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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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    I got the overcheck as together with some lapel flowers. I've got a number of other nice ties but I feel that this one is almost too nice to wear. It's pretty special.
     
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    The dimensions were accurate. So it still fits me..but its a bit tighter than I would like. Luckily I'm in good shape at the moment. A year ago I wouldn't have had a hope in hell of fitting it.

    I may not have bid on it if I had known that the trousers were a Euro 50 size. I know that a 52 drop 8 trouser would be tight but I would have relied on a bit of material in the waist as insurance. But its all done now.
     
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  4. ColdEyedPugilist

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    Cross-post from CBD WAYWRN

    Yesterday:

    Drakes Challis on P Johnson blue oxford and gray Prince of Wales check.

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    Today:

    Hober Grenadine or Drakes Boucle on Nakhle blue-striped oxford and P Johnson Navy sharkskin.

    Opinions on the coherence of each tie with the whole ensemble? Feel that the Boucle can be fussy, while the Grenadine, a safe choice, seems somehow too drab for the navy sharkskin.

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    (I know it's the same Simonnot-Godard square I've been wearing; testing it out with different ensembles this week before it joins the regular rotation)
     
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    __PG__ Senior member

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    BTW the ebay vendor responded and said it was a Made-to-Measure Canali suit ordered from the NY showroom (apparently through his work). This would explain how he was able to mix-'n'match his suit sized top and bottom.

    There you go, you learn something every day.
     
  6. Illume

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    Anyone have any experience with Grenson Tom Suedes? Particularly the Burnt Pine's, love the style just worried they might be a little too dark. Also do they run TTS?

    Thanks
     
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    ^^ I like the Hober grenadine. I think the outfit is nicely harmonious and nicely understated. Good work sir.
     
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  9. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yes it is, as a former competitive cyclist it's shits me seeing others doing this sort of stuff. Just last night driving home at 8pm I saw a girl riding slowly on the road (in the on road bike lane) with no lights on front or rear! The danger some people put themselves in is beyond belief.

    In saying that, I wouldn't call these guys "cyclists" in this story, they are just people that ride bikes like the girls I saw, to get from A to B.
     
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    And hipsters riding to their media agencies around Pyrmont.. the worst of the worst!
     
  11. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Don't get me started on people who ride single speeds ha ha.....
     
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    Speaking of cycling at night, couple of months ago on the way home after dark, almost did not see some guy riding past as I cross the road: dressed in all black with a black bicycle and no reflectors (and no he is not my alternative music listening cousin). It's quite amazing how if you do not focus or expect something you can easily miss spot it even if it becomes bleeding obvious once you notice it - quite like those camo gear really...
     
  13. Prince of Paisley

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    Pyrmont bridge can resemble a velodrome in the afternoons. Some cyclists cut it pretty fine and need to realise they aren't in the olympic kieran, but really it's up to both the riders and pedestrians to exercise some common sense and common courtesy. Arseholes are arseholes, whether in the saddle or on shank's pony.

    As far as not wearing a helmet goes, I couldn't care less. If they want to smash their heads in then that's their business. Don't see why the nanny state needs to intervene. I ride my bike down to the beach of a weekend and yeah I wear thongs and don't wear a helmet, but I ride carefully and always give pedestrians the right of way. Having the best gear and a $3k road bike doesn't mean you're not a pest on two wheels if you ride it like a c_nt.
     
  14. scar3face

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    Someone upstairs is telling me something today I think.

    I had my wallet stolen from out of my bag whilst on a busy Melbourne tram yesterday.

    The S.O.B then went on a spending rampage all afternoon, totally drained the account and then over-drew a further $500.

    Luckily for I, the NAB are fantastic and will cover the losses and refer the matter to the police.

    But now I've got no ID, no credit cards, no debit cards and no $900 in cash that I was planning to use as a deposit for a suit at P Johnson this Friday :(

    To top it all off, all the fraudulent transaction were done in Frankston.
     
  15. budgiesmuggler

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    I made the switch from law firm to big 4 last year. Have to agree, that with a few limited exceptions, dress sense in big 4 is nonsense.
     
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