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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. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    I think most of those comments have this weird condescension towards what's trendy or hip - in the same way I imagine that people were complaining about punk or grunge or valley girl styles. At the end of the day these are (probably) fleeting fancies and largely ways for young people to enjoy costuming and identity. The pinnacle of clothing isn't some form of CM but the clothing that makes you most happy.

    Raining on someone's parade seems like such a waste of time. Which is how those sorts of ;look at that fucking hipster' comments come off, to me at least.
     
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  2. herringbonePete

    herringbonePete Senior member

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    Perfectly valid point. But I actually made the comment to my wife that compared to some of the grunge I saw I infinitely preferred the Hipster look.

    Surely for a forum that pursues style a certain level of grunginess is in opposition to that?
     
  3. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    Nice photos of Japan, @Foxhound .
     
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  4. meister

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    Yeah maybe some mild steaming (just a hint) to lift the tears a bit then when dry what fxh says and then gentle pressure to straighten the tear out and then collonil and then wax closed. All advice but no responsibility. Alternative is soften with dampness and then polish and then call it patina.
     
  5. EdwMicInAus

    EdwMicInAus Active Member

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    You could try rubbing a deer bone over it. Double Monk sell them. I've had great results using that on scratches - but more with cordovan. It may work the same with calf. Just ask them...
     
  6. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Last night went to a jazz gig in Canberra every second bloke, some older than me, and the band were wearing untucked shirts. WTF is the country going Sartorialy?
     
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  7. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    Yes, however they don't have enough floor space to display them.
    Cheers, same to you!
     
  8. herringbonePete

    herringbonePete Senior member

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    It's just fashion / conformity.

    Untucked shirts only work when the length is bang on and for the athletic, if at all. I wonder if the great untuck covers a gut for many of the less athletic ..
     
  9. Journeyman

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    Also depends whether people are wearing jeans or trousers.

    If trousers, then you simply shouldn't wear the shirt untucked. With jeans, though, I think that a button up shirt can look good either tucked or untucked, depending on the shirt, what shoes you are wearing and so on.
     
  10. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Jeans, trousers and chinos, sneakers no chukkas.

    Maybe twenty year olds can do but does not work on over 30's.

    Not a look I condone to be honest.I just think it looks slovenly.

    Anyway Western Civilisation went into decline when men stopped wearing hats IMHO, this is just another sorry symptom.
     
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  11. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Piss off with that false god! It's: [​IMG] VS [​IMG]
     
  12. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    Morning gents, sorry for falling off the face of the earth. Is diy reno's considered #menswear appropriate? How about waving my hands around and saying "big data" a lot? Both have been keeping me busy.

    Which leads me into a query for the melbournites. Let's say somebody spills a pint over you; and tells you to send them the dry cleaners bill? Where is the best (price no object) dry cleaners in Melbourne? Is it still baincrofts?

    I Promise to post more

    Xoxox

    (Sorry to hear about HC, jase :-()
     
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  13. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    WRONG...

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    I thought this post was in reply to blahman's post about who is GOD.
     
  15. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Is it just my imagination, or is the first letter of that word a "G"?

    In which case, perhaps there's similar lettering on the back saying "FULLY"?
     
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  16. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Unfortunately, at that angle, the 'B' looks very much like a 'G' :)
     
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  17. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    In non Sartorial news just bagged tickets for New Order and Wayne Shorter at the Opera House in June.:slayer: "go ahead make my day":slayer:
     
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  18. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    LOL I don't think he is capable of such self-depricating irony.
     
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  19. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Self-deprecating

    no problem happy to help
     
  20. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    Gents, a very rainy day and a soaked jacket in Sydney has me looking at umbrellas. I have historically not been able to stomach spending $50-100 of a piece of shit from a chemist. Is it worth spending a bit more on something nicer eg a Kent Wang or even a fox? Am I simply showing signs of internet menswear affluenza here or do you consider this a sensible purchase?

    Alternatively, does anyone have any siggestions of somewhere to buy something better than nost umbrellas but cheaper than the ones I mentioned in Syd?
     
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