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post #34876 of 57211
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

There should be silk/grosgrain lined against where it sits against the collar of the shirt so it has some movement under the collar.

like all ties its personal.. I wore one for the broadsheet shoot and I liked it .. it was black and softens an otherwise very stark colour
Oh absolutely, knit ties would last about a week without that but thats not what I call lining, its just to support the fabric. What we are talking about is lining in the knit tie, which they dont need due to the weave creating thickness. Ill expand more on lining for ties and my thoughts later anyway.
post #34877 of 57211
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Sounds enticing. Thinking it might even be worth hiring a car and driving down, that way we can explore that part of the world.

It's a lovely area for a driving holiday. There are plenty of small, coastal places like Lennox Head and even smaller places that are nice to stop in and if you then head up into the northern NSW hinterland, there are some really lovely small towns, some nice national parks, and some lovely scenery.

I used to travel there for work (appearing before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on circuit) and I always looked forward to it - lots of lovely old sandstone country courthouses, small-town pubs, leisurely drives from town to town for the next hearing. Larger towns like Casino and Grafton are still small enough to be friendly and charming, and small towns like The Channon (very small indeed) and Bangalow have a really nice atmosphere. Lots of the towns around have fortnightly or monthly craft and food markets and have some really nice produce.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I even enjoyed visiting Tropical Fruit World on the way back from Byron Bay.

If you're feeling energetic, I'd recommend climbing Mt Warning, too. If you start climbing a bit after midnight (!), you'll get to the summit before sunrise and you will, as a result, be the first person in Australia to see the sun. It gets pretty cold on the summit at night, even in summer, so take a jacket with you.
post #34878 of 57211
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

That would be a great idea, you will also see a few memorable town names like Mooball, Myocum just to name a couple. Seriously it's a real scenic drive. 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

It's a lovely area for a driving holiday. There are plenty of small, coastal places like Lennox Head and even smaller places that are nice to stop in and if you then head up into the northern NSW hinterland, there are some really lovely small towns, some nice national parks, and some lovely scenery. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I used to travel there for work (appearing before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on circuit) and I always looked forward to it - lots of lovely old sandstone country courthouses, small-town pubs, leisurely drives from town to town for the next hearing. Larger towns like Casino and Grafton are still small enough to be friendly and charming, and small towns like The Channon (very small indeed) and Bangalow have a really nice atmosphere. Lots of the towns around have fortnightly or monthly craft and food markets and have some really nice produce.

Maybe I'm crazy, but I even enjoyed visiting Tropical Fruit World on the way back from Byron Bay.

If you're feeling energetic, I'd recommend climbing Mt Warning, too. If you start climbing a bit after midnight (!), you'll get to the summit before sunrise and you will, as a result, be the first person in Australia to see the sun. It gets pretty cold on the summit at night, even in summer, so take a jacket with you.

Great advice from the Qld crew. Thanks again. NSW tourism should be paying you a commission!
post #34879 of 57211
Just picked up a lovely, totally deconstructed and unlined light grey pinstripe suit from MJ Bale Birkenhead Point.

The receipt says Mathieu Grey, closest I can find is this - http://www.mjbale.com/mathieu-pinstripe-navy-suit
The guy in the shop said it was a sample (oh the joys of being a size 40...). Only work doing is to shorten sleeves (working cuffs so costly shoulder end job) and hem the trousers. Across the shoulders *might* need a quarter inch shaved off if I don't buff up in the gym for the next few months. Methinks leave the alterations until summer in case I change shape (for better or worse!).

They have a solid selection of standard suits (half canvas) and selection suits (full canvas) going for $300 to $500. Instead of 2 for a grand, you can get 3 for a grand plus a couple of shirts. Yay!
post #34880 of 57211
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Gentlemen
Opinions of kint ties re their versatility. Silk, wool or cashmere.
I wonder about drape and social acceptability, in my case I would be wearing it with a SC and corduroy trousers and probably a button down.
Any thoughts on which fabric?
In terms of social acceptability - in my experience its only a few clothing obsessives who would notice anything - most people just see a tie qua tie qua tie.

I have around dozen knit ties and a few wool ones.

I'm going through a period of wearing square end silk knits 9/10th of the time. Other times I go through other fads with ties - just wearing one all week with whatever I'm wearing - other times only reps - other times stripes, paisley etc.

I have a few woolen ties and find I never wear them. I think its because they are too casual and countrified. Although theres is in theory a hierarchy of formal/casual in ties - I think that these days a very casual tie is overkill and a contradiction in terms - f'rinstance a tie to relax in at home or mow the lawn - its getting down to where a neat open necked shirt is a much better option.

If I was a stock agent in Hamilton going out to size up a few paddocks of vealers to see if they were ready I might slip on a wool tie with a horse blanket checked shirt, gun club checked houndstooth jacket, brown flat squatters/shitcarters hat, RM cream moleskins and a pair of brown RM 'lastic sided boots- other wise wool doesn't work for me.

Cashmere is (often) fine enough to wear with even a worsted suit. I must say a few knitted cotton ties I have seem to work well - not as dressed up as silk but finer/neater /less rustic than wool.

