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post #1216 of 2124
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To avoid said stress, I always bring a cedar hanger, lasted trees, pedicure sandals, and a cashmere tie-bag for my Brescianis each time I take a dump. Really takes the hassle out of shitting.

Wait - what do you do with your tie?
post #1217 of 2124
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You take your pants completely off when you sit on the toilet? That's like two different Seinfeld episodes merged into one.

Or a single episode of Scrubs.
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

To avoid said stress, I always bring a cedar hanger, lasted trees, pedicure sandals, and a cashmere tie-bag for my Brescianis each time I take a dump. Really takes the hassle out of shitting.

It's also important to remember - for those public rest rooms you visit regularly - to have a hidden compartment in the door with a complete spare change of clothes (a la Barney from HIMYM) just in case anything happens.
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Wait - what do you do with your tie?

Obviously he means a custom cedar hanger with a tie hook on it.
post #1218 of 2124
Sorry - misread "hanger" - thought he said something else. Of course that makes sense
post #1219 of 2124
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH 
I believe McCoy wears New & Lingwood shoes in that book.

He does indeed. Wolfe's attention to detail with the clothing descriptions is spot on.
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Threw away $105 at the tailor this weekend and feeling frustrated / lost. Cannot help but feel partially responsible as the decision was mine.

There's like no real great tailor/alteration shop in the East Bay. Both pair of trousers seem to come out fine, jacket I will be tossing.

I am just glad I am still experimenting with tailor clothes using relatively inexpensive items. I will not be jumping into anything nicer at the moment i.e. affiliate stores as much as I do want to.

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post #1221 of 2124
What's the deal with the men's turtleneck? I have always liked a proper cashmere (non cable knit) turtleneck, but it is incredibly hard to find them. Generally these days they are only for women, or they are ugly mock necks made out of cotton. I kind of like the idea of the black turtleneck for the fall for a very Velvet Underground look. Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

What's the deal with the men's turtleneck? I have always liked a proper cashmere (non cable knit) turtleneck, but it is incredibly hard to find them. Generally these days they are only for women, or they are ugly mock necks made out of cotton. I kind of like the idea of the black turtleneck for the fall for a very Velvet Underground look. Any thoughts?

 

William Lockie does nice cashmere turtlenecks, available via their Heather Wallace retail website. I bought one in the Linen colourway last year and have been very happy with it. Very reasonably priced for a nice cashmere jumper too. IIRC, I got a 40, which fits kind of like a slim 37 or traditional 36 (their sizes refer to the actual chest circumference of the jumper, not that of the wearer, I believe). The website currently suggests they only run from 42" upwards, but I think it said that last year too and when I contacted them, they had a 40 available, so...

 

They feel soft but durable, having some heft to them.

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Do you mean the proper roll neck kind? (A google image search for turtleneck shows both roll necks and the mock, no roll type.) If so, Smedley probably has what you're looking for.

20 years ago I sometimes wore that type of finely knitted roll neck (charcoal w/ a navy SC - Pringle made a good one then), but nowadays I prefer a chunkier knit (I have a navy Submariner from Northsea clothing). It's probably more casual than what you have in mind, though.
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I think a lot of guys look really good in a roll neck and sport coat. A happy medium between winter vacation Italian magnate and James Bond villain. However, I think you need to have the right body type to make it work. I've noticed taller, skinnier guys are best suited for this, with a jacket of considerable drape and a tighter-fitting sweater (a longer neck helps, too, obviously). Larger (or even more athletic-build) guys seem to always look like they are being stuffed into a sausage casing. Just something to consider.

Per selection, I owned a Loro Piana navy cashmere roll neck that was very nice. Unfortunately I usually "run hot," so a two-ply cashmere sweater that comes up to the neck was a recipe for disaster for me. I sold it to someone here. However, I think they are really nice and would endorse LP. I see that Brooks has an offering (not sure of fit, but I assume that the cashmere is Todd & Duncan, so likely decent). Shop The Finest also has some.
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I've got a black/dark charcoal BB cashmere turtle neck sweater in the back of my closet somewhere. I've been thinking of taking it out when it gets cold. It's not super fitted if I remember, but is fine under a jacket. I think I'm in the market for a chunkier turtle neck. Maybe Irish knit fisherman's. My problem with heavy sweaters in general is that they are way too hot in most in-doors places and I don't really spend a lot of time hanging about outside in the winter. Maybe good for skiing.
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I'm kind of worried about the physique thing. I have love handles the size of basketballs left over from when I was a fatty. I might look bad without a jacket...
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I can't believe this turtleneck conversation has gone on this long without an Archer reference.

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I saw an episode of Archer for the first time recently. It is kind of amazing. Where the fuck have I been?
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Worth rewatching too! One of the greatest things to be made in recent years icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Anyone here know some websites where I can cop affordable bracelets like people were wearing at the pitti?

Examples:

 

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