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

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  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Outside of sexually charged encounters the least attractive bits of male anatomy are, in no particular order, are the genitals, neck and ankle.

    To then display these in public is to mark oneself as a certain kind of person, of which there are many in Australia. Merchant Bankers.

    There should be public health laws to protect people from the smell of stinky sock less feet. I assume shoemakers are happy to see sweat eating into leather and ruining shoes as it makes for more sales. Tinea remedies will be useful.

    There will be those on this forum who will disagree, you are welcome to take their advice and also to wear a hoodie, business suit without a tie, a shiney pale green tie with huge Windsor knot, off white pointy toed shoes to the Melbourne Cup, cuff links with open necked shirt, underpants showing above trousers, black shirts with white ties and rolex watches.
     
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    Shameless plug ;
    I have 2 x NWT large Ralph Lauren purple label polos. The first one is oatmeal colour and the other is lavender striped. I will be listing on b&s soon or I will sell each at $110 AUD firm + actual shipping. Cheers

    PM for pics
     


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    I saw them at Costco the one time I was there, though only in white IIRC. Can't remember the exact pricing but probably in $60-$80 range.
     


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    Great pickup, how much was duties?
     


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    I don't know whose (disfigured?) ankles and necks you've been looking at but I don't think having them 'on display' labels anyone as anything. As long as you're not some guy with a giraffes neck or swollen ankles, open neck shirts and shorts can be pulled off without much skill. You have a rather narrow and sad way of thinking if you're disgusted by the sight of a normal/regular neck or ankle.

    There is a certain time and place that shoes without socks can be pulled off by some people, whether that be with trousers or shorts. Same goes for hoodies, pale green ties, black shirts (without white ties) and Rolex watches.
     
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    Selvaggio Senior member

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    Not just a Canberra thing. Nice shoes, nice suit and no socks (as per all those Pitti photos etc) I have seen only once in real life - last year in Sydney, in the foyer of my office. This guy was kind of tanned and healthy looking and well groomed. He was wearing a tan suit.

    I think he could just get away with it.

    I am not that guy and I know that I couldn't. Firstly, I am too much of a square. Secondly, no one wants to see my blotchy, pale, hairy ankles poking out from suit trousers. So I would not say this is wrong, but you've got to pretty confident to get away with it.

    Though, I do not wear socks with boat shoes or casual loafers in summer with cotton trousers - but I think I am in the majority there.
     
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    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    It's not a Canberra thing, I do it very very occassionally when the mercury creeps over 33 degrees in Summer, but I tend not to go completely sockless but wear those hidden little socks that just make me look sockless and get a bit of breeze on the ankles, but don't actually ruin my shoes.

    I wear my tods drivers all the time without socks on the weekend though, with chino's, jeans and (gasp) shorts.
     


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    ralphlauren.com or rugby.com and get them shipped to a forwarding agent. you wil usually get codes that offer free shipping or 10% off. then all you have to do is pay for the shipping to Aus from the forwarding agent.


    free shipping! nice! i want to purchase some shoes from them but i hate their site as its soo ugly to look at compared to Herring.
    they dont seem to have many wider sizes compared to the latter


    i assume you are talking about tax duties? didnt pay anything as it was under $1k AUS :D
     
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  9. Prince of Paisley

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    The term "sockless dandy" is not one which you want applied to yourself.

    On a slightly related note, what are thoughts on the Herringbone S/S range this year? Personally, I was a bit meh. Seems like every shot has the Harbour as a backdrop. Does nothing for Sydney's reputation as a one trick pony.

    http://www.herringbone.com/Herringbone_campaign
     


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    Fxh, I think your distaste of "genitals, neck and ankle" says more about you than the rest of us :)

    IMO going sockless is fine for a casual look, worn with chinos, but definately not for business. Invisible type socks can be worn for comfort, and to keep the stench at bay!

    Don't agree with you re Rolex - vintage models, in particular, look fantastic and have a great heritage.
     
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  12. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Going sockless is ok if you are an Italian playboy - or can pass for one. But then only casually, as you say.

    Also - I agree with you re Rolex. I used to be a total h8er but have come around to the understanding that some models are classics, and if you can steer clear of anything with diamonds, black gold or the word "Rolex" repeated ad nauseum on the dial, then they are acceptable.
     


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    +1 :D

    just made a purchase of Barker Epping's from Pediwear. sneaky how they charge you shipping for the free shoe tree :D
     
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    I used to be a bit of a Rolex hater too. I like very few of their current models and share your dislike of models which are ostentatious. I recently picked up a non COSC Sub 14060M which I am liking very much. It looks quite understated - for a Sub - due to the absence of a date and the corresponding cyclops. I am really enjoying wearing it with a variety of Nato straps.

    Love the olders subs (esp 5513 and 5512), Deepseas (NOT the Deepsea Dweller), Datejusts, Explorer 1s and Explorer 2s.
     
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    Why not just ask Julian on the AFPOS thread if he's willing to do that and publish on SF? Chances are he already has the spreadsheet.
     
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