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

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  1. lennier

    lennier Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you on this PoP. I've never bought the 'break in the line' argument. When the jacket is closed the belt is invisible. If it's open then as you say there is already a very obvious break at the shirt/trousers boundary. A belt may serve to emphasise that if the colour stands out a lot from the trousers, but that's all. I prefer side adjusters, but if I don't wear a belt it's not to avoid breaking any line of the suit.
     
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  2. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    You're misinformed and out of date. Studies out of Sweden and Finland have shown that although loosening the belt buckle is a one-hand operation, it is also 2 steps - pull tab out from belt loop and back, and remove buckle prong. Side adjusters - use two hands simultaneously (practice makes perfect) - simply pull the buckle and your gut does the rest of the work by loosening each buckle for you. Average time saved in getting trousers off for attractive man/woman is 0.6s per m height of the pants wearer.

    Also, I think Benny Hill started the "tie same fabric as your shirt" look. Now people do that and aren't even trying to be funny.
     
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  3. Foxhound

    Foxhound Well-Known Member

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    Why the fuck would you close/button your jacket? How else are you meant to show off that your tie blade is longer than the front?
     
  4. nabilmust

    nabilmust Well-Known Member

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    #amateurhour
     
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  5. nabilmust

    nabilmust Well-Known Member

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    A combination of things, but don't take me too seriously; I don't take myself too seriously.

    I mentioned the 'clean lines' on a few premises:

    - always button up the jacket when standing;
    - tuck in your shirt into your trousers properly
    - wear trousers with a sufficiently high rise so that there is no 'shirt paunch'
    - make sure the jacket is long enough / buttoning stance is proper to avoid the same shirt paunch.


    Even when I try, sometimes I fail; but life goes on.
     
  6. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Well-Known Member

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    Thought id try something different for a Monday, its paying off with complments all around: MJB Denim suit, crisp white oxford shirt, orange knit HC tie, HC Irish linen pocket square, equus burgundy belt, oxblood coloured captoes :)

    Just on a side note, how do the cooks in here feel about food processors? useful, worth having?
     
  7. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    ...and hoik your trouser up.

    I fail daily. That's life.

    “All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
     
  8. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Fixed.
     
  9. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    That's the one. I still have the Isaia and Brioni suits, Brioni shirts and lots more besides. The wife is getting snarly about space; I need to find some time to take proper photos and get them up for sale before my op shop hauls have me out in the street.
     
  10. nabilmust

    nabilmust Well-Known Member

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    That would be the ultimate irony.
     
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  11. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Can just see the story in the 'executive style' section of Fairfax: 'I ditched the bloke and made a killing selling his clothes!'.
     
  12. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Omg. A year of searching, I finally found the perfect chinos.

    LE Comer Straight Fit, 35x32.

    Celebrations:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. fxh

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    Food processors? which sort do you mean - theres all sort of gadgets around.
    Mostly I've found most machines more work than say - cutting with a knife or whisking with a wire whisker.
    I do use an electric hand wand musher thingo for soup etc.
    Oh and a Rice Cooker - the usual cheap from Asian grocery and a toaster - thats about it - all other things have been tossed away or hidden in back of cupboards.

    Oli - I like bullets sometimes - but I find some aren't as nice as others. They seem to be getting bigger each time I get some which is only every blue moon.

    nabil - I suspect my problem with waist, shirt paunch and etc wont be solved by a belt or no belt.

    This post sent from my electric drill
     
  14. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    the woes of an op shopper!
     
  15. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Denim suit? How 70's let me put some Yes on.:)

    As for food processors I tend to use ours a lot, as for wands I don't care for them never owned one and as for rice cookers forget it.
     
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  16. md2010

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    Today RL rugby jacket and pants and PRL oxford shirt. Very casual for Monday .
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  17. CoffeeDudeGuy

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    For a moment I thought I read Benny Hinn
     
  18. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    Nice styles. Simple combinations. Very effective.

    - Gino Cerruto
     
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  19. thebrownman

    thebrownman Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday.

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  20. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Well-Known Member

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    Very nice lacing. Even all my pants are so ... but they have the higher end.
     
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