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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Well-Known Member

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    I bought some SWIMS Navy Loafers from P Johnson a while back (heavily discounted). They came today. Baller loafers. They feel great. Highly recc to anyone that loves to wear loafers.
     
  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Well-Known Member

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  3. thebrownman

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    Second that.
     
  4. thebrownman

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    Where do you wear them? Aren't they entirely waterproof?
     
  5. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Well-Known Member

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    I do sail regularly, but I don't intend to wear them sailing.

    They are 100% classy enough to be worn in the place of suede or leather loafers. Rubber and mesh can look cheap, but these obviously don't look tacky.
     
  6. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    You couold try this not European but SWMBO likes them http://www.minniecooper.co.nz/womens-shoes
     
  7. elvish

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    I did just that when I joined. some people loved it, others hated but the consensus was it was very smart for someone of my age... I actually enjoyed it, knowing full well what could happen reading others' unfortunate posts. I took some advice and left others and coincidentally sent three pairs of DJs "Milana" loafers to the states from people asking me what my shoes were.

    Style is personal so I don't think that anybody can completely comment on someone's attire unless that is the person the poster is trying to emulate. I may get bashed here, and definitely would on some other threads, but I think the majority of the Isia, Borrelli and Oxxford suits posted on the forum look terrible. But that's because my style is very soft shoulders and a very slim suit.

    Edit: BTW, is there a link that shows the method to achieve that "dimple" knot JM (or others)? I reckon I hit it with a 90% strike rate out of pure luck... I tried searching, didn't see any of use but if you think I should go back just tell me and i'll search some more.
     
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  8. Romp

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    third that [​IMG]
     
  9. Romp

    Romp Well-Known Member

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    When was the P Johnson sale?

    The swims do look decent


    PS - just passed a rhodes and beckett advertising MTO suit .. anyone have details of what this is? its MTO rather than MTM
     
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  10. Henry Carter

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    This is why I don't post much in WAYWRN anymore as well. Some of the critiques are so ridiculously picky that it's just not worth it, and then you see the same critiquers post stuff that is completely ridiculous. Then you have guys that think it's there god given right to never post any fits but be complete pricks to everyone else for no real reason. Stitch seems like a nice guy buy yes he shouldn't post as much and most likely has some i/net addiction issues to deal with I'd say. It's sad to see a lot of the old gaurd gone from the thread though.
     
  11. sliq

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    i saw them remove the lockers at the post office near my work (Parramatta). barely anyone used them, and when they were using them, it was faulty/needed assistance from staff.
     
  12. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Well-Known Member

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    As I said on the thread, but for a handful of guys, it should be renamed:

    WTFAYWRN??!!
     
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  13. Dusty Brogues

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    Thanks mate, l will let my significant other know.
    PS My old stomping grounds include the tough streets of the NSW Riverina. Wagga, Albury, Gffth are all fading away from their former glory of the proud one or two street towns. Regional shopping centres filled with hordes of chains, l believe have created that change. Decentralising the heart of the town, the people follow the malls, leaving the main streets baron with the old generational businesses floundering. Who needs a proud family owned deli when you have Michele's Patisserie in a carbon copy mall.
     
  14. Prof. B. Bear

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    Completely agree. There's a few posters I've seen in that thread with 12,000+ posts who have never posted a single fit pick, yet act like a complete and utter prick to anyone that does. Then you get people like InStitches with 32,000+ posts and has failed to learn even the most basics about mens clothing (see the Rise comment earlier) but insists that he is correct and others are wrong. Then you see the guy's fits and they are average at best. Yes he is overweight and quite top heavy which throws off the aesthetic, but even DigMeNow's fits are better and he is only relatively new. It's gotten to the point where he fills that thread with so much Spoo fanboy and other random shit that I've had to put him on ignore. Now when I go in all I see on every page in every 2nd post is "This user is on your ignore list".

