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

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  1. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    happy bday - Nice EG's .. 88s? thats going to be the nicest pair of shoes on that shoe rack in the background! I hope they get an honourary position! [​IMG]
     
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    Nice shoes, Orlov, and a great birthday present to yourself!

    Speaking of shoes, I'm wearing a pair of blue suede tassel loafers today, along with a pair of Nantucket red trousers, a navy knit tie with little white flecks, a white OCDB shirt and a mid-blue linen jacket in a glen plaid pattern.

    No photos as yet, but hopefully I'll find the time to take some later in the day.
     
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    Love nantucket red ... i also wore a similar combo with the O&J red chinos and my navy jacket but I felt like a walking flag ... interested to see the mid blue soften it

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    Good point!

    I do have a pair of "fire engine" red trousers that I wear from time to time, but these trousers are a softer, somewhat faded red.
     
  5. The False Prophet

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    Thanks for the tip, I need a new brush stand.

    I really like the Astra Platinums, although they have little blobs of glue on them which is a nuisance. I've switched to Giesen and Forsthoff (branded Timor Solingen) which are great but just a touch more aggressive.

    I've never been man enough for Feathers: also, they cost quite a bit more IIRC...
     
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    UPS man delivered my dark brown suede Pimlicos this morning, yay! :)
     
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    Does anyone have experience of thetiebar.com ?

    Looks OK and is super cheap. Mixed reviews on here, but mainly positive. Just about to order this lot. With delivery will be $60.
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  8. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    All I'll say is you get what you pay for, like most things in life really.

    Had a few of their knits and PS's before starting the company, they were pretty crappy.
     
  9. lachyzee

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    Agree with HC. As soon as you buy a nice tie, you won't want to wear Tie Bar ties any more. There is a noticeable difference.

    What they are good for are cheap basics you won't wear that often, ie black tie.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. Anyone have any opinion on the quality of MJ Bale's silk knits? I bought one the other day and am very happy with it.
     
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    I just can't stand your posts. You contribute nothing except abuse and insults. There's a way to express what you said above without using such mature words as "toolbag". How old are you, 15? Ever put yourself out there and posted a photo yourself? You're a cancer in an otherwise enjoyable thread. I'm blocking you and reporting this one, I encourage other Aus Members to do the same. You need to grow up.
     
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  12. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have no idea what that even means but anyway the biggest issue I had with them was the knot never stayed put and I was constantly tightening the tie. Also you can't dimple them, probably due to the poor quality fabric and them being too thin.
     
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    A light blue shirt and your airmail red chinos go well together, though I wore a white shirt with them the other day and got a few 'Bastille Day come early?' comments too. Any excuse to break out into a rendition of La Marseillaise. On days I'm not feeling particularly Gallic I have a plaid cotton shirt that I wear with them, a similar fabric to this:

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    +1

    I threw out all my old ties that I'd picked up on the cheap. Either they had no interlining, or the silk was ultra paper thin, and you just couldn't knot them at all. Forget even trying to dimple them!

    +9001 on UP being a toolbag.
     
  15. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I always thought UP was a sock puppet. I think fxh is behind him just quietly.
     
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    I would credit fxh with more wit...
     
  17. Pink Socks

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    No fxh is much meaner, just more subtle.

    Forget The Tie Bar, forget MJ Bale, check out Henry Carter for your tie needs. If they are not met there try Vanda. If neither of these meet your needs branch out to Drakes (if you can afford it). If not of these meet your needs, esp. when starting out, perhaps reconsider your needs. 3 great ties trump 100 you are not happy with.*

    *Obviously there are other great places to get a tie out there.
     
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  18. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Don't know your needs or tie budget but what I have been doing for years is either waiting for sales DJ's Henry Bucks and buying then, picked up some very nice ties over the years that cost between the $70 to $100 for ties which were double that and occasionally triple that. In Canberra the biannual sales also produce bargains with the 3 men's wear shops in Civic. (wow)

    Re Mensbiz agree great service ordered yesterday morning and bingo 8am delivery today of my G F Trumper Sandalwood Cologne.
     
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  19. Romp

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    Blue Gingham worked well in summer for James .. i reckon a blue seersucker jacket would be awesome but again a bit summery



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    O&J blue gingham and red chinos
     
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  20. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Summery? Where is winter? I am working from home in a blue polo and black cotton twill pants.
     
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