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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

What looked great on SmQ now is worn in a very different context. I normally see Persols on overweight white dudes who think they're top shit because they're wearing McQueen's glasses. Many consider it naff to wear a big brand across my shirt, or to wear a big sparkly gold branded watch, or to wear shoes with big branded buckles on them, or to own luxury-eurotrash-patterned leather goods or a big Hermes H belt. Why is this different with glasses?

Besides, would SmQ have approved of paying $400 for designer sunnies?

Likewise I kind of agree with you. Persol are very distinctive glasses and I can see how you could call some models fussy or overdesigned. I would imagine it may be a little awkward if you walk into the same room and another chap is wearing the same pair of Steve McQueen specials you are. Then again, Persol make some excellent frames, not all of which have "Steve McQueen" written on them (that is, frankly, pretty try hard).
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I would recommend that you guys have a look at Old Angler for leather goods, particularly the Toscana range.  They are made in Italy from full grain vegetable tanned leather, and there are a myriad of different options and styles.  They are very appropriate for a city briefcase and are quite distinguished.  I have seen the default mid brown colour in person and it is beautiful.  Best of all they are mostly between 200-300 euros.  So about $300-400 AU inc shipping.

post #23883 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Article in todays Guradian http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2013/jan/06/new-dandies-mens-fashion

 

Great read, good to see quality mens outfitters are doing well around the world. Some of those sales growth figures are pretty impressive. I'm somewhat bemused about the 300 quid Givenchy tee-shirts though.

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Have a look at Old Angler leather goods online, particularly their Toscana range.  The leather is full grain vegetable tanned (pelle al vegetale), the bag is made in Italy, the style is classic, distinguished and city appropriate.  I have seen the default brown colour in person and it is beautiful.  Best of all you can get a bag shipped to Australia for about $300 to $400 AUD.  

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perth people: where do you get your hair cut? do you know of any good barbers? thanks

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First day back at work......

First time wearing a coat in 2 weeks, feeling xmas around the waist.





Coat: Herringbone
Shirt: Henry Carter
Tie: Henry Carter printed silk 7 fold
PS: Henry Carter Irish linen (coming soon)
Trousers: MBT blue cotton/linen
Shoes: Herring Reading
post #23887 of 55920
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

First day back at work......
First time wearing a coat in 2 weeks, feeling xmas around the waist.
Coat: Herringbone
Shirt: Henry Carter
Tie: Henry Carter printed silk 7 fold
PS: Henry Carter Irish linen (coming soon)
Trousers: MBT blue cotton/linen
Shoes: Herring Reading

bloody awesome mate - love the tie!
post #23888 of 55920
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post


bloody awesome mate - love the tie!

 

Yeah, that tie is awesome.

 

The white PS seems a little plain to me though, given the colours of the outfit.  I would've gone with something like a deep red.

 

Having said that, I certainly defer to CW's sartorial charm smile.gif

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Hey Jason, your shirt collar seams to curve down a lot more than mine. Do you wear collar stays in yours?

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No I take the stays out, just personal preference really. Could also be the angle of the shot though making it look more curved.
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

No I take the stays out, just personal preference really. Could also be the angle of the shot though making it look more curved.

yeah i never use my stays either but i do prefer the softer look

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So my new shoes from the HerringShoes Christmas sale arrived this morning. Very happy with 'em, especially the Loake Knightsbridge. 

 

 

 

The Timberland boat shoes feel a lot more solid and nicer than the crappy Dek pair I have been wearing recently. Must say, HerringShoe's service is absolutely brilliant - the UK to Australia in 3 days with free shoe horns and polish matched to the colour of each shoe (sans the boat shoes of course). Very quick at replying to e-mails too!

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The Art of Wearing Clothes: The history of this rare masculine art and of the men who practice it supremely well by George Frazier Esquire 1960 http://www.dandyism.net/the-art-of-wearing-clothes/
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Much as I like Sunspel t-shirts I find their prices are a bit over the top, sales increasingly poor and international shipping costs excessive. So, does anyone have experience with similar quality alternatives that I could investigate? I find the fit of the standard Sunspel (non-Riviera) range to be slim enough generally, so alternatives comparable with that would be fine. Thanks for any info!
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T shirts or polos?

 

The special fabric from Vastrm (an affiliate) is excellent. I have Sunspel polos and Vastrm polos and the fit and material of Vastrm is superior. I am comparing a small Sunspel to a small Vastrm. Sunspel is noticeably more expensive.

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