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

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  1. AMProf

    AMProf Senior member

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    Hello there-- please pardon this post which has nothing to do with the topic at hand-- but I have what what is probably a dumb question. I am traveling to your fair land for the first time next week, coming to Sydney. While here in the US summer is almost upon us and I'm breaking out the linen and seersucker, am I correct to assume you're doing the oppose there as fall approaches? Will more fall-oriented clothing be appropriate in Sydney next week (think wool tie, perhaps a tweed sportcoat)?
     


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    Our Fall weather is pretty mild. Evenings and early mornings will be a little cool (around mid 50s) but by mid morning it is usually pleasant (say around 70). So you will almost certainly be too hot in tweed.

    There is the possibility that you might strike a much cooler week in May (maximums of around 60), but that would be unusual.

    Sydney has a long warm summer and long pleasant fall and spring. We get genuinely cool weather only really from late June to the end of August. Because of this, we mostly don't do seasonal dressing in Sydney - especially when it comes to business dress. Sydney men might add a scarf, or maybe an overcoat, on the really cold days - but otherwise they wear same work gear they always wear.

    In casual clothes, the transition is from shorts to longs - that will happen from about now.

    Also, we have fairly few decidous trees in Sydney and because of our climate they don't colour up much - they just look sick and then the leaves fall off. So fall dressing (warm colours, tweed etc) is not a recognised thing - though it may be more so in Melbourne and Canberra, which are starting to get cold by now.

    So by all means, wear a wool tie (I do in winter) but you won't have much company.

    I'm a little biased, but Sydney is a great place. I hope you enjoy your trip.
     


  3. AMProf

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    Exactly the kind of information I needed. Thanks so much!
     


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    Last day for my blue jacket/grey trouser/suede shoe 'uniform':

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    Details:
    Jacket: Polo
    Shirt: Borelli
    Tie: Drakes
    Pocket Square: Kent Wang
    Trousers: Pendleton
    Shoes: Florsheim Bedford (my not-Tetbury boots [​IMG])
    Cufflinks: Bought from Red Hill Market years ago
     


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    No worries!
     


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    Indeed it is, we had our first frost this morning, -2 degrees. Was nippy on my morning run.

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    Coat: Caruso Navy Hopsack
    Shirt: Alea BD
    Scarf: Henry Carter Scottish Cashmere
    Trouser: older Panta cashmere flannel
    Shoes: Trenery Brown Suede Chukkas
     


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    Sorry buddy, but the outfit looked like Stevie Wonder just got lost in Vinnies.

    If you want everyone to froth over your outfit, regardless or how shit it is, just to stroke your ego this forum probably isnt the best place for it.

     


  8. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I think what he is getting at, is there's a way to offer constructive criticism without being snarky, and you must admit it was pretty snarky and didn't really offer any advice as to how it could be improved.

    CD, my advice would be to swap the shirt out for a plain light blue, maybe look at a different square (bit too matchy) and the knot looks overly thick, so try a four in hand. The shirt is not my cup of tea, but if you have to wear it i'd wear it either open necked or with a darker tie.

    Hope that helps.
     


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    Charlie - i gathered this.. but unfortunately i'm an a*sehole.
     


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    Well learn to be a loveable asshole, asshole!

    Re: The Autumn/Fall transition on Melbourne, we got none. We just go straight to black and sometime we can't be arsed changing out of black come spring time.
     
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    Jason,

    Would you consider slight tweaking of the wombat outline? In the latest picture I posted - the one with the black coat and hat, which I admit clashes quite a bit, I have altered the tail from pointing outwards to sloping downwards to try and round it out a bit. Also added a tuff of fur beneath the hat since the hat at the moment appears somewhat awkwardly floating above the head. That or the hat might need to be shifted a bit.
     


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    Many moons back someone requested a photo of the PJohnson midnight blue dinner suit I commissioned. I'm never likely to get around to taking a specific photo, but I was sent the one below by a friend from a recent event, so I thought I'd post it. Excuse the poor lighting and dubious looking drink.
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    Nice Lennier. Midnight blue - black than black.
     


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    Love the lapels on this.
     


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    Excellent Lennier
     


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