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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really sure why I bought the dummy. It was quite cheap - A$130 which is about US$100 or £65. I guess I just like the idea of having it in my room with an outfit on it. It could be useful for trying out fit ideas. We'll see I guess.
     
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  2. Monkeyface

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    Ah, as a purely decorative object. I suppose it could look nice as a centrepiece in a big walk-in closet.
     
  3. Darkside

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    I feel like it could be a good place to let your jackets "rest" after wearing them all day.
     
  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

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    I'd dress one up and take nice close ups
     
  5. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    ^^ That's true too.

    We recently moved in to our freshly-purchased apartment, and for the moment I get the third bedroom all to myself. It's a small room with floor-to-ceiling built-in robes running along one wall, and my father's old free-standing mahogany wardrobe dominating the opposite wall. Essentially it's like a walk-in wardrobe, and Cecil just completes the ambience.

    Most likely all this will change next year with the (planned) arrival of bubba. We'll probably have to sell that big wardrobe as it's actually surplus to requirements. Who knows where Cecil will go at that point.
     
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  6. Darkside

    Darkside Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new apartment Cox. Are you really going to name your daughter bubba?
     
  7. EliodA

    EliodA Well-Known Member

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    Tailor dummy we have at home is a few sizes too small and has boobs.
     
  8. GuP

    GuP Well-Known Member

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    Quite offensive to call these majestic mannequins "dummies".

    Dummies are lower end creations used in crash test cars or in medical environments where they are constantly thumped/pumped.
     
  9. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind that most of us are just here for the show! [​IMG]
     
  10. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Please make a thread out of this.
     
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    Same here. One time my wife put it in the shower and scared the shit out of me. I respected that.
     
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  12. Veremund

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    Basically, that's just playing with dolls on a larger scale. Slightly creepy. Or, as they say In the 80s movie Mannequin, "You are one sick puppy.". :D
     
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  13. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    Who said anything about a daughter? For all I know it may turn out to be some kind of limbless, segmented slug. I certainly hope so.

    Cecil knows where you live.
     
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  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Probably too late to help, but here's the '80s:

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    Low buttoning points, bold shirt stripes, and bold ties.
     
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  15. Monkeyface

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    Crazy shirts like that are very British, and still worn today. If you were to tone down some of the tie patterns and make the collars slightly bigger and wider spread, those looks wouldn't be bad at all.

    Of course, if GQ back in the days was the same as it is now, then most people probably wore more sedate suits in real life than what is depicted. I wasn't around for 80s, so I'm sure someone else could comment on that.
     
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  16. Caustic Man

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    I was just thinking that. Dubai imports a lot of British styles and when I lived there I would see wide stripes in nearly every men's store.
     
  17. sugarbutch

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    It was much closer to what men actually wore.
     
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    As a current dubai resident, I would say that while you're right about the preference for British brands here, the loud shirts/stripes/etc is mainly about flashiness.
     
  19. Caustic Man

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    You mean it isn't in Britain?
     
  20. Darkside

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    [​IMG]
     
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