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

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    I'd make them wear neck tattoos, short hair witha bit on top and a top knot, long Full Ned beards, wrist bangles, jackets too short, tight trousers, suede loafers or heavy brogues with no socks.

    Then we could all laugh at them.

    Couldn't we?
     
  2. ovlov

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    Agreed, I actually thought that one was navy.

    I was actually tossing up between unlined/quarter lined. I heard unlined is not good for longevity and the quarter lining doesn't have much effect on retaining the heat. It sounds like a lot of people prefer wool/linen or wool/linen/silk blends but unfortunately I don't really like the offerings in this book and the other book were way over my budget for this.

    FXH - by only jacket I meant for my casual wardrobe which I'm just beginning to update from my uni days and therefore currently consists of 2 shirts, 2 pairs of khaki chinos, about 40 Ts and hawaiin shirts and a hoodie. I have nothing to wear weekends. I might like to occasionally wear it to work on non-court days but really this is just so I'm not an embarrassment at weekend social events and when the future in-laws come to town and I have to show them around etc.

    btw- 417100 - what pattern/style is that? I didn't really like the look of the swatch but maybe seeing it on an actual jacket would be a different story.



    Actually I was thinking of just showing this (http://www.styleforum.net/t/361312/nwt-awesome-sartorio-by-kiton-sportcoat-linen-silk-cashmere-blend) to the tailor and asking for same but in one of the blue fabrics. That should work right?
     
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    Don't forget the deliberately mis-tied tie and the chain or plaited leather cord hanging from the lapel buttonhole...
     
  4. Pink Socks

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    Pink Socks Motorcycle Bicycle Gang.

    Club Colours

    Navy or grey suit
    Black knit Tie ('cause black is for rebels baby)
    Pink socks (QLD Gov approved)
    Black or brown English style closed laced shoes.
    Pocket square of your choice - white for new members.
     
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  5. Foxhound

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    The real victim of this is the average Joe. Now the price of drugs will go up.
     
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  6. Geoffrey Firmin

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    So much for the 'Say no to drugs' message. :revolve:
     
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  7. DartagnanRed

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    I wonder what sort of shit you think the average Joe is into...
     
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  8. Foxhound

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    On a serious note about it. There seems to be a lot of busts lately so my bet is someone in the can has been talking to the police.
     
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  10. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Wife swapping? S&M? Freebasing?



    Heisenberg = foxy methinks.
     
  11. Nolvadex

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    wouldnt be surprised. thinks the average joe does meth. more like his average customer.
     
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  12. Dusty Brogues

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    That is completely out of line Nolva! Foxy works in night club promotions, nothing untoward there!
     
  13. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Just say no kids..

    Quick arvo snap of today

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    Suit: MJ Bale
    Shirt: Kamakura
    Tie: Henry Carter Jindabyne
    PS: :foo: approved cream silk
    Shoes: Carmina
     
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  14. Pink Socks

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    How do you exercise the self control to prevent your shopping expenses spiralling out of control? I believe I might be in as much need of help as Fox.
    First my 'I need a cheap beater sports jacket to last me through summer' turns into a MTM commission (albeit the cheapest commission I could find) and now my wedding preparation has over the course of 6 weeks gone from considering maybe getting a new Suit Shop suit over christmas, to me spending my lunch break browsing fabrics with Adelaide's "best" (or maybe "only" afaik) bespoke tailor.

    Anyone know how i can kick this habit? (or stoke the forge with some info on Terry Gasson?!)
     
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    Outta that game now. For the main reason that I am saying no.
     
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    Hand over your bank account details to the future missus
     
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  18. DartagnanRed

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    I wouldn't even dream about going bespoke before getting significant experience with MTM, and only if you truly are not satisfied with MTM.
     
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  19. ovlov

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    to be fair he seems amazingly cheap for bespoke. And I saw his workshop so I know he's legit (though at 70+ not entirely convinced he'll survive until final fitting ;) )
     
  20. Geoffrey Firmin

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    The first thing to do is admit you have a problem then turn yourself over to a higher power, a tailor who will bespeak your life while sending you to the poor house.

    Seriously it's a simple question of want versus need over the reality of your clothing budget. You do have one or are you taking advice from foxy?

    It's like any passion learn what you like and why, and then approach it with a sense of practicality, I was about to say moderation but then I thought of my other vices jazz CD's and books.

    What you should also think about is that your developing a passion which is built on two specifics, taste and style these take time to cultivate and enjoy so sit back and enjoy the ride.

    Either that or take the MC or VISA card out now and shoot it.
     
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