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I have a Halliburton polycarb case and have been using it for a year. It is the newer, two-wheeled carry-on version - I went with that over the 4-wheeled one for fear that it would not fit in all the overheads out there, but my wife has the 4-wheeled version in both a cabin trolley and a 28" and loves them. Then again, I never check bags and she always does. I'm a consultant and on the road quite a bit. These things are flexier than you think when it comes to stuffing...
I picked up a Barbour Chelsea late last year in the UK - great jacket, but I sized up as the fit is rather slim (I am an L and got an XL) and it fits great. Weight is a bit heavier, so I would consider more of a late fall/winter coat. Prior to that, I got a Polo Richmond in black on sale at the end of the season. It is a bit shorter and lighter, so probably more of a casual or weekend jacket, but there are tons of details, construction is top notch, and I really dug it....
Black face - if only for the historical reference. If it is your first PAM, you are better off going for one of the "base" models - cleaner and classic than the later ones with all of the subdials or GMT variations You didn't make it clear whether you were looking at a Luminor or a Radiomir, but you should think about how/where you are going to wear it as the Luminor at 44mm is a much bulkier watch and is more sporting in design. The Radiomir (210 or 183) - even though...
I'd look for Incotex on B&S or eBay. Cottons at around $50; Wool between $75/100 (staple colors might be higher). Just make sure you know your real waist size, not the traditional American "vanity" sizing, and be sure to check leg/thigh measurements to avoid the super skinny cuts. There have been a ton of Mabitex on B&S lately, but they seem to have a much lower rise than the Incos I have if that is an issue for you.
Last few months have been good: Isaia Navy Blue 150s suit = $300 Canali Tux (mainline, peak lapel) $130 AE Brown Moras = $89 AE Suede Moras = $120 (normally not an AE fan, but 2 pair of dubmonks for $200ish is hard to beat) Kiton Tie 7fold = $30 Altea Gray cashmere tie = $20 2 Isaia SCs = $150 each Grey wool Incotex = $50 Cashmere scarf = $40 (marked down from $250) Handmade cashmere lined gloves = $27 (down from $300) Barbour Chelsea Jacket = $80
This is a pretty big step backwards for the GUI - very cluttered, small type hard to read, last post column is visually/functionally irrelevant, repeating sponsor calloiuts unnecessary on subpages (although the bigger play on the landing page is an improvement in the value for them). Overall the page reminds me of the color blindness test at the the DMV - no sense of visual hierarchy and the eye doesn't know where to land. Previous version was extremely klugy in terms of...
You can get it done, but not likely at that price point. From what I've seen, I think $150 is more reasonable...
Hmmm... just took a cruise through. Nicely laid out, but the merch is surprisingly generic - I didn't see one thing I hadn't seen before and couldn't get somewhere else .. and usually for less.
SAs have some discretion on the way the sale's discounts are applied. I stopped by yesterday to pick up a tux shirt, but found that it was only subject to some complex, unadvertised "shirt sale algorithm" which was something like buy 1 = regular price; buy 2 get 25% off; buy 4 get 40% off. I didn't need 4 tux shirts or even three other shirts, so I figured I was SOL because I had to get one for an event next week. But the SA - who recognized me from other visits -...
I'd look on FleaBay and just be picky - I just scored a mainline Canali super 120s tux (peak lapel, no vents, one button) in almost new shape (seemed virtually unworn) for $130 all in. Just had to hem the pants, adjust the sleeves and the waist (and add suspender buttons) and I was good to go. Then I looked on BroBro's sit for a new tux shirt and was stunned to see that I would have to shell out $135 for it!
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