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Mj Bale new winter lookbook:

http://www.mjbale.com/lookbooks/autumn-winter2013

10x better than Herringbone.

And they have put some cheap sale stock up:

http://www.mjbale.com/on-sale
post #28502 of 57960
BTW there many shite clothes around - at expensive prices - and the number of shops who actually know and care and can help with fit you can count on one hand - even in Melbourne. Its not necessarily your fault if "yr not doin it write"

Paradoxically at a time when less generational knowledge about mens dressing is being passed on through fathers, uncles, grandfathers*, theres also markedly less "professional" help available through tailors and menswear shops. It makes it very hard.

In the "good old days" you could actually walk into a menswear shop and walk out looking ok with alterations fit etc all assisted by a sales person.

Even Jason can tell you about how it used to be like that at FJs and hes only a kid.

*Its not only fathers but even grandfathers these days who have NFI how to wear a suit and slop around in jeans and white athletic shoes. Any knowledge is lost two generations ago.
Edited by fxh - 3/20/13 at 10:43pm
post #28503 of 57960
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

nabilmust is that blackwatch tie silk or wool? I've found one I like but too narrow at 7cm ):

 

Wool; from Vanda Fine Clothing.

 

These are meant to be 3.5" (approx 8.8 cm). But with the hand construction, the tie doesn't 'sit completely flat' [I can't think of a refined way of saying this]. Instead, it has a bit more 'body' and so, it appears to be between 3 and 3.5" (7.6 to 8.8 cm)

 

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


I haven't ever thought a lot about it - except to avoid blue/green combos - especially when I was younger. As I saw it I think it was really about say wearing a green jumper or solid green shirt with say blue trousers (It would be navy - until recently no one thought of blue as being anything much except navy) No one would have worn green trousers. I don't think it was about ties. Ties are just a small break of colour.

As far as your pics above are concerned - i think the blackwatch and pocket hanky are fine - the second one I'm not keen on the PS at all - the tie is ok. I suppose.

Is the suit blue??

Anyway I don't think it applies to a light blue shirt and I don't think a tie is a solid wall of colour like a jumper or jacket.

I suspect as someone else said it was a handy rule of thumb and mainly for womens clothing.

I still don't like green clothing much.

 

Ah, ok thanks.

 

The suit is midnight - sorry about the white balance.

 

I take your comments on the PS-tie combination under advisement. I realised the the 2nd (brighter) PS would be a bit trickier to pull off which is why I paired it with a plain (albeit textured) tie. The converse logic applied with the Black Watch tie (patterned tie with plain PS).

post #28504 of 57960
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Brown and blue will never do and red in the night, sailor's delight; red in the morning, sailor's warning.

 

Blanc sur rouge, rien ne bouge; rouge sur blanc, tout fout le camp

post #28505 of 57960
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Thanks for everyone who's chimed in regarding the shoes.

 

I think the slight difference between yourself, Geoff, and my colleague's fiance is that she's vegan, not just a herbivore (which I take it to mean 'vegetarian'). My colleague is just doing what he can to accommodate his fiance's beliefs.

 

Cloth slippers with initials VF on the toes

post #28506 of 57960
What do you guys think of the cotton khaki and grey trousers? I need some basic trousers to mix with odd jackets and my legs are too large for other slim fit pants frown.gif
post #28507 of 57960
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Cloth slippers with initials VF on the toes

Crocs - any colour you want
http://www.crocsaustralia.com.au/
post #28508 of 57960
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

Thanks for everyone who's chimed in regarding the shoes.

I think the slight difference between yourself, Geoff, and my colleague's fiance is that she's vegan, not just a herbivore (which I take it to mean 'vegetarian'). My colleague is just doing what he can to accommodate his fiance's beliefs.

this is where the rot sets in next thing he won't be able to wear wool (just joking)

also re politics I feel as if I just caught the train to Flinders Street and got off at Princes Bridge
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Vegan-espadrilles for summer!

post #28510 of 57960
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

What do you guys think of the cotton khaki and grey trousers? I need some basic trousers to mix with odd jackets and my legs are too large for other slim fit pants frown.gif
Depends what jackets/outfits you have in mind. Cotton chinos probably won't look good with woollen jackets, so unless you have a couple of cotton/linen/blend jackets to go with them... Then again they will go well with a lot of shirts just on their own if that's your style.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Depends what jackets/outfits you have in mind. Cotton chinos probably won't look good with woollen jackets, so unless you have a couple of cotton/linen/blend jackets to go with them... Then again they will go well with a lot of shirts just on their own if that's your style.

Look to Alan See for inspiration on that combo http://lnsee.tumblr.com/

post #28512 of 57960
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Look to Alan See for inspiration on that combo http://lnsee.tumblr.com/

I haven't looked at Alan's blog for a while.

It's disappointing to see that Ethan has also jumped on the "over-sprezzed" bandwagon, and that he's wearing the tail of his tie over the front blade:
http://lnsee.tumblr.com/post/44130693582

It's not "sprezz" if you do it deliberately, people!
post #28513 of 57960
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


this is where the rot sets in next thing he won't be able to wear wool (just joking)

also re politics I feel as if I just caught the train to Flinders Street and got off at Princes Bridge

 

ACTUALLY, he's been digging deeper into the issue of mulesing. Apparently it's common in Australia (but banned in NZ, for example).

 

And it was at this point of time, that I said out loud to him: "It really isn't a wonder why most vegan activists dress the way they do."

 

I'm never going out with a vegan chick, that's for sure.

post #28514 of 57960
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I haven't looked at Alan's blog for a while.

It's disappointing to see that Ethan has also jumped on the "over-sprezzed" bandwagon, and that he's wearing the tail of his tie over the front blade:
http://lnsee.tumblr.com/post/44130693582

It's not "sprezz" if you do it deliberately, people!

 

No socks alert.

 

And a brown-and-blue combination alert.

post #28515 of 57960
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Look to Alan See for inspiration on that combo http://lnsee.tumblr.com/
I got to the second post something about wearing tweed in HK and concluded there isn't much of a style overlap between he and I.
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