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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post


Wow those all-nighters are really catching up to you huh?

 

Seriously though - there is an elegance in simplicity.  

 

I'm often mindboggled when I read posts to find that someone has a foot high stack of silk print squares but not a single white linen. 

 

Like the Italians, I'd say 95% of SF members would look better if they focused on mastering the rules before attempting to transcend the genre. Especially younger members where it just comes across contrived. 

 

Get the black cap. Get the navy suit. Get the black knit. THEN experiment. Not the reverse.

post #39542 of 57111
There's an elegance in women's rights, too.
post #39543 of 57111
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 

(1) Chelseas come from an even older tradition and consequently hold greater importance

(2) the yearling texture is not analogous to latex

(3) Last time I checked penii do not bend at a 90 degree angle 

 

I think the point here is that RMWs are actually wholecut chelseas (one of the few makers who do this).

 

By the way, any idea when the wholecut was introduced?

post #39544 of 57111
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


Academic dress standards don't exist in this country. Its open slather in the creative humanities, some education people I know used to wear shirt and tie and sports jackets. Never saw a suit unless it was graduations. Most lectures go for a "I am a cultural creative look" WTF that is these days.

Maybe for science its different?

 

Most academics I know go for jackets, jeans, and loafers. They would be better dressed perhaps if they were better fitted (and maybe ditched the loafers).

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

A recent post of Michael Sy's got me thinking - who here removes their jacket while at work?

 

I ask this because it's about 50-50 where I work - some (myself included) wear their suit jacket the whole time and others drape it over the back of their chair or hang it up somewhere.

 

If I'm wearing a casual jacket (M-65/Harrington/duffle coat/peacoat) or an overcoat, I will take them off before I sit at my desk but the suit jacket stays on the whole time (double breasted jackets stay buttoned and single breasted jackets are unbuttoned).

 

To me, a shirt and tie with no jacket looks like the person wearing them hasn't finished dressing.

 

I actully prefer the jacket and no tie option over tie and trousers. Tie and suit is great but often too warm.

It is, I suppose, quite proper to wear just shirt and trousers - all you do is rolll up the sleeves and it is timeless - basically shirt-sleeve order as declared at school.

 

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


I am almost with you here Mr Nelson, but I sometimes take off my jacket and/or tie if I getting hot and stuffy throughout the day (our office is quite hot as is summer weather for this poor Scotsman).

I also think a shirt and time only can work but it is harder to look good in and depend on the shirt fitting very well.

I think the Miller brothers of Barker Black and Miller's Oath do it well.


Agreed it can work - perhaps no belt etc.

 

Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Partial to Hendricks or Bombay Saphire with tonic. Crushed Vietnamese mint? Pink grapefruit juice? A few drops of Rose water, lemon juice and soda water?

About as adventurous as I get with gin.

 

I spent the weekend away in the bush - all I could think of was the first of my summer G&Ts. Big fan of tonic water alternatives.

 

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

While there is no denying a stark elegance lingering around a plain black closed laced captoe - see wurgers thread for evidence - it is not the best shoe to have if you only have one or two dress shoes.

I've said it before and I'm about to say it again. Here I go.

A black dress (not country) brogue or semi brogue is the most versatile shoe if you only have one or two shoes. (Even then a country brogue open laced will still serve well)
If you have only two dress shoes the other one should be a brown brogue or semi brogue. (This assumes you have sneakers and boots etc)

A semi, or full, brogue black shoe in a slightly refined last will take you from a wedding to the boardroom and to a funeral and to everyday work - if you are white collar - without embarrassment at any of those functions. Not only no embarrassment but as you look around will even provide you with some pride.

 

 

I am not a big fan of the closed captoe. The first pair of work shoes I bought was a pair of black bluchers which are fine. I used to joke that they made me look like I had false legs.The second pair I bought was in fact a black brogue which I think is quite appropriate in all situations. I love the brown brogue and have a soft spot for the suede semi-brogue.

 

 
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 

Speaking of how great RMWs are:

 

 

Beautiful!

 

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


You might able to try them at Henry Bucks. Otherwise try contact Christian via his Instagram or Tumblr. He should get back to you pretty quickly.
The versatility of brown suede Chukkas. My favourite shoe.

 

Have to agree PS. Simply I could get by with (in a sort of ranking):

 

Black brogues

Brown brogues

Suede chukka

Suede semi-brogue

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In today's MX (Brisbane), there was a txt in from someone in the "letters to the editor" type section. It was obviously in reply to another person's rant on buying office clothes, and it seemed they had complained about spending $872 on office wear. The person responding stated he bought all his clothes from op shops, and often got compliments on them....I wonder what sort of stuff he was buying.

 

I've never come across much 'classic menswear' in opshops. The ones I have been to have pretty much only black suits. I have seen some decent labels though, a few bespoke pieces, a zegna or two, but all in pretty horrible cuts, fits etc. I have scored some nice casual shirts but nothing amazing. The other week I did get some lady's Tods that had been very well looked after and barely worn, for $25. They were a penny loafer in black leather, sold them on ebay for $50. But generally, I haven't found any good op shop stuff in Brisbane.

post #39546 of 57111
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post
 

Fox, start with a captoe.

