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 Good to have options! ;) I keep meaning to ask them to give me soft plastic ones instead of metal; plastic stays bend slightly giving a good natural arc. I had quite a few spare, but at some point, I'm going to need more so I really should ask Luxire to provide them instead of the metal... as you say, it's an easy thing to forget about when ordering however.
 What's the shirt, please?  Welcome back. It's difficult to be sure from the photo angle, but I think a slightly lower buttoning point and wider lapels would flatter you more. It actually looks fine through the torso, though of course you'd be able to tell the reality of that much better than I, just from wearing it. Casual today, so spoilering:  [[SPOILER]]
Good stuff from everyone so far, and esp. kudos to mimo for wearing a 3pc in that kind of heat.   (38R - one minor nit if going for a full on English look like that: spread collar, not button-down!!)   Going to sneak in yesterday's fit as my entry, under the Thursday waiver. It's not really all that formal (being DB and being light grey and patterned, and worn with brown shoes) but is much more so than what I wore today, so will have to suffice:  
Another outing for this light grey suit, but this time with dark brown instead of black shoes. I think light grey can work with both. Maybe next time, burgundy?  
 Funnily enough, some people these days are spending money on elocution lessons to actually add a few rough edges to an RP accent. It's thought to help if they want to work in certain circles. Horses for courses, I suppose. On average, I still think RP opens more doors than it closes.  Thanks! But no special historical knowledge or authority here, I'm afraid. Merely musings based on my personal experiences and from living here.  You're not the first person to say something...
I might be up for a casual summer suit or jacket if they came to London, depending on the exact price, process and waiting time. They do an interesting shoulder for casualwear that's impossible to get for a low amount here. Would be a nice bit of variety to my more structured stuff from my usual tailor.
spacepope advertised the poll in the CM WAYWRN so expect some of us fuddy-duddies to pop up here.   What I found interesting what that while the contest is focused on breaking CM traditions of proportionality, the looks that were most successful (in terms of leading the current voting) were also the looks that appealed most to my fairly traditional eye. For example, diniro, futuresailors and kgfan5 all got votes from me. Why? Because I suspect that if you're going to...
 A shared sentiment. My waistline doesn't, however... a rare treat only. Re: the FNB article - I got bored halfway through reading it so skimmed the second half. My impression is that it's a mixed bag of historical fact, truism and opinion. I'd summarise my opinion as saying that bold shirts are certainly accepted within the language of professional dress in the UK. Note, "professional dress" which is not necessarily the same as "conservative dress". That is to say, there...
 You people are so damn virtuous. I find all the above mind-numbing. I can just about enjoy the final stage of a buffing a toecap to a high shine, but as for the rest, I find them ineffably dull. You can add ironing shirts to the list. I only do them because a) I can't find anyone decent to do them, and b) I'm a tight bastard sometimes. Maybe I have a very empty mind already, so don't need the chores to clear it out?  (funnily enough, I do like more typical meditation,...
Beware the future; the days of WAYWRN are numbered...     (via reddit, but originally from this tumblr)
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