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To point out the obvious, I think there are two things that trigger people's decision to go bespoke: the appreciation of the superiority of bespoke; and the ability to afford bespoke. While I've been wearing MTM suits since I was 17, I only became aware of the difference between MTM and bespoke around 2-3 years ago, while I was in my late 20s and was looking for a good tailor for suits here in DC. It was only this year, when I figured that I could actually afford...
Quote: Originally Posted by superfans124 so to be on the safe side, I'm gonna wait out a bit more until I see some respectable celebrities with them in public. I don't think this is a winning strategy. Vita brevis est. Life is short. Wear one today and the world be damned.
Quote: Originally Posted by knittieguy IAll pocket squares seem to be sized so that if you fold them the way that the diagrams show you to (for a TV fold), they will be slightly too big. . Phew. And all this while I thought I wasn't doing it right or something....
Quote: Originally Posted by sho'nuff uh..cotton/wool etc do naturally absorb moisture , but that doesnt mean you are supposed to sweat into your pants. your still supposed to keep clean and hygenic. it's like saying 'cars have the ability to absorb impact to a certain degree, so you are supposed to get it dinged up and dented' lame first post I think he was trying to be ironic.
Quote: Originally Posted by ginlimetonic i think common sense & practicality overrules satorical (sic) looks. This statement doesn't compute. Besides, the former two do not necessarily preclude the latter.
Quote: Originally Posted by Ahab Most others you can get away with a lot. Maybe even jeans. I would not recommend that but you will be surprised what people will wear. If you dress too sharply they may think you are a contractor. But under a 14 at most agencies you should be more than fine with slacks and tie. A suit for the first day would be nice and see how it plays. +1. It bears repeating that the sartorial standards in DC are...
Quote: Originally Posted by freeAgent Personally, I think wearing underwear under pants defeats the purpose of pants. Since pants absorbs moisture equivalent to 20% its weight without getting wet, you are supposed to sweat into your pants, I think. Unless of course, if you feel self-conscious about your junk showing through the crotch, in which case, underwear may be justified. Sorry, I couldn't help it. (for all those confused, see...
Quote: Originally Posted by voxsartoria I think that the pendulum will shortly swing to wearing a t-shirt over a...what is that phrase again?..oh, yes, collared shirt. - B The pendulum has already swung. Saw someone doing this just this Friday night.
Quote: Originally Posted by ManofKent I get the impression that they're probably slightly more common in the UK (at least in the country/provinces) whilst in the states bow-ties often fill the same position. I would actually contest this statement. I think bowties are more formal than ascots. While I could definitely get away with wearing a bowtie to work - albeit perhaps attracting some comments and attention - I don't think the same applies...
Quote: Originally Posted by NakedYoga For those of you that have the buttons monogrammed, do you also have the monogram on the cuff buttons? Yes.
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