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I just gave up. 1 week to shorten sleeves or a simple alteration at $100 plus. 

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Welcome to London. Everything is incredibly expensive here. 2 cocktails at a relatively nice place? $50!

I was able to get by easily on my salary when I was living in NYC for a month, I didn't have to think about going to restaurants or bars or taking a taxi. Here in London I seriously need to watch my money, and it's not like I get paid badly for my age.
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I recently went on vacation: 4 days in London, 9 days in Greece. 70/30 split on the budget oooooosh. I just kept imagining the sterling pricing was in dollars to get me by.

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I want to move back to Korea. Everything is instantaneous! Shortening sleeves took like 10 minutes right there at the store! Food is cheap and transportation system is great and cheap! 

 

But I don't think I will be able to find a job there as a CPA.:censored: 

Also, home prices are similar to NYC or Tokyo. 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
  For Those Who Are Waiting for Formosa Suits from NMWA (Click to show)
Just in case there are any Noodlists out there who are dying to get their hands on Formosa suits from NMWA, @gdl203 (aka Greg) was kind enough to give me a good picture of what is going on with the restocking process. Expect to wait anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks before all the Formosa suits are received, restocked, and ready to receive your orders. NMWA did offer the a time frame in which you could have pre-ordered but that option is no longer available. For those who did not pre-order, expect to see 1 suit restocked per size, except 48R and 50R (2 suits will be restocked for them). So if you are waiting for one to restock, check up on the tweet updates from NMWA.

 

1 suit per size? Woah. That's nuts!

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I'd rather be in a city with one good tailor that's affordable, than in a city with loads that are all expensive. I dropped off a jacket that needs to be taken in at the waist, and 2 trousers that need to be taken out at the seat. £220!!!
That's $350 for you mericuns.

That's hilarious. I get alterations done at a dressmaker here and all of that would probably cost 70-80 bucks TOPS. More likely 60. 

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@The Noodles

You can give yourself a more V-shaped and tapered appearance by developing your deltoids and lats. Pullups would be a great starting point.

Alternatively, he can start rock climbing, which is a lot more fun than doing pullups. I quit my traditional gym because I could never get motivated to lift weights and run on a treadmill, and my exclusive form of exercise is climbing at a local rock climbing gym twice a week. (The DC area has two really good climbing gyms, including the biggest one in the country -- EarthTreks in Rockville.) Rock climbing will do wonders for your arms, shoulders, and back, but unfortunately nothing for your chest.
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 Also, home prices are similar to NYC or Tokyo. 

 

Take the home prices of NYC, the transit system of Buffalo New York, the food of Cleveland and the weather of Minneapolis and you get Toronto. 

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Alternatively, he can start rock climbing, which is a lot more fun than doing pullups. I quit my traditional gym because I could never get motivated to lift weights and run on a treadmill, and my exclusive form of exercise is climbing at a local rock climbing gym twice a week. (The DC area has two really good climbing gyms, including the biggest one in the country -- EarthTreks in Rockville.) Rock climbing will do wonders for your arms, shoulders, and back, but unfortunately nothing for your chest.

 

EarthTreks is awesome. I need to get down there more

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I used to free climb when I was much younger. I also did several years of full-contact Kung-fu, which was the most disciplined fun I have ever had... unfortunately I moved away from my teacher and got out of the habit etc. etc. IME, martial arts are the best single all-round way to work out, but I would exclude Judo becuase the injury risk is so much higher (to joints) - whatever the 'it's all about balance and form' line you get about Judo, superior strength and weight will win more often than not and that means injuries to their opponent.
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First fit pic as per noodles request
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@New Shoes1 I appreciate the feedback. I've found that tailoring RTW jackets involves some major surgury for me in most cases. Unfortunately our selection of tailors in Toronto (that I'd trust) is pretty spotty, and usually it's just not worth all the trouble. Even if I bought a really nice jacket on sale (say for $800), I'd be looking at another $150 in tailoring costs (from anyone decent), at which point I'm painfully close to MTM options anyways.

 

I'd sooner go for the bulgy pocket square than a shapeless suit (NOTE no bulging lapels sans square). I think if you've built up your chest and back that it's a pretty unavoidable outcome (to varying degrees of course). I'd sooner have to live with that slight faux-pas as opposed to a unflattering silhouette.

 

I've come to the same conclusion.  I think I've also resolved to take pictures of a few jackets that fit differently and get thoughts from the members of this thread on what works best for me.

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Welcome to the noodlers who now will join our ranks and become hallowed members!

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In need of some good natured advice!

 

Was looking for some winter coat ideas. I wanted something in brown wool. Doesn't have to be strictly Classic Menswear style. I'm in AZ so I'm not actually used to needing jackets other than linen. My favorite types of jackets (no SC) are safari jackets, but that doesn't quite work for winter/fall wear.

 

I wanted something that was more "streetwear" but would still look nice if needed to wear with a tie/grey trousers. Browns, blues and olive are my go-to. Was thinking brown, as mentioned. As "SW&D" as I get are jeans and a buttonup, or corduroy pants/button up, usually some suede shoes. Always collared shirts. 

 

Ssssoooo what styles are there to choose from? Peacoat, "car coat" (idea from SuitSupply), bomber jacket.. 

 

Field coats are my favorite but aren't they a little too summery? Here's my favorite (summer) style:

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/coats/light-brown-field-jacket/J267I.html?start=24&cgid=Coats&start=23&sz=23

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I like it but I was hoping something along the lines of wool, not quilted. 

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