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Definitely Hana Bi then
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Thanks GDL, been able to track down many of these. Will subject my wife to a lot of movies she won't want to watch in the next week.

Also, any books about the early years of western interaction with Japan? 1600-1800? I find it a fascinating time.
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Various Takeshi Yakuza movies? shog[1].gif
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WG Beasley has written a couple books that are pretty easy reads on Japan, not the most in depth but might be worth taking a look at.

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Dolce&Gabbana cuts an incredible suit.  tbh, it's not great for smaller guys, but if you are vaguely athletic/muscular, it makes you look like Brad Pitt, and if you are Brad Pitt, you will look likea better looking Brad Pitt.  My "straight" suits are all from those Italian brands - Costume National, Valentino, Dolce.  If you are going to a wedding, or a stupid reception, or whatever, a midnight blue suit by one of those brands with a simple button down and a tonal knit or grenadine tie is pretty much a no fail.  

Do any of the Italian brands make suits close to 40/42 jacket + 30 trousers?
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Do any of the Italian brands make suits close to 40/42 jacket + 30 trousers?

Honestly, you are my size 10 years ago, and I wore a size 48, and adjusted the pants down.
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Also, any books about the early years of western interaction with Japan? 1600-1800? I find it a fascinating time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silence_(novel)

Have you read this? It's pretty much THE book on the subject, and Scorsese is making it into a movie (I think)

Past the time period, but here's a book that skirts the Western influences coming to Japan in the early 1900s. It's also my favorite Japanese novel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_(novel)
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Honestly, you are my size 10 years ago, and I wore a size 48, and adjusted the pants down.

Asking for a suit that does not require any adjustments is probably wishful thinking. Time to play Yoox roulette!
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AFP: I just buy separates (currently Epaulet x2 for CM type suiting). I did luck out with a Boglioli silk blend suit though that didn't require much work on the pants. Someday I'll MTM from somewhere semi-baller like Formosa or something. Epaulet and WvG have domestic, more affordable MTM options/separates. I ordered a MTM tux once from Thick as Thieves that was decent quality, but the jacket came out really tight.
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I watched Battle Royal last night.
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I watched Battle Royal last night.

Are you talking about the Paone thread? confused.gif
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Are you talking about the Paone thread? confused.gif
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what aesthetic are you looking for

Something that would look decent with trousers as well as jeans. I've been looking at a pair of meermin chelseas in snuff suede.
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Maybe I'm just getting older, but I don't see the point of most confrontations, having had more than my share of them.  I've never seen them change minds, and honestly, I don't feel like beating any more people up, whatever form that takes.  It's a lot of energy for no gain.  The world is very large, and there is a place for just about everyone.

Re. gender politics. I think that a lot of the debates currently taking place are on topics of little to no value, and that the conclusions have no intellectual consequence.  So they don't interest me.

There's a quote attributed to Max Planck, paraphrasing: You'll never change what someone believes, you just have to wait for the current generation to die out and hope the next generation will grow up without the same biases.
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There's a quote attributed to Max Planck, paraphrasing: You'll never change what someone believes, you just have to wait for the current generation to die out and hope the next generation will grow up without the same biases.


I used to think this but now I know from first hand experience that it is false.. I've seen people change from exposure to new ideas in their environment, formal education, mature conversations between adults (that don't break down into affective conflict), and even after particularly intense experiences. It might not be instantaneous but change can manifest over time. I don't think I am the only one who has observed this happening (not just in other people either, but in ourselves).

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