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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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    Related to Myth Piggy?


    What are you running it on?
     
  2. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    In a double dose of irony I'll be in what I've been in all day - jeans,single narrow roll up ironed flat, burgundy chukkas, faded pink/red awning striped OCBD, white T , car coat dark red.

    Fish 'n' Chips before hand in front of open fire.

    Double (at least) ironic as its Gatsby so I wont dress up as thats just too obvious, secondly I never wear jeans out at night at all, thirdly most plonkers there will either be dressed up or in jeans due to lack of thought, and lastly I have actually thought about what I'll wear - contrast with 90% of blokes there. Oh the depths of irony and knowingness - those around me will never guess*


    * or give a rats..
     
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  3. fxh

    fxh Well-Known Member

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    Op shops old sport jackets or cardis if you are lucky.

    I just got some loverly horn ones from a specialist Haberdashery for a jacket - sadly couldn't match the sleeve ones exactly - but I got some near enough unless some iGentt idiot from here peers too closely - or gerry takes a snap - no one will know.

    Theres a fair few button shops in Melbourne and often tailors have a secret stash if you are liked.
     
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    Backend is on an old Dell box that really isn't up to Ubuntu 12.04 but at least is working. Frontends are a recent custom built htpc box in the lounge and and cheapo MSI all-in-one touch PC in the kitchen.

    #obmenswear I think I really want a new decent navy peacoat to replace the cheap black one I have that doesn't really fit. Looked online at the Country Road one someone mentioned, didn't grab me that much. Any other suggestions? People have mentioned the JCrew one but not sure if I want to buy from them on principal!
     
  5. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    I just got these from Carmina and am absolutely blown away by how beautiful they are in real life. On the Soller last (very similar in feel to the Inca), these boots are very comfortable for my feet.


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  6. The False Prophet

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    Another source for good buttons, need to by them in lots of 24 I think, but they are mega cheap...
     
  7. fxh

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    Thanks - that answered my question about noise. I cannot watch anything on commercial free to air as I cannot stand adverts and the only good stuff on each week is always on SBS and ABC at the same time. I was wanting to cobble together something from unused old stuff but noise is the big problem and you seem to have a sophisticated set up in the whole house. Does it turn your lights on etc from your phone when you get home?

    Pea Coats - there was a long useful thread here a while back that threw up a few choice options.
     
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    Gerry, got anything on the Forest? Can you compare heels and instep to Forest?
     
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    Quote:wait up.. you iron your jeans?
     
  11. California Dreamer

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    1. Get beaten up by a curvy blonde.
    2. Op shopping
    3. Cooking - roasts and casseroles now replacing fish and salads
    4. Get into the new series of Engrenages
    5. Try to solve DA crossword
    6. Try to catch up with Matt on the book challenge. (I have Akula nailed).
    7. Stay dry.

    I have done 1 and 2 already. Blonde was not happy with me and told me to work harder.

    Op shop haul was not bad: 2 Ede and Ravenscroft ties, a Canali puppytooth knit tie, coupla pocket squares, a pair of Corneliani heavy cotton slacks, Dunhill shirt made in England, some vintage silver cufflinks (look regimental) and a small bottle of Ferragamo cologne. Had to pass on some suede Ferregamo chukkas because the price was stratospheric, some Alden tassel loafers that were too small and any amount of Valentino and Zegna suits that were ventless.

    A noticeable new trend at op shops is the number of copies of It's Not About the Bike to be found. Also there seems to be rather a lot of Melbourne FC scarves and jumpers around. Can't think why.
     
  12. fxh

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    (Go easy tiger - I've only started wearing jeans after a two year moratorium and I'm not getting used to them well - low-ish rise etc)

    Only the cuffs. To stay up

    I can't abide a crease in jeans.

    I only iron dress/business shirts, wool trousers and I quick iron peg marks or strange creases/twists out of chinos and jeans.
     
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    Oops link is here:

    http://www.schneiderknopf.de/

    Been meaning to get some myself. Apparently the proper measures are 23 ligne for cuffs and 30 for jacket front, or 32 for a DB. Schneider mostly has 22 and 24, not 23 but I'm sure I'll get by. Also, mother of pearl buttons, fuck yeah...
     
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    Californian Dreamer, please.

    I mass bad fantasy epics on holidays to put some mad numbers on the board. That and, apparently, we get to count Tolstoy short stories.

    Akula is on another plane of reading reality.
     
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    Those are extremely beautiful and you are a bastard.

    Now, how to wear them. Make sure you get this bit right:

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    Pitti has spoken.
     
  17. Gerry Nelson

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    Thanks for the kind words about the shoes and the part in bold - maybe now I'll finally get rid of that 'Nice Guy' nickname!

    Are you reading this, Pink Socks? [​IMG]

    I'll definitely be wearing them without socks - maybe even with shorts, shawl and a floppy hat. I'll be as Pitti as a peacock!
     
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    coxaca, you have a very peculiar username. \:
     
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    I was wondering about the pronunciation myself.

    Perhaps it's meant to be pronounced in a Spanish/Mexican accent, so that it sounds less indecent!
     
  20. coxaca

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    I'm taking the Fifth.
     
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