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All I can think of when I see that suit is this: I tried on a BB Fitzgerald Suit recently and it has a modern fit without being quite so short. And yes, it can be very hot in Minnesota in August. While it might be 65F, it could just as easily be 95F.
I think it's interesting that on the NM website the only suits I see are Gucci, Versace, D&G and other designer names, but when I walk through the NM here, I mostly see Zegna, Brioni, Kiton, Cuccinelli and other higher end makers. I guess that people who are going to spring for that kind of qualtiy aren't realyl likely to buy suits on the NM website. It seems that putting that $1K towards a nice Zegna suit at a B&M NM store would be a pretty good buy, although it certainly...
I have a shirt a lot like that that I have successfully worn with a dark brown knit tie and a light blue tie with reddish dots that match the shirt. I think the light blue avoids the patriot look better than the navy would.
Quote: Originally Posted by gladhands Please don't take this the wong way, but a gentleman who can wear a 30in inseam would probably be considered short. If you are short with a 17.5 neck and 38in waist, you probably shouldn't be buying slim,-fit shirts. I'm 5'10" with a 30" inseam and a 16" inch neck and I wear slim fit shirts. I do not consider myself short.
Quote: Originally Posted by razl So why don't we (or at least I) see leather goods, especially shoes, from kangaroos? Is it that it doesn't finish/present as well? I'm just curious. FWIW, many high end football (soccer) boots use kangaroo leather. Before the advent of synthetics, it was usually considered the best leather for soccer shoes because it is supple, durable, and relatively water resistant. The Adidas Copa Mundial, maybe the...
Quote: Originally Posted by lynch_king that is not a zegna label. i have a zegna sport coat right here i can take a pic of the label for ya if you want. fabric by zegna is still a pretty nice coat don't get me wrong! Agreed that the coat is not made by Zegna but I have a Zegna jacket (manufacture) in what might be that very same fabric and it is amazing cashmere. I wouldn't stress the maker too much if you just found a sport coat in good...
Quote: Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba What did they expect from a Russian? Isn't Blago Serbian?
If you will be in Duluth in the height of summer, I wouldn't waste time shopping. Duluth is beautiful this time of year, and is the gateway to the North Shore of Lake Superior. I would recommend getting out of town and taking the scenic route along the lake to Split Rock lighthouse. Definitely worth the trip. I would also highly recommend the New Scenic Cafe outside of town on the scenic route. Duluth is definitely an outpost of the Iron Range lifestyle. I wouldn't...
Quote: Originally Posted by EBTX66 Any idea if the vinegar/Oxyclean process works on blood (and linen) and, if not, any ideas? I skinned my knee while wearing a pair of silk/wool pants a couple weeks ago and my dry cleaner got the stain out no problem. I imagine they could do the same for linen.
Quote: Originally Posted by EBTX66 Take the advice below and read up. Just realize it will take practice. I'm still learning what to leave and what to pick up. Yesterday I found a Ferragamo, a Burberry, and a no-name Italian tie. When I first started I would have bought all three. Later, I learned to slow down and look things over carefully (very hard when you get that "label rush") and so I noticed that the Ferragamo had a stain and the Burberry was worn...
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