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The steps to tie a bow tie are the same as those used to ties one's shoelaces-assuming that the wearer does not tie his shoes with a granny knot. I agree that guides are not very helpful. I would suggest that the frustrated novitiate go to a reputable men's store and ask a salesman to show you how. Stay until you get it right. In my years as a "counter-hopper" in a fine old men's store, I gave many lessons in how to tie a bow tie.
Manuel Canova's Brune et d'Or is a favorite for me and my wife.
I could not agree with RSS more. I think that the OP's actions are equivalent to theft. The store assumed a reasonable monetary gamble ordering the shoes for the OP based on the possibility of a sale. Do you think that they would have done this if they knew the OP intended to use them as a basis for fit only? As a result the store has to pay for a pair of shoes that have a limited possibility of selling. That is what I call theft. Such an action can in no way be...
Thanks for the most enjoyable posts, RJMan. BTW, I have danced with the girl who danced with the Prince of Wales(Duke of Windsor). She was not terribly impressed- she saw him numerous times at hers parents' parties in Palm Beach- which was a bit disappointing to me.
I would be cautious buying a suit made up in 130's. I say that because I own several garments made up in 130's or close to that fineness and they are prone to shining. This is coming from someone who has a large rotation and who wears clothing with care and views a trip to the dry cleaner as something to be done only when truly necessary. I like the suit well enough but I would advise a less delicate fabric.
Quote: Originally Posted by Bounder Sleeves too long. This must be RTW. Is there a Dictator's Wearhouse where you go to get stuff like this? And the jacket is double vented but what's going on back there? I don't even want to speculate. He looks like Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The guy in the back looks like Curtis Sliwa's fat cousin who is itching to kick his ass.
Looks like it.
Pearl or dove gray, to name two.
My late brother, an attorney, took his cleaners to court after they ruined a number of his dress shirts. He won. My brother was slow to anger and did not waste his time on frivolous matters, but the owner's attitude and total unwillingness to do the right thing led my brother to take him to court, more to teach him a lesson than to recover his loss. I only wish I had been there to see it. My brother was brilliant, charismatic and had a great sense of humor. He could be...
Quote: Originally Posted by ysc Some of the places posted in this thread are stately homes really, not country houses. My favorite country house in the UK is far too hard to call, but Filoli is the prettiest country house I visited in the states. It struck me as a good balance between "classic" english country house design and mediteranian/local influences, so it didn't look ridiculous in its setting. Worth a visit if you are near San...
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