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post #1141 of 1879
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Originally Posted by Eason
Velvet blazer, but two hotties visible. Hard to make a declaration
post #1142 of 1879
haha, it isn't velvet, it's cotton moleskin! I don't think I could pull off velvet without some "declarations" being made for sure.
post #1143 of 1879
post #1144 of 1879
Hello guys,

Am I the only girl here?
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post #1145 of 1879
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Originally Posted by rinav View Post
Hello guys,

Am I the only girl here?

No, just the most beautiful one.
post #1146 of 1879
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Originally Posted by quevola View Post
No, just the most beautiful one.

Oh, God.
post #1147 of 1879
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Originally Posted by acidicboy View Post
Oh, God.

I guess sarcasm doesn't come over well in type.Heavy odds are that Rinav is a dude.
post #1148 of 1879
So, I bought a few things at a thrift store a few days ago (see my post in the thrifting thread). I'm new to the whole "dressing well" thing, as I've spent my life in t-shirts and jeans thinking anything else is "dressing up".

Here are 2 outfits I put together from the thrifted items. Tell me what you think, honestly. :-)

First pic: Blazer, blue OCBD, silk tie, wool trousers. Cost: $4.
Second pic: Harris Tweed jacket, darker blue OCBD, brown houndstooth trousers (wool?). Cost: $3.
Third pic: Closeup of head, second outfit.
Fourth pic: Closeup of wrist showing blue bits in tweed matching shirt, second outfit.

Comments? Suggestions?
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post #1149 of 1879
Incredible at that price. I'd probably have the trousers in the second ensemble hemmed, and--wow--those are big pockets on that tweed. I see you have a book (?) in your right pocket (viewing, left).

Very good job, I say.
post #1150 of 1879
HAHA! Yes, those are some large pockets. And, yes, I had my large Moleskine journal in my pocket. I went out to a local coffeehouse to do some thinking and writing.

As for the trousers I'm wearing with the tweed, yes, they are long. I'm pretty low on money at the moment, so I'll get them tailored when I fix the financial situation. I'm pretty sure only someone who is sartorially aware would notice that anyway, so I'm probably safe...for now. ;-)

Thank you for the helpful comments!
post #1151 of 1879
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Originally Posted by darin_arrick View Post
I'm pretty low on money at the moment, so I'll get them tailored when I fix the financial situation. I'm pretty sure only someone who is sartorially aware would notice that anyway, so I'm probably safe...for now. ;-)

Believe me, I hear ya! You wouldn't believe the alterations queue I have. You've got to pick your spots. Right now I'm trying to decide among some items that I need to take in, most are thrift pick-ups, too. I like my Moleskine, but for everyday jotting I prefer a Rhodia pad. For whatever reason I'm more comfortable jotting things down in a pad rather than a book. Some sort of mental block.

If you can keep putting together ensembles like that for $4 you'll do very well.
post #1152 of 1879
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
If you can keep putting together ensembles like that for $4 you'll do very well.

I went to a local men's fine clothing store (Homer Reed Ltd., in Denver, CO) today. One blazer I bought (a Southwick) was from them originally, but 2 buttons had fallen off; luckily, I found them loose in the pocket a couple of days ago and called to see if they'd sew them back on for me. So, having to go to Denver for a job interview this afternoon, I went by there with the "broken blazer".

The part of this that is unrelated to this post is that they sewed on 2 buttons in under 4 minutes, while I waited. No charge. He wished me luck on the interview and said, "When you become affluent, you'll remember Homer Reed." Darn tootin', I will.

So, the relevant part. I was wearing a blazer (a Corbin), gray wool flannel trousers, and a light-medium blue OCBD. In the couple of minutes that the salesman and I chatted, I told him I picked this stuff up used at Salvation Army. "I'm wearing about $3.00 worth of clothes standing here in front of you." His eyes widened: "You're kidding me! The blazer you have on...we sell it for $499. The one we just fixed for you...$599. Man, I need to start shopping at Salvation Army!"

All in all, a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, the interview wasn't as nice. They told me, "Aw, you didn't hafta dress up!"
post #1153 of 1879
Very nice service from Homer Reed. It sounds like they're a store without 'attitude', which is refreshing. Too bad about your interview, but keep dressing the way you are and things will turn in your favor.
post #1154 of 1879
So is this like the random face pic or special occasion thread seperate from What Are You Wearing Today?

This was back during Thanksgiving dinner at Alain Ducasse (Essex House)





Wearing Lanvin....note the jacket doesn't pull normally(hands are behind my back...not an everyday stance).
post #1155 of 1879
I'm not too sure on the trousers, however. They look like khakis.
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