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

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  1. The Ernesto

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  2. Pink Socks

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    Foxy you can find that next level stuff. Actually I have a cool hat I bought when I was in Nepal (for decorative purposes only).

    But seriously, fuck #menswear, take on the adventure. I would love to go back - only managed to spend 2 weeks there travelling between Tibet and India.
     
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    I thought the deal was done in the 80s?

    Although, I definitely agree that there was no shortage of what you describe. The cultural dissonance is still palpable.
     
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    I think I M Pei generally favours sharp, angular lines in his buildings.

    He designed The Gateway in Singapore:

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    Notice the large expanse of grassland across the buildings? You'd figure in land-scarce Singapore, someone would have built something there by now -- but no one has.

    According to more than a handful of taxi drivers in Singapore, that's because of the feng shui of The Gateway. The sharp lines 'pierce' into any building in its way and 'cuts' their fortune.

    Interestingly, the only building, across from The Gateway, and the expanse of grass, is Parkview Square:


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    It's an Art Deco building, but to the common person it looks like a fort. This fuels the speculation that it was built like a fort to counter the feng shui from The Gateway.

    I love taking taxis in Singapore - almost never a dull moment.
     
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    One of the visual joys of coming up the highway from Geelong, theres not many others, is coming over Westgate Bridge and seeing the Rialto in the sunset light.
     
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    For Gerry. No chance to wear any this week. So I just grabbed a few to photograph. I'm not sure these are particularly loud. I don't count paisley as loud so haven't included any.
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    Open /enlarge image to see them better. The 2 on the left are Charvet and very very sparkley. Doesn't show in photo.Actually looking at the comp thread - theres many more of mine that might be considered loud going on whats been posted - or is it just that the SF mob have been cowered by the ghost of manton.
     
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    I ran across this photo and thought I'd drop it in this thread.:D


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    Helmut Newton for Vogue Australia, 1964
     
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    I think I was complimento'd on my tie about half a dozen times yesterday. Definitely not stealth dressing. Oli, avert your eyes.

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  9. The Ernesto

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    Thank you.

    Both fine specimens.
     
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    I'm guessing it would be female women of the other gender? They alway seem to love discordant, flamboyant, "out there" ties - and shirts!

    Not that yours is ....er um...er...
     
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    "All women shall adore us, and some men..."
     
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    PoP, sorry mate, this is why the general rule should be if you receive more than 2 compliments on an item of clothing a day, take it off (some exceptions including pants).

    Great suit though, where's it from?
     
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    Huh? When someone compliments my pants twice it's a hint that they'll be taking them off very soon.
     
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    Context, context is key, lest I be misinterpreted again.
     
  17. Prince of Paisley

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    Heh, generally I agree, but some days it's good to get a rise out of people.

    Also, I think we need to tweak the rule to read: "compliments (or 'likes') from online clothes forum nerds = good; compliments from real life women of the opposite sex, and/or gay blokes = bad." Sad but true.



    Thanks, but not sure if you're complimenting me on it so I put it on B&S? :laugh:

    It's an old Herringbone warehouse special - straight off the (dusty) rack. Worn the hell out of it and had it drycleaned maybe once.
     
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    Didn't recognise it from the photo. Your post identified it as 568 Collins.
     
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    In that case:

    Compliments. Nice colours. Very dandy.
     
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    Sorry, that was the address for the links underneath.

    Interesting that he used all that lattice and glass in Melbourne in 1981 and then used the same approach at the Louvre in 1989.
     
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