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post #20851 of 53447
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


You won't regret it, have 4 with more on the way.
 

What other shirting brands have you worn, and how do they compare to Luxire?

post #20852 of 53447
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Michael - I'm Gen-Y. 

 

I'm a law student starting my Practical Training Diploma next year. I'm not from a professional background so I've had to learn the etiquette for myself, suits are part of that. I've read Flusser's Dressing the Man and Manton's The Suit until the words have come off the pages, and I should be getting a copy of Molloy's Dress for Success next week. My professional wardrobe currently consists of:

x2 RMW Craftsmen shoes, black and tan

x1 RMW cowhide belt, black

x4 White MJ Bale shirts, x1 MJ Bale blue shirt

x2 HC ties

x9000 Bonds socks/undies

 

Next week I'm getting the two for a grand suit deal w/ extra trousers at MJ Bale, a few more HC ties and and a tan belt and that should about do me for a while. I keep my wardrobe as conservative and Australian as possible which suits me to a T. 

 

Oil, that composition sounds very much like mine. 2 pairs of shoes, 2 belts, 5 shirts, 5 ties and 2-3 suits. Can't go wrong. I don't have any pocket squares or tie clips or cuff links - better leave that to the more experienced.

 

I don't know what bag you use to carry stuff to and from work, but I just bought a bag from Hunt Leather, if you've heard of it?

post #20853 of 53447
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post






This speaks volume about the forum. I thought we were all pretty much 20-somethings. Gen-Yers trying to do their best by helping each other out. But, that wouldn't quite make sense, because I don't know anyone between 20 and 30 with such epic shoe collections. Puts the 'experience' of the 'Aussie' group into perspective for me. Decent spread for the kids though: 18 years old to 10 days old.

So, does anyone use shoe trees with their driving shoes, even if they are suede? Rob, have you tried P Johnson's rubber/mesh navy loafers? They look incredibly durable and comfortable. They are priced similarly to Andy Tom's.

lol I am surprised as well. I thought most of you were single/child less thus have huge Disposable income to spend on cloths/shoes etc.
post #20854 of 53447
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

 

Oil, that composition sounds very much like mine. 2 pairs of shoes, 2 belts, 5 shirts, 5 ties and 2-3 suits. Can't go wrong. I don't have any pocket squares or tie clips or cuff links - better leave that to the more experienced.

 

I don't know what bag you use to carry stuff to and from work, but I just bought a bag from Hunt Leather, if you've heard of it?

 

I have a P Johnson pocket square in white Irish linen but I don't plan to use it much - its seen as a bit dressy for a young guy. 

 

I currently have a crappy tan goatskin. I'm very lucky in that a family friend is a leather smith so I get alterations for free. I want to get them to make me up a leather satchel but the rents want to get me one for graduation :( Haven't heard of Hunt sorry but i havent really looked. 

post #20855 of 53447
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


You won't regret it, have 4 with more on the way.
I would say, though, that instead of ordering 2 straight up, you're better off ordering 1, accepting that it probably won't fit quite right and will be a bit of a wash, tweaking the measurements and then ordering as many more as you want.

No changing that now :)

post #20856 of 53447
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I didn't know that people over 30 know how to use an internet forum smile.gif. I thought they spent all their time fixing V-dub engines and left all the computer stuff to us smile.gif.
I've found the age of the posters in this thread tends to be directly proportional to the quality of their contribution.
post #20857 of 53447
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

 

I have a P Johnson pocket square in white Irish linen but I don't plan to use it much - its seen as a bit dressy for a young guy. 

 

I currently have a crappy tan goatskin. I'm very lucky in that a family friend is a leather smith so I get alterations for free. I want to get them to make me up a leather satchel but the rents want to get me one for graduation :( Haven't heard of Hunt sorry but i havent really looked. 

Try the PS, just once, it will make your outfit complete and if not...don't worry each to his own :P

post #20858 of 53447
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

This speaks volume about the forum. I thought we were all pretty much 20-somethings. Gen-Yers trying to do their best by helping each other out. But, that wouldn't quite make sense, because I don't know anyone between 20 and 30 with such epic shoe collections. Puts the 'experience' of the 'Aussie' group into perspective for me. Decent spread for the kids though: 18 years old to 10 days old.

