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post #25996 of 57203
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Originally Posted by deingesicht View Post

I have a pair of tan coloured shoes (Tricker's) and have a matching tan belt (Oroton) which is slightly too light, any ideas on how I can make the belt darker given the shoes will only get darker with time?

 

Further, I think my belt stands out too much, any suggestions on a colour of a belt that could go well?

 

 

Depends on the type of leather in the belt .. obeneuf as said above but i wouldnt use a polish unless its a painted/coated leather.

 

Also i want to see a full length shot of you in these shoes - they are darn bright! I would have started maybe with a light grey suit in summer until the patina buiilds and with denim during winter hehe

post #25997 of 57203
Fair enough, Pete.

I totally understand your predicament. I think on the balance of things if you try and the suit on and it looks the goods, then go for it. Navy chalk strip is still pretty conservative.

And remember what Hardy Amies said...A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.
post #25998 of 57203
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

I was just worried that it will be an overly polished look that may be unsuitable for Sydney. I am thinking hat and umbrella with mahogany saddle briefcase and oxblood Vass oxford captoes.

Yep - probably, but do you care? Depends a bit on your context. If you spend most of your time in the CBD, say North of King St, you may stand out a bit, but not freakishly so. If you are in the suburbs, it might be a bit OTT unless you are very confident.
post #25999 of 57203
Got off at Elizabeth, walked down Park, crossed Castlereagh and turned back down on Pitt towards Mall at 1 pm.

Junkie City.

The dealer must have loaded them all up in the previous 30 minutes because there were at least 6 in various stated of torpor lying against walls or in one case lying twisted and contorted on a public bench in impossible positions.

Where do they all shoot up? In Maccas?

Why that area?

You see lots in town - as my son says "on the Murray Cod" (nod) - but not so many in one area.

Sad to see young people in such a state.
post #26000 of 57203
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Speaking of suits, wife was very keen on a Canali double breasted navy chalk stripe. This is the best picture I could get from Google:

canali-300x300.jpg

Eventually passed, firstly because of price (HK$18000 before alterations), and secondly, not sure whether it stands out too much in Sydney. Also not sure whether I can pull off those massive lapels.  Any fans?

I have a nice Corneliani one that I wear. To be honest the striped suits that have the widest stripes make the suit more out there/unwearble/attention grabbingly negative. I have a navy blue DB linen suit but I don't wear it as the stripes are a little too wide and 'clownish' according to comments.
post #26001 of 57203
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Originally Posted by Selvaggio View Post


Not so sure about this. It may be that the straight members of the forum, or Aussie ones to be more precise, don't think twice about a reference to their significant other, whereas for the gay members such a reference is always loaded - so they may choose not to make such a reference. In other words there may be plenty of gay members, but you just might not know that from their contributions. (As an aside, I have noticed a trend amongst the yanks on the forum of extravagant displays of sexism, almost like they use it as a shield against any suggestion that they might not be straighty-180)

Also, it is a fairly small group of members who actively contribute to this thread - not sure you are getting to statistical significance.

I can see the logic of your view. Discussing style is not something readily done in Australian (straight male) society - so this forum, as an kind of outlet, is going to be of more use to straight guys who loke clothing but don't have anyone to talk to about it. I think that is fairly accurate.

Whereas, style, or fashion if you like, is a more acceptable as a topic of conversation in gay circles. Trouble with this is it is a bit too reliant on stereo-types - real life often doesn't conform.

Some of my gay fiends have no sense of style at all - zip. Some of my straight friends are actually pretty well-dressed a lot of the time. I don't talk to any of them, regardless of their sexuality or style-sense, about clothes - or certainly not to the niche level of detail discussed here.

I think it was someone on this thread that wrote something that really stuck with me. It was along the lines of that because it is frowned upon for men to discuss traditionally 'effeminate' matters, the loudness and enthusiasm of some gays and women in regards to matters of style, taste and design is mistaken for actual expertise in style, taste and design.

post #26002 of 57203
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Nothing like water from the top end.

 

If I am to hit up an Irish Bar, I will need you as my wingman. There is no way I will have the courage to pull this one off alone:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXq4tGt-_64

 

Belt loops, OFF! Tarocash, ON!

 

I'm in!

 

Flights booked!

Do you think Rob will join us? We'll hand out his business cards! cheers.gif

post #26003 of 57203
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

 

I'm in!

 

Flights booked!

Do you think Rob will join us? We'll hand out his business cards! cheers.gif

About time we do a Sydney meetup I reckon.  PoP, Selvaggio, Nabilmust, Michael Sy, Meister, Romp, and apologies to others I may have missed.

