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Cardi: Country Road
Shirt: Kamakura OCBD
Denim: GStar Raw
Shoes: Meermin Chukkas
My favourites so far have been 'A Timeless Guide to Fashion' by Roetzel, 'Dressing the Man' by Flusser and most of all Manton's 'The Suit' which would be the only one I'd have if i could only buy one. I even don't mind 'Fuck Yeah Menswear' which will give you an overview of where to pick up some nice stuff on the cheap.
You can put everything together from here, but you potentially suffer from missing the big picture like what Michael Sy used to suffer from.
Also - keep in mind that most of the stuff you read off the Australian forum is very upper middle class and US shopping - your average Aussie wouldn't have the $$$ to buy 5 pairs of the same M2M Cordovan Aldens just for an 'experiment'. Keep to the absolute basics, you'd be surprised how stylish you can look in a white shirt, black knit, well cut grey tropicals and a pair of dark brown brogues.
Thanks Oli, ill look into those books.
Carmina Midnight Navy Wholecut MTO
As promised. Sorry bout the crap picture. The midnight navy is probably darker than i thought it would be mistaken for black inside. I havent taken them in the sunlight yet and i am hoping that the natrual light brings out the blue, if that makes any sense. If not- will have to use them as a work shoe and keep looking for a bluer blue!
Well, there are these... bluer blue shoes