 

A wholecut can wait.

I already have a captoe though!

 

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post


No fox, as a part of an entire outfit, there isn't much difference between the black cap toe and black wholecut.

like most things, I highly doubt you going to stop at one pair, so you might as well buy both. Pictures (Click to show)

 

I don't wear black shoes all that often, so I'm content with grabbing just one pair. What are these? They're lovely.

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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post
 

How about an austerity brogue?
 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Beautiful shoes, K.

 

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Originally Posted by andrewjamesdean View Post


After someone here suggested I check out your blog/Instagram for some tassel loafer inspiration, I've come to the conclusion that you sir, are a boss. (Not foxhound, but nabilmust)

+1. It's great.

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FH, my pair is Alfred Sargent Milton
post #39548 of 57111
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

FH, my pair is Alfred Sargent Milton


Thankyou kindly. They are really lovely.

 

Here's a picture of my Barbour worn my casually. I'm wearing 3sixteen jawnz and my scout shirt. I'm a Scout Leader. Scarf is off though :P

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post #39549 of 57111
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Seriously though - there is an elegance in simplicity.  

I'm often mindboggled when I read posts to find that someone has a foot high stack of silk print squares but not a single white linen.

White power! 

Like the Italians, I'd say 95% of SF members would look better if they focused on mastering the rules before attempting to transcend the genre. Especially younger members where it just comes across contrived. 

Get the black cap. Get the black shirt. Get the black knit.
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post #39551 of 57111
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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post

In today's MX (Brisbane), there was a txt in from someone in the "letters to the editor" type section. It was obviously in reply to another person's rant on buying office clothes, and it seemed they had complained about spending $872 on office wear. The person responding stated he bought all his clothes from op shops, and often got compliments on them....I wonder what sort of stuff he was buying.

I've never come across much 'classic menswear' in opshops. The ones I have been to have pretty much only black suits. I have seen some decent labels though, a few bespoke pieces, a zegna or two, but all in pretty horrible cuts, fits etc. I have scored some nice casual shirts but nothing amazing. The other week I did get some lady's Tods that had been very well looked after and barely worn, for $25. They were a penny loafer in black leather, sold them on ebay for $50. But generally, I haven't found any good op shop stuff in Brisbane.

Can't speak for Brisbane, but all of my current suit rotation comes from the op shop.

Generally, successful op shopping requires a catchment area of wealthy people inclined to support charities. So target your efforts in the more up-market parts of town, and you may do better.
post #39552 of 57111
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post


Can't speak for Brisbane, but all of my current suit rotation comes from the op shop.

Generally, successful op shopping requires a catchment area of wealthy people inclined to support charities. So target your efforts in the more up-market parts of town, and you may do better.


That's awesome. Well the ones I have tried are in upmarket areas, however, there are also a lot of opshops here that are pretty damn expensive. They only sell decent brands or "vintage wear". I've seen ralph polo shirts for $25, with missing buttons, stains etc. Horrible old leather jackets = $120. I still like to pop in when I go past one as you never know...

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btw - what would you guys consider a fair price for my HC burgundy grenadine? 

 

Hardly worn. Too purply for my liking. 

post #39554 of 57111
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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post


That's awesome. Well the ones I have tried are in upmarket areas, however, there are also a lot of opshops here that are pretty damn expensive. They only sell decent brands or "vintage wear". I've seen ralph polo shirts for $25, with missing buttons, stains etc. Horrible old leather jackets = $120. I still like to pop in when I go past one as you never know...

Agreed. I've seen very little worthwhile in Brisbane op shops, so I've given up trying.

I think that only decent thing that I ever saw was an unlined, beige, cotton jacket by Massimo Dutti that was quite inexpensive and looked to be unused. A friend of mine has had better luck, as he's found a number of decent English shirts in very good condition and the occasional decent tie. The vast majority of suits and jackets, though, are simply awful.

I did see some Hermes ties a couple of years back, but they were exceptionally bad - horrible designs, horrible colours, and very light, without any heft - but because they were Hermes (albeit very old Hermes, in bad condition), St Vinnies wanted quite a lot for them.
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Hi all, been lurking here a few months now. Started by looking for info on dinner suits, but few pages in and next thing you know... Aussie Members page! Started at first post but around post #10000 had to skip to July. In that time I've learnt:

  • There are good suits to be found in Australia (Herringbone, MJ Bale, Suit Shop, P Johnson). 
  • I got good deals from P.Lal in Kuala Lumpur. 
  • Almost bought a whole store's worth at Uniqlo.
  • Where to find Goodyear and/or hand-welted shoes (Double Monk is cool).
  • Where to find good accessories (Henry Carter!)
  • Lastly, you guys seem like a cool lot.

 

I figured I should join and introduce myself, so I won't feel like a stalker... anyway, following the adventures of Foxhound, hunting vixen:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

​Yup, I joined just to post that.

 

Edit: installed spoiler


Edited by CoffeeDudeGuy - 10/15/13 at 10:50pm
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