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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. akclothpooper

    akclothpooper Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I got from the rosenrot article, if anything I thought the title was just there to garner attention while it seems the article discusses 'the myth of fashion as a pure form of self expression, and why thinking it is may be misguided.'
     
  2. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Well-Known Member

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    I think people who are really conscious of dressing are basically playing a version of dress ups mixed with that scene in the Matrix where Morpheus talks about Neo looking like his own mental image.

    Like I said, I am not agreeing with the article - to be honest I didn't read all of it because it wasn't really that interesting to me, but since it came up I thought I'd throw it up and see what happened.
     
  3. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Well-Known Member

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    2012 called.
     
  4. Geoffrey Firmin

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    LM

    Fashion is a product with a commercial objective. Its not just about clothing it is applicable to language social trends, dogs and so forth. Fashion is all pervasive in its commercial application and is dependent upon individual lack and desire. Fashion in terms of clothing is based on trickle down ideas which originate in couture and the catwalks and are espoused by a interconnected network of commercial interests whose objective is to make as much money as they can during the current season. Couture designers garner ideas from a variety of sources form past collections and the milieu they live in. Street styles, underground sub cultures are all sought out to harvest ideas from. I think the term is still in use 'cool hunters' or trend spotters are active in commercial terms to keep their clients one step ahead of the curve.

    Fashion is a industry and this is the nature of the world we live in. Stye transcends fashion and Is timeless, why? Because it can be worn year in and year out and does not look dated. Style visually represents ideas about taste and culture as personified by the way the individual presents themselves to the world. Fashion is a game where the key players are always trying to stay one step a head of the curve and by the time the mass consumerist market catches up with the current trend the players have moved on.

    Bowie says it all.

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  5. ASpark

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    I still hear it occasionally. One of the pokie venues in Geelong is appropriately named Buckleys.
     
  6. The Ernesto

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    Probably named after William Buckley, with a nice double entendre for no extra cost.
     
  7. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

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    Buckley's Chance is a nice cafe in Sorrento, where William Buckley lived.
     
  8. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Yes, have been there quite a few times.

    Can you imagine living in those caves on the beach?
     
  9. Epicure

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    Thanks again to Cox and PoP for the advice offered regarding my hat purchase. In the end, PoP's perspective was the decider for me, along with some advice from the three assistants I spoke with over the course of three visits to the hat store. I decided against a second earth toned hat in the end. Mainly because the lighter coloured Hampton did wash me out a bit and iI couldn't imagine an outfit I own that wouldn't work as well or better with my chocolate brown Stylemaster versus the Hampton. While the shape of the Hampton suited ok, I feel the Stylemaster trumped it, as did all three assistants. Having faffed around enough, I opted to buy a second Stylemaster in grey for wear with more urban looks, or any blue/grey cloth for that matter, regardless of 'heritage'. Will keep wearing my dark brown Stylemaster with tweeds and a healthy dose of attitude. Ribbon versus leather band? Who really cares? It was pause for thought, and I'm glad I did ask here, but don't feel the presence of a ribbon band should actually deter me from defiling the coherence of an otherwise country fit. Brim too wide for a country jacket - again, be damned, I thought it better sense to choose the hat that suited my broader proportions. Compared with my frame, the Stylemaster is not a particularly wide brim, and the Hampton ran the risk of being slightly too stingey, giving consideration to my height. Besides the occasional iGent in the wild, who could possibly call me out on this? Oh, wait, I'm here on a forum with all you iGents...
     
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  10. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    There's actually two chances of me living in one of those caves - Buckley's and Nunn.
     
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  11. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Preferred Real Estate Agents?
     
  12. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    Actually a Melbourne haberdasher! And possibly the origin of the "Buckley's chance" idiom...
     
  13. fxh

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    I'd be surprised if Buckley lived in a cafe in Sorrento
     
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    I'd be very surprised if it wasn't named for him.


    I've only ever seen that version of the origin on the Wikipedia entry for William Buckley, who is another plausible inspiration.


    I doubt he'd be welcome in the area with his criminal background.
     
  15. Coxsackie

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    I always assumed that "Buckley's chance" came from Buckley & Nunn.

    A little bit like "keen as mustard". Keen's Mustard. Geddit?
     
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  16. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Or Furphy for an improbable story or rumour. The term originated/adopted at Gallipoli where troops would gather at the Furphy and Sons water tankers to exchange gossip.
     
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  17. thebrownman

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    I'm in the market for a new/used car - 25-30K. Something that's as comfortable on the open road as it is getting about the inner city. Recommendations?
     
  18. sliq

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    mercedes E series 4th gen? i'd go with a diesel
     
  19. md2010

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    brand new toyota corolla. One of my friend just purchased the 2016 model(23.5K SX)- its simply beautiful. Interior is really cool. review
    http://www.caradvice.com.au/359981/2016-toyota-corolla-zr-review/
     
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  20. md2010

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    Older merc with high ks is like asking for trouble. Parts/service $$ is outrageous. Plus the pain in @** factor .
     
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