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^I am amazed that you manage to layer a size small over a sportcoat at all, more so without serious pulling/problems of movement. I guess there must be a considerable difference in sizing between SB and DB then. I also normally wear a size small/46(IT) but got the knee-length DB in a medium, b/c trying both sizes on in store there was no way in hell I could have layered a size small over anything but a medium-weight knit, certainly not a structured sportcoat (all this is...
The reactions to SS16 make me think - not for the first time - that there is a bigger difference between American and European fashion sensibilities than we tend to think or anyway than globalised fashion marketing and distribution tries to make us believe. Is the use of images of American icons like Marilyn and Elvis on clothing seen as tacky in the US? Because honestly in Europe I don't think it is, and certainly not if done well by somebody like DVN with undoubted...
How's the quality of Margiela footwear these days? I've seen grievances with recent Margiela items in other threads but those related to shirts (nowadays Made in Romania) and a leather bag. I have had excellent personal experience with their shoes/boots and apparently they are all still made in Italy.
Pure silk, probably not, as pure-silk scarves tend to give off a "I'm-wearing-this-purely-as-a-decorative-(non-functional)-accessory" vibe. Silk blended with cashmere/wool/cotton/whatever as a means to keep warm against the cold in winter, I have tons of that, including by Hermès. No gay glances so far, only admiring comments. (I admit I don't wear them with velvet blazers though.)
@masshi Not sure I can help you with black raws, but I think if you were willing to give up that criterion, there are options out there without having to resort to women's jeans. This is a great pair of jeans (and now available at great price): http://www.oki-ni.com/en/apparel/raf-simons-slim-fit-jeans-011371.html I ordered and had to return the only size they have left (28). I'm pretty skinny myself and do wear a size 28 in plenty of other brands (Balenciaga, Lanvin,...
With a tie, no, never. And even without a tie, not the kind of short-sleeved shirt in ^that picture, i.e. not a dress shirt that's only had the sleeves cut off. However, I think some replies in this thread ignore that there is a world of "fashion" s/s shirts out there (by "fashion" I only mean clearly designed not to be worn instead of a long-sleeved dress shirt) that are perfectly fine to wear, in fact that are often better than wearing a T-shirt (which I guess would be...
The issue I see with forum b&s is precisely that there is a forum attached to it, and that forum - be it SF or any other one - tends to condone a certain taste/range of styles only. Which is great if you happen to have or want sth that corresponds to that image but less great otherwise.I sold a pair of Ann Demeulemeester boots on gra*led recently and the buyer was talking about what size he wears in Dolce&Gabbana and DSQUARED2. On SF you couldn't mention those brands in...
Low-balls and flakes being the two main ones, closely followed by destitute college students who somehow have got it in their heads that they're entitled to wearing Hermès, Tom Ford and Louis Vuitton.The worst thing about this move is the way they announced it: "Don't you just HATE how ebay charges TEN per cent? So do we! Don't get fleeced on there! We've decided to keep our sales fee ultrasuperlow! Only... 6 per cent!" Yes. Huge difference there.Having said all that,...
Last one before I disappear to China later today for an extended (much needed) break from all this [[SPOILER]]
Unfortunately, you have a point there. :-(I'm getting a little tired of looking at them myself, especially as not one of those books belongs to me.Anyway, onwards. Monday special: No bookshelves! [[SPOILER]]
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