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post #34726 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

No? The other problem with it is that it has a corrosive effect on a washing machine tub. Most detergents give a good clean I've been using ecco store for the last couple of years, does a good job and fragrance free.
The worst thing for washing machines is apparently fabric softener.
post #34727 of 57933

I knew the shirt would raise eyebrows, but I think I just like clashing patterns. Probably will always get caned on SF for this.

 

I could swap out the shirt, but I won't get time to do a photo to demonstrate that because I'm leaving for China tomorrow. Will have to leave it for another day.

 

Thanks for the feedback.

post #34728 of 57933

A bit too many patterns, coxaca.

 

And the cacophony in the patterns stems from using the same base pattern (checks) in 3 different variations and weights. The shirt is a medium check, the jacket is a POW glenplaid with windowpane overcheck, and the trousers are a smaller scale glenplaid.

 

In the last picture with your cufflinks, it shows that a plain white shirt would have worked better. That, or a plain baby blue shirt to accentuate the light blue overcheck on the jacket. Similarly, a plain navy pair of trousers would compliment the darker overcheck on the jacket.

 

And a darker tie to mute the look a little.

post #34729 of 57933
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

No? The other problem with it is that it has a corrosive effect on a washing machine tub. Most detergents give a good clean I've been using ecco store for the last couple of years, does a good job and fragrance free.

I'm not sure we are talking the same thing here - I am talking about soaking things in a plastic tub in basin for a few hours or overnight prior to washing.
post #34730 of 57933

Hey Melbournites, have you seen this: http://vote.majorprojects.vic.gov.au/

 

If not, they're revamping Flinders Street Station - some of the designs are amazing, all of them are interesting, hope you vote - it's such an iconic and important building and place.

post #34731 of 57933
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I'm not sure we are talking the same thing here - I am talking about soaking things in a plastic tub in basin for a few hours or overnight prior to washing.

I think we are on the same page I just a) don't think soaking clothes overnight before washing them in Napi San makes much difference to the clean you get from a good detergent, but that is just me. b) if you do soak in Napi San you would have to rinse the clothing throughly to get it out of the clothing before washing it. Otherwise it will affect the drum in the washing machine.
post #34732 of 57933
Cox - I have to agree with the comments from HC and nabil. You're style is your own and if you like what you see in the mirror that's all that matters to be honest, but I have a similar(ish) jacket to that, and as it happens I tend to pair it with navy trous and a blue or white shirt as nabil suggested. Anyway, just some food for thought.

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post #34733 of 57933
I'm running with good old Costo brand laundry powder.

It's also, according to the packaging, fine to use for janitorial spills. fing02[1].gif
post #34734 of 57933
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Originally Posted by coxaca View Post

I knew the shirt would raise eyebrows, but I think I just like clashing patterns. Probably will always get caned on SF for this.
I could swap out the shirt, but I won't get time to do a photo to demonstrate that because I'm leaving for China tomorrow. Will have to leave it for another day.
Thanks for the feedback.

I'm going to disagree with others a bit. Partly to encourage talk, partly because I do think a bit differently sometimes.

It depends a bit on context and what you are trying to achieve. If its a straight arrow multinational conservative CBD company you are talking about and you are representing the company then perhaps its a bit over the top. Or if you are a young inexperienced guy looking for the main chance then its too telling. However if you are representing yourself, and in a context where people might forgive - or (shock horror) - appreciate - a bit of flair or eccentricity then its fine.

On that last basis for me - its the contrasting collar that is the most jarring aspect - visually as well as signaling (generally a contrast collar - white - is a more formal signal and doesn't compute with a sport coat). Taking the checks/graphs on the shirt all the way through would work for me, or a plain blue shirt or plain white or striped. I don't like pale coloured ties at all - but then others do.
post #34735 of 57933
For what its worth I think the example PoP has put up has nailed it, but that is my personal aesthetic at work. Its well balanced in terms of contrast and the brown and blue complement each other. It achieves a professional look but is a 'soft' look and would work in a business environment more so if you do have contact with clients. Mind you I would go a plain blue shirt in the same hue (my personal approach) rather than the stripes, by the way PoP is that a H&H shirt as I have a similar one to that? One other thing maybe a maroon or burgundy knit tie instead of the blue as it would add some contrast and not throw the whole effect out.

coxaca's is far too busy and the mix of pattens IMHO does not In that ensemble. The eye needs a point of focus, where your drawn in and its usually drawn to a central point then works its way out. Aesthetically in terms of pattens there is to much going on too much of clash so you tend to draw back as opposed to being drawn in. The clash of so many pattens makes it 'hard' to the eye.Honestly I think its more of I don't have to consider you opinion as to how I dress for work, the nature of it does speak authority within a business environment not sure how it would go down with Joe Public.
post #34736 of 57933
That is one awesome clothes hangy-thingy PoP!
post #34737 of 57933

Grenson Dylans, epaulet chinos and Apolis Wool Chore Coat.

post #34738 of 57933

Hate to burst the Melbourne C&J bubble, but very recent contact indicates that both Double Monk and American Tailors are now doing handgrades at $695 (no tree - usually an extra $95).  This is due to the fall of the dollar and the C&J price increases.  It puts a bit of a carrot out for John Lobb's as they are probably now around ~$1200 including tree.

 

Regarding personal style, my favourite quote is "Be yourself - but don't be conspicuous" - Fred Astaire.  It's surprising how much better outfits can sometimes be if we remove that extra colour, pattern, or extra layer of "dash" or "peacock".  I've always thought that part of good dressing is blending in well with the context, and we sometimes, especially as Australian's, have to remember that no much how much we wish, this is not West End London, Milan or Paris.  Of course, I mean this in no way a criticism of what others like to do.

 

Again the Topy discussion has surfaced, and I have another thought.  If you look at your C&J handgrades for instance, and see how close the welt is cut to the upper, or indeed the waist of a G&G, no shoe repairer in the land will be able to replicate this - they might even prove difficult to re-stitch.  If these things are important to you, Topy while the sole is still in good condition.  

 

I'm only young, but I'd like to know that if slippery tiles in Darling Harbour, and pebbly concrete footpaths have always been the norm?  I find these surfaces extremely dangerous especially with heavily nailed heels.

post #34739 of 57933
^nice. Just need to ditch the durry smile.gif
post #34740 of 57933
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