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

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    ^^ sounds like a place bogans would avoid.
     
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    Let's see how the Lefty Coalition scrub up against the Righty Coalition at the mid-winter ball. [​IMG] Tim Matheison. Good bow tie, jacket has notch lapels (at least they have silk facings) with 3 buttons...but he leaves the top button undone and intead buttons up the lower two. FAIL [​IMG] Tony Abbott. Pears a classic peak-lapel jacket with some ghastly black paisley tie. FAIL [​IMG] Ruddster. Nice stud set, jacket sleeves too short. Not mad on the bow-tie. No cummerbund though..you are not Daniel Craig. C+ [​IMG] [​IMG] All good....and judging by the 2nd picture he may be wearing a cummerbund. A+ [​IMG] Black shirt with black tie (with silver trim). Ghastly. FAIL [​IMG] Rocking the double breasted look. Extra marks for perfect sleeve length. A+ [​IMG] Same as Kevin. Fat guys need a cummerbund. B+ [​IMG] Another example of why fat guys need a cummerbund. Plus your jacket is too long. C- [​IMG] Looks like an IT-geek going for an interview. FAIL [​IMG] Obviously forgot to read the invite. FAIL [​IMG] Knows the rules..then breaks them. Needs a nicer pair of shoes though. B+
     
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    Pop quiz: Need to buy a wedding band.

    Preferences: Platinum, relatively simple, modern, no stupid tiffany markup but not from a chain store like Wallace Bishop or Michael Hill Jeweller either (that doesn't go with my SW&D steez!)

    Any recs?


    I go to Percy Marks in Sydney for Mrs S's baubles and they also made my wedding band. They have some massively expensive jewellery, but really they will make you whatever you want and that doesn't have to be expensive. They have been around for yonks and their customer service is great. Zero snobbishness considering that they are very much the Sydney old-money jeweller of choice.

    I think the advantage of the really established places (eg Hardy Brother, Fairfax and Roberts) is you are going to get what you pay for.

    If you want something a bit more modern LOVE+HATERED (Strand Arcade) do some interesting work.

    Congrats!
     
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    ^^ sounds like a place bogans would avoid.

    walk place the place twice a week to grab a coffee on the way to site.. have never seen it as busy as the website photo shows.

    no real slim shirts in the store but the staff are nice and friendly. Didn't know ganton was Aus.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Rocking the double breasted look. Extra marks for perfect sleeve length. A+


    Is Albanese wearing a frock coat and a wing collar? Let's party like it's 1911
     
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    Interesting concept http://www.shirtbar.com.au/
    As these are all Ganton-related shirt brands is it their venture?
     
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    ^ Looks like a partnership (of some sort) with Ganton to me.
     
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    Is Albanese wearing a frock coat and a wing collar? Let's party like it's 1911

    That screams to me 'rental!'
     
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    ^ Many of them probably are.
     
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    If they're rental then it's a little disappointing they did not go all out and dress like Ben Barnes, Colin Firth and co in Dorian Gray.
     
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    Let's see how the Lefty Coalition scrub up against the Righty Coalition at the mid-winter ball.



    Remember all these cats can afford the best - not only that they are one of the few mobs of people who actually need to have a proper set of formal wear and have opportunities to wear it appropriately.

    Bloody embarrassing all round except for Mal Turnbull - who always looks good.


    Julia's Tim always looks like a twerp - can't dress himself or Julia.

    Swannie looks ok except - sleeves too long, tie too wide, jacket looks a bit old fashioned but ok - pants need fitting and fer godsake lose those feckin RMs with a Dinner Suit. C'mon.

    Mr Rabbit is always hit and miss - can look ok at times - I suspect he's lucky and can easily find OTR/RTW that works. Big fail this time - trying to look hip.

    Ruddster looks like a drip - too many things wrong - and this from a guy whose family fortune may even be more $quillions than Turnbull.

    "Sloppy Joe" Hockey is a clown and looks like one here - Although I have seen him on Lateline sporting a few great fitting suits.

    Albanese looks like the low rent sydney thug he is

    Brandt and Brown dress like the Greens they are - hopeless style - ever seen a well dressed Green?

    Combet should know better and he has the shape to pull off a good look ..


