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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


I can answer the first 2,
1) Doesn't matter, whatever floats your boat. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.
2) Don't read too much in to the stuff on blogs about what's appropriate and what's not. In this case I assume you have been reading A Suitable Wardrobe? In Australia, just wearing a tie to a wedding these days is a feat in itself for many people. I certainly didn't wear a macclesfield for my own. FWIW, I think the plaid is a good wedding tie and I've sold quite a few for that purpose alone. With a white shirt, charcoal suit and black shoes would be preferable.

 

This is exactly what I wore on Saturday night together with a white linen pocket square - clean and sharp!

 

What the heck is a spitalfield?

post #23237 of 48550

Help wanted.

 

I am getting sick of these cat whisker creases at the crotch of my suit pants. 

 

How do you deal with this problem?  What fabric should I select to minimise them?

 

Thanks heaps.

post #23238 of 48550
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

I propose a cage fight for the title at the next Melbourne meetup...

Hardly seems fair since CD has only one arm and Gerry is too nice to hit anyone.
post #23239 of 48550
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

What the heck is a spitalfield?

Refers to the region of cheshire (then spitalfield) in England which had a community of Huguenot immigrants famous for their silk. The weave is slightly larger than that of macclesfield, and supposedly the tie is less formal because of this.
post #23240 of 48550
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Help wanted.

I am getting sick of these cat whisker creases at the crotch of my suit pants. 

How do you deal with this problem?  What fabric should I select to minimise them?

Thanks heaps.

I'll let the fabric gurus provide specific recommendations - but I will just note that the heavier the fabric the less likely this is to be a problem. At the extreme, flannel and tweed avoid it - but you can't really wear them in Sydney except for the middle three/four months of the year.

So I'd be interested in the answer to this as well - what is a heavier weight fabric (with associated benefits of drape, not crushing as much etc) but still wearable in our climate?
post #23241 of 48550
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post


Hardly seems fair since CD has only one arm and Gerry is too nice to hit anyone.

 

I collect shoes to use as throwing ammo - ever been hit by a gunboat?

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I wore a paisley silk PS in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today, FWIW.
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To preempt the inevitable joke: no, I was not the defendant.
post #23244 of 48550
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Sorry, forgot about the spitalfield one frown.gif
And manton's 'the suit' is what I have been reading. The man is a god.
I'd be careful about calling other men gods on internet forums, some of them have big enough ego's already....

Read through some of the awfully petty arguments he has with randoms on here through various posts and your god status will change pretty quickly. Like I said before, don't get too caught up on the rules. If it looks good, then that's what matters.
post #23245 of 48550
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I used to swear I'd never wear a PS because I didn't want to stand out too much. Now I wear one pretty much every day, and nearly always a patterned/coloured on; rarely plain white.
The response, especially from the ladies, is uniformly positive, even in an IT setting. (Mind you, if people think I'm a wanker for wearing one, I suppose they are not going to say it to my face). I reckon that I am starting to see more guys wearing them around the place.
The other thing I like about it is it is a form of personal branding. People sent to meet for the first time are told you can't miss him; he's the guy in the PS. Very handy when we never sit in the same place from day to day. Since it makes me more identifiable it may help with re-engagements down the track, as I reckon people will better remember me than all the bland, grey geeks that go through the place. Of course it's up to me to make that a pleasant memory.

I've found that when you wear clothes that fit well with confidence, eschewing the fashion-forward clown colors and accessories, the net effect on those around you is a positive one.

And ironically, given that most try to dress down to the point it just looks sloppy, people automatically assume you're someone to be respected and treat you as the alpha.

Women think you're the big bad wolf and flirt outrageously with you as well. nod[1].gif
post #23246 of 48550
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I'd be careful about calling other men gods on internet forums, some of them have big enough ego's already....
Read through some of the awfully petty arguments he has with randoms on here through various posts and your god status will change pretty quickly. Like I said before, don't get too caught up on the rules. If it looks good, then that's what matters.

I'm sick and tired of the whole forum elder / god BS.

What is it with yanks and mindless hero worshipping?
post #23247 of 48550
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post


I'm sick and tired of the whole forum elder / god BS.
What is it with yanks and mindless hero worshipping?

It is completely beyond me what motivates someone to requote a whole WAYWRN post, simply to add something like "wow looks great as always spoo". Then again, most of that thread is beyond me.

 

I've recently seen such worshipping begin concerning certain posters with 34,000 posts, which scares me.

