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post #13021 of 37396

Just an update on a Berg and Berg tie.

 

I'm happy with it as I was concerned about the size of the knot. But for an 8cm the knot size is good with a FIH. The dimple isn't as "deep" as I would like and this is due to the softer interlining (it is lined). The tie is handrolled as you can see though not up the entire blade. That would add to the cost of the tie, no doubt, and I've only seen it on Vanda and some Drake's. Actually, I've found that handrolling along the entire blade can lead to problems (crease in an unlined tie in the front of the blade and adding bulk at the knot). Go figure. The only issue I have, and it's a small issue, is that the tie could have been cut so that the dots formed a "V" right at the tip. But no one will ever notice that, I suspect.

 

Curious about those of you who also got some during the free shipping offer, but I'm very positive about a new source for ties. They have some nice ones right now, though no longer free shipping.

 

 

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post #13022 of 37396
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

The correct height/angle of selfie will make a big difference...the recent/ongoing debate between MF and FM demonstrates that well.

I've lens corrected a little to give a better idea from your latest pic and it looks to me like it fits the shoulders well, the lapels need re-pressing, and it needs to be let out a little at the side seams. Suge suggested that perhaps the front/back balance may be off, but the bottom hem is looking pretty level and the bottom button appears to be in the correct place in relation to the button hole, so I suspect the balance is okay.



I see that the pattern is converging at the bottom, though. That could just be due to Noodles' habit of throwing his shoulders back for the picture (seen in the side shot he posted).
post #13023 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post


I see that the pattern is converging at the bottom, though. That could just be due to Noodles' habit of throwing his shoulders back for the picture (seen in the side shot he posted).

True.

post #13024 of 37396
Stop throwing your shoulders, Noodles!
post #13025 of 37396
+1

This latest crop of pictures is teh suck. You can do better than this, noodles
post #13026 of 37396

I hate you all! I QUILT!

post #13027 of 37396
Noodles, you should change your avatar:

post #13028 of 37396
That's just terrible.
post #13029 of 37396
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

Thanks kulata. Pagoda shoulder might be exactly what I'm looking for. To be clear, it is the convexity at the top part of the shoulder that appeals to me. Maybe the effect is convexity along the whole shoulder line, but it's the top part that speaks to me. I've circled it in the following pictures:
Encircled #1 (Click to show)

Encircled #2 (Click to show)

Comparison (Click to show)

Is this the pagoda shoulder phenomenon?

I thought gorge was the "<" at the end of the lapel where the lapel meets the collar? Does this bending of the shoulder line have anything to do with how high you place the gorge? The last comparison picture features two SCs with equally high gorges to my eye, but only the left SC shows the phenomenon I'm trying to explain.

Thanks.

Don't think having a collar that hugs the neck is restricted only to pagoda jackets though but I did search pagoda jackets and all of them are constructed that way. Do you like the concave shoulder effect too?
post #13030 of 37396
My post keeps not showing up. Is keeping an iPhone in your outer jacket pocket bad for the jacket?
post #13031 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

My post keeps not showing up. Is keeping an iPhone in your outer jacket pocket bad for the jacket?

 

You could put it in your handbag or briefcase (if you own one). I try not to put anything in my trouser pockets, and the only item that is in my jacket pocket is convenient breath spray.

Also, when I placed my cheapo cell phone in one of my jacket pockets, it created a 'pigeon chest' look. 

post #13032 of 37396
Would it actually damage it though? It's not super heavy. I like to have my phone close by/on me.
post #13033 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

Would it actually damage it though? It's not super heavy. I like to have my phone close by/on me.

Why not in your breast pocket? Most convenient, I'd think. That is, unless your jacket fits too close.
post #13034 of 37396
I keep my phone in my jacket's outer hip pocket. Ready to hand, and absolutely no damage to the jacket. With an iPhone, it's light enough that you can't see that there's anything in the pocket. I keep my key(s) in the opposite pocket, and they have worn through the pocket bags of a couple of my jackets. Wallet goes in inside breast pocket. Glasses in the other inside pocket.

Cash (when I carry it) goes in front pants pocket. I never use the other pants pockets.
post #13035 of 37396
I have a 5" plus phone (Note 3) so I usually don't store in my pockets. I carry a slim card holder and a key fob. No cash and no keys. Keep it simple.
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