 

So, does anyone use shoe trees with their driving shoes, even if they are suede? Rob, have you tried P Johnson's rubber/mesh navy loafers? They look incredibly durable and comfortable. They are priced similarly to Andy Tom's.

Hi Michael - yes they are just everyday SWIMS. Basically a more stylish croc? :) they are great for wearing on a boat, poolside, beachside etc as they are weatherproof. That said the difference between the andy toms and the swims are the construction (hand vs machine) and the material (suede leather vs rubber/plastic/synthetic). Both are good - just suit different purposes. Ive heard P Johnson has a new line of casual shoes coming soon

 

 

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


You and me both. I'm a completely addicted fly fisherman now and sadly must admit it takes up my thoughts about 90% of the time! I'm mostly land based too and trout fish 95% of the time unless down the sth coast. I probably release 95 out of every 100 trout I catch but must admit that a freshly caught rainbow baked in foil with lemon, butter and thyme is pretty hard to beat.

Nice - im not as serious, never fly fished before. Good ol' bait on the kmart rod. 

 

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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


Merde! Watched till just after half time then turned off in disgust. Spent most of the day tending the vegetable garden.
And Michael Sy I have an 18 year old son (sigh)
Rob wore your OCBD last night to dinner couple of mates commented on it

Good comments I hope! :)

post #20859 of 53447
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I've found the age of the posters in this thread tends to be directly proportional to the quality of their contribution.

:D, well said.

 

There is a good reason for that. The younger people haven't had the income you have earned, nor the years to accumulate the information you have. It does feel shit when you are constantly asking for, and receiving, more information than you can give back. Don't think we are not grateful for the unequal trade in information.


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 11/11/12 at 3:04am
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Has anyone seen something like this before? Even better has anyone worn something like it?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GAZZARRINI-UOMO-Italy-GRAY-METAL-FLANNEL-COAT-42-us-54-eu-slim-/360499567163?_trksid=p2046732.m2060&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D3382930349448881170%26pid%3D100040%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D380495358208%26

 

It has "metal" as part of the fabric combo. In my mind it would be like wearing a scourer. Interesting though.

post #20861 of 53447
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Has anyone seen something like this before? Even better has anyone worn something like it?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GAZZARRINI-UOMO-Italy-GRAY-METAL-FLANNEL-COAT-42-us-54-eu-slim-/360499567163?_trksid=p2046732.m2060&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D3382930349448881170%26pid%3D100040%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D380495358208%26

 

It has "metal" as part of the fabric combo. In my mind it would be like wearing a scourer. Interesting though.

Lol wtf '9% metal'

post #20862 of 53447
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Has anyone seen something like this before? Even better has anyone worn something like it?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GAZZARRINI-UOMO-Italy-GRAY-METAL-FLANNEL-COAT-42-us-54-eu-slim-/360499567163?_trksid=p2046732.m2060&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D3382930349448881170%26pid%3D100040%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D380495358208%26

 

It has "metal" as part of the fabric combo. In my mind it would be like wearing a scourer. Interesting though.

 

Can't imagine 6% would make much of a difference, plus depends on the metal. Be an interesting effect to see in different lights though. 

post #20863 of 53447
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

 

It has "metal" as part of the fabric combo. In my mind it would be like wearing a scourer. Interesting though.

 

That's exactly where my mind went as well. I guess you could call it a Brilloni?

 

 

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post #20864 of 53447

Haha. I can see metal sports coats and other items going big next season. First you'll see a hint of metal accessories worn by Nick Wooster, then PG will have some metal pants and before you know it, Owen and James have release metal driving moccs.

 

You heard it here first biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by jmills View Post

 

That's exactly where my mind went as well. I guess you could call it a Brilloni?

 

 

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post #20865 of 53447
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

I use gixen all the time. Actually I can't remember the last time I put a bid in via ebay itself.

+1. Using a sniper such as Gixen is much better than manually entering a bid, or bids, for a few reasons:

- you don't have to stay up until the early hours of the morning for overseas auctions;
- you don't become tempted to place further bids and get involved in a bidding war in the last few minutes of an auction; and
- since it places your bid at the last minute, it avoids the unpleasant side-effect of the "place maximum bid early" strategy, which is that eBay noobs then often place multiple bids in a short period of time, driving up the price dramatically, in an attempt to find out (and beat) your maximum bid.
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