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

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Least he wasn't wearing those pointy elf shoes you get from YD.


    Speaking of such places where is a good place to get a nice shirt for clubs and dinner dates? country road have too many bright colours this season...
     
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    this had me cracking up. GOLD. and good on him for getting the self tie bow tie spot on.
     
  3. Dusty Brogues

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    Do you recall what fragrance he was wearing? By his get up lm assuming it's crazy left field!
     
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    There is one opening this month in Melbourne?
     
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    I've gone from an autumnal outfit yesterday, to a spring one today:

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    - Land's End white OCBD shirt;
    - Kent Wang by Gallo bicolour knit tie;
    - Navy cotton trousers;
    - Herringbone cotton jacket in mini-houndstooth pattern; and
    - Alfred Sargent for Peal & Co/Brooks Brothers calf and suede spectator shoes.

    I'm also carrying a Filson 256 briefcase but it's not visible in the photos.

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    fxh Senior member

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    Do you tuck your wang into your trousers?
     
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    Journeyman Senior member

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    Not at all - I let it flap freely in the breeze!

    Although, as you might be able to see from the photos, I do put a clip on it...
     
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    Thank god for the man wearing 'huge fecking Catapillars'

    This inspires me with great hope that my own sartorial slobness is far from terminal. :)
     
  9. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    Just go to DJs in the city. The MJ Bale suits are down the far end near the Canali, Z Zegna, etc.
     
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    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    Great jacket.

     
  11. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Not really creepy.
    All from years ago I always make notes on agendas and minutes etc in meetings to remember people and things they are on about or views etc. When dealing with groups I don't know well I always used to write down names etc around table and some identifying detail - green tie - black glasses etc. When preparing for an official do - there is always the Chairs copy of agenda with short bios of those around table or other info only chair sees. On short visit consulting to some places I will take lots of photos of environment and people and ordinary things to drop on file.

    So I got used to taking down stuff - not to mention sometimes chairing and having to write minutes as well. Also chairs notes help when someone else has written minutes to revise /edit them prior to sending them out.

    Then when I stumbled onto clothing forums I was struck by the many absolute certain RULES some people had about dressing. And descriptions of weddings and especially workplaces that were nothing like the very wide range of situations I'd been in. So whenever I'd get taken to one of Melbourne Clubs I'd note what people were actually wearing, at say the Melbourne Club, at a formal dinner, or at The Governors House for cocktails.

    Its easy to get into a rant about what people are wearing, but ever the old evidence based person, I was interested in observing and recording at the time what people were actually wearing rather than what I HOPED they were wearing, or twisting the evidence to support my "theory" - so I'd take notes on what people were wearing with no real purpose in mind. So that when I went back it was an objective snapshot. I used to have a great camera that was small and made no noise and didn't have a mechanical poke out lenses thing that was great for taking unobtrusive photos in meetings - I used to use it to remember faces and record meetings.

    So I have piles of old paper agendas with notes on the clothes people were wearing, colours of ties, shirts etc. Scrappy and illegible times but interesting to me when people are debating if anyone wears say, pink shirts, or french cuffs etc. Needless to say many forum posters are either deluded or misinformed or full of shit when talking of workplace norms.
     
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    Industrie are selling their version of a button-down oxford online today for $56 (see here)... haven’t seen one in person and not sure of the fit or measurements (no doubt too short in the sleeves), but might be a cheap casual option ?
     
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    Davo

    haven't forgotten about you - maybe later tonight - cufflinks and dressing for 50+?
     
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    Journeyman, I remember that 'Bone jacket. Many customers were unsure of how to style it - if only we had pictures of you in store, would have made visualising the outfit in customer's minds much easier :)
     
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    Better off ordering one from Land's End - cheaper, better collar, and almost certainly better constructed and more durable. The LE "Hyde Park" OCBD shirts are fantastic, with solid construction and cloth that wears really well and becomes lovely and soft over time. Their tailored fit option is good, too.
     
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