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

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  1. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    Braunau am Inn?

    But was your dad a customs officer and was your mum his first cousin once removed???
     
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    Not quite. Her dad was a hairdresser, mother was no relation and she was born in Linz. But it's the same general district.
     
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    Thought of the day - I dont think white OCBDs work. I should have gone with off-white.
     
  4. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    That's crazy talk, Oli!

    White OCBD, navy trousers, grey jacket in a herringbone-weave, plain white linen pocket square, knit tie. Done.
     
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  5. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Off white looks good on almost no white man and certainly not asian complexions. Only darker skinned/tanned people can wear them without looking completely washed out and even then I think white is better.
     
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    Oh I do like to be beside the sea side. Except there is no internet coverage and I have to walk half a click up hill to make a phone call. And this is the 21st Century?
     
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    Anyone have a copy of the O'Mast DVD they want to lend/ sell? I can only find it from The Hanger Project or Drakes, and the postage from both are more expensive than the actual DVD; $40 postage from THP.
     
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    Will be interested to see what you find for this. Not too keen on spending $300 to get a matching EG Burgundy belt.

    I bought a Brooks Brothers Burgundy belt recently and ended up returning it, even side by side it looked almost the same as the dark brown.
     
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    It hasn't been easy. I searched right through 2014 and found nothing. I even got a set of swatches from Equus, and they don't have it. It's strange, considering it's a classic shoe colour.
     
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    Bit late but have been slightly under the weather over the last couple days:

    Satorial wishlist (2015 - ?)
    - winter grey flanel trousers
    - mid grey summer trousers
    - brown suede boots (undecided as to Chelsea, chukka or the meermin balmorals)
    - chocolate suede brogue balmorals
    - brown work balmorals
    - compliment of Saphir products
    - 3 belts to match shoes
    - grey Donegal tweed suit (3 piece?)
    - some type of checked suit
    - 2 pairs of canvas sneakers (navy & grey)
    - panama hat
    - smarter pair of sun glasses

    Problem is I am also trying to plan/save for a US/Canada holiday in Oct as well :(


    Coxsackie: I would actually be interested in said Political 101 rundown (being RSA born and only arriving in mid yr 11). Would tart you off with a drink should I be in town and you feel inclined sometime. :)

    Btw good luck to those looking for jobs, I got lucky out of uni walking into a job based on a contact who then moved to be a head of recruitment and put me onto something. Was very clerical and got stuck beneath a glass ceiling for 3 years but was thankful nonetheless.
     
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  11. Journeyman

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    You could always try Carmina, as from memory they've got a good selection of belts. I think that their free shipping offer is still current, too, although I'm not sure if there is a minimum amount that you have to spend to qualify for free shipping.

    Personally, colour-matching belts is one thing that I'm not concerned about. I've only got three "business" belts - black calf leather, brown calf leather and chocolate suede. I wear the brown calf with most of my brown shoes, from chestnut through to chocolate brown. To be frank, given that I'm usually wearing a jacket and tie, my belt is hardly visible to anyone in any case.
     
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    Try the AE Factory Seconds for something that is good quality and reasonably priced, or wait for the model and colour you want to come up on eBay/camelcamel Amazon alerts:

    http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=39535S&DIM=9998&SIZE=36IN

    http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=74035S&DIM=9998&SIZE=36IN

    I have a couple of Manistee belts and they are beautiful.
     
  13. Osiris2012

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    Unless equus have changed their burgundy I have found it to be a solid match for oxblood (eg Herring Drakes) and carmina burgundy (shell and calf). The belt is a solid match for the carminas obviously not bang on for oxblood but close enough to not raise eyebrows. That being said gotta give a tip of the hat for those on the quest for the perfect match and perfect fit etc.

    edit: fwiw this was raised in the thread with them last year, they said they'd keep their eyes out for oxblood as they do get requests and maybe do another special run if they can secure a quality run in enough quantity.
     
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    I dunno, I can wear off white.
     
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    That's because you are the brownman!
     
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    Does the Subcontinent not qualify as a type of Asian complexion? There are some dark Asians out there, HC, but there are also Asians that are more white than white people.
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Different skin tones and more importantly contrast between hair and skin, don't want to get in to a debate over what constitutes someone as Asian, they can decide that for themselves but lets say Chinese for example generally have a much higher contrast (black hair and light skin) tone than an average Italian brunette person (brown hair and olive skin). I'm more talking about the colour tones in peoples skin and to do that there is a certain level of generalisation I can't get away from I'm afraid, of course everyone is different though.

    African Americans/Africans can do the off white shirt easily, they have very low contrast skin/hair almost the same really. Still think white is a better choice.

    Someone like TBM (of Indian descent), who I've met multiple times IRL definitely has the right skin tone for an off white shirt. Still think white is a better choice.

    Someone like Oli, who like me is a fairly stock standard whiteboy complexion can't so successfully. I have to be really tanned for it to work. But I still think white is a better choice....
     
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    Huh?

    Wait till I get out my pantone grid and my race card.

    What about Cork - Asians?
     
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  19. Journeyman

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    In other news, I received a pair of mid-grey trousers in H&S Crispaire from Rene at Deer Style today and I'm wearing them right now. Damn, they feel fantastic.

    They also happen to go very well with my pale, spotty, northern European complexion.
     
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