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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Post anything 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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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

In all honesty, I'm one who is slightly susceptible to silent SF hero worship and tumblr-stalking.



 



I don't have $$ for amazing visits to London/Naples (like this guy, one of my favourite past SF threads http://www.styleforum.net/t/170554/noob-here-wait-till-london-or-no



or to afford the insane number and quality of items that my favourite SF members have (Spoo, Foo, Manton, maomao). 



 



The flipside is that thrifting is not a viable option, given my lack of time/dedication and perceived slim pickings in Melb. Perhaps, it's easier for those involved in the #menswear vendor community to develop their wardrobes meaningfully, and maybe CW and Romp can comment on this. At the end of the day, you spend within your means and time. I'm particularly impressed with Romp, given that he has a young family and work commitments outside of menswear. CW as well. Amazing. 



 



That's not to say I haven't tried things - I just have to be highly selective, and hence SF has basically changed my purchase/menswear trajectory. 



 



At the end of the day, the basis of SF hero worship is that we're able to live vicariously through senior members. That and working towards your grails is more than half the fun. 



Many of those guys you've mentioned bore me. They may "know their shit" to put it in my own, and others, vernacular, but they also seem to take much of the fun out of clothes and dressing in the process of relaying their knowledge.
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That gif is too funny. 

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P.S. iSurg, I don't think Melbourne op shops are slim pickings. I know CD has picked up many cool items in op shops, a friend of mine, Remy, also picks up lots of cool stuff. I think fxh also picks up cool stuff. The added benefit of thrift shopping at the moment is that there's a song about it, 'Got twenty dollars in my pocket, I'm gonna pop some tags...' foo.gif < I don't know what that emoticon is, but it seemed to fit the mood.
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Many of those guys you've mentioned bore me. They may "know their shit" to put it in my own, and others, vernacular, but they also seem to take much of the fun out of clothes and dressing in the process of relaying their knowledge.

 

 

 

I guess their douche-baggery does take out a lot of the fun (mainly manton). Foo is just really particular about details, but PG was like that too before he found love and cycling. I guess I try to look past that and draw out the aesthetic that appeals to me. Granted, a lot of the appeal is actually good photography. 

 

I also argue that, at that SF level, it's the jerks that post the most. The better ones realise that SF is a waste of their time and move on. 

 

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. 

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It is Ring Jacket.
You going to rock it on chilly Mildura nights?

 

Maybe. Depends on price, it's also something I think looks cool, but would really want to try on to see if I didn't just end up looking like a tosser.

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P.S. iSurg, I don't think Melbourne op shops are slim pickings. I know CD has picked up many cool items in op shops, a friend of mine, Remy, also picks up lots of cool stuff. I think fxh also picks up cool stuff. The added benefit of thrift shopping at the moment is that there's a song about it, 'Got twenty dollars in my pocket, I'm gonna pop some tags...' foo.gif < I don't know what that emoticon is, but it seemed to fit the mood.

 

 

 

True. I then defer to having minimal free time (but enough free time to post, lol), and being a 36 short.

Add in the obvious lack of awareness for good thrifting spots. 

 

In your opinion, do you think thrifting in Melb can reach Broke and Bespoke heights? My impression was "no", but I'm happy to be corrected in my thinking. 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

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. 

Paging Sator...
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

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. 

Read the book a few years ago and was a bit unimpressed by the whole Art of War approach to dressing if you wander over to AAAC you'll see a totaly different take expressed in relation to his POV. But then i think CBD is Classical Business Dress, fuck conservatives.

Any Sydneyites going to the Zegna event, I will be there on Wednesday and hope that the bones have not been picked clean by then.
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

I'm particularly impressed with Romp, given that he has a young family and work commitments outside of menswear. CW as well. Amazing. 

 

I agree. Everything Rob wears is excellent. Looks damn excellent as well. I wish I was him.


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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Any Sydneyites going to the Zegna event, I will be there on Wednesday and hope that the bones have not been picked clean by then.

I wonder what is going to be sold, and at what price?

 

Do they have the full Zegna range?

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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

In all honesty, I'm one who is slightly susceptible to silent SF hero worship and tumblr-stalking.



 



I don't have $$ for amazing visits to London/Naples (like this guy, one of my favourite past SF threads http://www.styleforum.net/t/170554/noob-here-wait-till-london-or-no



or to afford the insane number and quality of items that my favourite SF members have (Spoo, Foo, Manton, maomao). 



 



The flipside is that thrifting is not a viable option, given my lack of time/dedication and perceived slim pickings in Melb. Perhaps, it's easier for those involved in the #menswear vendor community to develop their wardrobes meaningfully, and maybe CW and Romp can comment on this. At the end of the day, you spend within your means and time. I'm particularly impressed with Romp, given that he has a young family and work commitments outside of menswear. CW as well. Amazing. 



 



That's not to say I haven't tried things - I just have to be highly selective, and hence SF has basically changed my purchase/menswear trajectory. 



 



At the end of the day, the basis of SF hero worship is that we're able to live vicariously through senior members. That and working towards your grails is more than half the fun. 


Well Thanks for the kind words. I guess it is easier in some ways for us to build a wardrobe but definitely harder in others. Easier because we obviously only pay cost price for our own stuff but harder because what spare money I have is generally invested back in to the business, or more recently being put aside for my own upcoming family in 8 weeks time. So like a lot of people before me, I just do what I have to do to support my family. And as long as I can do that, have a roof over my head, a company I'm proud of and time for the occasional trip to the mountains for a fish then I'm happy.

I can't really comment on the thrifting aspect as I've not really done much over the years but I can say that SF is a great resource if used properly to build a wardrobe at a lot cheaper than it would otherwise cost, while supporting vendors that run their businesses on passion and not just profit margins.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I wonder what is going to be sold, and at what price?

Do they have the full Zegna range?

Its Xmas and at 90%off one lives in hope.

As for WAYWRN one of my faves is upr_crust. However some of Spoo's sports coats are very slick.
post #23264 of 55987
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Two questions re ties:
1) should you put the small blade into the self loop?
2) would a glen plaid like Jason's qualify as a wedding tie or is it strictly macclesfield?
3) on what occasion is a spitalfield worn?

Up to you - the good thing about style is that it is what you make of it. I dont like the keeper but thats me... some like keeper + tie bar etc etc which isnt me. Try both and work out what you prefer:)

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

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?

This is how I wore Jason's check tie at a recent event ...

 

 

700

 

 

In other news i just unwrapped a white popover and took a quick and dirty pic for all those that were enquiring. Ill take some proper shots this week and actually give it an iron too :)

 

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I must say I am addicted to keeper + tie bars beyond all redemption - when I don't wear a tie bar I find that it starts getting in my food all of a sudden.... -5 sprezz points
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