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What adds insult to injury is that I know for a fact our CEO is a big bespoke customer. He has some really fantastic tweeds and soft-tailored suits that we've talked about before. I know he splits time on the Row and in Southern Italy, but we never got so far as to discuss makers.I'll be so pissed if that smug asshole is donning spalla camicia while I wallow in the K-Mart sales bin.
I wish. The Converse are "custom-branded" with our company logo, color scheme, etc.I really have no idea what they are thinking. I'm young enough that if I were an exceptionally lazy and tasteless asshole it's something I may wear, but I'm the youngest client-facing guy in our company by 15 years. So basically imagine a bunch of 45-55 year old guys walking around like homeless people.Jeans, of course. I'll have to hit the Gap for their finest pre-distressed to complete the...
Have a big industry conference coming up in a couple weeks and our CEO just informed the sales and consulting staff that we will all be wearing hoodies and Converse at the booth/around the show... Fuck you, Zuckerberg,
I assumed it was something simple like that. Thanks for the clarification.
So I'm in the market for a new utilitarian crew-neck sweater. I need something that I can wear to the office and for layering on the weekends. My usual starting point for such endeavors is William Lockie. They have a geelong option (for pretty cheap) that has me intrigued. However, I'm not 100% what the difference is between plain 'ole Merino wool and geelong (other than £15). Anyone have any insight into geelong? I've handled it in the past and remember a nice hand, but...
Cucinelli is not really what I would consider a value brand. The (laughably) high prices stem from marketing masked as materials and labor. Tailored goods are also an extension of the brand rather than their bread-and-butter (which is obviously knitwear).I have an older jacket from them (maybe from 2005ish?) that is full-canvas. However, all the more recent stuff I've handled has been half-canvassed.
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I think it really depends on what the goal is. I'm a big fan of Incotex chinos/Chinolinos for their louche, imperfect fit on me -- a bit of charm without appearing sloppy. Granted I wouldn't try to pull them off in the context of a "nailed down" look, but they do well for casual wear.
You can certainly make thin-cut pants with pleats, that's not a problem. The problem is when you try and taper RTW pleated pants. The leg can easily be slimmed from the knee down, but that often yields a jodhpur-like result and completely ruins any flattery the pleats provide. As it was explained by my tailor, if you wanted to slim from mid thigh down and create a clean line you'd have to remove the pleat, taper and alter the seat, and then re-make the pleats -- which is...
Because of the pleat, it's really, really hard to taper. Most tailors will tell you it's not possible to do so and keep a clean line. To work around this they will often adjust the seat. While it will certainly help it's not going to have the same effect as, "I'd like to taper from mid thigh through the hem."Toasty, if you're happy (or over it), I wouldn't worry. I think they fit well. Only thing I would consider is cleaning up the bottoms a bit, but for a more relaxed,...
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