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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Blahman was being sarcastic.

(Sort of) got it in one. I think Blah may be suffering from one too many K-Pop Hello Kitty fantasies and has finally cracked. stirpot.gif

 

On a not-at-all related note, do you gents have a good source for running & gymwear online?

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

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.
 

I can't disagree with what is being said here. When I look at Pitti, all I can deduce is what I think looks good and what doesn't. I couldn't categorise it as well as you. But I don't understand, I am not claiming I could categorise the clothing as well as you? Should I be? Are you trying to say that you know more about classic menswear than I? I am certainly not arguing that!

 

I don't understand what you are trying to achieve. What do you want? Do you want more young men to get out of bed and read a book to tell them what to wear that day? Do you want young men to stop 'announcing' their clothing as classic menswear when it really isn't? Do you want more young men to try and wear the same clothing as you (as dictated by the authors listed)?

 

Nicholas asked, "does this shirt look good with this jacket", and copped and ear full. I am just asking why that happened. Why the vitriol?

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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post

 do you gents have a good source for running & gymwear online?

I am trying to find something like this as well. Running shoes/shorts/tops and vibram 5-fingers. Let me know if you dig anything up worthwhile.

 

I bought some stuff from Rebel sport a while back. It is all pretty average.

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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.

Sigh. I think it was clear I was joking. I am quite aware of your history and stand on this forum.

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Sigh. I think it was clear I was joking. I am quite aware of your history and stand on this forum.

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

* - photos are often snapshots of a lifestyle, with the clothing being merely an accessory to the implied prestige of said lifestyle. Why post a photo of an outfit that tells me nothing about the fit, and with such poor colour balance that I can't tell anything about the colours either? Who gives a shit that you're drinking a glass of whiskey at a bar? Am I meant to be impressed by the fact that you're paying 6x the cost to drink outside? You're on f*cking SF, not WhiskeyForum.

With the obvious exception of the joys found in the athletic women appreciation thread, this is the single greatest post I've seen on SF in a while.
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I am trying to find something like this as well. Running shoes/shorts/tops and vibram 5-fingers. Let me know if you dig anything up worthwhile.

I bought some stuff from Rebel sport a while back. It is all pretty average.
There's always wiggle.co.uk, and while their postage times are pretty good (usually 7 days, and free over 50gbp) I was hoping for something a little more local.

On the other hand, I'm struggling to think of a downside in what I just said.
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Originally Posted by burnso View Post

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. 

 

Thanks for the feedback, will try to change up the shirt colours and see if there's something that doesn't 'pop' as much. Perhaps a slightly off-white/creamy shirt would have worked better, as the white shirt worn was almost 'metallic', if that makes sense. But, first things first, will go through some light blues.

 

 


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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I can't disagree with what is being said here. When I look at Pitti, all I can deduce is what I think looks good and what doesn't. I couldn't categorise it as well as you. But I don't understand, I am not claiming I could categorise the clothing as well as you? Should I be? Are you trying to say that you know more about classic menswear than I? I am certainly not arguing that!

 

I don't understand what you are trying to achieve. What do you want? Do you want more young men to get out of bed and read a book to tell them what to wear that day? Do you want young men to stop 'announcing' their clothing as classic menswear when it really isn't? Do you want more young men to try and wear the same clothing as you (as dictated by the authors listed)?

 

Nicholas asked, "does this shirt look good with this jacket", and copped and ear full. I am just asking why that happened. Why the vitriol?

 

Well said. The misguided response to such a simple question (which seemed to reshape the actual content of others' posts) is remarkable. On the other hand, it's certainly understandable - occasionally people let their own insecurities get to them and it happens more often than not in online text mediums such as forums. I think what happened here is apropos read my post, your light-hearted post, then Darts (which was a little aggressive toward Manton, p'haps tounge in cheek), and assumed (wrongly) there was some sort of cultural revolution in the works. That prompted the ego-stroking diarrhea that followed.

 

@Dart: your previous post (re: Manton alert feature) was obviously a joke, which I think the majority certainly understood - there is a lot of talking across purposes lately -  people responding to what people 'think' others have said rather than taking the time to read. So all in all, no hard feelings!

 

One good thing that came out of this discussion: I was reminded to re-purchase Alan Flusser's "Dressing the Man". Unfortunately when I moved back to Aus. after living in the UK, my hardcopy was a casualty of airline weight restrictions. It was a sad day. Anyone know if a local bookstore in Sydney stocks it? Or p'haps Henry Bucks?


Edited by Nicholas D C - 1/26/13 at 5:26pm
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Originally Posted by Nicholas D C View Post

One good thing that came out of this discussion: I was reminded to re-purchase Alan Flusser's "Dressing the Man". Unfortunately when I moved back to Aus. after living in the UK, my hardcopy was a casualty of airline weight restrictions. It was a sad day. Anyone know if a local bookstore in Sydney stocks it? Or p'haps Henry Bucks?

Got mine from Amazon

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I am trying to find something like this as well. Running shoes/shorts/tops and vibram 5-fingers. Let me know if you dig anything up worthwhile.

I bought some stuff from Rebel sport a while back. It is all pretty average.

I like the 2XU stuff, and we have a store locally but I also buy a lot of running stuff from the puma outlet as well, mainly because I see running gear as somewhat disposable. I could never bring myself to wear 5 fingers, purely because of how ridiculous they look.
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Originally Posted by Marbles View Post

Got mine from Amazon

 

Thanks, just ordered mine for a reasonable price ($40 inc. delivery) from the UK site. Makes a good coffee table book as well, I think.

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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

With the obvious exception of the joys found in the athletic women appreciation thread, this is the single greatest post I've seen on SF in a while.

Meh Asian Girls Appreciation Thread much betterer.

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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I like the 2XU stuff, and we have a store locally but I also buy a lot of running stuff from the puma outlet as well, mainly because I see running gear as somewhat disposable. I could never bring myself to wear 5 fingers, purely because of how ridiculous they look.

http://2xuoutlet.com.au/

Bargains to be had.
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Thanks for the link Blah, ours is an outlet too but they don't have a great deal of stock that's worthwhile usually.

Dunno about everyone else but I've had a great Sunday, taken it easy most of the morning, started building a new compost bin out of old pallets, mowed the lawn and now sitting out the back having a few Peroni's. Plus with the pub holiday tomorrow life is good.

Hopefully at least this thread will be minus the negative, rambling posts of the last few 24 hours for at least a few days. The Australian members thread is an oasis from all of that, so let's try and keep it that way.
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Dearly beloved culprits (you know who you are)

Cut the patronizing bullshit already eh?

1) The Aussie thread is a good place for sharing info, horsing around and indulging in other chilled-out trivialities. Leave you bloody ego at the virtual door please.

2) It's one thing to give someone your opinion. Politely. It's something else to snub and deride them just because of what they wear, or don't wear.

3) Even if you're actually trying to be helpful (as opposed to being an ass for the sake of it), think before you type; how often is it that peppering someone with insults leads them to accept your so-called advice? Think about it.

4) FFS, it's only clothes. Relax a little; it'll do your bp good.
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