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

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  1. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    Get one black frame one brown if not should be alright. ( says he who has grey titanium frame to match hair)

    However now I'm wearing more earth tones the new BP Grafton chestnut will be a welcome addition to my wardrobe,
     
  2. Journeyman

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    Perhaps it's just the way that the shirts were photographed, but I don't think that the collars are cutaway, but are rather the usual "Italian spread" collar shape.
     
  3. jaypee

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    Some of you might like this

    Its an ad campaign that features the Sapeurs of Brazzaville – men who are farmers, taxi drivers and labourers but get dressed to the nines outside of work.

    The Sapeurs live by a moral code, where style and attitude counts over occupation or wealth.

    Pretty interesting back-story too of the movement originating in London and Paris and off to their colonies over the years

    Here is the 90” ad:
    Here is the 5 mins short documentary:
     
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  4. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    It will be fine - go up to the lady and say " My Wang has gone all floppy can you stiffen it "
     
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  5. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    This explains the reaction I got when I wanted show her my new suit - I shouldn't have said "Hey babe, check out my Johnson".

    The restraining order ends in six months.
     
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  6. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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  7. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Gents I have $375 worth of Georg Jensen store credit that I would like to get rid of for, say, $325. It's valid at the Melbourne Collins Street store only.

    If anyone is interested let me know.

    Valentine's Day is approaching... If you believe in that kind of thing!
     
  8. lennier

    lennier Senior member

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    Yet another waste of time entering DJs, I really don't know why I ever bother!

    Apparently in DJs' world, if I want to see their range of bow ties I have to walk up to every individual brand concession, one by one, and ask 'do you have any bowties'. If that is you can find anyone to ask.

    Honestly, it's pathetic. This isn't a department store, it's a glorified bazaar housing a bunch of micro stalls.

    Rant over for the week. Hope everyone has a great long weekend!

    Melbourne members please continue to help make Dressed to Kill a big success and help those less fortunate. Get in the ear of your friends over the Oz day barby and get them along to the event! Links in sig below, thanks!
     
  9. Arch3r

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    Agreed, I had hoped that with the release of Mr Selfridge there would be some rush to restructure these big department stores back to the good ol' days. Sadly it's a bit like pimp my ride... We heard you liked shops so we put a shop in our shop.

    If you haven't seen Mr Selfridge I highly recommend it.
     
  10. lukejackson

    lukejackson Senior member

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    I saw this the other day and meant to post it. Pretty cool
     
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    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424053111903927204576574553723025760

    An article with some further background and information on them. Really enjoyable stuff.
     
  12. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    A few images from long ago
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  13. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Senior member

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    a nice quote from the doco

    "It's not the cost of the suit that counts. It's the worth of the man inside it."
     
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  14. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Who's in the bottom left photo? Chet Baker?
     
  15. Romp

    Romp Senior member

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    Fwiw
    Suitshop MTM starts $155
    PJT MTM $225
    PJT handmade in Italy MTM $275
    We also have another higher quality shirt maker that does our otr shirts from $225 and MTM $300. They also make all of Dunhills bespoke shirts and quality is insane.

    I recently caught up with Gerald and Diane from Vanda and their hand work is next level.
     
  16. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Audrey, Buddy Holly, Chet, Elvis
     
  17. Coxsackie

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    That's a very unusual pic of Buddy. He was a good looker, wasn't he? So I wonder why he always chose to look dorky in his well-known publicity shots.
     
  18. FredAstaire1899

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    Don't forget Charles Nahkle in the bespoke shirt conversation!
     
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  19. Bungle

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    Has anybody here tried Mason Avenue shoes from David Jones? Google hasn't brought up anything. I bought a pair of dark brown derbies, with leather soles, etc on sale for $62 (didn't come with a box). I thought for the price they can't be too bad, especially since I'll only wear them a few times a year.

    Pic http://i.imgur.com/wZ3DMfr.jpg
     
  20. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Someone on has found a pretty convincing pair of penny loafers by them.

    There's definitely room for a glued soled manufacturer producing traditional designs.
     
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