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

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  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    True, but I still love the stuff!
     
  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    I would keep them and then place another order in a different colour/ shade of brown? and have internal stitching. As for the external stitching I think it looks fine.
     
  3. California Dreamer

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    Op Shop Report

    Very frustrating day today. Had to pass over a stack of good stuff like a Z Zegna unstructured sports coat, suits by Armani Black Label, Corneliani, Canali, Zegna and Valentino and Paul Smith shirt, pants and jacket.

    In the end I had to settle for an old Zegna linen shirt and a cotton hankie I can use as a square.

    Oh, and a Brioni suit. :slayer:
     
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    I hope you weren't encroaching on my opshop territory.

    I'm the Mick Gatto of my patch.

    My last good find was 2 x Herringbone Sydney Made in Japan suits - 1 x grey - 1 x blue. = $15 each

    Fitted the 6'2" offspring with no alterations in length or anythink.
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    lachy - re the gloves

    I think here as opposed to say snow country UK or USA that gloves are really only worn outside - not even on trams or trains - therefore the chunkier look works ok.

    Although I do understand how the smoother look is very seductive.
     
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    fxh Senior member

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    As part of the wardrobe "Use It or Lose It" program instigated by The Handbrake, with my willing participation, I picked up two suits from the tailor I had "fixed".

    One a 3 button Pal Zileri, dark charcoal worsted very light 130+ with white pinstripes guarded by blue pinstripes, roped shoulders. A bit of tailoring magic added 2" to already extended waist. All working nicely now. Shoulders are a bit wide but I'm reluctant to keep throwing money at some suits. If I keep away from forum idiots (yes I'm looking at you) no one will care and it will make me look broad shouldered. Light weight material but serious business look for summer.

    The other one is a very heavy weight worsted flannel Yves St Laurent in the older French style. Single vent (11"), waisted, long jacket, notched lapel 3", two buttons, medium grey with red and white stripes medium spaced. Squarish shoulder and high rise straight legged wide-ish pants. Something different I thought for winter.

    This is what I think I look like in second suit:
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    This is most likely what people see:
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    I keep being told I look like "that guy on tv - y'know"
     
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    tobiasj Senior member

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    Ha ha! What can I say, a man wearing a pocket square always leaves a lasting impression.

    For what it's worth, anyone who hasn't yet ventured out from behind the keyboard should definitely try to get along to a meetup. We have a pretty awesome bunch on here and nothing beats meeting in person.
     
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    Never fear; it wasn't your size. Should fit my offspring pretty well. If not, there may be some lucky size 56R out there ...
     
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    In Anton's book he recognised adam smith ties as prominent in conservative circles.

    Are there any fashion styles/items you guys would consider part of the labor/liberal landscape of australian politics? I think I'm digging a bit deep...
     
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    When was this?!
     
  11. thebrownman

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    fxh will have an answer, I'm sure.

    Part of his contention, no doubt, will be that only certain kinds of sub-human species go sockless..
     
  12. California Dreamer

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    John Howard's excruciating faux stockman look comes to mind, not to mention his workout tracksuit.

    The right wing these days seems to go for fluoro vests and hard hats, to show off their deep bonds to the working class.
     
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    Ah gloves. I bought these a few years ago in Europe for some stupid reason, I couldn't afford them then and I couldn't afford them now but it was my first time overseas and I convinced myself they were a sensible choice. Wore them non-stop until I got home, haven't worn them since as it's never cold enough. The only use they have got is my brother and a friend dressing up as Daft Punk and needing gloves.



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    Do any of you gents have the same immensely strong feelings about women's clothes that I do? I try not to talk about them too much because I get into fights with my girlfriend. Going shopping with her actually makes me angry because I see the stuff that a lot of women are buying. Women who are into "style" or "fashion" or whatever it's called seem to shop incredibly differently to men. I point out to my girlfriend who's eyeing some $700 Carla Zampatti dress that it's made of polyester and she doesn't speak to me for 4 hours. There just isn't the same respect for fabric or construction, I can't work out why.
     
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