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Can any members post about the construction quality of nordstrom's house brand sport coats? I saw a remarkably marked down Loro Piana Cashmere jacket (the light blue plaid may have been the reason) at a Nordstrom Rack yesterday. It fits well and feels beautiful, but owing to the color won't be a very versatile/usable item for me. I'm on the fence about purchasing it and looking for a reason to land on one side or the other: how well might it be made? I believe (not...
If you mean by "bend" the point where the collar folds over, that's probably because that's where it rubs most against your neck/hairline. This is an area of the body that gets pretty nasty: oils from hair are particularly gross and likely to stain. That's why our mothers always made sure we washed behind our ears and the back of our necks. Quote: Uh, yeah, that is most like a bunch of b.s. I was trying to say that in my previous post, but you put it...
It seems you've been exhaustive in your efforts, and I am not a professional cleaner, but if it's just collars and cuffs I would figure it would be wear/stain rather than the fabric "losing its color," especially if it's on various brands. As j mentioned, there have been good threads on properly washing shirts posted, both here and on AskAndy's forum. I find that the toothbrush method works well for me. All my french cuff shirts, particularly white and sea island, are...
As far as quality, I'm not sure about the jcrew ties. I know they're not part of the GAP-empire, but I thought I had a great deal on a couple BR ties awhile back, and the silk has stretched and the lining shifted. I'm not as delicate with my ties as I probably should be, but my other ties have always held up fine. I guess if I pay 9.99 I should be prepared for the resulting product.
For myself, I'm going to place myself most closely in jn3's category #3 (I think you have a solid, if not comprehensive, list there). I got my BA in 2002, and worked odd jobs - college admissions, office, and bartending - before finding a "real job" I liked. Though I don't have to wear suits daily, I do wear a tie/jacket. It makes me feel like I'm going to work. Also, the time I spent in the office and in the various settings of college admissions made me realize even...
While I can't rely on my girlfriend for significant wardrobe items (the ones that need to fit), she's much better than I am regarding color, texture and pattern matching, both traditional and unexpected. Hence, she's great for accessories. She has found me new and vintage ties, watches, and cufflinks, and made great recommendations on t-shirts/casual wear. And though she knows her brands, she doesn't label check. She picks out some very distinctive items that I would...
Saw someone mentioned Franz Ferdinand, I'm checking them out tomorrow night in Philly. On my current mix: Rock: Braid (they just reunited) Ted Leo/Rx (excellent, Clash-y songwriting) Secret Machines (saw em a couple weeks ago, epic rock and still catchy) Franz Ferdinand Radio 4 Lounge: Thievery Corp (does it get any classier?) Verve remixed2 (same vein) Hip hop: Kanye West Talib Madvillain And its the time of year for the funky kingston: Toots and the...
Gregory, I don't know where/if you're from in Philadelphia, but there are some pretty great places to shop around there, depending on your tastes. First, downtown, there's Boyd's at 1818 Chestnut, I think some folks on this board have mentioned it before. They have a great selection of mid-high end dressy designers, zegna etc., and a very knowledgeable staff. Prices match the retail values of the designers, unfortunately. For less formal stuff, South Street still has...
Great idea for a thread. My girlfriend of three years (I'm 23) has seen the evolution of my clothing tastes from a very split vintage vs. preppy look (I like indie rock, but I like blue blazers too) to a mash of the two. I also spend more and more on clothes. Luckily, she works at Nordstrom, so she sees worse. As far as what she hates? I now have an extensive collection of sports jackets, from new and dressy to thrift store ratty. She doesn't approve of my casual wearing...
I recently picked up a Land's End navy blazer at a thrift shop. I don't usually like the gold buttons, but this one fit well and was in great condition (and $8) so I indulged. Anyway, I looked at it more carefully at home and I noted a few details. Does anyone know if they make, or made, better stuff than you generally see from them? First, it claims, "Tailored with Pride in the USA," which surprised me. I think these run like $150 new, and that seems cheap for a us made...
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