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 Fxh is just trying to look after your best interests!
Some people, particularly @SkinnyGoomba, might be interested in this article on Japanese artisans, with some lovely photos:   http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2015/shokunin-qa-michael-magers/
 That is an excellent précis!
 @fxh - I was sorry to see that you missed out the Gennaro Paone thread and the "Eat. Bespoke. Love" Italian trip report thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/436054/gennaro-paone-former-head-tailor-of-rubinacci http://www.styleforum.net/t/451888/eat-bespoke-love-my-italian-trip-report From reading both of the above, we can conclude that when you decide to purchase some bespoke Italian clothing, you should a) purchase at least ten bespoke suits before you can really pass...
 Mafoofan and others raved about their search for expensive, rare French chambray fabric. Mafoofan later found it that it wasn't pure cotton. Much soul-searching and general head-banging and other SF hilarity ensued.
@lukejackson - you may have already seen this, but there's an interesting story in the current edition of National Geographic about the flood of Syrian refugees into neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Turkey.   You can also read it online:   http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/syrian-refugees/salopek-text
 If you got a side table and two accompanying chairs, you could sit in the chairs at the table in the morning and have coffee while you look out of the window, and then you can turn the chairs around when you have friends over, which sounds rather simpler than manoeuvering that bench around.
 Sorry to sound dim, but if you say that a house of 500 square feet cost $300 a square foot to build, would that include everything involved in construction? In other words, would a 500 sq ft house that cost $300 per sq ft to build cost a total of $150 000 to build? Because, if so, that sounds really cheap (in Australia, at least). Over here, if you buy a crappy, draughtsman-designed house that's built by a large building company, it would cost you about that much. If you...
 So does a friend of mine. He wears his DeepSea all the time - with a suit when working, with a polo shirt and shorts or jeans on weekends, while playing tennis, while swimming laps. I've never actually seen him when he hasn't been wearing it.  I assume that he takes it off when he sleeps, but I've never shared a bedroom with him so I don't know!  He's an electrical engineer by trade who now works as a consultant, so he's interested in the Milgauss as a second watch but...
  I'd love to find a pair of the Gianni boots.  How do they generally size in comparison to the Marlow wingtips? 
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