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CD, my Seamaster has been losing time over the last few months - next to useless. I was about to take it to a horologist in Buleen. Instead, over the break, I took it to a man who operates from a small kiosk in a department store in Mexico City. He opened the back, (with some difficulty), prodded a small part - I think it was the mainspring, and told me to come back in a few days if it wasn't improved. The watch is back to normal and I did not part with a cent! (I asked my...
 Certainly I have seen Vietnam and China on labels (not at the same time!)  of 2 shirts bought at the same time from the same shop.
 Think FXH was being his usual cynical self :  the point I would make is that we seem to live in a world where we are fooled in to thinking it's all some hedonist wonderland...'of choice' (following our passions) the reality is that we all have to work. BTW - I thank FXH for his silk pocket hankie freebie - in the finest tradition of SF - we had a meetup the other day and the goods were handed over..
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I see the idea of cutaways as 'more formal' as a 'rule' that need not be a rule.   As I have said before I wear cutaways all the time - hardly no exceptions - and I've learnt it the hard way:   I find point collars tend to squash against my collar bones without a tie and a squashed collar is a messy collar. Cutaways lie neatly away, horizontally, under a crewneck jumper or a jacket.   It's a style that sometimes loses recognition!    
Agreed Guilty as charged M'Lud You put it very well. I thought that perhaps this is where your problem lay - and yes - I was concentrating on technique, Matt. I suppose though that beauty is well in the eye of the beholder - where technically perfect pieces can fail - but that those which are not are truly great - in their own right.I am reminded of the History of Art - whereby, in cycles, moreorless, painters sometimes painted what they wanted to see - and sometimes...
 +1  It reminds me of the marketing we have seen this last 15 years or so - 'It's YOUR choice - YOU decide. (Do we really have the choice?)   Tell me where the flaws lie? I am not an artist - and am happy to be critiqued. I do not claim to be an expert - but I do know that you can turn someone into a much better better photographer in an hour - but you won't do the same with paint. I do not pretend to trulyunderstand what it means to be an artist - (is this the problem you...
Nothing wrong with it. It's fashionable to have a slightly short suit - and this is at that edge. StyleForum goes over board sometimes. I think people forget that sometimes you can't readily change a body -if for example, you are obese a correctly fitting suit will still look off. The photo might have caught a awkward stance - if that - (and maybe not).You shouldn't have to 'work  out' to be stylish. This suit looks better than many. I like the shoulders - a sort of nice...
On the subject of Painting vs Photography:   You can turn a complete newbie into a reasonable photographer almost overnight if you teach them 5 or so big rules - like 'Get in close', 'Use the Rule of Thirds'..and they actually use those rules. A camera with a longer lens also helps - it flatters people, for example.   I know this because after being taught some rules my photography came on suddenly overnight. It is true that you need a bit of an eye, and need to...
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