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

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  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    One of the few positives of the current penchant for tattoos is at least it provides you with some reading material if they are rubbish in bed.
     
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  2. The Ernesto

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    When you spot the typo in the tatt, it's time to leave.

    On the broader subject, when I was in my 20s one of the things that helped me with existential angst/ennui was cinema. Didn't bother with any prescribed lists or recommendations on what to watch, just ventured out to watch everything from Dreyer to the Marx Brothers.
     
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    Reading the picture of dorian gray right now actually. Just started it yesterday after reading siddhartha. The plot is very interesting.
    Going through my Kindle for some mid-short books, id suggest:
    The flinch- julien smith
    The curious case of Benjamin Button- f scott Fitzgerald
    How to win friends and influence people- dale carnegie
    The game- neil strauss
    Of mice and men- john Steinbeck
    A new earth-Eckhart tolle
    Siddhartha- herman hesse
    The stranger- albert camus
     
  4. Oli2012

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    Romp,

    How do you keep the chicks off you when wearing Suit Shop OCBDs?

    They're humping me left and right like its nobodies' business.
     
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  5. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    Damn Journeyman, you got some great taste. I love the belgraves but yet to justify so much on suede!
     
  6. Geoffrey Firmin

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    You want to build a a better thinking mind? A Thousand Plateaus Capitalism & Schizophrenia by Deluze and Guattari.
     
  7. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    He works in a suit shop, not a brothel.
     
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    Romp Senior member

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    Haha glad they arrived!
     
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  9. The Ernesto

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    Does anyone know how Herringbone polos fit? There are no dimensions on their website just S, M, L etc.
     
  10. mezentius

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    Pete - I think you need a particular type of upbringing and environment to appreciate that reading list in its entirety. In the meantime, I think Foxy should start in the territory of the familiar - instead of just dumping a Classics syllabus onto him, pick out the best of the genres Foxy like already, and maybe a few select ones from that list, say the Apologies, Crito, and Republic.

    Lonermatt - Orwell is a hack. Go read his inspiration - Koestler's Darkness at Noon - which is much more interesting.
     
  11. JimmyHoffa

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    Good stuff, boys!
     
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    Belated Christmas present from my awesome fiancée arrived today.
    I think I picked a winner here :)

    Now I just need to learn how to use it...
     
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  13. Coxsackie

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    Can anyone recommend a good make-up artist for a wedding?
     
  14. thebrownman

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    Oh, that's no good, Coxsackie. It's the wedding and they're already fighting.
     
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    Firman - those books I was suggesting for foxy weren't what I consider "great" books - although some clearly are -
    Firman - those books I was suggesting for foxy weren't what I consider "great" books - although some clearly are - but books that are relevant to that familiar stage of ennui/angst/nausea/dread etc not a Leavisite (or Bantick for melb age readers) list of the best and greatest.

    There was a stage I went through where I read every one of Colin Wilson's bulimic output and I still have many on the shelf - but on a re-reading I find most of them almost exactly the opposite of how I originally read them. They are not thought through and often substantially wrong in their interpretation/translation/representation of the view from shoulders of the greats he stands upon. But they did set me onto others more worthy. I 'd still recommend The Outsiders to foxy and others. It was one of the books that allowed me to understand my position in a society of peer groups, suffocating male sport milieu and concomitant aspirations to ignorance and mediocrity.

    I came across a very good essay on Wilson that comes close to summing up my experience of him here: http://aeon.co/magazine/world-views/colin-wilson-the-permanent-outsider/

    The book that perhaps impressed me most as a 15 year old was Mr Polly by Wells. I often over the years reflected upon it and remembered it fondly and felt it taught me something - what I'm not sure - perhaps about being an outsider - a few years ago I slightly excitedly purchased a copy from a second hand book store then was disappointed to find it almost unreadable.
     
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    This photo just in from Pitti 2014.

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    I could swear that's a Henry Carter tie. I have the same one.
     
  17. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    coxxy - i think you look fine as you are
     
  18. blahman

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    Why are the the guys in that photo wearing jeggings?
     
  19. Journeyman

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    Prior to Christmas, I decided to treat myself to a little Christmas present from Deer Style in Brisbane - two handmade shirts from G. Inglese in Ginosa, Italy.

    I managed to rationalise it by telling myself that I was replacing an old, red-and-white striped, Hilditch & Key shirt that had finally worn out, and that the other shirt was filling a space in my wardrobe as I had a multitude of other blue-and-white striped shirts, but not one in that particular colour and stripe width!

    The shirts arrived a little while ago, and they are fantastic - every bit as the good as the other couple of Inglese shirts that I've already ordered through Rene:

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    Here's a few more photos by Rene from the Deer Style Tumblr:

    http://deerstyle.tumblr.com/post/72736303942/g-inglese-camicie-fatto-a-mano
     
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  20. blahman

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    I'm so poor (and cheap) that I can only afford on-sale TM Lewin shirts.:cry:
     
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