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I would like to have a bespoke suit made. I spoke to the people downstairs at wingtip, in san francisco, and the top of their line is a brand called "Oxxford". I see very favorable things written about that brand here on SF, as relate to the quality and workmanship. I also saw some comments that their style is very boxy and old school, but perhaps that has changed in the last 4-5 years ? I wonder if anyone has any comments about buying a bespoke Oxxford suit in 2015 in...
Two and a half years ago I bought a bottle of Glenlivet XXV. It was exactly as I expected - sublime. Perfectly balanced, deep, rich ... again, just exactly what I would have hoped for in a $300+ bottle of whiskey that is very highly regarded. So, exactly one year ago, I bought another bottle. It's terrible. I am not a whiskey blogger, and I don't keep "tasting notes", so forgive me ... I'll do my best. It's really orange-y tasting and has almost nothing to taste on...
Thanks a lot. I think I will try the Nectar d'Or - I've been meaning to try it anyway...
Hmmm... I guess I'm thinking of glenlivet as somewhat plain or unadorned ... it's very, very good, of course, but it doesn't have that defining characteristic of smoke and peat that the Islay malts have.So I'm looking for something that has something equally as defining and overpowering, but on the opposite end of the smoke and the peat ... I'm thinking of flavors like vanilla and apricot and cinnamon and so on ... but I'm open to other suggestions as well.Thanks for your...
I am looking to round out my regular scotches by balancing Ardbeg uigeadail with ... something else that would be its opposite. My baseline, the center, is Glenlivet 25. That is staying put as the "control" in the middle. But I also really like Ardbeg uigeadail ... or something equally as smokey and peaty, etc. What would balance this out, on the other end ? If I had to pick from what I've drunk in the past, I would say Glenmorangie Quinta Rubin... which is probably a...
Right. That was my thought. I *want* it to be substantive, as I would, in fact, like a glass of scotch and walk through your hip store and some guy getting his hair cut and so on ... but that's the kind of thing that never actually works.
Nobody ? I wil wait until after the meetup then, and ask again... Have fun!
Spent a little time at Wingtip in SF last week ... I see that it is part of the styleforum meetup in February. Any thoughts or general comments on what is going on downstairs ? They are offering fully custom suits in the $4 - $5 - $6k range, depending on fabric, which are made in the USA. A lot of very high end service and details were laid out and it all sounds quite good, and at a reasonable price point for fully custom, but something about the whole operation gives...
I need some new suits made this year - perhaps two or three. The last time I had a MTM suit made was in 2008 and it was a Samuelsohn. Three piece suit, roughly $2800 or so ? Perfectly happy with it. I was expecting to step up a bit in price since, at WB, I would be looking at Zegna and Brioni. However I was not expecting the Zegna range to be $5-$8k and Brioni to *start* at $12k. Again, nothing special here, just the standard MTM lines from each of these makers. In...
It's not great, but it's nowhere near as bad as the current A8 shifter:http://gotryke.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/2011-audi-a8-interior-3.jpgJust terrible.
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