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^ That is one cute kid you have there, Elio.

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^ That is one cute kid you have there, Elio.

Very much so.
(Or simply: "This" in stitchy language)
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That makes 3! And my wife doesn't like Jakarta very much either. It's that we're kinda stuck here due to my work, but whenever we have the time, we try to get out of the city.
So, as for showing someone around in Jakarta, it would be to bars and restaurants. Not much else to do here....
Shorts, flip flops and linen shirts (Click to show)
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Hey! Is that the Hyatt in Nusa Dua?
And looking swell in that gear, as always.

Yep, meant it in a 'pray tell' kind of way. As you know, just left and I'm not too sad about it. Hope your endeavours will lead you to greener pastures in future. wink.gif
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Looking good Elio nod[1].gif

Won't be many of us wearing shorts and flips in Blighty today!

 

Thanks, mate. But you get to wear tweed, I miss that!

 

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^ That is one cute kid you have there, Elio.

 

Thanks, I guess it's obvious she doesn't have her good looks from her father ;)

 

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Very much so.
(Or simply: "This" in stitchy language)
Hey! Is that the Hyatt in Nusa Dua?
And looking swell in that gear, as always.

Yep, meant it in a 'pray tell' kind of way. As you know, just left and I'm not too sad about it. Hope your endeavours will lead you to greener pastures in future. wink.gif

 

Thanks a lot, and well spotted. That is the Hyatt indeed.

There's a chance that we'll be moving back to Holland by the end of this year. However, though my wife may dislike her hometown, she positively hates the cold weather. So I have some convincing left to do...

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Does anyone here have experience with grenadines from Charles Tyrwhitt? They appear to have the exact shade of green that I'm looking for, but I don't know about the quality...

 

I've got one:

 

 

I picked it up when it was on sale for around 40 USD.   The fabric is stiffer than any other grenadine I own and in that respect it's my least favorite.  However, as you can see, you can ultimately get a decent knot out of it, it just takes more time.  Oh, it's also a bit narrower than some.  Double check the width before buying.

 

Finding the exact shade of anything is difficult, so if you like the look I see no reason not to buy it.  Just don't expect to get much pleasure from the sheer feel of the thing, like you would from, say, a Drake's.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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My most recent CT tie--a wool/silk blend PoW--nearly ripped in half along the back side of the front blade after a couple of wears.  I still wear their shirts from time to time because $30 US is highway robbery for a decently made cotton shirt, but I think the ties are less promising. 

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I picked it up when it was on sale for around 40 USD.   The fabric is stiffer than any other grenadine I own and in that respect it's my least favorite.  However, as you can see, you can ultimately get a decent knot out of it, it just takes more time.  Oh, it's also a bit narrower than some.  Double check the width before buying.

 

Finding the exact shade of anything is difficult, so if you like the look I see no reason not to buy it.  Just don't expect to get much pleasure from the sheer feel of the thing, like you would from, say, a Drake's.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Ehmmm, quite. :D

 

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My most recent CT tie--a wool/silk blend PoW--nearly ripped in half along the back side of the front blade after a couple of wears.  I still wear their shirts from time to time because $30 US is highway robbery for a decently made cotton shirt, but I think the ties are less promising. 

 

Thank you for the valuable feedback, gentlemen. I think I'll give it a miss and keep looking for a better alternative.

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@Academic2 that's a nice tie. Almost skipped on chipp grenadine ties coz of some feedback. I care less about stiffness as long as you can get a decent knot.
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Wow. Go away for a couple of days, and all hell breaks loose. I was actually in the Land of Stitch and Noodles, but had no free time.
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Wow. Go away for a couple of days, and all hell breaks loose. I was actually in the Land of Stitch and Noodles, but had no free time.

 

I'm imagining this as like the Land of Milk and Honey but with better clothes and worse food ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Oh, the food was awful. Trust.
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The clothes were awful, too. Slacks-n-DressShirts™
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Oh, the food was awful. Trust.

You went to the wrong places, my man. DC area has some good food.
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If only the DC food scene would strive to surpass "good food."

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http://www.gq.com/food-travel/201502/25-best-restaurants-of-2015#slide=1

DC has three restaurants on this list, including #1 and two spots in the top four. It's not NY or SF yet, but it's catching up very, very quickly.
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I'm welching. The only gray suit I have is a very smooth light gray one. It looks terrible. I tried. But I'm welching. I can't wear this as an orphan. It's just so, so terrible.

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