Note: this reply is of the omnibus variety. I'll use the tips and tricks I learned from other posters to make it make more sense. Jofaile
Anzi Mousei is a designer out of Berlin. His line is comprised of mostly clothing for slim and tall builds. His clothing is very stylish and well priced (nice four-button for $1,400). Yes, I am tall (6' 2" to be exact) and 158 lbs, so I love four-buttons.
Interesting. Do you have an address, telephone number, or contact info for him? Quick calls to my three favourite men's stores in the city (the old-school KaDeWe on Wittenbergplatz at the end of Tauenzienstr., the brand new and ultramodern Quartier 206 on Friedrichstr., and Meintus on Ku'damm) came up empty. I love Berlin and visit the city at least once a month. Except for eyewear (I recently bought a pair of glasses from ic.-berlin to compliment my Bulgaris, replacing the Silhouettes I gave to charity because I saw them on Donald Rumsfeld's nose), I haven't noted enough of its indigenous fashion scene. I wonder if his cuts would really flatter me, though. I'm tall (6'3"ish) but enough of a gym rat to weigh in the 220s. More v than straight line, which I guess is why I like more severely-cut suits. What is traditionally buttoned for a 4-button, anyway? The two variations I've seen are 1) the top and bottom unbuttoned with the lapel rolling over the top button as in a quality 3-button; and 2) all buttons, even the bottom, buttoned. And is that really US$1400 for a Super 170's suit?
While I do entertain a certain fondness for Armani watches, I would never goes as far as to purchase one, no matter how cheaply priced. Their design is novel, yes, but the attractiveness of the cases and/or bracelets/bands fade quickly with wear, believe me.
If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have bought it. Still, I have to say, that except for the crystal I've not had problems. Fossil's crystals are cheap abominations, but I had it replaced by a proper sapphire crystal, and now it looks as it did two or three years ago, whenever it was that I bought it. I do tend to take care of watches, keep them in their boxes when I'm not wearing them and such. Thanks for the other advice. I'll look more closer at Baume et Mercier. I've seen them in show windows, but can't recall ever having held one. Pstoller:
Not that you asked me, but...I'm a relatively small-wristed fellow myself, and my preference leans towards vintage watches.
No problems here with advice from another sartorially interested gentlemen. As far as vintage watches, I've wanted to do that for a while. Maybe I will when I move (back) to the States (not from there but went to college there), as I will (hopefully) have time to learn more about them and see some in person instead of just on the internet. I'm not really an eBay type; I like to see, touch, and feel before I buy. If I have to pay a small premium to do so, that's fine.
My current main watch is a white gold Illinois tank (the "Beau Geste" model) from the '30s, with beautiful Deco detailing.
Sounds interesting. Do you have pictures?
(considering that I just picked up new Bally shoes in avocado and teal over the weekend).
Which avocado ones did you get? I looked at the trainers but ended up getting the driving loafers (and matching belt) recently.
Now, what stupid red "new" are we talking about?
This one: new. On my computer at least, any time any post has the word "new" in it, it is highlighted in an orangish red. And it's really annoying. :