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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I think we can agree then to say that monk shoes vary widely in their style and their formality? That's the difficulty with trying to make up these "rules" - there's always an exception, and really it just comes down to what actually looks good with what, on a case by case.

I do suspect that if we were wandering around Melbourne shoe shops we'd agree - I was talking about the small , unobtrusive swept back buckle when I was making my point re suits etc.
post #20447 of 56348

Kent Wang white linen pocket square arrived today :) very beautiful! Paid $23 including shipping and easily would have paid $50+ in Brisbane city for something similar. Very happy with it :) Highly recommended 

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

PoP - I mean you can only begin to imagine the sort of idiot who might wear things like this:

I presume those are yours?

They are nice but I probably slightly prefer these:

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No contest - lay down misere - for a mass of contradictions a brogued triple monk beats a double monk brogued.

Question - real and rhetorical - what on earth do you wear them with?
post #20450 of 56348
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

No contest - lay down misere - for a mass of contradictions a brogued triple monk beats a double monk brogued.
Question - real and rhetorical - what on earth do you wear them with?

A suit made out of swatches of that rug presumably...
post #20451 of 56348
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

No contest - lay down misere - for a mass of contradictions a brogued triple monk beats a double monk brogued.
Question - real and rhetorical - what on earth do you wear them with?

Also - allow me to up the ante with the antiqued pebblegrain version...

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post #20452 of 56348
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I presume those are yours?
They are nice but I probably slightly prefer these:
bede1d63_bontoni.jpeg

I once had the chance to BIN a pair of those Bontoni triple monks for USD250 (MSRP USD950) and hesitated too long.

I love dub monks. My wife seems to think they are too poncey for the suburb where I work but that is all the more reason to wear them right?
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Also - allow me to up the ante with the antiqued pebblegrain version...
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Those are awesome. When did they come out?
post #20453 of 56348
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I once had the chance to BIN a pair of those Bontoni triple monks for USD250 (MSRP USD950) and hesitated too long.

ha - losing your touch?
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I once had the chance to BIN a pair of those Bontoni triple monks for USD250 (MSRP USD950) and hesitated too long.

That hurts...
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

I love dub monks. My wife seems to think they are too poncey for the suburb where I work but that is all the more reason to wear them right?

You have to distract from their ponciness with the rest of your outfit. I might wear a loud checked jacket that would be at home on a used car salesman to draw people's eyes away from my feet.
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Those are awesome. When did they come out?

I think they are from a trunk show in the US, possibly MTO? They have a Late Medieval - Early Renaissance quality don't you think? Hard to describe.
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Stuck in traffic on the M5 forgot peak hour is a 24 hour event in Sydney.

But if anyone is after some T H Lewin french cuffed think they were 35 sleve 17 neck shirts in very good condition they are in Charring Cross Vinnies at about $15 each There were a couple in blue along with a large selection of other name brands.
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Is anyone willing to post their Mo's at the end of the month (maybe halfway) so we can all admire each others manliness?

And Pink socks where do you box?

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Also - allow me to up the ante with the antiqued pebblegrain version...
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post #20458 of 56348
As a follow-on to my "OCBD shirt week" last week, I've decided that this week will be Borrelli week.

So here goes (and please forgive the fuzziness of one of the iPhone pictures):


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Details:
- RL Polo brown glen plaid suit, in mohair blend.
- Borrelli shirt;
- Brooks Brothers ancient madder paisley tie;
- Ancient madder silk neat print pocket square;
- Chocolate brown Zegna fatte a mano captoe balmorals.
post #20459 of 56348
My HC ties arrived today - I'd like to add the the chorus by saying that the construction and packaging are both top notch. They also tie a great knot.

I almost wish tomorrow wasn't a public holiday.....nah.
post #20460 of 56348
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

On a serious note, how do you guys approach dressing during stages of body transition?
To give you some context, I started this year at 92.3kg and am now something like 83-84kgs and will likely shed more weight in the coming months. Naturally, this has impacted on my measurements. Right now, most of my clothes hang. Luckily, in an ad agency I can wear t-shirts and chinos everyday and it doesn't matter. But, on the odd occasion I do have to wear more classic menswear, most of my clothes are a bit too big. Thoughts?

Op shop.

I had this same issue last year. I was diagnosed as a diabetic in Dec 2010 and embarked on a big lifestyle change. In 9 months I went from suit size 46 to 40, shirt 17.5 to 16, pants 41 to 35, etc. Working where I do, I had to keep up appearances, and there was no way I could afford to keep turning my wardrobe over as I dropped sizes.

While being a bit selective about condition, I was able to find most of what I needed in op shops around Melbourne. I put a fair amount of time into it, but was pleasantly surprised at what I was able to find. In some ways I ended up dressing better!

This would have been my response to PoP's post a while ago about op-shopping. I started because I had to, but got aucked into it by pleasure in finding things. I don't need to do so much now, but I still like to take the occasional look.
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