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post #23146 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Thanks for that. I am also lusting after the Lizardskin oxford, picture below.

 

The Paris shop is only 2 minutes walk from the apartment we are staying in.  The wife now suspects that our choice of accommodation location was driven more by Carmina than by Chanel.

 

The problem is I will be in Hong Kong first, so resisting temptation will be difficult, especially with the possibility of new year sales on during that time.  May need to distract myself with Bontonis and JLs :-)

 

 

 

This is what you do .. go to the armoury have a look and note what you like etc.

 

Go to Paris - if disappointed, email Ethan and order the shoes and get them delivered home.

 

For LV/Chanel etc Paris is cheaper than HK 

post #23147 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post

In an abstract sense, I don't think it is fussy or contrived - though I think in an Australian context it may seem so.
So, what I notice first is the immaculate fit. Next, that a heavier fabic produces an impressive drape and line. All good.
It has a strong shoulder and heavily roped sleevehead - very English - so may look out of place here. Secondly, the colour marks it out as not-for-business, at least here in Oz....and we have lost the notion of a casual suit. So, it looks very culturally specific. If a local was to wear it here, that may well qualify as contrived.

I tend to agree - useful thoughts - thanks

I think the weight - in particular - is genuinely out of place here - thats why I was curious to hear what others thought and interested in overall impressions rather than details.

I suspect if it was a slightly lighter weight (btw I think that most Oz suits are too fine /light these days - I've seen some respected forum brands second hand - they don't wear {longevity and drape/fall} well - they wear well in terms of hot climate) and grey or navy it wouldn't be a problem here.

I'm not sure about "not for business" here - outside a very very narrow range of businesses/fields (or possibly even companies) any suit and tie is "dressed up"

Any one else care to chime in?
post #23148 of 52472
Does anyone have any thoughts on Argy's tailors in Chifley (Syd)?
post #23149 of 52472
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Originally Posted by strumpey View Post

Does anyone have any thoughts on Argy's tailors in Chifley (Syd)?

OK quality, but very pricey! $35 for pair of pants shortened and then cuffed!

It is Chifley Tower after all, and they're catering for employees from finance industry. Still though...
post #23150 of 52472
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I tend to agree - useful thoughts - thanks
I think the weight - in particular - is genuinely out of place here - thats why I was curious to hear what others thought and interested in overall impressions rather than details.
I suspect if it was a slightly lighter weight (btw I think that most Oz suits are too fine /light these days - I've seen some respected forum brands second hand - they don't wear {longevity and drape/fall} well - they wear well in terms of hot climate) and grey or navy it wouldn't be a problem here.
I'm not sure about "not for business" here - outside a very very narrow range of businesses/fields (or possibly even companies) any suit and tie is "dressed up"
Any one else care to chime in?

I hesitate to offer inexpert opinion, but to me I can't see how anything about that could be considered 'fussy' unless you consider a 3-piece to be inherently so.
And as for contrived, I see no reason to think that if it is interpreted in the wearer's context (ie, in the UK). If they mean how it would seem if translated to the US (or here) then the weight of fabric etc could be considered contrived due to inappropriateness, but that's all. IMHO.
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i thought this may be more relevant to australian members since they would have a better understanding of how balls (formals) are run and what's considered normal here. i'd like to link what my date will be wearing and if you could suggest a suit, shirt and tie combo? nothing is bought as of yet so i'm open to whatever.

 

 

post #23152 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Casual Friday at work.
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I'd like to see a "post" shot of these after a day of wear in Melbourne's crazy humidity...
post #23153 of 52472
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Casual Friday at work.

 

I'd like to see a "post" shot of these after a day of wear in Melbourne's crazy humidity...

Pretty sure Prof. lives in Adelaide :P

post #23154 of 52472
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

I hesitate to offer inexpert opinion, but to me I can't see how anything about that could be considered 'fussy' unless you consider a 3-piece to be inherently so.
And as for contrived, I see no reason to think that if it is interpreted in the wearer's context (ie, in the UK). If they mean how it would seem if translated to the US (or here) then the weight of fabric etc could be considered contrived due to inappropriateness, but that's all. IMHO.

Again - very close to my opinion.

I think the big takeaway point here - as they say in consulting - is that there is a USA forum group think on other threads here that almost by definition is unable to be recognised and self aware as to bias.

Independent thinkers and dressers - beware.
post #23155 of 52472
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Originally Posted by El QUaG View Post

OK quality, but very pricey! $35 for pair of pants shortened and then cuffed!
It is Chifley Tower after all, and they're catering for employees from finance industry. Still though...

I normally go to Leiluna on King St recommended by Harrolds (when they were at MP) and Hugo Boss stores. Stephen and his missus does a pretty good job for what I normally get done but should I be going somewhere else rather than argy for a decent job at a decent price?
post #23156 of 52472
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Originally Posted by El QUaG View Post

OK quality, but very pricey! $35 for pair of pants shortened and then cuffed!
It is Chifley Tower after all, and they're catering for employees from finance industry. Still though...

$35 for professionally shortened and cuffed trousers isn't expensive - how much an hour do you expect to buy this expertise for?

How much an hour do you earn, with no rental overhead,electricity, phone etc, every hour, not dependent on customers walking in, every day every week of the year?

Do you get paid when you are sick and on holidays?
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Where can I find a decently priced navy double breasted blazer (one in either flannel or serge and the other hopsack or fresco) in australia?

post #23158 of 52472
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Where can I find a decently priced navy double breasted blazer (one in either flannel or serge and the other hopsack or fresco) in australia?
Fletcher Jones used to do almost all of those fabrics in DB blazers back in the day, beautifully cut, Australian made and not comically short lie most of them these days.... But that's not much use to you is it. Cue nostalgic memories... You might struggle.
post #23159 of 52472
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I came across these images from David Reeves the other day on another thread. I notice a few of the American posters didn't really like it and called it "fussy and contrived" . Neat and British style is more what I'd say.
I'd say that many of the American posters often look fussy and contrived. But its in a different way. David is dressed more "English" but thats also unsurprising as he is from a UK tailoring background.
I'm curious as to what other Australians would see in this photo. I'm not so much concerned with individual items but more in overall impressions of acceptability, costume vs well dressed, trying too hard etc. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I'd note that its a very American notion to see this kind of fussy and contrived as something to avoid at all costs. Notwithstanding that many of the preferred American dress styles as evidenced on forum threads are in themselves fussy and contrived.
I think it looks great, FXH. Better than the Christmas-trees-of-tweed look.
post #23160 of 52472
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

I think it looks great, FXH. Better than the Christmas-trees-of-tweed look.

Yeah this gets a thumbs up from me. I quite like it.
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