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Nope.  Try a search, there was a similar question a couple of months ago... but in a nutshell, if the dye is going to come off, it's going to come off.  Especially with expensive jeans, the dye doesn't "soak" into the fibres very much, but just rides on the surface.  You can minimize this by using cold water and hand washing. Re-dyeing: possible, recommended - depends. Extremely difficult to match colors exactly, messy, time consuming.
Quote: How often do you find it necessary to clean your shirts? I'm fearful of any type of washing, so I am very careful about the conditions in which I wear my best clothing. Since I wear an undershirt and don't live in a smoggy city, I rarely wash my shirts. (Call me a "scrub," if you'd like, but I hate to picture what any of those machines are doing to my clothes.) I wouldn't be so fanatical about it. Even if you wear an undershirt, there's bound...
Whatever you want. Seriously. The beauty of jeans is that anything fits IFF you go by your own personality, which is to say some guys wear tassel loafers with jeans, look and feel great (in their own minds, at least If you like Prada America's Cup shoes, who cares, wear them. After all, they're SHOES, which wear out and have to be replaced (perhaps the 2nd best thing about them.) Myself, I have the old standby, Blundstone 902s (a very very very dark brown, almost black...
I think the thread on ironing was called "ironing tips", a search with those keywords should bring it up. As for laundering, my process is tedious (not for the impatient) but it works for me.  I use a bucket of cold/lukewarm water in the laundry basin, wet the entire shirt, then sprinkle detergent on the collars, cuffs, underarms (high wear/dirty areas), and scrub each separately.  Then rinse the shirt (cold water) in another bucket, then use the gentle spin cycle of...
Nope. IMHO flat front suit pants are already unorthodox, so who cares if you cuff them?
Try not to think of designer clothes as someone with a sketchbook whipping off designs and having them sewn... the sheer volume of production these days means teams of people design the clothes, which are probably patterned on a computer, then sent to a huge factory to be made by the thousands with cheap labor. Large companies produce in large quantities, so if you can arrange a deal with another manufacturer to use their factory and make a similar product (which makes $$$...
Ha, I can beat that easily: I once wore a grey DB pinstripe suit with cherry red Doc Martens boots to a job interview. I don't remember the shirt and tie, but it was probably something equally horrendous like a green check shirt and blue tie. Got the job though
Probably a full windsor knot: http://www2.latech.edu/~bmagee....not.htm Works best with long, thin ties (thickness, not width) that don't taper too sharply.  Not too many ties these days fit the bill - the four in hand is the most popular knot, so you may find most ties to either be too thick or too short (with all the turns, you need alot of tie.) You can kind of fake the look of a full windsor if you do a half windsor (should be on the same site above) but use a...
That's a stereotypical NBA thing. It can work with people that tall. But for heaven's sake, don't button all four buttons... At least the #1 and #2 picks were wearing proper suits. #3 was wearing some sort of wannabe nehru jacket (lots of buttons, no labels, small shirt type collar... yuck.)
This is the NYT after all... who knows if these so called "metrosexuals" actually exist?. Agreed on the comments above. Hot pink does nothing for my sexuality, it just brings me back to my rad '80s skater days
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