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

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  1. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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  2. Journeyman

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    Gents, here are some photos of yesterday's outfit:

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    - Borrelli shirt;
    - Marinella tie;
    - Brooks Brothers wool/silk blend odd jacket in navy;
    - Herringbone trousers; and
    - Edward Green Berkeley punch captoes in Edwardian Antique on the 606 last.

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  3. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    ...And here are some photos of today's outfit:

    Details:
    - Deer Style royal oxford shirt in pale blue with cutaway collar;
    - Panta "garza grossa" forest green grenadine tie;
    - brown cotton trousers;
    - Brooks Brothers jacket; and
    - Loake 1880 two-eyelet bluchers in tan.

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  4. Gerry Nelson

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    Jacket and trousers too tight, need to lose weight, material is ugly, tie doesn't match, shoes don't fit ... but enough about me, I think your two outfits look good! [​IMG]

    I especially like that Panta tie!
     
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    nice outfit JM. is this typically one of your non court days? :D
     


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    I was at a wedding and dropped some food on a brand new tie (a nice silk 7 fold herringbone tie, 2nd time wearing it) and my wife lovingly grabbed a napkin drenched in water and scrubbed it in. I now have a dark spot on my tie. It's not food but a water stain i think.
    Does anyone know of a good dry cleaner in Sydney that could take care of it?
     


  7. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    JM nice fits, but they really scream autumn/winter to me not spring.

    @windowpane. We are just sitting around relaxing most of the day in Sanctuary Point in Jervis Bay, doing a bit of fishing and plenty of eating, reading and not much else so I'm not getting in trouble! Besides, businesses don't run themselves unfortunately, even when on holidays. There are always emails to respond to etc.
     


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    http://www.theage.com.au/executive-style/style/style-from-the-ground-up-20120828-24ye4.html

     


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    Probably a grease stain.

    Most likely a dry cleaner will suck all the life out of a tie.

    Welcome to the world of expensive ties.

    Keep it as a reminder to tuck your tie into a shirt pocket, insert under placket high or jacket pocket, or as my mate does throw it over your shoulder, when eating.

    edit: The tie is probably cactus.
    But given that you accept its rooted try a few things.
    Lay it on a towel and sprinkle plain talcum powder on the stain - leave 24 hours.
    Brush powder off.
    Repeat for 3 days.
    Sometimes works by absorbing grease.

    Get your dry cleaner to clean the tie - but NOT PRESS IT IN ANYWAY.

    Accept that its most likely gone.

    Take it apart.
    Cut into a nice square. Get Significant Other, Short Term sexual partner or whatever, to sew a nice pocket hankie out of it as a recompense for er - um - with best intentions - trying to help.
    Remind yourself that even if s/he hadn't wiped it with water it would still be stuffed.
    Remind self to get tie out of way when eating.
     
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    An interesting article, fxh, but I was somewhat bemused by this comment:

    I wasn't aware that Australians all have fat, wide feet. Given that a majority of us are still originally of European/British stock, wouldn't it make sense for us to have feet like our forebears? Also, what about the reasonable proportion of Australians who have Asian ancestry? At the risk of stereotyping/generalising, most Asians tend to have slim feet.
     


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    Very true CW. All the best mate and enjoy, the time goes by so fast.
     


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    :rotflmao:

    Thanks for the kind words, Gerry! Panta makes some lovely ties, both grenadines and silk prints. Ed is great to deal with, too.



    Sliq - that's right. I don't actually do much court/tribunal work anymore, as I've moved sideways and spend more time at my desk. I do miss the advocacy side of things, but life is less stressful now and I have a lot more time with the family. I rarely wear suits nowadays and I tend far more towards odd jacket/trouser combinations.


    CW - Agreed, particularly concerning today's outfit. However, as I spent a few weeks in the northern hemisphere this (southern) winter I didn't get as much of a chance to wear my winter wardrobe and so I thought that I'd wear this jacket a couple more times before summer really starts to bite!
     


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    Its a typical shit article throw together by a "journo" in a hurry.

    Get a female around 25 years old with no knowledge or interest in mens clothing. Pick a topic from same time last year - use Melbourne cup as a hook - get a few quotes from people spruiking some "expertise" - make sure they are advertisers in our paper. Do a quick google of mens shoes. Pinch a few ideas from a blog or two. Cobble it all together - change a few words from last year - find an up to date hook - this year men with no socks. Make up some quotes - email the usual suspects to see if its ok to use the quote as theirs. Have it ready by tomorrow. Get work experience girl to find stock photo from one of our advertisers. Don't worry if photo contradicts all in article. Shoot it off to sub editor and all states to be used as generic shoe article in different publications. Have a coffee, move onto a blurb for a real estate advert to be finished by deadline..
     


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    I think its actually true that Europeans have a slimmer foot than us - although with a bloody lot of italians, greeks, and assorted other immigrants interbreeding for a few generation its a moot point.

    What is true that "Italian" shoes are generally shaped slimmer - although part of that is just the look not necessarily the sizing.

    RM Williams are shaped for an Australian foot - no question. And they are serious about fit and quality. I don't see overseas people complaining that RMs are too slim. But I don't follow the RM thread.
     
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    Journeyman,

    That's a fine looking Brooks Brothers jacket with pocket square to match!
     


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