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

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  1. The Ernesto

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    Used to be worn with an onion on your belt.
     
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    Sydney-siders,

    Can someone give me some background to the Country Road-duffel-bag-with-Suit look I see around the CBD?

    Kind Regards,

    Recently transplanted from Brisbane.
     
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    The CR duffles are ok for the price - what else would you carry your gym gear in? The other options are a backpack (gasp) or a heavier (and much more expensive) leather duffle. The other option is retro vinyl if you can find one at an op shop somewhere:

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    It's not just a Sydney thing - I see it quite a bit in Brisbane, too.

    There's usually one, if not two, men in their late twenties/early thirties on my bus every morning wearing suits (without ties, naturally), carrying a CR gym bag or other, similar bag.
     
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    I believe that wearing chunky shoes with tailored clothing is a personal preference. A good example: Liverano tends to wear the chunkiest of Aldens and he seems to pull it off elegantly. Both he and Taka wear and sell Aldens in their showroom. Didn't seem out of place to me when I was there...
     
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    I already ate mine :(
     
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    Well at least he's not going the raw prawn.

    Typical I get my new BB jumper on a day its 27c
     
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    Here are a couple of pics of a well-used pair of C&J Drummonds in beechnut, taken in natural light.

    The second pic is the best representation of their real colour.

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    They've been worn pretty regularly for six or so years and they've held up very well. I've had positive comments, but never had any negative comments, but of course it all depends on where you work. However, as others have pointed out, given that a lot of the male workforce wear awful shoes, I can't see why anyone would think that a pair of Drummonds are objectionable!
     
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    They are lovely JM. How do you feel about these? Actually came across them whilst doing some more research, a u-cap brogue apparently. I like it even more than the Drummonds.
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    Watch it kiddo. Everyone knows as matty 18:20 wrote: "Where 2 or 3 of youse are gathered in my name - I am amongst you"

    Surprisingly I might have a bit to say - but after looking at shoes on the train and at a CBD business breakfast this am as well as the lUniMelb lecture last night on the "Long Shadow of the Great Famine on Irish people’s health at home and abroad" I would say that anyone who wears a clean shoe made of leather is dressing above the pack. The pain was relieved slightly last night by a pint of Kilkenny followed by a pint of Guinness at The Last Jar accompanied by cheese and - wait for it...... pickled onions.

    Wasn't there a certain diminutive shy uncertain forum habitué in the past who advocated Floresheim gunboats/clodhoppers as a one shoe for all occasions? I can't quite recall the name.

    I have to be off - about my fathers work - continued later.
     
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    I think those need meds.
     
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    I noticed a lot of Japanese guys do this also...I kinda like the look.
     
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    Your shoes have been detained by Border Force. Their location is an on-water matter and can't be discussed.
     
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    They look great, JM - and particularly after six years. So this is beechnut - how many shades of brown are there? All with their own subtle differences.

    I've become rather focussed on this Herring wholecut in rosewood . I'd be interested in people's opinions - who likes it and who doesn't?
    http://herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=7306
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  18. Prince of Paisley

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    Wholecuts aren't that versatile, that said this one has a little bit of an interesting patina to it. Would look great with a blue suit (and maybe a light grey suit) though not much else IMO.
     
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    Vale the Farmer from Nareen who has gone to the Western Lands.

    Wonder if the dry cleaner there will return his trousers?
     
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