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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

 

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.

 

I used to freeze mine every 3 weeks when I was in the tropics. Cold soak every 6 months. That's my limit.

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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

I used to freeze mine every 3 weeks when I was in the tropics. Cold soak every 6 months. That's my limit.

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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  (;

Now i know why I don't wear denim any more. That and the fact that I can't buy Levi 554 or 508 jeans anymore.
post #28338 of 57792
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

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.

Thing is, they don't fall apart like a suit. They are tough as hell. And seriously, who actually beats up their jeans? Most people who buy this high end denim are city dwellers, not miners or loggers.
post #28339 of 57792
Collar gaps are an unavoidable thing, they happen to the best of us, depending what we are doing and how well the outfit we are wearing fits.

The aim is to limit them, and if you clothes fit reasonably well they should not happen too much when standing or sitting normally. But they happen, and I have a fairly decent tolerance of them, esp. in people who do not care as much as those here how they dress (they are most regrettable, and avoidable, in fashion advertisements, which should know, and can do, better).

But Kim Williams of News Limited yesterday....on his salary and in a role such as his surely a well fitting suit is not too much of a stretch? (Though he probably cares less and has far more important things too worry about).



PS - this photograph does not show it at its worse. In the footage on Lateline last night it was half down his back - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/news-ltd-boss-kim-williams-urges-government-to-rethink-media-reforms-as-he-appears-before-parliamentary-committee/story-fncynkc6-1226599970856.
post #28340 of 57792
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


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.

Thanks CD, appreciate the advice.

 

It is a difficult one, because generally we support Account Managers who are meant to be "suit and tie" but often aren't. It's a bit of a faux pas to out dress someone who looks after the business side of the accounts when you're meant to be technical, but often they are dressed quite relaxed.

 

In terms of my clients, I'm responsible for the channel arm so actually spend the majority of my time in with integrators (think Dimension Data, Data #3, Datacom etc) rather than customers directly. Based on that, I'm in a great position to influence dress standards in IT :) .

 

Cheers,

Grant

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So what non-raw denim do u guys recommend?

post #28342 of 57792
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Are you pansies scared of a little dirt?

I am with TBM on this one.

 

Everyone that is having a whinge about denim, take some advice from Chopper:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y

post #28343 of 57792
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

I am with TBM on this one.

 

Everyone that is having a whinge about denim, take some advice from Chopper:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y

 

It's difficult sometimes, but don't be a complete ass. Churlish behaviour is completely unacceptable and inexcusable.

 

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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post


Thing is, they don't fall apart like a suit. They are tough as hell. And seriously, who actually beats up their jeans? Most people who buy this high end denim are city dwellers, not miners or loggers.

 

My non-raw denim isn't exactly fragile. I don't know how other people live, and I'm not a logger or a miner, but ALL of my jeans get used pretty hard, harder than non-jeans.

post #28344 of 57792

anyone got Naked & Famous "weird guy"? Probably not the right thread but interested in Aussie feedback

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Try them on at Harrold's, the Skinny Guy fit me better but I am a stick, so YMMV.
post #28346 of 57792
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

anyone got Naked & Famous "weird guy"? Probably not the right thread but interested in Aussie feedback

Sure do.. worn them for 2 years on medium rotation but blew the crotch out, need to send them down to right hand distribution for repair
post #28347 of 57792
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

Try them on at Harrold's, the Skinny Guy fit me better but I am a stick, so YMMV.

Cool - ill pop in and use the showroom at lunchtime haha

 

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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post


Sure do.. worn them for 2 years on medium rotation but blew the crotch out, need to send them down to right hand distribution for repair

Got a fit-pic? Ive been told they are comfy through the thigh and taper through the leg

post #28348 of 57792
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

anyone got Naked & Famous "weird guy"? Probably not the right thread but interested in Aussie feedback

N & F are innovative, but construction/build quality is very questionable. Crotch rip, hardware blowout, etc. Probably best to wait for Harrold's 50% off sales. I have tried them before, a bit meh to me. Plus Harrold's does not stock the stuff I was interested in eg the Elephant denim, and the red dye.

post #28349 of 57792
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Sure do.. worn them for 2 years on medium rotation but blew the crotch out, need to send them down to right hand distribution for repair

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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

N & F are innovative, but construction/build quality is very questionable. Crotch rip, hardware blowout, etc. Probably best to wait for Harrold's 50% off sales. I have tried them before, a bit meh to me. Plus Harrold's does not stock the stuff I was interested in eg the Elephant denim, and the red dye.

Lot of boasting entering this thread.
post #28350 of 57792

I confess to being surprised - Robinson's shoes did not have a St. Patrick's Day sale.

 

I shall let you know when they have their next one.

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