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Both outfits look good. I don't think the pants are too tight or the jacket is to short. They for sure don't make u look fat. CD will u please cross post ur SWD fits here. This thread needs it.
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On the khaki ones, look at the wavy lines pulling near the inseam, while the man is standing up. The fabric is hugging his legs. There's also a crease or seam half way up his thighs, which could be the bottom of his pockets, or the bottom of his boxers, or idunno what. But it's there because the pants are skin tight.

If the intended look is "leggings," fine. But they fit like womens pants. And I stand by my assertion that the "stuffed sausage" look makes one look fat, rather than slim. It's better to have a little bit of room to move.



I bet all kinds of stuff goes wrong when sitting in those (nad squishage, visible pulling in the fabric, etc), unless that's stretchy cloth.




Maybe this thread has gone the "trendy" direction, wherein that stuff is OK.
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Isn't that jacket a bit too tight, or is it just the pose?

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Blazer = Rad What is is?
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On the khaki ones, look at the wavy lines pulling near the inseam, while the man is standing up. The fabric is hugging his legs. There's also a crease or seam half way up his thighs, which could be the bottom of his pockets, or the bottom of his boxers, or idunno what. But it's there because the pants are skin tight.
If the intended look is "leggings," fine. But they fit like womens pants. And I stand by my assertion that the "stuffed sausage" look makes one look fat, rather than slim. It's better to have a little bit of room to move.
I bet all kinds of stuff goes wrong when sitting in those (nad squishage, visible pulling in the fabric, etc), unless that's stretchy cloth.
Maybe this thread has gone the "trendy" direction, wherein that stuff is OK.

In constrast to your previous post, this one is informative and helpful.
Thanks!
post #15651 of 16365
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It was explained to me at hebrew school that choks are choks, and there's a danger in trying to explain them. If you have a specific 'reason' why you think it's being prescribed, then when you resolve that reason you might think you've resolved the chok. There doesn't have to be an explanation for why it's a rule. Most of the talmud as I understand it is explanations of how something will happen/be applied, not whether or not it makes sense to follow the rule.




all that being said, I heard an interesting explanation for the wool-linen one. It's the Cain-Able story. The original hebrew talks about how Able gave the FIRST of his flock while Cain gave SOME of his crop, as sacrifices. The commentaries say it's an important distinction because Able recognized that everything belonged to god (example hadam whoo ha nefesh, the blood is the soul which belongs to god so it's drained from the meat because man is only entitled to the flesh), so Able gave the best of what he had as a true sacrifice, while Cain was arrogant and only gave the leftovers of his harvest that he had no use for anyway, which is why god accepted Able's offering and not Cains. And Cain was angry and killed his brother. One was good, one was evil. One was a sheppard (wool), one was a farmer (flax->linen). So symbolically we never mix the good and evil together.

eh, it's a fun story and one of only a few things I even remember from those days.
Not looking for any sort of religious debate, just sharing.

Sorry to bring this back on topic but I heard a similar explanation, except you replace wool with raising sheep like those pesky Israelites and linen with water-intensive agriculture and those tyrannical Egyptians. Them people don't mix as The Book have shown.

note that people who are culturally Christianl tend to think that other people's religion and by extension their culture is weird with all those restrictions. However all that can't eat this, fast cause of this etc was also an important part of Christian praxis, it just faded away with time. This is why, for exemple, in many countries kids eat fish at school on fridays, it's just most don't know why.
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Sorry to bring this back on topic but I heard a similar explanation, except you replace wool with raising sheep like those pesky Israelites and linen with water-intensive agriculture and those tyrannical Egyptians. Them people don't mix as The Book have shown.

note that people who are culturally Christianl tend to think that other people's religion and by extension their culture is weird with all those restrictions. However all that can't eat this, fast cause of this etc was also an important part of Christian praxis, it just faded away with time. This is why, for exemple, in many countries kids eat fish at school on fridays, it's just most don't know why.

 

I have a vested interest in this topic so I'll just air out my interpretation, given the fact that we all seem comfortable discussing this here.

 

Many of the laws in the OT are particularly strict on purpose. The point for the Jews was that they had to think about God every single day of their lives, even in their day to day menial tasks. They couldn't cook breakfast without having to think about God, they couldn't get dressed without having to think about God etc. God played an integral role in how they were to do everything.

 

Many of the laws were also established in the context of the Jews making their way into the promised land. One of the primary issues in particular was their mixing with the Gentiles in the land they were to come into. In order to remain holy and separate from the other nations, they could not comingle with the people who were also dwelling in the land. In fact, they were supposed to wipe them out entirely so that they would not be tempted to follow the false idols of the Gentiles.

 

IMO the fabric laws are given in context of these two ideas. Getting dressed each morning served as a reminder to the Jew that he was to remain separate from the Gentiles and not comingle with them, just as the fabrics his clothing were made out of were separate from one another and not comingled. This way he would remain pure and devoted to his God.

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@ l2b - well said. while, as i said before, i do not presume to give reasons to laws that are not reason given, that is a thought about the spirit of the law that i too have had. to remind myself, amid my very materialistic clothing obsession, not to forget my creator.
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PRL x Corneliani
Brooks Brothers
Gallieni PS
M&S Jeans
Pantherella
PRL x C&J
Edited by JHT652 - 6/12/14 at 4:39am
post #15657 of 16365
JHT I like everything but the socks. A lighter colored sock would help break up the darkness of the bottom half just like the pocket square added a little darkness to the top half.
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JHT I like everything but the socks. A lighter colored sock would help break up the darkness of the bottom half just like the pocket square added a little darkness to the top half.

You are absolutely right. I wasn't 100% on these socks when I put them on this morning. I will go lighter next time smile.gif
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poll for SW&D Shorts Challenge is up guys. Would appreciate some votes and input.

SW&D CHALLENGE - SUMMER/WINTER SHORTS - 6/2/14-6/11/14 (PRIZES SPONSORED BY OTHER-SHOP)
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Heading to a local cigar shop & and after work I like dressing up. First time giving this tie a go.

Rig is:

Coppley Linen SC
EZ Houndstooth Shirt

JOS A BANK Tie

Hamilton Jockey Club PS

Polo RL Chinos

Walkover Suede Bucks

 

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