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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III - Page 4285post #64261 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:30pm
Styleforum Top Pickspost #64262 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:31pmpost #64263 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:37pmpost #64264 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:37pmQuote:Originally Posted by Pingson
Just got this jacket delivered in the mail yesterday, and I'm trying it out today to determine if I need to alter it in any way. So far I'm pretty pleased with it, but comments are most welcome
I thrifted the jacket from our own Dirnelli. It is bespoke by French tailors Cifonell and judging from the marking inside it was made in December 1984 - I find it pretty awesome to wear a jacket that it almost 30 years old.
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Very nice piece that will last another 30 years (at least). Congratulations!post #64265 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:40pmQuote:Originally Posted by in stitches
i just looks big in your body, its not flattering you at all.
i might get killed for this, but since you mentioned thrifting, just keep this in mind, its never worth settling. im not advocating breaking the bank, and i know everyone has their limitations, i sure have my own, but better to pay a little more and have less items but ones that are great items, and compliment you, than pay less and have more ok items. food for thought.
Stitchy's got it exactly right, and this is the advice you will get on the thrift thread, too. Almost 0% of my wardrobe (other than unmentionables) was bought retail (unless you count TJX as retail). To be sure, a few things are off by a half inch here or there, but I like to think my eye has improved to the point that I'm generally pretty close. Be ruthlessly honest with yourself about what really fits (lurk here for good examples then emulate), and if you are buying only for yourself (as opposed to for trade/resale), save the money for the items that fit.post #64266 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:49pmpost #64267 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:52pmQuote:
Interesting. I have a few British and Australian friends (New Zealand too, but who counts them?) and I know it is a big thing there. I see way more poppies on commonwealth folks that I do on Americans.post #64268 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:54pmIt's bad manners to wear a hat indoors and I'm sure the original wearer of that suit would have taken his off once he crossed the threshold.
@ Cliche - Stitchy is handing out some sound advice in his last couple of posts. You say you thrifted some of your threads? Take a look at Pingson's jacket and see how it is an almost perfect fit? THAT is how to thrift my friend!post #64269 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:56pmQuote:
The poppy appeal is centered on the British Legion, so I don't think many Americans really 'get' what it's all about. I wear mine for the first couple of weeks in November and often get asked what's going on with it.post #64270 of 7872111/12/13 at 3:59pmQuote:
Can you explain what this British Legion is, and why it has widespread appeal in the commonwealth? Most people in the U.S. know when Veterans Day is (stores use it as an excuse to throw sales), but I think few would associate the poppy with it. Which is unfortunate, because it is such a moving and meaningful symbol, once you know what it means.post #64271 of 7872111/12/13 at 4:01pm
AAS, I love that duffle jacket!
Quote:Originally Posted by GMMcL
Stitchy's got it exactly right, and this is the advice you will get on the thrift thread, too. Almost 0% of my wardrobe (other than unmentionables) was bought retail (unless you count TJX as retail). To be sure, a few things are off by a half inch here or there, but I like to think my eye has improved to the point that I'm generally pretty close. Be ruthlessly honest with yourself about what really fits (lurk here for good examples then emulate), and if you are buying only for yourself (as opposed to for trade/resale), save the money for the items that fit.
Yessir!post #64272 of 7872111/12/13 at 4:07pmQuote:
Whatever you want to call it, just please don't tell veterans you can "imagine what they've been through". Someone asked me about Iraq and Afghanistan yesterday and then proceeded to tell me he could imagine how tough it was. I got a little angry and told him he could not ever f$@&! imagine it...I felt bad after...he didn't mean it that way. Anyways, I ate a bunch of free food all day so that was nice.post #64273 of 7872111/12/13 at 4:09pmpost #64274 of 7872111/12/13 at 4:13pmQuote:Originally Posted by Murlsquirl
Whatever you want to call it, just please don't tell veterans you can "imagine what they've been through". Someone asked me about Iraq and Afghanistan yesterday and then proceeded to tell me he could imagine how tough it was. I got a little angry and told him he could not ever f$@&! imagine it...I felt bad after...he didn't mean it that way. Anyways, I ate a bunch of free food all day so that was nice.
I feel you on that one, brother. However I gotta maintain that good ol military bearing, so to speak. Just always keep it in the back of your mind that these people genuinely do want the best for you, and other veterans. I know it gets hard when when you see how society nearly forgets the wars it asks it's young men and women to fight, but this is the price we pay when people are granted the freedom not to have to fight the wars that it's society embarks upon.post #64275 of 7872111/12/13 at 4:14pmI spent the weekend watching the Band of Brothers and the Pacific and have to say a lot of good men served and a lot died during WWII. I CANNOT imagine what it would have been like and I bet I probably would just cowarded in my foxhole. War is just terrible. If the NoKos come across the south, I'll probably volunteer...but the war would probably end before I get there.
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