Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
I'm a very fair man and refuse to fight below my division.
Fxh excellent analysis!
I heard an interview on ABC radio not to long ago, apparently the cast of Rake have to supply their own wears, l may be mistaken! I'm sure Richard Roxburgh would be accomodated however.
Lol reading this now
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Very good points - you've obviously given this a bit of thought.
And half the forum will be Googling "Goffman"
I think you are certainly onto something with how the dichotomies which apply to understanding, say, British dress cannot be fully applied to our context - I think one reason is the relative absence of an historical, rigid class system here. The City/Country thing was always a way of viewing the different faces of an English upper class lifestyle. Here the upper classes go out of their way to look like the plebs that make them rich (the wolves in sheep's clothing). They are also far more widely despised, even by their peers. This is true but to a lesser extent in the US.
Therefore the act of putting care into your appearance communicates something entirely different here than it does in the UK. There you would be seen as well heeled (clothing related idiom) and possibly well bred (a good thing). Here you risk being labelled as a "wanker" or gay or some other pejorative term. Hence the desire to dress is necessarily coupled with the need to appear approachable and egalitarian... "soft" as opposed to hard.
Having said all that, I don't think city/country is really applicable to the UK anymore either - it might have been in old England, but not today - they're almost as bolshie as we are.
I've decided to have a "button down" week, so I've been wearing OCBD shirts for the past few days.
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- Blue, herringbone-weave jacket by Herringbone, with waist patch pockets;
- Blue and white university stripe OCBD by Uniqlo;
- RL Polo paisley bow tie;
- Herringbone silk pocket square, light blue with white edges;
- Herringbone grey trousers in a light, flannel cloth; and
- Salvatore Ferragamo "Tramezza" chukka boots.
j man - flannels - what sort of temperature is it in Brisvegas?
Are you the only bloke in Bris who owns a pair of long pants?
This place is so educational!
Foucault and Lacan next up.
And it will be on the exam.
Presumably Foucault the philosopher, not the physicist?
Just in case anyone is looking for a pair of slippers (I must be getting old), these are excellent.
I've been wearing them for a few days now and they are ultra comfortable, not too warm for the aus climate (I wouldn't wear fleece lined slippers here) and hold up well/look OK for a quick run down to the shops.
LLBean customer service is also fantastic - they sent me a size 11 which was much too big and I complained that their sizing advice on their online chat had been misleading. They sent me a brand new size 10 pair and told me to keep the size 11.
Dont laugh modern children turn you into an ATM before you know it.
Sigh I must be getting old this was the first R rated film I ever saw at the Randwick Ritz of all places and I was only 16 must of been those platform shoes that made me look older..
Were there some nice Devotchkas at the theatre?
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