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I'd wait for them to proffer advice and then pounce.

Could you Periscope the trolling so we can all watch?
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Question for you tie experts...

 

Since starting to follow this thread many months back I have kopped a tie from Henry Carter (neat) and a one from Exquisite Trimmings (pindot).   I also have kopped 2 grenadines from Hober.   The Hobers seem to tie much fuller knots and I can get them to dimple easier.   Is this because they are grenadines or because the Hobers are constructed differently? 

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I'm no tie expert, but my favorite tie knots all come from my grenadines, regardless of maker.  It's the "grippiness" of the weave that represents one of the ties' main attractions, along with the visual interest that the texture provides.  The fullness of the knot will depend on a number of factors (tie width, thickness of interlining, material being used), but in terms of knot quality/dimple, grenadines offer a huge advantage. 

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In honor of our thread's patron saint, I give you the only photograph you're ever likely to see of me in a CBD rig:

 

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Special occasion?

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Thread Starter 
Decent alignment at the gorge
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Special occasion?


Complete whimsy.  I've had this suit for two years and never worn it, and this tie for a year and worn it once.  Thought I'd wake my students up with a different look and also let these items get some fresh air. 

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Hey guys, just a quick question. 

 

How does Carmina suede compare to the likes of Alden, Vass, C&J, AE and Meermin etc...? I figure this is most neutral place to ask. 

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Hey guys, just a quick question. 

 

How does Carmina suede compare to the likes of Alden, Vass, C&J, AE and Meermin etc...? I figure this is most neutral place to ask. 

 

Based on all the brand new shoes you are selling, it seems like you may be the best person to ask.  How does someone come to have four new pairs to sell at the same time?

 

I can only compare Carmina suede with AE suede.  The Carmina suede is significantly nicer.

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Based on all the brand new shoes you are selling, it seems like you may be the best person to ask.  How does someone come to have four new pairs to sell at the same time?

 

I can only compare Carmina suede with AE suede.  The Carmina suede is significantly nicer.

 

i don't have any suede. 

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i don't have any suede. 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/470608/brand-new-distressed-bb-peals-in-size-8-5us-brown-suede

 

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from carmina to compare

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So I am cross-posting this here from the SW&D WAYWT thread to get some "good natured advice" from this side of the fence on this as well. This is a YSL suit I picked up off ebay that just arrived today. I'd be happy to hear any and all thoughts you guys have on this one.

 

This is straight out of the box with no pressing or tailoring as yet, so you'll see the jacket is wrinkled in a few spots. Besides being surprised/shocked how close this is right off the bat (tell me I'm wrong?), I do notice a couple things: (1) it seems the prior owner also had a bit of a dropped right shoulder, but more so than I do as there is extra shoulder padding causing the right shoulder to not sit quite right, which hopefully my tailor can even out a bit; (2) despite how it looks in the photos it could stand to be taken in at the waist a bit; (3) it comes with a vest but I think I prefer it as a 2-piece. I've included vest photos as well (see below); (4) pretty sure this thing is poly or some kind of poly blend, but if my tailor is able to work out the remaining niggles this will be a great blank canvas to send to Luxire to have copied; (5) I picked the wrong shoes, but they are dark and hard to see anyway, but neither suede nor wingtips was the right choice -- happy to hear suggestions of course.

 

 

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Vested (Click to show)

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Jacket could also be a half inch shorter, especially as your torso is so slim, and the trousers could perhaps be tapered a little, and longer.  Both of those things will improve the proportions, I think.  But it looks great, as two or three piece.  In the latter form, dandy it up a bit with a brighter PS/tie combo.  As for shoes, a smooth light tan derby, perhaps?  Spectators for the three piece version.  Because.

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I don't like the way those shoulders look on you. You certainly need some structure, but not like this. Perhaps a slightly less padded and roped shoulder would look better?

Because quite a bit needs to be changed I'd hesitate sending this suit to luxire. People who've sent in perfectly fitting suits got less than stellar results, so I'm wondering what would happen if you need to change this much.
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