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

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  1. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    I always like seeing how well we as a people dressed in the past (as opposed to today). Nice.
     
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    Saving them suggestions up for the next date <3.

    Now that I've got nothing on tomorrow I've saved myself probably about $150, so does anyone know anywhere to get some cheap tie boxes? My tie collection is starting to build up.


    Now thats the spirit I like to see mate.

    Cheapskate on the date and spend the money on clothes.

    Keep up the good work.
     
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    Precisely. [​IMG]

    Anyone?


    I have never seen them here.

    They are are a bit over the top for our weather.

    The AAAC crowd are a bit obsessed with them - do a search over there for where to buy them online.
     
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    Now thats the spirit I like to see mate.

    Cheapskate on the date and spend the money on clothes.

    Keep up the good work.


    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Now thats the spirit I like to see mate. Cheapskate on the date and spend the money on clothes. Keep up the good work.
    It's a dating concept of mine: Maximize fun while minimizing costs, but look good doing it. Because you don't want to make her feel like a prostitute do you? And clothing is reusable - most of the time. Or that's how I justify it anyway [​IMG].
     
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    FXH, Those photos are magnificent. I have a copy of Crooks Like Us at home and I can highly recommend it (along with Peter Doyle's other books).

    I worked very close to the Police and Justice Museum while they were exhibiting these shots there some years ago - and so spent a few really pleasant lunch hours just looking and reading.

    What I really notice about the tailoring of the 20s and 30s from these, is the jackets are predominantly long and loose (esp at the waist and hips). So different from the current suppression obsession.


    I've picked out only the ones with men showing "interesting" clothes. These are particularly interesting as they are mainly small time crims and in street clothes - not the respectable classes and not wealthy or going for that special photo shoot. It gives and insight into what the cool dudes might have been wearing on the street in the 20's in Oz - before cheap plane flights, mass imported cheap clothes and before TV and the internet transported the latest "looks" instantaneously from overseas.
     
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    ^^ the hipsters of the time?
     
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    ^^ the hipsters of the time?

    Possibly - certainly with some - who being crims were a section of the leisure classes who didn't have to turn up to a factory or office each day - but at least relatively representative of what was within reach of the average punter. This was before teenagers were invented - especially as a consumer market different to adults. This is grownups dress.
     
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    So these people in the photographs were considered to be a less conventional dressers of the time? Even given what you said is true about the invention of teenage market, there still had to be a fashion trend that was considered to be very out there with details that would have been scoffed at by the more conservative dressers?
     
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    Just got back from 1 Martin Place, Le Meridien for the Herringbone Pop-up Sale....

    Meh, most of the good stuff are about the same price you can get if you visited the warehouse a few weeks back.

    They mentioned ties start from $30. But most of the decent ones are $70. (you can get 5 for $200 in the warehouse)

    Jackets are $70 - $199... Once again the stuff that got my eye are $199

    Suits are $599 - Same as what you would get in the warehouse.

    Core range Suits are about 30% off... That's about it....



    Incidentally, is it just me or am I noticing more and more dudes sporting a pocket square?.... [​IMG]

    While I was there I noticed at least 7 guys sporting a PS and on my way back to the office another 2... all in a stretch of say.. 1 hour?
     
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    Just got back from 1 Martin Place, Le Meridien for the Herringbone Pop-up Sale....

    Meh, most of the good stuff are about the same price you can get if you visited the warehouse a few weeks back.

    They mentioned ties start from $30. But most of the decent ones are $70. (you can get 5 for $200 in the warehouse)

    Jackets are $70 - $199... Once again the stuff that got my eye are $199

    Suits are $599 - Same as what you would get in the warehouse.

    Core range Suits are about 30% off... That's about it....



    Incidentally, is it just me or am I noticing more and more dudes sporting a pocket square?.... [​IMG]

    While I was there I noticed at least 7 guys sporting a PS and on my way back to the office another 2... all in a stretch of say.. 1 hour?


    Yup, and not one of them went to that sale with the intention of buying anything either. A chance to get their pocket-squared noticed and commented on in StyleForum was too good an opportunity to pass up.
     
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    Next Herringbone sale in Melbourne, I'm going to rock up in some hipster shit just to poop on them all :p
     
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    I have never seen them here.

    They are are a bit over the top for our weather.

    They are not overly warm jackets, if that is what you are getting at. Your average wool peacoat is quite a bit warmer. Our (SA) winters are like fall in more temperate climates with intermittent showers and sometime wind, and for that they are perfect.
     
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    I've picked out only the ones with men showing "interesting" clothes. These are particularly interesting as they are mainly small time crims and in street clothes - not the respectable classes and not wealthy or going for that special photo shoot. It gives and insight into what the cool dudes might have been wearing on the street in the 20's in Oz - before cheap plane flights, mass imported cheap clothes and before TV and the internet transported the latest "looks" instantaneously from overseas.

    There is certainly an element of 'flash' in the way they dress - quirky details, fabrics and fit. If you look at the other end of society - much more conventional, such as this shot of the Duke of Gloucester with Joe and Enid Lyons from 1934...

    [​IMG]
     
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    There is certainly an element of 'flash' in the way they dress - quirky details, fabrics and fit. If you look at the other end of society - much more conventional, such as this shot of the Duke of Gloucester with Joe and Enid Lyons from 1934...

    [​IMG]

    Damn, that women is in one unflattering outfit!
     
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