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I've worn both, at various times over the past 20 years. I've found both to be of excellent optical quality, excellent "mechanical" quality, and very similar in terms of style, comfort, etc.But I believe you when you claim that your AO's were disappointing. I can't say that this has been my experience, but quality control is never a 100% thing, and maybe you just got the freakishly rare bad example. Like the Toyota Camry which was less reliable than the vintage Jaguar, or...
Randolph Engineering aviators are excellent - essentially equivalent to American Optical aviators. They do cost about twice as much as A.O., however.
I could be off the mark here, but is it possible that your experience is simply with mostly modern/slim/tailored fit trousers, and a more traditional, fuller cut would perhaps suit you better?
They make a nice suit.
True. And Luxxotica uses its market dominance in ways which make even Walmart seem warm and fuzzy, by comparison. (Semi- , but only semi.)Yet another reason why I'm glad I wear American Optical sunglasses (not part of the Luxxotica group). I figure if American Optical was good enough for pretty much all the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo era astronauts, they're good enough for me. Plus, I'm a bit of a cheapskate, and AO sunglasses cost less than Ray Bans.Below: Astronauts...
Many/most public libraries do. I suppose some might not.If your local public library has its catalog available online (as is common these days), go online to the catalog and find out.If your local public library does not have its catalog available online, I suppose you could call the library and ask the librarian if the library has any sewing books. Or you could even go in person and find out.Even if your local public library doesn't have any sewing books, it may be able...
But since you will keep your jacket on, and buttoned (save when seated, perhaps), it won't be readily apparent that your tie bar matches your belt or your suspender hardware.
Just bear in mind that knitted ties tend to be a little more casual than most silk ties. I'm not saying this is inherently bad - it can be exactly what you want, in some situations. But sometimes it's not what you want. So just be aware of this.As for the tie bar, I don't often wear tie bars, so I'm not well qualified to advise you. But since somebody has to ask, I'll ask - Are you sure you even want to wear a tie bar? It's one of those accessories which has recently...
Almost any "downsize" alteration is possible, given money and a sufficiently skilled alterations tailor. But some cost more than they're generally worth, and some tend to yield results which just aren't entirely satisfying.Downsizing your suit from a 40L to a 38R is likely to cost more than it's worth, and to yield less than completely satisfying results. Unless there's some overwhelming reason for you to wear this suit - maybe it's the suit you wore 25 years ago, when you...
I use whatever model Woodlore it is that can be had from Jos. A. Bank, during one of their "Buy 1, Get 2 FREE!!!" sales. Brings the cost down to 8 bucks and change per pair.Honestly, while I'm familiar with the various arguments for one model of shoe tree being markedly superior to another, I strongly suspect that in the real world - as opposed to the world of theory - the differences (so long as the tree's cedar, and of the correct size) are trivial and largely unimportant.
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