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

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  1. Plestor

    Plestor Senior member

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    Is this meant to be a joke about doosras?
     
  2. Journeyman

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    +1. There have been articles blathering on about the demise of the tie for many years now but there are more tie companies out there now than there used to be.

    One thing that I do find a bit amusing - as well as irritating - is that a lot of these articles (as well as people who don't like wearing ties) refer to ties as being like a dog collar or a sign of corporate slavery. However, they entirely fail to explain how simply removing a tie stops someone from being a corporate drone. Of course, it doesn't. Perhaps people feel freer when not wearing ties - I don't know. However, I do know that just because you don't have to wear a tie to work, doesn't remove the need to work, the need to pay off a mortgage, the need to listen to your manager and so on.


    Exactly. I'm the only one in my office who wears ties as a matter of habit - my colleagues wear them when going to court or to the tribunal and then tear them off with a look of relief when they arrive back at their desks.
     
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    thanks although im after either a oxford captoe plain, 3 eyelet blucher or a single monk strap in black suede.

    wholecut is perhaps a tad too plain for me
     
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    Tiny win at the op shop today. I found my first pair of C&Js - a pair of tan Chepstows. They are in a right state in nearly every respect, but I thought they could be resuscitated, so I picked them up for bugger-all. They fit me fine, so I'll send them off to the factory and see what magic they can work with them. [​IMG]
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    Disappointed at my op shop pickings, and to indulge my raging need to buy something, I went to Azzaro and bought a Brioni suit. That made me feel better. (They are knocking out the Brionis for less than the Zegnas now, for some reason. I got this for $1100). [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Really looking forward to seeing the after photos of these boots CD.
     
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    Hi Romp

    American Tailors had a pair of Carmina black suede single monk in uk 9 not too long ago...
     
  7. Gerry Nelson

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    I guess what I'm trying to say is that Carmina uses black suede for both shoes and boots so it wouldn't be out of the question for them to make black suede shoes for you. Email Betty if you haven't already done so - she might have something in stock that's not listed on the website.
     
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    Hopefully we can tell the difference. :)

    The irony is that these are in a far worse state than the shoes I donated to the op shop last week. No, I can't explain me either.
     
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    Tried on a pair of RMW jeans in bone for Labor meets. Pretty poor really.

    Going the Levis in timberwolf for half the price.
     
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    Just came across this Facebook page called Sprezzatura Australia - they seem to think it appropriate to just pull photos off tumblr and repost them as their own. Abhorrent.
     
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    Romp Senior member

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    wow yeah

    they've used some of my pics (at least referenced to suit shop) and also the profile pic is "modernartillery" in one of our PJ Napoli jackets
    https://www.facebook.com/SprezzaturaAustralia
     
  12. LonerMatt

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    Fucking cringeworthy - if I were to dig deep enough I'd probably come up against statements about lifestyle design and bullshit like that.
     
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    Lamest. Page. Ever.

    Just another example of some blokes that have no idea what what they are doing, passing themselves off as experts.
     
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    Glad to know that it's not just me. Argh. Angry.
     
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    "Madder print: really tendy these days."

    (rolls eyes)
     
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    I saw Leather Soul had some GC suede oxfords in their last pair sale.
     
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    iSurg, I saw that page a little while back when it had reached 100 'likes' but it's grown since then. It looks to appeal to many people.

    A Movember update. This was taken last night.

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    Thank you to everyone who's made a donation to the cause. I've raised $800. If you'd like to make a donation, please feel free at mobro.co/tarang
     
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    Agreed, anyone who uses the word "sprezzatura" and isn't being ironic probably doesn't know what they're on about.

    Similarly, and I don't mean to insult you HC as your profile with them was pretty good, but The Versatile Gent gives off a similar vibe. It's super commercial, kind of "#swaggy" and they certainly qualify as "passing themselves off as experts."

    For example, I cringed through this http://www.theversatilegent.com/joh...-bale-and-the-versatile-gent-double-breasted/

    This photo is all around terrible:

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  19. LonerMatt

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    I wonder how he sits in that.
     
  20. couldnthaveknow

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    Mate in my opinion, when in doubt, dress up in both pro and leis circumstances. But wear a tie because you want to, not because of whether or not the majority of your colleagues are doing it. If you get a few looks about it, or get a question on it, tell them theres no reason for a man to be in any state of undress outside the home. Look them in the eye and say it confidently - that confidence will help you be well received because its an attractive trait. If you don't wear a tie to be more like the others, or wear a tie to be less like the others, I don't think its as an attractive a trait - the fact that its a decision based on the opinion of others suggests more "reactive", and not enough "boss level playa"

    Yes, skipping things like Friday night drinks is not a great idea - after all, shared experiences is what builds a bond of trust. This is for both pro and personal relationships, in my opinion. I've seen many newbies who make lunch plans with their friends in their first week. I don't think this is a good idea - theres a good chance your new colleagues would want to invite you out to lunch as a welcome. Turning that down is politically not advantageous, in my opinion.


    Why only in melb...

    oh sydney

    I AM DISAPPOINT
     
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