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Not a true balmoral, but I black balmoral at short notice is hard work. Classic, and stylish.
Due to pinstripes being such a business staple, I think they tend not to complement suits outside the business environment. Likewise solid black with formalwear. Together, though, they have a striking effect. I have a bolt of black with rust double-pinstripe that is intended for a DB power suit. The black is a bluer shade, to avoid an unflattering green-red combination.
Shantung is slubbed. It will be ecru. I have a little ecru silk yarn which is a lustrous grey - I'm not sure if it's from wild or cultivated cocoons.
Faites gaffe. Les témoignages de Ebay ne compte pour rien. The only thing you can generally do is order their cheapest offering, and inspect the quality of the sewing before deciding to throw more money at them.
Swimming. Seriously. Squares up the shoulders and straightens posture without the bulky hunched-shoulder look that you get at the gym from concentrating too much on the pec-deck. Healthier than most alternatives, too.
Yep, on motorcycle, or onstage at a glam rock concert, as a member of the main act. Can't see them happening anywhere else.
You're a little scanty on the details. Let me get this straight: 1. He pays you a percentage of the goods' value in advance. 2. He pays you the forwarding postage cost in advance 3. He pays for the goods, and they are delivered to you 4. You post them to him, and keep the hard-earned money ... ... and you haven't yet asked yourself "doesn't this sound a little too good and easy to be true?"
Sounds good. I think in Australia they have vocational training (called TAFE), and formalised apprenticeships. An apprenticeship is obviously a better way to go, since the Australian textile industry is limited and TAFE must cater courses to what will likely be an employable skill set. Manolo Blahnik supposedly has no formal training either. "The cloakroom" makes me think of cloaks, and overcoats. Which would obviously never be worn much in Brisbane. I like the use of...
So you'd be talking about Joe, from Canada, then?
This one goes lighter: http://easyandelegantlife.com/wp-con...ent36paris.jpg This one goes darker: http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2...edbcopy3nz.jpg I'm inclined to prefer the second.
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