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So basically sports fans on ESPN and social media don't say anything intelligent and generally look like idiots. What else is new.
Nice, Cleav. To Joakimsten, note the subtle differences between your outfit and Cleav's. It's tough to combine three blues in one outfit, but a less saturated and lighter blue shirt, reasonably dark blue jacket and tie that offers sufficient contrast to the shirt make a big difference.
VBC wool linen is pretty decent. I just got some trousers in it and have only worn them a few times, but they seem to wear pretty cool, breathe decently and look nice. IMO a wool / linen blend that is about an ounce heavier is generally going to wear as cool if not cooler than a slightly lighter weight tropical wool, but it all comes down to the weave. If the wool your tailor is leading you to is a more open weave fabric, it will probably wear cooler than the wool linen,...
A, B and E for me as well.
^ Fair enough. To me it's about diminishing marginal returns and such and where would I rather spend XYZ dollars. I certainly respect and appreciate that some people, especially on a place like SF, love to get as close to perfection as they can and will pay a premium for that and I definitely get paying a premium for convenience / timeliness as you say.
I'm not claiming that Luxire or Ambrosi are comparable; I simply said I think the fit on my Luxire trousers (most recent iteration) is very good and that I don't personally see the value of $1,200 pants (though I have no issue with them in concept). We all have our point of diminishing marginal returns with these things. Edit: Also, to the extent one budgets a certain amount for clothing, we're looking at say 3 pairs of Ambrosi trousers versus probably 15 from Luxire. If...
Good fit definitely makes a difference in how quickly trousers wear out, but I expect very few things to last forever anyway. Generally speaking, jackets last a longer time for me, so I am more likely to pay a bit more for a sport coat than I would be to do the same for trousers. I've been fortunate to get what I regard as a very good fit from Luxire on my most recent trousers, so I will probably get most of my trousers from them going forward along with picking up the...
Noodles - The three Formosas are a good start, but you are wearing the crap out of your beaters and you wear a suit 6 days a week. You've made a bunch of comments about wanting / needing new suits and have gone back and forth between SuitSupply, Kent Wang, Formosa, B&T, etc. and that does make you sound a bit indecisive. People make bad purchases when they don't have a good plan (e.g. buying overpriced stuff that doesn't fit you at NM that results in you not having money...
Noodles. I give you the following challenge. Buy at least three suits in the next 12 months that you actually like. Get the trousers hemmed correctly the first time. Enjoy wearing them. Don't baby them. Feel free to continue to have picnic attacks along the way, but there needs to be progress made. Also, do not let your wife know about PurseForum under any circumstances.
^ Awesome. Love him or hate him, Al Davis was amusing.
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