or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by Journeyman

 I first ordered a tie from Gerald before Vanda became Vanda, and the tie didn't have a keeper back then, either. I asked Gerald about it, and he said that he preferred to make the ties that way, as he felt that it suited their style - light, partially unlined, no keeper and so on. Over time, I've become accustomed to it and now, if I find that the back of the tie is flapping in the breeze, I just tuck the shorter, narrower end into my shirt, into the space between the...
 I went to my local Mei + Picchi store a few years back and bought up a lot of hangers. I'm very happy with them and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. They had quite a wide range - thick, contoured hangers with a trouser bar with integrated clip; thinner, curved hangers with the same sort of trouser bar and clip; thick, contoured hangers without trouser bar; thinner wooden hangers suitable for shirts; dedicated trouser hangers and more. Prices were very good,...
 Exactly right. A fully canvassed suit (or, more properly, a suit with floating, as opposed to fused, canvassing) might feel a bit more flexible than a half-canvassed suit but it's still going to have structure, because of the presence of the canvas and the other fabric used to form the chestpieces in the jacket. I've got suits that are half-canvassed and suits with fully-floating canvassing, including ones where the majority of the stitching in the jacket is by hand, and...
Generally, I like Joe Ha's outfits.   However, this is definitely not The Finery Company's finest hour:   https://www.instagram.com/p/BDRkF34QAUT/  
  Really, as long as you can find fabric that matches pretty well, you should be able to have them repaired and to keep on repairing them a few more times. Given the location of the fabric patches, it doesn't even have to be an absolutely precise match, particularly as the fabric is dark.
 Do you mean that the trousers have worn out in the "fork" (ie the crotch, where the legs meet)? If so, you can often have them repaired by finding similar fabric and having two "v" shaped sections inserted where the original fabric has worn away. Given that you're in HK, with a huge amount of tailors, you should hopefully be able to find some very similar fabric somewhere!
 Sure - it's how I feel when I wake up with a head cold. Seriously, though, it's the adjective used to describe people from the Flanders region in Belgium. They're one of two main ethnic groups in Belgium, the other being the Walloons. In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below...
  Graph check fabrics look very nice, as long as the scale of the pattern is small. I think that they are very versatile. As you say, they can be worn with grenadine or other solid-colour ties, but also with repp stripes (again, as long as the graph check pattern is small) or even with spotted/dotted ties. However, in my opinion, they look particularly good with neat print silk ties. Essentially, anything that would go with a small, gingham check shirt will also go with a...
 I don't think that the "bagel-head" was ever actually popular in Japan - that was more of a "Japan WTF" thing that became popular on social media and news articles that love to publish articles about how Japan is a very peculiar place. However, having snaggle-teeth (protruding canine teeth) - called "yaeba" in Japan - is quite popular amongst Japanese women, as it's thought to make them look cute and youthful. Women will actually pay for a dental procedure to make their...
 Really depends upon how much you want to pay. Uniqlo is a great option at the cheaper end of the scale. I've only had good experiences with Uniqlo knitwear, but I haven't bought any for some years (as I haven't needed to, as my v-neck lambswool jumpers and wool/cashmere blend cardigans are still going strong). However, others have said that the quality might not be as good now and that they've experienced pilling and wear fairly quickly.
New Posts  All Forums: