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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Yeah compare price vs Fox own website too wehre you can just order any combo you want... which reminds me i want a new one with solid wood, my stemmed one not cutting it

Well yeah do that but in the spirit of the event we are trying to encourage people to come in to the shop, and be able to see and feel them themselves before buying, at a great discount for the night.

I'll report back but I dare say at 30% off they will be cheaper than the online options, Fox included, with no shipping costs and no wait time. Richard has about 40 different combos in store, all iGent friendly so you should be able to find something you like.

And I think in this day and age where we go on about having no where to find all this rare stuff in Australia (like Fox umbrella's) that us picky bastards want, we should be supporting the retailers who take the risk to stock it at a B&M level.
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Gerry - I assume thats a compliment - not being a Tolkien or Star Wars ? whatever it is aficionado.

Actually I pretty much don't like any green at all anywhere with clothing. I don't have any - except maybe a tiny bit in a couple of paisley ties and one very nice dull green and burgundy broad striped cashmere and silk Borelli tie.

Maybe its a personal quirk but I rarely see it looking good or in a situation where there would not have been an easier and much better choice.

Mind you I did once have a deep bright green flannel DB suit. My excuse was I got it in NYC and somehow thought I was a Soul Bro or about to be asked to join the Tempations or something.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

"...but the sky is blue and the trees are green..." Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
With thanks to Romp...
I don't think this counts.
He's clearly just got out of bed with his pyjama pants on and just got into his slippers without socks and grabbed a jacket to sling on while he went out to pick up the paper from front lawn
post #28474 of 57801
It's not easy being green.

post #28475 of 57801
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

I'll report back but I dare say at 30% off they will be cheaper than the online options, Fox included, with no shipping costs and no wait time. Richard has about 40 different combos in store, all iGent friendly so you should be able to find something you like.

I think the solid stick ones are ballpark $400 at full price. 30% is a great discount

In other news, double monk on smith st collingwood is having a polishing night tomorrow night as part of the "meet the maker" weekend. 8-9pm. walking around smith st after 9pm and you too could meet your maker smile.gif

details
http://www.meetthemakers.net.au/
post #28476 of 57801

Yes, I'm really looking forward to it!

post #28477 of 57801
Ok guys the official word from Ludlows is that the Fox Umbrella's will range from about $115 to $275 give or take with the 30% discount depending on the models of course.

This will be only on the night, in-store at the trunk show.

If anyone wants any exact info on any of the models in the photo I posted, then feel free to email Richard or Fabiola at the store and they will endevour to get back to you asap. info@ludlows.com.au.

Ta
Jason
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It's all happening down at Parliament House!
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


"...but the sky is blue and the trees are green..."

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


With thanks to Romp...

 

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


I don't think this counts.
He's clearly just got out of bed with his pyjama pants on and just got into his slippers without socks and grabbed a jacket to sling on while he went out to pick up the paper from front lawn

aww fxh dont give all my style tips away

 

but for the record i dont wear pants to bed fing02[1].gif

 

 

post #28480 of 57801
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Gerry - I assume thats a compliment - not being a Tolkien or Star Wars ? whatever it is aficionado.

Actually I pretty much don't like any green at all anywhere with clothing. I don't have any - except maybe a tiny bit in a couple of paisley ties and one very nice dull green and burgundy broad striped cashmere and silk Borelli tie.

Maybe its a personal quirk but I rarely see it looking good or in a situation where there would not have been an easier and much better choice.

Mind you I did once have a deep bright green flannel DB suit. My excuse was I got it in NYC and somehow thought I was a Soul Bro or about to be asked to join the Tempations or something.

green's my favourite colour .. hence the logo 

post #28481 of 57801
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

It's all happening down at Parliament House!

Dont know any SP bookies I can place a bet with?
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

It's all happening down at Parliament House!

post #28483 of 57801
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Ok so Matt next question, what's your body shape? Is that something that's holding you back from getting better fits?

 

I'm about 170 cm (not quite 6ft) and 71-72kg. I'm not rail thin, but I don't carry an exceptional amount of weight. Like many people, I'd probably benefit from eating less sugar and exercising a whole lot more, but genuinely I don't think the majority of my issues lie there.