 

My theory is the average SF member is a godless materialist, with a need to fill that empty space through constant prayer through posting and worship of the mystical SF deities.

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For those who haven't read it Manton's book is the most concise for hard and fast sartorial rules. I don't agree with everything he says but its a fantastic guide to appropriate dress and conservative ideology. 

post #23249 of 48550
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

My theory is the average SF member is a godless materialist, with a need to fill that empty space through constant prayer through posting and worship of the mystical SF deities in their wardrobe.

Fixed for you.
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I was looking for some wax for a vintage Belstaff Trialmaster (http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2012/12/dropping-knowledge-the-belstaff-trialmaster-jacket.html) I have that needs a bit of love. There seemed to be plenty choice in surplus and outdoors store. In the end I went with a spray one (and I wanted to see how that would go, a lot easier that heating up a tin, laying the jacket out etc) - http://www.bogong.com.au/storm-spray-wax-250ml.html
Have sprayed my jacket now so will see how it looks once it has been left to dry. One can was only just enough to do the jacket. I may have to splash out and put the time in with a tin of wax to get better results (tins were about $8, the spray was $15). I am sure you can source Drizabone (or even Barbour and Belstaff) products around but not sure what the benefit would be. I was just trying this method out as it was quick, cheap and easy. If necessary I will spend more time and money but it is a pretty beat up old jacket.
I would like to wear it like this -
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-after-ralph-lauren-nyc/ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
or this (left) -
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-before-the-ralph-lauren-show-nyc/ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
but not sure A) I could pull it off B) look good (I know this look polarises people) and C) there would be any place in Australia were it would be appropriate.
Perhaps like this would be more appropriate when Melbourne's weather turns -
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-spring-st-new-york-10/ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
or this -
http://www.thesartorialist.com/photos/on-the-street-mario-testino-milano/ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I am going to Vietnam in January and hear it can be cool in the north so will probably wear it there (any Vietnam tips welcome).
The reason I was in the city was to check out the MJ Bale store and get my Kris Kringle sorted (got my wife's sister boyfriend). MJ Bale was a pleasure, spoke with Tom for too long (on my lunch break). He has a good eye and plenty of passion and knowledge of men's clothing. He was keen to visit Double Monk when it opened. He sorted me out with the Kris Kringle present (bang on budget - $70) - a light blue checked shirt (MJ Bale has a sale on select products at the moment).
They have plenty of lovely clothes there. I tried on the Xavier jacket (they only had khaki in store) and it fitted really well for off the rack. I was very tempted by the khaki but was interested in the blue too. They were happy to order it in for me from Sydney if I wanted. I would def. go back to MJ Bale if I needed anything else, great prices, stylish products (in a range of qualities to suit a variety of budgets) and, importantly, friendly, passionate staff and an inviting atmosphere.
Anyway I came home still thinking about the Xavier jacket and trousers and tossing up between khaki or blue (or if I really needed a suit with four weeks of holiday coming up). Got onto my old friend Google and started looking around. Turns out The Men's Shop (.com.au) have a 25% off all stock (until midnight tonight, code AUSNZ25) and they had my size in the jacket and the trouser in the blue, so I order them. Not sure how much use they will get until mid January but quite looking forward to their arrival (speaking of which, no sign of my order from Sunspel yet).

Following on from my own, slightly too long, post last week.

The Xavier jacket and trousers in blue from MJ Bale which I ordered from The Men's Shop arrived yesterday (I know on a Sunday). The fit etc is a good as the khaki one. However, the blue looks a lot more casual than I thought would (too light), I am not sure if it is really useful for my needs and I think the colour might wash me out a little. Think I might take advantage of The Men's Shop 30 day returns policy. It would be better to put the money towards something more useful, maybe even wait and save for another P Johnson and get exactly what I want. Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gain.

In terms of the spray on wax for my Belstaff Trialmaster, it seems to have worked fairly well. The main issue was there just was not enough wax to get the whole jacket substantially covered. I think next time I would just put the time and effort in to use wax in a tin (good post on that here, esp. with the whisky - http://vestislegis.tumblr.com/post/27536251409/a-weekend-wax-job).
post #23250 of 48550
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I'd be careful about calling other men gods on internet forums, some of them have big enough ego's already....
Read through some of the awfully petty arguments he has with randoms on here through various posts and your god status will change pretty quickly. Like I said before, don't get too caught up on the rules. If it looks good, then that's what matters.

Post any combination that Manton hasn't "approved" and be prepared to be treated like you've just raped the pope during mass. Knows his stuff but is an epic douche.
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