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

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  1. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    Fashion tips from the Tele? I'm just imagining "This Season's Neck Tattoo Trends"...

    Just back from Sydney. Nothing that blew my mind. I didn't make it to Nahkle, mostly so I didn't have to explain to significant other why I needed to take a day trip to Parramatta. Twice.

    Bought some 'Denim Demon' jeans from the Standard Store - well made, unadorned dry denim on sale for a tiny $120.

    The best score was a pair of chocolate brown driving shoes from Astton in Oxford St. I'd never heard of the store, and it was mostly Aquila-esque garbage, but these are very good. A lot like the Herringbone model which I was eyeing off, but slightly darker suede, dark-toned eyelets, leather laces, and slightly off-white stitching which all create a slightly warmer, classier look IMO. The soles aren't quite as thick, but the insole is very comfortable.

    Best of all, they were on sale for $150.
     


  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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  3. fxh

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    Including sartorial advice from the Oz medias favourite wealthy whinger, who made his fortune introducing a new retail Model and forcing out thousands of local mum and dad white goods and furniture stores with cheap imports::


    Gerry Harvey, boss of retail giant Harvey Norman, said he backed the strict approach to wearing ties as a way of showing people you meant business.

    "For someone like Warburton, he's using ties to try and change the culture of the place almost overnight and it could kick on because of that," Mr Norman said. "If you go into one of our stores you'll find everyone in a uniform with a badge and I do think that show's we are open for business.

    "If you go into a shop and they're all dressed shabbily you're going to get another impression."


    I do love the apostrophe in shows in a major newspaper.


    I'm guessing that HN shirt and tie is a short sleeved polyester model with curled up collar points and ether in white or a weird dark green colour with a black or bright red tie?
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    Well first up do an objective scientific test. Wear some different socks, or thick cotton socks and see if it squeaks. Me, I wouldn't think it was the socks unless they are silk but testing is the way to find out.

    Try wearing them with no socks, after all the very hip dudes rock the no socks and sexy ankles look.*

    Is it one shoe squeaking or both? It's common for only one shoes to squeak.

    Is it the shoes squeaking or the shoe and a particular floor surface?

    Any leather on leather can squeak, more so if it's a bit dry. Try to narrow down where the squeak is coming from and give it a drink of conditioner.

    Could evn be the stitching. Try conditioner around stitching.

    The hardest squeak is when the inner layers of the bottom of the shoes are rubbing/squeaking inside.

    Can you make it squeak by hand? And get a fix on what it is.

    *its not really cool cats who wear no socks. It's only blahman and __PG__ who go sock less. They often meet after work and snag a footpath table just down from Amercian Tailors on Burke and seductively flash their ankles to passing women. They say they very often pick up based on the irrestible appeal of skinny hairy men's ankles. You could join them, you'll recognize them, they will be the blokes with smelly shoes and drinking imported beer from bottles with a lemon in the top and constantly looking in the shop window to adjust their pocket hankies.
     
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    The old saying was that a squeaky shoe meant you hadn't yet paid for them.
     


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    I don't have a great problem with it. If you don't like the dress rules then don't go or take the consequences if you turn up dressed wrong.

    Almost related. I went to a wedding a little while back. Ordinary good people, working class, lower middle class background. Modest wedding, non church, not attempt to impress by imitating TV weddings. The invite said day lounge suit for men, and then went on to explain, in friendly terms that meant tie, shirt, jacket etc. no sneakers, etc. then also explained , agin friendly that no one would be turned away of course.

    I thought it was a nice touch. In the event most men seemed to try their best , even if the jackets etc were a bit weird. One step father of one of the couple had a too long pale linen jacket over bunched up black jeans and a short sleeved green coloured short sleeved sport shirt, no tie.. Still he did try. As he explained he doesn't own a tie.
     
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    I've found this to be a failsafe indication.
     


  8. The Ernesto

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    PM sent.
     


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    If only there were some sort of mechanism or establishment where one could trade money for goods such as a tie.

    Seriously though, nice to see people make an effort and a nice way of putting the invite by the sound of it.
     


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    Just went up to the Collins St RL store to see if there are any summer sale dregs worth picking up and was quite disappointed – Toby FYI the linen blazers were there in 38 and 44. Strangely while walking to the store from the tram stop down Collins St, I happened to see Tony Robinson (of all people) filming something with a film crew... very strange.
     


  11. The Ernesto

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    Time Team!

    Tony's done a couple of shows in Australia.

    PS: How much were the blazers?
     


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    $518
     


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    Cheers.
     


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    Hey y'all

    This fit looks pretty good, right? (sleeves a touch long I guess):

    [​IMG]:

    It's RLBL.
     


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    Melbourne is hot today. And speaking of hot, you know who is hot? Tomic's girlfriend.
     


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