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post #10021 of 14179
I bought those gloves for my dad, they are fantastic. Don't sleep on them too long.
post #10022 of 14179
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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

:box::box:

 

Only whole sizes, though, and I couldn't figure out whether to go up or down.

I always go down for unlined and cashmere lined gloves.  Deerskin is qite malleable, and stretches to the hand well.  

post #10023 of 14179

How do the different models of Mackintosh macs fit? Thanks!

post #10024 of 14179
Ha ha. I had no idea there was a boxing emoji. Good to know.
post #10025 of 14179
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Same with me. Eventually just played with it. The metal fits through the plastic thing, you just have to shimmy it

Thanks, I guess I get it (all metal, btw, no plastic parts); the strap basically pulls through the slider. When I first tried it, the little rivets at the end tab kinda stuck, so I figured they were there as a stop and shouldn't be forced through. I assumed the "quick release" was some kind of magic trick I couldn't unravel.

To my mind quick release implies some kind of clasp or snap or some such that engages and disengages in one movement, kinda like the snap-in plastic catches I have on the tie-down strapping inside my luggage. This is really just pulling straps through a tri-glide slider, don't see anything particularly quick about it. Unless I'm still missing something.

Nice bag, nonetheless.
post #10026 of 14179

The danger of this game Greg and Kyle have started is that the items you post (e.g. that nice Bigi brown slubby tie) get bought up!

 

And yes, I understand that's the point!

post #10027 of 14179
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

The danger of this game Greg and Kyle have started is that the items you post (e.g. that nice Bigi brown slubby tie) get bought up!

I'm sure that's an entirely unexpected and unintended consequence.
post #10028 of 14179
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

Thanks, I guess I get it (all metal, btw, no plastic parts); the strap basically pulls through the slider. When I first tried it, the little rivets at the end tab kinda stuck, so I figured they were there as a stop and shouldn't be forced through. I assumed the "quick release" was some kind of magic trick I couldn't unravel.

To my mind quick release implies some kind of clasp or snap or some such that engages and disengages in one movement, kinda like the snap-in plastic catches I have on the tie-down strapping inside my luggage. This is really just pulling straps through a tri-glide slider, don't see anything particularly quick about it. Unless I'm still missing something.

Nice bag, nonetheless.

True, maybe there is some faster way I haven't found yet.
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post #10030 of 14179
"The Full Pitti"

So you're new to StyleForum, but have made a sufficient impression on Greg and David with your posts that they've invited you to join them in Florence for the bi-annual ode to men's clothing. (Hey, it's possible, right?) The only problem is that you've got nothing to wear. Your closet is full of Jos. A Bank, Men's Wearhouse, and Kenny Cole, and the StyleForum vultures have snapped up anything desirable from NMWA. Or so you think . . .



Oliver Spencer is criminally underrated on StyleForum for some reason. Is it because he's quirky rather than classic? Would he sell better if he was Italian rather than British and went by Oliva Spencerelli? The mind wonders. This S/S pair of trousers is slim and the perfect shade of blue, but has been lost among SF's Rota-mania. It is not for anyone with the slightest bit of familiarity with the squat rack at the gym, but fortunately you don't fall into that category. The trousers would go perfectly with the blue glenplaid Cantarelli sportsjacket NMWA sells. Unfortunately, some jerksSF members with exceedingly good taste have already bought up that model in your size. (As you can tell, I'm not bitter at all about sleeping on that Cantarelli.) So you go back to the jacket category and discover . . .



The double-breasted jacket that matches the trousers you just bought. This isn't your grandfather's double-breasted jacket. The wooden buttons, bright blue color, and one-button cuffs make sure of that. It's going to look smashing. And when you don't want to go "full Pitti," you can easily wear the jacket separately as an odd jacket. Now all you need is the perfect pair of brown suede brogues to go with this outfit . . .



This Vass suede half-brogue is the perfect shade of brown -- not too dark and not too light, with a hint of red. If not my favorite item that NMWA sells, it's definitely in the top five. How this shoe is still widely available is one of the great mysteries of the universe, up there with why Kim Kardashian is so popular. You quickly add this pair to your shopping bag and start looking for shirts . . .



If you're going to be in Florence, you might as well have one item from Italy. Mazzarelli shirts have a loyal SF following, and for good reason. The shirts fit nicely and are well made. I have four, and the light blue version of this model is my favorite. Such a nice hand. The ignorance of other SF members is your gain. Now for your last item . . .



After several busy days at Pitti, it will be time to relax along the Amalfi Coast. Nothing says summer relaxation like a floral shirt. Or a popover. Why not get both in one shirt? This one is by Niche, the other NMWA brand that is sorely underrated. Wear it with the OS trousers as you enjoy an Americano at a sidewalk cafe.
post #10031 of 14179
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I always go down for unlined and cashmere lined gloves.  Deerskin is qite malleable, and stretches to the hand well.  


same here. too big gloves are the wurst.
post #10032 of 14179
I kind of want an Oliver Spencer jacket. Frank likes them, and Frank looks good in them, maybe they will look good on me.
post #10033 of 14179
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I kind of want an Oliver Spencer jacket. Frank likes them, and Frank looks good in them, maybe they will look good on me.

I have one too. I love it and I look fantabulous in it. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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You would too. Get one.
post #10034 of 14179
You do look good.

But you also got dat NMWA build. What size do you take?
post #10035 of 14179
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

Thanks, I guess I get it (all metal, btw, no plastic parts); the strap basically pulls through the slider. When I first tried it, the little rivets at the end tab kinda stuck, so I figured they were there as a stop and shouldn't be forced through. I assumed the "quick release" was some kind of magic trick I couldn't unravel.

To my mind quick release implies some kind of clasp or snap or some such that engages and disengages in one movement, kinda like the snap-in plastic catches I have on the tie-down strapping inside my luggage. This is really just pulling straps through a tri-glide slider, don't see anything particularly quick about it. Unless I'm still missing something.

Nice bag, nonetheless.

Sorry if the description is unclear (I blame Chapman for that! wink.gif ). I had the same conversation with Dan at Chapman about the "quick release" fasteners. My understanding (I'm not fluent in British English...) is that the metal fasteners (not plastic?) on the flap webbings are reproductions of the quick release fasteners from the original British paratrooper drop bag. That's an original detail that they carried onto this new design but the rest of the functionality of the drop bag is obviously not there. It was called a drop bag because the paras would be able to drop the bag to the ground before they land (for safety since they were full of ammo). So the bag was strapped to the leg with those webbings and a rope would run through those quick release buckles. They'd pull that rope to release all buckles (2 or 3) and drop the bag several yards below them. The bag would be attached to their belt/gear through a long rope (the clip hardware at the end of the bag is another detail carried forward) and would dangle below and hit ground before them.

So tl;dr : those are military quick release buckles that don't currently quick release anything. In their present use, they're just buckles
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