 

So how about it? 

post #26004 of 57203
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Do you think Rob will join us? We'll hand out his business cards! cheers.gif

Patrick Bateman: New card. What do you think?
Craig McDermott: Whoa-ho. Very nice. Look at that.
Patrick Bateman: Picked them up from the printer's yesterday.
David Van Patten: Good coloring.
Patrick Bateman: That's bone. And the lettering is something called Silian Rail.
David Van Patten: It's very cool, Bateman, but that's nothing. Look at this.
Timothy Bryce: That is really nice.
David Van Patten: Eggshell with Romalian type. What do you think?
Patrick Bateman: Nice.
Timothy Bryce: Jesus. That is really super. How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?
Patrick Bateman: [Thinking] I can't believe that Bryce prefers Van Patten's card to mine.
Timothy Bryce: But wait. You ain't seen nothin' yet. Raised lettering, pale nimbus. White.
Patrick Bateman: Impressive. Very nice.
David Van Patten: Hmm.
Patrick Bateman: Let's see Paul Allen's card.
Patrick Bateman: [Thinking] Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.
Luis Carruthers: Is something wrong, Patrick? You're sweating.
post #26005 of 57203
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Patrick Bateman: New card. What do you think?
Craig McDermott: Whoa-ho. Very nice. Look at that.
Patrick Bateman: Picked them up from the printer's yesterday.
David Van Patten: Good coloring.
Patrick Bateman: That's bone. And the lettering is something called Silian Rail.
David Van Patten: It's very cool, Bateman, but that's nothing. Look at this.
Timothy Bryce: That is really nice.
David Van Patten: Eggshell with Romalian type. What do you think?
Patrick Bateman: Nice.
Timothy Bryce: Jesus. That is really super. How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?
Patrick Bateman: [Thinking] I can't believe that Bryce prefers Van Patten's card to mine.
Timothy Bryce: But wait. You ain't seen nothin' yet. Raised lettering, pale nimbus. White.
Patrick Bateman: Impressive. Very nice.
David Van Patten: Hmm.
Patrick Bateman: Let's see Paul Allen's card.
Patrick Bateman: [Thinking] Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.
Luis Carruthers: Is something wrong, Patrick? You're sweating.

If you look closely at their cards, you'll see "mergers and acquisitions" is spelled wrongly on all of them. I've never worked out whether this was intentional or a mistake in the movie.

post #26006 of 57203

Your compliment was sufficient, Luis.  

post #26007 of 57203
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

If you look closely at their cards, you'll see "mergers and acquisitions" is spelled wrongly on all of them. I've never worked out whether this was intentional or a mistake in the movie.

I think that I remember noticing that "acquisitions" was spelled incorrectly - without a "c" - on the card of Bateman's nemesis, Paul Allen. I can't recall noticing any other spelling errors, though.
post #26008 of 57203
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

About time we do a Sydney meetup I reckon.  PoP, Selvaggio, Nabilmust, Michael Sy, Meister, Romp, and apologies to others I may have missed.

 

So how about it? 

 

I'm game.

post #26009 of 57203
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

canali-300x300.jpg

yes. I was looking for one last year. couldn't find the perfect one as one to your liking is hard to come by. pair it with dub monks, full cut away collar and a bold tie like a boss.
post #26010 of 57203
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I think it was someone on this thread that wrote something that really stuck with me. It was along the lines of that because it is frowned upon for men to discuss traditionally 'effeminate' matters, the loudness and enthusiasm of some gays and women in regards to matters of style, taste and design is mistaken for actual expertise in style, taste and design.

 

Issues like this irretrievably become littered with generalisations. And so, fittingly, I venture some thoughts with that disclaimer.

 

I echo DR's thoughts, and how he tries to dichotomise 'taste' and 'expertise', in terms of dressing. I might even add a further dichotomy between 'clothes' and 'dressing'. These 4 things are at a constant interplay with each other.

 

Having a certain 'taste' in 'clothes' doesn't necessarily equate to having the 'expertise' to 'dress' oneself. It's not mutually exclusive, either.

 

A 'taste' in certain choice(s) of outfit(s) might be a indicator or orientation, but a flawed one in the majority of situations.

 

Bad taste in clothes doesn't discriminate genders or sexual orientations. Neither does expertise in dressing.

 

And, that, I think, is why it is hard to decipher each other's sexual orientation on this forum thread -- we have in common the pursuit of bettering our expertise in dressing. 

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