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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Jase, I'm sorry to hear that as I've bought fantastic ties and other items from you in the past (and, in fact, I was wearing an HC tie today).

    However, I know that as life changes, plans change with it and family and kids are much more important than selling a few ties! Enjoy the time with your kids as they grow up and take them on fishing expeditions up into the mountains with you, too, as it will create great memories for both your children and yourself.
     
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  2. eightace

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    I've bought 4 shirts from Kazuna, and going back for a 5th very soon.
     
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  3. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Say it aint so.

    Disappointing, been a big fan of all your ties, haven't looked back since I start buying HC ties. But family, work, building a home, can't argue with that, as JM said, bit more important than selling a few awesome ties :)
     
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  4. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    All the best Jason - sorry to hear you won't be carrying on with the business but my sincere thanks for running such a great operation over the last few years, with a quality product, not to mention the patience of Job dealing with your customers...

    PoP
     
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  5. Spandexter

    Spandexter Senior member

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    Thanks for all the great ties Jason. My two little ones are quite similar in age to yours so I completely understand how valuable time becomes.
     
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  6. fxh

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    One of our favourite sports reporters Steve Pearce has been spotted in the newsroom wearing a blue suit with brown shoes. ‪#‎Red‬ has declared this a fashion faux pas. What do you think? What sartorial trends have you seen that you find confounding or simply wrong? Thanks for being a good sport, Steve!
    774 ABC Melbourne's photo.

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    https://www.facebook.com/774ABCMelbourne/
     
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  8. California Dreamer

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    I heard that this morning. Who would take Red Symons' fashion advice?
     
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  9. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Noooooooooooooo...

    Don't wind the business up. Sell the business!

    (...to someone with a clue, i.e., not me.)
     
  10. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    I've been away. On holidays.

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  11. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    In this case he was right/correct. They've buried my comment. Notice all the silly comments from women saying it looks great.

    NOTE TO YOUNG PLAYERS: Do Not Take advice from women on men's clothing.
     
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  12. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    What's wrong with brown shoes and a navy suit? They work fine. His lack of a tie is worse, but that was not the criticism being made.
     
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  13. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Dark brown is fine.
    Tan, like he has, is just silly

    Here's what I posted on ABC farce book: Tell me I'm wrong.
    Tan shoes is the least of the problems this goose has. Worsted peak lapel single breasted suit with casual un-ironed open necked shirt! Trousers too long and bunched up on shoes like they belong to someone 10cm taller, ditto jacket sleeves too long.

    He should return the crumpled suit back to his taller brother and try to dress smart casual.
     
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  14. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Hrmm in theory I agree with your comments fxh but in practice, peak/lapel vs notch lapel, no one but us cares or notices that. The true stand out crime is the shoes.

    Agree, dark brown and navy is to clothing what chocolate is to strawberries but tan is a stand out mess.

    What's the general rule, shoes shouldn't be lighter than trousers or something to that effect.
     
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  15. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Peaked vs notched is a bit of a non issue. Possible to argue peaked is slightly more "formal"

    But really all nuanced arguments are off point - the guy is a train wreck trying to look "casual" in an ill fitting worsted suit - he's neither fish nor fowl.

    He should lose the suit and wear jeans and sneakers and t shirt and 4 days growth like all the rest of the sloppy ABC staffers.
     
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  16. fxh

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    The general rule - well my general rule - is that the shoes should not be the focus of the outfit.
    They should not draw the gaze of the onlooker.
    They should provide a solid platform for the rest of the body and outfit to look comfortable and not badly /tenuously anchored to earth or conversely not look as if weighed down and too clompy. This will be modified by many things, not the least being body type ( heavy or light) , height, time of day, context etc.

    Darker shoes than trousers enable this well in a more formal.business context.

    OTOH in summer or more casual outfits one might wish to contrast each element. Say tan footwear with blue jeans.

    In this context white, off white, sand coloured or tan footwear has a well deserved place.
     
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  17. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    The best thing to take advice from women, is on other women.
     
  18. meister

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    Exactly I notice Rupert got married with brown in town
     
  19. blahman

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    My preference is to have peak lapel with everything. Suck it fxhy!
     
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  20. blahman

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    Naaaaah. Whatever womanly advice most women give you, do the exact opposite.
     
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