or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Australian Members - Page 4459  

post #66871 of 67946
Th
Quote:
Originally Posted by EdwMicInAus View Post

Question. Going to the Polo at Werribee Mansion for Xmas party this Friday. It's going to be 33c and sunny. We'll be at the 'Peroni Chukka Club' which is apparently a 'stylish marquee'.

I'm thinking a linen/silk jacket, linen shirt, chinos and chukkas!

What would you wear?
they wouldn't invite me!
post #66872 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by nevernotspurs View Post
 

Thanks for the reply and effort, I really appreciate it. I understand where you're coming from in regards to not spending much starting out but I don't mind spending money where it's worthwhile as I am selling most of my current wardrobe which will fund the new clothes. 

 

One thing that I'd caution against is ordering a lot of stuff online, from brands that you haven't tried on before. 

 

Yes, you live in Perth, which places you at a disadvantage as a lot of the stores that are discussed here don't have stores in Perth. However, at least when you're "starting out" in building up a wardrobe, it's much better to buy stuff that you can try on so that you can ascertain the fit, rather than stuff that looks trendy online but which may not fit you. You may end up with a wardrobe full of ill-fitting clothes, or spending a lot of money on return postage costs! 

post #66873 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Don't worry too much about getting the "right" colour of tan/khaki for chinos. People doing it for a lifetime are still looking

I'd recommend if starting out to have a look at TARGET - yes Target. They also have decent leather shoes for around $80 again - not perfect for wearing on the internet but certainly better than what most people you'll meet are wearing.

Love your work.

As a matter of fact, I was in Target the other day buying yard boots and a lot of their stuff does actually pass muster these days. I would pass on their work shirts when you consider there is Tm Lewin with vastly superior stitching, fabric choice and collar construction and choice of cuts.
post #66874 of 67946
Yes - I mention Target because they have really upped their game. My Toorak/Braaay-ton lady friends swear by Target for quality in clothes. You still have to judge if its for you. But.

Pretty good quality and a great price.
Its not for me but that's no big deal (OK shuddup youse in the back seats, yes I'm looking at you PoP, Blah and Pinky)

I can't emphasise enough that when you are starting out - you just DON'T get what you pay for. Expensive does not = good. And especially with chinos - chinos are mostly just chinos. If it looks good, feels alright then it is good.
post #66875 of 67946
I was given a short sleeved cotton black & white check shirt from Target back in 81 surprisingly good quality. Got a lot of wear out of it in summer for a couple of years. Made in Australia, probably in one of fxh's Melbourne sweat shops which manufactured garments for CR.
post #66876 of 67946

A public service announcement for anyone in Brisbane - a local menswear store called "Ubermen", which is largely filled with awful rubbish, surprisingly stocks both Loake 1880 and Alfred Sargent shoes.

 

They are currently holding a sale on their stock of Loake and AS shoes, with the shoes being discounted by 40%, down to $330.

 

They've got two models of AS shoes - the Hunt brogue wingtip in brown or black from the "Exclusive" range and the Milton wholecut (I think) in brown or black from the "Handgrade" range. 

 

For $330, both of them are very good deals and a friend of mine who bought a pair of the Hunt brogue wingtips today got a pair of lasted shoe trees for them, too, which makes the deal even better. 

post #66877 of 67946

Thanks for the input guys, I am taking what you have said on board. I have ordred a pair of slim and skinny lived-in chinos from GAP. If the skinny is too skinny then the slim should be fine. I now need to move onto finding a nice pair of brown oxfords/brogues/derby.. something like this then from there i can easily get a brown belt to match. 

http://www.asos.com/au/Base-London/Base-London-Nutmeg-Brogues/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx

iid=5423109&cid=11941&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=36&sort=2&clr=Brown&totalstyles=245&gridsize=4

 

 

 

post #66878 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by nevernotspurs View Post

Thanks for the input guys, I am taking what you have said on board. I have ordred a pair of slim and skinny lived-in chinos from GAP. If the skinny is too skinny then the slim should be fine. I now need to move onto finding a nice pair of brown oxfords/brogues/derby.. something like this then from there i can easily get a brown belt to match.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'd be wary of shoes online. (ask foxy) Unless you know the brand and last suits you. They don't look any better or as cheap than what is at Target and at Target you can try them on.
post #66879 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by fxh View Post


I'd be wary of shoes online. (ask foxy) Unless you know the brand and last suits you. They don't look any better or as cheap than what is at Target and at Target you can try them on.

I have bought 100s of pairs of sneakers online so I'm not afraid to try. I had a look at the range at Target but nothing there a like. I'm after a lower profile shoe like the above examples.

post #66880 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by nevernotspurs View Post

I have bought 100s of pairs of sneakers online so I'm not afraid to try. I had a look at the range at Target but nothing there a like. I'm after a lower profile shoe like the above examples.

Sneakers are far more forgiving than dress shoes when you get wrong sizing because of all the padding sneakers have and you don't buy dress shoes the same size as your sneakers either. So be carefiul
post #66881 of 67946

I hear you Blahman. I already size-down when buying dress shoes for work. 

Does anybody have any links for anything similar like I showed above? Or anything you would recommend? Even a suede? Should I go leather or suede?

post #66882 of 67946
Similar price range?
post #66883 of 67946
Other people may suggest these:

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/5568.php


But holy hell, I thought only couple of years ago these shoes only cost AU$400 shipped at full price? These are hitting like $750 now.


On a completely unrelated note. I am hating trams now. Back a while ago my pair of Cheaney Signatures got its toe completely carved up by the tram tracks. Now today, the samething happened with my Pediwear Paragons.
post #66884 of 67946
Quote:
Originally Posted by blahman View Post

Other people may suggest these:

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/crockett/products/5568.php


But holy hell, I thought only couple of years ago these shoes only cost AU$400 shipped at full price? These are hitting like $750 now.

Most likely the exchange rate?

post #66885 of 67946
I know this is more CD's shtick than mine. Anyone after scents for self or the significant other, SWMBO, Mrs, favourite squeeze DJ's have 10% off all perfumes/colognes/after shave. Today in store and online till midnight.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
This thread is locked  
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Australian Members