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Only three choices for collars and cuffs. No options for placket, back pleats, buttons, sleeve placket buttons, interlinings, gussets, monograms, stitching, thread color, collar and cuff size, or pocket style. While I can easily imagine that these shirts are a decent value, and will fit better than OTR, they are not going to satisfy real connoisseurs. The only advantage over Jantzen would be customer service-- but even the Mafia has better customer service than...
MikeB, I will be in arriving in HK a few days after you. Jantzen will be closed from at least Feb 17th (the day I arrive) and reopen March 4. I imagine you have time to get some shirts, but you might want to check with Ricky. He actually answered my e-mails about his vacation schedule very promptly. English is not an issue at Jantzen, and in my experience most HK natives speak adequate English (former colony).
I agree with Labelking. While it is by no means universal, there is a breed of Mexican man who is a real peacock, with impeccable western shirts and finely sculpted sideburns. I like the style, and I like seeing people who take pride in their appearance.
Too short. suit jacket or sportcoat sleeves should show cuff. Overcoat or raincoat sleeves should extend past the cuff.
That article made me think that we are sort of a 'slow clothes' counterpart to the slow food movement.
Of course you could rewrite his whole piece with only slight changes substituting 'good manners' for 'suit' and it would read about the same. "I will never use good manners at weddings or funerals, because my friends who are getting married aren't that uptight, and a dead person sure doesn't care how I act at their funeral." He seems utterly unaware of the fact that clothing makes a statement, and the statement he's making is that he can't be bothered to show consideration...
I googled, too. Price seems comparable to Chan (one guy paid $1500 for a suit made of Loro Piana with an extra pair of pants, $80 to $200 for a shirt). Many testimonials, none of which reveal any knowledge of tailoring. A testimonial that mentions canvassing, handwork, buttonholes and the like tells a lot. A testimonial that just says "great suit" tells you nothing, because all of the guy's other suits may be from Men's Wearhouse. In pictures of her she is wearing 1) polo...
I noticed this on my Jantzen shirts, and then I realized that all my shirts do it (I also often have to get my jackets altered because of the same problem). When I went to Hong Kong I showed it to David at Jantzen and he altered my pattern so that subsequent shirts don't do it. I'm not exactly sure what change needs to be made, but if you sent Jantzen a picture, that might allow them to fix it on future orders.
You guys are way too worried about STDs. I worked at an STD clinic, and if a guy came in with no symptoms wanting to be tested because he slept with a woman once, and that woman also had no symptoms, we would refuse to test him. The likelihood of him having anything was too small to justify the expense, and a false positive was the most likely result. If you have sex once with a woman who you know has HIV your chance of catching it is very very slim. If you have sex with...
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