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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I had to have them, then I had to get rid of them. Visually interesting and for me, impractical. Or, to use Doc's word a nuisance.

I don't have them on my shirts so I'm genuinely curious why you find them impractical.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

My understanding is that they were created by T&A and popularized by one of the Bond films. This kind of early attempt at branding and marketing may be what's still befouling their reputation in the anti-branding iGent culture. Personally I think they look kind of cool in picture but I don't have any. I wouldn't be opposed to trying it. I've heard they're a huge pain to clean though - if you don't have somebody good, they'll probably screw it up.

i thought they did that for a reason for bonds character.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Wait, what the fuck is black tie casual?

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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I don't have them on my shirts so I'm genuinely curious why you find them impractical.

The cocktail cuff tends to catch on things much easier than a French Cuff with a link to keep the turn backed fabric neatly cinched in. Maybe you need to be smooth like JB to wear them smile.gif
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I have also heard them referred to as Neapolitan cuffs and as I am living here for a few years I might be able to get away with a few.  Perhaps on a simple pale blue shirt they may add a small touch. 

I am not an overtly showy guy- but I am all for a tasteful flourish here and there.  These cuffs seem like a reasonable allowance- but I thought I'd ask for your thoughts- I appreciate your responses!

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Wait, what the fuck is black tie casual?

 

The Grammys? Haha no I don't know, but yesterday some artists looked really really bad. 

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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

The 'best' posts are those which allow the reader to infer two different meanings and which would allow the poster to point out that he means the opposite when the going gets hot. biggrin.gif

Damn politicians.

You might well think that. I couldn't possibly comment.
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I think you'll get wild-y disparate opinions on turn-back cuffs on shirts, with some saying it makes one look affected, and others saying it'll look good. I say, if Bond (played by Connery) wore it, it's good enough for me.

I'll be sending some stuff to Naples. I've heard a lot about the problems with the Italian post (not sure if it's founded or not), and want to know if it's safe for me to send it via regular mail? Since you're in Naples, any feedback?

Strange that you should ask this- my wife and I were just talking this morning-

We receive packages from Japan pretty often from my in-laws.  They have all arrived in a reasonable window, but we have to pay a customs fee.  But here's the stinger- my mum-in-law has been paying this fee already, but the delivery company has been charging us again.  Assholes.  

 

PM me if you want to discuss this further.  I might be able to be of some assistance. 

 

P.S. I have a good friend from Japan who is a sushi chef in London.  If you are into sushi let me know.

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Very bold. Looks very fun! Is the tie pin decision inspired by Phineas Cole?

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Just in case the question is missed by posting it elsewhere - I'm wondering where does silk reppe fall in the formality scale?

 

I'm not talking about repp stripes, but silk reppe construction, as in http://www.drakes-london.com/woven-solid-reppe-silk-bespoke

 

I notice my wardrobe is in desperate need of burgundy/wine coloured ties, which would pair well with everything I have, but until I get some money, all I have is a solid burgundy reppe silk tie, which is actually the first tie I ever bought. Would it be coherent to wear it with odd jackets? I'm thinking it's a bit too shiny and thus formal, but I may be wrong.

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Shirt is pale blue. Suit, not SC

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^ That square... cheers.gif

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Thanks. Now I'm just waiting for my beatdown... smile.gif
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Square fail or no?

Suit is a lighter navy, not midnight as it appears in the photo,:




Also curious on thoughts about this:


Edited by Mr. Pink - 2/11/13 at 11:49pm
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Thanks. Now I'm just waiting for my beatdown... smile.gif

Those have been slow in coming.
post #6120 of 12577
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

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Originally Posted by Balfour

True, but the 0520 is not really grey/blue (at least not compared to say the fresco mohair 0577 that I'm considering having a suit made up in).]

I agree. Nothing remotely grey about it.



[Originally Posted by RogerC

It is not a "blazer" fabric in the sense of the traditional New England version. I find it a shade of blue, however, that works quite well as an odd jacket with light grey trousers.]

Same here. Perfect for summer.

If you're wedded to navy then it isn't what you want. But IMO it's just as good - in this instance - as navy.

So if it's the 0520 is not greyish at all, what does Manton and Foo have against it as a blazer fabric? Seems like a great choice to me. I don't want new England navy, but am particularly looking for something lighter, that can work as a day time blazer and suit. Blogger blue if you will.
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