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Posts by Caustic Man

I'm sorry, I simply can't agree with that. I fully acknowledge that quality has taken a hit in some respects, however the strident comments you make about them are simply overstated. One would think you were talking about H&M or something. If you tone down the rhetoric by about 60% then I'm probably agreeing with you.
Looking good Andy.
I don't think it's fair to say that Brooks Brothers sucks ass. They are not the company they used to be but that doesn't mean they have a loss of quality across the board. Many of their products, including ties, continue to be made in the U.S. and have a high quality. They do indeed still make bowties and many of them are quite nice. As for their shipping I just bought something that arrived in 2 days without expedited shipping. 
I have two nearly identical brown SCs in my closet, the only difference between them being the buttons. Brown is a nearly essential part of my rotation although if it were me I'd go for a darker shade.
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I need to convince my wife to send you some of her multitudes of shoes she never wears anymore.
  
Really? I consider it to be more forgiving than darted jackets. Less complicated and less to go wrong in terms of fit. 
Did you post what fabric you chose?
Coincidentally, the thread Ac2 posted has a nice history lesson about sack jackets. For me personally, I associate sack jackets with Northeastern U.S. upper class types. They obviously have a longer history than this but for most Americans I think this association holds true. I don't think this particular cut is associated with any particular fabric formality. I have seen sack suits made of everything from worsteds to woolens and beyond. As far as I'm concerned looking...
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