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I'll just be happy if I get it in time. Ordered it on very short notice.
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Don't be such a pessimist.
With the piqué, cummerbund, and crossover from buttoning up the DB jacket, the get up will dispense with the any possible need for Spanx Shapewear for Men or even a Kevlar vest. If only Houdini had been so dressed...shame really.
Foofy: as long as you're getting a cummerbund, make sure that they put in the ticket pocket. It's typically on the right, hidden in the top fold.

It's too bad La Foo doesn't believe in fishbacked suspender pants, because then nothing would ever escape.

I didn't know there was an actual pocket in the cummerbund, and thought the folds themselves held the tickets. Anyway, theater tickets these days can be gigantic (the LA Phil's are iPhone-sized), so be sure to get a pocket that's appropriately sized.
post #78 of 138
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It's too bad La Foo doesn't believe in fishbacked suspender pants, because then nothing would ever escape.

It's not that I don't believe in them. Rubinacci does not make them. Mariano was fairly candid that they simply do not know how to do it well.
post #79 of 138
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I didn't know there was an actual pocket in the cummerbund, and thought the folds themselves held the tickets. Anyway, theater tickets these days can be gigantic (the LA Phil's are iPhone-sized), so be sure to get a pocket that's appropriately sized.

A hidden pocket a bit wider than an iPhone and about two-thirds as deep hidden in the top fold is the way to go.

While it would be a stretch to say that they anticipated Siri, it does allow one to bend at the waist (not you, mafoofan...you will not be able to) and whisper directly into one's own abdomen: "Dear God, Phillip Glass. Siri, wake me up in three hours."
post #80 of 138
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Don't be such a pessimist.
With the piqué, cummerbund, and crossover from buttoning up the DB jacket, the get up will dispense with the any possible need for Spanx Shapewear for Men or even a Kevlar vest.

Actually, Foo, you might as well do it up properly and get a vest instead of a cummerbund, as is proper with a bib. You've never been one for half measures.
post #81 of 138
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Actually, Foo, you might as well do it up properly and get a vest instead of a cummerbund, as is proper with a bib. You've never been one for half measures.

Maybe I'll get to that someday, but I wanted to avoid the added expense and it would have required a fitting.
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Edited by F. Corbera - 10/26/11 at 4:39am
post #83 of 138
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As far as I can tell, C&J makes two patent leather oxfords: a captoe and a plaintoe. If I'm going to get patent shoes, I'm going to do it 100% right and get the plaintoes. But, to my eye, the C&J patent plaintoes are no more sleek or elegant than Alden's version on the Plaza last. I think I'd have to move significantly higher up the shoe food chain to get patent oxfords that look noticeably more refined.

I think these look pretty good:

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As for the studs, I think they're too blingy. But then I would probably just get a button through front with MoP buttons. And single cuffs with links, as schizophrenic as that may sound lookaround.gif
post #84 of 138
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. . .
Foofy: as long as you're getting a cummerbund, make sure that they put in the ticket pocket. It's typically on the right, hidden in the top fold.

Is that Maid-of-Honor-speak for sanitary napkin?
post #85 of 138
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Is that Maid-of-Honor-speak for sanitary napkin?

I refuse to stop recommending Tucks Take Alongs, so why not?

In younger days, I had a little whisky flask that would drop into mine, both of which were from ye olde Hildeetch. I can't find that flask...probably still on a roof at Smith.

What did you put in yours? I hope not Bette Midler tickets.
post #86 of 138
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I think these look pretty good:
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As for the studs, I think they're too blingy. But then I would probably just get a button through front with MoP buttons. And single cuffs with links, as schizophrenic as that may sound lookaround.gif

Eh. They are definitely sleeker, but too much so for me. Also, it sounds like they are not goodyear-welted like the Aldens or C&Js.
post #87 of 138
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I'm down with this. What match better with a midnight blue, double-breasted, shawl lapel, button one dinner jacket with manica a mappina shoulders than a full dress shirt and dress vest? Perhaps only one thing:
Gray flannel pants with a university sweatshirt.

And a belt. He should probably wear a belt, too, you know, just to be safe.

But I think Foo might be missing a bet. Striking Saturday Night Fever poses while his bib curls up under his chin -- like in old Charlie Chaplin movies, I've always wanted to see that -- will be a guaranteed hit with the ladies.
post #88 of 138
A bit late to this party, and I know that you have already decided on links, but here are my formal 'links'.

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Onyx & 14k gold, custom made. Am still a bit sad that I did not choose to get them with a slight bend, might get around to it someday.
post #89 of 138
^^ Those are the perfect size for Foo's P90x hammer curls.
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Eh. They are definitely sleeker, but too much so for me. Also, it sounds like they are not goodyear-welted like the Aldens or C&Js.

The C&Js are cement sole. The Aldens aren't.
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