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Why'd you assume no one would read it? It could be the next big craft cocktail thing. I'm certainly curious to try it- salt really can change flavors- brings things into focus, mutes bitterness- I'd tempted to add some to a cocktail and use extra bitters, to see if I couldn't draw out the flavors of the bitters without throwing things out of balance. I'd really be interested in hearing your experience on that one, it's not something I've considered in cocktails before.Had...
That's just what shell looks like. You can't fix what's not broken. However, if you walk on polished floors much or at all, I do recommend having the heels changed. They ain't called suicide heels for nothin'- the v-cleats are kind of cool and will make those heels last forever, but the instant you hit a marble floor you'll regret having them.
Skip the J Crew. I've never been impressed with the quality of their shirts at the price they charge. Uniqlo would be a better option, as would Lands End (trim fit!). Skip the $90 shirts. The people recommending them are either idiots who can't comprehend the idea of value and budgets, or they're trolling.And yes, despite the one poster, white oxfords are a useful shirt and will look great with jeans. A white oxford also looks great with a sportcoat, and sometimes even a...
Literally any color of tie works with a white shirt.
Nearly every jacket, new or old, has padded shoulders. It's part of the structure that makes a tailored jacket what it is. Unpadded shoulders are quite rare, and you should probably wait until you actually know what you're doing to try and have a tailor remove them. You should be asking how well the shoulders fit. And that's probably a sportcoat. If not, it's casual enough that it doesn't matter- suit coats and sport coats are built the same way, it's just a matter of...
2,3, and 4 are all quite versatile. 1 is a little less so, but still a very nice looking tie IMO. If limited to one, I would choose either 2 or 3, but which one is best for you depends on what ties you have now and if one fills a gap in your tie wardrobe. I have a brooks tie very similar to 2 that gets a lot of wear, if you don't have much in purple, it can be a very nice color.
In that case, you may want to try soaking with White-brite. It's a little more on the dangerous industrial chemical end of things, but it's effective. Also the only stuff I've ever found that can actually remove dye transfer stains, even for colors, though it will lighten them a bit if you're not careful.
Take the old shirt, soak it overnight in a strong concentration of oxi-clean and hot water. Then wash it normally. Odds are, it won't look so dingy afterwards.
Historically there was a button behind the opposite label, not another buttonhole.
Khaki or olive chinos, brown or olive wool trousers, cords in any of those colors. I'd skip the gray, gray and light tan strikes me as a really awkward combo. Anything with a blue or white ground would work for the shirt. Just pick the pants you like with the shoes, and unless they're navy, odds are the navy blazer will work just fine. A navy blazer will also work with just about any reasonable shirt/tie combo you could imagine.
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