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

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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  2. couldnthaveknow

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    Could I recommend barbour - a friend has it and it looks very good in my opinion. Maybe its the quilt but when worn open, its structure looks good to me. It tapers away from the body around the waist, has a relax fit and feel about it, not boxy. I'm not very pro at fit though so just personal thought
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    The competitions at dpreview are always good fun to enter but also to see how others have done.

    In terms of constructive advice, I would say
    - I think very soon you will figure out what controls are used to get what effect. This is in my opinion all the basic training you'll ever need
    - Then, as you see others photos on dpreview, they will inspire you to create your own interpretations - as long asyou know how to get those effects, that's really about all
    - I dont like people saying photos are 'good' or 'bad'. Such is beauty to be in the eye of the beholder. If you receive well intended criticism like this, please keep in mind your style is your style. There is no right or wrong or good or bad - its your style. Other things like lighting, ya sure, could be done better or differently etc, you get what I mean

    At the end of the day, I think you will win competitions etc by finding the most applicable scene for your 'style' and that will be your expertise! Maybe its landscape, maybe its portraits, or panorama, etc. The only way to find out is take photos! Its said your first 10,000 photos are for this purpose.

    With fixed zoom cameras, the main thing is that 'method' of taking photos is very different. To use a range finder like the fuji, you take the photo with both eyes open - one up to the camera, and one to take in the scene around you. Framing a photo without a zoom function (that you crop later) is quite a different skill set. But, you could very much pursue this avenue and when done well it is astounding - have a look at annie leibovitz. This is my fav of her work (didnt want to post the photo up, distracts from bona fide menswear discussion!)
     
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    Do you know which model this is?
     
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    Does anyone wear a Fitbit Fkex, Jawbone Up or Nike Fule Band? If so please PM me to discuss rather than bore everybody to death.

    Thanks
     
  5. Marbles

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    Sorry GF, no good for me as I have work Christmas party on the same evening. Could drop in for 1 quick one if the date is locked in though.
     
  6. Prince of Paisley

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    I think the rust coloured 'casual tie' he has there isn't that versatile. I agree a navy grenadine in a larger weave would be better - it could also double as your interview/evening tie as it can transition from sportscoat to suit with relative ease - the texture allows it to be informal while the colour also allows it to be simultaneously formal.

    Though quite why anyone would want to limit themselves to five ties after a certain amount of time is beyond me. Five may be a bare minimum, but there will be occasions where you will want to wear the same tie in a different colour palette, unless you always wear the same colours for shits, suits, shoes etc. E.g. brown or burgundy grenadine, for those rare occasions when the navy one just doesn't perfectly complement the rest of your outfit.
     
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    GN, JG has a Barbour jacket. Looks great on him, and would look similarly great on you.

    Apologies for the shortness of the message, thumb is fractured and typing ability is impaired. As is my shoe polishing ability :(
     
  8. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    So I guess opening the batting this weekend wasn't a good idea after all?
     
  9. couldnthaveknow

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    Mate it is the Liddesdale, here


    http://www.barbour.com/All-Collections/Mens/Quilted-Jackets/Liddesdale-Quilted-Jacket/p/MQU0001BK51L

    Or maybe you'd be interested in the heritage liddesdale, here

    http://www.barbour.com/All-Collecti...tage-Liddesdale-Quilted-Jacket/p/MQU0240NY92L

    I've not seen the heritage one though, just that its more fitted and slightly shorter. I noticed the model on their website - the jacket looks a tad large for the guy... shoulders are at least an inch wide I think...
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

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    You certainly have a distinctive style [​IMG]

    Seriously though, I think five ties is a good starting point. I wouldn't consider that a complete set but more a foundation that can be built on as you go along.
     
  11. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Date is open to change
     
  12. The Ernesto

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    On the topic of colour perception, I'm starting to like cream shirts after a long period of separation.

    The tonal palette changes and to my eyes some ties seem richer in colour.
     
  13. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    I just copied nabil.
     
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  14. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Lot of variation with cream which is warmer hue than white. I have thing for Arctic White, WH Taylor as opposed to H&K #thingstodobetweenjobs
     
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    Not sure if they're still stocked, but I saw this model of Barbour at DJs around six months ago.
     
  16. Foxhound

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    Has anyone tried shrinking suede shoes?
     
  17. nabilmust

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    HAHAHA

    I'm never going to live down that one. Rightfully so.
     
  18. nabilmust

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    Soon you'll need a shrink, not your shoes.
     
  19. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    It's far too late for that.
     
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    Yep - plenty here do it - by going sockless
     
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