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

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  1. thebrownman

    thebrownman Senior member

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    Yeah, awesome. Mikhail knows his stuff. He's been helping me out with denim-stuff for a few years now and his work is fantastic.
     


  2. g-banger

    g-banger Senior member

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    +1

    Mikhail is a champ
     


  3. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    Wearing a full suit and tie would raise too many eyebrows, and given the contract and reputation-based nature of the role, I don't want to ruffle feathers. Especially since the heads of department would be considered well dressed if they wore a sports coat sans tie.
     


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    Nolvadex Senior member

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    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    Maybe not as much as I think, but they definitely do care.

    You wouldn't wear a coat, tails and top hat to work (although if you ever do, please film it) - and in the environment I'm in - I wouldn't wear a full suit and tie to work. Especially since I'm surrounded by academics.

    I'm also probably younger and less senior than you, so there's the whole 'not appearing like a young upstart' thing to consider. This isn't a law firm, it's a Uni department.
     


  6. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    Epaulet and HY Cardigans are great, IME - a bit more expensive then Uniqlo, though!
     


  7. Pink Socks

    Pink Socks Senior member

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    I get what you are saying and think it makes sense. These are a few nice links on the similar topic.

    http://putthison.com/post/283365444/businesscasual

    http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2012/08/how-to-dress-casually-reader-question.html#.UdO-4_k3B7c

    http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2011/08/modern-man-needs-good-blazer.html#.UdO-6_k3B7c
     


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    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Country Road has some decent sweaters/cardis at the moment. Can't see them having horn buttons though lol.
     


  9. PapaRubbery

    PapaRubbery Senior member

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    Ouchy - yeah they are!

    I think I'm going to give Woolovers a crack - http://www.woolovers.com.au/british-wool/womens-mens/zipped-buttoned-cardigan.aspx

    for $56 it's not a big risk if it's crap. I'm sure it'll be at least at the level of Uniqlo. I was thinking that, a button down, maybe a more casual tie. Although that's not set in stone by any means, and I could probably loose the tie.

    Cheers for the links!

    Reading them has confirmed what I was thinking - sports coat, smart trousers and shirt. Wearing CBD 9-5 is relatively easy - you have a 'uniform' so to speak - wearing treading the line between professional and not overly dressed is harder.

    I follow TheNordicFit on tumblr - http://www.thenordicfit.com/ - and I'm taking a lot of inspiration from him as we have a similar build (okay maybe I'm fatter!) and complexion. I think he does non-suit-and-tie professional very well.

    I've got a great unstructured winter navy patch pocket SC from SS that is my go-to, but I'll have to get other items made up. I'm waiting for SS to release their F/W to see if they have anything that works. Otherwise, Romp, I might be coming to you for more casual gear instead of a suit!
     


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    Cheers! I do like the Converse Jack Purcells. Vans are actually where my problems originally began however. Thanks for all the suggestions guys!
     


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    I got 2 cardigans from tcny.smoked MOP buttons though, merino, were about $320 delivered.
     


  12. nabilmust

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    Remember to size down generously if you want a smarter tailored look. I sized down 1 size, and it still felt slouchy. Perfect to wear at home and lounge about, though.
     


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    The False Prophet Senior member

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    My standard BrisVegas uniform is espadrilles in summer, and crepe soled chukka boots in winter. I have a stupidly high instep and find both to be comfortable...
     


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    El QUaG Senior member

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    PapaRubbery, have you considered Aspesi Cotton Cashmere blend in Navy. It's a spring/summer release, but I reckon would be more than suitable for Australian climates.

    50% off is a great deal. Double check your dimensions, because the proportions leave plenty room around the sides.
     
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    Hi Guys, new Sydney-based member here.

    Bumped into SF after looking around for alternative shoe brands (corporate professional wear).

    I currently rotate between pairs of Paul Smith Oxford-style and a "Made in Italy" Aquila-branded shoe. In my eyes, I love both shoes and they seem to be of premium quality and are of course very comfortable. I've never known too many brands outside of DJ's & Aquila.

    Just aiming to dip my toes in the water for something a little bit more upmarket, so I looked at some brands and Loake immediately popped out as price was good and construction seems to be English made = long lasting.

    What do you guys thing of these? Loake "Vincent"on eBay. http://tinyurl.com/nynf9fq

    Style is right up my alley, just seeking some opinions before I drop some cash on them.

    Thanks for reading.
    Miguel
     


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