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The standard AE Strand/PA/etc. lasts are incredibly boring, no doubt there. You don't need to be a menswear expert to see that those shoes targeted against conservative 40-50 year old Lloyds that enjoy wearing BB and Southwick sack suits.   AE do have some sleeker lasts named Rutledge and Harrison, a bit more expensive than ones mentioned above, but also better made (Independence collection).    But for the same price you have lots of other options too. Loake, Meermin,...
Found a BNWT Loro Piana suit(From the brand, not some random suit made in LP cloth). No idea what they're going for new, made by St. Andrews.   
It's a brand called "Moods of Norway", really popular over here( in Norway).  They're basically 1k$ fused designer suits with gaudy designs and wool-blendfabrics. They come with a golden tractor pin, if you take it off the same tractor motive is embroidered into the chest-pocket welt.    www.moodsofnorway.com     
Well, In my ad I stated that I would not take any returns, unless the item was damaged or not as described.    I then gave him detailed measurements, which he said looked good. Also informed him that one usually has to get some work done, before the fit is good.    Now two weeks later I get a mail stating that it didn't fit AND that it didn't look like pictured, and pointed out that it had to have been pinned on the pictures. So he's using the later as a reason for...
Buyer wants to return a suit (size didn't fit, even though I gave all measurements) because it didn't look like the pictures in my ad. The jacket was pinned, which he says is the main reason he wants to return...he basically thought it was going to be slimmer around the waist.    What would you do? It was a sale done on craigslist, he wired the money to me via bank...   (Practically every big seller seems to pin the jackets on Ebay, didn't know it was a reason for...
Thom Browne.   Good quality? Probably Looks like shit? Definitely.
Man, shill bidding is absolutely rampant over at the UK Ebay. Most Items I've picked up there lately, I've initially lost, only to receive a second chance "Buyer backed out" offer. (It doesn't really mater to me though, as I always place my max bid on auctions)
I have to admit, I have little to no knowledge on the subject of buttonholes. Mostly because I don't really care, as they're pretty tiny and obscure details in the big picture.    But over here people seem to have a fetish for handsewn buttonholes, and the various styles.   So, to start with: Can someone post pictures, and maybe point out the differences between handsewn and machine sewn buttonholes? 
Only have experience with Rive Gauche, which are/were made by Zegna. The ones I had were fantastic, really nice fabric, LOTS of handwork. Designed by Tom Ford, but not sure how they hold up against his own brand. I've read people say Rice Gauche are up there with Zegna Couture, but I've never owned anything from the later, so I don't know.    But with that said, the cuts were not for everyone. Strong shoulders, lots of waist suppression, tight and almsot bootcut...
Wear an unlined linen summer suit(In conservative colors) on your way to work, with your wool work suit in a garment bag.  Change to your work suit in the toilet/stall.  Keep your summer suit in the garment bag, tucked under your desk.   Should be pretty easy and painless?  
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