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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Fair enough, but whether it's a blend or not it still has the same effect on me when I look at it. 

Gotcha. For me, I tend to want a wool / linen blend that acts and hangs a bit more like wool, which I find the Kerry Knoll stuff is good at. It's a way to sneak some linen into an outfit and get some of the cooling benefits of linen without sticking out as much in a more conservative environment.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I dunno. What are some things worth seeing in Anaheim?

lol8[1].gif not even joking … absolutely nothing. Go to Laguna or Newport.

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I am interested to get the crowd's thoughts.  I have a navy wool/mohair blend suit that is great for business travel in the summer.  Half lined, flap pockets, but with medium brown horn buttons.  For everyone in the world other than SFers, I can pull off a traveling blazersuit with it.  I just bought 3.5M of the Fresco 0520 from a member here, but I am not sure I will have it made up immediately, but it will be a full on blazersuit, with patch pockets.  I am looking for a less-than-navy summer blazersuit in linen or a linen blend.  Something like Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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please advise

I have an SC very similar to that … so of course I like it.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post


Gotcha. For me, I tend to want a wool / linen blend that acts and hangs a bit more like wool, which I find the Kerry Knoll stuff is good at. It's a way to sneak some linen into an outfit and get some of the cooling benefits of linen without sticking out as much in a more conservative environment.

 

You and I are on the same page.  As part of my current Summer jacket search, I have steered clear of linen due to concerns about how informal and wrinkled it will look in my CBD work environment.

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I am in need of some good natured advice.

 

How do you deal when someone you care a lot about gives you something clothing related that isn't...er... you...


My gf got me a few small gifts for my birthday yesterday. One was a small toiletry bag, the other a Ralph ralph lauren wallet, and the third was a pocket square.

I'd never have bought a wallet from that brand, but it looks nice and I needed a leather wallet. I currently use a really hipster wallet made out of truck tarp that's like my piece de resistance, but I can get over myself. The toiletry bag looks nice, and I could use one like that... This brings us to the pocket square. It's a four pattern square. Imagine a regular square put into quarters with each quarter having a different print. It's a bit muted as well, which is the total opposite direction I take with squares.

I don't think I was able to hide my horror when I saw the pattern though I love that she got me a square. I want to put it to use sometime when I see her and I'm hoping to find something it can work with.
 

Basically, I'm looking to see how you learned to handle such things. She knows I like clothing stuff, so it's an amazing gesture, but obviously I'm on SF because I'm hella picky. Perhaps this is more of a lesson in RTC learning humility and grace than anything else.

Impart me with your wisdom gents.

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One of the best things about styleforum is that you're not required to post pictures of everything you wear.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I am in need of some good natured advice.

 

How do you deal when someone you care a lot about gives you something clothing related that isn't...er... you...


My gf got me a few small gifts for my birthday yesterday. One was a small toiletry bag, the other a Ralph ralph lauren wallet, and the third was a pocket square.

I'd never have bought a wallet from that brand, but it looks nice and I needed a leather wallet. I currently use a really hipster wallet made out of truck tarp that's like my piece de resistance, but I can get over myself. The toiletry bag looks nice, and I could use one like that... This brings us to the pocket square. It's a four pattern square. Imagine a regular square put into quarters with each quarter having a different print. It's a bit muted as well, which is the total opposite direction I take with squares.

I don't think I was able to hide my horror when I saw the pattern though I love that she got me a square. I want to put it to use sometime when I see her and I'm hoping to find something it can work with.
 

Basically, I'm looking to see how you learned to handle such things. She knows I like clothing stuff, so it's an amazing gesture, but obviously I'm on SF because I'm hella picky. Perhaps this is more of a lesson in RTC learning humility and grace than anything else.

Impart me with your wisdom gents.

That sounds amazing, she got you four pocket squares for the price of one

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I am in need of some good natured advice.

 

How do you deal when someone you care a lot about gives you something clothing related that isn't...er... you...


