*what he said* - I think that look sucks balls. Closest I've ever got is shorts and espadrilles, on holiday and out of country.
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Oli, you crack me up. I quite like the cutaway collars, and when ordering my first batch of P Johnson shirts experimented with a few different collars. My favourite, which I get for 90% of my shirts now, is the soft, semi-cutaway.
I have two shirts with cutaway collars, one white and one blue (which I am wearing today with a burgundy knit tie). I really like them, but in future I will only get them for shirts I will wear without a tie. The semi cutaway just looks better on me. I also have one navy shirt with the extreme cutaway, which works really well as I never wear that shirt with a suit or tie.
I met up with Christian, Mr Nice Guy Gerry Nelson and Cheungish yesterday morning for coffee. Cheungish had a great collar on his shirt, long, soft semi cutaway. He told me Herringbone had about three shirts with this collar a few season ago and that he and Christian (who both worked there) stocked up on them.
This is what he was wearing yesterday - http://cheungish.tumblr.com/post/57516302061/shades-of-blu-achieved-by-the-soft-construction
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Oh and for what it is worth I do not drive an electric car...I ride a bicycle.
I just got an e-mail from Herringbone, which included a link to at least some of their upcoming Spring-Summer range.
Some pocket squares are included on the website and amongst them were some bicycle pattern squares:
- Navy and red
- Blue and green
They look identical to some Drake's pocket squares from last season, which were sold by Drake's for $80 or more, so the Herringbone price seems to be a good deal.
Edit: I just noticed that the Exquisite Trimmings webstore has some of the original Drake's bicycle print hanks on sale for GBP25, which equates to about AUD$43 (without shipping, of course). Exquisite Trimmings also has some of the turtle pocket hanks that Herringbone is also offering this season - it looks as though Herringbone is purchasing last summer's designs from Drake's.
Ha, Christian point out the exact same thing yesterday morning.
Suit Supply light blue slim fit
2. Suit Supply - sold as 100% cotton shirt but has a definite linen feel to it and will make a good summer shirt. It's very long but has a nice tapered fit through the body (slim without being skin tight). The cuffs have two buttons to adjust the width but one is so loose that the cuffs fall over my thumbs and the other is so tight I can't possibly wear a watch. Score 7/10.
I doubt that the second button is meant for anything more than aesthetics.
It's a good source for spares. The advice I've seen is to pick the button that fits your wrist the best, and just remove the other one. (I've always been too lazy to do that though).
Shorts: an older man never grows out of them
I do not agree.
A shorts suit? Saints and Angels perserve us.
I like my ulitity (cargo) shorts in summer, functional leave the hands free and that 70's football star look is not for me.
Most of my shorts fall between 9- 11 inches even BB sit above the knees, currently at 7c summer is too far away to contemplate.
Well what do you want me to say?...
Did anyone else read the piece in the AFR a few days ago about Hemden having to lay off staff? People not as willing to shell out the 400 clams. Lots of hoo haa in the article about former premiers, prime ministers and rich listers being clients. Also mentioned that due to the tough economic times one client had come in to have the collars and cuffs replaced on 30 shirts. Had obviously never heard of foxing.
I did not get to read this, but saw it was on the front page of the same edition that had the PJ article...perhaps that might be another cause of their lack of business. I live pretty close to Hemden but have never ventured in. Originally their prices scared me off, now I am a happy with PJ and think they are more in line with my aesthetic/way of thinking.
Think Gerry and Christian visited once and were not overly impressed.
Attention all Melbourne members!
There has been some discussion in the past in this thread about a great charity called Wear for Success, which assists disadvantaged men in presenting themselves appropriately in seeking and holding down a job.
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It's a great cause and a way to do some networking whilst at the same time making a real difference for disadvantaged people.
The Expert Network holds regular events for members roughly quarterly, and annual membership is a paltry $50.
The invitation for the next event on August 15 is attached to this post, it would be wonderful if as many of the Melbourne crowd as possible would come along and join up. I know a few members including Gerry Nelson, Appolyon and fxh have expressed interest already, so let's see how many of the Melbourne crew we can get there!
Aside from the networking, free drinks etc, there is usually an 'expert' aspect to each event. Last time for example we got to sample a range of wonderful Pinot Noirs and get some great discounts on purchases. Double Monk will most likely be involved in a future event this year.
There will usually also be a raffle and at the coming event we have $800 worth of prizes up for grabs, including a couple of 7-fold ties from our own Henry Carter (many, many thanks Jas).
Memberships can be paid at the event (eftpos will be available) or if you prefer there are details in the attached newsletter about how to join beforehand.
Please forward the invite and the August newsletter to any non-SF contacts you might have whom you believe could be interested.
Any and all support is most greatly appreciated by both WFS and myself, thanks guys!
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Just a note to anyone who was considering going along to the event next Thursday 15th that you need to rsvp to the email on the invitation so we have accurate numbers for catering purposes.
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