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

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  1. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    I have a nice Corneliani one that I wear. To be honest the striped suits that have the widest stripes make the suit more out there/unwearble/attention grabbingly negative. I have a navy blue DB linen suit but I don't wear it as the stripes are a little too wide and 'clownish' according to comments.
     
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  2. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    I think it was someone on this thread that wrote something that really stuck with me. It was along the lines of that because it is frowned upon for men to discuss traditionally 'effeminate' matters, the loudness and enthusiasm of some gays and women in regards to matters of style, taste and design is mistaken for actual expertise in style, taste and design.
     
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  3. Dusty Brogues

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    I'm in!

    Flights booked!
    Do you think Rob will join us? We'll hand out his business cards! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Petepan

    Petepan Well-Known Member

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    About time we do a Sydney meetup I reckon. PoP, Selvaggio, Nabilmust, Michael Sy, Meister, Romp, and apologies to others I may have missed.

    So how about it?
     
  5. Journeyman

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    Patrick Bateman: New card. What do you think?
    Craig McDermott: Whoa-ho. Very nice. Look at that.
    Patrick Bateman: Picked them up from the printer's yesterday.
    David Van Patten: Good coloring.
    Patrick Bateman: That's bone. And the lettering is something called Silian Rail.
    David Van Patten: It's very cool, Bateman, but that's nothing. Look at this.
    Timothy Bryce: That is really nice.
    David Van Patten: Eggshell with Romalian type. What do you think?
    Patrick Bateman: Nice.
    Timothy Bryce: Jesus. That is really super. How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?
    Patrick Bateman: [Thinking] I can't believe that Bryce prefers Van Patten's card to mine.
    Timothy Bryce: But wait. You ain't seen nothin' yet. Raised lettering, pale nimbus. White.
    Patrick Bateman: Impressive. Very nice.
    David Van Patten: Hmm.
    Patrick Bateman: Let's see Paul Allen's card.
    Patrick Bateman: [Thinking] Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.
    Luis Carruthers: Is something wrong, Patrick? You're sweating.
     
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  6. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Well-Known Member

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    If you look closely at their cards, you'll see "mergers and acquisitions" is spelled wrongly on all of them. I've never worked out whether this was intentional or a mistake in the movie.
     
  7. PapaRubbery

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    Your compliment was sufficient, Luis.
     
  8. Journeyman

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    I think that I remember noticing that "acquisitions" was spelled incorrectly - without a "c" - on the card of Bateman's nemesis, Paul Allen. I can't recall noticing any other spelling errors, though.
     
  9. nabilmust

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    I'm game.
     
  10. sliq

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    yes. I was looking for one last year. couldn't find the perfect one as one to your liking is hard to come by. pair it with dub monks, full cut away collar and a bold tie like a boss.
     
  11. nabilmust

    nabilmust Well-Known Member

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    Issues like this irretrievably become littered with generalisations. And so, fittingly, I venture some thoughts with that disclaimer.

    I echo DR's thoughts, and how he tries to dichotomise 'taste' and 'expertise', in terms of dressing. I might even add a further dichotomy between 'clothes' and 'dressing'. These 4 things are at a constant interplay with each other.

    Having a certain 'taste' in 'clothes' doesn't necessarily equate to having the 'expertise' to 'dress' oneself. It's not mutually exclusive, either.

    A 'taste' in certain choice(s) of outfit(s) might be a indicator or orientation, but a flawed one in the majority of situations.

    Bad taste in clothes doesn't discriminate genders or sexual orientations. Neither does expertise in dressing.

    And, that, I think, is why it is hard to decipher each other's sexual orientation on this forum thread -- we have in common the pursuit of bettering our expertise in dressing.
     
  12. JimmyHoffa

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    1st round is on me. I am going to be completely out of my depth.

    DR is a Sydney sider as well.
     
  13. Petepan

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    Excellent. We've got three now, myself included.

    Perhaps drinks after work. Venue options?
     
  14. Prince of Paisley

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    Has to be Rockpool Bar & Grill or Baxter Inn.
     
  15. JimmyHoffa

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  16. California Dreamer

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    Yeah I've heard a good curry can bring on the old contractions.

    thanks, we'll see on having a sale. It's fairly new stock though and selling through well though, but maybe.

    we are having a girl too. Means we need a boy next so I've got a little fishing buddy!
     
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    aussiejake Well-Known Member

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    Those that wear belts with their suits, where do you get them from and what width? Previous casual belts made by Zissou (pretty happy with them), should I just go through him but at a thinner width?
     
  19. LonerMatt

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    I like my tailfeather belts.
     
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