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

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  1. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    I thought those new gardening gloves I got cheap from a bloke in Russell Street were a bit too thin.
     
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    Romp - it would be useful you could explain a bit more about your feet and how the lasts fit for the benefit of many others. Not so much for meerkats and Carmen Mirandas but just in general.
    Sketches of the outline of your footsees, description and a bit about high or low arches etc, and how different shaped lasts make a difference. It something a lot of people struggle with and it costs a lot of money to get it right.
     
  3. Plestor

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    Do you have a secret stash that isn't over-run by the ridiculous fruit forwardness common in much of the new world especially Australasia? :brick:
     
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  4. fxh

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    I always have trouble with cords. (I assume were are talking cotton cords here). Theres the ever present danger (and lets face it attraction) of the "alcoholic TAFE geography teacher /lecturer" look which can be hard to avoid but also the old man gardening garb problem.(possibly small variations of the same look).

    What is quality in cords? I think its a rich luxurious hand even in a small wale or pincord.

    I also have never figured out what it is technically that makes some cords attract fluff, cat fur and stuff and what stops them attracting. I know a high poly content will attract but Ive had expensive 100% cotton ones that look like the workplace hippy cat lady's TV watching pants.

    I know cord is lacking in give and the best wearing cords I've had have a small % of elastic or stretch in them. But its hard to find such things.
     
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    I know a few people who have done gigs. Unless you have a fairly high profile its best to start with a very cheap venue and minimise costs. Its hard to break even. Even.
    You also need a team to hand out leaflets and spruik actively and with good humour on the streets at night etc. Being prepared to paper the room when you haven't sold tickets etc. Sharing a venue with a few acts of similar exposure can be handy. I know one bloke told me he'd have been better off busking for free and handing a hat around and getting known.
     
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    My son's been involved in Fringe shows for a few years now. i'll ask him for you.
     
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    Just remember you're setting a precedent. The amount you spend on her will determine how much gets spent on you in September.
     
  8. Romp

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    shall i send you a 3-D rubber mould of my foot to play with?
     
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    boggi is cheaper in italy if youre there, but if theres a sale then there should be good deals in london. check out suit supply when youre there as its pretty good for well priced menswear.
     
  10. PapaRubbery

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    Saw a dapper man in his mid 20's maybe early 30's in Tom Ford in Parkville today. Wow those pockets are big. Works with the high peaked lapel, but wowzers. Looked great though!

    I pointed it out, after the fact to the GF. She didn't even notice :(
     
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    Yep, I'm going to do those two, plus Uniqlo (mind you the Melbourne shop might be open by then) and Massimo Dutti.
     
  12. PapaRubbery

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    Are you in europe at all?

    Suit Supply is cheapest when you're paying euros. Their price in euros is the same as in pounds. Eg item x is 100 gbp in london, but 100 euros in amsterdam.

    Otherwise a good chance to try everything on then order online. Check out their promo photography book. Highly erotic. Great stuff.
     
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    finally managed to order 2 cardigans from TCNY with mop buttons. it was about $150 AUD each roughly, so $330 including postage and insurance. they were good at first with their communication but after that, got pretty slack and needed an email or two to keep the ball rolling.
     
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    MD stuff is nice but couldn't get anything to fit me in Paris.

    My wife on the other hand filled a suitcase with stuff
     
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    Massimo Dutti has good stuff. But these few seasons has been meh.
    There were really good in the past, I hope they are not heading the wrong direction.
    I wish Melbourne has an outlet so I don't have to head overseas and binge shop.
     
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    They never care about that menswear!
     
  17. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I've have never had any negative social or cultural associative problems with corde-du-roi. My interpretation is 'Bletchley Park Boffin' or learned academic turned writer, well at least that is what i feel when at the NLA in cords. I've worn them from my 20's through to my 50's, for the life of my I can't remember any adult in my family circle who ever wore them and no one not even amongst my groovier older cousins in the early 70's did either. (flares are another subject but we are not going there)

    As a casual weekend or even casual Friday I enjoy their comfortable relaxed approach which still is able to project a degree of formality so when combined with a good jumper, RM's or even Glen Plaid sports coat their suitable for any social occasion. I spent years on winter sidelines cheering on the boy and his rugby team in cords.

    For me one of the holy grail clothing items is to find in my size a 1970's Rust pinpoint corduroy Levi jacket.

    CR back in the early 90's did some very good wearing cords and in the early to mid 2000's my brand of choice was RL in the Andrews cut but the quality took a dive and since then its a combination of Bills, LE, BB amongst others. A friend recently picked up a very nice BB corduroy jacket on special.

    As for the fluff problem I haven't had that happen with corduroy for me its black cotton trousers, recently a pair of twill Rodd & Gunn for the first year it was like they had dandruff I was constantly going over them with a wonder brush just to try and get the fabric to assert dominance.

    For me corduroy is the most versatile of (casual) winter fabrics and I will wear some ( and stay warm) to watch the Brumbies kick the shit out of the Crusaders on Sunday.
     
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  18. Journeyman

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    +1. I had a couple of pairs of Country Road corduroy trousers in the late 1990s and they were very, very hard-wearing. I wore the brown pair every week during winter for a few years and they still looked good but unfortunately my waistline expanded and I couldn't wear them anymore.
     
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    Chilly -2 start to the day on the Monaro, but with 2 days fly fishing in the high country looming I can put up with it.

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    Coat: Riviera
    Rollneck: Johnstons of Elgin navy merino
    Denim: G-Star plain raw
    Shoes: Carmina Burgundy Derby
     
  20. PapaRubbery

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    She never did until I dragged her into Suit Supply in Amsterdam. We actually spent hours there and I didn't hear a single complaint.

    Got to Paris and she got her own back. I've never carried so many bags in my life!
     
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