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None of these photos means much. Even if the sleeves were finished with no shirt showing with arms at the sides, once you strike those poses the shirt will always show.
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Do you have any citations to prove this? I have spent years and years researching this painstakingly. It's been a journey like hunting the bottom of Loch Ness looking for my monster. Alas, I cannot find any evidence that there ever was a steafast 1/2" rule. I am afraid this and are few other Eternal Rules of Permanent Style repeated so often that they have become The Truth are really more like a sartorial myths of at best a personal preference. Of course, a couple of books...
I have heard stories from tailors about how FJ made amazing stuff in its day. The quality was top notch. At one point the FJ factory was the biggest producer of tailored garments in the world, I believe. They also sourced a lot of their cloth from Aussie mills, so you could get high end tailored garments that were through and through Australia it their pedigree. I think that they made the mistake of trying to compete with the Chinese on their terms ie rapid, high speed...
^ There is, of course, the view that modern pop culture, pop consumerism, and mass spectator sport, all massively amplified in significance by popular media is an infinitely more effective "opiate of the people" than religion ever was. Why bother with being politically or socially aware when you can follow the latest tantalising titbit involving some trashy celeb? That said, the Communist Party will be looking at the recent events in the Middle East with fear and trepidation.
The truly bizarre thing is that Lenin certainly - and Mao probably - looked at the society they had set up, and gasped over the fact that it was nothing like what Marx's "scientific predictions" stated - a gradual evolution of the more industrial societies driven by an enlightened populace into more socially equitable constructs. Instead they found themselves as dictators ruling over totally pre-industrial and backward chicken-yards that made a mockery of Marx. China today...
This is the standard propaganda that Communist China comes up with because they desperately need Japan to be the scapegoat that takes the heat off them:http://www.jiyuushikan.org/e/reparations.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_reparations#JapanYou won't find anything like this sort of official apology or expression of "deep regret" from the Communist Party to the countless millions they...
I don't believe there is any legal precedent anywhere that absolves a nation of past genocide just because there has been a change in the membership of the top leadership. Doubly so when the very same Party that committed the atrocities remains in power.Both the German and Japanese governments have paid millions in reparation payments and have taken responsibility for their past well after the Nazi party and the Japanese Imperial militarist governments had been deposed...
Is it me who's 50 years or more off? The Nazis (National Socialist Party) were thrown out of power at the end of WWII. When you buy German goods a bit of your money does go to the German government, but that is currently Angela Merkel's democratically elected CDU. Not a single cent goes to the outlawed Nazi Party. The German government has paid countless millions in reparation payments. Official and unconditional apologies for crimes have been made. War criminals have...
I can tell you a bespoke tailor would kill for some of the sophisticated equipment that a factory can afford. Also what's wrong with fusing again???? I am not entirely sure that China will become a source of high end garment manufacture. This depends on how quickly wages rise there and the cost of garment manufacture. Japan never killed off Italian high end manufacturing, and for much of the 20th century textile manufacture was their major source of GDP. The imposition...
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