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Moscots are bullet proof. I have a pair of Hymans (hard to say that with a straight face) that are rock solid, esp. the hinges. I'm actually going down to Moscot on 14th later today to get another pair, maybe Nebbs this time. Price: Well, they're no bargain at $225 and the prices have gone up 25% or so in the past two years. But I think they're worth it, esp. if you have some insurance coverage.
I'm pretty happy with email alerts -- I signed up pretty early but didn't buy anything till a few weeks ago -- my wife is really looking forward to T-shirts. (I actually think Everlane's women's shirts are a bigger deal given my wife's constant bitching about not being able to find good cheap T-shirts). I will say that even though it's probably a pain for Everlane to hand-verify "insider" status, it's worth doing, as is continuing to maintain this thread and respond...
GBV mediums fit me perfectly, like they were MTM. I'm 5'11, 155-160 lbs with a 39-40 chest for reference. But the selling point are the fabrics -- I can't think of another maker (maybe EG, but the fit idsdefinitely not for everyone) with such a range of unusual cloth. I haven't tried WvG because I don't like back pleats except under a jacket.So as to what you should pay -- depends, as usual, on whether they fit you. I personally prefer to buy MiUSA clothes when possible,...
Re: returning factory seconds to AE store: Well ... look at it this way... the salesmen work on salary plus commission. They are focused on selling as many new shoes, in store or ordered from their store, as possible. Anything that distracts them from their mission is not going to get a minute of their attention. BTW I was in the E. 44th St. NYC store on Sunday, bought a pair of Daltons...but in the half hour I was waiting to be helped, the 2 salesmen on the floor moved...
Yeah, the whole point of a "trench" coat is that it covers a lot of your pants when it's raining. If you've ever tried to walk in NYC in a rainstorm, even holding an umbrella, the rain will soak your pants on around your knees. That's because when you walk your knees project up and forward. Thus, a full length trench coat will protect your fine wool trousers from the rain... Now, biomechanics aside, I do agree that a full length trench looks old-mannish, and I also agree...
Hello -- we're moving to Paris next month, expect to be there for a few years. I'll be needing some somewhat conservative dress clothes at some point -- I understand that while few men wear ties many wear suits to work. So...are there any stores/chains that are the equivalent of Brooks Brothers, as far as price/quality/design? High fashion aside, I know nothing about French mainstream men's clothes. Thanks
Actually I think rivets are extremely true to size in the waist. I.E., a 32" waist is not much more than 32" measured -- you can check it on the size charts. Most people, myself included, are used to pants that are up to 3" larger than tagged size, mostly because they are designed to sit on the hip rather than the waist. For example my true waist is around 32.5" but where I wear most of my casual pants is around 34."Don't forget that they are slim pants, so the rise is...
Here's a Epaulet-related cleaning tip. I managed to dump coffee on my practically new clay canvas rivet chinos the other day:censored: (sabotaged by the coffee shop worker -- lid wasn't fastened all around). Making things worse, there was cream in the coffee, and I was at work with nothing but water and paper towels. I blotted the stain (most of my left thigh) with cold water as best I could. When I got home I soaked the pants in a quarter cup of Borax in a gallon of ...
Ultimately if you're not comfortable you should size up.However, I actually sized down for my last 2 rivet chinos (old style) from a 33 to a 32. I may go with a 33 next and have them taken in now that it's possible -- I think what I really need is a 32 waist with a 33 top block. The old 33's were bunching at the waist once they stretched.
It's been 20 years since i seriously read philosophy/lit crit, but if you want a gateway book that will show you the power of stuff like that, I'd recommend "Practical Ethics" by Peter Singer. It set off a firestorm of criticism from advocates for the disabled, you might recall. It's a great read that can stand on its own without a grounding in classical philosophy.
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