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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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    ah the old "nose pulled apart" precision operation - technical term - know it well chief.

    Best of luck Foxy - get well soon.
     
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    Which one of you classy chaps put up the G&G shoes on eBay?
     
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    Yup - PM'd you
     
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    Wow, that bump in his tie must have really got to him.

    Just kidding Foxy, get well soon.
     
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    Man that looks painful fox, what crops up that requires that sort of emergency work? Either way get well soon mate.
     
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    Regis I will take what are the hips for $200?
     
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    Budget shop today. Kopped two linen short-sleeved shirts at RMW boutique in Chifley Plaza for $60 each. RRP $120.

    They are daggy but in a nice way and I'm very pleased.

    Off to Canada tomorrow for honeymoon: 5 days' skiing at Whistler. Never been. Taking the Kästle MX83s, they've seen one day at Niseko and proved themselves not to be a good powder ski. Should be sharp for the steeps and big bowls at Whistler though.

    Minor tragedy: previous kop - heavily discounted Smith Optics ski goggles, brand new, internet purchase, I'm so clever etc etc. Yeah, except I left them in Melbourne. Damn damn DAMN. Wifey didn't pack gloves. I need new gloves too. What else? Goodness knows. Very wise move to increase credit limit on plastic today at bank. Boo-yah!
     
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    Nice Archer. Did you have the toe taps done locally?
     
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    Too bad they are UK11 :(
     
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    Yah, doublemonk. Think they did a pretty good job was around a week turn around.
     
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    I haven't seen the film yet but the director etc of the film have said they were going for a "future" setting for the film but didn't want to do the one piece jump suits etc - they tried a method often used in films and tv of making some elements off key but not obvious to engender a sense of "differentness" or shifted time in viewers. Perhaps the most well known users of this "going to the future through clothes" is Dr Who. (edit: I mean here famous for NOT using a cliched futuristic look on clothes by relying to and extent on a slight jarring effect of different eras to convey a different time. One of the best for observing this effect is 2001 and Blade Runner. Funnily 2001 is now a long time ago and not in the future - like 1984. Its a confusing old Sci-Fi world isn't it)

    In the case of this film they took a higher rise from around the 40/50s and a kind of WW11 look to trousers and a bit loose and not well cut, they also have no ties and generally no collars on shirts and a few other tricks to shift the visual clothing context. I'm told that it works but cant judge for myself yet.

    From what photos I've seen the trousers aren't much chop but no doubt some of the hipsters will pick up on the look. I'm told the womens clothing with high rise looks much better and is influencing the ranges of stuff coming out in the near future. But then high waisted womens wear trousers /jeans etc have been around for a few years in a minor way so they will probably take off.

    One of the all time best ways to get a fresh look on clothes both classic and modern is to watch a few episodes of Get Smart. Max is always interesting and in some episodes he will be in 3 or 4 different outfits - usually suits and ties. He always has high rise, no break tapered trousers. always well fitted if a little tight for soem tastes and his jackets are short - all showing todays trends are nothing much new. The Chief has a classic Ivy look with OCBDs, dartless jackets with swelled edges and seams, 3/2 buttons, natural shoulders, often grey herringbone, grey flannel trousers and knit ties etc. And 99 is just wonderful in her outfits. KAOS is never well dressed.
     
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  14. Journeyman

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    +1 on Get Smart.

    I always enjoy watching it for Max's and the Chief's clothes and for 99.
     
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    galaxy note 3. I take notes with that.

    I prefer rise that sits just below belly button. too high is dorky and too low my shirts get untucked
     
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    Anyone have a source for leather blazer-type buttons in singles? I need some for a cardigan, not a suit. So I need 5 large-ish buttons (brown).

    I know about hst (don't seem to have any) and buttons and trim on ebay (only sell suit sets). Also FXH told me once that there is a button shop on Nicholas St in the Melb CBD but I haven't ventured there yet.
     
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    I don't know about the one in Melbourne, but I've seen similar buttons in a cloth/haberdashery shop here in Brisbane so hopefully you can get them from the bricks-and-mortar shop that sells buttons and trim.
     
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    Buttonmania in the Nicholas Building, 37b Swanston St.

    http://www.buttonmania.com.au/about

    Or The Button Shop, or ring Jimmy Buttons in Fitzroy.
     
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    Its in Nicholas Building. Theres a button shop thats ok in Glenferrie Road up the southern end. Theres also one in a funny little shopping strip in suburban North Balwyn that has a fair selection of buttons. If its the plain brown flat buttons then theres plenty around.

    Is it the soccer ball woven leather buttons you are after? Try op shops and buy old FJs or tweed sportscoats to snaffle some buttons or ask the op shop ladies if they know where to get some. They might have a jar of them.
     
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    aaah snap - ernesto
     
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