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He's has shown most of his face, having a small bar across his eyes (I think you sometimes did this, sb), and we know he's Asian, so we sort of filled in the black bar I am sure.

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Hi guys. I'm posting here in the hope that someone can point me in the direction of a nice, lightweight safari jacket. I'm looking for one to use as the basis of a custom project and my own efforts haven't turned up anything.

 

I'm looking for something in cotton or linen and cut more closely to the body than a traditional safari jacket. Ideally it would be made to fit more like a sport coat than a piece of outerwear. I'd  also prefer if it was belted but that's not a requirement.

 

The difficuly is that most online shops are still carrying heavier F/W stuff, and I need the jacket sooner rather than later. Any ideas where I can find such a thing?

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Have you checked out BnTailor's safari jackets?

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My girlfriend just said she doesn't like my pants because the stitching makes it look cheap (pick stitching)

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Are you going to give a piece of fabric to Carl to burn?

There may be some burning involved by the time all is said and done.
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He's has shown most of his face, having a small bar across his eyes (I think you sometimes did this, sb), and we know he's Asian, so we sort of filled in the black bar I am sure.
Now that I don't work for that POS control freak nutcase company, maybe I can let my face out... but people probably imagine me as a sexy northeastern Asian male with beautiful eyes.
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Well, that seems to sort things out lol.

 

Along similar lines (something that may seem like a plant lol), does anybody have experience with Cobbler Union? They're priced similar to Carmina (~30 dollars if you factor in trees), and claim to be on par with shoes that retail at $750. The last would seem to be a standard marketing ploy, but it has seemed like a well regarded brand...and some of their offerings look great in my opinion.

 

Be curious to know if any here have experience with them/thoughts about them...

 

I visited the Cobbler Union booth at the recent NYC trunkshow and the shoes looked nice at the pricepoint (they were offering 15% off for the trunkshow discount). Also, the guys behind the company were very enthusiastic, and apparently the main designer is a former bespoke shoemaker. The shoes do have details that more expensive shoes offer, such as fiddleback waists. Leather is full grain but quality is not easy to truly assess while looking at only brand new samples.

 

I did, however, ask why they styled some things in certain ways (Why is this captoe adelaide in walnut pebble grain leather?), and their response was that they don't follow the "rules" or "trends." I considered the Richer in brown suede, until I noticed the silly red stitch at the bottom of the lacing gap. Having said that, I'd probably consider them for as a solid accessible brand for those of us who live in the US.

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My girlfriend just said she doesn't like my pants because the stitching makes it look cheap (pick stitching)

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Well, is it easier to get new pants or a new girlfriend?
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Noodles, you have definitely 'let your face out' before :nodding: 

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My girlfriend just said she doesn't like my pants because the stitching makes it look cheap (pick stitching)
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SHOTS FIRED!
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Well, is it easier to get new pants or a new girlfriend?

Girlfriend, easy.
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My girlfriend just said she doesn't like my pants because the stitching makes it look cheap (pick stitching)

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I would produce the receipt to show her that it was absolutely not cheap.
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I would produce the receipt to show her that it was absolutely not cheap.

 

At which point she'll have another fit and start lambasting him for paying that much for a pair of trousers....

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I would produce the receipt to show her that it was absolutely not cheap.

Haha. She is a fan of your shipping boxes and canvas bags though, she repurposes them for storage and makeup stuff.

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At which point she'll have another fit and start lambasting him for paying that much for a pair of trousers....

Pretty much

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