My gf got me a few small gifts for my birthday yesterday. One was a small toiletry bag, the other a Ralph ralph lauren wallet, and the third was a pocket square.

I'd never have bought a wallet from that brand, but it looks nice and I needed a leather wallet. I currently use a really hipster wallet made out of truck tarp that's like my piece de resistance, but I can get over myself. The toiletry bag looks nice, and I could use one like that... This brings us to the pocket square. It's a four pattern square. Imagine a regular square put into quarters with each quarter having a different print. It's a bit muted as well, which is the total opposite direction I take with squares.

I don't think I was able to hide my horror when I saw the pattern though I love that she got me a square. I want to put it to use sometime when I see her and I'm hoping to find something it can work with.
 

Basically, I'm looking to see how you learned to handle such things. She knows I like clothing stuff, so it's an amazing gesture, but obviously I'm on SF because I'm hella picky. Perhaps this is more of a lesson in RTC learning humility and grace than anything else.

Impart me with your wisdom gents.


Be grateful, complain less.

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Be grateful, complain less.

 

I have few, if any complaints. I'm just looking for what to wear it with. I agree with what you said.

I am also much better at giving gifts than I am at receiving them. The latter I need to work on, though I think it's a remnant of what happens when you grow up without all that much and remember thinking about what your parents were giving up when they got you something nice.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

[...]   I'm just looking for what to wear it with.  [...]

 

 

Photo needed.

 

Longer term, you need to find a way to contain the behavior before it advances to the point where she starts buying you ties.  That always ends in tears.  :)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Better to be with someone you like/love looking like a fool than to be alone looking like a SF boss.

My father-in-law gave me a nice wallet but told my wife I am not going to use it since I love cardholders. She told me to just carry it when I see him.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

I have few, if any complaints. I'm just looking for what to wear it with. I agree with what you said.

I am also much better at giving gifts than I am at receiving them. The latter I need to work on, though I think it's a remnant of what happens when you grow up without all that much and remember thinking about what your parents were giving up when they got you something nice.

Apologies if my response came across as terse - I also don't like receiving gifts so I understand how you feel. But in the grand scheme of things I don't think receiving gifts from you SO (even if they're less than ideal) ranks very highly as a problem ;)

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Originally Posted by Academic2 View Post
 

 

Photo needed.

 

Longer term, you need to find a way to contain the behavior before it advances to the point where she starts buying you ties.  That always ends in tears.  :)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

Haha yeah...

I'm also not too into the idea of couples that dress each other etc. I'd never tell her what to wear, but would give input if she asks for my opinion. I guess that kinda thing makes me a bit uncomfortable.

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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

Apologies if my response came across as terse - I also don't like receiving gifts so I understand how you feel. But in the grand scheme of things I don't think receiving gifts from you SO (even if they're less than ideal) ranks very highly as a problem ;)


It didn't come across as terse. I knew what you meant!

And yes, it's a pretty great problem to have. The situation is a bit strange because she lives at home while working and taking pre-req classes for nursing school. I absolutely adore her family and it's nice to get away from med school from time to time. Her parents had me over for dinner last night for my birthday which was incredibly nice. I didn't want to do anything crazy for it.

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My mother in law used to always buy me clothes for birthday and Christmas, until SF and being very particular on what I wear.  Now she just gives me gift cards after several gifts that were meh.  I suddenly feel very guilty about my probable lack of a poker face.

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Do you happen to know if Oxxford's cut fits/suits you?

 

If you don't know if it will fit you or if the cut will flatter you, then don't buy it. Don't get taken in by the brand. Oxxford makes very nice suits but if it doesn't fit, it doesn't matter what the fabric is like or how much hand-work has gone into the suit.

 

For what it's worth, Topshelfapparel is a very good seller. He's also a member here (or was, at least) - VMan. I've bought quite a bit off him in the past and I've always had excellent experiences.

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