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

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  1. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    Not necessarily, Jimbo.

    And I'm speaking as an Asian.

    I had a discussion / argument with a friend (also Asian) about our differing dress philosophies: He believed that I had to be uncomfortable wearing a suit to a Church service (tie, PS and all) and I thought he was insane to hurriedly discard his open-necked dress shirt and pants - no tie - for a t-shirt and shorts while we were STILL dining at a cafe.

    I kid you not. He was out of the place like a jackrabbit with a hunter in pursuit upon arrival, and only when he was back in his t-shirt and shorts was he finally happy and relaxed-looking. He's in his thirties; married with two kids. :embar:

    What I can say is that in general, 'appearance', as in 'what you project to others', is very important to many Asians, especially those who either reside in or maintain close links to Asia.

    Wearing a good suit and shirt, a nice tie and high-quality shoes doesn't tend to get you ridiculed in countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Quite the opposite in fact: it seems to elicit respect and deferrence across the spectrum of societal groups.

    Again, these are just generalisations based on my personal experience. :)
     
  2. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Ever since that photo of Rudd wearing RM's with Obama came out every APS 6 and above wears them with a suit or BA here in Canberra
     
  3. Dicko

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    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260872538388?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 ending up being $11.40 actually. still under what I've seen around.
    Yeah, to be fair only two of the people wearing were students, and they are both "mature age" (in early 30's).

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  4. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    They certainly try harder.
     
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    Yes. It's opposite the Preston Bunnings and adjacent to the AutoBarn.
     
  6. blahman

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    Kevin 07: Style Icon.
     
  7. maximusclunge

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    Heading to the races on Saturday. I have this Richard James tie:

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    I'm unsure as to what tie knot I should use. I believe the half-windsor and I have a Herringbone shirt that is almost identical to the one in the picture.

    Thanking you in advance.
     
  8. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Speaking under conditions of strict anonymity, it depends how you define Asian. By and large, Indian men dress execrably, even worse than your typical Aussie. I have seen Indians wear thongs to work at a corporate client's premises.
     
  9. Jean-Baptiste

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    http://www.indochino.com/product/The-Gold-Standard-Navy-Belted-Peacoat

    Could I please get some opinions on this peacoat?

    I like the cut of the coat but I'm not fond of the belt or the straps on the sleeves. Any idea how easily they could be removed by a tailor?

    I need a navy peacoat for winter but it's ludicrously hard to find something in my size (I've got 15" shoulders) so I have to go the MTM route.
     
  10. Journeyman

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    JB,

    It's all subjective, of course, but I don't mind the straps with button fastenings on the sleeves, as that is a pretty traditional touch for a naval-style peacoat.

    However, adding a waist belt is a bit unusual, as is the idea of a zip fastening.

    Given that the fabric is thick, soft and dark, I think that it should be possible to have a tailor remove the stitching without leaving a mark (or only a very faint one). After all, most alterations to woollen suits (such as letting out the trousers) involve unstitching seams and yet the original seams typically don't show up on the fabric once the stitching has been removed and the fabric has been ironed. However, please bear in mind that I could be wrong!

    Otherwise, if you happen to know of a UK proxy shipping service or know of someone who could ship something from the UK to Australia for you, you could try a Uniqlo peacoat.
     
  11. blahman

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    Off to Tokyo in a month, where to kop awesome stuff?
     
  12. thebrownman

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    J Crew Bayswater Peacoat.
     
  13. meister

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    Definitely into Isetan for a look at the mens shoes...FWIW apparently huge selection including some awesome stuff.
     
  14. fxh

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    I'm off to Kaohsiung Taiwan in a few weeks. Nothing there fits me ever.

    Lots of young guys there wear their suits with the labels still on the sleeve. The better dressed youths in street wear , not everyone is hip, wear stuff influenced by Japan and Korea and local. So can look pretty good. Unfortunately most young women still dress like a Hello Kitty.
     
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  15. blahman

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    Those women are so my type. :laugh:
     
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  16. The Ernesto

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    Socklessness on the 96 tram this AM.

    Brown toe cap brogues, slim grey pants (mercifully not rolled above the ankle), blue cotton blazer, rakishly arranged grey scarf.

    I fear more is to come this summer.
     
  17. Selvaggio

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    You should check out United Arrows - very nice stuff. It's a chain so you may need to look up one near where you will be. Sometimes they are split into men's and women's stores, so just make sure you have the right one identified.

    The Evisu denim shops are pretty cool.

    Uniqlo and Muji (the big one in the northern part of Ginza is good).

    Also, if you don't mind an early start, the Tokyo fish markets are really worth a look - just make sure they are open that day).
     
  18. fxh

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    oh dear.

    I think with that tram it is _PG_ - he must have left his fixie at the Human Powered bike repair shop
     
  20. fxh

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    The coat looks a bit busy for a Pea Coat, but I doubt most people would notice. I don't get the zip addition, maybe its a "fashion statement" - unless its prominent and visible it wont matter. The straps might not be sewn in much if at all. Given as JM says above its dark you may well be able to take the straps off or unpick them carefully yourself.
     
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