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I dig it, although I don't need the notification counter in the top right to tell me how many threads I'm subscribed to. I'd like it if it just told me how many messages I have unread.

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I am changing it back to the old.

 

That's an option?

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Edited by The Noodles - 7/7/15 at 1:05pm
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damn i find the styleforum banner highly annoying, any way to get rid of that? no matter how far you scroll down, it's still on top of the page. the new design is probably not work friendly, haha.  

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This is the final stage of the picnic attack. :embar:

 

Greg was very kind enough to offer to pay for any alteration necessary to resolve this issue. I am very thankful for that since he offered it to a complete jerk (me). Anyhow, I went to a master tailor who did work on the fresco and had a nice conversation with him. (By the way, this isn't the tailor who commented on stitching but he did say that great handwork went into the suit).

 

So I got straight to the point and told him that the shoulders are off by 2 cm. I told him that I was interested in getting some work done because I believed that it is making my shoulders look narrow and my hips big. He said 2 cm short or not, what matters is the fit and he affirmed that the shoulders look fine, along with the rest of the suit. He said messing with the shoulders would ruin the look of the jacket eventually and he told me to run from tailors who say they can extend the shoulders. (He does make exceptions if the customer does not understand and keeps pushing). He reiterated the fact that the shoulders are fine and it is a great looking shoulder. As a side conversation, I asked him which type of shoulder he makes when he does bespoke and he said ones similar to the one I have with less padding and more emphasis on natural shoulders. 

 

So now that I think of it, there were many who said that the fit was just fine at the initial stage of this picnic attack. I just got too hung up on the measurements, mainly due to the desire to want consistency across all  my Formosa suits. Not that it matters that much but I remember even my wife saying that she likes the shoulders.

 

Well, shame on me for being so childish. I am sorry y'all, especially to @gdl203.  :embar: 

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I think you should do some sort of forfeit as punishment.  Maybe a good idea for a Friday Challenge: "What Noodles has to wear next week".

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So now that I think of it, there were many who said that the fit was just fine at the initial stage of this picnic attack.

 

Obsessive perfectionist? I can get that way sometimes too. When someone looks off to me I can actually not even want to look at it for a while. Then I tell myself to chill because it's usually not as bad as I think it is. Perfection is a fantasy.

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^ Uncle Nemo, a timeout would be good so that I stop obsessing over little nuances.

Side tracking here but I hate the new layout so much that I just went mobile on my computer and it is so much better.
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Obsessive perfectionist? I can get that way sometimes too. When someone looks off to me I can actually not even want to look at it for a while. Then I tell myself to chill because it's usually not as bad as I think it is. Perfection is a fantasy.
I do have some sort of problem where I just have to have it perfect now. I mean this picnic attack is just a good example, why did I get so hung up on the measurements? I wanted consistency across the board. But these suits are handmade and not machine made. Another example would be like if I post a pic and someone says that the tie sucks, I actually went to the store the same day or the next day to return it. Sometimes I can get too picky. But I am usually really laid back. Serious.

Oh and one last thing, should I aim at my eye level when taking fit pictures ?
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I don't like the new layout, but I can see it has its advantages, so I'm waiting to get used to it.

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I do have some sort of problem where I just have to have it perfect now. I mean this picnic attack is just a good example, why did I get so hung up on the measurements? I wanted consistency across the board. But these suits are handmade and not machine made. Another example would be like if I post a pic and someone says that the tie sucks, I actually went to the store the same day or the next day to return it. Sometimes I can get too picky. But I am usually really laid back. Serious.

 

Being laid back and being obsessive are not necessarily exclusive propositions. I'm pretty laid back most of the time too, I'm a southern Californian after all. However even I can experience distress when someone is wonky to my eye or a specific detail that no one else but me would notice is off. Just as an example I spent several hours once trying to figure out if several jackets I have were too short for me. I took pictures, calculated body measurements, stood in front of the mirror. I decided that yes, they were indeed too short and was ready to throw them out in disgust. A day later I decided that I was insane and that they were fine. It is indicative that I have almost never gotten comments that my jackets are too short here. Brains make us do weird things.

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I'm mostly indifferent to the new layout. I do notice the bar at the top but it's not affecting much for me.
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Being laid back and being obsessive are not necessarily exclusive propositions. I'm pretty laid back most of the time too, I'm a southern Californian after all. However even I can experience distress when someone is wonky to my eye or a specific detail that no one else but me would notice is off. Just as an example I spent several hours once trying to figure out if several jackets I have were too short for me. I took pictures, calculated body measurements, stood in front of the mirror. I decided that yes, they were indeed too short and was ready to throw them out in disgust. A day later I decided that I was insane and that they were fine. It is indicative that I have almost never gotten comments that my jackets are too short here. Brains make us do weird things.
I think it is when we think too much and that is all we think about, we tend to get crazy.
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This new layout has me sitting here with absolutely no idea where to go to get Allen Edmonds seconds... :bored:

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Eye level would be ideal for pictures
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I'm so used to scrolling back to the top of the page to go back to my subscriptions that I'm still doing it even with the fixed header. But once I break the habit I see this as a good change as long as the page settles in the right place so the header doesn't cover up a post, when you click directly to a post rather than to a page.

That was a poorly written sentence that I'm too lazy to fix.
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