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

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  1. lennier

    lennier Senior member

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    TBM did say dressing for business, not business time :)
     
  2. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    We Sydney folk are just far to busy making money to waste time, you know, socialising! Time is money!

    Although... I have met the ColdEyedPugilist and can report that he is a thorough gentleman (and not nearly so violent as his alias would suggest)

    Pens...I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention....but I will mention them anyway. I have three which I use - I just grab one in the morning and stick with it for the day. I have a Mont Blanc, a Lamy al-star and a Graf von Faber Castell (which I think has the best nib). Somone mentioned Sailor pens a while back. I have tried a few and the nibs on those are superb - if I get another pen, not that I need one, it will be a Sailor.
     
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  3. The Ernesto

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    Do tell!
     
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  5. TehBunny

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    Just got back from work; wore my HEAVY weight Luxire shirt to work (against better judgement) and feel like my back had a shower T_T
    Should've ordered the linen; buying 3 now!!!
    P.S.
    Tomorrow in Melbourne is gonna be hell!
     
  6. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    46 tomorrow.

    OJ chinos, very light shirt.

    Cry.
     
  7. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    Many thanks to JM for the tie advice and others who weighed in RE - the linen shirt. I ended up getting these two ties;

    Cornflower blue silk knit
    Light cornflower blue with coral stripe silk knit

    We'll see which one goes well with the suit on the day. Also picked up 3 white linen pocket squares, 1 with with navy edges, 1 with cornflower edges and the other with yellow edges. I think the yellow edged white PS would provide a good contrast against the navy suit and work well with either of the above ties.
     
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  8. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Not to rain on your parade, but I personally found thetiebar's knits to be far to thin and insubstantial and don't wear mine at all.

    Will be interested to see your opinions on them.
     
  9. jaypee

    jaypee Senior member

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    Any Sydney folks want a nice merino or cashmere sweater, head down to Jac + Jack sample sale. Great basic tees and thick knits too

    46a Macleay Street, Potts Point

    Fri - Sun

    Tell your Mrs too as they love this stuff
     
  10. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    So not sure if anyone saw this or is interested, but Aus Post has essentially rendered their parcel lockers useless for 95% of online shoppers:


     
  11. Gerry Nelson

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    I like the three I have (rust, kelly green and red) and fxh wore one that looked pretty good. Still they are definitely in a different class to Henry Carter, Drakes or High Tied BUT they're also at a different price point. They're fine for what they are.
     
  12. California Dreamer

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    You win. Stay cool.

    I'll be in the Mallee for Christmas. Sure hope it cools down a bit by then.
     
  13. Prof. B. Bear

    Prof. B. Bear Senior member

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    I currently own a few of their ties, one of which is a silk knit. Whilst I most definitely agree that their knit ties are quite thin and pretty poorly woven together, for the price they are acceptable. They also ship quite fast which is really all that I am after as I've left this a little too late.

    If I had more time on my hands I would have chose another maker, however for this occasion they will fit their need. Ties are something that I don't spend a lot on (HC members tie is the most expensive I've ever bought). Whilst I appreciate the skill in making a tie as well as the fabric used, it's just an item I have an issue paying a lot for. I'd rather get a few cheap ties and spend the rest of my money elsewhere.
     
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    Interesting

    Owen & James just signed up with Parcel Point - only in Syd/Vic at this stage but allows customer to return via convenience stores and if popular we will allow delivery to a Parcel Point location which are a bunch of 7-elevens and convenience stores that open long hours.
     
  15. rhubarb jam

    rhubarb jam Active Member

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    I know that UPS utilise this same parcel point pick - up service. I must admit it is mighty convenient being able to swing past at 11pm at night, rather than try and fit in with Australia Post who open at 9:01 and close at 4:59.
     
  16. Dusty Brogues

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    Hi Gents,
    I'm probably breaking an Aussie SFer code of conduct but here go's.
    My wife asked me are their any good online female shoe stores, she is after new Espadrilles, and is a fan of all European made shoes. So l thought maybe WAG's of ASF might know of a couple.
    Thanks guys and man it's balmy here, humidity ridiculous.
    BTW Perused WIWRN thread its a blood bath!
     
  17. fxh

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    If you look at the last few pages you will see a bloke who has made 32,766 posts, and posted numerous pics, and yet still doesn't even know what the rise on trousers is.

    Yes thats Thirty Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Six posts on a menswear forum and he still hasn't a clue.

    It could lead one to give a small thanks for Oz Members thread and attempts to keep it polite, helpful and sane.
     
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  18. lennier

    lennier Senior member

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    What time Checky? Checked back on the posts and can't see a mention.
     
  19. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    The reason I sometimes get angsty about this thread is because of what has happened to the WAYWRN thread, just terrible. It's a mix of complete newbies who think they should post fits straight away and guys like stitches posting an enormous amount, but adding little. Even the loooong time poster are posting less or leaving. Sometimes I read through the old WAYWRN thread, wow have things changed.
     
  20. Journeyman

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    You are right - I checked the label this evening and it is a 65/35 blend of linen and cotton. Interestingly, it feels identical to a very fine Borrelli linen shirt that I used to have. That shirt proved to be bit too fine, though, as the fabric wasn't very durable.

    Anyway, here are a few photos of today's outfit:

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    - Mini houndstooth check suit by Ring Jacket for Herringbone;
    - Blue-and-white Bengal stripe shirt by Borrelli;
    - Silk print tie by Drake's;
    - White linen pocket square by Kent Wang;
    - U-throat, semi-brogue shoes from Loake's 1880 line (unseen).
     
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