Twohandedshift

Reflections, reviews and musings about classic menswear from an Australian perspective.

meninthistown:

Spring.

Charming harmonies.

meninthistown:

Spring.

Charming harmonies.

Teasing sprezzy with the pocketchief and knot with the surprise tie.

(Source: blog.naver.com, via turnoverchange)

"Cloth dealers, prestigious tailors and enlightened amateurs would speak of the advantages of Harris tweed in purely practical terms, the only elegant way to discuss men’s garments"-Farid Chennoune 

On Bow Ties.

Australian men have recently in the last year or so developed a passion for the bow tie. The tastefulness of

wearing bow ties is not questionable however the tastefulness of the way they have been worn is something which has irked me. Unlike the tie with well established conventions, the resurgence of the bow tie has not been accompanied by a wealth of information detailing the importance of tying the bow tie as well as playing with its status as an accessory with ambiguous connotations which is reliant on the overall ensemble and the context in which it is worn.

Essential reading is Rob Shield’s Essay ‘A Tale or Three Louis: Ambiguity, Masculinity and the Bow Tie’ published in the ‘The Men’s Fashion Reader (2009)’ edited by Peter McNeil and Vicki Karaminas which traces the historical development of the bow tie and explains the plethora of conflicting messages it communicates. The most sophisticated dressers I feel have an intuitive grasp of the inherent ambiguity of the bow ties and have embraced its ‘unstable double coding’.

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ethandesu:

Liverano & Liverano

Unconventional combinations

Alan Flusser’s books noticeably skims over the role of using textures as substitutes for patterns and how to coordinate using texture. These combinations are excellent to study for this purpose.

Important to note is the lack of silk in this particular ensemble. Harmony is achieved through coordinating patterns and using rougher textures as ‘substitutes’ for patterns and patterns as substitutes for texture.

The absence of bold colour here is subtle.

iamoliverjames:

The quintessential navy, the classic lean forward. 
patrickjohnsontailors new showroom for a backdrop.

Sprezzy done Aussie style.

iamoliverjames:

The quintessential navy, the classic lean forward. 

patrickjohnsontailors new showroom for a backdrop.

Sprezzy done Aussie style.

thestudenttailor:

A first look at my new bespoke double-breasted lounge suit by the Cad & the Dandy.

Review coming soon to Thoughts of a ‘Student Tailor’ and Mensflair.com

Playful, clever, tongue-in-cheek ensemble.

thestudenttailor:

Chittleborough & Morgan’s signature style, set against a signature ‘combination suit’.

turnoverchange:

Chittleborough & Morgan, tribute to Tommy Nutter.

Something unusual.

(Source: savilerowbespoke.com)

ethandesu:

Ring Jacket Moon Jersey Tweed

Last piece in store - size 46.

Email infor@thearmoury.com for details.

A lesson in harmony.

(via thearmoury)

Men's suits in Australia

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Suits in Australia

There really aren’t that many good suiting options in Australia and trying to compare the few that exist can be time consuming and confusing. I’ve tried to collate the most common and best recommendations for different budgets and degrees of enthusiasm/experience.

What…