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

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  1. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Do you dryclean your suits a lot?
    Perhaps he might actually be a secret agent like, you know, the James Bond of Australia - except only with the crap funding of ASIS.
     


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    Yup, end of the show I'm pretty sure it says "Gary is dressed by... MJ Bale"

    I think this is right - I get the MJB newsletter and the M'chef dudes were featered in there. I reckon the MJB suits look okay on him (much better than whatever it was he used to wear in the early days) - but he has got to be the hardest shape to suit up (I should know!) , so I think that is a factor.


    ...though, I'm not sure about Matt Preston wearing MJB - I had a feeling he wears a lot of RM Williams gear. As to him looking like "crap", I think that is a bit harsh. He has a certain look, it's distinctively his and it is obvious that he cares about how he looks.

    Yes, you could say his jackets are a bit tight, he wears a bit too much white (especially given his size - I, too have met him IRL and he is GIGANTOOOOR!) and the ascot thing is a bit OTT. BUT that's his schtick and I think it works for the kind of role he has.

    I caught a bit of the episode shot in WA the other night and he had a killer Panama hat on. Great shape, with a pencil roll brim.
     


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    I caught a bit of the episode shot in WA the other night and he had a killer Panama hat on. Great shape, with a pencil roll brim.

    Saw that. No doubt the clobber he sports is impressive, and there's an element of style about it all for sure, but he just looks like a big fat fool to be honest. It's lipstick on a pig.
     


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    Saw that. No doubt the clobber he sports is impressive, and there's an element of style about it all for sure, but he just looks like a big fat fool to be honest. It's lipstick on a pig.

    Ouch! [​IMG]

    I agree with the previous comments about aspects of his look being a bit OTT. I personally find his look a bit costumey. However, good on him for caring about what he wears and for being much braver than most Aussie guys in terms of clothes selection. In my opinion Matt should be applauded rather than damned.
     


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    Do you dryclean your suits a lot?

    Not really - probably 2 - 3 times per year.
     


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    The Masterchef guys dress very well, comparatively speaking. *Just making an effort* is as rare as rocking horse shit (Adam Hills, for example -- awful, so bland).

    And now a question for my fellow antipodean igents: where do you buy your odd wool trousers? I'm looking for staples and aiming to spend no more than $50-100 per pair.
     


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    Ouch! [​IMG]

    I agree with the previous comments about aspects of his look being a bit OTT. I personally find his look a bit costumey. However, good on him for caring about what he wears and for being much braver than most Aussie guys in terms of clothes selection. In my opinion Matt should be applauded rather than damned.


    I HATE the way he chews his food. (I was going to use "masticates" there but feared for those of you who skim-read posts)

    I can picture him now, the big chop-headed lump rolling portions of over-cooked steak hache around in his jowels. It's like he know's he's not an actual chef, and effectively just Joe Public with a pen and a newspaper deal, so has to show he's got a craft for tasting food that the rest of us don't know or appreciate.

    - I'm not a fan in case you hadn't noticed.
     


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    I HATE the way he chews his food. (I was going to use "masticates" there but feared for those of you who skim-read posts)

    I can picture him now, the big chop-headed lump rolling portions of over-cooked steak hache around in his jowels. It's like he know's he's not an actual chef, and effectively just Joe Public with a pen and a newspaper deal, so has to show he's got a craft for tasting food that the rest of us don't know or appreciate.

    - I'm not a fan in case you hadn't noticed.


    I noticed...

    I am actually more concerned by the way George eats, with his head amost buried in the plate and his dubious use of cutlery. Didn't his mother teach him any manners at the dinner table? Also, I don't much care for his sense of style (or that of the person who dresses him) - he dresses too young and casually IMO. And he wears ridiculous sized watches. Apart from that, he's a top bloke. [​IMG]

    Pleased I got that off my chest ...
     


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    The Masterchef guys dress very well, comparatively speaking. *Just making an effort* is as rare as rocking horse shit (Adam Hills, for example -- awful, so bland).

    And now a question for my fellow antipodean igents: where do you buy your odd wool trousers? I'm looking for staples and aiming to spend no more than $50-100 per pair.


    Charlie Pickering, the muppet off 7pm project is the worst. Makes my eyes bleed
     


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    Counted at least 5 pocket squares on Collins St over lunch ... name yourselves!
     


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    Charlie Pickering, the muppet off 7pm project is the worst. Makes my eyes bleed

    What I hate most of all are the newsreaders and TV presenters with dark (often black) suits, white shirts and high contrast, fugly, ties. Yuck! Eddie McGuire comes to mind, although no doubt there are worse offenders.
     


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    What I hate most of all are the newsreaders and TV presenters with dark (often black) suits, white shirts and high contrast, fugly, ties. Yuck! Eddie McGuire comes to mind, although no doubt there are worse offenders.
    Interestingly on the other side of the coin Peter Hitchener last night was sporting a dark blue subtle PoW or similar, with well fitting natural shoulders. Quite unusual for a TV head and quite nicely done I thought.
     


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    Interestingly on the other side of the coin Peter Hitchener last night was sporting a dark blue subtle PoW or similar, with well fitting natural shoulders. Quite unusual for a TV head and quite nicely done I thought.

    That's encouraging - I had thought he was one of those newsreaders who dressed along the lines I was having a gripe about? I generally don't watch news on the commerical stations.
     


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    I HATE the way he chews his food. (I was going to use "masticates" there but feared for those of you who skim-read posts)

    I can picture him now, the big chop-headed lump rolling portions of over-cooked steak hache around in his jowels. It's like he know's he's not an actual chef, and effectively just Joe Public with a pen and a newspaper deal, so has to show he's got a craft for tasting food that the rest of us don't know or appreciate.

    - I'm not a fan in case you hadn't noticed.

    Couldn't agree more! I am sure they are all great people with good hearts and all of that but there is just something so disturbing about watching people eat food in a drawn out way, so close up on camera.
     


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    Went to some GQ shindig last night. Dead set, should have seen the crap getting about. Super skinny suits, horrible ties, narrow winklepickers. I think I saw one good fit all night.
     


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