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#51 2014-03-21 04:02:10

Kingston1an
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Re: Tropical ivy

^ http://www.deadmensspex.com

Sourced my Ronsir Zyls and clip ons from him. He was very patient when I explained the clip ons were not very clear.
Have you removed the protective covering?
No. I had not. Peel it off and all was fine.


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#52 2014-03-21 07:18:23

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Re: Tropical ivy

Worried Man wrote:

Exceptionally relaxed looks Doggie.  But, big middle finger from me too.

I'm getting quite the collection of fingers here.


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#53 2014-03-21 07:19:27

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Re: Tropical ivy

stanshall wrote:

http://i.imgur.com/1hONEbE.gif

Just because.


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#54 2014-03-21 07:24:57

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Re: Tropical ivy

chuck power wrote:

4F Hepcat wrote:

stanshall wrote:

sunglasses: plastic nylon frames are a bit sweatier, thin wire framed Ray-Bans are cooler, but if you're getting into a salt-water situation like going out on the boat or going to the beach then the plastic frames are better as the metal frames don't do well in and around salt water or salt air.

This is good advice as plastic frames, especially with clip-ons will be sliding down your nose and falling off with the sweat and humidity. A pair of wire frames will make all the difference, a significant difference. Shuron Ronstrongs with clip-on shades are ideal when the heat is on.

The other factor is that you might have an idea of getting off the plane all crisp and plantation owner-like in your off-white cotton suit, but if you're not use to the heat, the suit won't save you and you will have been better in a short sleeve shirt. Also dressing for the occasion, outside of some select 5 star hotel resorts, no one will be hanging around the hotel bar in a suit or jacket, unless you bump into Allan Whicker in his blazer. Don't over dress.

As if by magic - saves me starting a new thread ! smile - anybody know of a reasonable (read cheap) source  for Shuron clip ons for the Ronsir ? Have seen them for sale with the frames - but since I have two pairs of prescription Ronsirs - seems a bit of a pointless extravagance ?

Where you based Chuck?

This place in Cov Gdn does Shurons.. may be able to help...

http://www.mcclintock-eyewear.co.uk/


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#55 2014-03-21 10:26:16

chuck power
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Re: Tropical ivy

Thanks for all the help, Hep, Kings and Captain. Should have thought to check Deadmanspex myself, since I purchased one of my pairs of Shurons from there ..... roll I'm out in thee provinces Captain .... the faithful city to be exact. Think I know the oculist you refer to - due a trip to that there London soon - need to find where ye olde stagecoach stops round these parts - it's literally only two days ride from here these days  - modern technology eh !


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#56 2014-03-21 15:10:55

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Re: Tropical ivy

Yuca wrote:

Sounds ideal - except I'll never go socklesss (unless shoeless/in sandals). Broadcloth is lighter than Oxford/pinpoint afaik, so a good move. This thread has made me consider the need for a non-leather belt for the summer months.

Re the "I'll never go sockless unless shoeless/in sandals" ... it's all good baby but don't knock it until you've tried it with penny loafers and moccasins ... but you know wearing wingtips and other laced oxford etc. shoes without socks is not something I would ever want to do so again just a matter of personal preference .....

but going sockless is a big part of the Tropical .......

as to the cotton canvas or webbing or ribbon or hemp or jute or linen belt for summer, you got to have it .... solid leather belt in the summer can give you a damp waist .....


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#57 2014-03-21 15:27:57

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Re: Tropical ivy

I've been known to sockless the pennies.  You know how we sizzle up here in the Piedmont.


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#58 2014-03-21 16:35:35

stanshall
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Re: Tropical ivy

Worried Man wrote:

I've been known to sockless the pennies.  You know how we sizzle up here in the Piedmont.

Superstar ....  the sockless is really for sitting around and chatting, or driving in your car, not so much for long walks ... at its best in sunny climes and at the beach ... sitting on your deck .... no socks needed when it's 94 degrees outside .... leather worn smooth ...

but for the good tropicalia  it's as key to go unlined with the pennies and the mocs as it is with the sport coats and suit jackets 

however I have some friends that live in a jungle and when I go sockless to their house and we sit outside I get bitten on  the ankles ... next time I go over there I'm experimenting with cotton crew socks to see whether I get bitten less with the socks on ....

so no socks generally but maybe yes go with the socks when you're in the jungly bush to minimize mosquito and no-see-um bites ....


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#59 2014-03-21 16:37:39

doghouse
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Re: Tropical ivy

stanshall wrote:

however I have some friends that live in a jungle and when I go sockless to their house and we sit outside I get bitten on  the ankles ... next time I go over there I'm experimenting with cotton crew socks to see whether I get bitten less with the socks on ....

I actually took to wearing cycling socks, which are cotton/lycra and super thin.


