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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. Article 26

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    While we, generally, adopt a more classical train of dress, I say bring on the “peacocks”!
    I get bored dressing in my fathers and my grandfathers, etc, shadows. While there are excesses, bring it - I’m a capable moderator.
     


  2. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Distinguished Member

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    Hump Grumpy Old Man thank you. Dressing like some mutant Woodstock refo is definitely not my cup of chai.
     


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    His $400 Filson tote, or better yet, his reusable Woolies / Coles bag.

    I've seen this quote on this thread before: "Know the rules, then break them" or something along those lines.
    Judging by his pattern combination, he at least has the rules of scale (same pattern, different scale) down pat.

    Gotta say though, this is better than the usual photos which require some form of anti-glare/polarised glass to look through...
     


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    I actually don't mind the weird old guys who look like eccentric hermits.

    I do, however, tire of the parade of Pitti peacocks in overly-tight suits in bright colours, wearing shoes without socks, with artfully arranged facial hair, large numbers of accessories, and multiple examples of "sprezz" such as a tie deliberately left askew.
     


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    Man jewellery! There is my line.

    Let the peacocks flourish, (bias, have 3 friends there) they provide a giggle (ostentation)!
     


  6. Geoffrey Firmin

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    As an “old guy” who is a fan of St Antony & St Simon of the desert I find such behaviour an affront to good taste. There is nothing aesthetically redeeming in such heretical couture IMHO.
     


  7. Coxsackie

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    Sockless (ie wearing "sockettes") makes perfect sense in the heat of summer and indeed Aussies have been rocking that style for years - just not with seamed trousers.

    In fact I'd much rather see sockless loafers or espadrilles than those inexcusable crimes against footwear known as thongs/jandals/flip-flops; or possibly even worse, those weird velcro-fastened thingies with trainer soles and leather uppers with holes in them the better to expose the wearer's long, fungal-infected toenails. I don't know what they're called, those things, but they are indescribably hideous.

    As for the Pitti potato-sack brigade: they're not really hurting anybody. Let them strut. I'm sure the serious folk inside the fair are laughing at them just as hard as we are.
     


  8. Coxsackie

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    Examples of the above:

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    There's no excuse for this kind of thing. It's an abomination. It's like sex with farm animals. And you people complain about Pitti peacocks. Get some perspective - far, far greater crimes are being committed right here on Australian urban streets, every day of the week.
     


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    Christian Kimber in the background there
     


  11. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Ha, fair enough I guess.

    Look, IMO, it's perfectly acceptable to just point out that some people are dressed badly. I'd expect anyone to do it to me, so if you're swanning around like an over-styled fool at one of the world's foremost sartorial events, then surely you're fair game. You didn't turn up to that event and dress like that in the hope you'd blend in did you?
     


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    Definitely not a cock in a frock on a rock!
     


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