1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Australian Members

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. streetminimal

    streetminimal Senior member

    Messages:
    486
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Location:
    Melb, Australia
    

    I guess there's a relationship between being 20-something and being interest in menswear?
     
  2. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,267
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Michael - I'm Gen-Y.

    I'm a law student starting my Practical Training Diploma next year. I'm not from a professional background so I've had to learn the etiquette for myself, suits are part of that. I've read Flusser's Dressing the Man and Manton's The Suit until the words have come off the pages, and I should be getting a copy of Molloy's Dress for Success next week. My professional wardrobe currently consists of:

    x2 RMW Craftsmen shoes, black and tan
    x1 RMW cowhide belt, black
    x4 White MJ Bale shirts, x1 MJ Bale blue shirt
    x2 HC ties
    x9000 Bonds socks/undies

    Next week I'm getting the two for a grand suit deal w/ extra trousers at MJ Bale, a few more HC ties and and a tan belt and that should about do me for a while. I keep my wardrobe as conservative and Australian as possible which suits me to a T.
     
  3. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

    Messages:
    1,059
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Just bought 2 oxford shirts from luxire, one ocbd one just semi-spread (regretted the semi-spread the second).
    Hope they turn out as good as tobias and lachy say :)
     
  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

    Messages:
    5,612
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    What will you wear the tan pair of RMWs with?
     
  5. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,267
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I wear them with jeans and a plaid shirt literally everyday. I plan to chuck them in every once and a while with a suit just to mix things up.

    Probably a little informal for a job interview/appearance but they're fine for me in the legal centre.
     
  6. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

    Messages:
    1,059
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Fuark the barbour that I have been wanting since I started an account here is nearly mine...6h left...if someone buy's it I will flip out so bad ARGHHH!! (bad news is I have to wait till 1am to see what happens T_T)
     
  7. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

    Messages:
    5,540
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    Melbourne
    

    Do you use a sniper, like http://www.gixen.com/index.php?
     
  8. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

    Messages:
    2,120
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    

    You won't regret it, have 4 with more on the way.

    I would say, though, that instead of ordering 2 straight up, you're better off ordering 1, accepting that it probably won't fit quite right and will be a bit of a wash, tweaking the measurements and then ordering as many more as you want.
     
  9. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

    Messages:
    1,059
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    ^nah it makes me feel bad; and I'm to nub too :p Rather just put as much as I'm willing to put in in the max bid :)
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

    Messages:
    5,612
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    I use gixen all the time. Actually I can't remember the last time I put a bid in via ebay itself.
     
  11. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I didn't know that people over 30 know how to use an internet forum :). I thought they spent all their time fixing V-dub engines and left all the computer stuff to us :).
     
  12. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    What other shirting brands have you worn, and how do they compare to Luxire?
     
  13. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Oil, that composition sounds very much like mine. 2 pairs of shoes, 2 belts, 5 shirts, 5 ties and 2-3 suits. Can't go wrong. I don't have any pocket squares or tie clips or cuff links - better leave that to the more experienced.

    I don't know what bag you use to carry stuff to and from work, but I just bought a bag from Hunt Leather, if you've heard of it?
     
  14. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,894
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Location:
    Sydney
    

    lol I am surprised as well. I thought most of you were single/child less thus have huge Disposable income to spend on cloths/shoes etc.
     
  15. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,267
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I have a P Johnson pocket square in white Irish linen but I don't plan to use it much - its seen as a bit dressy for a young guy.

    I currently have a crappy tan goatskin. I'm very lucky in that a family friend is a leather smith so I get alterations for free. I want to get them to make me up a leather satchel but the rents want to get me one for graduation :( Haven't heard of Hunt sorry but i havent really looked.
     
  16. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

    Messages:
    1,059
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    No changing that now :)
     
  17. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

    Messages:
    4,432
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Location:
    Sydney
    
    I've found the age of the posters in this thread tends to be directly proportional to the quality of their contribution.
     
  18. TehBunny

    TehBunny Senior member

    Messages:
    1,059
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Try the PS, just once, it will make your outfit complete and if not...don't worry each to his own :p
     
  19. Romp

    Romp Senior member

    Messages:
    1,808
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney? Melbourne?
    Hi Michael - yes they are just everyday SWIMS. Basically a more stylish croc? :) they are great for wearing on a boat, poolside, beachside etc as they are weatherproof. That said the difference between the andy toms and the swims are the construction (hand vs machine) and the material (suede leather vs rubber/plastic/synthetic). Both are good - just suit different purposes. Ive heard P Johnson has a new line of casual shoes coming soon


    Nice - im not as serious, never fly fished before. Good ol' bait on the kmart rod.

    Good comments I hope! :)
     
  20. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

    Messages:
    1,486
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    :D, well said.

    There is a good reason for that. The younger people haven't had the income you have earned, nor the years to accumulate the information you have. It does feel shit when you are constantly asking for, and receiving, more information than you can give back. Don't think we are not grateful for the unequal trade in information.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by