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

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  1. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Yeah, well, whenever I've stripped off in a chick's apartment it's not my socks that got her attention.

    Just sayin.
     
  2. Parterre

    Parterre Well-Known Member

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    I digress! Why, it was just on Saturday evening actually, when she pointed out the pair of mint green socks I was wearing at the time.
     
  3. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    :laugh: I think the author has been reading this thread - almost every item in his list is a regular topic for discussion here (khaki suits, shaving accoutrements, leather jackets, expensive watches, pricey umbrellas...)
     
  4. Petepan

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  5. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    hehehe

    The missus laughs like a drain when I nonce around the house in my skivvies and half hose.
     
  6. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    As I have said before, I think a Mac with a removeable liner covers all your bases in Melbourne, work outer-wear wise.

    Quite a few places sell them, you can pay anywhere from $300 - $1k. I have one from MJ Bale which was a steal at $200, and a thinner one from Jack Spade which cost twice as much as isn't as good quality!

    My outerwear wardrobe is fairly well in line with tobias described:

    Casual I have

    - Harrington
    - Rain Slicker
    - Short Duffle
    - Canvas 4 pocket biker jacket - good for weekends down at my gf's farm or anywhere I don't want to be too dressy
    - Multiple woolen jumpers & hoodies
    + soon to add a quilted jacket from Luxire with a detachable hood

    For work:

    Navy mac, beige mac.

    (Trenchcoats and macs are, IMO, essentially interchangeable - whichever style you prefer. They do the same job and provide a similar amount of warmth. Trenchcoats are just a bit too fiddly for me, I prefer the plain/sleek look of a mac with slit pockets).

    Probably the only gap there is a topcoat of some kind for work - but I just never get that cold in Melbourne, and I hate feeling "chunky" on PT etc. I run hot in general, so a Mac + a suit + gloves + maybe a v neck is all I ever need. It just isn't that cold here.
     
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  7. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    After being around here for awhile, after lurking for a year, I don't feel I'm dressing much better and dislike a lot of what I own.

    Frown town.
     
  8. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Specifically why do you think that?
     
  9. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    Things neither fit the way I want them to, nor do items I like make much sense together.

    Getting closer, but it's a lot of effort, plenty of frustration and one of those things that I feel would go away if I threw money at it (Which I'm disinclined to do because it's lazy).

    I think I'm getting SWD done right a lot more though.
     
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  10. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yeah ok interesting. Something that might help, and without seeing your wardrobe it may not be applicable to you at all but I see time and time again on SF, many people not keeping it simple and not buying stuff that gels with other stuff and get far too wrapped up in buying this or that brand, even though it's not right for them. In short, it means buy more boring stuff that is stylish and fits well that goes with more other stuff, and that's not a bad thing at all.

    By that I mean as an example -

    Don't buy the olive green tweed trousers on sale for $100, buy the much more versatile grey flannels that you can wear with everything for $160.

    Don't buy the light tan Lobbs on ebay because they are cheap, buy the dark brown loake oxfords that you can wear with everything. They are cheap because nobody will buy them.

    Don't buy the Kiton blazer in salmon pink off shop the finest because it's on sale for $700, spend the $700 on a basic, perfect navy fresco blazer.

    You prob get what I'm saying by now. More basics, less once a month wear items. Those can be added later when the basics are well and truly covered.
     
  11. sliq

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    style doesn't happen overnight. it's always a WIP.
     
  13. thebrownman

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    Nah mannn, wear that once a month shit on the daily. Pitti 4 LyF hash tag menswear.
     
  14. LonerMatt

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    I am definitely trying to put this into practice, but my issue is still finding clothes I can buy that actually fit half decently.

    The colours, and levels of formality I understand to an extent, but it's buying a pair of pants that don't make me look like an oblong with fat that's the trick part.
     
  15. TehBunny

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    The fit thing is HARD! Let me tell you it is near impossible to get some of the 'amazeballz' fits we see on the people that SF group-think admires as these people all have access to tailors which know them and 'usually' have great experience; unfortunately a majority of SF does not have this access whether it be a case of budget, location or whatever else. Sometimes when we look at fit we have to be a little imprecise especially when it comes to RTW; finding pants which fit you v.well is hard take some time and some more and have a look (it took me near 6 months of research to get some 'well' fitting pants! In the end it ended up being in the shop that I though I wouldn't venture into; look around and find something that is as close as you can get to perfect.
    P.S.
    I suggest you take advantage of these 'MTM' guys like lachy, tobi and me have and send someone like Luxire some pants that fit to remake as the pricetag for those 'exact' pants that fit great might be a bit high.
    BTW
    Speaking of those pants I found some! Was about a week ago but I went into Henry Bucks (usually thought it was just overpriced stuff that I could never buy; still is :p) and looked around and found same pants; luckily got them for around $180 compared to $325 as they were stock which didn't sell in the sale!

    Keep going Matt I've changed the way I dress numerous times through my life; if you could see pictures of me when I was 25 we would get a laugh out of it. Though even then I enjoyed dressing; I still do today and am learning new things about it everyday!

    #inspirationalmenswear :p
     
  16. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Ok so Matt next question, what's your body shape? Is that something that's holding you back from getting better fits?
     
  17. California Dreamer

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    Why do I always miss the bus?

    Just got a heads-up that FrangrancaNet has been selling 100ml bottles of Amouage frags for $65 today, with a 15% code as well. All gone now, needless to say. Bugger.

    Still if you want to really impress a lady, some of the women's frags are still in stock, so move quick.
     
  18. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Matt - whats the problem? Exactly. In your own words.

    Maybe you are over-thinking and trying too hard.

    Are you wearing roughly what you like or are you wearing what you think a mythical composite forumite would approve?

    My first advice would be relax and wear what you like - find yourself - then refine it.

    Takes a bit longer than a lifetime - speaking from experience.

    A simple analysis is that usually people wear things too loose or too tight. Young people (and not so young) who read forums usually wear stuff, shirts, trousers, jackets, shoes, too tight.
     
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  19. thebrownman

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    I agree. In fact, some of my stuff is too tight. I don't get it that way - I just feel good in the clothes I wear and eat my happiness ... :embar:
     
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  20. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    Bugger. Apparently all the men stuff was sold out early this morning while we slept. Still there is a possibility that it is all a stuff up. The sale price was identical to the prices for body lotions.
     
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