clothing is an entertaining read and I detect more of an arched eyebrow and wink, which is a good thing, than I see in his writings online. I would have liked to see the book push The Prince style more consistently and a bit further but I guess some realities intervened.

In addition there are some funny notions in USA of appropriate mens clothing. Theres some funny notions here but they are OUR funny notions.

One is double /french cuffs - somehow in USA there are seen as flashy, effete and possible worst of all, european. Not so here. Unless your cufflinks are strangely gold and showy most people here (not me but most people) don't thing twice about people even wearing double cuffs with and open necked shirt to a BBQ.

Not so long ago americans thought much the same about side vents in jackets.

Here, theres much more tolerance, not just tolerance, but a lack of reaction, of an english sensibility to mens clothing and suit in addition to the european, mainly italian, influence.

I strongly suspect that theres also a greater tolerance of diversity here in most workplaces than in USA. One hears stories, which I suspect are not just apocryphal, of people in USA being overlooked for promotions etc , due to looking better dressed than the boss or somesuch. The americans are very rule bound despite a contradictory and simultaneous rejection of rules. I know when I was in USA one of the culture shocks was how much more seriously the minute graduations in workplace hierarchy and titles are taken there than here.

If you work for a USA boss here then you will know what I mean.
post #20420 of 57846
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Short of making a quick dash to Italy, does anyone have recommendations on where to source a Venetian mask for my upcoming Masquerade Ball?
Ideally, it won't cost spending too much money (I have not figured out what too much means in this instance). I have decided that going as Bane with a knit tie is not what I want to do anymore.

I have never been there, but just next to the big tram stop outside Vic market on elizabeth st is a store devoted entirely to venetian masquerade masks.
post #20421 of 57846
So after visiting the doctor on Saturday morning and finding out I have fractured my foot (smart move walking around on it for 5 days buddy!), means I get a new pair of shoes.

Am still keen on a pair of black double monks but for the moment I am rocking a black moonboot with quintiple straps (velvo not buckles) in plastic and fabric instead of calf leather. No weight bearing exercise for 4-6 weeks, so there goes my daily bicycle commute, training and boxing. Have to be strict with my eating now. Boring! (Still, as with nearly all problems discussed here could be much worse).

On the double monks front, someone (sorry cannot remember who it was a few pages back) suggested Vass. Like others here that does interest me but I always had them down as too inaccessible and expensive. Might look into it. If not I think I have found places to get the Carminas in either Simpson or Inca last (might try to view their lasts at American Tailors, and if they have what I am after get them there, or see if Mr Nelson will show me his shoes). Am also still interested in the C & Js Lowndes too.

Oh and thebrownman, no working today but in tomorrow (should be very quiet).

Must hobble on now.
post #20422 of 57846
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I have never been there, but just next to the big tram stop outside Vic market on elizabeth st is a store devoted entirely to venetian masquerade masks.

Thanks so much! I have received a number of recommendations to visit there on Facebook.

And I believe Gerry suggested it also, thanks G! smile.gif
post #20423 of 57846
Pink socks - why black double monks? If you are after an interesting looking black shoe, personally I think a well made black full brogue always looks better than a black double monk, and is very versatile (from suit to jeans).

As for black single monks, they tend to remind me of school shoes.
post #20424 of 57846
For whoever was interested in brogues, I think these are nice:

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=5921

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=5925

I don't own either of the above styles (yet), but I have the "Herring Charles" which are also part of the same line, they're made by Cheaney for Herring. Mine look like this:

post #20425 of 57846
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

http://www.lepetitgateau.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/Le+Petit+Gateau/home
Or David Jones food hall. Probably heaps of other cheaper places.

+1

 

Right across the road from me ...

post #20426 of 57846
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Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post

+1

Right across the road from me ...

Yet another endorsement for Le Petit Gateau.

I am also in at work. It took all my negotiating skills to get Cup Day off for me and my team, so today is everybody on.
post #20427 of 57846
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Pink socks - why black double monks? If you are after an interesting looking black shoe, personally I think a well made black full brogue always looks better than a black double monk, and is very versatile (from suit to jeans).
As for black single monks, they tend to remind me of school shoes.

I think Pinky explained a few pages back his rationale for the black DMs. Has his heart set on them apparently.
post #20428 of 57846
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

I think Pinky explained a few pages back his rationale for the black DMs. Has his heart set on them apparently.

Yes I recall he said he saw them in Roetzel's book and he is enamored of the style... in which case my advice would be to buy a brown pair like in Roetzel's book. In brown you get a better sense of the depth and the details of the straps (or could be my bad eyes who knows?); black monkstraps look like plain black shoes with a buckle stuck on the side. The contrast between the shiny buckle and the black leather is too stark IMO (fxh might say too hard?) In black I also think they pale in comparison to full brogues as a casual / semi-casual shoe.

I don't share the philosophy that double monk shoes are a fad. I have a pair myself. Just that they are better in brown than black. And if you "like monk straps and need another pair of black shoes" I think black monks are a false economy.
post #20429 of 57846
Melbourne is a ghost town today.

Wasn't even a line at Roll'd...
post #20430 of 57846
Went for a coffee and saw the brownman accessorising in herringbone.
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