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post #28516 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Plenty of nice boutique hotels in SEA. They're often as luxurious as the resorts, and they cost about the same. The crowd is usually much nicer, so you do end up spending a bit of time at the hotel. If I'm travelling for longer amounts of time I'm generally not out and about for 16 hours a day. Of course it also depends on who you're traveling with and the purpose. Some people like the comfort of a a resort that looks similar to what they're used to, and when you're traveling for business you generally don't want to take any risks, as you just want convenience.

When you are traveling with a young family, boutique hotel is not an option
post #28517 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

When you are traveling with a young family, boutique hotel is not an option

I prefer AirBnB to everything that's been mentioned so far.

You can rent out an entire apartment/condo/house, never have to see the host, and your money is exchanged through AirBnB so it's a secure transaction.

I'd rather have a home feel than a hotel feel when I travel somewhere. I've gone through that site close to 10 times now and never had a single issue anywhere.
post #28518 of 37396
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I prefer AirBnB to everything that's been mentioned so far.

You can rent out an entire apartment/condo/house, never have to see the host, and your money is exchanged through AirBnB so it's a secure transaction.

I'd rather have a home feel than a hotel feel when I travel somewhere. I've gone through that site close to 10 times now and never had a single issue anywhere.
That's an interesting option for a change. I normally stay at Hilton resorts for free since I have millions of points, but I'll definitely explore that. Thanks!
post #28519 of 37396

This is my recount of my purchase from No Man Walks Alone and the fallout from it. 

 

- I purchased my fourth Formosa suit. 

- Upon receipt, I check the tags on the jacket and the receipt. It said 50R.

- After getting it back from the tailor, I take some pictures. The shoulders keep coming out narrow.

- Greg asks me if I have gained weight and mentions that the camera angle is bad even though I use the same angle on other Formosa suits.

- I decide to measure the shoulder. 

- Greg questions my measurement technique.

- I remeasure with a tape ruler and post pictures of the measurements.

- I am asked why I aired this for all to see. 

- The measurements on the shoulders for this jacket labeled 50R is 46 cm. The website has 48 cm. 2 cm difference. 

- The measurements on the chest for this jacket labeled 50R is 107 cm. The website has 110 cm. 3 cm difference.

- We go to private messaging. 

- Greg offers to pay for any alterations necessary to fix the shoulders. 

- I go to my tailor and he refuses. I called Field and he says it will most likely not be possible to extend the shoulders.

 

I am extremely frustrated at this whole situation. Why? I received a jacket that had measurements that were unacceptably off for some $2,000 suit.

 

Yes, it has been altered and worn. But the fact that I paid $2,000 and received a mislabeled item boggles my mind. It is not what I paid for. I repeat, I did not pay for a mislabeled jacket. 

 

Why is it my responsibility to check the measurements?  

post #28520 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

That's an interesting option for a change. I normally stay at Hilton resorts for free since I have millions of points, but I'll definitely explore that. Thanks!

My pleasure! There are some really beautiful listings all over in addition to plenty of budget friendly choices.
post #28521 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


That's an interesting option for a change. I normally stay at Hilton resorts for free since I have millions of points, but I'll definitely explore that. Thanks!

I haven't used AirBnB internationally but have had several great stays all around the US

post #28522 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

@The Noodles

I remember that. Your wife had purchased a few expensive accessories, right?

@gdl203
, if the jacket was mislabeled, that seems like a good thing for Formosa and the process. That's a pretty common error and has nothing to do with the quality of the production process. I'd be a lot more concerned if the occasional jacket had an odd measurement than I would if all my jackets were of consistent size and one happened to get mislabeled.

We all know Noodles is high maintenance. And we all know mistakes can happen in production of even the best firms. This seems like a minor mistake (mislabeling) complicated by past history and an audience.

No, Greg is talking about a purchase that I made before getting married. The bank sent out confirm requests to all the vendors from a selected time period due to some suspicion. Greg was the only vendor that did not respond to the request. Hence the chargeback. 

 

This is just getting too messy. 

post #28523 of 37396
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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

I haven't used AirBnB internationally but have had several great stays all around the US
Perusing the website at the moment. Interesting service
post #28524 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


When you are traveling with a young family, boutique hotel is not an option

 

I didn't know Clags had kids. My bad! Does he dress them in all blue too?

 

But yeah, that's one of the reasons why boutiques are better, no annoying loud kids.

post #28525 of 37396
Thread Starter 

The place I was staying at in Vietnam was filled with kids and uptight white people. I always got odd looks when I would return. Generally dusty, dirty, and exhausted. But that was because it was a resort hotel. The other places in SEA, there were less families and more European or Middle Eastern businesspeople.

post #28526 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I didn't know Clags had kids. My bad! Does he dress them in all blue too?

But yeah, that's one of the reasons why boutiques are better, no annoying loud kids.
One day you will have quintuplets right after your sextuplets and you will dress them in SuSu
post #28527 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


One day you will have quintuplets right after your sextuplets and you will dress them in SuSu and then sell all your tailored clothing, get a vasectomy, and hope that a network offers you a reality TV show so that you can get back into bespoke suits.  

 

Pardon the edit.  

post #28528 of 37396
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post


One day you will have quintuplets right after your sextuplets and you will dress them in SuSu

 

Their inseams and jackets are short enough to fit some kids, that's for sure. 

post #28529 of 37396
But are most lodgings on Airbnb actual people's homes, or do some peope exclusively rent out furnished apartments? Wouldn't want to live in someone's home, I will find things to be disgusted at
post #28530 of 37396
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

But are most lodgings on Airbnb actual people's homes, or do some peope exclusively rent out furnished apartments? Wouldn't want to live in someone's home, I will find things to be disgusted at

 

Amen.  I'm not ready for "the sharing economy" when it comes to where I sleep.  

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