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post #7936 of 56086
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Originally Posted by Dicko View Post

i bought some saphir pate de luxe med d'or Black shoe polish for my incoming (and hopefully not too large) AE Fifth Avenues from ebay! the saphir seems the most SF approved polish.
any aussie with experience with this??

bought it on ebay for $10 all up, shipped. can provide link if wanted...

Also bought some RM Williams Chestnut shoe polish for my craftsman. Used some dubbin brown polish but the colour had a dull brown/maroon look to it. Hopefully the RM stuff will get the patina back to how they looked new.

Speaking of my RM's, i wore them at uni last thursday and noticed 4 other pairs during the day (mix of black and chestnut craftsman and comfort c's). Wore them the next day in Perth and saw another 4 pairs (all black) with suits.

A link would be great Dicko, $10 shipped is a good price.

I initially tried the Waproo Chestnut cream for my Craftsmans, but I wasn't getting the shine I wanted so I've switched to Kiwi Dark Tan and I'm getting good results.

R.M's are pretty popular in Brisbane among business types, not so much with uni students though.
post #7937 of 56086
So this is something I've been thinking about for a while and it might be confirmation bias but is it just me or do Asian men dress better? I feel like whenever I see a group of 5 guys in typical Australian business attire (suit, no tie) the Asian guys always have a better fitting shirt, suit and much nicer shoes.

Am I the only one that has noticed this? Or am I racist/crazy?
post #7938 of 56086
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

So this is something I've been thinking about for a while and it might be confirmation bias but is it just me or do Asian men dress better? I feel like whenever I see a group of 5 guys in typical Australian business attire (suit, no tie) the Asian guys always have a better fitting shirt, suit and much nicer shoes.
Am I the only one that has noticed this? Or am I racist/crazy?

It's not so much that Asian men dress better, it's just that Australian men dress really badly. Even African refugees with limited funds and therefore a reliance on thrifting/altering/making clothes dress better than many Australian men. Sure, sometimes the jacket and pants may not quite match, but at least they make an effort and - more often than not - manage to pull the look off.
post #7939 of 56086
Just that there are fewer fat Asian people around. :P
And the young Asian crowd now days are somewhat influenced by those Koreans in suits and tend to wear their clothes towards the slimmer side.
A thin man in clothes a little tight usually still look better than any man whose clothes are a bit too baggy, I say.
And I've hardly ever seen any Asian man wear shirts tight enough to look like the buttons are about to pop, which the Politix-wearing bogan population seem to love - and also Alex Perry UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH.
post #7940 of 56086
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

So this is something I've been thinking about for a while and it might be confirmation bias but is it just me or do Asian men dress better? I feel like whenever I see a group of 5 guys in typical Australian business attire (suit, no tie) the Asian guys always have a better fitting shirt, suit and much nicer shoes.
Am I the only one that has noticed this? Or am I racist/crazy?

Not necessarily, Jimbo.

And I'm speaking as an Asian.

I had a discussion / argument with a friend (also Asian) about our differing dress philosophies: He believed that I had to be uncomfortable wearing a suit to a Church service (tie, PS and all) and I thought he was insane to hurriedly discard his open-necked dress shirt and pants - no tie - for a t-shirt and shorts while we were STILL dining at a cafe.

I kid you not. He was out of the place like a jackrabbit with a hunter in pursuit upon arrival, and only when he was back in his t-shirt and shorts was he finally happy and relaxed-looking. He's in his thirties; married with two kids. shog[1].gif

What I can say is that in general, 'appearance', as in 'what you project to others', is very important to many Asians, especially those who either reside in or maintain close links to Asia.

Wearing a good suit and shirt, a nice tie and high-quality shoes doesn't tend to get you ridiculed in countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Quite the opposite in fact: it seems to elicit respect and deferrence across the spectrum of societal groups.

Again, these are just generalisations based on my personal experience. smile.gif
post #7941 of 56086
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post


R.M's are pretty popular in Brisbane among business types, not so much with uni students though.

