Jack Gielen wears a white suit, a white tie, a blue shirt and matching blue slouch socks. It's all wrong. He got it three years ago when he moved to Cambodia to get married. It cost $20 US.The shoes are from Cambodia, too. He likes to think he's well dressed.
Ewan Wilson consulted his wife about what tie to wear with his pinstripe suit. She asked work colleagues and they settled on a pink one. He's feeling confident. Look, he says, peeling back his suit jacket to reveal his silver aeroplane cufflinks. They are cool. He worries he's looking a bit mafia.
"I won't tell you how old my suit is," says Dave Macpherson. But he relents quickly. It's 15. He doesn't wear it much. Someone told him to wear dark brown shoes because it would match well with the navy suit.
Julie Hardaker's face changes when she's asked about her get up. She doesn't seem to want to talk about it much. She doesn't remember where she got it because she has so many suits.
Ian Hanley has a ring on every finger. Peter Jackson, he says, made a movie about him. There's a nod to Maori culture with a taonga around his neck. Props for that. But the leather pants and the long sleeve tee under the short sleeve tee and the cowboy hat are a lot to take in.
Tony Dixon wears beige, beige, beige.
Arshad Chatha, a last minute entry in the evenings proceedings, shot out in front with a smart black suit. "I have a lot of suits," he said."I've been a well dressed person throughout my life."
6 equal. Jack and Ian
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