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post #28516 of 58046
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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!

To be frank, that's a hideous outfit. Too much washed out green.
post #28517 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

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.

And 17oz cotton chino pants - they must feel like iron. Hardly the sort of cooling clothes that you'd wear in summer! Seriously, most tweed isn't nearly as heavy as that.

I find that I look at clothing blogs less and less nowadays, as I'm tired of the whole #menswear schtick - sockless loafers, clip-on braces, tail of the tie at the front, chain or plaited leather rope strung through lapel buttonhole, floppy collar without stays, floppy felt hats, and so on and on.

It strikes me as ironic - or perhaps more as hypocritical (at the risk of sounding rather too critical) - as a lot of #menswear bloggers purport to be in search of some sort of authenticity, in the form of clothing made by small, artisanal firms with long histories and links to the culture of the countries where they are located etc and yet, despite that apparent desire for authenticity, a lot of #menswear bloggers then rush to adopt exactly the same trends, the same looks, the same faux-sprezzatura (apologies for mixing French and Italian!). So much for their own authenticity...

I have enormous admiration for Ethan's knowledge of clothing, his passion for good menswear, and for his photography skills, but (even though I'm not directly affected by it in any way, shape or form) I do wish that he hadn't jumped on the same bandwagon (as have Alan and Jake at The Armoury).
post #28518 of 58046
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

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

HAnd 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.
I've just been finding it all about mulesing as well, after stumbling on a press release on the Cariaggi website, who are weaving my cashmere knit ties for winter. Basically said that while they are still using Australian wool for their wool products they are only using farms that don't practice mulesing.

It was good because it prompted me to find out more and make sure the wool weaver I use for my regular ties doesn't support it either, which thankfully they don't.
post #28519 of 58046
My order from the armoury has finally been shipped. Can't wait- first pair of carmina's. town punched captoe.

And good luck to all at the Henry carter showing tonight. Save some ties for the rest of us!
post #28520 of 58046
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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.

Just building my wardrobe. Looking for a classic grey trouser (though in something lighter than flannel) and khakis. Will wear with a cotton jacket.
post #28521 of 58046
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

My order from the armoury has finally been shipped. Can't wait- first pair of carmina's. town punched captoe.

And good luck to all at the Henry carter showing tonight. Save some ties for the rest of us!

 

Um, it's on 18 April biggrin.gif

post #28522 of 58046
Ha for some reason I thought it was tonight! Got my wires crossed. Can happen to anyone- ask Simon crean.
post #28523 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

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

 

Exactly! The ones who really do have it don't recognise it as such - it comes from who they are and it's not engineered.

post #28524 of 58046
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

Ha for some reason I thought it was tonight! Got my wires crossed. Can happen to anyone- ask Simon crean.
I hope not, I'm at home cooking dinner! biggrin.gif. Red curry duck stir fry with lychees tonight.
post #28525 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post


I hope not, I'm at home cooking dinner! biggrin.gif. Red curry duck stir fry with lychees tonight.

 

More handmade Italian canapes for me then!

post #28526 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Just building my wardrobe. Looking for a classic grey trouser (though in something lighter than flannel) and khakis. Will wear with a cotton jacket.
How much are they? $80? You probably can't go wrong. I've learnt the term "Californian tuxedo" this past week, and as you're a fan of Manton I think you should at least get the khaki pair.

Also my remark re cotton chinos not going with wool jackets, of course exceptions abound particularly if it's a smooth light wool, but cotton on cotton tends to be a more foolproof combination. Anyway I'm sure you know what you're doing in this regard.
post #28527 of 58046
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

More handmade Italian canapes for me then!

You're sharing with me, G!
post #28528 of 58046
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

 

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.

 

 

I am the same height and a touch more in weight.  I have thick muscular thighs and don't have a large chest or broad shoulders (soccer player).  With a figure like mine, it is hard to find a coat that isn't too long with matching trousers that aren't too tight.  The trend towards slim fit suits makes it impossible to buy trousers.  Even shirt sleeves are all too long.

 

I'm the type of figure that greatly benefits from a more classic cut, and an experienced tailor, either to take the measurements and have MTM, or to do proper Bespoke.  Just make sure you don't get swayed into a too modern or too old fashioned cut.

 

Don't be discouraged, I made many bad purchases when I started out.  Ten years latter I'm still trying to figure out if I prefer higher waisted pleated trousers or flat fronts :).  You'll often find use for pieces that you aren't happy with atm further down the line.

post #28529 of 58046
I'm sure there are exceptions, and there are many variations to the theme, but the single most important thing toward dressing better that I did is start pulling my trousers up higher.

I was wearing them down at my ankles far too often...

No, but seriously, it's important. FWIW, I'm 6'1 and have long legs as it is.
post #28530 of 58046

Cringe, I've been invited to a "smart casual" event. I don't think that makes much sense, in the context of what is essentially a formal occasion. This is especially true when in most parts of Australia, a  jacket with non-matching trousers is somewhat unusual amongst our professionals. Navy suit with blue shirt, no tie and brown shoes perhaps? I know for a fact that in past years, people have showed up in shirts and pants, with or without ties...

 

Also, 6ft and 42R here, with the shoulders actually made wider. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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