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post #48616 of 53481
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Another ozbargain special...
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/141167

As mentioned, the Clarks x Horween desert boots for $60 shipped would be quite tempting if you know your size...


http://m.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=29050978&parentid=BRANDS

 

it won't work for the Schott Perfecto gaddamnit

post #48617 of 53481

washed out jeans are the best - comfy too

 

posted this gut-shot before, washed out RRL straight leg 14oz cone mills selvedge,


 

WIWT (Click to show)

GAP fatigue jacket, PJohnson long sleeve polo, snuff tods + red swatch

 

post #48618 of 53481

Happy Easter Aussies.

 

Rob - great pic.

 

Cone Mills Selvedge is excellent. I just bought a pair of Tellason jeans and they feel excellent once broken into.

 

Edit: The Tellason story - http://vimeo.com/29788997

 

If anyone is looking for a good pair of jeans you can try them on at Maple Store in Sydney. Their prices are very good too.


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 4/20/14 at 7:27pm
post #48619 of 53481
Fellas, long time no post. This winter I'm going to dress a little more casually with sport coats and cords instead of full suits. I'm thinking of getting a windowpane navy jacket to mix things up similar to the pattern below. Yay or should I stick with a plain navy?

post #48620 of 53481
Welcome back Prof.
From where I sit , despite the window pane, that looks suspiciously like an orphaned suit jacket. Especially if you are going for cords on the bottom.* Cords, depending on the wale, can be very rusticated and casual. Mind you as we all know, the very fact of wearing long trousers plus having them look clean in many Australian workplaces can have you derided as an effete lickspitle.

Cords - if worn with the right carefree louche insouciance can convey the agreeable "Alcoholic Geography Teacher" image. Not to be sneezed at - unless into a dirty handkerchief -but hard to pull off if (1) under 30 or (2) not smoking. Otherwise the crumpled brown cord jacket, tattersalls checked BD shirt open necked or with a scruffy old school tie, matched with faded green cords or somesuch and desert boot s or brown brogues has a certain appeal not unappreciated by the fairer gender and a look, I might add, not achievable by a bearded top knot sporting hipster sitting on a milk crate in High street Northcote in skinny jeggings and facial metallurgical art sipping on a soy latte and snacking on quinoa sprout tapas.


* as opposed to Warning: Spuchler! (Click to show)
post #48621 of 53481

Selling Some of my P.johnson and Hong Kong Bespoke. Drop by to have a look 

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post #48623 of 53481

Kopped some stuff off Luxeswap today. Delivery in a week or so (I guess). Good prices. Hope the gear works out ok.

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^ Make sure to show it off, Cox.
post #48625 of 53481
Prof - do you have a plain navy?
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Does anyone here wear MJ Bale business shirts ? Got myself 2 white , 1 light blue- at $49 each at Birkenhead outlet store. They are also offering 5 shirts for $200 till 27th April . Their super slim fits extremely well on me plus 2 fold cotton , 4 piece yoke and canvassed collar. Really happy.
post #48627 of 53481
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Does anyone here wear MJ Bale business shirts ? Got myself 2 white , 1 light blue- at $49 each at Birkenhead outlet store. They are also offering 5 shirts for $200 till 27th April . Their super slim fits extremely well on me plus 2 fold cotton , 4 piece yoke and canvassed collar. Really happy.


I have a handful, if they fit you well and you can get a hold of a descent style (been discussed many times the strange pick stitching and questionable choices of some designs) I think they are excellent value when they do their multibuy/sale.  I still have to get the slim fits tailored though so I stopped buying them in favour of luxire.  Much like their multibuy suit offers if you need to build up your collection quickly at a good price and better quality than what you get from the department stores then worth a look at.

post #48628 of 53481
Was reading the brisbane times and noticed theres an article by thebrownman!
post #48629 of 53481
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Originally Posted by Prof. B. Bear View Post

Fellas, long time no post. This winter I'm going to dress a little more casually with sport coats and cords instead of full suits. I'm thinking of getting a windowpane navy jacket to mix things up similar to the pattern below. Yay or should I stick with a plain navy?

I agree with fxh - or rather, he agrees with me - re that jacket looking like an orphaned suit separate, especially with flap pockets, shiny worsted, narrow lapels etc.

However, ignoring that particular example, I think your instincts are pretty good if you are leaning towards a checked navy jacket rather than a plain one. For me, if you are wearing it with cords, moleskins etc. which are very informal and have a soft pattern/texture of their own, a plain navy blazer can still look too formal, unless it's an interesting tweedy type texture. In that case subtle checks on a jacket can help to keep your top half roughly as (in)formal as your lower half.

Also, despite the forum groupthink which will tell you to get something plain, fly under the radar blah blah the fact is checked or patterned sportcoats are generally way more interesting.
post #48630 of 53481
Definitely agree that the jacket in the pic looks too much like a suit jacket, particularly due to the fabric and the scale and colour of the pattern.

However, if you get the right fabric, windowpane odd jackets are great.
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