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As everyone is making holiday travel plans . . .
How many times do I have to tell you to sit up straight and keep your elbows off the table?
I think I am going to start collecting these. From a description of a marble cube in a design catalog, Our cube's crisp geometric proportions and flat planes are informed by American and Italian designs of the 1970s.
The two most important things for black tie are not being "creative" and making sure your DJ fits properly. The first one is easy. Just stick to the classic look -- The Black Tie Guide is a good resource. Resist, at all costs, the urge to "express" yourself. The second is also pretty easy. It's not even that expensive. If you buy the cheapest 40% polyester classically-styled DJ and trousers you can find and then spend 100 GBP having it tailored to fit you properly, you...
Speaking for myself, the last thing on your list ought to be a bespoke evening shirt. First, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between a bespoke evening shirt and an OTR evening shirt if you are wearing a waistcoat. Second, there are so many other things that benefit more from the investment. Proper shoes, well-fitting DJ, grosgrain facings,studs and cuff links, etc., all probably have a greater impact.
Interesting comparison. The chair is by a UK designer. It's clever and has potential but it's still more in the art category rather than the furniture category. The bungee cord on these early models is apparently a patch that fixes a minor design flaw.
Is there something you'd like to tell us, Patrick?
Are your palms dead yet?
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