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post #33511 of 57246
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Good point mate. Do you think it's also sober enough for a wedding tie?

For a wedding tie I would go with a real wedding tie from drakes in either a glen plaid check or black and white Macclesfield.





If money is a bit tight Kent Wang and the Tie Bar have their own versions (worth paying for a drakes though IMO).
post #33512 of 57246
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post


Still available? 2010 model I believe.

Crikey - no idea. I just hit up google images to find something to illustrate what I was thinking. I have a dark green pair from AE that look a little more formal than those but no pics to hand.
post #33513 of 57246
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Originally Posted by boff View Post


Crikey - no idea. I just hit up google images to find something to illustrate what I was thinking. I have a dark green pair from AE that look a little more formal than those but no pics to hand.


God damn, now you've gone and got me all excited over a discontinued shoe :(

post #33514 of 57246
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

FREE to a good home

2 pair of wool worsted double pleated trousers in used but good nick.
Not worn for about 5 years or more.
Size 34 /35, inseam about 30 - 31. One pair dark steel grey, one olive/greenish, both mid weight.

Can do measurements exactly if interested when I get back from Pitti

Ive always wanted someones pants that have 5 years age... like a good wine id imagine they'd develop a strong bouquet :P 

 

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Originally Posted by Duxnuts View Post

Hey guys, looking for some advice. Bought a pair of brown chinos today, just wondering what colour/style of shoes I should go for.

 

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, pretty new here!
 

depends on the shade of brown and rest of outfit.

 

Casual chinos sneakers could work. Formal chinos then black shoes or maybe a navy suede?

 

 

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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Help me out here. I just can't decide.

 

bor1 1bor1 2

 

 

 

or

 

kit3 1kit3 2

I like the grey tie - goes well with a navy suit. Bottom one id find hard with a work suit as its too dark

post #33515 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Ive always wanted someones pants that have 5 years age... like a good wine id imagine they'd develop a strong bouquet :P 

oi

You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Slim
post #33516 of 57246
Yeah Oli I figured as much. Just hoping to cut corners a little. Was originally planning on ordering mine and groomsmen's ties from Sam Hober. Will probably go that route since afaik it's the only sf approved tie that runs under $100 retail without being standard dept store junk.
post #33517 of 57246
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post


God damn, now you've gone and got me all excited over a discontinued shoe frown.gif

What about these?

http://christiankimber.com/collections/shoes/products/oolong-chukka-boot
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post #33518 of 57246
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Yeah Oli I figured as much. Just hoping to cut corners a little. Was originally planning on ordering mine and groomsmen's ties from Sam Hober. Will probably go that route since afaik it's the only sf approved tie that runs under $100 retail without being standard dept store junk.

Since I am doing my bit for Australian businesses that care about good menswear, what about speaking to Jason of Henry Carter about an order. He is a lovely chap with great products at a fair price. Also he can add a nice touch for the wedding (such as the date on the keeper).
post #33519 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Yeah Oli I figured as much. Just hoping to cut corners a little. Was originally planning on ordering mine and groomsmen's ties from Sam Hober. Will probably go that route since afaik it's the only sf approved tie that runs under $100 retail without being standard dept store junk.

Since I am doing my bit for Australian businesses that care about good menswear, what about speaking to Jason of Henry Carter about an order. He is a lovely chap with great products at a fair price. Also he can add a nice touch for the wedding (such as the date on the keeper).

 

I had some made earlier in the year by Jason and was very pleased. They break the $100 price barrier, but not by much.

post #33520 of 57246
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

I had some made earlier in the year by Jason and was very pleased. They break the $100 price barrier, but not by much.
Did you follow http://www.styleforum.net/a/what-should-i-ask-my-groomsmen-to-wear perchance? I'm copping flack from all sides atm for even suggesting we don't all hire the same matching suit and ties.

Actually I though HC ties were all standard imports so no variation. I may have another poke around or drop Jason an email.
post #33521 of 57246
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Looks like (and I'm no hair expert) you need a better conditioner and some product in your hair. Something not too shiny but not matte either, semi gloss. I think that's part of why it looks so frizzy to you, because it's dry.

Yeah everyone says its dry but I tried conditioning my hair every day but after a few hours it just dries back up. To make it worse my hair has been naturally grey since age 6. I guess the good thing is that I have a lot of hair; my grandpa was >70 but still have a full head of hair.

 

 

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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

Jas is right, particularly about something with a light shine to it. But there's also the cut. You're not going to be helped by most barbers. Reason being, your hair requires thinning - most barbers will do this with thinning scissors, that will create choppiness and result in a shit haircut. You need someone adept at point cutting to take out weight where necessary to minimise the bulkiness and 'fro-ness and allow you to shape your hair better. Point cutting is something a hairdresser is taught, and a few do well.

There's a guy named Andrew Zumbo who's now an editorial stylist - see if he still cuts hair, he used to cut for American Crew and knows how to cut hair properly. Failing that, there's a place called Barbiere in NYC that is good at this; I went there and it was sick. You could maybe become a millionaire and go there regularly and commute as necessary in your G6.

Unfortunately most barbers don't deal well with your hair type and most hairdressers want to give you some shithouse fashion cut. At the end of the day, be happy you got that much hair on your head.
 

Going to get my haircut at the crappy asian hairdresser again, i'll tell her to cut it really short since I guess that's the only option I have right now..

post #33522 of 57246
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

Did you follow http://www.styleforum.net/a/what-should-i-ask-my-groomsmen-to-wear perchance? I'm copping flack from all sides atm for even suggesting we don't all hire the same matching suit and ties.

Actually I though HC ties were all standard imports so no variation. I may have another poke around or drop Jason an email.

Ovlov I'll send you a PM later on, but yes I do quite a few special orders for weddings, and as mentioned can do custom embroidery on the keeper, tipping etc with date, names etc. It's something I'm going to expand in to more in the coming year. It of course takes time so depends on when the wedding is.

I've also just got a new stock silver 7 Fold Grenadine just gone up which is a perfect wedding tie. The smaller weave I do makes it quite formal.
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post #33523 of 57246

I'm sorry to criticise Jason but they aren't traditional wedding ties per se.

 

 

I get that in Australia it is an effort enough to get someone in a tie for their own wedding let alone a proper macclesfield wedding tie, and that there are many ties that can look tasteful at a wedding. But some traditions are worth keeping IMO. 

post #33524 of 57246
You've been reading too much of that Manton blokes book again!

Seriously though, that's ok, everyone is entitled to there own opinion but I don't really believe in the saying that there is a set of "proper wedding ties", nor do I buy in to the whole Macclesfield thing. A "Macclesfield" tie is a widely misused term, especially in wedding tie terms. It actually means that the silk is woven or in most cases with Macclesfields, printed in the Macclesfield area in England, no more no less.

I'm a big fan of cream ties for weddings, and wore one for my own too and I think the vast majority of cream & silver ties that are in discreet and plainer patterns are perfectly acceptable for weddings for the groom and party to wear, as long as a white shirt & PS is involved at all times.
post #33525 of 57246
Ha! I think ill let you two more knowledgeable gentlemen duke it out and just follow the final decision. wink.gif

Side note. Had any old man stop me in gawler place this afternoon to tell me how nice my shoes were and that "they don't make them like that anymore". Still feeling a little awkward that this pretty much made my whole day.
Even if he did ask if they were churches.
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