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post #28411 of 58049
Yes, a lighter casual jacket is probably necessary as well. So perhaps we have:

Casual:
-- Rain jacket
-- Harrington
-- Pea coat

Work:
-- Mac
-- Top coat / covert coat

Where do the rustic Barbours et al fit into this? I quite like the look of quilted jackets, and I think some people wear them over suit jackets?
post #28412 of 58049
I love quilted as well, but would never wear it over a suit.
post #28413 of 58049
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Yes, a lighter casual jacket is probably necessary as well. So perhaps we have:

Casual:
-- Rain jacket
-- Harrington
-- Pea coat

Work:
-- Mac
-- Top coat / covert coat

Where do the rustic Barbours et al fit into this? I quite like the look of quilted jackets, and I think some people wear them over suit jackets?

Having lived in Melbourne a Mac would be good for both work and casual wear. A Pea Coat by all means and definitely a rain coat as opposed to a jacket guess it depends how far you have to walk to tram or train.

J Crew had a good selection of jackets on sale and i picked a pea coat up for $120 oz I think plus the $10 shipping.

I don't know what a good Mac would cost brand new close to a grand? and for that sort of money you could invest in a good Trench which would be both rain, work and casual proficient.
post #28414 of 58049
Quote:
Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

Yes, a lighter casual jacket is probably necessary as well. So perhaps we have:

Casual:
-- Rain jacket
-- Harrington
-- Pea coat

Work:
-- Mac
-- Top coat / covert coat

Where do the rustic Barbours et al fit into this? I quite like the look of quilted jackets, and I think some people wear them over suit jackets?

I have two quilted Barbours. One in olive, in good condition, which I wear with everything, including suits, when it is a little cold or wet, and one in blue which is a bit older that I wear anytime I might get a bit dirty, holidaying, manual weekend work, outdoor sports etc (it is easy to machine wash). They are light weight, easy to throw on and off (and stuff in a corner if necessary), go with most outfits, comfortable and quite flattering, in my opinion.

Oh, and reasonable cheap online if you look around.
post #28415 of 58049
post #28416 of 58049
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


I don't know what a good Mac would cost brand new close to a grand? and for that sort of money you could invest in a good Trench which would be both rain, work and casual proficient.
Yes, and if you get one with a removable liner it will keep you dry at work and on the weekends from autumn through spring. Though there is nothing worse than someone wearing a trench coat on a sunny day IMO...

If it isn't wet, I generally prefer to layer up to a thicker sportscoat, rather than wear bulky coats which have to be checked at restaurants etc. I do have an overcoat but, like my trench coat, I don't really wear it all that often. I'd miss them if I didn't have them but they are foul weather garments.
Edited by Prince of Paisley - 3/19/13 at 7:39pm
post #28417 of 58049
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post


Hey Nabil

How's things?

Sorry I couldn't make it the other night, but when one has a sick child...

Love your Iris Tailor stuff BTW; might try commisioning something with them next time I'm back in SG.

Should catch up for lunch sometime, maybe get the rest of the ex-AC/ RI Sydney crowd together.

 

I'm good, mate. And all good about that night - there's always another one in the near future to look forward to.

 

Lunch sounds good! I'm pretty free and easy to come to the middle of the city, around the Westfield, to catch up for lunch.

 

Re: Iris, thank you. The husband-wife team there really are proper bespoke tailors. They don't just add that as a prefix for higher prices.

post #28418 of 58049
For those talking about black suede shoes the other day - http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/45773763841/black-suede-shoes-may-at-first-seem-ill-conceived

And this line caught my eye for some reason in this article - http://four-pins.com/style/the-least-essential-wardrobe-essentials/

"No one really needs you to look like you're channeling Dr. Suess on your feet and those pink stripped socks look a lot less cool when you take off your shoes at that chick's apartment."
post #28419 of 58049
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


"No one really needs you to look like you're channeling Dr. Suess on your feet and those pink stripped socks look a lot less cool when you take off your shoes at that chick's apartment."

Lucky you're already married then PS smile.gif
post #28420 of 58049
Yeah, well, whenever I've stripped off in a chick's apartment it's not my socks that got her attention.

Just sayin.
post #28421 of 58049
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Yeah, well, whenever I've stripped off in a chick's apartment it's not my socks that got her attention.

Just sayin.

 

I digress! Why, it was just on Saturday evening actually, when she pointed out the pair of mint green socks I was wearing at the time.

post #28422 of 58049
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


And this line caught my eye for some reason in this article - http://four-pins.com/style/the-least-essential-wardrobe-essentials/
laugh.gif I think the author has been reading this thread - almost every item in his list is a regular topic for discussion here (khaki suits, shaving accoutrements, leather jackets, expensive watches, pricey umbrellas...)
post #28423 of 58049
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Yeah, well, whenever I've stripped off in a chick's apartment it's not my socks that got her attention.

Just sayin.

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post #28424 of 58049
hehehe

The missus laughs like a drain when I nonce around the house in my skivvies and half hose.
post #28425 of 58049
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Having lived in Melbourne a Mac would be good for both work and casual wear. A Pea Coat by all means and definitely a rain coat as opposed to a jacket guess it depends how far you have to walk to tram or train.

J Crew had a good selection of jackets on sale and i picked a pea coat up for $120 oz I think plus the $10 shipping.

I don't know what a good Mac would cost brand new close to a grand? and for that sort of money you could invest in a good Trench which would be both rain, work and casual proficient.

As I have said before, I think a Mac with a removeable liner covers all your bases in Melbourne, work outer-wear wise.

Quite a few places sell them, you can pay anywhere from $300 - $1k. I have one from MJ Bale which was a steal at $200, and a thinner one from Jack Spade which cost twice as much as isn't as good quality!

My outerwear wardrobe is fairly well in line with tobias described:

Casual I have

- Harrington
- Rain Slicker
- Short Duffle
- Canvas 4 pocket biker jacket - good for weekends down at my gf's farm or anywhere I don't want to be too dressy
- Multiple woolen jumpers & hoodies
+ soon to add a quilted jacket from Luxire with a detachable hood

For work:

Navy mac, beige mac.

(Trenchcoats and macs are, IMO, essentially interchangeable - whichever style you prefer. They do the same job and provide a similar amount of warmth. Trenchcoats are just a bit too fiddly for me, I prefer the plain/sleek look of a mac with slit pockets).

Probably the only gap there is a topcoat of some kind for work - but I just never get that cold in Melbourne, and I hate feeling "chunky" on PT etc. I run hot in general, so a Mac + a suit + gloves + maybe a v neck is all I ever need. It just isn't that cold here.
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