    All a big fail except Malcolm and he's the only one who looks like he's not wearing a clip on pre tied tie.

    Oh PJK where art thou?
     
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    Can anyone tell me where I might find these jeans, or close facsimile, in Melb?

    I'm looking for jeans without a low hipster rise, not skinny, but slim and without large thighs like old dad's jeans

    These jeans below I'm told fit the bill.

    Lee 101Z Selvage

    Lee 101Z Selvage in Kaihara denim. Standard rise, a regular/slim fitting jean with very slightly tapered leg.

    5 pocket, zip-fly in Japanese selvage denim, classic U shaped crotch, Lee copper rivets and buttons throughout.

    IMPORTANT SIZING INFO: these are unwashed and will shrink on first wash. Definitely shrink 2" in waist and up to 2" in leg.
    http://www.oipolloi.com/Store/OiPoll...lvage+dry.html

    Levi's Vintage 1967 505

    Levi's Vintage 505 1967, a store favourite, is now back.

    This is a standard rise, slim regular leg with a very slight taper towards hem. The fit is similar to the 1966 501 but the leg is a touch narrower. Only the 1954 501 has a narrower hem.

    These were the first pre-shrunk dry denim jeans made by the Levi's brand, the slimmer styling was in keeping with 1960s tastes. Zip-fly, classic 5 pocket design, with a copper waistband button and a two sided, big 'E' red tab. With Red selvage.
    http://www.oipolloi.com/Store/OiPoll...505+rigid.html
     
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    ruzzi - I'm no jewelry expert - but hey this is the Internet

    But one thing I do know.

    No jewelry is ever worth what you pay for it new.

    As soon as you walk out of the shop it will be worth 50% less to resell - so the lessen is - buy what you like.

    For that reason antique /vintage (read used) is a good buy and may even hold its value
     
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    ruzzi - I'm no jewelry expert - but hey this is the Internet

    But one thing I do know.

    No jewelry is ever worth what you pay for it new.

    As soon as you walk out of the shop it will be worth 50% less to resell - so the lessen is - buy what you like.

    For that reason antique /vintage (read used) is a good buy and may even hold its value


    This is very true, but I don't think I would want to buy a used wedding band.
     
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    Can anyone tell me where I might find these jeans, or close facsimile, in Melb?

    I'm looking for jeans without a low hipster rise, not skinny, but slim and without large thighs like old dad's jeans

    These jeans below I'm told fit the bill.


    I know very little about jeans and even less about where to buy them in Melbourne, but your question made me think of a store in Braidwood which carries US import Shrink to fit Levi 501s.

    It's a real store - though not very handy to most people, unless you live in Canberra - but they have a web store as well. Thus...http://www.freewebstore.org/HoolaHoo...20_585708.aspx

    They also stock American Optical sunnies for quite resonable prices. It's primarily a ladies' store, specialising in 50s and 60s style gear - but they have some stuff for the fellas.
     
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    ruzzi - I'm no jewelry expert - but hey this is the Internet But one thing I do know. No jewelry is ever worth what you pay for it new. As soon as you walk out of the shop it will be worth 50% less to resell - so the lessen is - buy what you like. For that reason antique /vintage (read used) is a good buy and may even hold its value
    That's why I find Australian jewellery stores the ghey, putting some arbitrary price on their pieces. At jewelers in HK, you can purchase, say a pair of gold wedding bands, and they charge you by the price per tael of gold listed on the wall plus labour cost. Edit: just did a quick check of gold prices from a Chow Sang Sang and gold quotes at: selling for HK$15480/tael and HK$140500/tael for buyback.
     
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    Swannie looks ok except - sleeves too long, tie too wide, jacket looks a bit old fashioned but ok - pants need fitting and fer godsake lose those feckin RMs with a Dinner Suit. C'mon.


    Sadly as a denizen of Canberra RM Williams rules, there endemic, more so since Chairman Rudd had that photo op with Obama a couple of year back where he was wearing a pair of Macquarie RM's, if I remember correctly.

    Your correct though, you would think he would have had some Edward Green's on seeing the amount of time he spends OS.
     
  20. The Ernesto

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    Fwiw I got a pair of Calvin Klein jeans in the DJs sale. Not too tight, not baggy dad pants. Exactly what I wanted.
     
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