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

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  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Nice colours! Details?
     
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    Barker Canterbury. Danite sole suits the terrible weather of the past few days.

    Haha, I didn't take it as so. Just exploring peoples perceptions of my dress. Pretty much everyone here has more experience than me at this, so I'm interested in seeing how people perceive it. Glad you like it as a whole.
     
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    Regarding the tie design, personally I prefer the 2nd sketch as emblem, and the wombat to be gold, crawling 1/4 way up one of the edges of the back blade.

    The wattle is good too, I just tend to have a very competitive attitude sometimes.
     
  4. Henry Carter

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    Cross posted from WAYWRN

    Freezing and foggy today, so trying to make up for my lack of coat.

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    Details -

    Suit - Herringbone Sydney
    Shirt - Cottonwork
    Tie - Henry Carter Neckwear un-lined 7 fold
    Shoes - Carmina Brown Captoe
    Scarf - Henry Carter Neckwear Camel Scottish 100% Cashmere
    Gloves - Saks nappa leather with cashmere lining.
     
  5. Gerry Nelson

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    Jason, that has a lot of great things - the lapel roll, superb tie, lovely scarf and shoes!

    A casual Friday with a nod to ANZAC day:
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    Details -

    Blazer - Polo
    Shirt - Gitman Brothers for Nicky Hilton
    Trousers - Bill's Khaki's M3 Chinos
    Lapel flower - Vanda (closest I had to a poppy)
    Pocket Square - Kent Wang
    Shoes - Carmina double monks on the Inca last
     
  6. Henry Carter

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    Cheers Gerry, looking good too. Inca last looks very similar to the robert from above I must say.


    Thanks Lennier I agree with moving it up a bit, It would be perfect for me at that height but I'm also 6'2" so I see what you mean. I'll do a revised mock up later today.

    I think we should keep it secret personally without any SF insignia, that way amongst us it's something special but to the casual observer it's a nice touch without having to go through explaining what SF stands for. But.... this is as much your guys tie as it is mine, so i'd be interested to hear opinions on this as well.

    I think i'll keep getting feedback over the weekend and then on Monday we settle on a design and I will confirm pricing, then I will give a weeks grace for anyone else to jump on board and then full steam ahead. I'd estimate production should be about 4 weeks but again I will confirm all of this in due time.

    Ta
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  7. The Ernesto

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    Nice outfit, Gerry.

    Love the shine on those Carminas.
     
  8. Jimbosaurus

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    Carminas are starting to dominate this thread and I like it. I put forward that Gerry has to wear his wholecut shell cordovan ones to the next meetup.

    On the tie, at this stage I like the wattle but I'd love to see blahmans suggestion of a gold wombat because I think the colour scheme is a big part of why the wattle looks so good.
     
  9. Henry Carter

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    No worries I'll do that too, I did originally do him with a yellow cape but it looked a bit odd, but yeah leave it with me.

    Here is an image of the swatch also, may vary slightly from screen to screen but I think it's a nice green, not too light, not too dark.

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  10. Geoffrey Firmin

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    As for audio, i'm an audiophile too unfortunately :( Which becomes even more nerdy with my infatuation for vinyl and tube amps at the tender age of 26[/quote]

    You haven't lived till you've listend to AM raido on a valvue radio. I have a Phillips valvue radio which is over 60 years old and still going strong. Mind you it seriously restricts your listening but local ABC and Radio National suit me fine. If I want digital the ipad works well enough.
     
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  11. Gerry Nelson

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    I suspect the difference between wide, medium and narrow is a very small one in terms of the lasts. The green looks great!

    Thanks! That was done last night when I decided to wear them today and saw how beat up they looked!

    I'll happily wear them to the next meetup as long as people promise not to step on them [​IMG] The tie is coming along very nicely!
     
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    Firmin - I've got a nice old HMV Little Nipper Radio from circa 1955

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    Gerry and Prof bear - you both have either got something on the camera lens or something on your chin.
     
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    any ideas on Slim Fitting Knitted Jumpers in Sydney? want something to wear with my chinos during this winter.
     
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    joiji

    Just had a look at your pics - looks good I'm particularly taken with that shirt/jacket/unstructured /knubby (tweedy??) cardigan thing.

    I think you said you are a student teacher?

    Given your style and occupation you might find inspiration in the general area of IVY look. A smart look but a bit understated and not too dressed up. One of the few looks that works well as smart casual without looking either like some dork who just took his tie off for the weekend or an "individual" in sloppy jeans and athletic shoes with t shirt. Study the broad IVY look - not the TRAD old man side so much and i think you'll be rewarded.

    In my short forays into Adelaide opshops and second hand stores I'd say Adelaide might be a relatively rich pickings, due to the wealthy ascendancy buying clothes overseas and offloading them at home, and almost non existent competition.

    Heres a few links below. There are also some tasty books around.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/NewtonStreetVintage , http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheIvyLeagueShop ,
    http://theivyleaguelook.blogspot.com.au/ , http://heavytweed.blogspot.com.au/ ,
    http://anaffordablewardrobe.blogspot.com.au/ , http://www.ivy-style.com/ ,
    http://thecurriculum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=647 , http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewtopic.php?id=3361

    I came across this from Adelaide and don't know anything about it:

    http://thethousands.com.au/adelaide/shop/ivy-league/ , http://thethousands.com.au/adelaide/sho … gue-store/
    http://www.ivy-league.com.au/ , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ivy-Leagu … 8978358746

    I hadn't heard of this shop when last in Adelaide. Not much to see on their web page, makes me wonder. The Facebook page is a bit of a mess and suggests more hipster with neo preppy tinge rather than Ivy.
     
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    A bit of History

    See attach. below for the actual article and pictures of shoes and drawings of clothes.
    [ATTACHMENT=2664]ivy argus.pdf (520k. pdf file)[/ATTACHMENT]
     
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    I've never had an order go astray from DealExtreme. I have had the order stuffed up but it was quickly rectified, albeit with slow shipping. Some things they have on that site you can't even find anywhere else.


    I have never seen anyone go diving wearing a dress watch. That is what diving watches are for.

    I'm not really a watch person, most of the time you will find my wrist naked. Here are my watches...
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    (Longines needs a new battery)

    Definitely prefer the wombat, gives it some real character. I think the wattle is very uninvented and plain.
     
  18. Gerry Nelson

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    A lot of people who buy diving watches don't actually go diving with them. Like me, they're mostly desk divers [​IMG] I use my bezel to time my cooking. I also agree with you about the wombat.
     
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  19. fxh

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    jobro - that middle watch to me is probably a "diving watch"???

    Its also what most men (90+%??) wear as a dress watch. Thats what I meant.

    If i was diving, and I'm not, I'd get some big tough practical thing that had huge figures and an alarm every 5 mins or something - not the watch in the middle.
     
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    There is watch repairer operating out of a tiny bolt hole in Little Collins St, near Swanston St. Very experienced guy - try him. Otherwise, you could try Chris at The Watch Gallery, again in Little Collins St, near Elizabeth St.
     
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