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post #47176 of 57125

I don't really have any interest in sartorialism. 

 

I came here because I wanted to learn what was business appropriate and be able to source it in Australia - the latter being an art in itself. 

post #47177 of 57125
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I don't really have any interest in sartorialism. 
aaaaw oli
post #47178 of 57125
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


I can understand this POV if your single 20 something. I go to the gym 4 times a week for 1 1/2 hours and honestly I am doing it for myself but I have no illusions about getting ripped or buff at my age. It's purely a health thing for me.

And dressing well does have direct health benefits improved self confidence, self esteem being primary benefits.

 

Depends on what you do at the gym. Eating well and going for a run a few times will get you healthy. Weights can also have that effect but will wear out your joints over time.

 

How do you improve confidence and self esteem if there's no one else to provide approval? Seriously. If you became stranded on a deserted island with no other people you would very quickly lose interest in how you dress or look. The point is you dress in one or way or another for others -- to fit in, to stand out, to portray yourself in a particular way.

 

I really don't understand why people get sensitive about this point. Just because you dress a particular way or express yourself, or fit in or whatever doesn't mean that isn't you. But in the end you dress to be seen -- one way or another. Otherwise, if I was the last man on earth, I wouldn't give a crap how I dress as long as I am shielded from the elements.

post #47179 of 57125
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post
 

 

 

 

Do you wear clothes for yourself only or do you wear clothes in consideration of others around you?  

 

A bit of both, but mainly for myself. If someone else doesn't like what I wear then that's their problem.

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Careful -can lead to cargo shorts, thongs and band t shirt. For dressed up. Ref: Most Oz men.

This is true, but at the end of the day do you really care about what someone else on the street wears?

 

I wrote up a piece on Oscar Hunt, I'd appreciate it if you all checked it out!

post #47180 of 57125

So I've just moved to Sydney and I've been lurking here for a little while (in addition to doing some research) and I have definitely decided to have my next suiting/coating/pantsing (oh yes) experience with Zink and Sons. I've also decided to have a thing made by Bijan perhaps come tax/bonus time however, I do have one question, ahem (Seinfeld voice), what is the deal with P. Johnson? I had a look at the online store and I love many of the ties (especially all of the ones that are sold out) but I don't get the obsession.

post #47181 of 57125
there is no obsession, we just appreciate different makers at different price points.
post #47182 of 57125

I see the name come up frequently, what's the price-range for say, a nice pair of MTM trousers?

post #47183 of 57125
no idea, I get trousers with my suits, not alone.
post #47184 of 57125

argh, not again...

post #47185 of 57125
Welcome to the thread. PJ pricing questions...you'll find right in.

The usual response is to contact them and really the price all comes down to fabric and what details you want. But to give you an idea I recently picked up a pair of Cotton Trouser which usually cost about $400 (I got mine at a cheaper rate do to a small error in the order).

Just don't ask about shoe topying.

Out of interest, where did you move from and why are you thinking of choosing Zink and Sons and Bijan. Definitely nothing wrong with that, just curious. Also what do they charge for a pair of trousers?
post #47186 of 57125
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

argh, not again...

Nice to see you back posting iSurg. Really great to catch up last weekend. I need to order myself one of those denim shirts you and Mr Kimber had from PJ - they look superb (...how much did it cost...).
post #47187 of 57125
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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post

Depends on what you do at the gym. Eating well and going for a run a few times will get you healthy. Weights can also have that effect but will wear out your joints over time.

How do you improve confidence and self esteem if there's no one else to provide approval? Seriously. If you became stranded on a deserted island with no other people you would very quickly lose interest in how you dress or look. The point is you dress in one or way or another for others -- to fit in, to stand out, to portray yourself in a particular way.

I really don't understand why people get sensitive about this point. Just because you dress a particular way or express yourself, or fit in or whatever doesn't mean that isn't you. But in the end you dress to be seen -- one way or another. Otherwise, if I was the last man on earth, I wouldn't give a crap how I dress as long as I am shielded from the elements.

We are social animals but first and foremost we act in our own self interest. The mode of attire we don as we navigate the world is part of our projection into the world. Our dress and deportment sends signs which others interpret upon socially interacting with us.

Self confidence and self esteem is developed by our actions over time and increases our ability to successfully navigate our environment, the focus here is I and how I draw strength from my own abilities in navigating the world.

Clothing is just a prop and aids social mobility and enables you to navigate the world. The rest of it has to come from within you.
post #47188 of 57125

Saying this thread in general doesn't have an obsession with P Johnson is like saying I don't have an obsession with TOJ.

post #47189 of 57125
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

. I need to order myself one of those denim shirts
post #47190 of 57125
Very insightful, Foxy. Look deep within ourselves, and there we will find the answer...

Pink, likewise - had a great time. I need some Boglioli love. If only HB had IT44's and 46's.
PS: Who's heading to the HB event? PS and GN and fxh no doubt.

I have made a few worthwhile purchases this week. An aeropress complete with Hario hand grinder and Able disc. Awesome cuppa. Onto some Kenyan single origin beans from Campos and the flavours are amazing. Thinking of the Otto for my new home but not sure. Does anyone have one and would they care to comment?

Lastly, I will resolve to be about 12 months in the no purchase club. I convinced my wife that Seoul is our next travel destination in 2015 and hope to see my favourite tumblr group with a mind to bespeak some threads... Patience and thoughtful meditation are in order....
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