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Walking around Sydney at lunchtime today, so many guys are sporting the smart business casual with no tie.  

 

Do you wear a tie to work even if it's not mandated? 

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Sometimes. But I'm in the public service, where tracksuit pants are mandatory, and collared shirts are optional. Hence, my tie often feels like a noose around my neck..
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Hi all, long time lurker first time poster here.
I am wondering where I can get flannel trousers in Melbourne, the type that are versatile and that can be worn with many
different blazers/sportscoats and knitted jumpers. Would I be better to go to a store to get it or get one of the MTM suit shops like suit shop
to make some up for me.
post #48979 of 52334
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Originally Posted by SkyChild View Post

Hi all, long time lurker first time poster here.
I am wondering where I can get flannel trousers in Melbourne, the type that are versatile and that can be worn with many
different blazers/sportscoats and knitted jumpers. Would I be better to go to a store to get it or get one of the MTM suit shops like suit shop
to make some up for me.


My best recommendation is Oscar Hunt MTM, but it all depends on how much you're willing to spend?

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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post

This. And Public Transport. And cycling.

My wife owes a car (or maybe we both do not) as she needs it for work. Me - I got two legs, two wheels and a Myki (plus cash for taxis when I gets too late/ I get too drunk).

Cabcharge is the answer, had an account for nigh on 20 years. Originally I would get copies of dockets and think 'Christ was I that pissed' so much easier with plastic.
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What would a ball park figure for Oscar hunt be?
Also what type of trousers do people wear with shirt+tie+sportscoat/blazer?
I have seen quite a few photos on blogs such as Poormansmillions or Ethandesu(?) where they look real sharp with the trouser and jacket or trouser and sweater combo. I am also curious where you lads get your jackets and trousers, if you know of any threads beyond this one I would find it helpful.
Edited by SkyChild - 4/30/14 at 5:18am
post #48982 of 52334
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Originally Posted by lukejackson View Post


In regards to my question earlier, I wasn't very clear.

Whats the heaviest weight fabric (wool) you would wear in, say, high 20's?

Is 10-12 Oz pushing it?

Mostly in an air-con environment, but don't want to be sweating if I walk a few hundred meters to lunch etc.


LJ, that's a bit of a difficult question, for a few reasons:

- Not all fabrics are alike. A tightly-woven sheer worsted cloth would be hotter to wear than a fresco or open-weave cloth of the same weight;
- An unlined jacket is, of course, cooler than a lined jacket so construction makes a difference, too; and
- Different people feel heat differently - some will be sweating up a storm just wearing a shirt while others are quite comfortable wearing a jacket.

Fresco (and fresco-like) cloth that I've seen has varied in weight from 8oz to 15oz per yard (about 250g to 450g or so per metre). I don't know that I'd want to wear the heaviest cloth, but I think that I'd quite comfortable wear something in the 10 to 12oz range, particularly if it's largely unlined as the air will pass through it quite well.

Rene of Deer Style in Brisbane has access to J&J Minnis fresco cloth but he also has cloth of pretty much identical weave that he can make up for quite a bit less than the Minnis fresco cloth, too.
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

Vw gti or vw R? I've owned both and great cars, the R is better than the a250.

I'd rank it gti, a250,R,S3,A45amg

Alternatively the new wrx is quite refined in that same market. I was impressed with the new level of build quality vs price

I spent a good couple of weeks looking into some of these cars, and ended up putting my deposit down on an S3 sportback. I'm coming from a GTI35, and was pretty keen to buy something other than a VW this time around.

The Audi and A45 were the logical choices, and took both for a spin (not a fan at all of the M135i). The Merc sounded incredible and was fun to drive, but I decided I would have found it difficult to drive every day - it was a bit too brutal in terms of ride comfort. The S3 however as perfect. Beautiful inside, understated, yet still growls when you plant the foot.

The fully optioned S3 still came out cheaper than the Merc, although to be fair the vast majority of the S3's options are standard in the A45.

Now I just need to patiently wait until delivery in September...
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Originally Posted by andrewjamesdean View Post

I spent a good couple of weeks looking into some of these cars, and ended up putting my deposit down on an S3 sportback. I'm coming from a GTI35, and was pretty keen to buy something other than a VW this time around.

