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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

eh~ screw it. I'll just learn by trial and error. 

But he'll be back after his tantrum!! After all, it's his thread! 😉😀
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

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.

Can we see a pic?
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What are the best fabrics for seasonal Blazers? Your favorites for s/s and f/w?
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What are the best fabrics for seasonal Blazers? Your favorites for s/s and f/w?

 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/517882/ten-ties-five-jackets-10-5-thread-fall-winter-edition

 

That may be helpful for F/W. You may need express permission to post there though. Not sure of the details.

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

In my experience Oxxford is excellent quality but generally of a fuller, more traditional cut than favored by many of the cool kids on SF.  Unless something has changed in the last year or two, there is a mainline called "HQ" (highest quality) with excellent cloth and hand work.  Then there is the "1220" line with less hand work but still excellent cloth and overall build quality.  Within each line there are various models, some fairly trim by Oxxford standards but nothing aggressively fashion forward.. Most models have more of a built up shoulder than you may have worn, from what I recall.

I have a mainline suit, a 1220 blazer and 3-4 odd trousers.  They are obviously of better quality than anything else I've bought or seen off the rack anywhere but I don't get around much.

At full retail (and they never seem to be discounted) they are darn expensive.  My stuff has either been snagged at Neiman's big outlet store in Grapevine or from ebay venders with NOS, overstock, returns, etc.  One new suit at retail would pay for several square feet of hardwood floors and lots of diapers so it isn't something to be considered lightly . smile.gif
Thank you for the feedback. I would not have considered it if it was at full retail but it is a nwt priced at $1k and accepting returns.
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Thank you for the feedback. I would not have considered it if it was at full retail but it is a nwt priced at $1k and accepting returns.
There's your problem dude. Never buy anything on discount just because it's on discount.
Edited by sebastian mcfox - 3/18/16 at 5:35am
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A few years back my gf bought me a few skinny ties and Ted Baker pocket squares (one of which was actually pretty nice). Over the years we have gotten to know each other better, gotten married, and stopped worrying about being polite all the time. After seeing the ties go unworn she doesn't buy me clothes anymore, nor do I buy them for her. There are no hard feelings about it, we just laugh about the days when we were still figuring each other out. My point is, for anyone worried about how to react to their S/O getting them bad ties/PSs, relax. Whatever you're doing is ok because one day the sun will explode and it won't matter.

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There's your problem dude. Never by anything on discount just because it's on discount.
I see what you're saying. I only zeroed in on it because of the name and the selling price. Not because it is something that I have been looking for. What a homer.
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

A few years back my gf bought me a few skinny ties and Ted Baker pocket squares (one of which was actually pretty nice). Over the years we have gotten to know each other better, gotten married, and stopped worrying about being polite all the time. After seeing the ties go unworn she doesn't buy me clothes anymore, nor do I buy them for her. There are no hard feelings about it, we just laugh about the days when we were still figuring each other out. My point is, for anyone worried about how to react to their S/O getting them bad ties/PSs, relax. Whatever you're doing is ok because one day the sun will explode and it won't matter.
...I hear life gets reprioritized once there is... wait for it... a baby.
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You would know better than I. We have no children, nor any plans to.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I see what you're saying. I only zeroed in on it because of the name and the selling price. Not because it is something that I have been looking for.

Been there, done that. Don't do it.
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post

Been there, done that. Don't do it.
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Thank you for the feedback. I would not have considered it if it was at full retail but it is a nwt priced at $1k and accepting returns.

Order it and try it on. Oxxford type-a highest quality has a modern cut. Quality is way up there beyond what you'll get from most italian brands.
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@Noodles, don't you already have a Formosa Glen plaid suit?

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Order it and try it on. Oxxford type-a highest quality has a modern cut. Quality is way up there beyond what you'll get from most italian brands.
Don't know if you're serious or not...
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@Noodles, don't you already have a Formosa Glen plaid suit?
Yes, but it is a flannel. Speaking of Flowmosa, that sharkskin looks tempting.
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Don't know if you're serious or not...
 

 

He's serious. Oxxford is some of the finest american made stuff you can get. The attention to detail and handiwork is incredible. 

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