    I remember lurking the WAYWRN thread back in 06-07 and then browsing it daily and asking questions when I joined the site in 2008. Now I only check it maybe twice a week, and when I do check it I'm only really looking for 3 posters (Spoo, Timotune and Tirailleur) and 2 of them rarely post anymore.

    /rant
     
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  15. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Of all those that used to post there, I wish Vox would do so again.

    But check out Victor's thread... lotsa fun by a guy wh dresses well but doesn't take it too seriously.
     
  16. Prof. B. Bear

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    Whilst I appreciated Vox's immaculate fits, in a way I'm sort of glad he doesn't post here anymore. Seeing his pics quoted on every single post over the course of 3-4 pages was pretty annoying. I wish he updated his blog with fits though.

    I really like Victors miniblog. Guy is CEO'n 10k/day and dresses like a boss.
     
  17. TehBunny

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    ^I knew he had some cash but WOW!
    And speaking of linen shirts would you guy's go with a soft collar (unfused) and unfused cuffs?
    Have you tried a soft collar and/or unfused cuffs in any of your shirts (regardless if linen or not)?
     
  18. dsvelte

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    Quick sales update for Sydney, although with the boutiques the sale dates are probably the same country wide.

    Burberry - officially starts Sat 1 December - 30% off Prorsum apparel, 20% off London and Prorsum accessories. Good for next winter, if you can think about that far ahead in the heat. Probably further drops in coming weeks will make some stuff more attractive.

    Salvatore Ferragamo sale starts Wed 5 December, preview night Tuesday 4 December. Shoes are maybe not up to exacting SF standards, but are very well made, wear well and fit consistently.

    Robby Ingham sale starts today in Paddington, although I haven't been there in a while - not sure what the stock is like. All black, last time I was in.
     
  19. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Well-Known Member

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    CEO 10k/day is just a figure of speech. All of my MTM shirts have unfused collars and cuffs.
     
  20. Journeyman

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    Borrelli suits usually do have quite soft shoulders and a slim fit. There are, of course, various models out there, so I suppose that some differ. I think that Brioni suits and jackets tend to have stronger shoulders although the jacket that I'm wearing today has quite soft, minimal padding.

    With regard to the WAYWRN thread, I think that the quality of the fits and the combinations are variable, even amongst particular posters. Some people will look great one day, but pretty ordinary the next. I know that applies to me!

    I do agree that there is a bit of slavish devotion to particular members, too, to the detriment of others, as the photos of popular posters just get quoted and requoted and a lots of other posts end up being overlooked or forgotten. Thankfully, some newer posters do get useful feedback provided to them, but others just end up on the receiving end of a load of snark, which is a pity as it clearly doesn't help them to improve their outfits and most likely discourages them from posting any further.

    The quality of photos posted also depends largely upon the resources able to be devoted to taking the photos. As an example, Graeme Wong (Phat Guido) clearly devoted a good deal of time to taking photos of himself and his clothes - deciding on good camera angles, lighting, poses and so on. Most people - including myself - just don't have the time, or couldn't be bothered making the effort, or don't want to take lots of photos of ourselves in public for fear that people will think that we are even more odd than we already look!


    I don't have a particular method, but I have found that using ties with really "slippery" silk makes it more difficult to get a good dimple. Ties that have thicker/firmer silk tend to get better dimples, particularly silk twill or madder silk.

    I use a "double four-in-hand" knot, so I wrap the front blade of the tie around the tail twice before tucking the blade down through the loop and pulling it tight. I also give the bottom of the knot a light pinch just as I'm pulling it tight, so as to give the knot a nice "v" shape and I suppose that might help the top of the blade to dimple nicely.

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    - Brioni jacket in "virgin wool", navy with a faint orange and brown windowpane;
    - Blue-and-white mini-gingham check Borrelli shirt;
    - Brown print mogador (cotton and silk blend) tie from Herringbone;
    - Maroon pocket square in madder silk;
    - Grey odd trousers from Herringbone;
    - Brown calf-and-suede spectator shoes by Alfred Sargent for Peal & Co for Brooks Brothers.
     
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