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As long as the colours don't clash.
Quote: Originally Posted by bengal-stripe King Edward II decreed in 1324 that a shoe size equals the length of one barleycorn and three barleycorns laid lengthwise equal one inch. To this day, the difference in length between a whole shoe-size is one-third-of-an inch (8.5 mm) (Half a size is one-sixth). Fascinating! Edward II was the one who spent so much time obsessing over his male lovers that he ended up messing things up completely,...
I wear undershirts 90% of time. My approach is: If wearing a shirt with a tie (i.e. with the collar buttoned) - crew neck undershirt. A v-neck would result in the "V" being visible underneath the shirt (especially if the shirt is white) and the effect is not very nice. If wearing a shirt sans tie (i.e. with the collar unbuttoned) - v-neck shirt. Undershirt not visible, so none of the sloppy effect that the OP disapproves of. Personally, I think wearing an...
I never liked J. Press - my impression has been that the clothes seem to be made for oversized, shapeless males. I also can't stand the obsession with single-vented jackets. But I agree that their contrasting-edge linen pocket squares are really nice.
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackl3232 Overcoats are usually tagged for the size of suit they fit over...so if you wear a 40 jacket, get a 40 overcoat. Doesn't this depend on the cut or make of the coat, though? My suit size is 38 and I've had instances where, while trying on overcoats, a size 40 overcoat fit better, even when I'm going for a very fitted look. For instance, I got a size 38 Prada overcoat as a Christmas gift and it was...
Quote: Originally Posted by A Canuker All mine air dry. +1. Shirts - especially the ones you love - should only be hung dry. In this context, the dryer is evil.
Quote: Originally Posted by MidnightBlue it's more of an ordinary day. Thanks for replies. I guess a bowtie would have been overdoing it then....
Quote: Originally Posted by r... ... is this like frequently? Yes. I guess it shows that I've been living in DC for too long, I have lost the power of straight-talking.
My first overcoat was of the black, knee-length, single breasted variety made of angora. I thought it was a great piece for someone who had not worn overcoats before, as it was easy to dress up and dress down be it as everyday wear for business, with jeans or over a dinner suit. I don't see why anyone would object to a black overcoat, but the SF experts have never ceased to astound me, so let's see what the experts say...
I'm aware that I may sound naive, but can't you report these things? And if there are enough reports, maybe some action might be taken? Knock on wood, I've never experienced anything like this in my life, and I travel not infrequently.
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