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

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  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    fxh's boot camp, enlist today!

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    Am 5.9 so thankfully not on the too short side. Was thinking urban. Anyone with a heads up on what models DJs are stocking in Collins Street? Queen Street wouldn't have a clue what I was talking about so wont waste my time there. Henry Bucks have Barbour? Wouldn't surprise me if they did. Will check them out also.
     


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    Sorry.
    I've just never got the Barbour/Drizabone/waxed look outside of a real farm.

    And this coming from bloke who had a full length oilskin Drizabone for cattle work etc..

    Asians in Barbour sounded interestingly kinky - but it was just short, skinny young asian male kids in funny looking incongruous old english waxed coats - some in steamy HK too!!!
     


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    Back at ya - kiddo...

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    Yep true FXH, agree with your sentiment. However, some of the remote #$%^holes I have to travel to a jacket like this will be much more convenient than my blazers that have been stable companions for many years. Navy blazer in the wilds of Indonesia....not overly travel smart, hence why I thought Id try something I thought was new, a Barbour to cross over from the wilds to the urban.
     


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    Yep you should, unless you're an IT guy. Casual Friday, should still be a button up shirt, no tie (or if you have to a knit tie) and a shirt with more texture or pattern in it such as an oxford or some kind of subtle check or stripe that doesnt look like a business shirt. In saying that though, I often wear dark denim, navy blazer, white shirt and black captoes on a Friday if I want to be a bit more casual but still might have to see some clients.
     


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    Oh that makes a difference different - NOW I want one!

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    Try a big David Jones for Driza Bone. They tend to have a decent range from what I can tell. Probably a better bet than shops in country Vic.

    Also you can order their jackets online if you want to take a shot at estimating your size.

    http://www.drizabone.com.au/store/product/jacana-mens-jacket-black-s/
     


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    If you are the IT guy the perhaps just a shower, shave and clean black cargo pants might be a start. (Hello Gerry, CD.)

    Black captoes and jeans... ...oh dear
     


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    Could not have worded it any better CW. Spot on. I look forward to the challenge of Casual Friday.

    Signing off tonight. Am in Season 4 of Dexter, thanks to some of you here am hooked on this show.
     


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    Man, I am glad my work place doesn't care as much about how I dress than some of yours do. How churlish, ironic really.
     


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    promotions are overrated.. wear what you want.. do your job well and that will get you a promotion - unless you are in the fashion/aesthetic trade then nothing trumps being sh~t hot at what you do...

    my time in the work force i had quickly worked out that 95% of people are stupid, lazy or both and its not hard to put a little more effort in and a bit more care. Ive never seen any correlation between how someone dressed and their rate of promotion

    in fact i usually notice rate of promotion then follows better clothing because they have more money/confidence to dress better.
     


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    matt - its all cool and just online.

    In real life one of my best workers is a bloke who is over 6 foot, mostly wears 3/4 denim short/longs, white athletic shoes with no socks, black polos and huge leg and arm tattoos, and shaves every other day or so. Hes clean, intelligent and funny and a great worker. He takes the piss out of me and I take the piss out of him re dress. I don't send him on certain missions though. It all depends.
     


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    Hey guys just started trying out my shorts which my wife plunked in front of me(I don't wear them unless it's 35+ degrees I never wear them as my thighs are retardedly huge compared to my waist which makes the fabric bunch into my crotch looking like some guy who would do anything for a trip to the toilet). Wow My thighs have gotten even bigger making me look 'full retard'; any way to wear shorts for me or should I just stick to pants?
     


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    Yep, not a very Style forum friendly combo, but their not exactly levi's either, not that there's anything wrong with levi's. They are ink/raw slim leg completely plain dark denim, no whiskering or any of that malarky. Just dark, dressy jeans.
     


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