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Quote: In theory, you are right. In practice do you know many salespeople (under the age of fifry) who have knowledge of, or an interest in the items they are selling? Unless you find some old boy who has been in the business for forty years or more, nobody is able to answer you any technical questions and just stares at you with total incomprehension. If we're talking about a big box or department store, I agree with you, it's often difficult or...
Novel concept: why not ask the salesperson? A good reputable store should have good staff who can actually tell you the answer (and/or demonstrate) without making you feel like a knob. Given the economy these days, if a store doesn't make you feel like a million bucks, they're not doing a good job.
Quote: Or am I just way out in left field here? Not at all. IMHO this thread has quickly descended into the realm of personal preference, dependent on one's location, place of business, culture, weather, time of day, zodiac sign, etc.
I never hang sweaters, I find that no matter how good the hanger is, gravity will always stretch the knit no matter what. I always fold sweaters along a row of knitting - the wrist of one arm to the opposite shoulder hole, same for the other arm, then fold the bottom hem up over the arms to the neck. This way, there are no longitudinal folds (is that the right term?) which cause creases, and the sweaters can be stacked 5-10 high without major creasing. Pants: I mostly use...
Being from Toronto, I noticed Antonio Davis was pretty well dressed (it helped that he was injured a lot this year, so he sat on the sidelines in a nice suit quite a bit.) Can't say the same for Lenny Wilkens, he seemed to wear the combination I absolutely cannot stand: turtleneck (or t-shirt) under an otherwise nice suit. Or a shirt without a tie. Jeez. In past years Jordan has been well dressed, this year I saw him in slouchy velour-ish stuff more than once. He still...
Quote: Can someone get me out of my misery? I?m Europe based, I do not know what a "wife beater" is (apart from a married brute). Sleeveless undershirt. Similar to: http://www.kleptomaniac.com/product/?prod_id=9829 Think Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire".
I've found that two views of the pants to be very helpful/indicative of the cut: 1) full length view, folded like you're going to put them in a clip hanger (I don't know how to describe it accurately, but it would follow the crease of the trousers, if any.) Since you know the waist size, it's easy to see if the line of the trousers is tapered (usually slim fitting) or straight (full). 2) full length again, but this time folded like a pair of jeans. Lay trousers out flat...
I've worn a fairly stuffy tux shirt (Brioni with the funny buttons & all) untucked with jeans and no cufflinks before (I usually roll up the sleeves as well since the cuffs are very stiff), but I've found it's one of those things where the shoes & setting can make all the difference. The tux shirt is on the traditional side, jeans on the casual side, and the shoes can push the combo either way. Example: I clearly remember the last two times I've worn the combination (both...
Versaceman: in all seriousness don't sweat it, for me it's the standard "don't like it if it's made in my own country" inferiority complex (i.e. 501s are mundane in the US but insane overseas, or Energie in Europe, etc.) I don't like Parasuco either (too girly for me) but it's big in Canada and other places. I've found with denim that most of the time, you get what you pay for (up to a point, say $200). Ignoring amazing sales or outlet deals, sub $50 jeans will usually...
Quote: Buffalo = fairly cheap jeans in Canada.  They run about CAN$70 here regularly priced (and are easily found on sale).  This means they're about US$50 at worst.  By comparison, Diesels cost about CAN$140 and PDC around CAN$220. Haha, you got my exact reason why the snob in me doesn't like them Plus, they're always for sale for $40CDN (~$27US) at Winners (AKA TJ Maxx in the USA.) Seems to me they're very derivative in style, cut, and wash. I...
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