Australian Members

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

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  1. Selvaggio

    Selvaggio Senior member

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    Same. Sprig of wattle in silhouette would be nice. Don't think it would need to specifically reference SF - but if the consensus was to do this, a more subtle way would be to 'stack' SF or even SFAM like, say, the Carlton insignia...
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    Positioning on the front of the back blade would be best, because you could decide to have it partially visible of entirely obscured depending on how you wear the blade.

    A plain bugundy grenadine (or something like that) is both wearable, but also unusual in AUS, so it would be distinctive (which is what you want in a club tie - ie so you can recognise other members). A repp would also work, of course.
     
  2. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Fair enough guys. It can be changed but someone will need to find a vector image of a wattle leaf (in .eps or .ai format) or if anyone knows of a designer that would knock something up for free I can use. Pls dont send me jpegs as they can't be used. I had a quick look on some vector sites and couldn't find one.

    I do have a designer that will do it but charge $50, so I can get it done but it will add $5 to each tie to cover it. If your happy for me to and we can't find something for free, perhaps Toby you can give me a brief with a pic of roughly what you want.

    Ta
    Jason
     
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    Does anyone have any thoughts on herring readings with slim jeans? (thin Finns, Petite Standards)
     
  4. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Can you please repost? The pics didn't come through.
     
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    Yes, I believe it is. A friend sent me the photo and naturally, I found it hilarious. I think Jacobs by Marc Jacobs was a capsule thing he had running around 2009.

    Ridiculous, if you ask me.
     
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    Thin Finns, Petite Standards, etc. are rather skinny jeans, but it all depends - those leg openings could look like leggings on some men and slim straight on others.

    In any case, Herring Readings with jeans = a winner in my books. I don't know why I didn't pull the plug on those six plus months ago. They're very nice, for the price.
     
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    It was a satirical label by Marc Jacobs. He was making fun of the industry, and himself.
     
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    For the SF AU emblem, I'm thinking of something like a Peugeot or holden badge but with a wombat in a top hat and a walking cane.
     
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    Pink Socks Senior member

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    Or a Kangaroo in Double Monks? Or perhaps more seriously something like this with a tie [​IMG]...

    Something like The Armoury logo? http://lnsee.tumblr.com/post/21425235157/armoury-tie-navy-tie-with-hidden-lion-by-drakes

    Discreet and interesting enough to be on front of back blade, but I hear what Charlie's Wardrobe is saying about graphic designer etc

    My thoughts are if there was to be an Australian Members tie, it should be different from the things I already have, either in terms of interesting colour/texture/pattern with a little classic logo (rather than map/flag but then I am not Australian...[not that I want the Scottish/British flag either]). but it really depends what Henry Carter are able to offer.

    Any interest in club tie in the trad. sense (ie stripes with "club" colours)?

    Charlie's Wardrobe - have I opened a can of worms here...?
     
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  11. Geoffrey Firmin

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    re emblem for Oz tie blahman might be right about the Holden crest but my 2 cents goes for consulting the work of Reg Mombassa and his Mambo Loud Shirts.
     
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    I thought everyone was rocking Chevvy badges these days?
     
  13. Gerry Nelson

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    Yes.
     
  14. Henry Carter

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    Thanks guys. As we are getting a lot of opinions on what we should have I'm sorry but I will only be taking feedback and suggestions from those who have PM'd me to say they are interested.

    I do like the wattle idea though and in particular this one -

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    With embroidery the pattern has to be reasonably simple to get a good result. The more detail that is in the logo the worse it will come out.

    I mentioned before re grenadines, but if we go that route the logo must be on the tipping (where I mocked them up before) as you can't embroid straight on to grenadine, which rules the back blade out.

    Re club tie, hard to do as a custom woven design puts the minimum up to 40, which we just wont reach.

    I wont be able to do anymore mock ups until tomorrow because I'm just flat out today but that doesn't mean we can still narrow things down a little more.

    I'll see if I can get my supplier to send me some photos of a few fabrics I have in mind though so we dont have to wait for swatches to arrive.

    Ta
    Jason
     
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    Do you have any heavy silk twills? 50oz navy/burgundy/green?
     
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