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

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  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    You want a serious answer to this question?
     
  2. Oli2012

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    Yup

    The Weekender vs Easy Reader is as serious as the Wayfarer vs Aviator debate.
     
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  3. lachyzee

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    I have the Khaki and I definitely say Khaki. The bottom one is a bit too tommy hilfiger.

    I think you will like the cream face in person it looks very good with the khaki.
     
  4. Prince of Paisley

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    Then no.
     
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  5. lachyzee

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    I don't think they can be your sole watch though, myself - without a leather or metal band I think they're too informal for work?
     
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    I don't know that there is a formality level in the watch world anymore. Maybe I'm just desensitized from the amount of Fit Bands I've seen with suits...
     
  7. Geoffrey Firmin

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    There is nothing wrong with a Fit Band and a suit.

    lachyzee is right about it being too informal for work. A cordovan or crocodile strap would be fine for work IMHO don't think a metal band would work aesthetically with it.
     
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    I have an Alessi Out-Time as my daily watch. No other item that I own has ever gotten more compliments, people love it. And a Timex Weekender as my.... weekender.

    An expensive watch is pretty far down my list of priorities.

    http://www.watchismo.com/alessi-al13001-x-watch-out-time-watch-brown.aspx

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    I'm a big fan of the rest of Alessi's range too for something modern, relatively uncommon and well priced.

    *edit made by Seiko too

    http://www.alessi-watches.com/eg/watch/index.html
     
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    Maybe I should just keep on keeping on with the Easy Reader.


    Not iconic enough for me sorry.
     
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    Slightly OT but anyone here use linen sheets/doona cover, if so are they notably better than good Egyptian cotton?
     
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    Oli - you might go back and spoiler those HUGE pics in your post.

    I've got that exact same last watch and band on right now. Its my main semi biz/caz watch. I just happen to like it.

    As far as khaki gun belt webbing goes - ............... the nicest thing I could say is ...er um ..... I suppose its better than a camo one.

    I don't go for that stuff. Its a slippery slide - starts with a camo/webbing watch band, next thing you know, you are wearing a pheasant shooting english cold weather oiled and waxed coat in the city, or a genuine second hand army issue M65, and before long its a pair of camo cargo pants and 13 up laced commando sole boots. Next thing you know you're digging a survival shelter in the backyard, stocking up on baked beans and ammunition, reading the USA constitution, listening to Swedish/Danish nazi death metal, and thinking maybe Timothy McVeigh wasn't such a bad guy after all and maybe those ISIS dudes do actually know something too.

    You have a Weekender - its all you need - almost - next get a Easy Reader - white face silver with a dark brown leather strap - then you are prepared for all eventualities as a mature man - not a boy.
     
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  14. Prince of Paisley

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    Sorry, can't help you - I'm usually more focused on who's between my sheets.
     
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  15. Prince of Paisley

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    The definition of waste is putting a $200 crocodile band on a Timex.
     
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  16. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Maybe but it might match the pocket square.
     
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  17. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Au pair working overtime?
     
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    I assume by "iconic" you mean mass produced, well marketed, internet hyped, Chinese produced items which are shadows of their heritage. Eg Times, converse, Ray Ban, Persol.

    Or, perhaps I am mistaken, did you mean purchasable through TheIconic.com?
     
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    No - the groundskeeper, once he's finished cleaning the seats in the Range Rover.
     
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  20. Prince of Paisley

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    *censored*.
     
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