If you are wearing wide wale cords then in theory, and probably in practice its a country /sporty look and a wool tie might be the go. Thin wale cords are a bit more city and smooth and silk would go ok - depend on the sport jacket and the context. Tweed Jacket - maybe wool tie.

If its the Alcoholic Geography Teacher look then , crumpled wide wale cords, desert boots, old Harris tweed jacket, green toned viyella shirt and any old tie - but top button undone and tie loosened.

edit:: I have a few silk/cotton - silk /wool ties. At least with the few i have it seems a very successful combination - understated but spiffy.
Edited by fxh - 7/24/13 at 10:53pm
post #34881 of 57211
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


Great advice from the Qld crew. Thanks again. NSW tourism should be paying you a commission!
Seeing as banana benders take all the jobs in Northern NSW, we already do!
post #34882 of 57211
Herringbone are having a pretty sick sale at the mo... ties $40, shirts $50.
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Might still look into other ones, but I recall at the start of the season thinking this one looked good and Herringbone has usually been quality stuff so ended up buying this trench coat just then:

http://shop.herringbone.com/ProductDetail/mens/jacket/cg11308c/6694

post #34884 of 57211
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Maybe I'm crazy, but I even enjoyed visiting Tropical Fruit World on the way back from Byron Bay.

Reminds me of one of Ms fxh best stories. Not all that long ago she was up at Mackay staying with a relative. She had an o/s visitor with her. Shes a little bit of a sucker for a touristy thing when shes relaxed. Anyway- although a bit wary - they took a recommended Tour Of Working Cane Farm - with afternoon tea.. edit:: I think it cost around $20 each. Ms said "Well we thought it might be a nice farmer rustic type Devonshire Tea - even if the tour wasn't all that exciting. Y'know scones by farmers wife and nice pot of proper tea"

Keep in mind here that, like me, the Ms is from a farm.

Anyway they get a mini buss to a rundown looking block of around 10 - 16 acres at most. Run down house sheds etc.

Bloke turns up in dirty shorts , Jackie Howe (or as known in the city a "de-facto beater").
The highlight is a ride in a trailer pulled by a tractor and sitting on hay bales.
Tour of farm takes all of 8 minutes or so - "Thats the cane" - , " Thats the shed" , "Thats a cow" , "Thats the dog"
Then back to a shed - with the main attraction a cockie who sometimes talks!
Shed = a few bits of corrugated iron on sticks - with an old table - bloke boils dirty plastic jug, gets some old dirty mugs and spoons in Pablo Coffee and powdered milk and opens a packet of Teddy Bear biscuits.
Tour over.
Thank you very much.

Many years ago I went to Townsville to speak at a national conference. I took great care to dress down appropriately and for climate. I got myself from airport to venue - many hundreds arriving there - I was singled out at door from many::

" Hello fxh welcome to Townsville"

Me:: "How did you know who I was"?

"You're dressed like you're from Melbourne"
Edited by fxh - 7/24/13 at 11:36pm
post #34885 of 57211

That Herringbone sale does look tempting. Does anyone know what time Herringbone at Collins Place in Melbourne closes tomorrow?

post #34886 of 57211
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Might still look into other ones, but I recall at the start of the season thinking this one looked good and Herringbone has usually been quality stuff so ended up buying this trench coat just then:
http://shop.herringbone.com/ProductDetail/mens/jacket/cg11308c/6694

Tried that on today... it's bloody nice, good eye.
post #34887 of 57211
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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post



Yep they just re stocked a bunch of new York slim fit, my fav. The sleeves are long though, even I need about 2cm lopped off them. But the Tokyo would just be too slim and short for me being 6"2 and 85kgs.
 

 

How hard is it to get shirt sleeves shortened?

post #34888 of 57211
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Many years ago I went to Townsville to speak at a national conference. I took great care to dress down appropriately and for climate. I got myself from airport to venue - many hundreds arriving there - I was singled out at door from many::

" Hello fxh welcome to Townsville"

Me:: "How did you know who I was"?

"You're dressed like you're from Melbourne"

Relatively certain I had the only pocket square in Cairns today.
post #34889 of 57211
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

How hard is it to get shirt sleeves shortened?

 

Spoken like someone who is of normal height!

I've never paid more than $35 to have sleeves shortened. 

 

I pay ~$25 from my local lady, and she goes as far as pattern matching (where possible/appropriate), and sews into the existing seams on the collars, so you'd never know it was shortened. 

 

Its a bit of a shit of a job, tbh. It's nothing like hemming pants. 

post #34890 of 57211
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Maybe I'm crazy, but I even enjoyed visiting Tropical Fruit World on the way back from Byron Bay.

Many years ago I went to Townsville to speak at a national conference. I took great care to dress down appropriately and for climate. I got myself from airport to venue - many hundreds arriving there - I was singled out at door from many::

" Hello fxh welcome to Townsville"

Me:: "How did you know who I was"?

"You're dressed like you're from Melbourne"

That's awesome, says about how you dress! haha icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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