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. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    If it was me I'd being doing the old Supa Glue with toothpick then wax polish build up trick.
    But you might want to summons @meister from the dark dungeon to see what he says.
     


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    Did I hear correctly that Double Monk is launching an online store soon?
     
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  3. herringbonePete

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    So strolled along Chapel Street this morning with wife and kids. Very disheartened to see the scuffs, grunge, tattoos etc. I get its a lot of 20 something's...hipsters are worse in their own way.

    I do think sometimes an entire generation had forgotten how to dress. Or more..

    That said, I did spot one gent in a sublime semi-formal blue shirt, tan cotton trousers and leather Chukkas who looked great, and several very well dressed and appointed girls who looked like they were dressed for Toorak Village and had perhaps got lost...
     


  4. LonerMatt

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    You sound way too stuffy HB.

    Relax, don't be so judgy, there's not pleasure in that.
     


  5. herringbonePete

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    I don't know, there's been many a wry or weary comment on this thread made at times about dress in Australia, (although it's not confined to any one nation).

    Have to admit I was looking a bit scruffy myself..
     
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  6. LonerMatt

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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.
     


  7. herringbonePete

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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?
     


  8. Coxsackie

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    Nice photos of Japan, @Foxhound .
     


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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.
     


  10. EdwMicInAus

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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...
     


  11. Geoffrey Firmin

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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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  12. Foxhound

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


  13. herringbonePete

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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 ..
     


  14. 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.
     


  15. 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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