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post #18856 of 37439
Sorry I didn't explain better.
Here is how I ended up with my wedding suit. The father inlaw offered to buy me a suit as a gift. Now, I didn't want to go tailorable or bnt bcus I didn't want to take advantage. So I just went to some discount store and bought it for around $800. I could not say no nor could I go all out and get a real nice suit. He will probably offer to buy me a suit again but this time I can refuse.
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Thread Starter 

Just to be clear, tailorable has suits for around 800,000 won.

 

Also, I need to let you know about shirts.

 

Also also, I may ask you to be a tie gopher. Check your Kakao, man!

 

(Also also also, we just ate at a Korean restaurant for the first time since leaving Korea. It was the best reviewed in the city. It was...underwhelming. Papa and Mama Claghorn loved it. Mrs. Claghorn and I were less impressed).

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Just to be clear, tailorable has suits for around 800,000 won.

Also, I need to let you know about shirts.

Also also, I may ask you to be a tie gopher. Check your Kakao, man!

(Also also also, we just ate at a Korean restaurant for the first time since leaving Korea. It was the best reviewed in the city. It was...underwhelming. Papa and Mama Claghorn loved it. Mrs. Claghorn and I were less impressed).

What are things to look for in good Korean restaurants? I live in a neighborhood with a lot of Koreans and there are dozens of Korean restaurants. Some of them I really like a lot. But of course, having never been to SK, I don't know how they compare to the real thing. I usually go to the places where many Koreans go themselves.
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 I am surprised that pow isn't considered a FU suit as no one agreed with with me. Then again, it looks light gray when you take some steps back.

 

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^ POW may be somewhat FU from a true CBD standpoint, but the Formosa you have is a more subtle POW. I believe the lack of a colored overcheck makes it quieter than it might otherwise be.

 

I don't think it's overcheck, or lack thereof, which determines the FU-ness of a POW suit. There are many other factors including the cut and the nature of the material. Normally one would associate POW with a soft, flannel-like hand. But my one and only POW suit is in a super-180's worsted, very summery and drapey, with peak lapels. all of which makes it fairly out-there, despite the lack of an over-check.

 

 

 

I really do like this one, but I'd also like to own a slightly more traditional POW. Noodles' Formosa is superb, but I like this one from B&T as well:

 

 

Seen here on The Master:

 

 

Meeting with @incontro in two days, and I'm kind of torn between a POW or a blue-grey donegal (NOBD-style) commission. Thoughts?

 

(addendum: looking at the above shots, I just realised that there is zero lapel bowing on this Caruso suit. So it's possible! Maybe I should wear this on Tuesday...)

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What are things to look for in good Korean restaurants?

 

Good Chinese restaurants in the same street.

 

 

:nest:

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Thread Starter 

Funny you should mention that. We ran into the owners of the best Chinese restaurant in town eating lunch at the Korean restaurant.

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What are things to look for in good Korean restaurants? I live in a neighborhood with a lot of Koreans and there are dozens of Korean restaurants. Some of them I really like a lot. But of course, having never been to SK, I don't know how they compare to the real thing. I usually go to the places where many Koreans go themselves.

Here's an article I wrote on ten of the best Korean foods to try - you should be able to get most of these at a good Korean restaurant:

http://www.koreataste.org/lang/en/en/blogging-en/top-10-korean-foods-you-have-to-try/
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I love spicy squid stone pot dupabap.

 

Also, I'm starting to plan a big SE Asia trip this summer. I have to go to India to see family, but after that... thinking cambodia, vietnam, thailand, maybe laos...?

Can probably swing a 1.5-2 month travel period if i play my cards right. I am so excited.

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Is there a standard English-language Korean cookbook to be had?

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Is there a standard English-language Korean cookbook to be had?

 

No, but there's a pamphlet.

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Is there a standard English-language Korean cookbook to be had?

Cheers,

Ac

There are loads of Korean cookbooks - many are good. But the best is an online resource http://maangchi.com - her recipes work every time - she has great videos, and she has photos to all the ingredients so you can figure out what you need to buy. It's all authentic - not adulterated for western tastes.
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Cox, I don't necessarily disagree with you. I do think that the lack of an overcheck in the case of the Formosa helps it appear to be a solid grey suit from a distance; that's all I was getting at. There are a few reasons the Formosa POW isn't as FU as some other POW suits.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Just to be clear, tailorable has suits for around 800,000 won.

Also, I need to let you know about shirts.

Also also, I may ask you to be a tie gopher. Check your Kakao, man!

(Also also also, we just ate at a Korean restaurant for the first time since leaving Korea. It was the best reviewed in the city. It was...underwhelming. Papa and Mama Claghorn loved it. Mrs. Claghorn and I were less impressed).
I've not gotten any katok from u besides bump from today.
All k-food restaurants sucks here.
Tailorable had weird hours so we passed.
Please send me ur shirt requests.
post #18869 of 37439
Best Korean Food - What your wife cooks at home.

Really, there are many Korean restaurants in DC metro but nothing comes close to homemade.

@EliodA
Stay away from clean and nice looking Korean restaurants. The best ones tend to be hole in the walls.
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@EliodA
Stay away from clean and nice looking Korean restaurants. The best ones tend to be hole in the walls.

Thanks for the tip! I'm afraid that means I'll have to look further afield, because round here they're all brand new, posh looking places. The most successful atm is one of a chain that uses that gangnam style dude as their brand ambassador...
(I still like the food though)
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