Thanks for the response. I already have a Navy suit with peak lapels for more formal occasions so I'm thinking about getting either a unlined 'ocean blue' type colour or a golden/brown checked SC. I was even contemplating a shortish DB'ed SC but don't know if I have the balls to wear it often enough that it would be worthwhile. Although, this type of look seems fairly easy to pull off and pretty similar to my style:
This one seems as though it would be very flexible in that it would be appropriate pretty much all year round.
Any preferences/comments on the two? I know I have to bite the bullet sooner or later and just make up my mind but as you can probably tell I'm rather indecisive.
A jacket like the brown check is surprisingly versatile - works with a tie or more casual and it also works with lot of different coloured pants.
In fact its hard to find a colour of pants it doesn't work with. Even works with navy pants - when not much else does. Brown jackets pick up brown shoes nicely too.
And whats more not everyone has a brown jacket (or 4 in my case)
Goign to melbourne in a couple of weeks, any suggestions on good places to get watches that may be on sale?
Actually, how about places with clothes that are on sale?
Check Monards on Collins st for watches, as for clothes just about everyone is having a sale, check out Incu on flinders lane, Acne at GPO (Bourke st mall) and DJ's. There are some cool stores on Little Collins st that are worth checking out.
Thanks 6. I dropped in today briefly but unfortunately (fortunately?) didn't come away with anything. There was one blue blazer in a 38 that actually fitted reasonably well, but I wasn't too keen on the cut and it looked too much like an orphan suit jacket. There may well have been something interesting amongst the ties but I couldn't be bothered wading through the chaos to try and find out.
Yeh saw that jacket, nice colour on that one. Standout ties I saw were the brown and green six folds in a subtle basketweave for $70. Too bad i've already got them.
All i got were the calfskin belts in brown and black which i needed.
Originally Posted by __PG__
I think the double-breasted jacket looks good on you.
+1 fantastic colour and superbly soft looking shoulders.
That jacket was brought to you by the same brand that gained some global SF attention for their double lapel tuxedo... George rocking a velvet dinner jacket from the same brand and looked quite good for a change. The other two in MJ Bale?
Non sartorial question are there any ipad users here? Wifi or 3G? If so what do you think of it? Practical? I know a couple of academics who swear by them in terms of functionality for use as a diary and adobe reading. I know in my line of work it would be useful (either that or a mac air) but somewhat unsure about it. Any opinions would be appreciated.
Interest check, just received my first pair of Howard Yount trou, in the charcoal all seasons fabric in a 30. They are a bit too tight and I should have gone for a 32 (which I will buy). $150 for any aussies keen otherwise I'll return them at the end of the week.
To slim for me, but a warning to others... Howard Yount ain't vanity sized. Pair of twill trousers I bought had to be taken out an inch.