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

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  1. Dusty Brogues

    Dusty Brogues Senior member

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    Rubber Soul is a classic album from the Liverpudlian Beatles!

    As for Rubber Soles, lm sure SF's finest will set the record straight.

    Hey Oli if my "thread" memory serves me correct do you live down Newcastle way? If so have you checked out Murrays Brewery @ Port Stephens?

    Cheers
     
  2. Gerry Nelson

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    Don't think this was me but FWIW, I was wearing my fantastic medium blue 3 roll 2 button suit with a pocket square [​IMG] on Collins St near Lennier's office.
    Chukkas will be available in late December - they're leaving in a week or so. The shine just takes a lot of time, a little polish and a little water - there. It took a lot more work on the RMs than on any of my other shoes but I did it more for the challenge than anything else.

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    Thanks. I got it two years ago. It's a reissue of on of their bike jacket designs from the Drizabone archives. Surprisingly warm but the belt stops the jacket from looking shapeless. I really like it!

    I'm seriously considering getting one of the Alpha M65 jackets for the time being until I can get that Aspesi. I actually got a cheapo Harrington off ebay and it's still going strong after a year so I don't think it's too much of a punt.
     
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    One of my Great Grandfathers. Maybe its in the blood.

     
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    fxh Senior member

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    Mercury and Weekly Courier (Vic. : 1878 - 1903) Thursday 15 March 1894

     
  5. Oli2012

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    I have Craftsman in dynaflex and rubber. I wear them everywhere so I went with rubber soles for their hardiness.

    I live out at Morpeth so I can't say I have sorry mate :(
     
  6. Dusty Brogues

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    No worries brother, l'm looking at making a trip down south to investigate, they make incredible beer in the vain of Mountain Goat, Creatures etc.

    As for the RM's, l've been eying off a pair for a while. A timeless, classic, quality boot!
     
  7. Selvaggio

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    Was conversing with my alterations tailor this morning on the topic of 'not being able to get good help these days' - in his case 'help' being a steady supply of elderly Italian tailors. He is quite worried he is going to run out of them.

    His business is decidedly two tier. He does the jeans, shirts and trousers and ladies wear with a coupl eof seamstresses, but for quality tailored suits he has a Sardinian guy who comes in a few days a week. So, if you want your sleaves shortened from the shoulder rather than the cuff, the Sardinian will do it. Trouble is, the Sardinian doesn't want to work as many hours, leaving a gap. My tailor has found someone else, but he is in his seventies and also doesn't want a lot of work.

    "What will happen in five years time?", he asks.
     
  8. Journeyman

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    Yes, indeed. Unfortunately, quality tailoring is something that takes quite a while to learn and to perfect, but which generally doesn't guarantee much of an income nowadays. I suspect that a younger person with the marketing flair and style of Patrick Johnson could probably start a successful, profitable, Australian tailoring business from scratch but nowadays "full service tailors" are increasingly few and far between.

    Anyway, here are some photos of today's outfit:

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    - Navy cotton, herringbone weave jacket with waist patch pockets by Herringbone;
    - Blue and white university stripe shirt by Land's End;
    - RL Polo paisley bow tie;
    - Madder silk neat print pocket square;
    - Old HK MTO trousers in small-scale houndstooth check with overcheck; and
    - Santoni captoe balmorals.
     
  9. streetminimal

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    Umm I wouldn't say it's exclusively just Telstra. It's pretty much 90% of the business folk in Australia.
     
  10. UnnamedPlayer

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    fuck I'm sick of hearing about this pretentious twat called Patrick Johnson.
     
  11. LonerMatt

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    Why?


    Sick of summer - I want autumn, winter and spring back.
     
  12. JimmyHoffa

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    Buy some of his new 'boardshorts'. If you 'lift', they'll look great on Bondi beach.
     
  13. Romp

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    Love the bergamot body wash.. Not such a fan of the shaving products or moisturiser



    +1

    not comparable operating margins as David Jones owns its cbd buildings and therefore does not pay rent on these. Also the only reason we are having such discussions about online is due to the currency. Before the dollar rose above 80cents there wasn't that many opportunities for good deals
     
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    i have a confession.

    i have just started reading this woman's fashion blog.

    http://www.hapatime.com/

    i think i'm in love.
     
  15. strumpey

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    Kelly Country couture!

    I told a colleague about tomorrow's MJ Bale sale and the usual 2 suits for a grand deal. He said he goes for quantity not quality. After about 3 hours of "quality suits are required for interviews" brainwashing I think I'm slowly changing his thinking a little bit. It can only help (I hope).
     
  16. Gerry Nelson

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    You should become a sponsor [​IMG]
     
  17. LonerMatt

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    Day-ummm.

    I subscribe to the 'how you'd like a woman to dress' SF tumblr.
     
  18. Oli2012

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    He's probably the most savvy designer in Australia. My only issue with him is focus is a little dandy for CBD (eg half of his ties are cashmere). I'm just a pleb though.
     
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    You know the answer: "Finita la musica!"

    One of the great things that Italy gave Australia - which probably is on the way out even in the Old Country = a generation of guys trained to make the plumage for the peacocks of the passegiata.

    Then they came here for the better life.

    But then age catches up and they want to relax in their old age when the eyes don't have it and the thought of la dolce vita di far' niente is more appealing.

    Everything changes and everything does not remain the same it seems.
     
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    Romp Senior member

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    i wear cashmere ties all through winter they are fine in CBD. They are more formal than the knit ties for example although i wear knits all year around too yet that isnt the point.

    The thing is his primary business is SUITS and a MTM is entirely up to the customer on what "look" they are trying to achieve. Ive often picked a fabric or option on my suit that patrick has told me NOT to get because it wouldnt work in a business environment. This is his greatest advantage - he offers GOOD advice on fit and aesthetic. Most of the time I go in there its CBD guys getting CBD suits and the occassional person getting something a little more casual.

    Understandably he is not CBD (his showroom is in paddo) and therefore it makes sense that he dresses how he does.



    "Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves " - Bertrand Russell
     
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