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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

KUH-NIG-ETS

 

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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

On a completely different note - leather jackets.

I've never really had a good, well fitting leather jacket and have wanted one for a long time. Last time I got interested in looking around again I came across the NZ mob Magnoli, who do custom jackets and also reproductions of ones featured in films. Whilst this sounds potentially hokey, a bit of searching seems to indicate that they are reasonably well thought of in terms of quality, including on some SF threads (admittedly from a while back).

The idea of getting MTM is appealing now that I've been down that path with other garments and the risk seems more manageable. Anybody had experience with Magnoli that would like to comment?

Go check out superfuture for a bit they have a lot of denim/leather/workwear enthusiasts and there's probably a few great threads there; i generally tend to read as there's a wealth of info there just not post as I don't think I could cope with being on 2 forums :)

post #28322 of 57935
A few pagers back, someone posted a great simple step by step shoe shine tutorial.

Anyone have a link/quote?

Ta
post #28323 of 57935
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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

KUH-NIG-ETS

Go check out superfuture for a bit they have a lot of denim/leather/workwear enthusiasts and there's probably a few great threads there; i generally tend to read as there's a wealth of info there just not post as I don't think I could cope with being on 2 forums smile.gif

Theres a thread called the Temple of Jawnz or TOJ thread, the brand is now called "John Coppidge". It's all you need for leather.
post #28324 of 57935
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

A few pagers back, someone posted a great simple step by step shoe shine tutorial.

Anyone have a link/quote?

Ta

 

This one?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o135MzEDjws

post #28325 of 57935
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I always say Raw Denim is for Graphic Designers (ie people who can wear them everyday). Been through a few pairs and just got the shits with them breaking in.

Eventually found by chance a pair of G-Star Raw, that they say are Raw but are somehow much much softer and don't need breaking in, nor did they stretch like crap. They do have the same look as your typical dark, stiff RD does though. Best jeans I've ever bought and no bells and whistles like most of the other awful G-stars. I must say I don't wash them all that much either, probably once every month or 2, unless they get stained.

No offence to any Graphic Designers that may be among us

There is some gstar raw atelier in Melbourne that does customised raw gstar jeans.. I wouldn't mind giving them s shot
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

I am also doing the same with my Strike Gold 2109. 

I am far from a denim fanboy. Personally, I find the breaking in period and the blue dye to be a bit of a biatch.  Plus I dont get to wear them much.

BUT....

The beauty is in the details. The stitching, the rivets, the leather patch, the roped belt loops, the selvage edge, the method used for dye-ing, the evolution/fading of colors after washing, etc. And once broken in, it is buttery soft and fits like a second skin.

Not much difference to suits and details eg peak/notch lapel, pick stitching, canvas, working cuffs, barchetta pockets, neapolitan falls, MOP/horn buttons, etc. Who really notices them apart from another connoisseur?

Yeah all the decent denim with good features and quality are raw.. I'd be keen on RRL but no idea where to buy them
post #28326 of 57935
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

This talk of black suede shoes is madness, MADNESS I tell you

If you stain a pair of light to medium brown suede shoes, you could always dye them black.  Touchwood that this doesn't happen.

post #28327 of 57935
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Originally Posted by Orchie View Post

Sheesh, details! I think my first post got swallowed, so I'll try again wink.gif

Newly moved to Melbourne, working in IT although it's technical pre sales so I'm customer facing. Need to dress professionally but not to the same standards as a "professional". When I do have to speak at the odd conference I'll need to step it up. Basically I need to build a new wardrobe out for the role, and have remained quite unaware good dress sense until recently. I like the idea of starting with a conservative wardrobe which gives me some staples to build around. If I can add a nice sports jacket to my existing pants, I'll get some breathing space to build out a proper (ish) wardrobe. I'm putting aside $1000 p/m to hopefully build out something decent over the coming year. Currently a 42R, back on the bike and hoping to lose the slight beer gut which has appeared over the last six months of being deskbound (or lazy).

Hi Grant, welcome.

The IT presales area has become a bit strange. Firms like IBM now go tie-less, and I find basic suit and tie is becoming unusual enough to be remarked upon when sales guys do wear it.

Much depends on the market you're selling into. The health providers I worked with were all biz caz (at best) and many asked me why I dressed up for meetings with them.

That said, I'm not sure that sports coat and odd trousers would be considered OK if selling into banks etc. Suit without tie would not be remarked on, but the former might. You would know best what your market expects.

If you do go for a sports coat, the place I would start is Azzarro, where I've bought quality sports coats for 200-400. Might as well try OTR to see what you can get before paying for MTM. Ken Barrell can also be a pleasant surprise; I found a solid navy Italian SC there for $200 - half canvas with surgeon's sleeves.

Good luck, and hopefully you can help us with our rearguard action against the IT industry's decline in dress standards.
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Raw denim hygiene
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Raw denim hygiene

makes me want to gag!
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Are you pansies scared of a little dirt?
post #28331 of 57935
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Are you pansies scared of a little dirt?

 

pfft. i've had my nudies for 6 years and in that time i've washed it only once, which was 3 years ago. next wash is due in 7 months time  (;

post #28332 of 57935
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

pfft. i've had my nudies for 6 years and in that time i've washed it only once, which was 3 years ago. next wash is due in 7 months time  (;

http://www.everydayim.com/
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http://www.everydayim.com/

 

haha. whenever i'm trolling: http://www.thingsididlastnight.com/ 

post #28334 of 57935
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Are you pansies scared of a little dirt?
Dirt is ok.. That water looks like piss
post #28335 of 57935
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

"Raw" denim is something I don't understand (unless you are in a profession that allows you to wear jeans every day).

6-18 months of wearing the same pair of pants? For those of us in suit and tie jobs, how many weekends does that translate to? Sleeping in jeans? Blue dye everywhere? Not sure I'll ever be bothered to go through that. I find it a bit gross, really. No matter what the bacteria count says ^^.

 

Sea baths, freezing denim, washing rituals that are more complex than voodoo, I'm with you, it makes no sense.

 

Seems like a hell of a lot of effort to go to for, well, clothes that are meant to be beater clothes.

 

I love seeing some fine denim, much of it raw, in the same way I love seeking Kris Van Assche sneakers. At the end of the way, though, if I'm going to trash the clothes thoroughly to pieces, I don't want to be spending top dollar for artisan quality, seems silly.

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