Ever since that photo of Rudd wearing RM's with Obama came out every APS 6 and above wears them with a suit or BA here in Canberra
post #7942 of 56086
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Originally Posted by Naka View Post

A link would be great Dicko, $10 shipped is a good price.
I initially tried the Waproo Chestnut cream for my Craftsmans, but I wasn't getting the shine I wanted so I've switched to Kiwi Dark Tan and I'm getting good results.
R.M's are pretty popular in Brisbane among business types, not so much with uni students though.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260872538388?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 ending up being $11.40 actually. still under what I've seen around.
Yeah, to be fair only two of the people wearing were students, and they are both "mature age" (in early 30's).
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Originally Posted by ColdEyedPugilist View Post

Saphir's great.
Tried the La Cordonerie Anglais (not sure how it's spelt) line from Harrolds for a while (Bee's Wax and all), and while that was quite good, it did not give me the shine that the Saphir did.

Thanks for the feedback!
post #7943 of 56086
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post

So this is something I've been thinking about for a while and it might be confirmation bias but is it just me or do Asian men dress better? I feel like whenever I see a group of 5 guys in typical Australian business attire (suit, no tie) the Asian guys always have a better fitting shirt, suit and much nicer shoes.
Am I the only one that has noticed this? Or am I racist/crazy?

They certainly try harder.
post #7944 of 56086
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Isn't the factory outlet near Norf Land?

Yes. It's opposite the Preston Bunnings and adjacent to the AutoBarn.
post #7945 of 56086
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Ever since that photo of Rudd wearing RM's with Obama came out every APS 6 and above wears them with a suit or BA here in Canberra

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post #7946 of 56086

Question:

 

Heading to the races on Saturday. I have this Richard James tie:

 

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I'm unsure as to what tie knot I should use. I believe the half-windsor and I have a Herringbone shirt that is almost identical to the one in the picture.

Thanking you in advance. 

post #7947 of 56086
Speaking under conditions of strict anonymity, it depends how you define Asian. By and large, Indian men dress execrably, even worse than your typical Aussie. I have seen Indians wear thongs to work at a corporate client's premises.
post #7948 of 56086
http://www.indochino.com/product/The-Gold-Standard-Navy-Belted-Peacoat

Could I please get some opinions on this peacoat?

I like the cut of the coat but I'm not fond of the belt or the straps on the sleeves. Any idea how easily they could be removed by a tailor?

I need a navy peacoat for winter but it's ludicrously hard to find something in my size (I've got 15" shoulders) so I have to go the MTM route.
post #7949 of 56086
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Originally Posted by Jean-Baptiste View Post

http://www.indochino.com/product/The-Gold-Standard-Navy-Belted-Peacoat
Could I please get some opinions on this peacoat?
I like the cut of the coat but I'm not fond of the belt or the straps on the sleeves. Any idea how easily they could be removed by a tailor?
I need a navy peacoat for winter but it's ludicrously hard to find something in my size (I've got 15" shoulders) so I have to go the MTM route.

JB,

It's all subjective, of course, but I don't mind the straps with button fastenings on the sleeves, as that is a pretty traditional touch for a naval-style peacoat.

However, adding a waist belt is a bit unusual, as is the idea of a zip fastening.

Given that the fabric is thick, soft and dark, I think that it should be possible to have a tailor remove the stitching without leaving a mark (or only a very faint one). After all, most alterations to woollen suits (such as letting out the trousers) involve unstitching seams and yet the original seams typically don't show up on the fabric once the stitching has been removed and the fabric has been ironed. However, please bear in mind that I could be wrong!

Otherwise, if you happen to know of a UK proxy shipping service or know of someone who could ship something from the UK to Australia for you, you could try a Uniqlo peacoat.
post #7950 of 56086
Off to Tokyo in a month, where to kop awesome stuff?
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