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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post


Sounds like a bloke who has never owned a home. Problem with this is, those people, 99% of the time that rent never invest the difference between rent and mortgage mostly because they can't afford it (hence why renting in the first place) or they are themselves saving for a house deposit. I'm sure they are out there but I've never met 1 person that rents but has a huge share portfolio instead for example, not counting super of course.

 

CW, you have officially met one now.

 

:)

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My little bit of something special, thanks to the talented Andy Mock of Blackthorn Leather:

 

 

Love the brass hardware:

 

post #27633 of 53491
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

My little bit of something special, thanks to the talented Andy Mock of Blackthorn Leather:

 

 

Love the brass hardware:

 

That is very very nice icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #27634 of 53491
Fxh:

I generally agree with those assessments - or at least the relativities, if not all the weightings you give for bus/cas in each case (as you say depends on what you wear them with and perhaps we have different things in mind). IMO with a couple of exceptions you could conceivably wear all of those as business shirts, so maybe the qualifier should be "conservative" business, which would significantly limit your choices.

Blue striped shirts are quite common cheapo work shirts here (think Lowes or Ganton poly-cotton ones), so they are seen as a safe choice and one in which you're not likely to stand out compared to say, a black striped shirt (which in theory should be no less formal but somehow it looks that way). Number 3 and number 6 in your examples are pretty similar apart from colour, but the black would be the only one that would cut it as a cocktail shirt, and be more likely to get you noticed at work, for good or bad.

Stripes are more versatile than checks, though I do prefer the latter for smart casual wear. Of these two below you could only just wear the blue one with a tie (though I wouldn't personally), and neither of them really goes with a dark suit IMO (the open necked gingham shirt and charcoal suit look is a favourite among boofhead TV sports presenters). They would look nice under the right sportscoats though.
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post #27635 of 53491
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Fxh: I generally agree with those assessments - or at least the relativities, if not all the weightings you give for bus/cas in each case (as you say depends on what you wear them with and perhaps we have different things in mind). IMO with a couple of exceptions you could conceivably wear all of those as business shirts, so maybe the qualifier should be "conservative" business, which would significantly limit your choices.

yeah I agree - I wouldn't want to defend the ratios - but it was interesting to do it without much thought and overthinking as it does clarify, at least to me, how I tend to view the shirts on first impressions.

I was thinking more of their limitations for casual wear rather than limitations for bus/formal. I really dislike the fine business shirt undone two buttons for outside work, either at nights, weekends or casual. I hugely dislike that look with a dark suit.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Blue striped shirts are quite common cheapo work shirts here (think Lowes or Ganton poly-cotton ones), so they are seen as a safe choice and one in which you're not likely to stand out compared to say, a black striped shirt (which in theory should be no less formal but somehow it looks that way). Number 3 and number 6 in your examples are pretty similar apart from colour, but the black would be the only one that would cut it as a cocktail shirt, and be more likely to get you noticed at work, for good or bad.

yup. The Black Stripe is definitely nightime, cocktail or whatever it would be called these days. Basically best worn open necked but would work fine with tie at cocktail or restaurant. (But really who wears a tie to a restaurant these days??)
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Stripes are more versatile than checks, though I do prefer the latter for smart casual wear. Of these two below you could only just wear the blue one with a tie (though I wouldn't personally), and neither of them really goes with a dark suit IMO (the open necked gingham shirt and charcoal suit look is a favourite among boofhead TV sports presenters). They would look nice under the right sportscoats though.

Agree about stripes. Checks are good but chunky checks need a jacket to break up the grid and torso enlarging effects of a chunky check shirt. Not in favour of them with tie but it can be done ok. Trouble is these days too many boofheads think its cutting edge to wear one open necked with a dark suit or to pull out a solid coloured shiny satin tie and whack a full fist Windsor knot on a weird coloured check shirt. So best us real cognoscenti avoid the look lest we be grouped with the "edgy" sheep.
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post #27636 of 53491
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

So much finance speak.

I just fucking love the menswear. Where are all the ties for my Tuesday?

 

Here's one for you:

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I found it extremely difficult to join the conversation being new here at SF. Everytime I put up a post I was reminded that because I am new it needs to go through the screening process to make sure I am " human"... I don't know who invent this process but it is frustrating because my post would then show up 24 hours after.

 

I would be lucky to get any response...

 

And no, I don't want to stack up my posts just for the sake of it.

 

end of rant. and thanks for listening...

post #27638 of 53491
Anyone interestd in Pal Zileri shirts for $45? A few other low prices here too.

http://www.italianimports.com.au/mens/w3/i1003457/
post #27639 of 53491
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Originally Posted by flexiflex View Post

I found it extremely difficult to join the conversation being new here at SF. Everytime I put up a post I was reminded that because I am new it needs to go through the screening process to make sure I am " human"... I don't know who invent this process but it is frustrating because my post would then show up 24 hours after.

I would be lucky to get any response...

And no, I don't want to stack up my posts just for the sake of it.

end of rant. and thanks for listening...

I feel your pain flexiflex; this is a hot button on the Constructive Ideas to Improve the Forum thread lately. Maybe you should get over there and add your voice to the outcry.

And welcome to the Australian Members thread. We're much nicer and more stylish than everyone else. :-)
post #27640 of 53491
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Originally Posted by flexiflex View Post

I found it extremely difficult to join the conversation being new here at SF. Everytime I put up a post I was reminded that because I am new it needs to go through the screening process to make sure I am " human"...

Are we human, or are we dancer?
post #27641 of 53491
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

Some people with shitloads of money end up poorer than some people on average wage

 

some people are so poor, all they have is money.

post #27642 of 53491

Any of you guys have experience with Vass; after having a 2 month long fetish over at their thread I feel like Vass is the most 'Bang-for-Buck' shoe a 'shoe-aficionado' can get.

BTW

Anyone listen to hip hop? Haven't in a long while; but got back into it as a friend bought me an album; anyone hear good kid, maad city by kendrick lamar?

post #27643 of 53491
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Any of you guys have experience with Vass; after having a 2 month long fetish over at their thread I feel like Vass is the most 'Bang-for-Buck' shoe a 'shoe-aficionado' can get.

 

 

Why do you believe this?

post #27644 of 53491

for the guys who've shopped at howard yount. would his products be able to be sent to the aus post parcel lockers?

post #27645 of 53491
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Why do you believe this?

Around 600 AUD for shoes which people are 'touted' close to JL or EG quality; oh an the budapester last was made for my feet! (comparison to a budapester last I've seen in IRL).

Also keyword is 'fetish' :P

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