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

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  1. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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    "Yet suits are nothing more than symbols: empty expressions of wealth and authority. They were first worn by middle-class British dandies trying to pass themselves off as aristocrats, and I'd argue that nothing's changed in the 200 years since"

    This dude. Left his fact-checker at home.
     
  2. TheWraith

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    +1
     
  3. fxh

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    Weak article. I used to work with Steedman post his MP life. He used to drive a late model Jag. And lived in a very big house in Camberwell plus holiday house at coast - not in his electorate which was ageing hippies in the hills in those days. None of them wore RMWs either. He only held the seat for one year. Family money and married into money as well. The jeans and leather jacket was a calculated presentation to appear like the "common man". It was no cavalier dress sense. Not to say he didn't like wearing it.
     
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  4. Journeyman

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    Well said.

    At the risk of stepping on to GF's sociological turf, all clothing has some significance of some relevance - nothing we wear is entirely devoid of meaning and thus all clothing contains some sort of message, although the message can be different depending on the "audience".

    If I were to wear a tracksuit to work instead of a business suit, I'd be sending a message, just as if I wore a pair of jeans and a leather jacket.

    As you said, a lot of people disdain wearing a suit and tie, and yet they choose to make uncomfortable and constrictive fashion/style choices that nonetheless label them members of a particular group or groups.
     
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    This article seems rather contradictory given that it is written by a man who is wearing a suit (sans tie).
     
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    Also, if anyone in Brisbane is interested, there are a pair of size 46 Zegna loafers (for $15.00) and, from what I can tell, a pair of size 46 Gucci boots (which I think were around $40) at the RSPCA Op Shop at Sherwood.
     
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    Steezman.
     
  8. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Just so long as you cut the grass Journeyman.:)
     
  9. The Ernesto

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    All very harsh on the author.

    I think he is going to do really well in his Year 11 English exams.
     
  10. The Ernesto

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    So, grey pants are a pretty staple item in SF wardrobes and we've seen plenty of rigs featuring them, but what about navy?

    What would you put together around some nice wool navy pants?

    Thoughts? Pics?
     
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  12. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Before the budget emergency I used to wear BB navy wool pleated trousers with a sports coat for low level APS work. Depending on the jacket colour I would wear pink, white or blue shirts with contrasting tie.


    I have a couple of pair which I used to wear on a regular basis, no so much now as most of the work I do requires I work from home.
     
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  13. The Ernesto

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    What sort of sports coats GF?
     
  14. lachyzee

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    Navy pants, white shirt, grey blazer can work well. Brown shoes. I do this but admittedly its with cotton pants.

    Don't have pictures off hand.
     
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    Most odd jackets demands grey pants. Beige and tan also works well. I have few navy worsted wool pants. I used to wear them with brown jackets. Not so much these days. Light blue / pale blue jacket works well with navy. Better still just get more grey and tan. Darker pants with lighter jacket looks a bit casual .
     
  16. Henry Carter

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    I love navy trousers. Getting some moleskins made up at the moment. I don't buy in to all the bollocks about dark on top lighter on bottom.
     
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    Manton says not to wear navy pants so I don't wear navy pants.
     
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    Browns, red, rust, tan, cream, beige, light grey, B&W herringbone tweed etc
     
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    +1 on the above outfit, although it can also work with a pale blue shirt. My grey blazer is in a herringbone weave so it doesn't look like an orphaned suit jacket.

    I also wear navy trousers with a brown jacket and with beige or sand-coloured jackets.

    Here's an example that I've posted previously:

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  20. Foxhound

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    I predominantly wear black chinos or jeans, grey, if anything else.
     
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