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#61 2014-03-21 17:38:28

oxford cloth button down
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Re: Tropical ivy

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m543/oxfordclothbuttondown/SummerDream.jpg

But really this is my ideal summer work look (not tropical).

 

#62 2014-03-21 17:45:58

Armchaired
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Re: Tropical ivy

oxford cloth button down wrote:

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m54 … rDream.jpg

But really this is my ideal summer work look (not tropical).

Agreed Ox  i like  that very much.


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#63 2014-03-21 19:17:08

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Re: Tropical ivy

oxford cloth button down wrote:

But really this is my ideal summer work look (not tropical).

Reminds me (in a good way) of the British 'diplomats' on Caribbean assignment in the Bond films that met him at the airport or key smile


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#64 2014-03-21 20:24:19

stanshall
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Re: Tropical ivy

oxford cloth button down wrote:

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/images/Z/oconnells-silk-sport-coa-24028z.jpg
Just for fun.

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/produc … amp;page=1

excellent wild jacket!  very demented!  instant visions of conga lines in heaven!  from the days when people went all out for parties .....


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#65 2014-03-21 20:38:23

stanshall
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Re: Tropical ivy

oxford cloth button down wrote:

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m543/oxfordclothbuttondown/SummerDream.jpg
But really this is my ideal summer work look (not tropical).

that's a great Southern summertime look for lawyers in New Orleans, Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, D.C., etc. ... you'd definitely need socks or you could expect abuse from your pals but otherwise you'd be ready for court ... this is the essence of warm weather prep with an Ivy tie added as a lagniappe ... get some socks going with this and wobble out of the office early on Friday .... just don't come back from lunch and get yourself stuck with an assignment at 4:00 in the afternoon ....   

in that great piece of Filson you should have a polo shirt, a pair of chinos, a bathing suit, and a pair of flip-flops along with all your work stuff .....


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#66 2014-03-21 22:13:32

stanshall
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Re: Tropical ivy

doghouse wrote:

stanshall wrote:

however I have some friends that live in a jungle and when I go sockless to their house and we sit outside I get bitten on  the ankles ... next time I go over there I'm experimenting with cotton crew socks to see whether I get bitten less with the socks on ....

I actually took to wearing cycling socks, which are cotton/lycra and super thin.

Because of mosquitoes and no-see-um bites?


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#67 2014-03-22 03:10:52

Yuca
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Re: Tropical ivy

Nice jacket (and wife):

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/12/19/article-1098811-018E4239000004B0-168_468x638.jpg


some sort of banal legitimacy

 

#68 2014-03-22 06:10:59

steve mcqueen fan
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Re: Tropical ivy

There are a couple of really nice shots of summer suits in HATIL, if someone can get them up. On page 244, the actor Barry Morse from "The Fugitive" and also on page 56 one of Peter Fonda.


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#69 2014-03-22 06:49:50

The Woolster
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Re: Tropical ivy

http://www.heart-break.co.uk/wp-content/files_mf/4peterfondahouseplant15.jpg

One of my favorite images from the book.

 

#70 2014-03-22 07:14:34

woofboxer
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Re: Tropical ivy

I've read that she was a bit of a soap dodger and a bit crusty down below.


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#71 2014-03-22 07:56:23

doghouse
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Re: Tropical ivy

stanshall wrote:

doghouse wrote:

stanshall wrote:

however I have some friends that live in a jungle and when I go sockless to their house and we sit outside I get bitten on  the ankles ... next time I go over there I'm experimenting with cotton crew socks to see whether I get bitten less with the socks on ....

I actually took to wearing cycling socks, which are cotton/lycra and super thin.

Because of mosquitoes and no-see-um bites?

Anytime I required a sock in tropical or marine climates really. I use them a lot sailing. I'm generally a no-sockist, but if I have to, these are really unobtrusive and light.


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#72 2014-03-22 08:17:25

Worried Man
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Re: Tropical ivy

woofboxer wrote:

I've read that she was a bit of a soap dodger and a bit crusty down below.

Hahaha. Ick


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#73 2014-03-23 01:19:09

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Re: Tropical ivy

Indeed, one is left wondering how and why it all went so wrong between them.


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#74 2014-03-23 06:53:33

Armchaired
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Re: Tropical ivy

4F Hepcat wrote:

Indeed, one is left wondering how and why it all went so wrong between them.

Who Marilyn and Arthur or Woof and the Golden Bear?

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http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s612/armchaired/MandA2_zpse9a23285.jpg


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#75 2014-03-23 07:37:04

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Re: Tropical ivy

The Woolster wrote:

http://www.heart-break.co.uk/wp-content … lant15.jpg

One of my favorite images from the book.

TOTP's

Is this a still shot from a film?


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