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The sleeve actually re-sews itself when you adjust your arms.

Also... what does shanked mean? I know you can shank buttons, and shoes have a (sometimes leather or metal (alden)) shank. I am assuming these are different things.

And not enitrely sure Murl didn't just want an exuse to unbutton his shirt for a pic.

Guilty. I replied to your PM asking me to undo another button....sicko.
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If price were no object, I'd be curious to try Kabbaz for shirts as well. Fritollini apparently cuts a curve (or something) into the sleeve to accomodate the bending of the arm. I notice it when ironing because the sleeve isn't straight like all my other shirts. I think Kabbaz does something similar. Duboin writes about constructing a fused collar so that only the nonfused part touches the skin. I wonder how Kabbaz does his. I would be curious to hear your experience.

Here's one of his super informative posts re: fusing. http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?118102-Fused-vs-Unfused-Collars&p=1305815#post1305815

 

Does that cover your question, or is there something else I need to ask him?

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Coming in late like @The Noodles: Now now guys, let's all calm down here. 

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Guilty. I replied to your PM asking me to undo another button....sicko.

I think you misspelled zipper....

Haha
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I kinda want to see noodles have a picnic attack. Ive always seen the aftermath but never while its happening.
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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post
 

There is definitely a line, but I'm not sure how you guys can automatically dismiss the shirts when you have no first hand experience. I'm not automatically "accepting" them, but how can I make a judgment on them without trying them first?

 

Also, I meant to go back to the whole handmade thing. If you guys are saying "why get a $1k, machine stitched shirt when you can have a fully handmade shirt for much less." You have to first accept the notion at face value that hand stitching is better than machine stitching, and that's without taking into account the fit of the shirt (which I also understand some may think is bad, etc.)

 

I think you should also account for the level of service you receive—and I know at any of the high end bespoke shirtmakers, it's going to be good, as it should be—but in my discussions with a few shirtmakers, none have been nearly as responsive or accommodating as Alex. And that still may not warrant the extra cost for some of you, but it does seem to be an extra amount of service, above and beyond what you can get elsewhere.

 

Just out of curiosity, where would you guys have me try first instead? I'd like to think I can be open to suggestions and change if warranted. I still do want to try Kabbaz at some point, even if I go to other places first.

Am I mistaken, or did you not just recently outright state that a suit exceeding, I believe $7,000, was a quantifiable waste of money, regarding of all the relative factors to be considered?

 

If I'm not, this seems like an "evolution" (the left's happy word for flip flopping regarding gay marriage lol) that would fit in swimmingly on Capitol Hill.

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Am I mistaken, or did you not just recently outright state that a suit exceeding, I believe $7,000, was a quantifiable waste of money, regarding of all the relative factors to be considered?

 

If I'm not, this seems like an "evolution" (the left's happy word for flip flopping regarding gay marriage lol) that would fit in swimmingly on Capitol Hill.

That was RTW  :smarmy:

And the same applies to shirts IMO—$500+ on a RTW shirt is a quantifiable waste of money

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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post
 

That was RTW  :smarmy:

And the same applies to shirts IMO—$500+ on a RTW shirt is a quantifiable waste of money

Fair enough, and god bless. While I think it's utterly foolish, that is a belief based in the subjective (I.E. not having a 3 comma checking account/investment portfolio....if only I could figure out a way to jimmy the period before the cents to be a comma, I'd be in business lol) realm.

 

Well, to be fair, I'd still think it's foolish, but it ain't my money...so have at it.

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post
 

Fair enough, and god bless. While I think it's utterly foolish, that is a belief based in the subjective (I.E. not having a 3 comma checking account/investment portfolio....if only I could figure out a way to jimmy the period before the cents to be a comma, I'd be in business lol) realm.

 

Well, to be fair, I'd still think it's foolish, but it ain't my money...so have at it.

Just clarifying—you think the Kabbaz shirts are foolish, or the super expensive RTW stuff?

 

And I doubt you need commas to buy this stuff (I certainly don't)

 

Side note: 3 commas jokes in Silicon Valley were hilarious this season

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I guess this thread needs @SartodiNapoli now wink.gif
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

I guess this thread needs @SartodiNapoli now wink.gif

what have you done!

 

i mean if you want to get real... speaking of how much is true bespoke worth/how much they charge, I call upon @DWFII 

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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post
 

Just clarifying—you think the Kabbaz shirts are foolish, or the super expensive RTW stuff?

 

And I doubt you need commas to buy this stuff (I certainly don't)

 

Side note: 3 commas jokes in Silicon Valley were hilarious this season

For my money, both, though probably the RTW more so as my body is about as non-RTW friendly (42" chest, 29" waist) as it gets lol.

 

While I am fortunate enough to be able to afford both, I don't think I could reasonably justify either. I tend to view many things (MUCH to the dismay of women I date lol) from a cost v. value perspective, and I couldn't begin the rationalize the cost paid for the value gained...I fear I'd only end up viewing such purchases through the lens of what else I could have gotten (not to mention, what I could have saved) for the money, rather than truly appreciating it...not to mention how batsh*t neurotic I'd get about keeping them pristine.

 

Good catch on the SV reference...though the 3 commas isn't quite as funny as the vertical v. horizontal door opening for me!

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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post

For my money, both, though probably the RTW more so as my body is about as non-RTW friendly (42" chest, 29" waist) as it gets lol.

While I am fortunate enough to be able to afford both, I don't think I could reasonably justify either. I tend to view many things (MUCH to the dismay of women I date lol) from a cost v. value perspective, and I couldn't begin the rationalize the cost paid for the value gained...I fear I'd only end up viewing such purchases through the lens of what else I could have gotten (not to mention, what I could have saved) for the money, rather than truly appreciating it...not to mention how batsh*t neurotic I'd get about keeping them pristine.

Good catch on the SV reference...though the 3 commas isn't quite as funny as the vertical v. horizontal door opening for me!

I can certainly understand that perspective.

Nothing is as good as the dick joke from s1. Nothing.

And lol at @DWFII being called on like Pikachu or something
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I hope Sartodi shows up and goes full Super Saiyan on everyone.
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Originally Posted by semperexcelsius View Post


I can certainly understand that perspective.

Nothing is as good as the dick joke from s1. Nothing.

And lol at @DWFII being called on like Pikachu or something

NOTHING.

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