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post #48991 of 54956
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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.

 

I feel the heat, so I never wear anything other than cotton, linen or super merino. 

 

I generally wear a 110-120 super with a 120-140 cotton shirt.

 

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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? 

 

I have 3 modes:

- Business: for court and formal occasions - suit and tie

- Business casual: everyday office wear or when going out somewhere - blazer, OCBD, chinos or jeans

- Casual: wearing around the house/uni - tshirt, chinos or jeans

post #48992 of 54956
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Originally Posted by kayhill View Post
 

 

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:

 

 

 

Likely heading down for the fourth year in a row this November. It will be the first since my "Menswear Enlightenment" phase so I will definitely check it out

post #48993 of 54956
Heading to my first company ball at the end of august. I dont have a tux nor do I want to buy one for such a rare occasion. I want to win the prize for best dressed. Any suggestions on what I should wear?
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^ I assume women will be judging so best to go with really tight light grey suit, black shirt, and neon tie with curly toed Aquila loafers. Throw in a PS that matches your tie as well in a four point configuration for the win.
post #48995 of 54956
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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? 

 

na mate i'm a bit comfort orientated so most days are chinos, loafers (love loafers), and shirt... and compendium... But, I have 3 suits in the office, 4 pairs of shoes, 3 ties, and even a white pocket square and a shaving set haha, so can clean myself up if I need. 

 

Although once, a client said to members of our sales desk who all had ties on because we were hosting a meeting - only employees wear ties! haha

post #48996 of 54956
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

^ I assume women will be judging so best to go with really tight light grey suit, black shirt, and neon tie with curly toed Aquila loafers. Throw in a PS that matches your tie as well in a four point configuration for the win.

Why do I need to buy a ps when I can get a suit with one stitched in!
post #48997 of 54956
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

^ I assume women will be judging so best to go with really tight light grey suit, black shirt, and neon tie with curly toed Aquila loafers. Throw in a PS that matches your tie as well in a four point configuration for the win.

This is solid award winning advice. To take it the extra mile, get a shitty haircut FTW. You know the classic slight mullet over the collar or a faux-hawk look.
post #48998 of 54956
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

^ I assume women will be judging so best to go with really tight light grey suit, black shirt, and neon tie with curly toed Aquila loafers. Throw in a PS that matches your tie as well in a four point configuration for the win.

This, sadly, has quite a lot of truth to it.

Another possibility is the black suit with both sleeves and trousers too long, black shirt and either a white tie or a shiny satin tie in a bright colour, paired with the aforementioned, pointy-toed shoes.
post #48999 of 54956
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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

Heading to my first company ball at the end of august. I dont have a tux nor do I want to buy one for such a rare occasion. I want to win the prize for best dressed. Any suggestions on what I should wear?

 

What do you have?

 

It's probably not going to be judged by SF regulars so I would go for something which fits well and fits the mainstream idea of stylish and tasteful but also stands out a bit.  There'll be plenty of men in medium grey suits, navy suits and charcoal suits, most of them notch lapels, with white or blue shirts and probably boring ties, and if you're just another one of them you won't stand out.  Wear a more jazzy suit, shirt and tie combo and (especially with it being a ball) accessorize - pocket square, flower on the lapel or lapel pin, something.  Polish your shoes.  Comb your hair.  And don't be disappointed if you don't win, it's completely subjective.

post #49000 of 54956
If the judges are anything like my wife then this should do the trick...

post #49001 of 54956
Expect not to win. If you win you probably look like crap. do you really want to be the guy who wins this comp anyway?
post #49002 of 54956

Sydney siders rejoice! Uniqlo pop up store from May 3 to Sep

 

I'm sure that not long after, other brands will also have pop up stores too - i particularly look forward to C&J having a pop up store, followed by G&G, and Alden, I'm very interested in Alden. Also TOJ pop up store... then after that, cityrail will be run well, greater density living will be approved in inner city suburbs, and parking along main roads will be eliminated. 

 

finally sydney wins at something

post #49003 of 54956

The best example of "dressed by women for women" is surely Pete and Manus on MKR. 

 

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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

Expect not to win. If you win you probably look like crap. do you really want to be the guy who wins this comp anyway?

Agreed. The winners at my work's Melbourne Cup function are generally wearing Fedoras and waistcoats.

post #49004 of 54956
The prizes at company events so far have been pretty sweet so im thinking the prize will be awesome.

I'll need to peacock to be with a chance. Bright colours, accessories and shit
post #49005 of 54956
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Originally Posted by Nolvadex View Post

The prizes at company events so far have been pretty sweet so im thinking the prize will be awesome.

I'll need to peacock to be with a chance. Bright colours, accessories, and shit

Will certainly get the judges' attention.
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