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

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  1. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Can attest to their cords being good value and comfortable fit, the rise is high, got some earlier this year in their summer sale. Mine are pleated, ok they do have flat front as well, very cheap think mine cost around $40. Also their Portuguese flannelette shirts are good value on sale, good for a Canberra winter.
     
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    You make some very good points. Wen I used to lecture in photography it was still wetware, we did have a couple of Sony Digital, but the trick I used to tell my students was to a) carry your camera everywhere with you b) think of photography in terms of a film narrative and if you can keep your eyes open for the moment.

    And yes you can take good photos with an iphone, its all a question of framing. With photography aside from the compositional aspects is all about repetition the more photos you take the better you develop your eye over time. There are some good exhibitions on in Sydney at present with the 'head on' festival. One of the standouts is the Magnum On Set great selection of films worth checking out in particular Denis Stock's images on Set for Planet of the Apes.
     
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    I flipped over to Graham Norton last night and there was Buz Lahman or Baz Lurhman in an execrable suit, funny shirt and white sockless lower legs and ankles.

    If ever there was a clear cut case of "Don't Imitate This at Home"

    On the other hand - that nice young man from the children's wizard series was dressed stylishly.
     
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    Yes saw that, awful @Baz. Daniel Radcliffe usually does a decent job.
     
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    Hey guys, does anyone know how trustworthy Ralph Lauren polo is quality wise? Need something presentable for winter and just spotted a cashmere cable knit at Djs 60% off. I have no experience with cashmere but heard elsewhere there can be huge differences in quality and most stuff that isn't top of the line tends to fall apart after a few washes. That true?
     
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    itll last but it isnt as soft as good cashmere.. just pretend its a standard wool cable knit
     
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    Not an expert on RLP by any means, in terms of cashmere I would personally never put it in a washing machine, regardless of the quality.
     
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    Zzz discovered I have a mould problem in my shoes this morning. I usually stuff them with newspaper when I get home and swap it out with shoe trees the next morning. Is that the way to go or is there a better way?
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    Hopefully oil of cloves will clean that shit out.
     
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    nolvadex - I hate to ask - but - are you wearing socks?
     
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    so basically I'm paying extra for something that Is going to be a pain to take care of and all I get out of it is the smug satisfaction I'm wearing something schmancy? (Currently upgrading winter casual wardrobe from jeans and hoodies so first time shopping for such respectable casual. Wear)
     
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    Get some anti-fungal foot powder from a chemist, and then sprinkle it in the shoes and leave for a little while.
     
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    I always wear socks.
     
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    well depends what 60% off equals in terms of price?

    Nolva - I get this issue inside my Meermins after it rains... its basically the moisture gets in and combined with foot-sweat in goes mouldy. I have to wipe them out and let them air-dry and then tree them. Usually avoid those shoes like the plague when I see hints of rain
     
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    Reminder: Meetup Tuesday 18 June of La Direction générale de Melbourne de la Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes

    You are welcome to drop in for 10 mins on the way to the train or stay until 7pm or kick on 'til later.
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    Details below:
    At Sofitel on Tuesday 18 June at Sofitel Lobby/Bar - Collins street - - quiet - plenty of room and bar /coffee pay for yourself.

    Inside the centre go up the escalator. I'll try and reserve a set of couches etc right down near the bar and Mens Toilets! (I'll be the one sipping single malts on a bar tab named G Nelson)

    The idea is to have a low key, early short meet up so its from say 5pm for 5.30pm to 7pm so we can get home in time for soup and Inspector Rex. Or kick on. It isn't a clothing competition.

    Matt from SUIT SHOP has agreed to come along and bring his books and some samples.

    By popular request Matt and me will give a short rant on our recent Tokyo visits at 5.30pm. Also by request I will bring along my collection of Japanese mens clothing magazines

    PMs and if you would do me a favour and email me at:

    fxholden@netspace.net.au

    with your mobile number - first name at least and online name. (otherwise I will get terribly confused as to who is who)

    In case venue or something changes I will txt or ring people.
     
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    I wouldn't use Oil Of Cloves on leather. Or bleach - it will only whiten it not necessarily kill the bug.

    Anti fungal powder as someone said. Make sure you haven't got Athletes Foot yourself.

    Make sure you wash socks and hang them out.

    Try 8/10 vinegar (cheap white cleaning vinegar from supermart or bunnings) to 2/10 water. Will kill it.

    If you have very sweaty feet then makes sure you wash socks and use hair dryer on low after wearing to dry out shoes. You can save those absorbent sachets from various things will help if you plonk them in .
     
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    Thanks for the LE info guys much appreciated; will pick some chinos and cords later tonight!
    Fxh who make your favourite khaki's btw?

    Ditto on Gerry's photography!

    EDIT:
    Saw two homeless people, one in orig. Burberry Mac and other in Belstaff Trial or Roadmaster....thrifting done right!
     
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    These would be perfect - sadly they are NOS from 60s. Hard to find.
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