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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Right here.

Mint. Now it's trying to guess who is who.

 

Cheers Gerry!

 

P.S, Is FXH in any of those photos?

post #30047 of 57840
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Shit Jason is a tall bugger. He needs his legs clipped. 
ha yes I do look tall in that photo but I'm only 6"2, which I guess is tall but not overly so (I don't think).
post #30048 of 57840
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

Mint. Now it's trying to guess who is who.

Cheers Gerry!

P.S, Is FXH in any of those photos?

Anyone who is anyone is in these photographs.

Great work Gerry. Hope the holiday is going well.
post #30049 of 57840

Gerry,

 

We had a conversation about grey cardigans some time back, right? I know you won't need one in Penang but when you're back, head to Zara - there are some decent ones (in ash, charcoal, chocolate, navy) for around $60.

post #30050 of 57840
Nabil, I remember you asked me about cardigans on Instagram. I don't think I responded. Sorry! It is from Herringbone and it's actually dark green not grey, but have a look this winter season. Hopefully they're still doing them smile.gif
post #30051 of 57840
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

Anyone who is anyone is in these photographs.

Great work Gerry. Hope the holiday is going well.

Great answer.
post #30052 of 57840
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I was talking to Gerry the other night about what one is attempting achieve in dressing - once one gets beyond the basics. Notions of attracting people and dressing for a purpose. Perhaps it was also lennier who was talking about dressing up and down for meetings/negotiations depending on purpose. All moderated and mediated depending on (perceived) status/ imputed status / named status/ official status/ status inferred due to age/ experience/reputation etc etc. As we all know it can get complicated the more aware you are.

Following on; the most important book anyone should own on clothing, or anything, after one has mastered the basics is Stephen Potters: The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship (or the Art of Winning Games without Actually Cheating

Interesting choice of reading material. Personally I look at the questions you raised, at a surface/social level from Bourdieu in terms of cultural, social and symbolic power or using APS speech " tailoring the message to suit the needs of the audience."

First for me what is one attempting to achieve in dressing well is not being a kabuki actor, or flanuer, or face ( reading Mod a Very British Style at present). Dress codes and here I mean the personal, not professionla or age appropriate. Are reflective of who and what I am as a person,how i percieve myself as a middle aged male and how i present myself to the world. And how I wish others to percieve me.

Clothing and how it is combined is a form of signifier which is both reflective of personality ( the look ), power and status within society. Ergo I would probablly not dress the same as going to the see Bell Shakespear or the Brumbies, two socially different situatyions but in todays world socially blured.

Aside from the professional disposition, eg where I am on the corporate hierarchy. The way we dress can inspire trust,envy or hositlity and intimidate those that we are addressing. Suits are a wonderful way of expressing power in the work place and therefore achieving symbolic power in the corporate hierarchy. That is my observation here in Canberra, but when working as a rural academic years ago in the arts it was very black, a cultural creative post punk Iook and it was also political as it differentated you form the squattocracy at opening nights at cultural events.

I wonder a lot about age appropriate dressing, particularlly in terms of casual attire. I know I can wear a pea coat in winter because its warm but I would not ( persoanl taste and no politics here) wear a M65 field jacket in a casual situation. To me such a garment is not the look of who I am at my age. Maybe a Barbour but never been keen on them and they carry too much bagage in terms of signification for my taste.

Second being well dressed is socially about class, status and power. Good clothing and the abiltiy to dress well is a sign of power and money in todays society. Power equalls money therefore the line between self image and disposable income is clealry stated in how we dress.

We like to look the part for the soical role we play wheather it is work or casual, we project ourselves firstly by our appearence before we open our mouths. Being well attired is back in fashion, not that fashion has anythign to do with taste.Just look at the Goodweekend with its full page ads for DJ's and suits and racing. Deconstructing those implies a subtext that blowing your cash at the races is a symbolic of your ability to drop money on said suit and then trot off to the races and blow your cash in style, but being in said suit and with babe on arm you will be a winner.

Thirdly, taste and the abilty to project via one's clothing a personal style that demonstrates one understands what good taste and is all about. Not too flash, but a subtle well thought out ensemble which clearly states this is who I am. I have learnt how to walk the talk mind you its taken me time to achieve this but I know how to carry and project myself to the world. Taste takes time, money and exposure to the culture, noir film was one of my main inspirations in life. As I stated earlier I do come from a cultural creative background and the detached observer in me likes to look and watch the games that people play while also being on the stage with the other actors.
post #30053 of 57840
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post


Had a coffee with Journeyman - top bloke.


Nabil - thanks for the coffee, and it was great to catch up with you. I'll definitely let you and other Sydney members know when I'd down in Sydney.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Right here.

Good to see some photos from the trunk show, and it looks like it was a great evening.
post #30054 of 57840
Guys, what do you do in terms of shirts?

I'm really after a pale blue, single cuffed shirt at a decent price. I cannot for the life of me though find one at mj bale, CT, H&H or tm lewin.
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post #30058 of 57840
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Guys, what do you do in terms of shirts?

I'm really after a pale blue, single cuffed shirt at a decent price. I cannot for the life of me though find one at mj bale, CT, H&H or tm lewin.

My favourite standard pale blue business shirt comes from biased cut. You get a good discount on your first order making it very affordable. Excellent quality fabric. Just make sure you email them after ordering to ask them to leave out the middle pleat down the back.

 

http://biasedcut.com/shirts/coldwater/

post #30059 of 57840
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Guys, what do you do in terms of shirts?

I'm really after a pale blue, single cuffed shirt at a decent price. I cannot for the life of me though find one at mj bale, CT, H&H or tm lewin.

Cottonwork for me, but I know some people have had bad experiences with them and some (like me) have had good ones.
post #30060 of 57840
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Originally Posted by Manuhiri View Post

My favourite standard pale blue business shirt comes from biased cut. You get a good discount on your first order making it very affordable. Excellent quality fabric. Just make sure you email them after ordering to ask them to leave out the middle pleat down the back.

http://biasedcut.com/shirts/coldwater/

I've got some Biased Cut shirts that I'm pretty happy with, just note that their standard spread collar is on the small side.
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