 

 

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Matt - whats the problem? Exactly. In your own words.

Maybe you are over-thinking and trying too hard.

Are you wearing roughly what you like or are you wearing what you think a mythical composite forumite would approve?

My first advice would be relax and wear what you like - find yourself - then refine it.

Takes a bit longer than a lifetime - speaking from experience.

A simple analysis is that usually people wear things too loose or too tight. Young people (and not so young) who read forums usually wear stuff, shirts, trousers, jackets, shoes, too tight.

 

Breaking this down, hopefully, is pretty easy. My clothes don't fit. If hey fit in the shoulders, the sleeves are too long, if the wasit is right, the arse is too big, if the length is right something else is wrong. While I'm getting better nothing really works and while, in some ways, the answer of 'use of competant alterations tailor' is fine, it doesn't essentially solve my issue: I make poor decisions and waste time, effort and money needlessly.

 

Specifically I can't seem to get the waist done very well. I work in an area where I often just wear a shirt and pants (due to heat) which really draws attention to how the pants and shirt fit in the waist. I think with a cardgan or V neck I look about 1000000 times better, because they hide the most problematic area: where the pants and the shirt meet.

 

While the find yourself advice is valid, it's also a bit too simple. If I was just trying to be me I'd wear sneakers and denim and t shirts all day every day and no worries. The point is, I don't dress the way that I would, because I can't (are there that many people that would, without work dress codes) dress the way they do? I don't think so. Most people are trying to look like the best version of themselves that they can, in the context they are dressing in, and that usually means opting out of what's 'natural' and opting into what's 'better'.

 

While I hear you in the sense that authenticity is required, I don't think th aings are that simple. I also think we can be a lot more directed when buying/wearing things and not wasting time, energy and moeny in the process to the same extent someone who's aimlessly finding themselves usually does. All IMO of course. Nothing's black and white, etc. I am probably overthinking.

 

 

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

The fit thing is HARD! Let me tell you it is near impossible to get some of the 'amazeballz' fits we see on the people that SF group-think admires as these people all have access to tailors which know them and 'usually' have great experience; unfortunately a majority of SF does not have this access whether it be a case of budget, location or whatever else. Sometimes when we look at fit we have to be a little imprecise especially when it comes to RTW; finding pants which fit you v.well is hard take some time and some more and have a look (it took me near 6 months of research to get some 'well' fitting pants! In the end it ended up being in the shop that I though I wouldn't venture into; look around and find something that is as close as you can get to perfect.

P.S.

I suggest you take advantage of these 'MTM' guys like lachy, tobi and me have and send someone like Luxire some pants that fit to remake as the pricetag for those 'exact' pants that fit great might be a bit high.

BTW

Speaking of those pants I found some! Was about a week ago but I went into Henry Bucks (usually thought it was just overpriced stuff that I could never buy; still is :P) and looked around and found same pants; luckily got them for around $180 compared to $325 as they were stock which didn't sell in the sale!

 

Keep going Matt I've changed the way I dress numerous times through my life; if you could see pictures of me when I was 25 we would get a laugh out of it. Though even then I enjoyed dressing; I still do today and am learning new things about it everyday!

 

#inspirationalmenswear :P

 

As soon as I own something that fits fantastically I'll do exactly that. OJ is close with shirts, but the sleeves are too long and a few other things.

 

Thanks for the adivce guys, I'll continue to try :).

post #28484 of 57801

I'm still a little puzzled about the adage on blues and greens. What's the traditional wisdom behind this?

 

I tried it without knowing of its existence. Would be happy to hear fxh's thoughts on the combinations:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

(I never seem to be able to get the White Balance right on these damn photos)

 

 

 

(Bonus Black Watch tartan for Romp)

 

 

post #28485 of 57801

Also, a colleague of mine, who recently got engaged to his very pleasant vegan girlfriend, has a new challenge: finding good looking work shoes that are not made of leather (the vegan issue comes into play here).

 

I'll be doing some looking around on the internet on my own, but very interested to hear from you guys as well.

 

The idea might offend some senses, but this is a real issue, I reckon. Also, let's try to keep his fiance out of the discussion.

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