I could be wrong, but aren't the Audi A3/S3 series and the VW Golf essentially the same car with a different body on top?
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I could be wrong, but aren't the Audi A3/S3 series and the VW Golf essentially the same car with a different body on top?

They certainly share a lot and are based off the same platform, but the S3 feels streets ahead of the GTI (and so it would want to!)
post #48986 of 52334
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Originally Posted by SkyChild View Post

Hi all, long time lurker first time poster here.
I am wondering where I can get flannel trousers in Melbourne, the type that are versatile and that can be worn with many
different blazers/sportscoats and knitted jumpers. Would I be better to go to a store to get it or get one of the MTM suit shops like suit shop
to make some up for me.

Depends what your budget is I suppose. Suit Shop have great cloths to pick from so you can't really go wrong there. Then again if you can buy OTR and find something you like thats great as well. 

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Originally Posted by CoffeeDudeGuy View Post

This works great when there is no station fire that shuts down 5 train lines for half a day

Haha...so that would be most days then.
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Originally Posted by couldnthaveknow View Post

Running! Good cardio, maintain health fat level, good way to challenge oneself. I am fairly certain running to my work is faster than car/public transport during morning and arvo peak hours

Yes and you are getting something out of your commute. Mine is too short to read anything if I take the tram so better to cycle.

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Originally Posted by Thanasi View Post

Walking around Sydney at lunchtime today, so many guys are sporting the smart business casual with no tie.  

Do you wear a tie to work even if it's not mandated? 

Yes. My office has no mandated dress code but it is reasonable smart. Ties are rareish but I like them so I wear one (at a time). Would imagine others here to be in the same boat.

Happy to go tieless when I feel like it too, though sometimes a suit without a tie looks off so you have to pick the right combination.
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Originally Posted by SkyChild View Post

What would a ball park figure for Oscar hunt be?
Also what type of trousers do people wear with shirt+tie+sportscoat/blazer?
I have seen quite a few photos on blogs such as Poormansmillions or Ethandesu(?) where they look real sharp with the trouser and jacket or trouser and sweater combo. I am also curious where you lads get your jackets and trousers, if you know of any threads beyond this one I would find it helpful.

 

I think navy chinos (to go with lighter jackets), light-grey flannel/garbadine pants to go with darker jackets work well.

 

Woollen navy trousers can be a bit too dressy though, but I like grey/beige cotton chinos too. Oh and linen is always nice for the Australian climate -- so long as you don't mind the creasing.

 

On an unrelated note, I've written up a quick review of Tokyo shopping on my blog -- check it out if you're interested, particularly if anyone is planning to head over any time soon.

 

A few pics:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by SkyChild View Post

What would a ball park figure for Oscar hunt be?
Also what type of trousers do people wear with shirt+tie+sportscoat/blazer?
I have seen quite a few photos on blogs such as Poormansmillions or Ethandesu(?) where they look real sharp with the trouser and jacket or trouser and sweater combo. I am also curious where you lads get your jackets and trousers, if you know of any threads beyond this one I would find it helpful.

It does depend a lot on how experienced/confident you are with clothes and what you already have in your wardrobe.
post #48990 of 52334
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

LJ, that's a bit of a difficult question, for a few reasons:

- Not all fabrics are alike. A tightly-woven sheer worsted cloth would be hotter to wear than a fresco or open-weave cloth of the same weight;
- An unlined jacket is, of course, cooler than a lined jacket so construction makes a difference, too; and
- Different people feel heat differently - some will be sweating up a storm just wearing a shirt while others are quite comfortable wearing a jacket.

Fresco (and fresco-like) cloth that I've seen has varied in weight from 8oz to 15oz per yard (about 250g to 450g or so per metre). I don't know that I'd want to wear the heaviest cloth, but I think that I'd quite comfortable wear something in the 10 to 12oz range, particularly if it's largely unlined as the air will pass through it quite well.

Rene of Deer Style in Brisbane has access to J&J Minnis fresco cloth but he also has cloth of pretty much identical weave that he can make up for quite a bit less than the Minnis fresco cloth, too.

 

Jackets will wear warmer than pants too. I wore my tropical wool suit (Suit Shop) to a wedding reception dinner on Saturday night (Melbourne), though I felt quite warm in the torso it was a bit nippy in the butt. Maybe I should wear leggings underneath next time...

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