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

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  1. fox81

    fox81 Senior member

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    a) i thought you only had dirt roads up there
    b) i do it all day every day. maybe you need more shoes in your rotation?
     


  2. LonerMatt

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    To what extent do you guys feel that what is acceptable here is different from what is acceptable in places like the USA, UK, etc?

    Sometimes I feel that the recommendations/outfits are baggy and a bit too old man for a lot of Australians (and that Australains take a bit more from Italians). Sometimes I feel ignorant, stupid, wrong and blind.

    What do you think?
     


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    I must admit I went skating down a stretch of CBD pavement in the pictured pair of C&Js once, in dry weather. I managed to put my arms out and keep my balance, but it was still really embarrassing.

    That said I still mostly prefer leather. Isn't bad weather just a cue to break out the RMWs or dainite soled pairs?
     
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  4. LonerMatt

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    a) The times: they are a changing
    b) Maybe - but that doesn't really address the issue (ie, if the soles will wear out anyway, and the topy avoids that by being cheaper and less intrusive what's the issue?)
     


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    the latter
     


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    Pink Socks Senior member

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    Directly from the National Organisation for Topying (NOT) website - "Topys. They are personal choice. Take them (for about $45) or leave them. If you want opinions of others on this, please search Style Forum's Australian Members thread. If you would like to add an opinion on Topying, please start a new thread or yell it to a stranger in the street."
     
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    For those that own an iPad, do you have a black one or a white one?
     


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    Manuhiri Well-Known Member

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    My contribution (I haven't been here for previous Topy debates but they sound like they were fun).

    I am not a fan of topying my best shoes but as I've built a larger rotation of shoes and previous favourites have been relegated to old faithfuls I've topyed a few. For example, today I'm wearing an old pair of Loake Derbys. Basically, I still like them but not enough that I want to spend a lot of money on them. So at the last resole I had Rekaris add a Topy so that they can function as basic beaters.

    But I wouldn't topy my handgrade C&Js for sure. But in five years time as I pull on my new John Lobbs...
     


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    Elaboration would be appreciated :).
     


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    Black...

    Ive always thought it was interesting that basically everyone owned a white iPod (to be fair, there wasn't much choice), and I'd say 95% of people own white MacBooks, but white iPads and iPhones seem to me to be as rare as hen's teeth...
     


  11. Journeyman

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    Matt, I don't think that there is any "one look", so to speak. Some people prefer baggy, some people prefer fitted, some people prefer plain, conservative outfits and some prefer more colour.

    Speaking personally, my tastes have changed over time and whilst my shirts and ties are largely more conservative than they used to be (shirts in plain colours or small checks in blue or other light colours, and predominantly small-scale prints on silk ties, grenadine ties or knit ties), some of my suits, jackets, trousers and shoes are much more adventurous than they used to be. Some of my clothing is also more fitted than it used to be, although perhaps not everyone would agree that this is a good thing!

    Simply put, some clothing choices concerning fit will most likely depend on your physique, but the rest will be governed by taste (which can, of course, change over time) and by your environment (weather, workplace and so on).

    Although I did have parents who were fairly interested in clothing and who dressed well, I didn't really start to take an interest in the actual construction and "inner quality" of clothes until I was about 30, when I started reading books by Flusser and others. I then subsequently stumbled upon "Ask Andy About Clothes" and then upon SF.

    So, don't worry about things too much. Take time to look at what people are wearing but don't feel that you must copy others. Take elements that you like and that you feel comfortable with, but leave elements that you don't like or that don't suit you.
     


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    I've got a black one.

    I wasn't concerned about it for aesthetic or stylish reasons, but I thought that most TVs have a dark surround for a reason - it makes the transition from the screen to the frame less jarring and so I applied to same reasoning to my choice of iPad.
     


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    What happened to those shoe pics? You workin on that patina first [​IMG] ...or booked in for some studio time perhaps?
    /need shoe porn
     


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    Romp, how did you damage your shoes from the topy?

    I've got some new shoes that I need to make a decision on. Help....
     


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    Black.

    Sorry for the late reply Rob; but here's my wallet. Though I don't think there a problem any more after looking at the 3 y.o. one.
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