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Remy - saw your pics a while ago on tumblr. Nice pick, they turned out well! (No homo/grindr/stalker)

Can I ask what industry you work in? Does anyone notice your navy suit is cotton or are they indifferent?
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Not really on topic, but any Sydney siders know a good framer?

I've used these guys several times over the last 6 years or so. Solid work and no complaints. But I've not been doing anything that fancy, some prints, a pencil drawing and a v. large photo.

http://www.frameworksframing.com.au/
post #29238 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Remy - saw your pics a while ago on tumblr. Nice pick, they turned out well! (No homo/grindr/stalker)

Can I ask what industry you work in? Does anyone notice your navy suit is cotton or are they indifferent?

Hey Oli, I work at PJohnson Tailors.

Cotton is great for casual fridays and can look very sharp but its still cotton and probably wouldn't be acceptable in many offices in Aus Mon-Thurs.
post #29239 of 56021
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 
Does anyone notice your navy suit is cotton or are they indifferent?

I have a navy cotton jacket from P Johnson, and love it. It looks very different to a Navy suit jacket, but less like a 'work jacket'. People can tell easily if you are wearing your work Merino jacket on the weekend. It invokes images of wearing your school uniform on the weekend. I think a navy cotton jacket is the best jacket for the space between formal and smart casual. Bear in mind, it is also slightly higher maintenance as cotton creases a lot easier. Pop into P Johnson, they'll hook you up with a good cotton jacket.

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I disagree about maintenance, primarily because I'm not concerned about a few creases in cotton. All my cotton jacket sleeves have serious creasing going on. My favourite cord jacket has marks set in - but it's been to more countries than I have, weathered snow and sunshine and I don't at all mind because the creases are its life story.
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Today:

 

 

 

The 'Uniform' (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Details (Click to show)

 

Jacket: Polo

Tie: Vanda

Shirt: Henry Carter

PS: Rubinacci

Trousers: Pendleton

Shoes: C&J with laces from The Knottery

 

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Remy, Geoff and Boff - thanks!
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Today:


The Uniform (Click to show)







Details (Click to show)

Jacket: Polo
Tie: Vanda
Shirt: Henry Carter
PS: Rubinacci
Trousers: Pendleton
Shoes: C&J with laces from The Knottery


I am wearing that exact same tie today, Gerry!
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JM, nice! I'm looking forward to visiting Vanda when I get to Singapore in a couple of weeks time. It will be nice to meet the people behind these wonderful ties!

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

I disagree about maintenance, primarily because I'm not concerned about a few creases in cotton. All my cotton jacket sleeves have serious creasing going on. My favourite cord jacket has marks set in - but it's been to more countries than I have, weathered snow and sunshine and I don't at all mind because the creases are its life story.

 

Yeah i agree I had a navy PJ cotton jacket commissioned when I went to Europe as a travel jacket - its harder wearing than wool and I love the creases at the elbow .. almost like denim adding character over time.

 

Remy that top-knot is killer

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Today:


The Uniform (Click to show)







Details (Click to show)

Jacket: Polo
Tie: Vanda
Shirt: Henry Carter
PS: Rubinacci
Trousers: Pendleton
Shoes: C&J with laces from The Knottery
Let's talk about clothing for a change... Thanks for posting this Gerry, this thread is a little light on pics but you always manage to post something noteworthy. I think this has all the elements of a very good combination colour wise, but I wanted to make a couple of comments.

Firstly, I'm not sure about that jacket with those pants. To me, the jacket looks a little too smooth and slick for the apparent rough texture of the trousers, tie and shoes (though this could be an illusion of the camera?). To me, the jacket says formal/city, but the rest of the outfit says country/casual, though I admit I am making a judgement without seeing the whole outfit in one frame (perhaps it "pulls together" quite well in the whole).

Also, while those Rubinacci pocket squares are undoubtedly things of beauty, they are notoriously hard to coordinate. To me, the one you are wearing has a summery vibe with that splash of green/teal and the light ground. I get you are trying to link the brown in it to your tie/shoes but to me, the overwhelmingly light background makes it jar a little with the A/W feel of the rest of your look, and it would perhaps look more at home in the breast pocket of a lighter coloured cotton jacket and a pair of green chinos, for example.

Interested to hear your and others' thoughts on my comments.
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^^ Yep, nice one PoP, that's more or less what I was thinking, particularly about the pocket square.
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PoP,

 

I think you have some valid points there and you've provided a very good, clear critique. Looking at the jacket as I wear it, I would have to agree. I think something with more texture would gel better given the trousers. (unseen) suede belt, shoes and tie.

 

I'd agree that the pocket square is summery - it could be worn in a number of ways to highlight the other colours but the vibe is still 'light'. I have others that would suit the bill more than this one.

 

One thing I'm finding challenging to put into practise is the combination of different textures to make an outfit interesting while still retaining coherence and harmony in its entirety.

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Let's talk about clothing for a change...

Hooray.

Nice analysis, PoP.
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Let's talk about clothing for a change... Thanks for posting this Gerry, this thread is a little light on pics but you always manage to post something noteworthy. I think this has all the elements of a very good combination colour wise, but I wanted to make a couple of comments.

Firstly, I'm not sure about that jacket with those pants. To me, the jacket looks a little too smooth and slick for the apparent rough texture of the trousers, tie and shoes (though this could be an illusion of the camera?). To me, the jacket says formal/city, but the rest of the outfit says country/casual, though I admit I am making a judgement without seeing the whole outfit in one frame (perhaps it "pulls together" quite well in the whole).

Also, while those Rubinacci pocket squares are undoubtedly things of beauty, they are notoriously hard to coordinate. To me, the one you are wearing has a summery vibe with that splash of green/teal and the light ground. I get you are trying to link the brown in it to your tie/shoes but to me, the overwhelmingly light background makes it jar a little with the A/W feel of the rest of your look, and it would perhaps look more at home in the breast pocket of a lighter coloured cotton jacket and a pair of green chinos, for example.

Interested to hear your and others' thoughts on my comments.

Insightful post PoP. Reminds me a few articles that might be of interest.

Die Workwear on why Rubinacci squares are among the most versatile - http://dieworkwear.com/post/8781051834/rubinacci-pocket-squares

Put This On and The Simply Refined on mixing "hard" and "soft" and finding contrast and balance - http://putthison.com/post/15299333487/on-contrast-and-balance-dressing-well-means / http://www.thesimplyrefined.com/mixing-hard-soft/

I applaud GN for being brave (or stupid?) enough to post picture here and know from first hand experience how well put together he is and his skill in pulling together outfits.

See for example his "rock star" turn here - http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/47358023634/gigging-and-i-have-the-blister-to-prove-it-the

Oh, and this is "The Uniform" I believe GN is referring to - http://linenforsummertweedforwinter.tumblr.com/post/21344433579/variations-of-the-ethandesu-lnsee-uniform
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