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I think the reason noodles isn't having fun anymore is because he's so focused on the next thing. I think this thread needs a detour to the contentedness thread.

 

Also, I am so out of shape now :(

Welcome back. 

The reason is quite the contrary. I am not "having fun" because I am extremely unhappy with the results of my investment, time and money. I followed advice given and they have been very helpful except where it hurt my pocket the most. As it has been discussed, the proper style for me should have had more padding in the shoulders. But to my own demise, I followed the herd or the SF trend and just bought without objectively looking at how it was fitting me. So basically, I can't stand looking at the pictures so I quilt. You said I am "so focused on the next thing" but I was hoping to call it a day and settle down before THE RUDE AWAKENING.

 

You will be back in shape in no time I bet. :fonz: 

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Welcome back. 

The reason is quite the contrary. I am not "having fun" because I am extremely unhappy with the results of my investment, time and money. I followed advice given and they have been very helpful except where it hurt my pocket the most. As it has been discussed, the proper style for me should have had more padding in the shoulders. But to my own demise, I followed the herd or the SF trend and just bought without objectively looking at how it was fitting me. So basically, I can't stand looking at the pictures so I quilt. You said I am "so focused on the next thing" but I was hoping to call it a day and settle down before THE RUDE AWAKENING.

 

You will be back in shape in no time I bet. :fonz: 

 

Noodles, I'm sorry to learn of your disappointment. But I'm reasonably certain that it's mostly based on your experience with your latest Formosa suit, which IIRC, was traced down to an unfortunate manufacturing error resulting in shoulders that were a few cms too narrow. Shit happens.

For the rest, as far as I have followed this thread, the advice you have followed has resulted in a marked improvement in how you're dressing. Yes, suitwise you might have done better to have heeded the advice of some of us here who have tried to steer you towards something with more pronounced shoulders. But then again, some people find out what works for them quite quickly, for others it takes a bit longer. But don't let that discourage you. Instead, enjoy your sartorial journey. Perfection that is gained the hard way is more satisfying. Besides, what would we have to talk about here if you'd already reached sartorial nirvana?

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Noodles, I'm sorry to learn of your disappointment. But I'm reasonably certain that it's mostly based on your experience with your latest Formosa suit, which IIRC, was traced down to an unfortunate manufacturing error resulting in shoulders that were a few cms too narrow. Shit happens.

For the rest, as far as I have followed this thread, the advice you have followed has resulted in a marked improvement in how you're dressing. Yes, suitwise you might have done better to have heeded the advice of some of us here who have tried to steer you towards something with more pronounced shoulders. But then again, some people find out what works for them quite quickly, for others it takes a bit longer. But don't let that discourage you. Instead, enjoy your sartorial journey. Perfection that is gained the hard way is more satisfying. Besides, what would we have to talk about here if you'd already reached sartorial nirvana?

Thanks man. :cheers:

You are correct in your recollection. What's funny is that there were two real darn fine people :slayer:who were telling me to not pursue the latest acquisition and look for something better for my body type. Oh how I wish I listened to them. 

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To the denizens of the Noodle GNAT thread, I humbly request your advice. I'm looking to buy a tie for my wedding. I'll be wearing a charcoal suit, white shirt, black captoes, and white linen square. I really like this tie from Vanda (my brothers, the groomsmen, will be wearing solid navy ties). With shipping, this will come to more than $175 CAD, which is a bit more than I'd like to spend. Any alternative suggestions, with the catch being the Canadian peso sucks right now? Or should I bite the bullet for my wedding?

 

 

 

http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/445-dark-navy-houndstooth.html

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http://vandafineclothing.com/store/neckties/445-dark-navy-houndstooth.htmlTo the denizens of the Noodle GNAT thread, I humbly request your advice. I'm looking to buy a tie for my wedding. I'll be wearing a charcoal suit, white shirt, black captoes, and white linen square. I really like this tie from Vanda (my brothers, the groomsmen, will be wearing solid navy ties). With shipping, this will come to more than $175 CAD, which is a bit more than I'd like to spend. Any alternative suggestions, with the catch being the Canadian peso sucks right now? Or should I bite the bullet for my wedding?

 

 

 

I got the Vanda and it's schweet but given your time restraint, the only other place where I was able to find something similar was at Kent Wang.

http://www.kentwang.com/ties

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Sam Hober

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I'd second Sam Hober, with the exception that he doesn't seem to have a houndstooth tie. But you might be able to find something else you like even better.

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Thanks, guys. I checked Hober and didn't see anything like the Vanda, but I'm open to suggestions.

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Drakes should have a shepherd's check, if you want to be uber classic about it. Probably won't be cheap, though.
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Does it have to be houndstooth? Or are you okay with shepards check? Or prince of Wales
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Thanks, guys. I checked Hober and didn't see anything like the Vanda, but I'm open to suggestions.

You didn't find anything you like on Kent Wang? They have fast shipping.


Edited by The Noodles - 7/22/15 at 8:35am
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

Thanks man. :cheers:

You are correct in your recollection. What's funny is that there were two real darn fine people :slayer:who were telling me to not pursue the latest acquisition and look for something better for my body type. Oh how I wish I listened to them. 

 

There's always something better.

Were you able to return the suit or are you stuck with it?

 

And thanks, it's good to be back. I'd rather still be in vietnam though. :/

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You didn't find anything you like on Kent Wang? They have fast shipping.

 

 

Yeah, I like the houndstooth he has. I already have the PoW from KW, which is great. It's definitely in the running.

 

I should say - the wedding is far off, so time isn't really a concern.

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Yeah, I like the houndstooth he has. I already have the PoW from KW, which is great. It's definitely in the running.

 

I should say - the wedding is far off, so time isn't really a concern.


I purchased all three of those KW ties as part of my wedding.  The houndstooth is very small scale and almost discernible at a distance, which may be a good thing for a wedding.  Very pleased with the POW.  Cannot speak for the others because they went to my groomsmen.

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You didn't find anything you like on Kent Wang? They have fast shipping.
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Got 3 of each of these for the wedding party for my friend's marriage. Everyone's favorite was the Glen Plaid, followed by the houndstooth, and then finally the Shepherd's check.
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