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

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  1. joiji

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    I think that would have been me. The biggest thing for me was the pricing. There was little to no markup over the countries where the denim's being sewn and sold, something which amazed me for an Australian distributor.
     
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    Experienced members, I need some help.

    I want to take a full dive and revamp my wardrobe casually too.

    What do you guys wear in summer? what staples can you recommend for a wardrobe?

    I'm thinking:

    - RMW Craftsman (brown) (currently own)
    - RMW 1 1/2" leather belt (brown) (currently own)
    - x2 sports blazers (navy + light grey) - I was thinking either country road or having them made up locally
    - RMW graziers (white + light blue)
    - Levi 501s (currently own)
    - RMW moleskins
     
  3. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I'm quite partial to a bunch of white button down shirts. They match with most things and a variation of materials gives nice variety through the seasons (cotton/linen/etc). With summer coming up I'd almost say stay off the blazers until the end of season then pick up some wool stuff from overseas, but it's what you're partial to. Country Road should be coming up to and end of season sale for some of it soon, which I don't mind, but I know aren't a favourite for a lot of people here. Chinos are a good alternative to jeans for warmer weather, albeit not everyones cup of tea. If you wear 501's you might find a lot of chino's cut very slim, so fair warning there. Probably a pair of boat shoes would be a good opposite to your chelsea boots, or some similarly casual shoes.
     
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    Sunglasses and Advil. 'Most everything else is optional..

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    It depends what you mean by "casual". It can be interpreted in a number of ways. Casual for a mate's BBQ is different to casual for a Friday in your office. You'd wear shorts to one, but probably not the other.

    So who else wears shorts to the office here?

    PS Oli - moleskins are a tad warm for an Aussie summer I reckon. Gerry's suggestion of chinos is a good one for the warmer months. But do let us know what type of casual you had in mind.
     
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    I want to wear shorts to the office. Some of the guys do. We've a Dutch fellow who wears shorts the moment the weather exceeds 15 degrees..
     
  8. Prince of Paisley

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    I think "homeless" is probably a little too casual. Poor bugger doesn't look like he'll keep too warm in that bus shelter either.
     
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  9. Prince of Paisley

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    All depends on your office of course, but only do it if you have the pins to pull it off.
     
  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I'd like to get a coat similar to what the person on the right is wearing:
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    I'm not sure what to use as a search term though. What am I even searching for here?

    "navy mackintosh" and "navy raincoat" don't seem to bring up anything similar.
     
  11. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Good point. I'm still at uni so you can skip the office, just anywhere you can make appearances where a suit is too formal and a t shirt too slobbish - pubs, bars, dates, lunches, wine touring etc

    Oh, and an agrarian theme :p

    Chinos are a bit scary given my thunder thighs but i'll give them a go!
     
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  12. eightace

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    Just want to add my voice to the chorus of support for Henry Carter.

    Ordered a pocket square last Wednesday night around 11pm, it arrived Friday. An excellent piece, top quality, and very nicely packaged. Can't wait to wear it.

    Thanks Jason.
     
  13. thebrownman

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    You want to dress like Harvey Specter? That's easy, just have collar gap :D
     
  14. jmills

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    I'm pretty sure you'll have more luck searching for raincoat. Apparently The Armory used to sell these (made by Grenfell?):
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    The button thing on the sleeve is quite similar!
     
  15. lachyzee

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    ^^looks like a mac to me.
     
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    JRolley Well-Known Member

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    Yeah big props to Henry Carter myself I ordered a tie today and although it won't be shipping until tomorrow the e-mail responses in regards to my request were fantastic and appreciated highly! I will post about the tie when it arrives (hopefully Tuesday)
     
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  19. Gerry Nelson

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    Ok, spill! Which one did you end up getting? [​IMG]
     
  20. JRolley

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    Had to go with the glencheck :) I wanted to stand out a little and you guys seemed to love the Silver/Navy
     
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