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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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    I have worn brown double-monks in the Supreme Court, and I know I'm not the only one to do so...
     
  2. md2010

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    I work at one of the US bank in Sydney. Our Ceo wears scuffed square toed shoes with 2 seems running form either side. He is at over5/6 mill a year easy. Drives Porsche carera 911 turbo convertible. I see him time to time in lift . I have only seen him the same pair of shoes every time!! Most guys at work has only one pair of black square toe shoes .
    Bottom line is clothing/shoes are kind of a hobby. Most people in Australia just don't care.
     
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  3. thebrownman

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    Guys, check out these sweet dance moves and men's style:

     
  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    That was superb!
     
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    thanks for that. i enjoyed it. [​IMG]
     
  6. Lowly Public Servant

    Lowly Public Servant Well-Known Member

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    That made me smile.

    :)
     
  7. ijesse

    ijesse Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen, I have just posted a PRL 38R jacket in the classifieds, offering local pickup in Melbourne CBD.
     
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  8. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    the end is near...
     
  9. Plestor

    Plestor Senior member

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    Fwiw, I've been called out on brown shoes in the past. YMMV.
     
  10. joiji

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    Anyone interested in getting some leather for various uses? I've been conversing with a sub company of Horween in America about getting some shell to play with and am wondering if anyone else is interested in getting some to play with/to have made into leathergoods locally. They also supply various other leathers, but they have reasonably large minimum orders so we'd need a few people before we started looking at other types.
     
  11. Selvaggio

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    I work in the head office of a Bank and shoes other than black are uncommon and, amongst middle and senior managers very, very uncommon. Which is not, in itself, a reason not to wear them.

    Square-toed, poorly maintained black shoes are pretty common, but they don't stand out because they are black and 99% of men wear black shoes to the office.

    One needs just to make a judgment about whether one wants to stand out a little, or not.

    Dark brown and burgundy will stand out, but will still, in my view, present as professional - provided everything else is okay. Cigar is on the border - but I wear it with a mid-grey suit in the warmer months. Tan is definately out.
     
  12. Windowpane1967

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    +1 Was hard to pick the comment I aligned withe most here regarding our peers/colleagues at work. The crew here would simply be horrified if I were to tell of the engineering sector and its propensity to dress in a certain style....its called Comfort Comfort Comfort. Trainers with dress pants. I could provide other horrors, but in the interests of all, I really think engineering is the worst sector for dressing. They earn heaps, dress like they heading to the gallows.
     
  13. Windowpane1967

    Windowpane1967 Senior member

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    Brilliant. Thanks for sharing
     
  14. fritzl

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    i left out my introduction to this thread. i'm fron austria, this is also a hymn from ausrian singer rainhard fendrich.

    actually, there's nothing to fight murians to mix up this. cangaroo versus mozart. we all know this...

    clothing rules have been made centuries ago and we're in the middle of changes. no prob.

    i've been taught to stick with black, when it's to be of importance...
     
  15. Prince of Paisley

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    The Commonwealth mate, not the bloody Empire!
     
  16. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Brown shoes, sorry Fritzl...

    Lucky I don't work in banking or a conservative industry

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    All the usual suspects..
     
  17. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Seconded. Anyone turning up to an SMC lunch looking like they care will stand out like dog's balls. And everyone in the room is basically a millionaire.
     
  18. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    What bank is it? I'll be making a large withdrawal...
     
  19. fritzl

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    omg, i didn't want to start a revolution.

    what i've learned through the years. break the rules - only, when you're aware of them.

    imo, you fall into this category and you live it successfully...

    chapeau
     
  20. tobiasj

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    Exactly. There's a good analogy to be made with food here I think: everyone has to cook, just like everyone has to dress themselves. While some people make cooking a hobby and put a lot of time, energy and money into it, most people just cook and eat whatever's cheap and quick.

    Of course cooking is a much more popular hobby than dressing well, which is a shame, because while I don't have to taste your Dolmio spag bol, I do have to look at your ugly ass shoes and foul shiny black polyester dress pants...
     
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