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post #25021 of 57963

I saw that in the Epaulet thread.

 

You're welcome, of course.

post #25022 of 57963
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Anyone know I'd double monk offer a package deal? E.g. If I go with:
C&J: 485
Shoe trees: x amount (not sure)
Plus some polish: x amount (let's say I buy polish for about the same as the trees)
Do you reckon they'd be willing to take one of the x's off or are they one of the strict pricing people?
You reckon this will fetch a ill less than 550? That's the deal I made with the wife.

post #25023 of 57963
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Anyone know I'd double monk offer a package deal? E.g. If I go with:
C&J: 485
Shoe trees: x amount (not sure)
Plus some polish: x amount (let's say I buy polish for about the same as the trees)
Do you reckon they'd be willing to take one of the x's off or are they one of the strict pricing people?
You reckon this will fetch a ill less than 550? That's the deal I made with the wife.

 

C&J shoes trees are $95.

When I was there some guy bought a pair of C&J's and Nick threw in the Saphir shoe polish on the house.

post #25024 of 57963

Bunny the haggler.

post #25025 of 57963
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Nice to know I'm not the only one thinking this :P

Also apro; the comments on Nick's whiskey was completely unnecessary...I defend whiskey with meh life...oh and Nick smile.gif

Also thanks for the advice on the shoes I'll ask me anyways and try to get me for 550; if anyone's gotten a similar deal from dubmonk feel free to speak up.
Mate I always buy cheap shoe trees from amazon(AE/Woodlore ) . Different brand shoe trees won't really make a difference unless of course if you buy bespoke pair of shoes with lasted shoe trees.
Anyway I am waiting for 2 pairs of RL marlows penny and tassel (;
post #25026 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Bunny the haggler.

smile.gif

Also black guys can't stare down black guys :P
Or else this happens...
post #25027 of 57963
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Also apro; the comments on Nick's whiskey was completely unnecessary...I defend whiskey with meh life...oh and Nick smile.gif
 

 

I lol'd. 

 

PSA: Ralph Lauren Chatswood Chase has 60% off certain lines (polos for example, are down to 47 bucks, which ain't bad) and they also stock a decent amount of black label, but only purple label wallets. Herringbone Chatswood Chase still has C&J Penny Loafers half-price.

post #25028 of 57963

Hi all, first post here so go easy :)

 

What do you guys think of Rodd and Gunn? Actually they have clothing now branded R&G which is aimed at the younger buyer. 

They have a 2 year guarantee on some of their stuff too. Recently bought a jacket(more like a half coat) for 50% off at R&G store in Chadstone. Label says Italian fabric but it's made in China.  

post #25029 of 57963
I'm about to go full retard and get a tweed blazer made with elbow patches. Which fabric do you guys prefer? I'm leaning towards the last one.



post #25030 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

I'm about to go full retard and get a tweed blazer made with elbow patches. Which fabric do you guys prefer? I'm leaning towards the last one.

 

 

If you can find it, I find I'm much more partial to these sorts of tweeds

 

 

YMMV though.

post #25031 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

I'm about to go full retard
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and get a tweed blazer made with elbow patches. Which fabric do you guys prefer? I'm leaning towards the last one.



 

 

 

NEVER go full retard.

 

post #25032 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I had no idea that there is a global 'rule book to clothing'. I took Manton as a general guide to looking better. Not a black and white manifesto to men's clothing.

Actually, there are several definitive books on classic menswear. Read Flusser, Roetzel, and Boyer. Then you will begin to understand how wrong you are about this. Manton just happens to be exceptionally well-studied in the area.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Us young guys aren't trying to 'get to the top, by taking shortcuts'. What the hell is the top? Top of Styleforum? Top of society?

Young men are interested in buying clothing that: has been made by someone that has committed their lives to making the highest quality clothing (and can make the highest quality clothing), obtaining the best fabrics, something that they think makes them look good, and their family, friends and associates like on them.

Excuse me, I'm 31. I was 25 in 2007. I entered college in 2000. Since that time, I've personally witnessed the emergence of classic menswear as an interest for 20-something and 30-something men--in 2000, virtually no socially normal 25-year-old was looking to get into tailored clothing. What you don't understand is that the emergence of classic menswear rode very heavily on the back of internet discussion, which in turn thrived on knowledge from older, wiser men for whom such clothing was already a lifestyle, as well as from the literary authorities mentioned above. If you knew your Flusser, if you had browsed through the old Apparel Arts illustrations, you would have some much more insightful perspective on what now drives people to look at Pitti and flip through Tumblrs featuring tailored clothing. I will go so far as to say: without the internet forums to revive forgotten knowledge (yes, "rules") about classic menswear, the revival would not have happened in the first place. This stuff did not appear in Esquire or GQ--and still doesn't .

Now the problem is that an entirely new generation has joined the fray. And you are totally ignorant of how the current state of things has developed. You don't understand that, yes, there is a body of knowledge and rules underlying what you mistake as an organic welling-up of self-expressive energy. Hence, when you see outfits at Pitti, you have no idea what is clownish and what is not. You cannot even begin to interpret what is worn there as serious, earnest clothing, versus what is a stunt to showcase product features or start a new trend.
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Hi Foo,

You must have some sort of Manton post alerts system set up, impressive. I completely understand that Manton's tone in non serious, which is what I was trying to explain. I think it's easy to misinterpret some of his half serious rules/suggestions and take them as make-or-break style laws. I have thoroughly enjoyed a lot of what he posts (and indeed what you have posted), I didn't mean to suggest otherwise

wtf

I have been on this forum for six years. I have over sixteen-thousand posts. Needless to say, I notice a lot of things just because I'm here. That includes this woefully misguided discussion. See above.
post #25033 of 57963
Thank you foo.
post #25034 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

I'm about to go full retard and get a tweed blazer made with elbow patches. Which fabric do you guys prefer? I'm leaning towards the last one.

 
I currently suffer from the same affliction, I like the last but I have also noticed some nice examples with just a touch of a contrasting color which are also quite nice. Will you go all the way with bi-swing and such??        http://www.williampowell.com/Mens/Mens-Shooting-Clothing/Mens-Shooting-Suits/William-Powell-Tweed-Action-Back-Jacket_MJC620.htm
 
 


post #25035 of 57963
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Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post



 I merely wanted to know if a white shirt with brown jacket as pictured worked.

While I think some general advice extracted from those posts is good: ie read the books/ know the rules, I was personally hoping for a bit of direct advice from someone experienced to see if I was on the right track with my assessment. lookaround.gif

 

I am new to 'style' (lol) and trying to grasp and internalise the concepts. I have read a few books (Roetzel mainly, and 'Andy'), and to me with your brief description and picture, I immediately thought 'possibly too contrasty'. I would try the same outfit with a light blue shirt, and then also try the same outfit (white shirt) with a more muted tie. 

 

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Ive just finished Season 1 of Boardwalk Empire, and apart from being one great show, the men are dressed beautifully throughout (1920's). Heaps of tab collars and beautiful suits and coats all round. Collars were 'big' in those days, although cant say that style really appeals to me. 

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