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post #3646 of 3926

Ironic that you'd post a pic of the PoW, as we all know he often wears his stuff for a long time (worn out shoes, pockets on the jackets etc.).

post #3647 of 3926
The quotes were more convenient than attempting originality.

In reality it's not as if I buy my shirts with the intention of throwing them away. Nor do I order them, wear them once and then use them to strangle a baby seal before throwing them atop a never-ending tire fire. I have just come to the realization that it only takes one wayward drop of olive oil or villainous nail to more or less ruin a shirt. Couple that with the fact that I only keep a small rotation of staple shirts and it makes sense that, inevitably, I can't treat them as if they're the last shirts I'll ever own. Beyond that, while I see the virtue in treating tailored garments with a higher degree of care, shirts are easily and cheaply replaceable.

My comments are less about being wasteful and more about being realistic when it comes to balancing care vs. utility.
post #3648 of 3926
I read that Floyd Mayweather wears his sneakers only once, leaving the once-worn pairs in the hotel room when he leaves. He also wears his boxers once before discarding. You must try harder, bourbonbasted.
post #3649 of 3926
In college I had a buddy who worked as a valet. When Mayweather stayed at his hotel one of his handlers showed up before he arrived and paid all the valets and the door guys $500 apiece to make sure everything "went smoothly." He's out for the common man.
post #3650 of 3926
That is an effective, if costly, tactic. I'm sure he can afford it, though.
post #3651 of 3926
Clearly Floyd Mayweather is still missing the mark because I had to google him.
post #3652 of 3926
Not a fan of the sweet science, pB?
post #3653 of 3926
Not gonna lie, I had to google "sweet science"… shog[1].gif
post #3654 of 3926
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't know. I'm an economic nationalist. I like knowing the person I am getting them from. I enjoy and appreciate the craft enough to cave.

Are there any US-based shirtmakers (aside from possibly Kabbaz) who are really that good?
post #3655 of 3926
Geneva makes a nice shirt. Frank (Ercole) does my shirts for me. I'm not really that picky about the details of my bespoke shirts.
post #3656 of 3926
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Originally Posted by Stugotes View Post

Ironic that you'd post a pic of the PoW, as we all know he often wears his stuff for a long time (worn out shoes, pockets on the jackets etc.).

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post #3657 of 3926
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Geneva makes a nice shirt. Frank (Ercole) does my shirts for me. I'm not really that picky about the details of my bespoke shirts.

Geneva is fine. And a decent value assuming their prices haven't gone up in the past 18months. But the craftmanship as it were isn't really anything special one way or another.
post #3658 of 3926
I don't own any of his work, and also don't want to crap up this thread (more), but Carl (shirtmaven) at CEGO has gotten some great reviews...
post #3659 of 3926
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Not gonna lie, I had to google "sweet science"… shog[1].gif

I'm not a boxing fan, but c'mon, pB. That's just popular culture stuff.

Do you like any sports?
post #3660 of 3926
Yeah, I hear you, but I just don't care enough about little finishing on my shirts. I appreciate it, don't get me wrong I just don't have the desire or motivation to seek it out especially if it is going to cost so much more and be more of an effort.
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