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

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  1. Superfudge

    Superfudge Well-Known Member

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    I hope you like Dead or Alive and Tears for Fears.
     
  2. fxh

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    Don't tell me you had a Conti or Cresknit cardi and flags from suiting and shoes custom made from Venus?
     
  4. The Ernesto

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    lol. Not quite the full kit but there was definitely Crestknit in the house. Mum did work for Aywon.
     
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    fxh, you're usually spot on, but I think that you're wrong in this case.

    In my ever-so-humble opinion, a grey marle t-shirt looks better than a white one when worn under an open-necked chambray or oxford-cloth shirt.
     
  6. LonerMatt

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    Appropriate colours for T shirts
    1. White
    2. Grey
    3. Dark Green
    4. Black
    5. Brown (trust me)
     
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  7. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Cool - I might get in contact - I want to do some digging on the old Sharpies tailors and clothes. Not so much the later gang fight skin head stuff but the earlier clothes obsessed mobs. Much of it was along High Street and Alphington etc.
     
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    I tried the whole 'no shorts, and no t-shirts outside the house except for sport' -thing last year, and then we had a baby, and then we had a fking hot summer, and then I revised it to 'no shorts, and no t-shirts outside the house that aren't a plain colour'. It went pretty well...
     
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    ernesto - for your mum.

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    From NZ . 1965
    Dinah Lee (Max Cryer) and yes that is Millie Jackson who burns it up with "My Boy Lollypop" - she toured NZ and Oz in 1965

     
  10. The Ernesto

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    I was too young for the Sharpies. That look for me is totally associated with the head kickers in the early 70s, even then I was just a little kid. Closest I ever really got was seeing them down at Norflands and knowing not to go anywhere near the Crevelli St shops.
     
  11. LonerMatt

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    What's with the T-Shirt hate? They are beautiful and awesome and interesting. Would wear everyday (and do most days) gladly. Especially a fan of elongated Ts.
     
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    Cheers mate.

    Was a good place to work apparently. She was a seamstress. They had the lot back then, designers, cutters, finishers etc. Occasional 'celebrity' would pop in as well.
     
  13. Foxhound

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    I'm so young. Though my music tastes are so old. Listening to Queen as we speak. No wonder I don't have a girlfriend.
    Mobile uploading is being a twat so I'll do it when I get home.
    The only shorts I wear outside of the house are my bathers.
     
  14. DartagnanRed

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    I only wear Slayer t-shirts.
     
  15. lukejackson

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    Thanks mate!

    I've seen the Haspel ones a fair bit - I'm a bit hesitant though, with no idea how it would fit. 211 isn't bad for half canvassed though.

    Funnily enough, Arthur Galan, David Jones just got in black/white seersucker suits. I'm not a fan of the colour, but more importantly, they aren't worth the $500. Feel so cheap and the quality is obviously not there (edit: fully fused). I might take a risk and go with the haspel one once I pay off a few bills.
     
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  16. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Sydney Sharpies were very different from Melbourne they lacked the style here it all violence the uniform was animal hair cut skin tight t shirts, braces, tight Levis and GP Boots very much an early skin head look.

    And on the subject of t shirts Slayer are whips you want something by Mahavishnu Orchestra or Hawkwind along with obligatory flannelette shirt over the top of it.

    Hanes Made in USA Beefy T's used to be the best t shirt then they turned to crap.
     
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    This is the only T-shirt a respectable gentleman should ever be seen wearing -

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    Mine are all on high rotation.
     
  18. coxaca

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    Sharpie style.

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    Square-toed, cuban-heeled "chock" shoes abundantly in evidence above. (That's what we called them, anyway.) They gradually morphed into these even more ghastly numbers:

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    Classic sharpie band: Lobby Loyde and the Coloured Balls.

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    Actually, Lobby was a pretty handy guitarist.

    Classic Sharpie hangout: Flinders St Station.

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    Imagine if this look became fash again. Ugh.
     
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  19. Foxhound

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    Is sharpie just and older term for lad?
     
  20. Geoffrey Firmin

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    No Lad is just a moneyed Bogan.

    My son would like to know where the young members buy shorts from either online or bricks and mortar. Don't ask me I have already pointed him in the direction of J Crew STP.
     
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