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

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  1. Romp

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    60% of the time it works everytime!
     
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    I was hitherto unaware that Journeyman and I weren't the only lawyers here. And Oli, for that matter.

    There is no sex appeal in Australian politics. Probably better that way. 'Politician hot' is like 'office hot' but without even the outside chance of a cheeky wristie in the copy room...
     
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    P.S. Nabil: Freehills' office is shit. One of the worst buildings in town, built for the '88 Expo. Really.

    Failing lunch, how about a drink after work? We can take you to the Bavarian Beer Cafe. It's just like Sydney but with river views. Or something.
     
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    "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."
     
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    Few questions:

    1) What books would you lot consider the essentials on menswear? I have Flusser's 'Dressing the Man' and Manton's book but I wouldn't mind some more.

    2) Do I want the ultra or combination shoe tree from woodlore?

    3) For my first oxfords do I want meerkats or loakes?

    Ty :D
     
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  6. Stiva

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    As spoken by Dick the Butcher. Any butchers here.

    But the prize for the best lawyer bash belongs to Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    He saw a LAWYER killing a Viper
    On a dung-heap beside his stable,
    And the Devil smiled, for it put him to mind
    Of Cain and his brother, Abel.
     
  7. Stiva

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    Hardy Amies, ABC of Men's Style.
     
  8. Pink Socks

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    Not sure about shoe trees from Woodlore but plenty others can chime in on them.

    As for books. One of the best book I have ever read (not just on menswear) is The Englishman's Suit by Hardy Amies. I was raving about it to Lennier at the HC Trunk Show this evening (fxh said his other books are well worth it too).

    Gentleman by Bernhard Roetezel (sp?) is really great and I refer to it a lot.

    Details: Manual by Daniel Peres is a simple overview which is quite good.

    James Sherwood books on Savile Row and London are glamourous reads.

    I have a stack of others (still keen to order Fuckyeahmenswear by Lawrence Schlossman (sp?) and Kevin Burrows and a very interesting book I have seen around call Power and Style or something - about how power and clothes have worked together throughout history).

    I would recommend Hardy Amies book and Gentleman first.

    Look forward to what others recommend.
     
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    FYMW was a waste of time and money, you can have my copy if you're willing to wait.
     
  10. Romp

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    i bought the Ralph Lauren coffee table book yesterday - its thick and has glossy photos. What I like most is the plastic book jacket so if I spill coffee on it I can wipe it straight off
     
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    I remember the leather bound special edition version printed in limited quantities - content is identical but the way it was presented was just beautiful :)

    Nice one, Romp.
     
  12. Manuhiri

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    These are some of the books I've used over the years.

    [​IMG]

    If I was only buying one it would definitely be Gentleman by Bernard Roetzel.

    The Simon Compton book Tailoring (part of a series called Le Snob) is great if you are considering having something made for you.
     
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    yeah its nice - i didnt have a bedside table so ive stacked a bunch of old books and put the RL one on top hehe

    in other news ZOMG i should have checked the weather before I left this morning - my unlined Loro Piana 3 ply is great in the heat but lets the cold wind straight through today :(
     
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    I couldn't believe fxh turned up last night in his brought red linen suit, camo double monks and no socks!

    We all had to sign non-disclosure agreements so you'll have to imagine for yourselves ...
     
  15. Romp

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    was his camo painted ferrari outside?
     
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    Agreed - I drooled over a copy in the Beverly Hills RL store last year. From memory the asking price was somewhere in line with my plane tickets.
     
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    This is a nice book to have, and it's cheap enough nowadays, but really the advice contained within is very much dated to a certain period in (British) history. Good if you're a student of the history of men's clothing; not so good as a practical guide on how to dress today (IMO of course)...
     
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    There are one or two doctors/residents about I think, I suppose they would qualify!
     
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    I might take you up on that LM, keen to see it as I enjoyed the website.

    PM me or I will PM later when I get the chance.
     
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    There's an article in The Age's "Executive Style" section this morning on the rise and rise of online portals for purchasing "Jermyn Street" shirts:

    http://www.theage.com.au/executive-...r-websavvy-shirt-shoppers-20130418-2i1bs.html

    I was very pleased to see that it made only a very, very brief mention of Thomas Pink, and that it instead discusses Turnbull & Asser, Harvie & Hudson, TM Lewin, Charles Tyrwhitt and Hawes & Curtis.

    Of course, to say that places like Charles Tyrwhitt and other places with a retail presence on Jermyn St are "Jermyn Street" shirtmakers is rather an exaggeration - or even a misrepresentation - as very few such places make shirts in the UK anymore (and even fewer would actually make the shirts on Jermyn St). Instead, most of them nowadays (with the exception of T&A, H&K and perhaps a couple of others) have their shirts made in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa or Asia and they then sell them as "English" (albeit not "English-made" shirts).
     
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