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Originally Posted by flexiflex View Post

The problem seems to be gone after my rant. I have posted the following two threads eariler. would like to hear people's thought:

"your thoughts on Cartier Watch - Tank series.

http://www.cartier.co.uk/#/show-me/timepieces/w5200004-tank-solo-watch,-large-model

http://www.cartier.co.uk/#/show-me/timepieces/w5200003-tank-solo-watch,-large-model

I am looking for dress watch with leather strap, budget is about $2.5k"

I haven't looked at Cartier watches for quite a while, but I would have thought that they would cost a fair bit more than $2500.

I do like the look of the Tank, but I do know that they make both quartz and auto models (although the quartz might only be for the ladies' version of the Tank). Speaking personally, I prefer the automatic model as not only does it seem a bit ridiculous to pay thousands of dollars for a watch with a quartz movement, but I like the idea of wearing a little machine on my wrist!

I suppose that if you're not so much into a horological name brand, you could also look at Raymond Weil as I think that they make rectangular watches. I know that Oris used to have a watch with a rectangular (or almost rectangular, "cushion" case) but I'm not sure if they do anymore.
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Originally Posted by flexiflex View Post

"Last time when I picked up my suits from the tailor I saw there were a pile of ties hanging. the tailor told me that he has been doing lots of tie lately, slimming the width and length to give them a more modern look. all by hand of course.

I didn't even think of such service existed... have people tailored their tie before? what are your thoughts on this?"

I've had a few ties widened by my tailor as I don't like narrow ties!

Seriously, though, there are some businesses dedicated to narrowing and widening ties, such as Tiecrafters in New York (as an example) and most tailors should be able to do it, too (although if you're having it widened you might need to source interlining for the tie).
post #27677 of 51795
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post


On TBM's fit. Firstly I like it, however I still lean towards the reverse combination being the strictly superior choice. I'd like to hear thoughts on this if anyone wants to dive in.

Whilst a navy/blue odd jacket and mid-grey odd trousers is certainly the more commonly-worn combination nowadays, I really like the look of a grey odd jacket with a pair of navy or blue trousers.

I wouldn't have a navy odd jacket in a plain grey worsted, for example - it would have to have a pattern or some interest to the cloth and the cloth of TBM's jacket has a reasonably wide, herringbone-weave pattern.

I've got a similar jacket and it's great to wear in winter with a pair of navy, cord trousers, although I did wear it the other day with a white OCBD shirt, black knit tie, navy trousers and black C&J Audley captoe shoes.
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^^ I know the jacket you're talking about JM, it's lovely smile.gif

What I'm wearing is actually an MJ Bale unlined cotton PoW check. From that distance, and taken with an iPhone, the pattern blends in..
post #27679 of 51795
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I uploaded a picture to the Mr. Porter Global Street Style competition earlier, after a day in the CBD.
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Would love a vote if you think it's worthy -- http://www.mrporterglobalstyle.com/style/melbourne/2786
Well dressed; well done.
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Well I realized after making that post I'm actually wearing that exact combination (blue pants, grey jacket). Obviously I must like it more than I think ... I also forgot the obvious reason amongst those who wear a lot of denim too.

I realise from the responses that my actual question is what does one do for wool blue odd trousers, given the casual lean of the likely combinations alongside the problem of being distinctive (given its problems with blue jackets buying enough pairs to counteract this seems questionable.)
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


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.
Yeah I don't think stripes tend to look that good in a casual outfit. Idiot bully types tend to go for it which is another reason to avoid... Really a striped shirt demands a tie 9 times/10 in my view, with the exception of interesting, thick stripes in the Duchamp style:
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But anything with a contrast collar needs a tie IMO, even if it is a loud, casual stripe (I say stripe only because I've never seen a checked shirt with a contrast collar... and I'm sure I don't want to).
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

^^ I know the jacket you're talking about JM, it's lovely smile.gif

What I'm wearing is actually an MJ Bale unlined cotton PoW check. From that distance, and taken with an iPhone, the pattern blends in..

I have a similar jacket in linen from Boglioli. I really like the way you have put this together and think the navy tie ties (as the name suggests) it together.

Here are a few other thoughts on the grey odd jacket (odd jacket for odd people) -

http://putthison.com/post/28488651244/second-time-a-brown-whether-worn-casually-with

http://jhilla.tumblr.com/post/40679697324/matt-singer-by-tsqrd-for-gq-i-specifically-liked

http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2012/11/casual-gray.html
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About this Friday: Ben (g-banger) and I are in.

 

We're meeting outside Tio's at 6.30pm.

 

Any updates from the rest?

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Gents, any thoughts on this collar?:



This would be for a casual shirt, worn open-necked most of the time. The issue I have with a normal BD collar is that I have a massive head, so I need a big collar for balance, and I don't think a normal BD provides that.
post #27685 of 51795
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Gents, any thoughts on this collar?:
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This would be for a casual shirt, worn open-necked most of the time. The issue I have with a normal BD collar is that I have a massive head, so I need a big collar for balance, and I don't think a normal BD provides that.


Personally, I think that the collar leaves are too spread for a BD collar and that makes it (to my eyes) look a little odd.

If you think that you need a larger collar, have a look at some pictures of Italian BD shirts by companies like Borrelli to get an idea of their style - they tend to have large, long, soft collar leaves but they are not very wide spread.
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Gents, any thoughts on this collar?:



This would be for a casual shirt, worn open-necked most of the time. The issue I have with a normal BD collar is that I have a massive head, so I need a big collar for balance, and I don't think a normal BD provides that.

Nah not a fan, I've seen Herringbone do a collar like this a few times, kinda looks like a hybrid to me. Bit too spread for a BD, like JM says.
post #27687 of 51795
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


I agree with the others generally you want a pointed collar on a BD shirt, but thinking outside the usual "classic menswear" box it might have some appeal in a really casual fabric like a thick multi-coloured check, and a really slim cut to be worn with jeans in a fashion-forwardy kind of way, but it doesn't work at all with a plain white shirt.
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

 

That album is insanely good and insanely brilliant.

 

Frank Ocean is more poppy but enjoyable.

 

I know Rob's into Biggie Smalls (quality choice).

my music interest is pretty diverse. My playlist ranges from Miles Davis, Sidney Bechet, Biggie, 'Pac, Eminem, Winehouse, Ledzep. - not really into dance/trance/techno doosh tho

 

Child of the 80s and 90s .

 

I like biggie because his flow is really on point. Eminem is the same in a different style. Pac i like because he has a better story to tell.

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


I agree with the others generally you want a pointed collar on a BD shirt, but thinking outside the usual "classic menswear" box it might have some appeal in a really casual fabric like a thick multi-coloured check, and a really slim cut to be worn with jeans in a fashion-forwardy kind of way, but it doesn't work at all with a plain white shirt.

agree - that BD looks odd - the only way ive seen this work well is a bigger cutaway(longer points and stand) and a hidden button down to provide the roll. I think Finamore have a collar like this.

post #27690 of 51795
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Gents, any thoughts on this collar?:



This would be for a casual shirt, worn open-necked most of the time. The issue I have with a normal BD collar is that I have a massive head, so I need a big collar for balance, and I don't think a normal BD provides that.

 

A solution to balance the look would be a nice generous collar roll, and this one doesn't have that, IMHO.

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