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The button and the gorge both seem very high to me.

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I am so angry right now. I'm trying to rent a flat in London, and since I am unemployed I need savings to qualify for the credit check, and they want 74k in my savings account. ?!?!??!?! That's more than double the rent for the entire period, and I'm already paying 6 months up front, wtf.

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Forget them.  Find another place, tell them you're a self-employed consultant, and start again.  They're clearly thinking something weird is going on with an unemployed person offering six months' rent.  A month's deposit against damage (held in escrow by law, incidentally), is the norm.  Paying big advance rent should not be necessary.  And you don't have to commit to a period - most rental agreements are annual, renewing automatically unless e.g. the landlord requests an increase in rent after a year.  Even during the first year, you can normally give a month's notice and leave at at time. 

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That's not the norm in London surely? I think most places require advance payment if no employment, and apparently they take 6 weeks deposit on top of that in London, and I need to agree to 6month or 12 month contracts. Tried to ask for a break clause but they didn't want. =[

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Speaking of London, my contract is up in 3 months or so, was contemplating a move there. Don't have a job there but I'm Australian so a visa isn't a big issue. Also I'd have free accomadation. Any advice or warnings? Please PM, I don't want to derail!

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If you do move to London, my advice to you is to go and see lots of live concerts. London has just about the best music scene in the world (matched only by - maybe - New York). For just about any kind of music.

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Gents - some good-natured advice sought re: specs.

 

Any comments on these two? The first is a bit of a Shuron Ronsir Zyl ripoff (although not quite the same), and the second is perhaps reminiscent of Oliver Peoples.

 

 

I think of the first as "boffin" specs, and the second as "arty-farty". Both appeal to me, as I'm desperate for anything that might help me look more intelligent.

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Fellow Noodlers,

I have a desire to embrace my profession to the fullest extent and I feel I can not do that without at least a few bow ties. So I've been looking for a place to get a few to start off with (I currently own exactly one bow tie - the one for my white tie rig) but have had a surprisingly hard time finding a supplier of tasteful bow ties. I'm thinking foulards and madders, to wear with tweed (I am a professor after all). Drake's don't seem to stock many bow ties anymore and neither do Turnbull & Asser and a few others I looked at. Price is not so much an option, I'd just like to get a few high-quality bow ties - so I'm willing to pay a decent sum if needed and if I find what I want. So I'm open to suggestions of suppliers, preferably European but really anywhere in the world is ok at this stage of my search. Any takers?
Edited by Pingson - 2/25/15 at 6:46am
post #19479 of 37667
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I think of the first as "boffin" specs, and the second as "arty-farty". Both appeal to me, as I'm desperate for anything that might help me look more intelligent.

The first pair by a mile, to much "frame" on the others....

The first pair also remind me of this (which is a good thing, I might add):

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Fellow Noodlers,

I have a desire to embrace my profession to the fullest extent and I feel I can not do that without at least a few bow ties. So I've been looking for a place to get a few to start off with (I currently own exactly one bow tie - the one for my white tie rig) but have had a surprisingly hard time finding a supplier of tasteful bow ties. I'm thinking foulards and madders, to wear with tweed (I am a professor after all). Drake's don't seem to stock many bow ties anymore and neither do Turnbull & Asser and a few others I looked at. Price is not so much an option, I'd just like to get a few high-quality bow ties - so I'm willing to pay a decent sum if needed and if I find what I want. So I'm open to suggestions of suppliers, preferably European but really anywhere in the world is ok at this stage of my search. Any takers?

Exquisite Trimmings has about a dozen to choose from in the ties section of the site. I don't think I saw a filter for just bowties. Shibumi also has 3 on their site right now as well. I know that still isn't much to choose from but it's a couple options you hadn't mentioned in your post.
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Henry Carter has several Macclesfield bows on sale right now, as well as this beauty in challis:

 

 

You'll need to be quick though - there's only one left.

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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

Fellow Noodlers,

I have a desire to embrace my profession to the fullest extent and I feel I can not do that without at least a few bow ties. So I've been looking for a place to get a few to start off with (I currently own exactly one bow tie - the one for my white tie rig) but have had a surprisingly hard time finding a supplier of tasteful bow ties. I'm thinking foulards and madders, to wear with tweed (I am a professor after all). Drake's don't seem to stock many bow ties anymore and neither do Turnbull & Asser and a few others I looked at. Price is not so much an option, I'd just like to get a few high-quality bow ties - so I'm willing to pay a decent sum if needed and if I find what I want. So I'm open to suggestions of suppliers, preferably European but really anywhere in the world is ok at this stage of my search. Any takers?

Henry Carter has a few as well. I was thinking about trying one from Sam Hober … lots to choose from there. In the US… I think j.Press, Ben Silver and O'Connells has a large selection of RTW. Also, A Suitable Wardrobe.
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

That's not the norm in London surely? I think most places require advance payment if no employment, and apparently they take 6 weeks deposit on top of that in London, and I need to agree to 6month or 12 month contracts. Tried to ask for a break clause but they didn't want. =[

 

Don't say you're not employed, say you're self-employed.  Telling people you're unemployed will make them assume you're either a drug dealer, or planning to get housing benefit to pay the rent.  So that's why they're asking for all that dough.  A six month or one year agreement is fine - means you have some security - but you don't normally have to pay it all in advance.  It just means if you want to move out, you still have to pay rent for the rest of the period.  After it's up, you can have an arrangement where it renews month by month i.e. a month's notice is sufficient.


Edited by mimo - 2/25/15 at 7:23am
post #19484 of 37667
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

Fellow Noodlers,

I have a desire to embrace my profession to the fullest extent and I feel I can not do that without at least a few bow ties. So I've been looking for a place to get a few to start off with (I currently own exactly one bow tie - the one for my white tie rig) but have had a surprisingly hard time finding a supplier of tasteful bow ties. I'm thinking foulards and madders, to wear with tweed (I am a professor after all). Drake's don't seem to stock many bow ties anymore and neither do Turnbull & Asser and a few others I looked at. Price is not so much an option, I'd just like to get a few high-quality bow ties - so I'm willing to pay a decent sum if needed and if I find what I want. So I'm open to suggestions of suppliers, preferably European but really anywhere in the world is ok at this stage of my search. Any takers?

I really thought this was going to be your forum "Dear John" letter, the way it started. Glad it just referred to the forum's favorite past time - acquisition.

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I think all these flats in central london are in high demand I don't think any of them accept less than 6 month agreements.

 

idk I can probably say self employed, but since I don't pay any tax I don't think that's technically true, considering that my profession is not, well, recognized as a job. In any case me telling them I play poker for a living would, if anything, make it look worse.

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