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Quote: Not seem, are. Goes with the territory I suppose. Jon. I've had a mixed experience. The mansion's employees seem both helpful and condescending at the same time, if you know what I mean. One of the staff (the really tall guy - Jacob) recognized me from a previous visit and said it was good having me back. Ralph must have designed the Keaton collar just for him.
Probably not ideal, but you obviously like the Keaton so much, so if I were in your position I would get it anyway. I don't think it'll look bad; I think it will look good but not the best collar you can wear.
I saw the RLPL Keaton-collar shirts myself in person today, and agree with the assessment of many forum members: they are really quite stunning. I can totally imagine someone spending his year-end bonus on Purple Label MTM shirts. I am not sure whether the Keaton spread would be attractive when worn open-collared, however. I'm surprised to hear these RLPL shirts are baggy, but I wouldn't know, since I didn't try one on. I also looked at the Black Label shirts. The...
Quote: my rent is just under triple what the Vietnamese girls downstairs pay for the same room - and I dont have any choice in the matter, cos no one else will give me a better price than i pay here this is a bit unusual, and i think it calls for serious investigative economic research. the market-based economy is obviously failing here. if anything, you should be paying LOWER rent since the presence of a caucasian in a building significantly...
Quote: Quote: (newyorker @ June 05 2005,08:10) I am very much against bargaining when buying trivial items in developing countries. I see it as fairly hypocritical, since all of us tip 15-20% on restaurant meals in the NYC. We can afford to be more generous in other parts of the world where the extra 50 cents mean nothing to us but mean a lot to the people there. ....try living in one i totally understand what youre saying - i used to...
I am very much against bargaining when buying trivial items in developing countries. I see it as fairly hypocritical, since all of us tip 15-20% on restaurant meals in the NYC. We can afford to be more generous in other parts of the world where the extra 50 cents mean nothing to us but mean a lot to the people there.
Quote: Wouldn't that banker look be less American as distinctly British? Very much so, and therefore I thought it might not be a good idea to switch back and forth between the american classic and british banker styles ... the trouble is choosing one of them, both of which I like. American classic costs much less, however.
Quote: You don't mention any sort of jacket or tie so I don't think the two looks you describe are all that different in formality. Perrhaps so, but I think the american classic/preppy look -- which is all about understatement -- is radically different from the pinstripe banker look.
Quote: Quote: (newyorker @ June 04 2005,18:14) I don't think it's a good idea to alternate between the two as consistency in dress at the office is something I believe is important. Why? If I wear different styles all the time it would look unauthentic ... like some sort of an actor. It's a matter of integrity and credibility.
Help me think through this a bit ... on the one hand, I admire the purity and simplicity of well-fitting American classics (like a fitted blue oxford, navy chinos, tan belt and tan penny loafers) but on the other hand am drawn to the high-powered, finance look (extreme spread collar, striped body, white collars and cuffs, pinstripe wool pants). I don't think it's a good idea to alternate between the two as consistency in dress at the office is something I believe is...
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